Alberta Politics: Never mind apologies, it’s time for Canada’s Tories just to admit Jack Layton was right about talking to the Taliban

PHOTOS: Jack Layton in Edmonton in 2011. Below: Forgettable Harper Government foreign minister Lawrence Cannon (Photo: Abigail Veronneau, Wikimedia Commons) and Peter MacKay, who took some of the cheap shots at Mr. Layton in 2006 (Photo: Department of National Defence, via the Wikimedia Commons). Never mind the apologies. That ship has sailed. We Canadians need ...

The Disaffected Lib: Seymour Hersh on the War on Terror and the Killing of Osama bin Laden

Veteran investigative journo, Seymour Hersh, is a virtual lightning rod for government denialism and he has been ever since he broke the story of the My Lai massacre of March, 1968. His latest bombshell, claiming that the official narrative of the execution of Osama bin Laden is laced with lies, has provoked the expected reaction. ...

The Canadian Progressive: Elizabeth May Responds To Harper’s Iraq War Motion

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May agrees with Harper that “Canada cannot stand on the sidelines,” but warns that “bombings have never ended an Islamic or any religious extremist terrorist threat.” The post Elizabeth May Responds To Harper’s Iraq War Motion appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Alberta Diary: With friends like these… How much did gun lovers’ aid hurt Rob Anders’ candidacy?

Soon-to-be-former MP Rob Anders with would-be MP Melissa Mathieson. Did this photo help, or hurt, his unsuccessful candidacy? Below: Ron Liepert, the Conservative who beat Mr. Anders in the Calgary Signal Hill riding nomination battle. How big a role did the guns ’n’ ammo crowd play in the defeat Calgary West MP Rob Anders by ...

Alberta Diary: Dumber than a bag of Anders: Have gun-slingin’ Cowtown MP’s pistol-packin’ pals shot their patron in both feet?

The offending photo of MP Rob Anders and would-be MP Melissa Mathieson, which first turned up on a National Firearms Association Facebook page, then a political blog, then the mainstream media and has now entered the annals of idiocy. Below: the offending target; an example of a target Mr. Anders would have been smarter to ...

Cowichan Conversations: US Navy Seal Contradicts Official Version Of The Murder Of Osama Bin Laden!

Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger Frankly I do not have any great love for Osama Bin Laden, or terrorism by any of our world’s perpetrators. However, the May 2nd, 2011 intrusion into sovereign Pakistan territory moved the yardsticks further down the field than anybody should feel comfortable with. US President Barrack Obama That line has now been ...

Congrats on the imminent win Thomas Muclair. But if you really want to be PM, lose the beard.

It’s been years AC (After Chretien) and the Liberals continue to demonstrate that they have no clue about winning. The NDP is not any better. Both parties still live in the fantasy world of BC (Before Chretien) when politics was a gentleman’s game. Beaten around the head and shoulders by the unholy alliance of Sun ...

Progressive Proselytizing: The myopic terrorism lens

One of the main failures of western understanding of the Middle East and South Asia, and the subsequent failures of actions taken by the west in these regions, stems from viewing these regions through the lens of terrorism. This terrorism-centric view pervades both military and political elites as well as media pundits and the general ...

RedBedHead: US Sacrificed Aid Agencies That Help Children To Kill Bin Laden

If you ever had any doubt that the hunt to locate and then kill Osama bin Laden was about anything other than vengeance and demonstrating to the world that Captain USA always gets his man, this latest revelation ought to dispel that. First, it was revealed by the UK Guardian newspaper in July that the ...

RedBedHead: I Refuse To Read 9/11 Memorial Coverage

If you’re reading this right now you are doing something that I have refused to do: read any coverage or analysis of 9/11. I am boycotting the wall to wall coverage – the pull-out specials in the newspapers, the live coverage of ceremonies at ground zero (I assume there are ceremonies but I haven’t been ...

Harper Valley: Barak Obama – The Great White Hope (less)

In many Black circles he’s known as an Oreo (black on the outside, white on the inside).  In his home state of Hawaii he’s known as a Coconut (brown on the outside, white on the inside).  He actually supports the Akaka Bill, legislation that would create a reservation system for indigenous Hawaiians!!!  Makes me wonder ...

Mind of Dan: Osama may be dead, but we still have to stay in Afghanistan

I’ve never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure. -Mark Twain Osama Bin Laden is dead. Killed, it appears, by the CIA. The question is what do we do next? Many are saying it is time for us to get out of Afghanistan, but most people saying that were ...