Toronto Terrorist Plot: The Google TwistSave this online in Del.icio.us. [?] Vote For this Post
Google Trends shows that Toronto is the city with the second-most searches for 'how to build a bomb'. There's more interesting news to be found there, things that should help convince some of my naive fellow Canadians that the War on Terror is indeed a global fight that Canadians must participate in too.
Know which country has the most people looking to learn how to build a bomb? Afghanistan? Pakistan? Try Canuckistan.
Now, I hear the rebukes already: everyone who looks up how to build a bomb isn't necessarily a terrorist. That's true: I've looked it up myself to see if it was as readily available as the mainstream media say. It's important information though, to say the least.
Oh, and how about this: Google Trends' Qassam info. For Kassam, we're second only to the UK, which apparently has some famous person of that name who bought a soccer team in Oxford.
On a related worrying note, Australia also has lots of people searching for things like ammonium nitrate. For those who don't know, ammonium nitrate is a chemical that can be used to make high-powered explosives. The suspects arrested in connection with the Toronto terrorist plot had 3 tons of the substance.
I think it's about time CSIS (Canadian Security and Intelligence Services) gets the funding it deserves.
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