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Maplequeda Arrests

By on 6.3.06 | 3:32PM

The arrest of seventeen Canadians - a dozen adults and five youths - won't be enough to arouse our northern neighbors. Reuters reports that those arrested in Ontario had about three tons of ammonium nitrate - roughly double the amount used in the Oklahoma City bombing -- for use in car or truck bombs. There's speculation that they were targeting government offices.

Canada has been less serious than even Mexico in trying to control jihadist wannabes. Let's hope these arrests indicate that the RCMP and their intelligence folks are getting more leeway to preempt attacks there and here.

Let's not talk about closing "the border." The proper term is borders.

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