« Last post by Cain on Today at 07:44:57 am »
The bar for attempted terrorism is notoriously low nowadays.
Procuring knives and a single gun and talking about shooting police officers or possibly soldiers is proof of a "Mumbai style-attack" which requires the courts be given full secrecy in trying the terrorists, for example (note: this is not a joke, but the very real reasoning of the UK Crown Prosecution, intelligence services and government in an ongoing UK case).
Canada also has its own shady past involving Islamists. Been reading Kurt Eichenwald's 500 Days during my work breaks recently, and he talks in length about how Canadian Intelligence are both extremely paranoid and very inclined to put the screws to anyone they think could be a terrorist. Which is practically anyone unfortunate enough to end up in their line of sight. Eichenwald's a mainstream, NYT style establishment journalist, so if he gives the impression that these people are awful, they probably are.
If Canadian Intelligence has switched to FBI style provocations, don't be too surprised if this turns out to be a former target of theirs (though given the nature of what occured, I doubt they will ever admit it). Sounds more like an extreme mental breakdown brought on by stress than an actually thought out and carefully planned act of political violence.