A quarter century after Air India

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Today is the 25th anniversary of the Air India bombing. I wrote a big post about it more than three years ago, which I think is still relevant:

[Canadian] governments and police and the general public treated the conflict between Canadian Sikhs in the '80s as a foreign problem, and Indian problem. It was not. It was a Canadian problem. And I don't think that very many people believed in our hearts that we Canadians could germinate terrorists capable of such mass murder. But we did, and worse yet, we didn't stop them.

A report released last week reiterated the point: we screwed up. We could have stopped those killers, yet we didn't. And we didn't catch them afterwards either. We failed. For that, we should all be sorry, and hope that we have learned.

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