Career-spanning Cream box set due out in November

Cream Band

Hard rock supergroup  trio Cream Band


Cream were a 1960s British rock supergroup power trio consisting of bassist/singer Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/singer Eric Clapton. Their sound was characterised by a hybrid of blues rock, hard rock and psychedelic rock, combining psychedelia-themed lyrics, Clapton’s blues guitar playing, Bruce’s operatic voice and prominent bass playing and Baker’s jazz-influenced drumming. The group’s third album, Wheels of Fire, was the world’s first platinum-selling double album. Cream are widely regarded as being the world’s first successful supergroup. In their career, they sold over 15 million albums worldwide. Cream’s music included songs based on traditional blues such as “Crossroads” and “Spoonful”, and modern blues such as “Born Under a Bad Sign”, as well as more eccentric songs such as “Strange Brew”, “Tales of Brave Ulysses” and “Toad”.



Cream’s biggest hits were “I Feel Free” (UK, number 11), “Sunshine of Your Love” (US, number 5), “White Room” (US, number 6), “Crossroads” (US, number 28), and “Badge” (UK, number 18). Cream made a significant impact on the popular music of the time, and, along with Jimi Hendrix, and Terry Kath of Chicago, popularised the use of the wah-wah pedal. They provided a heavy yet technically proficient musical theme that foreshadowed and influenced the emergence of British bands such as Led Zeppelin, The Jeff Beck Group and Black Sabbath in the late 1960s and the early 1970s. The band’s live performances influenced progressive rock acts such as Rush. Cream were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. They were included in both Rolling Stone and VH1’s lists of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time,” at number 67 and 61 respectively. They were also ranked number 16 on VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock”.

On November 24th, Universal Music Enterprises is set to release a box set featuring Cream’s entire original discography: four studio and two live albums.

According to a press release, each LP within the Cream: 1966-1972 set is pressed on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl. The collection comes housed within a rigid slipcase box and includes exact reproductions of each LP’s original artwork.

Formed in 1966, the legendary British rock supergroup was comprised of guitarist/singer Eric Clapton, bassist/singer Jack Bruce, and drummer Ginger Baker. Throughout their career, the trio dabbled in blues rock and psychedelic rock and delivered classics such as “Sunshine Of Your Love”, “White Room”, and “Crossroads”. In 1993, Cream were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2006, received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Pre-orders for the box set are ongoing.

Below, check out a picture of the box set and the full tracklist, followed by a few of Cream’s classic songs.


Cream: 1966-1972 Tracklist:

LP1: Fresh Cream (1966) Tracklist:
A1 N.S.U.
A2 Sleepy Time Time
A3 Dreaming
A4 Sweet Wine
A5 Spoonful
B1 Cat’s Squirrel
B2 Four Until Late
B3 Rollin’ And Tumblin’
B4 I’m So Glad
B5 Toad

LP2: Disraeli Gears (1967) Tracklist:
A1 Strange Brew
A2 Sunshine Of Your Love
A3 World Of Pain
A4 Dance The Night Away
A5 Blue Condition
B1 Tales Of Brave Ulysses
B3 We’re Going Wrong
B4 Outside Woman Blues
B5 Take It Back
B6 Mother’s Lament

LP3: Wheels Of Fire (1968) Tracklist:
A1 White Room
A2 Sitting On Top Of The World
A3 Passing The Time
A4 As You Said
B1 Pressed Rat And Warthog
B2 Politician
B3 Those Were The Days
B4 Born Under A Bad Sign
B5 Deserted Cities Of The Heart
C1 Crossroads – Live At The Fillmore
C2 Spoonful – Live At The Fillmore
D1 Traintime – Live At The Fillmore
D2 Toad – Live At The Fillmore

LP4: Goodbye (1969) Tracklist:
A1 I’m So Glad
A2 Politician
B1 Sitting On Top Of The World
B2 Badge
B3 Doing That Scrapyard Thing
B4 What A Bringdown

LP5: Live Cream (1970) Tracklist:
A1 N.S.U.
A2 Sleepy Time Time
A3 Lawdy Mama
B1 Sweet Wine
B2 Rollin’ And Tumblin’

LP6: Live Cream Volume II (1972) Tracklist:
A1 Deserted Cities Of The Heart
A2 White Room
A3 Politician
A4 Tales Of Brave Ulysses
B1 Sunshine Of Your Love
B2 Steppin’ Out (Mislisted as Hideaway on original LP pressings)

Dark clouds over Novorussia as Ukraine appoints war criminal as minister of war

The Saker
Vineyard of the Saker
Tue, 14 Oct 2014


Things decidedly do not look good right now. Poroshenko has 25_tnreplaced that clown Geletei with a bona fide war criminal, Col. Gen. Stepan Poltorak, a far more dangerous and evil character who used to be the commander-in-chief of the junta’s death squads (aka “national guard”).

The fact that Poroshenko would appoint such an odious figure indicates that he is trying to appease the neo-Nazis, who are demanding a full resumption of hostilities. Interestingly, just like Geletei,Poltorak is not a military man but a person who made his career in the Ministry of Internal Affairs from where he was picked to head the notorious “national guard”.

On the same day, Pavel Gubarev, the “people’s governor” of Donetsk was the victim of an attack on his vehicle. Even though he was not hit by bullets, he has suffered very serious head trauma as a result of the crash of his car. He is now in a hospital in Russia in very serious condition.


Pavel Gubarev

Pavel Gubarev

The list of potential candidates who had an interest in murdering Gubarev is long. First and foremost, I would list the Ukrainian oligarchs whose assets Gubarev had promised to seize then, of course, the junta and various Neo-Nazis. Next, I cannot exclude the possibility that Gubarev could have been targeted by his own Novorussian political enemies and, finally, I would not exclude that the attack could have come from those circles in Russia who would see him as an obstacle for their plans for Novorussia. Needless to say, the hurray-patriots will blame Putin. Regardless of who ordered this murder, the fact that Gubarev is in very serious condition in a Russian hospital is very bad news as this is bound to have an extremely polarizing and distruptive effect on the ungoing feud between various Novorussian leaders.

Comment: That Gubarev is recovering in a Russian hospital makes it highly unlikely the Russian or Novorossiyan governments ordered his hit. What is ‘The Saker’ trying to get at here?


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Finally, there are numerous reports of Ukrainian attacks all along the line of demarcation, including artillery strikes on Donetsk. The front has not moved much, but we are far away from the “days of silence” which had been announced (see map).

Novorussian intelligence sources are constantly reporting large concentrations of Ukie armor in various locations and the arrival of more troops. At the same time, the work for the the creation of the buffer zone seems to be continuing. I am getting the sickening feeling that just like the Georgians who worked with the Russian peacekeepers right until Saakashvili ordered his troops to attack, the Ukies will contine working on the demarcation line right up until the moment they will attack.

193582889Past experience shows that each time a top level US official visits Kiev, something very bad happens. Victoria Nuland (aka “f**k the EU”) has just concluded a visit to Kiev which received only very little coverage. The purpose of her trip was never clearly explained, and after she left, no official results of the trip were announced.

Comment: She was obviously there to discuss strategy with her underlings.
Things look decidedly bleak and the fact that there will soon be elections in Banderastan and Novorussia will not make things better.There is also a very real possibility that the US is considering dumping Poroshenko for another figure. I have an article on this tomorrow in Russia Insider and I will re-post it here. If that happens, we can expect an ever worse and more ruthless commander in chief for the Junta Repression Forces.How bad could it get?The military map shows that the Novorussian Armed Forces are in a fundamentally sound posture and that they should be able to prevent any deep Ukie incursion (unless,of course, the decide to pull the JRF in to better encircle it). I have it from an excellent source (about which I will tell you in a couple of weeks) that the morale of the Novorussians is sky high, though I cannot imagine that the infighting inside the Novorussian leadership will not have negative impact.

Comment: No need for super-secret spooky sources; it’s pretty obvious to anyone observing from afar that morale is better with the rebel forces that the imperial ones. Why wouldn’t it be? As for “infighting inside the Novorussian leadership”, ‘The Saker’ is making an assumption here. Again we have to ask, what is ‘The Saker’ getting at? By such suggestive notions, it’s almost like he’s trying to introduce confusion into Novorossiya’s situation.

The fact that Russia has, for the time being, decided to turn off the “aid-spigot” must also be demoralzing and no amount of guarantees given by the Kremlin can change that. Still, the NAF are far better trained, often better equipped (in qualitative terms only), their current posture is sound and Russia will, I am sure and my sources fully concur with this, re-open the “aid spigot” should the JRF attack again. The Ukies have their usual advantage in numbers (men, armor, artillery). I therefore have no reasons to believe that they will be more successful the next time around.

Superior morale and training: he will win

Superior morale and training: he will win

One more thing in conclusion: you have probably heard that western sources announced that the Russians had withdrawn (some vague) “forces” from the border; you might even have heard that the Russians confirmed it. This is all a big smokescreen. The Empire says “we scared the Russians” and the Russians reply “see how peace-loving a good we are?!”. In reality Russian forces are mobile enough that they don’t need to be close to the border to intervene in Novorussia. If a Russian intervention ever happens (say if Donetsk really risks being overrun by the Ukies), then this will mostly involve very mobile forces (special, airmobile and airborne), supported by fixed and rotary wing aircraft, which will give plenty of time for heavier forces to move in, if and when needed (which will not be very often). Check out the image above [BELOW] of Russian Airborne Forces training in the Caucasus: this is what a Russian intervention in Novorussia would like. Not long columns of tanks.



Political maneuverings in Ukraine, to what end? Poroshenko and Lavrov on the ceasefire

Poroshenko Red Eye Faces of Evil

Poroshenko Red Eye Faces of Evil

Signs of the Times

14 October 2014

On Sunday, October 12, RIA Novosti reported that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko made a statement on his official website saying the following:

We expect to achieve complete ceasefire in the coming days. Once this happens, the creation of a buffer zone will be launched. Both sides must pull out heavy weaponry at least 15 kilometers [9.3 miles] away into the controlled areas.

This comes at a time that has seen Ukrainian forces violate said ceasefire multiple times a day. The OSCE has reported on the shelling of multiple towns by Kiev forces, and Donetsk’s leadership has claimed Kiev violated the ceasefire a total of 17 times on Monday with shelling of residential areas killing 3 and injuring 7, with more attacks that night, bringing the total to 45 violations, at least 12 dead, with dozens more wounded. This comes after 16 civilians were reported killed on Sunday alone.

The continued violations on the part of Kiev have prompted DPR Prime Minister Zakharchenko to curb the planned “silence regime”, which would have seen Novorossiyan troops withdraw their artillery from the line of conflict if Kiev could abide by the ceasefire for 5 days.

Poroshenko, in his official statement, also mentioned that he had reached out to the OSCE to increase the number of monitors of the conflict to 1500, upon which they agreed.

Today, Tuesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said:

Today, the window of possibility to overcome the Ukrainian crisis is open. Practical measures are being agreed upon and implemented on the basis of ceasefire agreements reached on the initiative of presidents [Petro] Poroshenko and [Vladimir] Putin. The question is whether the conflicting Ukrainian sides will manage to complete this path toward solid peace or they will be hindered by those seeking to use the tragedy of the Ukrainian people to try to show Russia its place.

So while the leadership of both sides are making public claims to fully implement the ceasefire, establish a buffer zone between fighting forces, and increase international observers, the fighting continues.

What’s going on? According to Zakharchenko, the continued violations are not necessarily the result of orders from Kiev: individual commanders (some, like Right Sector’s battalions, being extremists not likely to follow orders they don’t like) are taking it on their own initiative to continue shelling civilian areas.

Do Poroshenko and his ‘advisers’ see the futility of the continuation of their “antiterrorist operation”? Are they merely trying to appease the extremist elements on whose support they have relied for exterminating Novorossiyans (e.g., by ‘retiring’ Defense Minister Geletey and replacing him with ATO commander Poltorak?), with the goal of actually implementing the ceasefire?

Have the rumors that Russia has cut off its covert aid to the militias, but that they will restart them if and when a new offensive is launched by Kiev, sufficiently scared Kiev’s military leadership? Or is Kiev merely talking peace while planning one more genocidal push on the orders of their U.S./NATO masters?


German MP: “Germany Has No Evidence of Who Shot Down MH17, Sanctions Russia Anyways”

German government leveled sanctions against Russia without confirmation of who shot down MH17

German government leveled sanctions against Russia without confirmation of who shot down MH17



Recently, German Left Party parliamentarian Alexander Neu gave an interview for Rossiya Segodnya. He shared his thoughts on several subjects, from the investigation and reaction by the European community to the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 to German’s proclaimed neutrality in its involvement in Ukraine. Alexander is a member of the Left faction and a deputy in the Bundestag. He is Chairman of the German Defense Committee and is a former member of the Yugoslavian OCSE.

Hello Alexander, thank you for speaking with us, can you tell us please about your recent inquiry into the crash of MH17 and its results?

Alexander Neu: On September 6, I requested a deputy’s inquest to the German government concerning the Boeing which was shot down over Ukraine. I was given a reply, which has now been released to the public. It was clear from the reply that, firstly, the German government had no idea whether MH17 was actually shot down. Secondly, if it had been shot down, the government couldn’t answer who the responsible party was. This, in short, was the result of the query. Two days later, The Hague published its first interim report from the Dutch Safety Board and it was announced the plane was hit by a missile, but again it was not said by whom. So at this point, who was to blame this point was not answered.

The reason why I decided to make the inquest to the government was that immediately after the disaster, they used the German media to unanimously blame Russia, either by directly doing so or by accusing them of supporting the fighters in the east of Ukraine… and it was on this basis that sanctions were leveled against Russia – the first round of them. And now the German government has confirmed  that it does not know who shot down the Boeing. This is astounding, because it means the first round of sanctions was enacted on the basis of speculation.

Why, in your view, is the investigation of the disaster taking so long?

Alexander Neu: I can imagine an investigation of this sort requires a lot of time. On the other hand, I found it very interesting that two weeks after the plane went down, suddenly there was a lull, both in the Western media and by Western governments. This really surprised me. Western journalists presented this narrative that Russia knew for certain who had shot the plane down and so did Ukraine and the US, but no one wanted to talk about it, since it would only intensify the conflict. In my opinion, this supposition by journalists does not stand up to criticism. I am almost certain that if it was Russia or the rebels who were to blame, and the West knew about it, then everything would have been done to tell the world community about it, to say that Russia or the rebels had perpetrated it. Since this still has not happened, the question remains about who is really to blame. And from here there are some new avenues of thought opening up, namely, that it could have been the Ukrainian side, either due to negligence, by accident or through a deliberate action on their part, in order to place blame on Russia. This is also a possibility.

The territory where the plane’s debris fell was hit many times by mass shelling by Ukrainian artillery. So finding any new evidence is pretty unlikely now; almost everything there has been destroyed. Also, why have the conversations between the pilots and the dispatchers still not been released?

Alexander Neu: If the pilots were talking to someone, whoever it may be, and these discussions have not been published, it is another example of the failure to inform the public…Why is this information not being released? And the more important point is, why is this information being hushed up? Why is the investigation not transparently being carried out? Again and again this brings me back to the question about who benefits from all this. Perhaps it is Ukraine after all, together with the United States, of course, and the West as a whole.

The Ukrainian regime would not do anything without the approval of the United States. This regime is, above all, a puppet of the Americans. The German government is also trying to influence the Ukrainian regime, with its own interests in mind, but mainly it is the Americans. The German government is an integral part of the Western Bloc, including in the front against Russia, and in this sense there is a certain logic, if we are talking about her loyalty to the Bloc. But there is no logic when it comes to genuinely contributing to the investigation.

What do you think about the intention of the German government to send German military forces to the conflict zone in east Ukraine?

Alexander Neu: My colleague from the Left Party, Andrej Hunko, asked the OSCE in Vienna whether the organization had appealed to the German government for German drone support. The OSCE replied stating, and I emphasize this, that they did not ask either the German or the French government for support via drones. And they certainly did not ask for military support in the form of troops or other military support. On Wednesday I told this to [German Defense Minister] von der Leien at a meeting of the parliamentary defense committee, where Ms. Von der Leien had said that yes, the OSCE had asked for support, but she gave no specifics.

In other words, von der Leien is pushing the drones, even though the OSCE had not specifically asked for them. We, the faction of the Left, insist that Germany and the West as a whole have no right to interfere in the military conflict in Ukraine in any way, as an arbitrator, so to speak. This is because Germany and France and the entire European Union, as well as the members of NATO are a part of the conflict. They are a part of it because they support the putschist regime. They’re supporting the Ukrainian regime with instructors and intelligence assistance. You cannot be a part of the conflict and at the same time a judge or a neutral observer. We see that Switzerland, the chairman of the OSCE, provides its drones (because Switzerland has drones to provide). Moreover, Austria will also provide drones via a private company –there is an agreement between the OSCE and this Austrian company. And this is normal, because these countries are neutral. But Germany isn’t, especially from a historical point of view. If German soldiers end up in Ukraine, in the former Soviet Union, where 27 million people lie on their [historical] conscience; if we go there in army uniforms, building ourselves up as judges and observers, how will all this look?

Canada: Babies’ Bodies Found in Locker


A police officer tapes off the scene at a Winnipeg U-Haul storage facility, where the remains of several infants were discovered on Monday. (Lindsay Tsuji/CBC)

A police officer tapes off the scene at a Winnipeg U-Haul storage facility, where the remains of several infants were discovered on Monday. (Lindsay Tsuji/CBC)

By Reuters – October 21, 2014

The Winnipeg police said Tuesday that they had discovered four infants’ remains — a number they could not cite with certainty — in a storage locker. They found the remains on Monday after being notified by the storage company, Constable Eric Hofley said. The episode “leaves many questions unanswered,” he said.

Police in Winnipeg are expected to provide an update today on the discovery of the remains of up to four babies in a storage locker.

Staff at a Winnipeg U-Haul facility found the bodies of as many as four infants while they were performing a routine inventory Monday of a storage locker with a delinquent owner.

Police were called immediately and removed several bodies in “various” states of decomposition, Const. Eric Hofley said at a press conference Tuesday.

“The remains were in a state such as it’s not obvious yet exactly whether we are dealing with four separate remains or three,” he said.

Staff at the U-Haul location in central Winnipeg near McPhillips St. and William Ave. refused to comment when reached by the Star. Razmin Mansoub, marketing company president for the U-Haul Company of Central Canada, confirmed employees made the discovery.


Winnipeg U-Haul locker contained 6 dead babies



Winnipeg police have charged a 40-year-old woman after the remains of 6 babies were found inside a storage locker.

Andrea Giesbrecht, who is also known as Andrea Naworynski, was arrested outside a home in The Maples neighbourhood and charged with six counts of concealing the body of a child.

The disturbing discovery was made by employees at a U-Haul facility in the city’s West Alexander neighbourhood Monday afternoon.

The U-Haul employees had gone in to clean out the locker because rental payments had not been made.

Police initially said they believed there were three or four bodies found in various states of decomposition, but they have now increased that to six.

Autopsies were planned on the remains to determine the cause of death and their ages, police said.

“A lengthy forensic examination and analysis, expected to be months in duration, has begun,” police stated in a news release on Wednesday.

Members of the police service’s child abuse unit are investigating, and depending on where that leads, members of the homicide unit could join in, police said.

Greg Brodsky, Giesbrecht’s lawyer, said he’ll be going to court on Thursday to set a bail hearing date for his client.

He said Giesbrecht was first arrested for homicide but those charges were changed to the offence of concealing bodies.

Police unclear how Giesbrecht came into possession of bodies. Not clear if she is the mother

The discovery of several dead babies in a Winnipeg storage locker is “tragic beyond belief,” say police.

Three or four bodies were found Monday afternoon in various states of decomposition, said police spokesman Const. Eric Hofley.

Autopsies are planned on the remains to determine exactly how many there are and the cause of death, he said. The autopsies will also determine their age.

Hofley said the bodies were newborns or someone “of a very young age.” They were “certainly not children,” he said, calling the situation “very disturbing” and “tragic beyond belief.”

“All that information will hopefully be determined as the days progress,” he said. “We will have further information tomorrow [Wednesday], I do know that for a fact.”

U-Haul scene

Police were on scene at a U-Haul storage facility in Winnipeg late Monday night. The bodies of several dead babies were found. (Lindsay Tsuji/CBC)

Hofley told reporters on Tuesday that in his 14 years as an officer he has never experienced anything like this.

‘How does that even happen?’

Police would not reveal the name of the storage facility, but CBC News has learned it was U-Haul on McPhillips Street and Elgin Avenue in the city’s West Alexander neighbourhood.

The bodies were found by employees who phoned police at about 1 p.m.

Sources told CBC News it’s a “gruesome scene” like something from a horror movie. It isn’t clear how long the bodies had been in the locker.

Barrington Francis, who rents a storage unit in the same facility, said he learned of the grisly discovery on the news Tuesday morning.

“I didn’t expect to get up in the morning and hear that four infants are dead in a storage unit. That’s bizarre and I don’t know how that even happens,” he said.

“How does that even happen, when you sneak four infants into a storage unit and nobody sees it, nobody knows?”

Storing human remains illegal, police say

Hofley said members of the Winnipeg Police Service’s child abuse unit are investigating, and depending on where that leads, members of the homicide unit could join in.

Even if it’s found there was no foul play involved, there will likely still be charges.

“Obviously, you’re not allowed to store or conceal human remains. That in itself would be a charge,” Hofley said.

“Again, until such time as the autopsies have determined what is the cause of this, we won’t know what the full extent of the charges may or may not be.”

Kirsten Kramar, a criminologist and the chair of the sociology department at the University of Winnipeg, says it’s “extremely rare” to find the bodies of several infants.

“These are the rarest of crimes. They garner a whole lot of attention, but they are extremely rare,” she told CBC News.

“There’s only one other case in recent history where two bodies of babies were found. That was in B.C., and the woman was just recently convicted and sentenced to five years in prison.”

Kramar said the challenge for investigators will be to determine whether the infants were born alive or not.

“Obviously, we don’t know who may have been present at the time of the birth,” she said.

“It’s extremely difficult for forensic scientists to tell us if the babies have been born alive or not, so that’s one of the challenges for sure.”

U-Haul ‘shocked and saddened’

U-Haul declined interview requests Tuesday but the company’s marketing president, Razmin Mansoub, released a statement saying it was “shocked and saddened” by the discovery.

The company would continue to co-operate with authorities, Mansoub added.

Full statement from U-Haul:

U-Haul team members made a disturbing discovery when taking inventory of a delinquent storage locker on Monday.

They immediately contacted law enforcement who believed the locker contained human remains. U-Haul is deeply shocked and saddened by this discovery.

Out of respect for the ongoing investigation, U-Haul cannot comment with any further details. We will continue to fully co-operate with authorities.






Soldier shot near Canadian parliament, multiple shots inside reported


This October 22, 2014 photo shows police and medical personell moving a wounded person into an ambulance at the scene of a shooting at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Canada. (AFP Photo/Michel Comte)

This October 22, 2014 photo shows police and medical personell moving a wounded person into an ambulance at the scene of a shooting at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Canada. (AFP Photo/Michel Comte)

RT news

Published time: October 22, 2014 

This October 22, 2014 photo shows police and medical personell moving a wounded person into an ambulance at the scene of a shooting at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Canada. (AFP Photo/Michel Comte)

“So I’m locked down in Center Block on Parliament Hill after at least one shooter burst in and opened fire,” local reporter Josh Wingrove stated. “I heard dozens of gunshots and the smell of gunpowder is heavy in the hallways right now.”

Wingrove also reported seeing a motionless body inside the parliament building, which he could not confirm to be either dead or alive.

Some 30 shots were fired inside the building, an eyewitness told Reuters. The gunman was subsequently chased by police into the center block of the building.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper managed to exit the building safely.

Associated Press Television News journalist Jorge Barrera reported that police are in possession of a photograph of the gunman, who reportedly has dark skin and long black hair. Barrera also tweeted that police have the suspect’s cellphone.
The incident comes a day after another soldier from Canada died in a road accident suspected to have been caused by an Islamic militant. He was one of two soldiers involved in the incident which was the first of its kind in Canada since it joined the fight against the Islamic State.

A Surete du Quebec (SQ) officer investigates an overturned vehicle in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec October 20, 2014.(Reuters / Christinne Muschi)

A Surete du Quebec (SQ) officer investigates an overturned vehicle in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec October 20, 2014.(Reuters / Christinne Muschi)

A soldier from Canada has been killed after a road accident suspected to have been caused by an Islamic militant. He was one of two soldiers involved in the attack which is the first of its kind in Canada since it joined the fight against IS.

The identity of the soldier who died on Tuesday has not yet been released, a police spokesman told Reuters. The 25-year-old driver, however, was identified by Canadian media as Martin Couture-Rouleau who was a Quebec resident.
The anonymous soldier had been walking near a Quebec shopping center when he was mowed down in an attack, following a car chase, which police officials say was deliberate. The incident took place in the town of Saint-Jean-sue-Richelieu on Monday. Rouleau was shot dead by police shortly after the attack.

His Facebook page, under the name Ahmad Rouleau, displays some anti-Christian and pro-Islamic posts.

Unnamed sources told local La Presse and Journal de Montreal, that Rouleau’s passport had been confiscated earlier in the year, while a neighbor, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said he became radicalized approximately a year ago.

A Surete du Quebec (SQ) officer investigates the scene of a police shooting in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec October 20, 2014.(Reuters / Christinne Muschi)

A Surete du Quebec (SQ) officer investigates the scene of a police shooting in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec October 20, 2014.(Reuters / Christinne Muschi)

He was apparently known to authorities, according to Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s office. Harper told reporters on Tuesday that the attack had been “clearly linked to terrorist ideology”.

Canada has frequently expressed concern over the potential for young men to become radicalized and has already committed itself to sending six fighter jets to participate in the anti-IS campaign in Iraq. It made the commitment on October 7.

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) stated on Monday that there was concern over how the IS social media campaign contributed to radicalization.

Jeff Yaworski, deputy director of operations at the spy agency said on Monday that the IS “message and successful social media strategy could inspire radicalized individuals to undertake attacks here in Canada.”

He added that there are some 50 people who are actively involved with IS in Canada. However, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has been monitoring roughly 90 individuals who have been intending to go abroad.