Sunday, June 04, 2006

Well Done, Eh?

Tom Bevan of Real Clear Politics wrote this on 6/1/06 about the threat of Islamic terrorists entering our country via Canada:
...The final, and perhaps most important reason the border with Canada is a greater national security threat to the United States than the border with Mexico is the mentality of the Canadian government toward Islamic radicals and al-Qaeda-type operatives over the years...

It would appear that Bevan's fears about the Canadians might be overblown:
Canadian police foiled a homegrown terrorist attack by arresting 17 suspects, apparently inspired by al-Qaida, who obtained three times the amount of an explosive ingredient used in the Oklahoma City bombing, officials said Saturday.

Obviously, we should still be concerned about the risk of terrorists coming in from the "Northern Exposure." But dismissing Canada as an ally in the Global War on Islamic FundementalistsTerror might be premature.

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