The Attacks in Canada

The news is still breaking on an attack  in Canada, including the Parliament.

Multiple gunmen opened fire at the Canadian Parliament complex, shooting at least one soldier and spraying as many as 30 shots inside the government building just two days after a terror attack in Quebec shook the nation, officials said.

The shots rang out just before 10 a.m., and were quickly followed by reports of “several shooting incidents in downtown Ottawa,” including at a mall, according to a tweet from police. The shooting at the government complex came after witnesses said they saw two men jump out of a Toyota Corolla and run toward the National War Memorial, where one opened fire on a soldier, officials told the Ottawa Sun. The gunmen then ran to the Parliament building, where witnesses later said they saw one gunman down near the library. Bernard Trottier, a Toronto-area MP, tweeted that the gunman inside Centre Block “has been shot and killed.” The other was reportedly being sought.

I’m gonna go out on a limb here and guess it wasn’t the Methodists.

This comes two days after a radicalized Muslim convert attacked Canadian soldiers with his car.

We’ve spent a goodly portion of our life gently teasing our northern neighbors. But we’ve also always liked Canada. A huge nation with a small population, Canada has produced some of the heartiest, most successful warriors the world has known. They’ve stood side by side with the US through multiple campaigns and wars.

This attack this morning certainly fits the template of the call by ISIS for individuals to attack the West at home. Individuals and small groups making random, spectacular assaults to sow fear. And we should expect some of the same here.

Prayers for our cousins to the north.


11 thoughts on “The Attacks in Canada”

  1. But… but… their open and tolerant society, along with their strict gun control laws, make such attacks impossible!

    Most likely these were Christian White Supremacists. Or Tea Party infiltrators from across the border.

  2. The website for the [Canadian] National Post has very good coverage. They used rifles, not hand-guns. Hand guns are closely regulated in Canada.

    The reservist (from The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise’s)) guarding the National War Memorial is dead.

    Prayers ascending.

  3. I see no other alternative but to increase Muslim immigration and outlaw all firearms. Yeah, that’ll do it.

  4. Thanks guys, your thoughts are much appreciated.

    To clarify, the one gunman was in the main hall of the Parliament Building, to one side is the Senate, to the other the House of Commons where the elected Members of Parliament (including the Prime Minister and all members of the Cabinet) sit. The driver is still at large and parts of Centre-Town are still in lock-down.

    Here’s a crappy cellphone video.

  5. ChrisP
    Both of these dip-sticks, Couture-Rouleau(who ran-down the soldiers) and Zehaf-Bibeau had passports seized and were on “watch-lists”, having tried to travel to Turkey to “Join the Jihad”.
    These clowns are both psychopaths who wanted to, as so many British “converts” have done, go on a “murder vacation”.
    They wanted to travel to a place where they could rape and kill without consequence.
    When they got tired of living in a third-world-crap-hole, as they would, they could come home, having satisfied their blood-lust, without paying any price.
    When they were denied their chance, they acted-out their fantasies at home.
    There are more like them. Many more…

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