- Walt McGinnis
According to reports in the Ottawa Citizen a human smuggling operation controlled by Canada’s Jordanian Embassy escalated soon after Bruno Saccomani became the Ambassador. These claims have been bolstered by revelations from the Turkish government in which they claim that a man involved in trafficking men women and young girls from Turkey into the hands of ISIS in northern Syria confessed to have been a CSIS agent. Most importantly this underground railway appears to have been used to create and fund ISIS an organization labeled as being terrorist by Canada.
In 2013 , Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada, appointed his body guard Bruno Saccomani to be the Ambassador to Jordan. Saccomani, who was also put in charge of Canada’s diplomatic relations with Iraq, was and by most accounts still is a member of Canada’s Security and Intelligence Service (CSIS).
It is not unusual for an embassy to be used for espionage. However there has always been a thin veneer of propriety used to hide these activities to maintain formal diplomatic channels between the host country and the foreign country’s embassy. These niceties appear to have been cast aside in this case.
One has to wonder why Jordan accepted this arrangement and why Canada chose to openly flaunt their duties to maintain an Embassy dedicated to diplomacy and not espionage but what followed appears to have been a brazen operation that not only broke the rules of diplomacy but also broke many laws in Canada and internationally.
Canada’s uses heated rhetoric regarding fighting international terrorism and especially ISIS. This has played out with Harper trying to expand Canada’s military role in Syria to attack ISIS and with his introduction of legislation that will severely restrict civil liberties in Canada, all in the name of fighting terrorism. Concomitantly it appears Harper has played a pivotal role in establishing a human trafficking operation to aid ISIS. The contradictions are enormous.
If actions speak louder than words it appears Harpers loyalties are with the terrorists he so loudly condemns and not with the citizens of Canada who he has been elected to represent.