Martin has recommended that June 23 be made an annual national day of remembrance for the victims in Canada.
"The Air India terrorist attack was one of the greatest tragedies our country has ever suffered... I join with all Canadians in expressing our sorrow and indignation at this cruel and premeditated act. The loss haunts us to this day," Martin said in a statement.
but i thought Hmmm hasn't my favorite political cartoonist touched on this issue
The main reason why the guys got off is not necessarily because they were innocent, but rather because the Mounties and the Canadian intelligence services staged about the most incompetent investigation ever. So much evidence was lost, destroyed, or simply ignored by the cops, and as a result the prosecutors were unable to provide a solid case against the accused, despite tons of seemingly obvious circumstantial proof.
but we actually go out and detail this some more with the Comissars of Broadcasting in Canada
"I would like to see Canadians understand that this is not a local tragedy, it's not a tragedy that happened to me and a few people. I want them to understand it's a national tragedy, which has never been sort of resolved."
Mourners gather on the coast of Ireland to pay their respects to Air India victims.
Anant gave up on the promises of Canadian police to bring those responsible to justice. In 1998, he said, the RCMP told him that charges were imminent.
so you think this is the end.. no no
Within a few months, RCMP officers raided the homes of a half-dozen prominent Sikhs in British Columbia. Charges were laid against two men: Talwinder Singh Parmar and Inderjit Singh Reyat, the mechanic Parmar had visited on Vancouver Island. They were charged with minor weapons offences, but the police left no doubt as to why these suspects were being charged. They told a news conference that the raids and arrests were made as part of the investigation into the Narita Airport blast and the downing of Air India Flight 182.
The police, however, had acted prematurely. The charges against Parmar were dropped. Reyat was fined $2,000 and released. In exchange for that little piece of justice, the police had shown their hand to their key suspects in the case.
a tragedy that couldn't even have justice brought to it
Canada proving once again that socialism works