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.


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

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.

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.