The corporate media in the United States is reporting there was “chatter” about an ISIS attack prior to today’s attack on the Canadian Parliament.
From Fox News:
A counterterrorism source tells Fox News that there was a spike in Islamic State-related online chatter focusing on Canada in the days leading up to the shooting Wednesday in the capital of Ottawa.
The “chatter” is said to have started five days ago. The source said it was centered around Canada’s decision to join in the coalition conducting air strikes against ISIS in Syria.
The U.S. State Department said its embassy in Ottawa is on lockdown in response to the shooting that killed a member of the Canadian military standing guard at the National War Memorial.
In addition, the FBI has raised its “alert posture” in response to the attack.
Fox News appears to be running with the ISIS and al-Qaeda angle. A former CIA analyst told the network he believes one of the terror groups is responsible for the shooting.
“The is the purpose of the Islamic State. To stage acts of terror outside of the Middle East to terrorize Western audiences,”Fred Fleitz said.
As to be expected, The New York Times has chimed in, adding to the emerging terror narrative:
— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 22, 2014
Meanwhile, The National Post suspects the culprit is “white al-Qaeda.” The “Palestinian head scarf” is particularly suspicious:
— Tarek Fatah ਤਾਰਿਕ (@TarekFatah) October 22, 2014
Fox News leaning heavily on terror angle:
Possibility of terror in Ottawa shootings | http://t.co/45BoTo2SN9
— Fox News Video (@foxnewsvideo) October 22, 2014
Note that the terror “expert” in the above Fox segment hails from the Clarion Project, a neocon anti-Islam outfit that produced the short film Obsession: Radical Islam’s War against the West.
An “end of innocence” means Canada can now build the sort of police state well underway in Britain and the United States:
— Tom Hawthorn (@tomhawthorn) October 22, 2014
For the Toronto Sun, it is case closed despite a paucity of evidence. The newspaper has concluded the shooting in Ottawa was the work of homegrown terrorists:
The Western way of life that seems to so offend these Islamist terrorists.
This shocking shooting comes on the heels of Monday’s car attack that killed one soldier and injured another in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu by extremist Martin Rouleau, who was under watch by the RCMP and had his passport seized when he tried to fly to Turkey to join ISIS.
Just last month, Public Safety minister Steven Blaney tabled his report “2014 Public Report On The Terrorist Threat To Canada” and warned “terrorism remains the leading threat to Canada’s national security.”
How prophetic those words now ring in Ottawa.