Friday, October 24, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
…what’s happening to my country? Has Terrorism arrived for good? Will we have to live with extreme security measures where ever we go and walk? Are our borders going to be the prison wall which keeps us inside and the bad guys out of the country? The recent attacks on Canadian core values with the murder of 2 Canadian soldiers has rattled the country.
We can increase our security as much as we want, but there is a limit to how much we can protect the country. Like the attacks on 9-11 in the United States the terrorists will see the effect of every of their despicable actions as a victory in their efforts to destroy our society.
Yet, increased security will be the result of the attacks in Ottawa. But will the heightened security at our borders and ports of entry prevent future attacks?
I think not.
Home-grown terrorism has become a problem in the U.S., the UK and now Canada. Sleeping cells can live in our neighbourhood for years and seemingly be the nicest citizens until one day they spring to action.
Early detection of these elements is going to be crucial, which again will change our society as we know it today. And this, in turn, will lead to increased racism with radicals springing up in the most unexpected places.
Change is inevitable and we will have to learn living with it but it’s not going to be a dance on roses
Terrorism is posing a threat to travel, all public places where people gather, to public transportation and military bases.
A conflict, rooted in extreme Islamism, has spilled over from from the Middle East. It’s a conflict which is more than 2000 years old, and we will not be able to solve it for all future.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Sunday, October 19, 2014
|He was a suspicious guy from the first moment. His speech was sounding intoxicated and even though his brother paid the fare, he should never have been allowed on the bus.
We were just driving into a small town, our second stop this day, when I heard agitated screaming from the last seat. I immediately knew that someone was drunk. When I stopped the bus I walked to the back asking what the problem was. He then started screaming at me what a lousy driver I was and that he had just been in the washroom when I had made a stop (at a red light) and he had fallen off his shaky legs. The guy was maybe 22-24yrs. old and he reeked alcohol a long way. I asked him to leave the bus, which was fine with him as this town was his destination anyway.
Outside he continued screaming at me and started to behave threatening. When I turned to the open baggage compartment to remove a piece of luggage for a lady leaving there as well, he attacked by punching me hard against the bus. I lost my hat, but luckily my eye glasses stayed on my nose. He made several attempts to hit me again but his brother who apparently had stayed sober held him back. Swearing and screaming they finally left around a corner.
What if he had drawn a knife? This morning we just heard of a stabbing at the Edmonton Transit Station and local residents spoke out about that violent incidents were happening there all the time.
What also comes to mind is the grisly beheading of a fellow passenger on a Canadian Greyhound bus a few years back or the triple murder on an intercity bus in Norway. How dangerous is this job really?
It sure got me thinking.