Death Squads versus Democracy

by Prof. Michael Keefer

Right-wing Canadian pundit Tom Flanagan contemplating Julian Assange's assassination.

Tom Flanagan, University of Calgary political science professor, right-wing pundit, and mentor and former senior adviser to Prime Minister Harper, has earned himself more international media attention during the past week than even he may have an appetite for.

On November 30th, Flanagan spoke as one of the regular panelists on CBC Television’s national political analysis program, Power and Politics with Evan Solomon. Staring into the camera, while across the bottom of the television screen there appeared a banner reading “WIKILEAKS LATEST: New document mentions PM Stephen Harper,” Flanagan had this to say about Julian Assange, the founder and editor of Wikileaks:

Well, I think Assange should be assassinated, actually. I think Obama should put out a contract and maybe use a drone or something.

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