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Harper Government Invests in Eastern New Brunswick Small Craft Harbours

July 24, 2014

Chockpish, New Brunswick - Robert Goguen, Member of Parliament for Moncton – Riverview – Dieppe, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, announced today that the Government of Canada is investing $2.3 million in harbour improvement projects at ten small craft harbours in eastern New Brunswick.

Funding is being allocated for:

Completion of the reconstruction of the marginal wharf at Les Aboiteaux (Cap-Pelé), which began last year;
Completion of the installation of a new electrical system at Miscou, which also began last year.

As well, funding has been allocated for redredging at the following locations:

Cap-Lumière (Richibucto Cape)
Chockpish (Sainte-Anne-de-Kent)
Les Aboiteaux (Cap-Pelé)
Miller Brook (Salmon Beach)
Pigeon Hill

Other projects in New Brunswick being funded by the Small Craft Harbours Program will be announced at a later date.

This funding is part of the Government of Canada’s investment of $106 million in repair, construction, maintenance and dredging projects at harbours across Canada. This includes $66 million in annual program funding for 2014-15 and an additional $40 million over two years, as announced in Economic Action Plan 2014.

Quick Facts

Fisheries and Oceans Canada undertakes projects in cooperation with the local harbour authorities that manage and operate the facilities for local users.
Economic Action Plan 2014 provided $40 million in additional funding over two years for repair, construction and maintenance projects at Canada’s small craft harbours.
The Small Craft Harbours Program is responsible for over 1000 small craft harbours across Canada.
Canada Disappointed That UN Human Rights Council Ignores Hamas's Terrorist Attacks

July 23, 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement after the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) once again singled out Israel while not even mentioning Hamas and its continued terrorist operations:

“Canada is frustrated and deeply disappointed that the UNHCR decided to completely ignore the abhorrent terrorist acts of Hamas.

“This resolution turns a blind eye to the facts on the ground and that one party is responsible for the suffering of the Palestinian people, and that is the international terrorist group Hamas.

“Hamas continues to indiscriminately fire rockets into Israeli communities, striking fear in millions of Israelis. Like every other sovereign state of the United Nations, Israel has every right, and the fundamental duty, to protect its citizens.

“There must be no moral equivalence between an international terrorist organization and a liberal democratic state, and today’s decision undermines this body’s credibility.

“Failure to condemn the reprehensible actions of Hamas has only emboldened its brutality and encouraged these terrorists to continue their inexcusable actions.”
US Congress Seeks to Designate Muslim Brotherhood as Terror Group

Bill would sanction group and all its affiliates

July 24, 2014 , BY: Adam Kredo , Washington Free Beacon


Congress is moving to officially designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) and impose sanctions on any person who provides the group and its affiliates with “material support,” according to a copy of the legislation obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

The Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2014—sponsored by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R., Minn.)—seeks to slap U.S. sanctions on the organization’s political center in Egypt as well as scores of affiliates operating across America and Europe, according to the bill.

The bill currently has seven cosponsors: Peter Roskam (R., Ill.), Trent Franks (R., Ariz.), Cynthia Lummis (R., Wyo.), Kevin Brady (R., Texas), Steve Southerland (R., Fla.), Louie Gohmert (R., Texas), and Doug LaMalfa (R., Calif.).

While the United States has designated individuals and certain affiliates of the Brotherhood in the past, this is the first time that Congress has moved to sanction the organization as a whole, including all of its member organizations.

Click here for full article..


Codiac RCMP officers injured in Moncton shootings issue statements

Constables Darlene Goguen and Eric Dubois thank public

2014 07 24

The following is a statement from Cst. Darlene Goguen, who was injured along with Cst. Eric Dubois, in the incident that killed Cst. Dave Ross, Cst. Douglas Larche and Cst. Fabrice Gevaudan of the RCMP on June 4, 2014 in Moncton, N.B.

I would like to take this opportunity to express a heartfelt thank you following the horrific actions that took place on June 4, 2014, a day that will be remembered forever by Monctonians and by people all over the world.

On that tragic day, three of my colleagues lost their lives in the line of duty. We honour Cst. Doug James Larche, Cst. Dave Ross, and Cst. Fabrice Georges Gevaudan.

Cst. Eric Dubois and myself were also injured on that tragic day. I would like everyone to know that I am recovering well from my injuries. I wish to express my deepest gratitude for the support, encouragement, generosity, and the many prayers that were received from around the world in the days and weeks that followed. Without these prayers, the road to recovery would not have been possible. My career in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police was a chosen one, and I will continue to pursue it with pride.

Thank you,

Cst. Darlene Goguen

The following is a statement from Cst. Eric Dubois, who was injured along with Cst. Darlene Goguen, in the incident that killed Cst. Dave Ross, Cst. Douglas Larche and Cst. Fabrice Gevaudan of the RCMP on June 4, 2014 in Moncton, N.B.

I would like to say thank you to everyone in the Greater Moncton area for their support and collaboration since the beginning of the shooting incident of June 4. I received so much positive energy from all of you through comforting thoughts and notes of well-being that it didn't take long for me to heal from my injuries; this sounds incredible but is the truth.

I would also like to thank all of the personnel of Moncton City Hospital for their professionalism and compassion at the time of the incident which was reflected in the care they provided and the top quality service I received.

Thanks to all of those people from across Canada and the United States that took the time to write something to me. It was truly appreciated, so good for my morale and helped immensely with the healing process.

Finally, a special thanks to the RCMP and my colleagues for all they have done for me, during and following this incident. We are a big family and I appreciate being a part of it. I would like to say more but if you take the time to feel the energy that comes with these words, you will understand the heartfelt gratitude that I feel.

I am proud to be a member of a great organization such as the RCMP which is built on a tradition to serve the community and all Canadians.

Cst. Eric Dubois

Cst. Darlene Goguen

Cst. Eric Dubois

Codiac RCMP investigating second sudden death in Moncton, N.B.

2014 07 24

The Codiac Regional RCMP is investigating the sudden death of a 22-year-old woman at an apartment on Gordon Street in Moncton. Police received the call on July 23, 2014 just before 1 p.m.

A 40-year-old man was detained shortly after by Codiac RCMP at the apartment. He is facing a mischief charge unrelated to the death.

On July 2, 2014, police were called to the same apartment regarding the sudden death of a 25-year-old woman. While foul play is not suspected in that case, police are awaiting the results of an autopsy.

In the case of the death of the 22-year-woman, no cause of death has yet been established. An autopsy is being conducted to assist police. No names are being released at this time.
Mohamed Hersi sentenced to 10 years on Terrorism related charges

2014 07 24

Brampton, Ont. – Somali-Canadian Mohamed Hassan Hersi has been sentenced to the maximum penalty of 10 years in prison for attempting to join the Somali terrorist organization Al-Shabab.

Hersi,28, working as a security guard and, intended to travel onward to Somalia to join al-Shabaab, Prosecutors said.

He was arrested in 2011 at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport while attempting to board a plane bound for Cairo.

Hersi becomes the first person convicted in Canada under Section 83.18 of Canada's Criminal Code which makes it illegal to "knowingly participate" or "knowingly contribute" to "any activity of a terrorist group for the purpose of enhancing the ability of any terrorist group to facilitate or carry out a terrorist activity."

He will be eligible for parole after half of his sentence is served.

Originating in Somalia,Al-Shabab is a terrorist organization with an estimated membership of several thousand.

Mohamed Hassan Hersi, photo
Shuja’iya: Hamas’ Terror Fortress in Gaza

2014 07 23 ,  Israel Defense Forces


Hamas uses the residential neighborhood of Shuja’iya as a fortress for its weapons, rockets, tunnels and command centers. Hamas exploits the neighborhood’s residents as human shields for its terrorist activity.

 This residential neighborhood in Gaza City lies just over the border fence from Israel. Since Hamas’ ruthless takeover of the Gaza Strip in 2007, the organization has developed extensive terrorist infrastructure throughout the neighborhood. In just 13 days, Hamas has fired over 140 rockets from Shuja’iya into Israel.

Since the beginning of the ground phase of Operation Protective Edge, IDF soldiers have found 10 openings to terror tunnels in Shuja’iya. These tunnels are used for infiltrating Israel, smuggling weapons, and launching rockets at Israeli civilians.

The IDF warned civilians in Shuja’iya to evacuate the area many days before striking the terror infrastructure within it. Dropping leaflets, making phone calls and sending text messages are just some of the many actions the IDF has been taking to minimize civilian casualties in Gaza.

Hamas knows that Israel is reluctant to attack areas with many civilians. The terrorist organization fights from within the civilian population and uses them as human shields.

Hamas commanded the residents of Shuja’iya to ignore the IDF’s warning and stay in the neighborhood. By doing so, Hamas ordered them directly in the line of fire.

Many days ago, we dropped this Arabic flyer warning residents of Shuja’iya to evacuate. Read the English translation. pic.twitter.com/14REpZqhB3

— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) July 20, 2014

Despite the fact that many of the residents ignored warnings and didn’t leave the neighborhood, the IDF continued to operate in the most precise and surgical way possible, targeting only terrorists and their infrastructure.

The IDF agreed to the Red Cross’ request for a two-hour humanitarian window in Shuja’iya. This humanitarian window was opened despite the threats emanating from the neighborhood, including continuous Hamas rocket fire at Israel.

Hamas broke the humanitarian window when firing at Israel during the two-hour period. Still, the IDF agreed to the Red Cross appeal to extend the humanitarian window by another hour.


Shuja’iya is a densely populated neighborhood, close to the Karni Crossing and just over the border fence from the Israeli community of Kibbutz Nahal Oz. Since Hamas’ takeover of the Gaza Strip in 2007, it has become a stronghold for Hamas terrorist activity. Shuja’iya is saturated with Hamas observations points and is home to a vast network of tunnels used for attacking Israel. Hamas exploits many of the neighborhood’s mosques as weapons caches as well as launching pits which are used to fire rockets at Israel.

A vicious rivalry between Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) has developed in Shuja’iya since the internal turmoil in Gaza of 2007. Both terrorist organizations have spent the past seven years actively trying to increase their influence in the neighborhood. The rivalry has created an arena in which each organization strives to be regarded as the leaders in the fight against Israel. This has resulted in the neighborhood’s deterioration from a civilian residential area into a terrorist fortress.

Hamas Social Media Rules: Describe Terrorists as Innocent Civilians

Israel Defense Forces , 2014 07 21

Hamas is employing a new tactic to conceal its true terrorist nature from the world. It has begun asking Gaza’s social media users to disseminate lies throughout the West and the Arab world.

This news will come as no surprise to those familiar with the radical Islamist organization’s usual methods. However, now mainstream media outlets will have to think twice before blindly quoting reports from Hamas about what’s really happening in Gaza.

The Middle East Media Research (MEMRI), http://www.memritv.org/  published Thursday a translation of a new Hamas internet campaign to provide guidelines for Gaza’s social media users. According to MEMRI, the Hamas Interior Ministry has instructed Gazans to use Facebook and Twitter to “play their part in strengthening the home front and properly convey information worldwide.” The guidelines in fact instruct social media users to mislead the public and propagate disinformation worldwide.

The interior ministry’s “Be Aware – Social Media Activist Awareness Campaign” centers around an instructional video and posters published on the ministry’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Gazans are taught, first and foremost, to refer to all terrorists as innocent civilians.

“Anyone killed or martyred is to be called a civilian from Gaza or Palestine, before we talk about his status in jihad or his military rank,” the guidelines state. “Don’t forget to always add ‘innocent civilian’ or ‘innocent citizen’ in your description of those killed in Israeli attacks on Gaza.” Mainstream media outlets would do well to remember this when quoting distorted reports from Gaza of civilian casualties.

The guidelines go on to tell Facebook and Twitter users how to spin Hamas terrorist activity aimed at harming Israeli civilians to appear legitimate.

“Begin [your reports of] news of resistance actions with the phrase ‘In response to the cruel Israeli attack,’ and conclude with the phrase ‘This many people have been martyred since Israel launched its aggression against Gaza.’ Be sure to always perpetuate the principle of ‘the role of the occupation is attack, and we in Palestine are fulfilling [the role of] the reaction.”

Social media users in Gaza are instructed not to mention Hamas’ exploitation of civilians as human shields. Nor the fact that it urges civilians to ignore the IDF’s warnings about impending strikes.

“Avoid publishing pictures of rockets fired into Israel from city centers. This [would] provide a pretext for attacking residential areas in the Gaza Strip. Do not publish or share photos or video clips showing rocket launching sites or the movement of resistance [forces] in Gaza.”

Hamas: We Place Civilians in the Line of Fire

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzFgIhFKII8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzFgIhFKII8</a>

“Narrative of Life vs. Narrative of Blood”

Hamas’ interior ministry also published a series of suggestions for navigating the cultural differences that its supporters may encounter when communicating with those in the West.

“Avoid entering into a political argument with a Westerner aimed at convincing him that the Holocaust is a lie and deceit; instead, equate it with Israel’s crimes against Palestinian civilians.”

Ultimately, Hamas reminds its supporters to remember that Westerners will not identify with the glorification of martyrdom, and to adjust their messaging accordingly. It calls this “the narrative of life vs. the narrative of blood.”

“[When speaking] to an Arab friend, start with the number of martyrs. [But when speaking] to a Western friend, start with the number of wounded and dead.”

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Spit the Dog

An old classic
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