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Posted: 9/29/2004 4:06:42 PM EST
Military ombudsman investigating ill treatment of snipers

OTTAWA (CP) - The military ombudsman has launched a special investigation into why Canadian Forces snipers were treated like "turncoats" by their comrades after serving with American troops in Afghanistan.

The probe was started last week by Andre Marin after he received an unprecedented request from Gen. Ray Henault, chief of defence staff, The Canadian Press has learned. "It's the first request we've ever had by the chief of defence staff to investigate a case," Marin said Wednesday. "We're taking it very seriously."

Hailed as heroes in early 2002 by the U.S. military, the six Canadian marksmen were later given highly coveted Bronze Star medals - awards normally reserved for American soldiers who display extraordinary heroism during combat.

However, sources close to the investigation say the snipers were treated with much less than high regard when they returned to their Canadian bases, both in Afghanistan and back home.

"They were treated as outsiders and sort of turncoats," said one source who didn't want to be identified.
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O Canada - what happens when Socialists take over, and a country gets to shelter behind the Shield that the USA provides.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 4:09:28 PM EST
I think they were pretty good....could we trade them for Johny Taliban, he's young but an experienced socialist...
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 4:13:29 PM EST
Shameful. If I was president Bush I would offer to move their families to the US and put them in the US Army, tomorrow.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 4:15:13 PM EST

Real men will always be pulled down by the lesser beings among them.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 4:20:10 PM EST
I've got an idea, how about we build statues of US soldiers offering refuge to the Canadian snipers just like Canada's statue to the Vietnam era draft dodgers? If that statue wasn't in a different country I'd blow it up. I swear to God.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 4:23:41 PM EST

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Shameful. If I was president Bush I would offer to move their families to the US and put them in the US Army, tomorrow.



+1
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 4:27:20 PM EST

Originally Posted By AvengeR15:
Real men will always be pulled down by the lesser beings among them.



That is the purpose of socialism. Glad I left.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 4:28:05 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2004 4:29:11 PM EST by hepcat85]

Originally Posted By garr:

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Shameful. If I was president Bush I would offer to move their families to the US and put them in the US Army, tomorrow.



+1




+1 ga-jillion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I 'm sick of it.................


I've had it with them.


They sneer and shit on the United States........every chance......and why?


They provide aid to our traitors.....build statues to "honor" them......they come accross the border to work HERE.....and hold their noses as the cash the checks.


We have to do something. We have to find a way to get back at these people. We need to get the real Canadians to step up and say "Enough" to these socialist dirtbags!
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 4:29:05 PM EST
Thats what you get when a nation becomes pussified by socialism.
Perhaps Johnny "rambo" Skerry could help them out and show them how to throw away their medals.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 4:36:01 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 4:38:50 PM EST
The tallest poppy gets the chop. The nail that sticks up gets hammered down. It's just human nature.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 4:50:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By brasspile:

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Shameful. If I was president Bush I would offer to move their families to the US and put them in the US Army, tomorrow.



Are you sure the doc gave you pain pills and not "smart pills"???

oh. +1




I'm starting to think its the same thing
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 4:56:47 PM EST
Wasn't this the group credited with the longest confirmed kill in history?

And these men who risked their lives in service of their nation had to put up with that kind of shit?

I agree, they should be offered citizenship here. I as an American would be proud to welcome them.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 4:58:01 PM EST
I was just thinking about the influence of all those VN war draft evaders on the gene pool in Canada. Maybe too much spine was bred out of certain portions of their population.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 5:01:25 PM EST
Turncoats?


Somebody is going to need to explain that logic to me.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 5:02:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By Airwolf:
Wasn't this the group credited with the longest confirmed kill in history?

And these men who risked their lives in service of their nation had to put up with that kind of shit?

I agree, they should be offered citizenship here. I as an American would be proud to welcome them.



Yes, 2430m.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 5:09:21 PM EST
Those men are heroes. They deserve honorable recognition from their country and military. Anything less is a slap in the face of all the US lives that were saved by those elite snipers.

Mind you, it isn't all of Canada - just the majority. I know of many Canadians who are just as sickened by this as we are.

We really do need to make some citizen trades.
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