Merklin Muffley, April 26, 2013, The BURD REPORT,
On November 11, 8 am I showed up for work at the Ontario Motor League. For the rest of that day and the next most of my work was dispatching OML vehicles to Mississauga to assist emergency authorities. The previous night a derailment occurred and some tankers of toxics were blowing up. That was November 10, 1979, not “in the 1980’s” as Merklin Muffley contends.
At the time of the derailment, 284,000 people lived in Mississauga. They were not all evacuated. Only half of Merklin Muffley’s exaggerated 400,000 were evacuated. On Day Three after the derailment, 144,000 people returned home. Six days after the derailment the final area of evacuation was lifted, not “for over a week” as Merklin Muffley contends, but less than a week. More facts here.
It is one thing to spew inaccurate facts, but another to exaggerate them for the purpose of spreading a pathetic and malign fantasy. Merklin Muffley wants us to believe that the Mississauga train derailment was a terrorist act and that an entire institution was the terrorist.
Really? CP Rail committed a terrorist act? How did they do this? Merklin Muffley expects us to believe that a person or persons unknown or unnamed allowed a part to fail with the purpose of terrorizing a major urban centre with lethal vapours. It was a terrorist act declared Muffley, not an act of omission or negligence, but a deliberately planned and thought out act of terrorism.
Merkley’s whole contention in this regard has as much substance as a FARE leaflet.