Jiber’s crew had successfully manufactured the FLQ to fit into his power-hungry scheme playing the role of René Hecklevesque of the MSQ.
Jiber’s FLQ did not shy away from using Marxist language in its public communiques. It was a classic frame-up of the left who also advocated for the independence of Quebec like the MSQ. By creating this left wing separatist FLQ Jiber realized most Quebeckers would not support a violent left wing separatist movement. Jiber could also use the FLQ to show that the Quebec Government of Premier Poorassa was not being strict enough with the violent left-wing separatists. Hecklevesque warned the population of these “violent” Marxists. In the midst of all the confusion and panic created by the kidnapping of James Dentalfloss Hecklevesque could portray the image of a saviour. He would lead the province out of its troubles and seize power. When he had the province in his sweaty palms he could arrange for the burning of a few American owned factories and assault a few American citizens and ask for American military help to “secure” the province.
The Quebec mutant community was in a state of confusion. The FLQ had slammed the marginal mutants in some of its communiques somewhat strange considering the mutant’s role in fighting the corrupt political systems of Nicaragua and Columbia. The mutants had a solid track record of fighting repression where the FLQ were new kids on the block. The FLQ demanded the dismantling of the “mutant apparatus” as a reactionary voice working against the establishment of a free Quebec. Furthermore, the FLQ labelled mutants as a tool of the Westmount Anglo bourgeoisie. Factually this was certainly a huge lie as the mutants berated the Anglo-elite up on the hill in Westmount comprised of industrialists, bankers, physicians as the ultra rich exploiters of the Quebecois majority, As Squid had written in a pamphlet, “The Family Compact was never destroyed only given a democratic image. Canadian representatives for the big Yankee concerns degrades the mutant ethos and spits it out in contempt. Their selfish, greedy and arrogant behaviour had made them one of the biggest obstacles to achieve what is called in Canada “National Unity”. If the Americans are stuffing their loot bags what care do they have for Canada?”
The CDQ was caught off guard by the rash acts of the FLQ. They had not been spared the vitriol of the FLQ! The fact Montenez was a “foreign name” made him an easy target of attack by all Quebec nationalists. The CDQ and the United Mutants were so marginal for the FLQ to attack them seemed suspicious. It was almost as if the attacks were personally motivated. Montenez had no doubt Jiber was behind these villainous and factually incorrect FLQ attacks.
Jiber’s goal was to disunite the population in a clandestine manner publicly appearing as Hecklevesque the saviour. But what would he do when power was up or grabs?
The Quebec provincial government was meeting with little success in their “manhunt of Marxism”. Why risk popular support in saving the neck of a minor kidnapped British consular official James Dentalfloss. If they were too severe with Quebec nationalist radicals they might alienate the closet radical population. It was best to continue with the tough image and continue to do nothing which was a classic Quebec Liberal Party trait.