Monday, June 28, 2010


A modified Twitter Tweet:

Dear G20

Next time you decide to have a Summit, could you please hold it on Skype or on a Military Base?


Love GuantanaToronto

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Black Bloc Tactics

What do Black Bloc tactics accomplish for the characters in the G8/G20 drama in Toronto?

For the Protestors?

They obscure, if not obliterate their message as well as result in many innocent people getting arrested for absolutely no reason.

Of course, the roaming goon squads that vandalized the city should be, and many were, arrested.

However, I seriously doubt that the majority of people arrested were participants in those sprees or any other illegal/terrorist activity. Not based on the reports I've heard through the traditional, alternative and social media. 

Reports indicate that the goon squad members totaled between 50 and 100 out of thousands of Protesters. Based on the damage that occurred I'd say it was at the low end. A small number of determined people can do a lot of damage in a very short time when they're doing it unfettered.

At last count, on writing this blog and according to CBC News, well over 500 have been arrested, making this the largest mass arrest of people in Canada's history. Exceeding the previous record of 465 arrests which occurred during the War Measures Act in 1972 (FLQ Crisis).

UPDATE: As of 8:00PM EST, the number of arrests now exceeds 600 as per CBC TV News.

UPDATE: As of June 28, 2010 AM, the number of G20-related arrests made since June 18, 2010 totals over 900 as per the Toronto Star. 

Note that the War Measures Act (1972) was in place for a period of one month, Canada-wide and resulted in 465 arrests.

No, I didn't participate, wasn't downtown and didn't observe anything first hand so any criticism of my statements based on those grounds is fair comment.

For the Provincial Government?

They justify the draconian and extraordinary measures taken by the Liberal Government which amounts to a full suspension of Civil Rights similar to but far less extensive (regionally) than that which occurred during the War Measures Act.

The War Measures Act was invoked Canada-wide for a period of one month. This legislation was invoked for Toronto only, although the parameters and specifics are rather unclear to everyone including, apparently, the traditional Media.

The fact that this regional limitation exists and a much shorter time period is involved, and this number of people was arrested, makes this far worse than the gross violation of Civil Rights that occurred in Canada in 1972 with the invocation of the War Measures Act.

For the few unethical elements in the Private Security industry?

They justify the obscene additional expenditures which allowed them to rake in the profits.

Note that the Private Security industry provides private security guards as well as services like security passes, background clearances, equipment, etc. both to private companies in the area as well as to the G8/G20 security machine.

An atmosphere of fear helps them enormously when it comes to selling their services, particularly when it causes the public policing services to become overwhelmed..

So, the only ones who don't benefit in any way from using Black Bloc tactics are the Protesters. 

Go figure ....

There will probably be a lot more to say on this issue as the dust settles.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Toronto, the G20/G8 Summits and "Terrorism"

I'm not a Conspiracy Theorist and consider that the venue of the k00ks. One that they can keep as they hunt for monsters under each and every bed.

However, frankly, as a realist, there are conspiracy theories and there are conspiracy theories.

COINTELPRO, the RCMP Red Squad, and MKULTRA were also conspiracy theories when the rumors about them started.

The difference between those conspiracy theories and others is that witnesses came forward with personal testimony and/or certain acts occurred which didn't fit the explanations.

Having grown up during the era that exposed much of the truths behind these stories I had the opportunity to see this unfold.

The recent "terrorist" attacks in Ottawa and the recent arrest in Toronto of a "terrorist" smacks of a conspiracy theory in the process of exposure.

My original theory about the RBC Fire-bombings holds as far as I'm concerned.

In my opinion, this was nothing more than a deliberate attempt by unethical private security companies to create a panic in order to raise the terrorist threat level and to push the government into taking extraordinary security measures, while they sat back and raked in the profits. 

This one just reeks of a scam.

Let's look at who is being arrested.

The RBC Fire-bombings were done by:

1. 32 year old man with a history of protest activity
He is the only person that fits the profile of what one would expect if this were a genuine terrorist attack by people who oppose the G20/G8 summits. He was most likely brought in to give credibility to the lie that young anarchists were involved. Not to mention that he will now make a convenient scapegoat.

Everyone else:
2. 58 year old retired civil servant who worked for CIDA (Canadian International Development Agency)
3. 50 year old Engineer

No tell my why an Engineer would fire-bomb a building when he has the skills to build something more sophisticated. And if he was concerned about people getting injured, could have created a more controlled type of explosion.

I'd also like to know why a 58 year old retired CIDA civil servant and 50 year old Engineer would vandalize buildings with stones and hammers when they could have made a far clearer statement with something more sophisticated.

Perhaps they did things this way because they were deliberately trying to give the impression that this attack was done by young anarchists in order to deflect suspicion from who they were and what they were really trying to accomplish?

And who was the person arrested in Toronto yesterday?

A millionaire CyberSecurity expert who contracts out his services in Toronto, lives in Forest Hills, and according to friends was purportedly testing G20 security.

He also just happens to be a licensed private investigator.

Sorry but this last arrest just fits my scenario like a proverbial glove.

If I were in the Integrated Security Unit, I'd be trying to figure out who paid the CyberSecurity expert, the Engineer, and the retired CIDA civil servant to do this and how much they were being paid for this particular service.

And I wouldn't be looking for a paper trail of cash. I'd be looking for cash purchases of property as well as home renovations, etc.

Let's face it, the private security firms were the one's that gained the most by these "terrorist" attacks as did their Investors. And if they financed these attacks they are as responsible as those who committed them.

Thursday, June 17, 2010