23 January 2008

The Price of Freedom

It has been said many times before... freedom isn't free.

-- KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- A Canadian soldier died when a bomb exploded under his armoured vehicle Wednesday, as the military struggles to regain control of a notorious district southwest of Kandahar city.
It's important to remember that the citizens of Afghanistan are paying the price of bloody jihad as well.
A roadside bomb killed five local Afghans and injured three others on the same road on Jan. 19, the commander said. "Our men and women are doing dangerous but vital work in a country that is one of the poorest in the world."
This brave Canadian was willing to place himself in the line of fire to uphold the rights of people like those above.

He will be remembered.

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FROM THE COMMENTS:
"If you live or come to Ottawa, try to go to the national military cemetery in Beechwood Cemetery on Hemlock Road and St. Laurent."
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UPDATE: Latest casualty identified
CEFCOM/COMFEC NR–08.006 - January 24, 2008

OTTAWA – Killed yesterday in Afghanistan was Sapper Étienne Gonthier, 21 year old, of 5th Combat Engineer Regiment based in Valcartier (Québec). He was part of a team of sappers conducting route clearance ahead of a convoy in the Panjwaiyi District.
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LAST WORD: Welcome readers of Canadian Cecilia

It's always nice to be linked to... yet again... by the poster boy for the intellectual, caring left.
Remember Canadian Cecilia's message to Wanda Watkins, whose son Lane was killed in Afghanistan?

"With all due respect, Wanda, fuck you and your grief. It's not the job of the rest of Canada to continue to let its soldiers die just so you can sleep better at night."
Of course... CC has always been a real lady's man.

I should be flattered, I guess... CC has linked twice to this same post.

Because... "he wins"... he says.

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5 comments:

Canada Goose said...

If you live or come to Ottawa, try to go to the national military cemetery in Beechwood Cemetery on Hemlock Road and St. Laurent.

The graves of several Afghanistan war Canadian soldiers are there and look pretty lonely (Capt. Nichola Goddard, for example). These graves are to the southeast of the flagpoles and have more recent dates than others. I was there last weekend to honour my great generation parents and left a few flowers on some of the graves (some had faded small Canadian flags on the ground).

It's a beautiful cemetery (well, in summer) and, if you are interested, there is the monument to Tommy Douglas near the pond at the entrance ("Courage my friends; it's not too late to change the world") and the resting place of Prime Minister Robert Borden.

Neo Conservative said...

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we have been planning a trip to ottawa to, among other things, visit the new war museum.

i'll put the national military cemetery on the list.

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Blazing Cat Fur said...

CC is one disturbed individual, I'm not sure if he needs rehab or perhaps even more drugs.

KEvron said...

"He will be remembered."

almost as hackneyed as it is maudlin.

lol!

KEvron

Neo Conservative said...

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so, lol kevron... no profanity tonight?

usually kevron, like his idol canadian cynic, gets his kicks spitting on the mothers of dead canadian soldiers.

"uh....fuck wanda watkins and her grief?"
Posted by KEvron to halls of macadamia at 8:13 PM, September 14, 2007

big brave cynic-licker lol kevvy.

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