Is this what the Mohawks are going for?
Mohawk Warriors from the Akwesasne Mohawk reserve near Cornwall say they will storm a Canada Border Services Agency post on Monday and shut down the international border crossing, unless their political leaders receive a commitment from the government not to arm border guards at the post, which stands on reserve territory.
The agency started arming guards in 2007, and officers at the Akwesasne reserve, which straddles the Ontario-Quebec-New York state boundary, are scheduled to begin carrying 9-mm guns on Monday.
The Mohawks say they don't want armed guards at the post because it would violate their sovereignty and increase the likelihood of violent confrontations.
"We are going to clear them (border guards) out," said Thomas Stacy, a middle-aged former professional wrestler who stood across from the border post with a small group of young men carrying large Mohawk Warrior flags.
Oh, great. We've got our own Hamas in Canada!
Send in the military as a deterrent against those extremists. Because terrorism is terrorism. Anti-state violence is anti-state violence. It must not be tolerated.
Canada can arm its border guards if it wants. No one has any business saying Canada can't.
No one has any business storming the border and pushing around the border guards.
This is Canada. Not the fecking Gaza Strip!
One must wonder why the Mohawks really want unarmed border guards. Do they or someone else they're collaborating with have plans which would be complicated by armed border guards?
Something doesn't smell right about their attitude. They, after all, like everyone else, have nothing to fear from the authorities, as long as they don't do anything illegal. Hell, even when they do illegal stuff, they get let go, unpunished! Non-Aboriginals don't enjoy this freedom to break the law!