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Blatchford: Nathan Cirillo killed performing most eternal, soldiery duty — Standing guard over one of his own

Posted October 22, 2014 by Christie Blatchford

He was such a modern young guy, Nathan Frank Cirillo, yet he died performing a task that is both so eternal and so soldierly, standing guard over one of his own. Cpl. Cirillo, just 24, was the soldier killed at […]

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Shooting of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo strengthens cadet’s resolve to serve his country

Posted October 22, 2014 by Anonymous

HAMILTON, Ont. — On the sun-dappled sidewalk outside the red-brick fortress that is the John W. Foote VC Armoury, they came to pay respects, many carrying bouquets of flowers, and some offering condolences to the quiet handful of soldiers on duty about 10 paces inside […]

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Harper’s Experiment to Wrap Canadians in “Protective Stupidity” Mission Accomplished?

Posted October 20, 2014 by The Mound of Sound

The Tyee’s Murray Dobbins laments the success Stephen Harper has had, with the powerful support of a shamelessly collaborative media, at manipulating the Canadian public.Harper’s amoral political calculations about who and when to bomb people has littl…

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A prime minister’s decision to go to war

Posted October 5, 2014 by JR

David Akin reminds us:

A Canadian prime minister determines that the activities of terrorists operating in a Muslim nation far from Canada’s shores is such a threat to Canada’s security, that he dispatches Canadian Forces on a combat mission. There is no debate or discussion in Parliament let alone a vote. There seems not to have even been a full cabinet discussion before the prime minister makes his decision. Simply a request from an American president.
That was all it took for Jean Chrétien to to begin what would become Canada’s decade-long war against terrorism in Afghanistan.

I’ve heard it said that Jean Chretien is supplying Justin Trudeau with backroom advice.  Could that be true?

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