Editor's Notes - Fri. 10 Feb. 2012 CSIS torture


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© Carl Dow, Editor and Publisher, True North Perspective.
True North Perspective
Vol. 7, No. 04 (306)
Friday 10 February 2012
Editor's Notes

Sorry to disturb your innocence Peter MacKay

but Canada does practice torture here at home

In a story in this issue we carry a Canadian Press report on mounting pressure on the federal government to scrap a policy that sanctions the use of torture-tainted information in exceptional cases.
In supporting the government's position Defence Minister Peter MacKay stressed that "Canada does not condone torture and does not use torture. However, Canada will use information to save lives."
The fact is that the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service (CSIS) routinely studies and practices at least systematic psychological torture in Canada, if not physical torture.
This is one of the "benefits" the CSIS picked up from its predecessor, the RCMP Security Service. While to the best of my knowledge the CSIS does not practice physical torture their psychological methods have destroyed self respect in an uncounted number of those they have broken and turned into self-hating victims.
Their use of systematic psychological torture has made a mockery of the letter and spirit of our country's experiment in democracy.
Through the good offices of members of the RCMP SS and the CSIS, I am able to describe the methods and the tools used by civil servants who are out of control.
Those who are subjected to this cruelty break down quietly because they know that if they complain to anyone, including elected officials, they won't be taken seriously. They will be considered as suffering from some mental disorder because that kind of thing doesn't happen in the true north strong and free.
But it does.
The CSIS are able to get away with this criminal activity because like crooked business men they keep two sets of books: one for internal use, and one to open up to anyone with the authority to search their files.
The moral here for Peter MacKay, and anyone else in a position of public responsibility, is to welcome whistleblowers and to listen carefully. Take each complaint seriously. It doesn't take long to sort out the wheat from the chaff.
If MacKay were to announce that he would listen in good faith to all those who have complaints of persecution by the CSIS the line would form up around the block.
The CSIS is loaded with psychopathic personalities. Giving them license to secure information that comes from torture would satisfy them, but further shame our country.
Meanwhile, take it easy, but take it.
Looking forward,
Carl Dow
Editor and Publisher
True North Perspective