28 July 2008

The Leftosphere loses it's mind...

...but what this comes down to, in a mere matter of seconds, is... "Would you bet your life?"

The incident illustrates the predicament facing soldiers confronted by an erratic driver on the chaotic roads of Kandahar -- either they open fire and risk killing an innocent Afghan or hold their fire and risk being killed by a suicide bomber.
And actually... it's even more complex than that.

Would you bet your life... and that of everybody else in the immediate area?

Times's up. Choose.

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FROM THE COMMENTS:
"Maybe the left wants the army to be equipped with tasers. No, wait..."
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LAST WORD: Walk a mile... in my combat boots
"In fall 06 I was a LAV gunner involved in a convoy op in southern Afghanistan. At one point a vehicle pulled out and began speeding towards us, and I fired my COAX in accordance with ROEs."

"When the dust cleared the battle aiming mark on my daysight was sitting right in the middle of some kid's head as I looked through the windshield at him sitting on the driver's lap."
Try second-guessing that.

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14 comments:

Anonymous said...

The leftosphere has no mind to lose... that's why they're the leftosphere. People with minds know that socialism is retarded.

wingwalker said...

CTV staff reported a gunner, apparently fearing a suicide attack, fired a giant round from a 25-millimetre cannon after the car came too close to the Canadian convoy.

Instead of writing "a single round" regrettably killed two children of an apparently crazed driver posing an imminent threat to the convoy--which would imply the high level of training and restraint of our soldiers--the giant douchebags at CTV prefer to imply our boys used irregular ammunition in their weapons to inflict maximum-sized holes to the heads and torsos of "kids" after the car neared the unit.

Neo Conservative said...

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nobody is gonna portray the end result of the incident here... as anything but tragic.

that being said, if the same thing were to happen tomorrow... a vehicle approaching a canadian convoy with apparent speed and purpose... the right choice, despite what you might hear from taliban giacomo and the screechy ndp, is to do the same thing all over again.

you do what you can... to protect yourself and your men.

that's why it's called war... and not "circle of friends".

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Rose said...

If he hesitated to shoot it could of cost the troops their lives, of course it's tragic but let us not forget the fact that Taliban scum have strapped bombs on babies in the past and used these kids as weapons against fellow Muslims. They have also kidnapped mental patients and strapped bombs on them.

It only takes on second of hesitation or doubt and our troops could die, war is hell.

Honey Pot said...

Thinking people in Canada, that wouldn't include anyone on the left, would know what went down.

Just let the left try to make our soldiers out to be ruthless, non-caring, child killers.

You won't see the left get one seat in the next federal election.

You can see it happening now with responses to the left msm's propoganda pieces. Canadians are telling them to fuck off in a real big way.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the left wants the army to be equipped with tasers. No wait...

Dave Hodson said...

No Neo, the proper course of action in this case would have been to gently and non-aggressively motion to the crazed driver to please pull over if they have the time. Then, offer up a nice serving of tea and buns and sit down to rationally discuss with the probable suicide bomber that they shouldn't choose such an aggressive path in life. Once the crazed driver listens to calm reason, we should then offer them a free trip to Canada, with taxpayer-paid health care, and enroll them in anger management classes. After all, they're just misunderstood human beings, aren't they? Once the terrorists eventually become settled into their new life in Toronto, they can continue their jihad against the west by voting Liberal and David Miller.

Neo Conservative said...

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"dave says... Once the terrorists eventually become settled into their new life in Toronto"

you mean some nice (cough, cough) affordable housing... like the khadr family?

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Anonymous said...

Milking a tragedy for your own petty name calling.

Truly disgusting.

Neo Conservative said...

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"anon says... Milking a tragedy"

is that what they're all screeching... over at liblogs?

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Anonymous said...

Pierre Bourque might as well have called them baby killers on his web site. I don't think he's a lefty.

Neo Conservative said...

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"anon says... I don't think he's a lefty."

and obviously not a very critical thinker either... or maybe you just forgot to detail his oh-so compelling argument here.

please... feel free to share.

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Anonymous said...

How come Layton hasn't volunteered to ride along with convoys to act as the first line of defensive discussion?

Neo Conservative said...

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"anon asks... How come Layton hasn't volunteered..."

how many reasons do you need?

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