Bland deliberately skips over Stevenson’s recap of ‘the real targets,’ possibly as a way of building tension, or possibly as a way of not having to repeat himself a fourth time. Instead the ex-Col gives his troops a bit of a pep talk by reminding his staff that the IRA managed to fight the British … Continue reading 31-Stevenson’s Assumptions + COMSEC
***A part of this upcoming post deals with a recent case where a young Indigenous man was shot and killed by a ‘white’ farmer during what the latter perceived as a violent robbery. The outcome of the trial determined that the farmer was not at fault and cleared him of all charges. I have my … Continue reading Choosing Sides…
Back in the ITAC, Quadra thinks he has both sides of the equation covered: One of his people thinks Stevenson is just so awesome that any place where he is seen must be the NPA's main effort (and therefore they can ignore all that other stuff happening at the other end of the country). The … Continue reading 30-Quick! Back to the ITAC!
I was originally planning is as my 50th post but…well…scheduling is a funny thing. So we’re coming in at number 53 for this one. Now, I recently had a conversation about this blog with a colleague. Or to be accurate, I was explaining the idea from the ground up because the colleague in question had … Continue reading What do you hope to accomplish?
We jump now from the ITAC, to Stevenson's headquarters in Winnipeg. It’s possible that we, the readers, still haven’t figured out what the western units of the NPA are planning, so just to be on the safe side Bland has his man Col Sam ‘Steele’ Stevenson spend the next two pages explaining it all over … Continue reading 29-Open Road
If you’re going to read one book about the First Nations of Canada and the United States, this is it. I’m not saying this because Thomas King wrote the definitive book on the subject, or that he’s the greatest writer of our time (although he is a fantastic, award winning writer). What makes ‘The Inconvenient … Continue reading Supplemental Reading – The Inconvenient Indian
So we segue now from Alex Gabriel’s musings about Winnipeg and Louis Riel to, naturally, a scene at the Integrated Threat Assessment Centre (ITAC)! Uh…okay… So if you’ve never heard of them, the ITAC is a real life entity made up of representatives from multiple police and intelligence services that can be brought together to … Continue reading 28-And now…the ITAC!