Bloody US and their war.....
Bloody US and their war.....
Many Canadian Troops are on the ground in Afghanistan fighting Al-Qaeda.
The US invasion and occupation in Iraq may be ill conceived at best, though few would argue against the trial of Saddam - but his botched up exection just exemplifies the whole mess over there.
The War against Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan is much more relevant to world order.
I have riding friends and sons of riding friends serving in both the US, GB and Cdn forces over there and all I want is for them to make it home safe. My pals who are tours 2 and 3 with the CDn forces seem to feel they are making a difference, my pals in the US Forces Don't talk too much but I believe they feel they are in another Viet Nam CF.
While I am sorry the PD was cancelled if you were in the sponsor's shoes what would you do differently?
BCSB had mountains of experience with a lot of things. #1 on that list is pouring out bullshit to dumb questions by the Gigabyte. (TripleTime, 12-10-2014 03:19 PM)
the terrorists have won
give them their trophy
"I dread beyond all else the growth of the petty tyranny of restrictive legislation, the transference of disciplinary authority from the judiciary to the constabulary, the abandonment of every constitutional safeguard of individual liberty."
That's pretty wimpy on the part of the organizers. Too bad, as I love the Dakar. As for the "War on Terror", that whole thing has been pretty much debunked as the "War by the US on Civil Liberties". There is no Taliban in Afghanistan, and no al-Qaeda in Irag or Afghanistan either. These are all red herrings and bogeymen designed to scare us into submission. The trial of Hussein was an outrage against international law. Invade a country, premeditated and without cause, then capture and execute the leader because he "wasn't a nice guy". Hmmm, that's quite a precedent to set, and one of an extreme fascistic nature. But I guess the ends justify the means, right? And playing the old patriotism card just doesn't cut it, either. Our troops have been placed in an untenable situation, where they are being killed regularly, to appease American foreign policy by a boot-licking, sycophantic regime in Ottawa. That's nothing to be proud of. Matter of fact, I'm renouncing my Canadian citizenship, since, if push came to shove, "my" government would cut me loose in a heartbeat, like they did with Maher Arar and William Sampson. Disgraceful.
Vince, you gotta learn to use the war on terror to your advantage. Now that I know a simple bomb threat here and there will allow me to shut down whatever event I want, I plan on first doing away with that Pride Parade thing. Next on my hit list will be possibly that whole Disney on Ice fiasco.
Vince, we have never had such unprecedented power as we do now!
Boarder, I guess you believe, verbatim, what war criminals such as G.W. Bush tell you? There never was any connection between the secular Hussein and the allegedly fanatical Muslim al-Qaeda, something which even the CIA had to concede was a complete fabrication. Apparently, this joke is still fooling people. You can call the resistance in Afghanistan the Taliban, or whatever you wish. I remember back in 1979, when the Soviets invaded, the "heroic" resisters of that invasion were called the "Mujahadeen". You might want to check out the timeless piece of filmmaking by Noam Chomsky called "Manufacturing Consent", which, while it doesn't specifically deal with this issue, might expand your mind a little.
Taliban are very real, and up until 6 years ago living in that area as a woman was literally hell. They're taking small steps to gaining civil rights, and they deserve it. You want to hear what's actually disgusting? A friend of mine was in the area in 2000 and witnessed a public stoning of a woman that was sick of her shitty husband beating her up. Crowds of people including kids would all take part. That's bloody disgusting. Why do you think so many press photographers from those regions end up killing themselves? It's sick
There's no money to be made in Afgan, why manufacture a war with no gain? Even the idea that it'll lead to bigger vision to take over Iraq is bullshit. They've spent 3 trillion dollars already, that money ain't coming back.
Renoucing your citizenship...fack, we're so lucky to live here. We all take so much for granted. At least the men and women in afgan are making a difference for people that are living in fear...what are you doing for them?
anyone wanna lend me a bike ?
The Taliban in Afghanistan is the political incarnation of what was once the Mujahadeen.
The US trained and funded the Mujahadeen, including bin Ladin, to fight the Soviets by proxy in the 70's and early 80's.
Bin Ladin and Al Quaeda operated with relative impunity in the mountainous region along the Afghani/Pakistani border.
The team that comprised the first Bush administration had a plan in place to invade Iraq before he was elected.
Neither the Taliban nor al Quaeda had any significant presence in secular Iraq before the 2003 invasion by the US and its "Coalition of the Willing".
Coalition forces in Afghanistan were <this close> to capturing bin Ladin when they were pulled out to invade Iraq.
Now, al Quaeda is one of several armed factions in Iraq fighting with the Coalition forces and each other.
These different groups in Iraq all hate the US, though most of them NOT because of extreme Muslim fundamentalism, but rather because the Coalition forces are a bunch of foreigners who invaded their country, killed their leader and around 100,000 of their countrymen, women and children, destroyed their country, and REFUSE TO LEAVE.
Does any of that make less sense somehow than the bullsh*t we're fed by the American media?
Anyway, that's my rant. What were we talking about again? Oh yeah, I think it sucks that they canceled the Dakar. People die in it every year anyway, so the only difference this year would have been HOW.
I would like to add that I was in the first Gulf war and I can tell you that Saudi Arabia and Kuwait is no better in respects to many of these human rights violations. I seen it for myself first hand. If nothing else, this war has kept Saudi Arabia in "check".
Or so it goes. . .
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