Monday, February 8, 2010

Dred Tory Speaks ...

You really oughta read it:
Canada has just lost its first war, after having dragged over a hundred of its bravest souls into futile slaughter, without having earned a single battle honour worthy of being affixed to any of our regimental colours, and without being able to promise those on whose behalf our fallen gave their lives a future measurably better than the one to which they were sadly resigned in the year 2000. It shall take us a while, I think, before we fully grasp the depth and magnitude of this catastrophe. Western military impotence has not been this luridly exhibited since Augustus lost three legions in a German forest.
In fact, if we had enough moral capacity to weigh rightly the full extent of the Afghan tragedy, our menfolk would this hour be joyfully parading down Sussex Street, in review order, brandishing the severed heads of our political and military leadership stuck high upon pikes, with our women dancing and throwing garlands before the throng.

Oh yeah, and this fool's mission's casualties? Via Jim Bobby it appears they're ten-times worse than we'd been led to believe.
More than 6,000 Canadian Forces members and discharged veterans who are receiving physical or psychiatric disability benefits from Veterans Affairs Canada have either served in Afghanistan or have a disability that has been related to their service in Afghanistan, the department says.
Democracy smartened up after the moral and political disaster of Vietnam. Then, the US-American imperialists tried to chip away at "the Vietnam Syndrome" with adventures in Grenada, Libya, Panama, and then the big one Desert Storm. 9-11 changed everything, in that it gave the imperialists the chance to fool people who weren't paying attention that they could invade countries in "self-defence." And then there was the war of choice in Iraq. (Some psychotics are still trying to argue that Iraq was a success, rather than a charnel house) and don't believe for a second that they'll be trying to argue Afghanistan was a success, even after 6,000 casualties, a corrupt narco-state with a fraudulently elected puppet, and a power-sharing deal with the "detestable murderers and scumbags" we killed and died for making a mockery of all the sacrifice, macho rhetoric and assaults on democracy that we endured.


Sir Francis said...

Thanks for the props, Thwap! And thanks for that info via JimBobby.

no_blah_blah_blah said...

It doesn't surprise me that casualties have been downplayed. There is this odd sentimental need for Canada and the U.S. to never lose a war. When a nation goal is to keep fighting to not lose, that's when things start to really go awry.

Hopefully, Canada will withdraw sooner rather than later.

no_blah_blah_blah said...

... and by "nation goal", I mean "nation's goal"...

(grumbles about typos)

thwap said...

Sir Francis,

Thanks for writing that. Ever since I read about the power-sharing arrangement, I've been thinking, "so it was all for nothing?"

(Not like i thought it was going to be for something good in any case, but to actually read about their capitulation after years of their blustering ....)

No blah,

It's all part and parcel of these cynical monsters' policy of secrecy and lies.

Like Mentarch says, they're incompetent, so the last thing they want us to know is the truth.