RCMP Disrupting Terrorist Plots in Canada

June 8, 2006 at 12:43 am Leave a comment

According to the  Globe and Mail, Canada's RCMP have quietly disrupted several terrorist plots over the last two years.

"We have completed 12 disruptions of national-level terrorist groups across the country," the Mounties say in briefing notes prepared for Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day.

The public rarely learns about these disruptions, which are used when the police do not have enough evidence to arrest the participants. The tactics involved in disruption fell out of favor after the 1970's, but recent world events have increased the "home-grown threat".

References to the "homegrown threat" — the threat the RCMP say was represented by the suspects arrested on the weekend — are few. But one key paragraph describes the emergence of "Baby al Qaeda" — the next generation of terrorists "composed of dozens of loosely structured networks . . . [that] undertake operations without central command structures."

A source with access to high-level security briefings said yesterday that the kind of persuasion that takes place between those promoting violence and younger Muslims is a more common occurrence than Canadians think.

"Let me put it this way, before this event, it was more widespread than most people believed," the source said.

Good for the Mounties. They have a great  motto:  We Always Get Our Man

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