As to Brad Sallows comment, yes, I agree. I spent literally months investigating this story, trying to find information, but it's not so easy to track everybody down and convince them to talk. And yes, I would love to see the radio logs. I have tried to get them, really tried, but have had no...
Yes. I agree with Colin. I did skim over the British victory at Kandahar. Inevitably this skimming was, at least partly, an issue of space. But still, I could have mentioned the Kandahar victory to give a better sense of balance. Point noted.
In the interest of, well, learning, I'll be hanging around watching this thread in case you want to yell at me for any errors, tell me I've got the whole thing wrong or just give general feedback, etc.
If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck it's likely to be a duck -- and not calling a duck a duck makes it a canard.
The longer we persist in believing that because it quacks, it's a duck, the harder it'll be to pry its teeth off our head when we finally...
Not all Islamic militants are terrorists - but there is no doubt that the London bombers used terror as a tactic - and they were all Islamic militants. Is that a meaningful distinction? Or mere tautology.
When you ask whether it's a meaningful distinction or a tautology you've hit...
mdh: though clearly improving, the CF's method of dealing with the media still kind of baffles me. it seems to me that, especially in a time of rising support among Canadians, the media is perhaps the single best way for the CF to help create a more accurate representation of itself among the...
on the topic of the use of 'terrorist by the media and partially, if not mostly, in response to mdh's excellently cogent post on the nature of the media in canada, I'd submit the following defense.
to me, the 7/7 event is best described this way: islamic militants carried out a terrorist attack...
Thanks for the info. As for whether or not the PRT is a go, well, nothing's for sure. But it would take some kind of wild political mess (Prime Minister Layton?) to stop it now. International commitments have been made.
And, as for where the PRT is located, I heard it's not in Kandahar (where...
What's the latest news on the upcoming PRT? I heard some units were given warning orders in February but haven't heard anything since. I'm sure things must be pretty advanced by now but there hasn't been much in the press. Anyone got the info?