What is transpiring in Canada is not that different than what some other nations have seen.
I have no idea who Cameron Ortis is or whether he is guilty of the accusations made against him. But there is much about this that I am familiar with: very familiar.
We must remind ourselves that all of this is alleged and not proven. Cameron Ortis is, of course, innocent until any of this is demonstrated beyond a reasonable doubt. It does not look good, but we must wait and see.
There are unanswered questions about Joshua Boyle and why the horrific ordeal he put his wife and kids through began in the first place.
I do not have answers to, what is at its core, a very complicated question. I wish I did.
CSIS makes mistakes too, but we all have a stake in its success.
The Islamic State isn't dead yet, and a new generation is embracing the terrorist regimes of Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler.
Don't let perfect be the enemy of the very good when it comes to Canadian counter terrorism.