The Toronto Star’s Thomas Walkom, in a column published August 3, 2016, outlined just how far the Royal Canadian Mounted Police went to set up John Nuttall and Amanda Korody, the Muslim-convert junkies from suburban Vancouver, as patsies for a false flag terror attack.
Walkom noted Justice Bruce’s analysis of John Nuttall: a man whose “…general ineptitude, his scatterbrained character, his inability to think logically, his childlike demeanour and his inability to remain focused on a task which would be essential to the articulation and execution of a terrorist plot.”
The RCMP became involved in Nuttall’s and Korody’s lives after receiving a tip – which ultimately proved unfounded – that the couple were attempting to purchase ingredients for explosives. The tip came from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS).
When it came to “Jihadist rhetoric,” the recovering heroin addict Nuttall talked a big game. He wanted to fire rockets over Victoria. He wanted to swim to a nuclear submarine and steal it. He wanted to take over a U.S. naval base (except he didn’t have any guns). He wanted to hijack a train. The only problem is, that train didn’t exist.
The Mounties quickly found Nuttall and Korody were more than a few fries short of a happy meal. The couple gave them nothing they could work with. So they stepped up to the plate and suggested making a bomb, setting it off in Victoria day on Canada Day (July 1) would be a great idea. There were a few problems, though. Neither Nuttall or Korody knew what Canada Day was. And they had no money to get to Victoria (in 2013, the walk-on passenger fare between suburban Vancouver and suburban Victoria was C$15.50 each, plus C$3 for the city bus at either end. And they certainly didn’t know anything about making bombs.
Not a problem. The RCMP arranged for the couple’s transportation from Surrey to Victoria, a distance of 70 miles. The mounties even got the couple a room when they arrived. The mounties then went to work on making the couple’s bomb.
Walkom reports that keeping Nuttall and Korody focused on the project at hand (i.e. killing lots of people with their pressure-cooker bomb) was a tall order. The couple apparently spent most of their time playing video games while the Mounties did the heavy lifting.
When Amanda Korody, John Nuttall’s co-accused in the bomb plot, wasn’t playing video games, according to the RCMP, she was sleeping.
Due South (CTV-Canadian Television Network). Gordon Pinsent, Leslie Nielsen and Paul Gross (left to right)
Because the country would have been a lot more fun. And safer.
Due South is to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police what Dragnet was to the Los Angeles Police Department or The FBI Story was to the federal bureau of incineration. An idealistic feel-good story, but ultimately fiction.