04 March 2009

Honour, Duty, Country

It seems these days, in certain circles... that just saying those words out loud is enough to make you an object of public derision.

It certainly wasn't always that way.

Soldiers, once upon a time were heroes. Pretending that you were combat capable, fighting your country's enemies... was once a staple of any young boy's (yes, I'm dating myself) life.

But all that has changed, hasn't it? Even police officers... the thin blue line that stands between Joe Lunchbucket and Funky Junkie... are now, in many parts of the country, considered the enemy.

Well... not to me.

I sometimes try to imagine, what kind of inner fortitude it takes to walk down that road knowing that people would like nothing more than to put a bullet in your brain. Moreover... to do it again and again.

Well... there are three more honourable, dutiful Canadian soldiers who aren't gonna be able to share that story.

Warrant Officer Dennis Raymond Brown, Cpl. Dany Fortin and Cpl. Kenneth O'Quinn were killed Tuesday evening when a roadside bomb detonated during a patrol in Arghandab District, about 10 kilometres northwest of Kandahar City.
They will be remembered.

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RELATED: And, of course, there's the...

...usual disagreeable, dishonourable quislings...
But you know what really pisses me off?

This sort of drivel on the left, exemplified so perfectly by Dr. Dawg's response to Harper's interview, which I paraphrase as: "Ha ha! Harper admitted we're losing! The Taliban are winning!"

"Take that, Terry Glavin!"
I fear for my country.

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FROM THE COMMENTS:
I try to send a message to the troops on the forces website once a week. I notice that there are fewer and fewer messages and not tons from Quebec.

Please send a brief message (a paragraph or even a couple of phrases are all that's needed) to encourage our guys and gals.
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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I share your fear. I just don't understand how the hate these clowns like Dawg have for Mr. Harper and the Conservatives can put such blinders on reality as they see it.

Neo Conservative said...

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"anon says... such blinders on reality"

oh, i imagine it's some wistful 'age of aquarius' argle-bargle that dawg has slurped up at grad school.

bet the wannabe hippy chicks just groove on his everything is beautiful peace train shtick.

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mahmood said...

That Dawg would turn the Afghan people over to the Taliban today speaks volumes about this hatemongering mongrel.

Anonymous said...

I try to send a message to the troops on the forces website once a week. I notice that there are fewer and fewer messages and not tons from Quebec.

Please send a brief message (a paragraph or even a couple of phrases are all that's needed) to encourage our guys and gals. Sometimes you will see a message from one of the soldiers there to say they read our messages and love to get them, especially from school kids.

The messages don't have to be when someone is killed, but just from time to time. Sometimes I send a joke (a clean one) to give them a laugh.

Anonymous said...

We live in near a military base.
It has become a committment for me
whenever I see a soldier in the community to walk right up, look him or her in the eyes, offer a firm handshake and say 'Thank you for serving'.
It's the least I can do.

bluetech

scum like dawg are igcognito, otherwise I would walk right up to them too...

Neo Conservative said...

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"bluetech says... cum like dawg are incognito"

the irony is, if dawg et al, were ever to spout some of their nonsensical theories in the third world they supposedly champion... they'd be strung up from the nearest lamppost.

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Anonymous said...

hmmm...
I said 'scum'...
was that intention or purely a convenient slip?

bluetch

you don't have to answer....

Neo Conservative said...

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"bluetech says... I said 'scum'"

hmmmm... i suspect it was a sloppy "cut & paste"... but freud might just disagree.

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