posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 04:07 PM
Originally posted by Corruption Exposed
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
The reality is that the No Fly List is obviously a political tool and not a security tool.
That is exactly it. We all saw it coming. When they introduced it, it was there to "help us". It sure did not help Maher Arar. If you have not heard
of him and his story feel free to look into it. He was a Canadian sent to Syria for torture by the RCMP due to faulty information from American
intelligence. He was tortured in Syria for a couple years then returned to Canada and has established is innocence and campaigned to do his best to
make sure this never happens again.
Actually your story on Arar is incorrect.
Arar was passing through the US when American officials held him because he was a Canadian born in Syria, and thus on some American watch list. They
contacted the RCMP and the RCMP gave the American officials incredibly sketchy information. This proves that at this point, Canadian and American
police forces were already working in interoperable conditions (which are apparently still on the drawing board in Harper and Obama's security and
Then the Americans shipped Arar off to Syria, in a case of extraordinary rendition, to torture him. He was tortured for like 14 months, and made
several false confessions to terrorism. The Canadian ambassador to Syria really didn't give a sh!t and if it wasn't for Arar's wife and her movement
to reclaim him, he would still be rotting in a hole in the ground.
Since then, Canadian officials have cleared him and awarded him millions in settlements to keep him away from the media (but it didn't stop him and
his wife from giving lectures at universities like mine
The scary part is that the RCMP commissioner would not admit fault, despite the fact that a) the RCMP had false information on Arar and b) used it to
send to the Americans to make a case FOR FREAKING TORTURING HIM.
The other scary part is that the American government STILL refuses to remove his name off of their terror watch lists, because that would make them
look incompetent. Oh, and did I mention that the American government still claims that the 9/11 hijackers came from Canada, when even in the official
story, none of them did (they came from Saudi Arabia).
Moral of the story is, if you're on some American terror watch list, stay the hell away from the US and don't expect to get cleared any time soon, if
edit on 16-2-2011 by Dimitri Dzengalshlevi because: (no reason given)