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Video scout Jarred Friedman found this great clip on the Armed Forces network.
What a wonderful idea! Continue to be part of the American death machine.
Yeah, young Canadians and Americans are putting their lives on the line for freedom—the freedom of American corporations to suck other nations dry while crushing democratic movements all over the world.
The elites love patriotic fervor; it is powerful tool for keeping the sheep in line.
I don’t believe it should be compulsory for anyone to serve in the military but I can agree on a volunteer Canada-corps organization. Something akin to the Peace Corps.
Both of my grandfathers served in WW2 and fought the Nazis/Imperial Japan and I’m very proud of them and the sacrifices of all our men/women in uniform. Too often it’s the middle class or poor who bear arms so I agree that the elitists should do their fair share. If people like Bush, Rumsfeld, Cheney and 75% of Congress had their children in the military who would have been deployed to Iraq would that ‘war’ have happened? I don’t think so. Most neo-conservative politicians or commentators are all for war but only if it doesn’t impact them or their families.
In terms of children of new Canadians being forced to enlist as a means of being accepted and integrated, I disagree on that point. Simply enlisting does not make that happen. I have two friends who fit that criteria and served as officers in the Armed Forces and were subjected to a lot of racism and discrimination. And then there were others in the Armed Forces that treated them like brothers who they will always be tight with until their last breath.
Nothing is simply black or white. There is often a lot of grey. All that being said, classy move by the Montreal Canadiens. These guys deserve it.
Yeah, forget hockey, send Sidney Crosby to the army.
Are you a veteran?
Unfortunately, “leaders” like Hitler, Saddam Hussein, the Talibans and all the other nut case out there aren’t really willing to sit down and talk about it while sharing a cup of coffee.
Maybe we should play it off in a hockey game
Maybe if we go back to the Role of a Peace Keeper Nation and with out the constraints of the United Nations….(Alex…Rwanda for $100.00)and only one year compulsory for all Canadians…But alas the damage has been done and I’m not too interested in your kids or mine coming back in Pine Boxes.It’s time for all the world leaders to meet and fix whats broken or STEP DOWN!This shrinking Planet needs our help fixing it not blowing it up…IT’S ENOUGH already,Let’s all work together to END THE DARK AGES……
…should be a compulsary for young men to serve for at least 2 years in either Our Forces or in a volunteer Canada-corps type organization
…it’s always the Same People that put Their Lives on the line …and always the Same People who mouth the platitudes and suck-up the benefits those that serve make possible
…this would be an excellent way for children of new Canadians feel the ‘responsibility’ of being Canadian and Themselves feel more accepted and integrated …as well a way for the elitists and entitled of this nation to do their fair share
Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY
Greg…It is nice to see how Canada treats their soldiers…people have put aside the politics to at least respect folks who deploy in harms way…
I am envious of the rink you guys have in Kandahar! My buddy flew in there and sent me a picture that said one of the seven wonders of the world and it was a picture of the rink that was built and a Timmy Hortons…
“Power to the Turtleneck!”
Cammy for prime minister!
Thoughtful job by the Habs organization.
And a heartfelt and grateful salute to the men and women in uniform who grace this forum.
This means at lots to us in the CF. Very classy thing to do by the Canadiens. Any civilan support is appreciated. Its an incredible feeling to walk down the street and have someone shake your hand and thank-you.
______________________________________ Lets name a Captain.
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