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Rundler
editor
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posted 30 April 2003 12:38 PM      Profile for Rundler     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
As Canada pledges more troops and resources to the reconstruction of occupied Iraq, military watchdogs are asking what “peacekeeping” means under the New World Order. “I am very concerned about Canada going in and making a contribution, essentially, to consolidating and legitimating the occupying force’s position when it’s really an illegal occupation that exists now,” says Project Ploughshares’ Ernie Regehr.
http://www.rabble.ca/news_full_story.shtml?x=21243

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kiowa
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posted 30 April 2003 12:46 PM      Profile for kiowa     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Good. I hope they send Bruce Rolston http://www.snappingturtle.net/jmc/flit

Now that man is a true "officer and a gentleman".


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xrcrguy
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posted 30 April 2003 03:57 PM      Profile for xrcrguy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Janis Alton, co-chair of Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, characterizes the implications of yesterday’s commitment as “profound”, emphasizing that the delivery of humanitarian aid and the reconstruction of Iraq’s decimated infrastructure are tasks better suited to non-governmental organizations than to the Canadian military.

DART's deployment to the Honduras and Turkey were a great success from my understanding. I'm pretty sure they didn't even deploy with weapons. Of course that could go out the window with Iraq.

[ 30 April 2003: Message edited by: xrcrguy ]


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xrcrguy
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posted 30 April 2003 05:10 PM      Profile for xrcrguy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
FYI
DART

quote:
The DART focuses on fulfilling four critical needs in any emergency situation:

* primary medical care
* production of purified drinking water
* limited specialist engineer capability
* a command and control structure that allows for effective communications between the DART, the host nation, in-theatre international organizations, non-governmental organizations, United Nations aid agencies, and the Department of National Defence


quote:
Elements of the DART include a headquarters and signal troop, an engineer troop, a medical platoon, a defence and security platoon, and a logistics platoon.

Okay, so defence and security probably have small arms.

quote:
The engineer troop produces bulk and bagged water from its Canadian-built Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit with an approximate 100,000-litres-a-day production capacity.

Cool

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BethJ
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posted 30 April 2003 11:39 PM      Profile for BethJ     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I hear you Mr.(?) Rundler...
It really bugs me when the PM talks about "helping the US reconstruct Iraq". He should be saying "help Iraq get over the US invasion/preemptive strike". To talk in the former terms is to legitemize the US attack. He (our PM) has got to be re-directed. As for the last shoot out...the American militia managed to shoot nearly 100 people out of 200. A "measured response" ? I don't think so. Beth

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Rundler
editor
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posted 01 May 2003 10:59 AM      Profile for Rundler     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Thanks Beth! It's, um, Ms Rundler I guess. (I kinda like that.) But, really, it's Lisa Rundle -- editor@rabble. The story is by Daron Letts.
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