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Apparently I support murderers….

This is what I was accused of today for stating that I support ISAF involvement in Afghanistan….don’t worry, I’m just as confused as you probably will be. I want to see you explain to your grandchildren why you not only stood by and did nothing while innocents were tortured and murdered, but you actually supported […]

Pack the Heat

With news that kidnapped aid worker Margaret Hassan has been executed in Iraq, I thought it would be appropriate to post something that I came across (scroll about a quarter of the way down the page) a few weeks ago which was written in response to a previous execution. If the FCO wants to issue […]

On a less serious note…

Worried about potential troop shortages in Iraq, The Onion reports that the Pentagon is dispatching the 8th Mall Security Division to bolster over-worked Coalition forces. “I had to retrain my eye to spot the particular dangers over here in sand-land,” London said. “Yesterday, this kid with a bulge down his shirtfront comes around the corner. […]

11th Hour of the 11th Day, of the 11th Month

This will be the first time in many years that I haven’t attended a Remembrance Day ceremony. I didn’t have a poppy this year, so I made my own, but it fell off a few days ago. On 15 September 1944, a flight of Hawker Typhoons from No. 438 RCAF Squadron (Wild Cats) took off […]

Tanked Relations

Relations between the P.R.C. and their island neighbor Japan, have never exactly been what one would describe as ‘warm’…and I would suspect that they won’t be getting any warmer with this blunder on Japan’s part. Japan’s Kyodo news agency reportedly revealed on Sunday the country’s Defense Agency will revise its security strategy based upon three […]

Arm Chair Generals

It seems like the whole world will be watching this one. The battle for control of Fallujah — seen by U.S. and Iraqi authorities as crucial for the pacification of Iraq — has begun with air strikes and a major buildup of force outside the Sunni city. The next stage — a potentially very violent, […]

Weekend Warriors

From the organization which brought you four dead Canadians in Afghanistan. Best part is, you only serve two weekends a month…. A National Guard F-16 fighter jet on a nighttime training mission strafed an elementary school with 25 rounds of ammunition, authorities said Thursday. No one was injured. Alright…is it just me, or does anyone […]

Ignatieff

I know this topic has been beat to death, but I love this guy. “When democracies fight terrorism, they are defending the proposition that their political life should be free of violence. But defeating terror requires violence. It may also require coercion, secrecy, deception, even violation of rights. How can democracies resort to these means […]

Missle Defense

I know I’m deviating from my recent Chinese theme, but I want to throw in my two bits on some Canadian issues. Parliament is set to vote on involvement in the American fronted missile defense project, and it looks like it is going to pass. “The government agreed Monday to hold a Commons vote on […]

The Chinese Los Alamos

40 years ago yesterday, China became the world’s fifth nuclear power. When China shocked the world with the appearance of a mushroom cloud over the Lop Nur salt lake on Oct. 16, 1964 — 40 years ago yesterday — it was the fruit of arduous work at “Nuclear City” in northwestern Qinghai Province. I wonder […]

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