‘Not here, asshole’
What are Canadians doing in Afghanistan?
I can see how American soldiers might be duped into fighting this misbegotten war for oil in the Caspian Sea Basin.
After 9/11, George pointed the finger at the 'Taliban', insisting they were in on it because they demanded EVIDENCE before handing over OBL. (Blasphemy. Americans never ask for that.)
But, what the hell are Canadians thinking? Why are they in Afghanistan???
Canadian soldiers normally sleep well with the sound of the huge 30-mm Gatling guns, knowing that the lumbering warplanes strike fear into insurgents. The Taliban have even nicknamed the A-10 "the silent gun," for its unnerving way of moving quietly across the Afghan skies and surprising them with its volleys fired at a rate of thousands a minute.Little does he know - if Americans learned anything from Israelis - that will simply make him an easier target.
But yesterday morning, after news of the mishap that killed Private Mark Anthony Graham and left dozens injured, the A-10's unnatural sound made the Canadians glance nervously at the sky.
"We should spray-paint a big circle around us, with an arrow that says 'Not here, asshole,' " one soldier said, packing up his sleeping gear.
"Everyone was in shock, upset, unsure," she said. "Every time we'd listen back there'd be more and more and more. And we didn't know who they were, and we didn't know what their status was and how quickly we could get them evacuated. It was very sullen. It was very sad."And you better believe, it will happen again because all you grunts are expendable to the folks in charge - whether you're American, British, Canadian, or Israeli. (Well, maybe you'll get special treatment if you're Israeli.)* * *Inside the command post, soldiers were wondering how a U.S. warplane could target a known Canadian position in daylight.
"They're asking: How could that happen?" said MCpl. Roger Boudreau, 40, a radio operator from Halifax. "Unfortunately it did happen, it's happened before, and you can't take it back."
Corporal Pedro Mckelvey, 36, of the Royal Canadian Regiment, said the troops will need a couple of days before they fully recover their taste for the fight.
"Whether we lost comrades, that won't affect our mission going forward," he said. "Of course we're going to be in the grey zone for a bit, we're not going to be completely zoned into our mission and focus. But I'm sure just one day or two, we'll be back and focused again, and ready to carry on with the mission."
Back to business as usual - killing every military-age male in sight with no uniform.
When will these soldiers learn that they're fighting the wrong people?
These are not your enemies. Your enemies dismantle your industries at home, outsource your jobs, and manufacture the bullets and bombs that kill your comrades in the battlefield.
Wakeup people. You're being had - in an awful bad way.
You think your mission is to get Osama Bin Laden. But, I have news for you:
He's not here, asshole.
In fact, he's been dead for ages.
Thanks, Canadian Spectator