Friday, March 18, 2005

Brazenly copying Andrew

Babble on.

With apologies to He Who Remains Rooted To The Ground, I give you some Quick Hits today:

  • If Ripudiman Singh Malik and Ajaib Singh Bagri aren't guilty of the Air India bombing - and notwithstanding Japnaam's support of his dad, the rest of us don't really know one way or another - then who is? It seems almost certain that the bombs originated in the B.C. Sikh community. Someone within that community probably knows who was responsible. Why have they not come forward - if only to keep all B.C. Sikhs from being tarred with an extremely wide terrorist brush? And how did the Crown proceed with the most expensive trial in Canadian history without a better case than this? What a complete and utter farce. (And has anyone noticed any international press or blogging about this, the largest airline terror incident in history prior to 9/11? Me neither.)

  • I'll be raising a glass at lunch to Private Johnson Beharry, VC. He's the first recipient of this transcendent award since 1982, and the first to live through the actions that earned him the medal since 1965.

  • Especially after this post yesterday, I'm disgusted, but not surprised that anti-American elements within the Liberal Cabinet have been allowed to tamper with the upcoming foreign policy review. Yelling "LALALALA! I can't HEAR YOU!" doesn't make the U.S. go away or sink into insignificance. As Burney so pointedly remarked, "'Independence' is not a legitimate objective for foreign policy." What a bunch of petulant children.

  • We bought their subs. I wonder if we'll take helicopters off their hands too.

That's enough bile drained to allow me a relatively calm Friday lunch.

Babble off.


At 12:44 p.m., Blogger Andrew said...

Feel free to copy whenever you'd like!

I'm going to steal that VC story and make a full post about it - thanks for the tip.

At 3:57 p.m., Blogger Brian Mertens (Free Advice) said...

Regarding the VC, from the Beeb: article, with link to video, and full text of the citation.

At 12:59 p.m., Blogger Mike Brock said...

"Why have they not come forward - if only to keep all B.C. Sikhs from being tarred with an extremely wide terrorist brush?"

... because the last one who did come forward was assasinated. You could imagine that might be a little discouraging to someone.

At 12:58 a.m., Blogger Alan said...

Easy champ.

At 9:49 a.m., Blogger Shamrocks! said...


I think both the LA Times and NY Times were all over this story.


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