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Army Guy

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  1. It's not the same news around the world at all, did you think the news was the same on 9/11, on US news stations as it was on al Jazeer. no not the same news at all, one was reporting on a terrorist attack and the other was reporting Muslims around the globe cheering....It is crazy to think that everyone is getting the same news, in china, Russia, Ukraine etc... Even here in Canada there is a large difference in reporting from a right point of view and the others from a left point of view, same stories different coverages, different angles different perspectives. i mean why do people on here not take some sources serious and other gospel. Rebel news for instance same news way different take on it... The media is reporting news to make a buck not becasue they want to do you a favor and let you know whats going on, so yes they are going to put lipstick on every story becasue it sells... and if you can't see that, then maybe you have become nose blind to all the shit, everyone has been pushing as news...
  2. This country is so divided right now it is hard to know who is who, the right and left will not listen to each other at all, the unvaccinated and vaccinated are so divided that they want to jail and tax the other side...We have a PM that adds to all this shit, i mean does anyone really trust this government at all, or any federal party. It is not a segment but the majority of the population, that are beyond piss, with us starting our 3 rd year of this shit storm, and no relief in sight they are done... they want change, they want it now.
  3. Regardless of WHO covered the story, the question was have they discovered any remains todate. One would think that one measure would be the proof that could secure all this media... And yet we are being lead to believe that blips on the machine ARE the remains of lost children, and we automatically assume that they can't be anything else, like roots or metal etc...Where is the proof...who needs proof today. We are also lead that these children where killed with racist hatred by the church, and not of the sickness of the time... it seems we can be lead to conclusion pretty easily by the media...
  4. I agree , but for different reasons, Being made to or living up to our defensive pact treaties is another. If Russia does attack Ukraine their will be a NATO response, one has to pray it is not a military option but then again thats all that will be left really. Canada's military is almost at the point of being irrelevant, to every thing including looking after our sovereignty much less than anyone else. Canadians are responsible for this state no one else, this is the military they want...The same goes for the state of our health care system, or our infra structure, it is the way it is becasue that is exactly how we want it...was health care or infra structure even a point during the election campaign. What this means to Canada is it will be forced to deploy troops with not enough training and obsolete equipment. This is not Afghanistan where their are no tanks, aircraft or other ground systems that will be light years ahead of our most capable equipment. That could only result in mass coffins coming back to Canada.
  5. As much as i really don't like the left, it was the conservative Government that cut Vets benefits, they also slashed the military budget to leave a surplus for the liberals... all parties have their finger prints all over todays military state of affairs. For some reason Canadians are afraid of the military, they just don't want anything to do with it...they are fully aware of its poor condition, and have done nothing... it is very telling...
  6. your not very convincing...and you don't have to be, your free to believe in what ever you want...as i am Correct me if I'm wrong but the whole crucifixion thing was God's idea to pay for mans sins, he sacrificed his son.....I guess all those innocent people that lives were taken in war were to pay for what exactly.. and if he is just hanging around watching and not doing anything, what is the point of the whole religious thing...
  7. So i am simply going to have to take your word on it ? That almighty God was there but just choose to watch that day...... Not saying my experience is as bad as those that faced NAZI concentration camps, but do you think god was in those places...
  8. Every Soldier has his own tolerances to war Mr Boykin is obvious a much harder man than I am. And we clearly had much different jobs, he worked on a strategic level and got to make a difference in the shape of the war, Me, i did the same thing over and over again patrol to contact with the enemy, kick the shit out of him and all his buddies, and get kicked back and do it all over again the next day... God was never in the places i was in, it was nothing but pure evil.... you can't convince me he was in places like Somalia where the country was starving to death form the lack of food, and top it all of, it was in the center of a civil war every where there was death and violence bodies in the streets, along the road sides, run over like road kill here in Canada until you could not tell it was once human... Or Afghanistan where Terrorist strapped explosive onto a 6 year old and told him to drive his bike into our check point.... those that suffer most are always women and kids...Ya no fuc*king god there, You have every right to believe in what you want, me, my whole military career has made me weary of the whole religious thing...
  9. Canadians on both sides of the political spectrum have bought into the entire "WE don't need a military, or who is going to attack us meme" besides there is simply nothing in it for the Average Canadian. Both sides have stripped our military of everything, and now military people are leaving in droves becasue they are tired of giving their all, while Canadians piss all over them and their ideals. They see it as a waste of funds that cold be directed towards them in some way..., they have moved on and could not give a rats ass about anything military or it's soldiers...not all but most... Why we as Canadians still have a military, well it is an employment giant for one, next it has the largest pork barrel in the country, i mean where else can you buy a 200 million boat and pay a bil plus for it...Defense of this country has nothing to do with it, i mean 5G network is a gleaming example, we are still debating giving it to the Chinese...
  10. I'm not a 100 % believer, I've pray to him when my life was in danger, and i also prayed to him to thank him for all my good things....I've been to a few or the worlds shit holes, or conflict areas, your not going to convince me that a higher power was present and allowed all that shit to happen to good people...the only thing there was 100 % evil...so he is not everywhere.
  11. Getting the vaccination does not mean your not getting covid, it means your chances of dying from covid is much less. So yes everyone can get it and yes everyone can spread it.... and we were told in the early stages those shots had 90% or greater efficacy and 2 shots and you be good, , and they also said they were safe...It seems we were either misled or the research was not 100 % accurate.
  12. We all have choices to make, perhaps you are trying to say the unvaccinated want choices without consequences, which we have never had in this country, your free to speed on any road you want, the consequences are you'll get a ticket or go to jail, don't get the jab and there is consequences put in place, you can get it or live with the consequences those are the choices everyone gets... yo don't have to like them but they are choices... When the choices totally restrict basic freedoms or go beyond that like making unvaccinated pay medical fees or higher taxes, rounding them up putting them in jail or camps or any of the other retarded things that have been suggested then i'm on your side...but nobody gets it both ways...
  13. The chips thing is just going to grow, remember climate change and converting to EV vehs, more power plants etc etc.... We just spent 350 bil and we are going to add a shit ton more, you think we can't pay the premium, or do we still need to rely on foreign supply chains to in much need medical machines, PPE, our own vital medication supply. the pandemic has shown the weakness of the global supply chain, and what most government will do to ensure domestic supply is first and foremost. there is no reason we can not take a lesson learned here and put some measures in place to prevent future crises, this is not our first pandemic you think we should have learned something...
  14. I'm not saying i don't believe in god, You can believe in what ever you want to, i try to limit my religious believes myself and stay away from the bible, i have been to a lot of places that god has just up and left, and has not yet come back to.
  15. Atleast they are planning for the future, like we are suppose to do with PPE, Some medical equipment, and medication manufacture, have you heard anything about that lately... Anything would be better than what we have now right ? Moving manufacturing back to North America is a good thing regardless of how this effects the over all problem. Sometimes it's not about being competitive it is about survival as a nation in a crises.
  16. Thats not what i asked you : They can argue all you want, but if they are going to tell me that life under North Korea rule , Sadam, Muammar Gaddafi,Taliban would have been better, than say democracy offered by the US, then i would say convince me ? Everything in life is about the sales pitch, war is no different. Nor does the lesson learned from each conflict it means nothing more than how to prepare for the next one, period. And now we are painting the entire military and law enforcement as Rednecks, Racists supremacists' , when there has been a couple of incidents in the forces and those people were routed out. As for nationalism not sure why that is so bad, Canada could use a huge dose of nationalism . unless it is uncool to promote Canada or be proud of being Canadian ? Not even sure what you mean about ex military law enforcement , maybe you have had a bad experience with an ex service person now cop... but it is the Canadians thing to do is point fingers... Canadians don't give a crap about our military or what it does so not sure why all the negative military references . Those that serve in the military don't join because you think they are looking for a little adventure, they are looking for a job to feed their families....i know disgusting right, most will release after completing one tour overseas...becasue they get a good look at what war is really like. And it is not one percent that join, not even close, Keep trying...
  17. Yes everyone is effected, but what action are we as a nation doing about it. The US is having a chip manufacture plant built in the US, did we jump on that train, nope...Instead we offer Canadians more CERB, for some reason, i mean Justin has already said everyone put out of work is now back, unemployment has dropped greatly... and yet if everyone is back to work who are we paying CERB to, Even the large manufacturer are having labor shortages, what program is there to put these people back to work. Top it all off the price of fuel is sky rocketed driving the price of everything out of control, of course climate change taxes or other federal taxes has nothing to do with that. so no relief in that direction either...as for the drivers, has the government even offed incentives to get vaccinated, nothing except mandate things that so far are not working...
  18. What do we think we are doing here ? We are acting like we are 10 feet tall and ripped from head to toe with muscles...when in reality Canada is a nobody on the inter national stage, with NO means as a nation to enforce any foreign policy let alone ours at the best of times. This is not Afghanistan were we could could stand up and own some of our responsibility as a NATO partner with what little military equipment we had, And i don't want to sound like i finally flip my lid.... but this is real and we are way out of our league here. This is a very large Russian military force that is far better equipped than we will ever be. What will we gain if our government decides to take the military option and sends our men and women into battle with a military that will crush us in a blink of an eye. I truly hope that Canadians draw the line here and now, If we as a nation can't be bothered to take care of our vets and military here and now, we should atleast have the balls to say NO you can't send them...we are not ready for this type of conflict yet and are 20 years out before we are... and i know the majority out there really don't give a F888 about them, but it is a suicide mission. Canada poised to unveil ‘further support’ for Ukraine amid Russian aggression: Anand (msn.com)
  19. Another chance for the conservatives to find out if O Toole is still their man, There are some cracks already with frustrated members. And although I'm not an expert but now seems like a good time for a leadership challenge, "not like Justin will call another election any time soon" So if not O Toole then who ? is there any one new out there we are not aware of that could challenge the left and win ? Do we toss O Toole and try again seems like a conservative tradition. O’Toole facing crucial test as Conservative MPs gather for caucus retreat (msn.com)
  20. I think Michael is a fan of yours, you guys should PM each other, maybe smoke some weed, or a good glass of whiskey.
  21. Why now, up until now they have been exempt to allow the free flow of goods, to not cause more stress on the supply chain...So what has changed, well supply chain is still getting worse, already a massive shortage of drivers, why would we need further restrictions now that will only make things much worse... This is just another example of what the government can screw up on both sides of the border..
  22. I see your making friends again, eyeball.
  23. They can argue all you want, but if they are going to tell me that life under North Korea rule , Sadam, Muammar Gaddafi,Taliban would have been better, than say democracy offered by the US, then i would say convince me.
  24. Russian conflict in Afghanistan happened during 1979-1989. Sorry the Taliban did not exist during the CIA actions in Afghanistan, US was supporting Mujahedeen, although alot of the Mujahedeen did cross over to the Taliban, but not until much later, 1994 to 1996 they were classified as a militia.... Taliban did not come to the world stage until 1992 after a civil war in Afghanistan As for Osama, He hated the US, i doubt he would have anything to do with them during the Russian Afghanistan conflict. After leaving college in 1979, bin Laden went to Pakistan, joined Abdullah Azzam and used money and machinery from his own construction company to help the Mujahideen resistance in the Soviet–Afghan War.[98] He later told a journalist: "I felt outraged that an injustice had been committed against the people of Afghanistan."[99] From 1979 to 1992, the United States (as part of CIA activities in Afghanistan, specifically Operation Cyclone), Saudi Arabia, and China provided between $6–12 billion worth of financial aid and weapons to tens of thousands of mujahideen through Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).[100] British journalist Jason Burke wrote that "He did not receive any direct funding or training from the US during the 1980s. Nor did his followers. The Afghan mujahideen, via Pakistan's ISI intelligence agency, received large amounts of both. Some bled to the Arabs fighting the Soviets but nothing significant."[101] Bin Laden met and built relations with Hamid Gul, who was a three-star general in the Pakistani army and head of the ISI agency. Although the United States provided the money and weapons, the training of militant groups was entirely done by the Pakistani Armed Forces and the ISI.[102] According to some CIA officers, beginning in early 1980, bin Laden acted as a liaison between the Saudi General Intelligence Presidency (GIP) and Afghan warlords, but no evidence of contact between the CIA and Bin Laden exists in the CIA archives. Steve Coll states that although bin Laden may not have been a formal, salaried GIP agent, "it seems clear that bin Laden did have a substantial relationship with Saudi intelligence."[103] By 1984, bin Laden and Azzam established Maktab al-Khidamat, which funneled money, arms, and fighters from around the Arab world into Afghanistan. Through al-Khadamat, bin Laden's inherited family fortune[105] paid for air tickets and accommodation, paid for paperwork with Pakistani authorities and provided other such services for the jihadi fighters. Bin Laden established camps inside Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan and trained volunteers from across the Muslim world to fight against the Soviet-backed regime, the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan. Between 1986 and 1987, bin Laden set up a base in eastern Afghanistan for several dozen of his own Arab soldiers.[106] From this base, bin Laden participated in some combat activity against the Soviets, such as the Battle of Jaji in 1987.[106] Despite its little strategic significance, the battle was lionized in the mainstream Arab press.[106] It was during this time that he became idolised by many Arabs.[15] Saddam i'm not sure sure off, but hey 1 out of 3 is a good batting average.
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