Friday, February 23, 2018

A "Cascading Series of Errors"


"A Cascading Series of Errors"

Where have Canadians heard that expression before?  It is a quote from the summary of the official enquiry into the Air India Bombing.

"....The subsequent investigation and prosecution lasted almost twenty years and was the most expensive trial in Canadian history, costing nearly CAD 130 million. The Governor General-in-Council in 2006 appointed the former Supreme Court Justice John Major to conduct a commission of inquiry. His report was completed and released on 17 June 2010. It concluded that a "cascading series of errors" by the government of Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) had allowed the terrorist attack to take place...."

Currently, at a less catastrophic level, it could also be applied to the recent India Junket taken by Prime Minister Trudeau.  With the lack of information as to how the "series of unfortunate events" could have occurred...particularly how convicted attempted murderer Jaspal Atwal could possibly have travelled to India at all...much less shown up at a gathering that included the Prime Minister and his wife.  Speculation of all sorts is bound to occur.

Personally, I've been turning the conundrum over and over in my mind and there's only one entity that I know of that has the capability and possible motivation to set the scenario up.  CSIS.  If there is a catastrophic threat/breach of national obviously has happened in India this past week...qui bono?

Not coincidentally, I'm still waiting to hear the decision in the Vancouver terror patsies case.  The BC Supreme Court of Appeal should hand it  If justice prevails and the Federal government loses the case...and the RCMP and their bosses, CSIS are held responsible [responsible...there's that verboten word again] for wasting taxpayer dollars and breaking Canadian laws while "manufacturing terror', as the BC Justice declared in her reasons for justment...then, CSIS might be caught "on the back foot" as the BBC likes to put it.

Was the Atwal affair yet another manufactured event to justify CSIS's existence?  We'll need a lot more information and hard evidence before we can form a definitive case one way or the other.  But, given the long history of fomenting self-serving crises and catastrophes--the question NEEDS to be asked at least.  Currently,the only journalist who's pursuing the matter is intrepid BC crime desk reporter Kim Bolan.

Paging Kim the white phone in the lobby please.

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