US bombs Canada!!...Seriously!!! - page 2

Hey I just read this, thought we were allies!! Nonetheless my prayers to the families.... Read More

  1. by   Rustyhammer
    First time in fifty years that Canadians have been killed in the line of duty.
    That pilot should have been able to see those red jackets that they always wear.
    What a stupid war this is!!
  2. by   hapeewendy
    Yet again I will repeat that the Canadian people and military are handling this wonderfully....
    grace under fire so to speak I'd say
    no one has mentioned the term blame
    no one is putting down the americans
    and we still support the work that everyone is doing in afghanistan
    but the fact remains it was a horrible tradgedy and although not intentional, needs to be investigated so we can minimize the number of times these things happen
    no one is using this board as a propeling platform for anything
    but we are grieving and trying to make sense of something that is senseless......
  3. by   fergus51
    I don't think anyone will seek any blame unless the investigation reveals serious negligence on anyone's part (be they Canadian or American). If there was any serious negligence I would hope that those people would have to take responsibility. Our armed forces are called upon to risk their lives every day, but that doesn't mean it should just be chalked up as an accident and ignored if someone was grossly at fault. Personally, I don't think it will ever come to that.
  4. by   fergus51
    JMP, according to our paper these deaths brought the total of Canadians killed while serving overseas since 1950 to 115. I don't know where the idea that they are the first to be killed in 50 years comes from.
  5. by   prn nurse
    You truly are. I'm amazed at your positive acceptance. I wish I could be more like you. What's the secret?
  6. by   JMP

    The fact is these are the FIRST Canadians killed in the active combat- in FIFTY years. I should clarified this in my first post.
  7. by   hapeewendy
    prn nurse, why thankya for your kind words!
    really there is no secret to explain my behaviour, insanity perhaps? hehehehe
    but really I get down just like everyone else does ,this event inparticular has me quite saddened
    but I dont believe in laying blame for an accident, we know it wasnt intentional, the person who did this must be so guilt ridden already why make them feel worse by having random strangers world wide blame him?

    people do tend to think I'm a happy sould though....
    which I am, I love my life for the most part
    but even i get grumpy and angry, and when I do ..ohhhhh boy watch out world
    the wrath of wendy can be intense!