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A Sad Day For The Canadian Military

Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:28 pm

3 new deaths in Afghanistan push Canadian toll to 101
Friday, December 5, 2008 | 5:15 PM ET
CBC News

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.

More at: http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2008/12/05/afghan-soldiers.html
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The casualty count had entered triple digits...a very sad day. May the soldiers RIP.
 
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RE: A Sad Day For The Canadian Military

Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:55 pm

Gah.
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.

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RE: A Sad Day For The Canadian Military

Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:59 am

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 Sad 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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RE: A Sad Day For The Canadian Military

Sat Dec 06, 2008 4:53 pm

RIP to them.
The Canadians are very well respected out there, for good reason.
 
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RE: A Sad Day For The Canadian Military

Sat Dec 06, 2008 6:18 pm



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.

RIP to the three! They will not be forgotten!
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RE: A Sad Day For The Canadian Military

Sat Dec 06, 2008 8:31 pm

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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RE: A Sad Day For The Canadian Military

Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:24 am

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RE: A Sad Day For The Canadian Military

Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:15 am

RIP, my brothers and sisters.
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RE: A Sad Day For The Canadian Military

Sat Dec 13, 2008 10:34 pm

...make that 103.  Sad  Sad  Sad .... May they RIP.


3 Canadian soldiers killed, 1 injured in southern Afghanistan
Saturday, December 13, 2008 | 5:19 PM ET
CBC News

Three Canadian soldiers were killed and another was injured Saturday when their vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in southern Afghanistan, the Canadian military said.

More at: http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2008/12/13/afghanistan-canada.html
 
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RE: A Sad Day For The Canadian Military

Sun Dec 14, 2008 3:10 am

RIP.

At our Christmas Parade we had a ceremony to honour them, and those that have died in the last year.

Three of my shipmates are on standby to go in the next six months.
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RE: A Sad Day For The Canadian Military

Sun Dec 14, 2008 4:22 pm

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.

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RE: A Sad Day For The Canadian Military

Sun Dec 14, 2008 5:02 pm

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




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RE: A Sad Day For The Canadian Military

Mon Dec 15, 2008 5:18 pm

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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