Tom Flanagan calls for Assassination of Wiki Leaks Director Julian Assange on CBC Television – December 1, 2010 – POLL

Tom Flanagan calls for Assassination of Wiki Leaks Director Julian Assange on CBC Television – December 1, 2010 – POLL

Cornwall ON- Well the beauty of video is that you can’t really miscontrue things.     Sounding like an extreme  Muslim fundamentalist getting all warm and fuzzy on Israel, University of Calgary Prof and Harper Advisor Tom Flanagan suggested that the director of a Wiki Leaks piece, Julian Assange, be “assassinated” on CBC television.

Here is the clip, at least until it’s pulled down from You Tube.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqtIafdoH_g

If you feel the need to contact the University here are Mr. Flanagan’s schools contact info.

Here is the information of Ms. Elizabeth Cannon, president of the UofC:

Phone: 403-220-5617

Email: president@ucalgary.ca

You know it’s one thing to think stuff like this.  It’s another to share it over drinks in a bar, but to call for it on live television while functioning as a pundit….well….it’s kind of refreshing….horrid, but refreshing….it should be interesting to see how this shakes out.

What do you think Canada?  You can post your comments below, and please take our poll.

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29 Comments on "Tom Flanagan calls for Assassination of Wiki Leaks Director Julian Assange on CBC Television – December 1, 2010 – POLL"

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techcafe
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wow, what an unimaginable bastard this Flanagan tyrant is

Dawn
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Pretty frightening (but not surpising) that a man with his credentials and opinions advises Canada’s Prime Minister. Very sad state of affairs that a University has a man with these opinions on the payroll. He should be investigated.

Roy Berger
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Totally sorry about our sense of personal safety. After Assange who does Tom Flanagan think is next? Harper’s government wants to assassinate not nice journalists and throw pot heads in jail. Now that Bill S-10 has passed, can you imagine what our MP’s will do to the journalists at The Sun? The war on journalism has just begun -expect more laws against truth or expect more people to develop a backbone. Your call is as good as mine.

Jerry
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More US rhetoric (Palin and Fox no-news said the same thing last week). This Conservative Party hack tells us a lot about Harper’s thinking. Is Harper now being advised to assassinate anyone who disagrees with him? So far, Harper has fired or withdrawn funds from everyone who disagreed with him. More and more you can see that the CBC is taking on a more and more right wing agenda.

Stan
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Ecuador has granted “residence” to Julian Assange if he wants to go.

Furtz
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There’ a certain real estate company that seems to have pulled its advertising from this site, but I see the owner still likes to post here now and then.

Sharyn Sigurdur
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Hey I say if the public purse pays for said bullet then the public should make the call who goes and who stays eh. Then seriously, in reference to said memoirs of war, flanigan actually states;; “there’s stuff in there that could lead to war”.

And I’m assuming flanigan’s threats of violence easily qualifies and gets him on the no fly list. Appalling ignorance.

The Watcher
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The vice-president of communications for CAPP, Janet Annesley, has publicly accused me of being a terrorist in her letter to the editor last November 20, because I exposed some of their members’ affiliation to the Tea Party. For the record, the only similarities between Kaczinski and me are that we are both of Polish descent, and we were both accepted to university at the age of 16. I shall continue to write about the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers and some of its member companies, which include Koch Industries. Do I need to worry in case Ms. Annesley decides to… Read more »
T.Carter
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It might help if people realized who the enemies to our country really are,this all goes back to before canada inception and certain countries/monarchies positioning themselves for the future.The greediest generation ever,the baby boomers have mortgaged so many generations future,they have none.Do you really believe politicians are informing people of the things required.There is a war on free thinkers,corporations are allowed to kill for money,almost everything is toxic or cancer causing,if you question these people they lie or deceive almost everyone including themselves.Kids act out when finding out they have been lied to by people they are legally required to… Read more »
Sharyn Sigurdur
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And hooray for freedom of speech. There’s value knowing what and who is behind the bush (no pun intended but I think a good one just the same)

Grimalot
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Extremely deplorable, that’s all I really have to say on Mr. Flanagan’s remarks… Otherwise T.Carter, I’ve been saying for a long time, this is basically all social engineering, a massive hack at best, but unfortunately all too effective over the years. Canadian’s just don’t stand up for themselves either. The US does. But here, our government controls us and manipulates us. What, 1% of the country is making massive money, and the rest of the country is just sitting in mud, and our governments do nothing about it except to dream up more taxes and repress us even more. Even… Read more »
Furtz
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Hey Jamie, there’s something I don’t get here. If a business is looking for somewhere to place ads in order to increase its business, I would assume that a popular news outlet, paper or online such as this one, would be the smart choice. So what if some of the views expressed here tend to lean slightly to the “left”? I always thought that advertisers wanted as much exposure as possible. Do they believe that only people who support a right-wing political party buy cars and houses or anything else?

Furtz
Member

Jamie, Guess it just goes to show that stupid people can run businesses too.
As for Lauzon, he just keeps digging himself into a deeper hole.

Furtz
Member

News Flash!!!
“Flanagan regrets WikiLeaks assassination remark”
http://www.cbc.ca/politics/story/2010/12/01/flanagan-wikileaks-assange.html

Actually, Julian Assange should be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for exposing the truth.

Furtz
Member

That’s what they will call it. But judging by all the pre-release panic and spin, my guess is that most of it is good information. Nothing scares the ruling elites as much as an informed public.

Joe Gunn
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Dear Furtz Whatever ~~ I’m certainly not ashamed to put my name on anything I write – dig dig – and your Real Estate comment has absolutely nothing to do with you at all – I had a contract for a year with Jamie, and both of us lived up the contract to a ‘T’ – no one is obligated to advertise forever, but you certainly would not know that, so now being informed please keep your comments to yourself respecting my business – and while you are at it, why not show a bit of class and pen your… Read more »
Furtz
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Joe and Jamie, I apologize for suggesting that Joe might have pulled his advertising for political reasons. I was responding to Jamie’s post above regarding businesses not doing business with him for political reasons. It was then that I looked for Joe’s add, and it wasn’t there.
Joe you are right about Flanagan and Harper. They parted company a few years ago. Flanagan’s comments about Harper’s most recent prorogation of Parliament was almost a declaration of war.

al
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I support free speech up to a point. The point being violence. Flanagan needs a muzzle. If this is how he speaks to the media then how does he speak in the classroom as professor? He has apologized out of fear of being fired. His apology is not an apology at all, it is a face-saving statement which has no value, merit, or truth. Whatever the consequences, the damage has been done to his credibility as a respectable professor or speaker. Will Harper reprimand him, make a statement about him, or disassociate from him? who knows, but I have little… Read more »
t carter
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A guy wrote a book like a thousand years ago,he stated one of the greatest feats in war is to control a country and its government without the citizens knowing.Impossible? The guy was chinese and is considered an expert on war.The real kicker is its been done to us but its not the chinese.

Furtz
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Al, Harper and Flanagan have been on each others sh!t-list for quite some time now. Flanagan was Harper’s teacher/mentor/campaigner for many years, but he has nothing to do with the Cons or Harper now.
Flanagan is just one of those nut-bar Reformers who helped get the party rolling back in the early 90s. Now that he’s a private citizen, what ever hateful thoughts he expresses don’t reflect on Harper. Or maybe they do… he was his guru after all.

PJ Robertson
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Harper and Flanagan from the same odorous stable.

flipper
Guest

Sun Tzu was the Chinese warrior philosopher with the clever crowd tactics.

A Canadian leader from a few years back, Diefenbaker, had a little success with another tactic… “find out which way the crowd is going, and get in front”.

Harper? See which way the board of Power Corporation (for one) is going… and tag along.

hypocrite
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Isn’t it a crime to incite murder of another person? When will the police go knock on his door?

Souper
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Why oh why is this man part of the Canadian government ? He’s a foolish little man and whatever the consequences, the damage has been done to his credibility, he is the type of man who gives ass-holes a bum-rap !

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