by Scott Creighton
While Stephen Harper continues to use the Ottawa Shooting to his political advantage (passing the ill-advised draconian bill in Canadian parliament intended to add expanded powers to CSIS ) the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have declared that suspect Michael Zehaf-Bibeau did in fact have a “political and ideological” motive but they claim they can’t tell you exactly what that motive is right now because it’s a secret.
But hey, trust your government Canada. The suspect had politically motivated reasons to attack a soldier and parliament… or at least, someone did.
In a statement released by the RCMP, they write that Zehaf-Bibeau recorded a video statement “just prior” to the attack which they have now located and will not release to the public. They also claim he had “contact” with others prior to the attack. Is it possible that we are going to find out those “others” may have been CSIS handlers? Lastly, they still don’t know where the vintage “Big Valley” type rifle came from but they say Michael was working in the oil industry prior to going off for no apparent reason so he had plenty of money.
Didn’t they run a bunch of stories saying the guy was homeless and using crack again just prior to the attack? Homeless, using crack, working in the oil industry with plenty of money?