RATTAN’S RUMBLE: MP Wai Young bombs herself!

Wai Young Photo by Chandra Bodalia

MOST politicians have the foot and mouth disease as in “put their (awkward) feet in their (BIG) mouths” because they will grab at any opportunity to get some publicity.

Vancouver South MP Wai Young, who seems to be in trouble as last week’s poll in her riding suggested, now faces more hassles as the CBC revealed on Tuesday that two weeks ago she waxed eloquent about the Harper government, comparing it to Jesus (only an idiot would have said that!) – and blaming our spy agency – CSIS – for knowing about the 1985 Air India bombing in advance but failing to inform the RCMP because of legal reasons.

According to the CBC, she said: “”CSIS knew or heard that there was a bomb on board this plane. But because of the strict laws that government departments have, they cannot share information between departments.… Because they couldn’t share that information with the RCMP, the RCMP could not act to take that bomb off that plane. Today, with C-51, they will be able to share that information.”

Of course, that is factually INCORRECT!

That CSIS and RCMP had their own hassles that basically screwed up the Air India investigation is another story.

Basically, Young was talking up the hated Bill C-51 – Harper’s anti-terror legislation for election propaganda – at the Harvest City Church.

CBC reported that she said: “If Bill C-51 had been in place 30 years ago, Air India would never have happened. Those some 400 lives would have been saved.”

As the CBC pointed out, the  inquiry under retired Supreme Court justice John Major found that there was a lack of co-ordination between CSIS and the RCMP and recommended that both agencies report to a national security adviser. But the Harper government ignored that recommendation.

Young then announced that she doesn’t read newspapers anymore!

Really? Then why does she send all those press releases and advertisements?

Lack of coordination here? Like that between CSIS and RCMP earlier? The left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing?

Young, when exposed, had no choice but to email this statement to the CBC: “I misspoke with regards to the investigation of the Air India bombing.… I regret this error.”

In this age of high tech, politicians should know everything can be recorded anywhere – and then conveniently used or misused.

With the Conservatives, the NDP and the Liberals running neck and neck, expect things to get NASTIER everywhere!!!