EDMONTON — The federal government has set up a counter-terrorism unit in Alberta and one of its main jobs will be to help protect the energy industry from attacks by extremists…

“We are basically looking at any individuals or groups that pose a threat to critical infrastructure, to our economy, to our safety that is based on either religious, political or ideological goals.”…
Michaud said the terrorist threat in Canada could come more from people inside the country than outside the border…
Michaud said the Alberta unit hasn’t been formed to snoop on people or groups that oppose energy projects such as the oilsands or the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline to the B.C. coast. “There has to be violence attached to their activities in order for us to pay attention to them,” he said. “That being said, in our role of preventing these threats from occurring, it is important that intelligence is collected against the activities of groups before they become violent.”…

Read more: http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20120606/alberta-rcmp-counter-terrorism-unit-120606/#ixzz1x48R6rdy

The above is news but it is nothing new. The Horsemen have been spying on Canadians and mounting heavily armed and secret Terror Operations for decades. Consider the following;

Gustafsen Lake Standoff
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Gustafsen Lake Standoff was an indigenous land dispute involving members of the Secwepemc nation and members of other indigenous groups in British Columbia, Canada which began on June 15, 1995, and lasted until September 17, 1995….

The standoff begins

In June 1995, people from the Secwepemc (Shuswap) and other indigenous began an occupation of sacred Sun Dance lands at Ts’Peten (pronounced “che-peten”), known as Gustafsen Lake in English, located at the head of Dog Creek,[1] near 100 Mile House, British Columbia… The occupation at Ts’Peten followed a long history of attempts to gain recognition of Secwepemcsovereignty by means of legal processes based upon the legal thesis of the occupiers’ lawyer Bruce Clark. He himself ended being imprisoned with the occupiers and the thesis was never addressed by the courts or, indeed, by any court. It consists of the constitutional question of constitutionalism vs. imperialism. In a nutshell, Clark argues that the constitution’s commerce, defence and treaty clauses and their original authoritative and constitutive precedents establish that crown governments and courts can regulate the Indian trade but not breach their territorial sovereignty except in self defence or by treaty authorization. The first federal imperial statute, the Indian Act, 1876, jurisdictionally invaded the unceded territories initiating what Clark characterised as “genocide”. It was to prevent the continuation of this alleged genocide that the occupation occurred…

The standoff began when a previous arrangement from 1989 to hold sun dances on Crown Land under the jurisdiction of rancher Lyall James broke down. Some Natives chose to remain at Gustafsen Lake and continue to hold annual sun dances in defiance of threats of eviction by Lyall James, and to assert indigenous rights to the land. The conflict reached a head when natives erected a fence to keep out James’ cattle, which were despoiling the site with their dung and James and his cowboys responded first with an attack on the camp on horseback, firing guns, cracking whips and calling the occupants “red niggers” (as alleged by Gustafsen defence lawyer George Wool), then called in the RCMP.[4]

After failed negotiations, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police launched one of the largest police operations in Canadian history, including the deployment of four hundred tactical assault team members, five helicopters, two surveillance planes and nine Armoured Personnel Carriers. The RCMP kept journalists well away from the site and some reporters became uneasy that the only side of the story being told was that preferred by the police[5]. By the end of the 31-day standoff, police had fired up to 7,000 rounds of ammunition, disabled a supply pick-up with buried explosive, shot one woman[not in citation given] and killed a dog. One of the indigenous leaders claimed that at least one of the shooting incidents blamed on them in fact occurred when two APCs fired on one another when their view was obscured[6]. The operation was the largest paramilitary operation in British Columbia history and cost $5.5 million dollars.

Fourteen indigenous and four non-native people were charged following the siege, fifteen of whom were found guilty and sentenced to jail terms ranging from six months to eight years…

One of those convicted was James Pitawanakwat, who was sentenced to three years in jail for endangering life. He fled to the United States when he was released for parole, and successfully fought extradition to Canada to complete his sentence, becoming the only Native ever granted political asylum in the United States.[citation needed] According to Janice Stewart, a magistrate justice of the U.S District Court in Oregon, “The Gustafsen Lake incident involved an organized group of native people rising up in their homeland against an occupation by the government of Canada of their sacred and unceded tribal land.” She also asserted that “the Canadian government engaged in a smear and disinformation campaign to prevent the media from learning and publicizing the true extent and political nature of these events”…

See also
Burnt Church Crisis
Caledonia Land Dispute
Ipperwash Crisis
Oka Crisis
Seton Portage Incident

Are you as scared as I am about what is happening in Canada? I hope so! But just in case you aren’t I will be writing a few more blogs on the Fascism that has occupied the Great White North.  

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