Kirk Makin | Feb. 20, 1999 | Eugene Harasymiw
Thanks "For crimes not committed"

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Subject: "For crimes not committed" (Feb. 20/99)
Author: [email protected] at Internet
Date: 02/20/1999 9:00 PM

Dear Mr. Makin:

Once again, on behalf of our 1,000 member group, Alberta Ukrainian Self-Reliance League, and without doubt speaking for many, many Canadians, I would like to congratulate you on a masterful article on the so-called war crimes prosecution issue in Canada appearing in the G & M today.

Without taking anything away from the G & M, that newspaper has not been in the front lines of attacking established Canadian mythology, such as the assertion that there are "thousands" of Nazi war criminals in our midst -- a politically motivated falsification intended to destroy several "ethnic" communities in order to propagate the objectives of a powerful (and ruthless) lobby.

We would earnestly ask you to consider continuing your quest of exposing this debasement of our justice system. The corruption that has infected the U.S. justice system, largely through the efforts of this same lobby and henchmen like Neal Sher, must not be allowed to continue eroding the rule of law so cherished in this nation.

We realize things will not likely be easy for you in the coming weeks -- "the lobby" has a way of making things very uncomfortable for those who challenge their primacy and agenda. My your God grant you the continued strength to seek true justice and to withstand those who would calumniate others to satiate their twisted sense of retribution.

Eugene Harasymiw, LL.B.

From: [email protected]
Sent: February 22, 1999 8:54 AM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Response to Feb. 20 email

Dear Mr. Harasymiw:

Thank you again. I will certainly try to keep abreast of developments in this area as well as individual cases. At some point, I'm sure I will again prepare something reasonably ambitious, looking for patterns in the prosecutions and strengths or weaknesses. It is not the sort of subject matter I can write about on a full-time basis - if only because I there is a large spectrum of legal events I'm required to cover - but should you become aware of anything dramatic or significant, please let me know.

Yours sincerely,

Kirk Makin

Subject: RE: Response to Feb. 20 email
Author: [email protected] at Internet
Date: 02/22/1999 9:06 PM

Mr. Makin:

Thank you once again. I certainly will contact you when the appropriate time comes. I do appreciate that you cannot concentrate on one story to the detriment of all others in the legal field.

One small thought. Would you consider some day -- not soon -- putting to paper a candid description of the heat/acrimony/abuse you have no doubt had to endure as a result of your bold article and reporting? Canadians would LOVE to hear about it, as I'm sure you are putting up with a lot of pressure and, shall we say, persuasion, in an attempt to make you see the "folly" of your ways.

I didn't say it before, but I'll say it now. Every single one of my organization's thousand plus members supports you on this one. You're NOT alone, sir.

Eugene Harasymiw, LL.B.

From: [email protected]
Sent: February 22, 1999 11:18 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Re[2]: Response to Feb. 20 email

Mr. Harasymiw:

You will probably be surprised to hear that so far, we have only received one negative letter about the Dueck story. In contrast, there have been about 20 positive ones, including your own. I believe the paper is also running an editorial tomorrow denouncing injustice perpetrated in the Dueck case. I guess we'll see if that stirs up any more acrimony, but so far, it is amazingly quiet.

Kirk Makin