The Toronto Star covers the terror plot

The Toronto Star is one of the most left wing newspapers in North America. (Its publisher, the Torstar Corporation also publishes the Harlequin Romances series of "bodice—ripper" books, incidentally.) A regular columnist is Haroon Siddiqui, who was formerly the editorial page editor, responsible for the opinion columns there. For an example of his opinions, see this recent column and draw your own conclusions.

Nevertheless, perhaps because Siddiqui had the day off, the Star publishes a lengthy account of the recent terror bust, focusing on the role of the CSIS. There is no information provided on whether or not warrants were obtained to monitor communications among the plotters, who were home—grown wannabes, inflamed by press coverage in the Canadian media of the war on terror. The sort of stuff the CBC and Toronto Star take delight in spewing to Canadians.

I await Siffiqui's commentary. I am betting he will plame PM Harper and President Bush. Call it a hunch.

Thomas Lifson   6 3 06

The Toronto Star is one of the most left wing newspapers in North America. (Its publisher, the Torstar Corporation also publishes the Harlequin Romances series of "bodice—ripper" books, incidentally.) A regular columnist is Haroon Siddiqui, who was formerly the editorial page editor, responsible for the opinion columns there. For an example of his opinions, see this recent column and draw your own conclusions.

Nevertheless, perhaps because Siddiqui had the day off, the Star publishes a lengthy account of the recent terror bust, focusing on the role of the CSIS. There is no information provided on whether or not warrants were obtained to monitor communications among the plotters, who were home—grown wannabes, inflamed by press coverage in the Canadian media of the war on terror. The sort of stuff the CBC and Toronto Star take delight in spewing to Canadians.

I await Siffiqui's commentary. I am betting he will plame PM Harper and President Bush. Call it a hunch.

Thomas Lifson   6 3 06