US bombs Canada!!...Seriously!!!

  1. Hey I just read this, thought we were allies!!

    Nonetheless my prayers to the families.

    http://edition.cnn.com/2002/WORLD/as...ada/index.html[URL]
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  2. 19 Comments

  3. by   oramar
    Yes, very tragic accident I felt sick when I heard about it. Somebody screwed up big time somewhere. A deep investigation must be done.
  4. by   Hooligan
    My prayers are with the families as well...
  5. by   fergus51
    That's terrible. It's so senseless. "Oops, didn't meant to drop a bomb on you" is not what we expect of our military, but I guess it happens.
  6. by   nursedawn67
    My thought and prayers are with the americans that did this unfortunate accident and of course my prayers are with the Canadians that were injured. This is a horrible accident...and my hope is that this does not turn out to be a "us against them" incident. I hope that nothing more becomes of this...other then an investigation. Take care all!
  7. by   kaycee
    Horrible, just as tragic as when we bomb our own in friendly fire. You would think in this age of technology we would be able to distinguish between friend and foe and these tragic mistakes would be avoided. Prayers to the Canadians and also to those who have to live with this horrible mistake.
  8. by   Paprikat
    Quite tragic indeed, my partner who is in the navy knew a few people in that particular infantry, but no names have been released yet. I pray for the families and friends of those soldiers....from what I read, he had no permission to drop the bomb, only fly over?
  9. by   Mkue
    The report that I heard stated that US thought they were being fired at so they fired back.

    It's very sad indeed.
  10. by   hapeewendy
    terrible situation, horrific and tragic
    once again I am proud of my country in how we are handling the situation, the tone I'm getting is very "blameless" , stating it was accidental and although there will be investigations on both sides of things that we are still dedicated to the cause of ending terrorism.

    I hope something beyond an investigation happens
    I dont want to sit here and lay blame
    I'm sure the person that made this mistake feels bad enough already, I just hope that some new standards or practices are initiated so that this NEVER happens again.

    the men that passed away were all in their 20's I believe, just starting out their lives, it is incredibly sad, but their families should be so proud of the service they have offered for not only Canada but the world.
  11. by   NannaNurse
    I too feel that this is a tragic thing, but we must all remember that we are, as is our wonderful neighbors to our north, involved in a war.
    As with all engagements of war, men and women will be killed. Sad to say, but some are killed by our own hand.
    As a former military member, I can tell you that there will be an indepth investigation. These pilots will be 'grilled' until they can't see straight. They were given a 'call back' order, but as mkue stated, they had reason to believe they were being fired upon and reacted.
    To all our Canadian nurses here, let us not use this as a 'propeling platform' in which to lay blame......that goes for us 'mericans' too

    Let's all just pray together that this 'war' will end soon enough and ALL our men and women can come home!!!!
    God Bless our efforts!
  12. by   mattsmom81
    Amen, NannaNurse!
  13. by   JMP
    SO many questions, few answers. The four men that where killed, how can you make sense of it? First time in fifty years that Canadians have been killed in the line of duty.

    The American pilot.....well ...ground fire can not reach normal flying altitudes, so how knows why he would have felt threatned? And why did the Americans not know the Canadians where in that well defined area, on practice manovers....... my heart goes out to the families who now have to make sense of a senseless act....... I also heard this morning that of the seven injuried, two are still in critical condition and one of the men will loose his eye due to injuries..........
  14. by   NannaNurse
    JMP.....ground fire CAN reach aircraft. As I stated, there will be an indepth investigation. We are in a war.....people, unfortunately, get killed, injured, maimed. Sad????? You darn right. But it is a result of war.
    The fact that it has been 50 years since you've experienced war casulities???? Wow! I think that is sensational and I would love to say that for American soldiers!
    I spent many years in the Army...many more as an Officer's wife. When you join, it is an understanding that you take a great risk EACH AND EVERY DAY. Each day you leave home or barracks, you know that you might not come back. It's a risk you take for our great countries!!!!
    Practice manuvers move around and in such hostile surroundings, such as Afganistan, it can be difficult to pinpoint certian areas, even with our technology. We also have crazies there that will try everything they can to destroy us and our alies. They can send false information. We must realize this.....these people are NUTS! They are DANGEROUS! They are the ENEMY!!
    My prayers and thoughts remain with the Canadians and their families...as well as the American pilots.....can you imagine how YOU would feel if YOU mistakenly fired on your friends????

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