The National Post in Canada is reporting that the Toronto terrorist plot uncovered by CSIS has worldwide connections:
TORONTO – A Canadian counter-terrorism investigation that led to the arrests of 17 people accused of plotting bombings in Ontario is linked to probes in a half-dozen countries, the National Post has learned.
Well before police tactical teams began their sweeps around Toronto on Friday, at least 18 related arrests had already taken place in Canada, the United States, Britain, Bosnia, Denmark, Sweden, and Bangladesh.
The six-month RCMP investigation, called Project OSage, is one of several overlapping probes that include an FBI case called Operation Northern Exposure and a British probe known as Operation Mazhar.
And take a look at the terror suspects’ ages and nationalities. They also came from all over the globe:
With the exception of two men, who are aged 43 and 30, the alleged terrorists are all in their teens and early 20s.
They include men of Somali, Egyptian, Jamaican, and Trinidadian origin. All are residents of Canada and “for the most part” all are Canadian citizens, police said.
We can surmise that the elder terrorists were teaching the youth that their allegiance was to jihadism, not to their country.
At some point, once the shock wears off, the anti-war activists in Canada, and there are plenty of them as there are here in the US, will insist that the terror plot was a reaction to Canada’s having troops in Afghanistan and will demand that Canada pull out.
Hat tip: JW Stickings