Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Fadden worries about Canada's security clearance!
As former Solicitor General, and intelligence expert, Ron Atkey puts it, in a CBC interview, we might want to be a little suspicious as to whether or not our allies are providing that information "in the light of their best interests" or "in the light of Canada's best interests." Quite obviously, there is a huge difference.
If we don't spy on other countries, that apparently does not exempt us from being spied on by various governments, (hint, hint, wink, wink) likely, among others, China.
In a recorded segment of an address to the chiefs of police and others interested in intelligence in Canada, aired tonight on CBC, the head of CSIS, Richard B. Fadden, informed his audience that China is in fact setting up "Confucius Clubs" on university campuses in this country, funding those clubs and using them to carry out active protests against certain government of Canada policies and practices.
If we recall, and connect the dots, to the stories from Richard Clark, former head of intelligence in the Bush and Obama White Houses, China has already penetrated the computers of national security and the pentagon in the U.S., several hundreds of times over the last year. According to credible sources, the Chinese have made a publicly announced decision not to engage in an arms race with the U.S. but to continue to attempt to both steel secrets and plant implants that could, if they wished, disable such infrastructure as the power grid in the U.S.
Fadden's open admission that China may already have sought and secured undue influence over provincial politicians, specifically cabinet ministers, and public servants, in order to further their country's national interests in this country comes as a "shock" as Peter Mansbridge correctly put it, in his interview with the CSIS Chief.
Part 2, June 23
CBC reports that Fadden has recanted on his statement that he is in discussion with the PMO about the infiltration of foreign agents with provincial politicians in B.C. The PMO has no knowledge of these matters, and now the question is whether the head of CSIS can and will keep his job. If his appointment is at the pleasure of the Prime Minister, there is a strong possibility that he will be moving out of his current appointment, given the apparent "free reign" of his public tongue.