The auditor general has sounded the alarm about mechanical difficulties with Canadian military equipment, noting for example that Canadian mechanics had to borrow batteries from Spanish troops to keep CF-18 jets in the air during the conflict in Kosovo.And that's just part of it, read the whole thing, as well as several later postings on the same subject; Aaron's all over this story.
In 1996, thousands of soldiers were sent on dangerous peacekeeping missions in Somalia and Bosnia with 30-year-old armoured personnel carriers that the auditor general said were "deficient" and vulnerable to anti-tank mines.
And [in 2002], when Canadian soldiers were deployed to Afghanistan, they had to hitch a ride on American transport planes because no Canadian aircraft could carry their equipment.
"I saw the guy take a pistol out of his pants about 10 feet away. I ducked and charged, and he shot me in the head,'' Bailey said.Then Bailey, an Army MP just back from Afghanistan, proceeds to beat the living crap out of a few losers that tried to get the jump on him at a donut shop. After being shot in the head, hit with the gun, etc, etc.
"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us...We need the books that affect us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside of us.
"How could you, Francis. How could you. You heartless bastard." -Ilyka
"Death to the Republic of Dork! All hail the Geek Empire!"
"It's kind of like Lileks on electro-shock treatments that aren't quite working."-steve the llama butcher
email the emperor:
unconqured -at- gmail.com
(bonus points for anyone that can guess the literary referance in which "unconqured" and "I" figure prominently)
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