Note to Mods - rant to follow, you may wish to move to some more obscure part of the forum...
Anyone who suspects the existence of a hidden agenda within the media that reflects an anti-military bias won't be surprised by the press offerings today (13 Jul):
Soldiers are drunks and drug users...
Fair dealings, blah, blah, blah
Vehicle no match for a roadside bomb
The unarmoured Gator should never have been allowed to travel on roads of Kandahar
June 21, 2007
It's little more than the military version of a putt-putt...
Another offensive, nasty commentary from the Globe and Mail. My emphasis added:
Do I have to say it? :o
Didn't see this posted before...
After a couple of days of abysmal reporting on the CF and Afghanistan, Paul Workman submitted this from Kandahar:
Factual, to the point and without...
A decent story on the tank deployment here:
The author has his facts correct and doesn't engage in the usual speculation and editorializing. Check out the comments section, though... ;D
I'm not too sure what to make of this. I normally have some respect for the BBC, but this story seems to have a spin to it. My emphasis added:
Comments from anyone deployed/deployed recently?
Apologies if this has already been posted - no real time to snoop around:
Of course, this will be lost on Jack Layton, the NDP and their fellow...
Ok, here's one that I need a hand with.
I'm after some general information regarding the 17th Cavalry Field Ambulance, which, I believe, was founded in Calgary in the 1908 timeframe and was around until approximately 1934. I am 90% certain that it was not activated as part of the CEF and that...
I thought these might be of interest:
National Guard New Orleans net: http://184.108.40.206:8000/
Louisiana State Police: http://stfunoob.com/nola/scanner.pls
The Interdictor Blog - pretty hairy reading: http://www.livejournal.com/users/interdictor/
If the live feeds are quiet, it may mean...
Canadian troops trade comfy digs to meet Afghans: New assignment will put soldiers in closer contact with the population
Canadian troops in Afghanistan have been too isolated from the population in their luxurious Camp Julien in Kabul, but defence chief Gen. Rick Hillier says that will change...
I was struck speechless by this today (well, almost). The article is from CP and reflects additional results of the survey quoted elsewhere on the Forums. What purpose is served by such inane, pointless and expensive surveys?
Military attracts violent louts - study
OTTAWA -- Young...