Monday, September 08, 2003

The War: Canada staging ground for terrorists

CBS's 60 Minutes reports Canada is a staging ground and fund-raising base for terrorists.

Last month, Canadian authorities arrested 19 foreign students suspected of ties to al Qaeda.

One of the students attended a Canadian flight school and liked to fly over the local nuclear plant. Others were apprehended outside a nuclear facility in the middle of the night.

With the second anniversary of 9/11 approaching, the arrests serve as a reminder that Canada and the United States share a 5,500 mile border that is largely unguarded.

As 60 Minutes first reported over a year ago, Canadian intelligence admits the country has become a sanctuary, staging ground and fund-raising base for hundreds of terrorists from all over the world.

They are drawn to Canada by its liberal immigration and refugee policies, and they have transformed Canada into a potential launching pad for attacks against the United States.
Read the whole report. Kinda kills Micheal Moore's claim that Canada's welfare programs keep it all warm and fuzzy while capitalist America is needlessly violent.

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