Monthly Archives: May 2013

Legendary journalist Peter Worthington dead at 86

I am deeply saddened to hear of the death of Canadian journalist Peter Worthington on May 12th.  I never knew him personally, but had arms-length dealings with him starting around this time of the year in 1968, exactly 45 years ago.

At that time, I was a new member of the Edmund Burke Society and soon became their Press Officer, dealing with the media and issuing press releases regarding EBS activities.  On one occasion, we received a letter from Worthington in which he responded to a comment I had made, saying that in his opinion, a notoriously left-wing reporter was “on the other side”, a polite euphamism for “Communist”.

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Is Canada a “wanna-be gangster looking up to a Mafia boss”?

“In the international affairs equivalent of a Mafia initiation ceremony Canada has sworn undying loyalty and to be a faithful soldier in Israel’s cause…  The week before last the head of Canadian Forces visited Israel to deepen “cooperation between the two militaries”… Despite the Israeli Defense Force’s many human rights violations, many Canadian companies sell weapons directly to Israel…”

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Thoughts on Sgt. Russell’s death, and policing in general

I recently posted a draught letter-to-the-editor headed “Sgt. Ryan Russell’s widow needs to shut up…” with the comment that “This is a letter-to-the-editor which will not be published.”

On reflection, the post heading (not appearing in the letter) seems a little harsh, but I am thoroughly sick and tired of hearing about this, and I am greatly concerned at the possibility that the Toronto Police Association might be exploiting her.

In fact, the Toronto Sun did publish a greatly watered down version of my letter on May 6th, reading as follows:

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Military News – May 7th, 2013

Russian military flying strategic bombers near Alaska

Pentagon rents Chinese satellite for U.S.-Africa Command

Japanese Officers to take part in “island recapture” drill in California

China’s expansionist aims in Asia

“Flying wing” could be the successor to the F-35 – see also – Taranis: The £143million unmanned stealth jet that will hit targets in another continent (July 13th, 2010)