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Montreal Simon: When the Pentagon Claims that Bombing a Hospital is Not a War Crime

On the night of October 3, 2015 A U.S. AC-130 gunship attacked a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz, run by the humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders. And despite frantic calls from MSF doctors kept up its atta… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: When the Pentagon Claims that Bombing a Hospital is Not a War Crime

Montreal Simon: Omar Khadr and the Power of Love

For most of his 29 years Omar Khadr's life has been an absolute nightmare.Dragged off to Afghanistan, caught up in the horror of war, badly wounded, jailed and tortured in Guantanamo, abandoned by his own government.And his struggle for justice c… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Omar Khadr and the Power of Love

Montreal Simon: Omar Khadr: The Last Post and the Happy Ending

In the last nine years I wrote more than 100 posts about the case of Omar Khadr, because I considered it one of the most shameful episodes in modern Canadian history.And could never accept that a Canadian child soldier could be tortured and jailed in… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Omar Khadr: The Last Post and the Happy Ending

Montreal Simon: The Con Media’s Insane War on Justin Trudeau

As you know the Cons, led by the flying chicken hawk Jason Kenney, have been trying to use the massacre in Paris to go after Justin Trudeau.Accusing him of letting down the side, or siding with the terrorists, for his decision to end our bombing campai… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Con Media’s Insane War on Justin Trudeau

Montreal Simon: The Paris Massacre and the Monstrosity of the Cons

What a difference a day makes. One moment I'm celebrating the restoration of Canada, and the return of hope and optimismAnd the next moment I'm holding my head with both hands, and mumbling oh no not again. And wondering who are those bestial religious fanatics who would slaughter the innocent, and then blow themselves . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Paris Massacre and the Monstrosity of the Cons

Montreal Simon: Jason Kenney and Lynton Crosby’s New and Dangerous Wedge Issue

Well don't say I didn't warn you. In one of my last posts I wrote that Jason Kenney would go absolutely wild at the thought that Justin Trudeau was going after the so-called ethnic vote. And yesterday that's exactly what he did,

In a grotesque three-act performance or freak show that began with . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Jason Kenney and Lynton Crosby’s New and Dangerous Wedge Issue

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Great Con Debate Fiasco

As we all know Stephen Harper was hoping to torpedo the political leaders's debates, by boycotting the ones organized by the big three tv networks. The ones that millions of Canadians watch.And replacing them with a series of smaller debates, with friendlier moderators, on channels that hardly anyone watches.And hoping that the big three . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Great Con Debate Fiasco

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Creeping Militarization of Canada

In my last post I showed you yet another example of how Stephen Harper is trying to militarize our culture.By having such gentle and iconic Canadian traditions like the RCMP Musical Ride, compete in the same arena with a sinister SWAT show…

Complete with armoured cars, explosions, and even a prisoner to carry . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Creeping Militarization of Canada

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper, the Terrorists, and the Canadian Demockery

Well it's been three days since Stephen Harper and his Cons teamed up with the beasts from ISIS to make that ghastly attack ad.And even though it starts with the sinister ISIS national anthem, and goes downhill from there, they still haven't been arrested for promoting terrorist propaganda. The Anti-terrorism Act makes it an . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper, the Terrorists, and the Canadian Demockery

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Great Failing Con War on Terror

I don't know if you've noticed, but Stephen Harper has suddenly stopped talking about the Great War on Terror, and the Great Terrorist Menace.These days he wants to project a kinder gentler image as a Great Friend of Children Leader.So now almost every photo-op features a group of bored kids in the background…

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Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Depraved Attempt to Revive the Terrorist Menace

As you know Stephen Harper and Jason Kenney made a surprise visit to Iraq, to try to whip up interest in the Great War on Terror. Which has been flagging badly as the days get warmer and most Canadians tune it out.And as the war fever fades, so do fears about the Great Terrorist . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Depraved Attempt to Revive the Terrorist Menace

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper, Bill C-51 and the Virtual Prison

He must be so excited. In just a few more days his monstrous anti-terrorist bill C-51 will become law, Canada will become a police state.And he can start going after all his enemies real or imagined. For by now in the final stages of his mental and moral degeneration, his paranoia knows no limit.And . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper, Bill C-51 and the Virtual Prison

Montreal Simon: The Day Stephen Harper Was Called an Idiot by Tom Mulcair

Ever since he came to power Stephen Harper has made a mockery out of our parliament.He has used it as a bully pulpit, he has cut off debates, he never answers questions, he lies all the time. He has turned it into a bad joke, or a fascist circus.But yesterday when he was . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Day Stephen Harper Was Called an Idiot by Tom Mulcair

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Politics of Madness

Well so much for Great Strong Leader, who would try to brainwash into believing that all we need to do to feel safe is to trust our fate to HIM.Trust that only HE can stop the terrorist hordes from beheading us in our beds. And allow HIM to turn Canada into a police state. . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Politics of Madness

Montreal Simon: Is Stephen Harper Fighting Terrorism or Promoting It?

As we know Stephen Harper would have us believe that the "international jihadist movement" has declared war on Canada.That there is no greater threat to our lives and our values. And of course, that only he can save us from being beheaded in our beds.But unfortunately for him, the facts don't back up that . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Is Stephen Harper Fighting Terrorism or Promoting It?

Montreal Simon: The Day Canadians Sent a Message to the Terror Cons

It was cold wet and miserable across most of Canada today. A day to stay at home if ever there was one.But that didn't stop tens of thousands of Canadians from turning out to send a message to Stephen Harper and his foul Con regime.

We are not afraid, and Bill C-51 must be . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Day Canadians Sent a Message to the Terror Cons

Montreal Simon: Jason Kenney Disgraces Himself Again

Yesterday I confidently predicted that Jason Kenney would be the worst Defence Minister this country has ever known.And I accused him of being a holy hypocrite, for claiming he was reaching out to Muslims in this country. While subtly working to whip up hate against them, for crass political purposes.And sure enough now I . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Jason Kenney Disgraces Himself Again

Montreal Simon: The Parliament Hill Gunman, and the Madness of the Con Regime

More than four months after Michael Zehaf-Bibeau stormed Parliament Hill the RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson has finally released the video the gunman made shortly before he was killed.Or at least most of the video…

Minus the eighteen seconds the RCMP removed, but will not explain why.And what is only too clear is . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Parliament Hill Gunman, and the Madness of the Con Regime

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Fake War on Sexual Offenders

From the moment Stephen Harper and his Con zombies came to power they have been loudly proclaiming, or moaning and wailing, that only they can protect Canadian children.And that anybody who doesn't agree with them must be a sexual predator.But like so many other things the Con regime does, it is all posturing.They really . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Fake War on Sexual Offenders

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Terrorist Hysteria

I have absolutely no doubt that when historians look back at this dark period in Canadian history, some will compare the reigning terrorist hysteria to the equally insane hysteria of the Salem witch trials.A collective act of temporary madness fomented and encouraged by evil men like Stephen Harper and Jason Kenney, for their own . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Terrorist Hysteria

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Muzzling of the Bill C-51 Debate

He didn't bother to attend the parliamentary debate on his dangerously flawed anti-terrorist bill C-51. He shut down that debate after only a few hours.And now he's making sure that even the experts won't have a chance to explain why the bill is such a threat. Read more »

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Montreal Simon: The Con Regime and the Latest Terrorist Menace

Well it was Sunday, so I'm pretty sure Stephen Harper must have thought his feverish prayers had been answered.For there was some masked fanatic on YouTube, apparently on the other side of Africa, calling on wannabe Jihadis to attack the West Edmonton Mall. The RCMP says it’s investigating a reported video from the Al-Shabab . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Con Regime and the Latest Terrorist Menace

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Big Freeze

His icy contempt for Parliament couldn't be more obvious.Despite hailing new anti-terror legislation as fundamental to the fight against “the most dangerous enemies our world has ever faced,” Prime Minister Stephen Harper did not attend either of two days of debate on the bill in the House of Commons this week.Or maybe he's just . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Big Freeze

Montreal Simon: Jason Kenney and the Strangelove Cons

It was just a coincidence that the Turner Classic Movie channel should be running Dr Strangelove yesterday.On the same day that Jason Kenney made his first major speech as the Con regime's new Defence Minister.But in a way it seemed strangely appropriate, because I did have trouble distinguishing between the two movies. Or deciding . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Jason Kenney and the Strangelove Cons

Montreal Simon: Tom Mulcair, Bill C-51, and the Monstrous Xenophobia of Stephen Harper

It was good to see Tom Mulcair finally take a stand against the Con regime's totalitarian anti-terrorism bill. Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair says the NDP will fight the Conservative government's new anti-terrorism bill when it goes before the House on Wednesday and pushed for the Liberals to do the same. After his party's weekly . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Tom Mulcair, Bill C-51, and the Monstrous Xenophobia of Stephen Harper