Floods in Alberta, Chaos in Syria

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Canada Day

 

Bravo Zulu to our Troops assisting in Flood Relief Areas

As our troops of the PPCLI, Calgary Highlanders, LdSH and many other units continue doing their utmost to assist in cleaning up after the devastating Alberta Floods. I am sure that the troops are proud of their efforts in assisting fellow Canadians in their time of need. 200 troops helping where and when needed:

http://www.army.forces.gc.ca/land-terre/news-nouvelles/story-reportage-eng.asp?id=5961

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Syria

Syria is on a lot of minds currently. The cruel dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad has both Arab countries and western democratic countries weighing in on both sides. The man who I consider to be extremely knowledgable about Assad and in particular the Syrian people. Retired Officer and friend Glenn Numbers. He broth my attention to this column by John Robson  of Canada's

Parliamentary Bureau

John Robson, columnist and commentator with Sun Media, is also an Invited Professor at the University of Ottawa and a commentator-at-large with News Talk Radio 580 CFRA in Ottawa. With a B.A. and M.A. in history from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D in American history from the University of Texas at Austin, he has worked in academia, think tanks and politics as well as doing print, radio, TV and online journalism in Canada.

This is his opinion on the Syrian matter:

http://www.torontosun.com/2013/06/22/no-right-answer-in-syria

Thanks to Glenn for bringing my attention to it.

Saudi Arabia accuses Syria of 'genocide'

Saudi foreign minister says Bashar al-Assad government waging "genocide" against rebels.

This link is from the Arab perspective:

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2013/06/201362520311476606.html

I find it very interesting to read both sides of the story.

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As Canada Day approaches this coming weekend, I salute our Canadian Military and their families for a job well done. To the members, serving far from Canada on Land or Sea. You will be in the hearts of Canadians who support and respect you and the dangerous tasks assigned to you. In the letters of my mother Corps. RCASC...Remember Canada Always Someone Cares.

Nil Sine Labore

Robby

 

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  • Robby McRobb
    June 27, 2013 - 11:37

    OOOOOpppppsssss Sorry I dropped a Zero on the number of troops. Should read 2000 as opposed to 200. Thanks Don for pointing that out. Have a great Canada day Folks.