SKYSERVICE_330 From Canada, joined Sep 2000, 1415 posts, RR: 5 Posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2529 times:
3 new deaths in Afghanistan push Canadian toll to 101
Friday, December 5, 2008 | 5:15 PM ET
Three Canadian soldiers were killed and two were wounded in separate incidents in Afghanistan on Friday, raising to more than 100 the number of Canadians who have died while serving in the war-torn country.
Jean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2116 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2500 times:
This is hard to hear - especially at a time where political turmoil at home is making it hard for the country as a whole to show purposeful appreciation and support for what the troops are doing.
I'm in the minority in my generation, in that I fully support the Afghanistan mission. I hope 'we' can effectively support the families while continuing to equip and support the troops themselves properly.
SkySurfer From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2417 times:
I saw a guy lowering the flags at RMC here in Kingston today as i was driving by and thought 'oh no' and then heard the news on the radio an hour later 100 gone now but not forgotten. Personally i believe they're serving an important mission and every soldier, dead or alive gave for a cause and for that they deserve so much from the people that don't serve, and i give them my utmost respect.
As a side note, on this same day 2 F-18's made high speed passes over CFB Kingston and Fort Henry. Just a simple training exercize but poignant all the same.
To those that serve, living or dead........i salute you!
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ZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1984 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2278 times:
Quoting Jean Leloup (Reply 1): I'm in the minority in my generation, in that I fully support the Afghanistan mission. I hope 'we' can effectively support the families while continuing to equip and support the troops themselves properly.
It really is a shame that there is not more of us who fully support not only the mission but the soldiers as well.
TheCol From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2038 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2225 times:
These brave men and women are national heroes, we are eternally indebted to them for their sacrifice.
Quoting ZBBYLW (Reply 4): It really is a shame that there is not more of us who fully support not only the mission but the soldiers as well.
Even though it is each person's right to support the mission or not, there are those of us who don't even recognize that we are at war, who our soldiers are fighting, and what they are fighting for. I feel for our fellow citizens in the military that have to put up with that attitude.
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MCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8670 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1706 times:
Very sad to see people die. Its harder if you knew them but even though you didn't, its still hard because were fighting for a cause Canada didn't have to enter to begin with. My brother in law is due to ship out in three months in Feb to Iraq and hes a convoy driver.
Beaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1690 times:
In order to understand the tribal logic in the Afghan/Pakistan border provinces,one should try to understand the principle of "Pashtunwali" -which is basically a tribal code of rules and codes,that has determed the local tribes -mainly the Pashtuns - for more than twenty centuries-.
So even Islamic Shari'a is less important to them than Pashunwali ! And the term Badal (justice/revenge) or blood-feud is the second most important rule.That means if somebody kills a member of your family the other family members have a duty to revenge the killing-even if it is in the next generation or the third generation after the incident.The more Pashtuns killed,the more Badal is spreading !
Pashtunwali gives no rights to women-they are not meant to be eligible for any sort of heritage ( but Sharia specifically determins the heritage rights for women ) and in the case of
adultery the simple rumor gives villagers the right to stone the two participants to death-whereas Sharia requires four witnesses. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pashtunwali
Ferengi80 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 690 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1599 times:
I proudly wear a badge on my shirt which says "Support Our Troops" and carries the Union Jack. I wear this not only for the British troops who are serving our country, but for all allied forces fighting for our freedom.
To the families of all the soldiers who have died in the recent conflicts - I stand and salute every single one of you. God bless you.
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