Canadian Military Intelligence spies on liberal war-critic - 2
Little has been mentioned of the activities of government in the last few
days except for the mild frenzy of interest in Ottawa about the Prime Minister Harper's
shuffle of ministers.
The minister holding the key responsibility of Minister for Defence, Gordon
O'Connor was replaced, and it was this Ministry, we must presume, that
sanctioned the military to spy on an Ottawa anaylist Stephen Staples, Or, was
Perhaps the military brass had their own agenda on whom they would collect
intelligence and targetting Mr. Staples was not a government initiated?
If the military intelligence department is a department that operates
independently of political control it begs the question as to who else in the
public domain is being targetted as "persons of interest"?
Mr Staples was such a "person of interest" to the military establishment:
From the "National Post" : [He was] An analyst who has spoken
out against the Afghanistan war as well as criticized Chief of Defence Staff
Gen. Rick Hillier is demanding an explanation from Defence Minister Gordon
O'Connor about why officers kept tabs on him and made plans to counter his views
of the mission in public.
However, rather than admit to covert action in gathering "intelligence" on
a media analyst the "Military tried to cover up file on outspoken critic"? Why?
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