posted on May, 23 2006 @ 07:07 AM
Well, McGuinty (not Ontario's next Premier; according to Harper) has released a wriiten statement calling for calm
wonderful sentiment Mr. Premier... platitudes of the academia cognoscente? Not
A little less benzo-diazapin, and a little more assertiveness would go a long way. The media office at DND is closed so I can't even get data on any
potential invlovement... military choppers were reported from "inside the wire". Still no Harper... has Buckler got him on a short-leash or the
other way around? Or 43?
The Right Honourable David R. Peterson, P.C., Q.C., C. St. J., d'H., D.U., L.L.D. is as useful as a "negotiator" as all those expensive and empty
letters after his name. I'm not sure there is any one person both sides could "get behind" as negotiator... Hmm. Graham Green (Edgar Montrose),
Shania, Stephen Lewis, Louise Arbour, Mike Smith (who is an active Libertarian), Mercer, Strombo? Who could have the confidence of all involved. I'd
recommend against the G.G. - for historical reasons as opposed to cultural.
BTW. I find it very strange not to have heard from any other "official" 1st Nations "voices" so far, Phil Fontaine and Matthew Coon-Come are no
where to be seen... they already have their deals? Could be hot today. Power is still out... and the rhetoric will be starting to make the mid-day
news cycle. One other thing, my missus doesn't sense "tribe" or "clan" or the clan mothers behind any of this, it is her opinion that this is a
"warrior" issue (their show) - council is not there. I can't disagree, this sort of has an "organized crime" feel... I hope I'm wrong.
Anyword on the cross-border reserves? Blockades of rail and road?
[edit on 23-5-2006 by V Kaminski]