Canadian soldiers die in Afghanistan?
I am sad to hear every day that cnd soldiers are beeing ambushed and attacked and ultimately killed in this taliban country. Do you believe that Harper should pull out troups and let this wreckage be..... there is not much we can do....they don't want the foreign troups there..... I agree for Cnd and international PeaceKeepers to go there and restore the mess....but these talibans and its insurgents have to be wiped from the face of the earth first. Any opinions?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavourite answer
First of all, Canadian Forces do not take casualties every day. Yes, the media keeps throwing this at the public because it's something that the public wants to hear.
And by the way, Peacekeeping only works if there is a peace to be kept. Afghanistan is a place where the rule of law doesn't extend much past the suburbs of Kabul, where warlords, terrorists and drug lords and Taliban can operate in impunity. Our job out there as soldiers isn't to keep a peace that doesn't exist. It's to stabilize that country, to create the peace that Afgahnistan needs to grow and stand on its own two feet. Our commitment to that country is not a mess. Granted, we're operating in a hot zone that is rife with violence, but this is what we train for. The Canadian Forces are not a heavily armed police force. We are soldiers and we do soldiers' work: we find the enemy, engage them and vanquish them and do the reconstruction jobs that no civilian contractor would touch with a ten foot pole.
We deal in dangerous situations. More so than cops ever will. And a great deal more so than the civilians back home who think that it's too dangerous to have soldiers doing what we've been training for.
But if Harper pulls our troops out, it's game over for Canada and the Canadian Forces. We'll forever be seen as even more of a joke on the international front as we might have been seen in the past. Yes, it is regrettable that soldiers die overseas. I even have friends out there risking their necks, so guess what? I'm as worried as the next man when I hear that a soldier whose name hasn't been released yet is going to come home in a box. But it's time to smell the coffee: soldiers die. And those 40 brave men and women who have died in Afghanistan died serving not only their country but helping make life better for Afghan civilians who want to have a place where they can live without the fear of being conscripted in some warlord's militia or enslaved by opium poppy farmers.Source(s): Six and a half years in the Canadian Forces and counting, and slated for a deployment to Afghanistan next summer.
- Mr EdLv 71 decade ago
Actually our purpose in going to Afghanistan was not to bring peace or to rebuild the country. Our purpose, as allies of a country that was attacked, was to go in there, get rid of the Taliban government, and now to make sure they will never again be able to return to power. It's quite a challenge, and I think we would be more successful if allied forces could have concentrated in Afghanistan instead of going to Iraq.
Should we leave? I have mixed feelings, but at the moment, I would say let's hang in there, but make it clear to the USA we are there as their allies and they should be putting in more effort there. The difficulty is that we were not in agreement with the invasion of Iraq, but by staying in Afghanistan, we freed up American troops so they could invade Iraq. Rather a frustrating situation.
- 1 decade ago
As horrible as it is to watch these young Canadian guys coming home in coffins, we have to remember why we are there. To free these people from the grip of the Taliban. Since 2002, we as Canadians have lost 40 brave, brave men. Now compare that to WW2. That war lasted 6 years and the number of dead and injured was astronomical. Some of these old soldiers of past didn't even come home. They are buried way across the ocean, where their loved ones can't even visit them when they want. So as sad as all this is, let's keep it in perspective.
- 1 decade ago
It breaks my heart. Another two dead. Does anyone have any serious (please ) suggestions as to how we can convince the
Government to pull out of Afghanistan. Who dies there? Englisch, French and Black Canadian boys. Why are there no Musllims willing to go and fight for their brothers in faith. We are not wanted there, attacked on a daily basis and any help given is immediately destroyed. The population harbours and helps the Taliban. I feel sorry for the oppression and inhumane treatment meted out to the women of that country but I don't know if we can help bring any changes to a society that prefers to live in the 10th or 11th century. Canadians are supposed to be peace keepers not warriors. Let's get out of there.
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- 1 decade ago
I think that Harper was not handed a full deck of cards in Afghanistan. The Cdn Military's equipment and personnel have been in steady decline for decades. Now we're fighting a guerilla war with our genitals completely exposed. Imagine being able to find a replacement soldier 30 DAYS after one is wounded or killed.
Yep, turn the place into a sheet of glass, and blockade the entire country with the US's help. No-one comes and goes, nothing comes and goes.
- inchierchiereLv 44 years ago
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- glasgow girlLv 61 decade ago
why don't you just support our Canadian soldier's,they are the hero's in all this mess.,they are proud to be there, and i for one are proud of them.
- duc602Lv 71 decade ago
you said it all. wipe them off the face of the earth.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
yeah nuke the bastards and let god/allah sort it out