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"Five axiomatic propositions of Canadian Nationalism vis-a-vis the Americans:

1. Boy, we hate Americans.

2. We really do.

3. Really.

4. I'm not kidding. We really hate them.

5. So how come they never pay us any attention?"

--Will Ferguson, Why I Hate Canadians, Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 1997, p.105.





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Saturday, March 02, 2002

Anything Bin Laden can do, we can do better. Many pundits have commented on the grandiose expectations Osama bin Laden had for the 9/11 attack. The U.S. would attack Afghanistan, American forces would be badly beaten by the Taliban/weather/terrain, and the entire Muslim world would rise up to destroy the U.S.

Well, once again some humble American citizens have shown that we can exceed pretenders such as bin Laden along any dimension, including grandiose lunacy. As the New York Times reports today, members of a far-right militia called "Project 7" near Kalispell, Montana were caught with guns, ammo, and a list of 26 local officials (including the city dogcatcher) targeted for assassination:

"The logic of their plan, if you can call it logic, was that by killing local law enforcement people, the state of Montana would have no choice but to send in the National Guard," Sheriff [James] Dupont said. "Then they hoped to wipe out the National Guard. And then they hoped that NATO troops would be sent in and that would trigger an all-out revolution."

The sheriff and Detective [Bruce] Parish rolled their eyes incredulously as they explained what Project 7 hoped to accomplish. They suggested that [militia leader] Mr. Burgert was a blowhard who had bitten off more than he could chew.

Bonus question! Two of the suspects, Burgert and a cleaning woman named Tracy Brockway, were having an affair. The article notes that: [Brockaway's] husband, Alan Brockway, also a suspect in the militia plot, left Montana for Israel several months ago. "The information we have is that he left because of the affair between his wife and Mr. Burgert," Detective Parish said. How many days before Justin Raimondo or whatreallyhappened.com accuse Israel of being behind this attempt to topple the U.S. government?

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