dimanche 26 juillet 2009

Vallium anyone?

Last night the Saint Anne's ceremonies at the Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré basilica, near Québec city, were stopped, the basilica evacuated and the bomb squad called in. A strange parcel had been left unattended inside the church. As it turned out someone had forgotten a rosary in a pew (probably an American pilgrim, most Québecers nowadays don't even know what is a rosary).
Not so long ago a Montreal Metro station was shut...for a lunch bag left behind on a bench. Two weeks ago a man tied his backpack to his bicycle tied to a parking meter. When he came back the bomb squad had been called and had blown his bag open.
The Université du Québec à Montréal and two or three high schools were closed and evacuated during last spring exam sessions because of bomb alert...bogus everytime. We are in a state of near panic, including our ever more controling governements at all levels.
Seems to me that the so called "terrorists" are winning the war on nerves. Perhaps we all need to breathe through the nose, go take a walk in the country and relax a bit.

2 commentaires:

  1. I don't understand this panic. Were they all bogus bombs? And why Quebecers think they are the target of terrorists right in this moment? The international situation doesn't seem to justify these attacks to Canada at present. Yes, one must relax, terror being the aim of terrorists after all.
    On another note, I've seen you have not changed the blogroll that points to nowhere as far as Commentator and myself. Not that it matters....

    Nunc pax in terra, Graece (et Gallice) Homine

    (my Latin is rusty ....)

  2. I tried to change the way you and Commentator are listed, it just does not work and I don't know why.