Here we have yet another Canadian politician wallowing in his hatred for the USA. What will the Cannucks do about it? Probably nothing. They let terrorists come and go at will to and from Pakistan and points Mid Eastern every day without raising a hand. Why should they say anything about one of their OWN guys?
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Green candidate stands by remarks praising 9/11 ‘Beautiful’

A federal Green party candidate in Vancouver-Kingsway is standing behind a controversial editorial he wrote more than four years ago in which he describes the falling of the World Trade Center twin towers as “beautiful.”

The editorial, entitled, A Revolting Confession, was first published on Nov. 28, 2002 in an alternative newspaper, The Republic of East Vancouver, which Kevin Potvin founded.

“When I saw the first tower cascade down into that enormous plume of dust and paper, there was a little voice inside me that said, ‘Yeah!’ When the second tower came down the same way, that little voice said, ‘Beautiful!’ When the visage of the Pentagon appeared on the TV with a gaping and smoking hole in its side, that little voice had nearly taken me over, and I felt an urge to pump my fist in the air,” Mr. Potvin wrote in the editorial.

The 44-year-old bookstore owner, who ran for municipal office in Vancouver in 2005, said he at first withheld the editorial, publishing it only after he was approached by others who felt the same way.

“This is a revolting confession,” he wrote. “But it’s what happened.”

He continued: “I know lots of people were killed. But then again, I see lots of people getting killed whenever I turn the TV news on, and frankly, it doesn’t really get to me any more….

“Let’s face facts. If the news on the morning of September 11 was that 3,000 Tanzanians or Burmese had been killed, they wouldn’t have broken in on regularly scheduled programming, or cancelled football games, and there’d be no conversation about it the next day.”

Mr. Potvin said in a telephone interview last night that he is now skeptical that the events of 9/11 were entirely the work of terrorists.

“I have no idea what happened on that day, but it’s certainly not the story that Washington propagates.”

Mr. Potvin, who was recently acclaimed as a Green party candidate, is today meeting with voters to discuss “9/11 truth and its implications for Canadian foreign policy” at a downtown Vancouver cafe.

The Green party could not be reached for comment last night.

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