Quote: Originally Posted by relic
I don't think steve et al are the first and only bunch of slimy mofos to be behind the wheel,but they have the most blatant bully boy attitude about this subject and a long list of others.They stick 100% to the script.
Yeah and Chretien and Martin, being God fearing Liberals had fuk all to do with anything like a Soldier having to kill or heaven forbid prevent ethnic cleansing as the 2nd Bn. Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry did in the Medak Pocket. Which was so embarrassing for Liberals that it was complexly hidden from the Canadian Public.
Shameful that Canadian Soldiers saved lives, i mean really really shameful.
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In Canada, the event has been referred to as "Canada's secret battle", while in Croatia this event is denied. The Canadian Government sought to downplay and write off the Canadian involvement in the Medak Pocket. The idea of writing off a piece of history is a dangerous notion. The Medak Pocket largely shaped the Canadian Army’s understanding of, “killing for peace.” The Medak Pocket challenged the skill and discipline of the Canadian soldiers. The ability Canadians had to revert from combat soldiers to peacekeepers is a rare and highly respected standard of military practice. By not telling Canadian pubic about the incidences that occurred in Medak creates a problem in two ways. The first is the effects denial has on the soldiers; a country that is ashamed of its' soldiers actions will thus second guess their bravery and the value of their efforts.  The second issue of downplaying Canadian role in Medak was the realization and fear of Canada’s policy and abandonment of a “peacekeeping” heritage.  Many Canadians are unaware of the role their soldiers have in the world to restore, stabilize and change law and order in countries where it does not exist. Canadians easily can get confused with their role in other countries i.e. Afghanistan, and cannot comprehend how soldiers can be equally “warfighters, conflict negotiators and peacekeepers.” 
During the Yugoslav Wars in the early 1990s, soldiers from the PPCLI served in UNPROFOR, the United Nations peacekeeping force in Croatia. The third battalion was the first to deploy to the theater in 1992.[a 9] It was replaced by 875 members of the 2nd Battalion in 1993. The battalion was dispatched to the Medak Pocket in September 1993 to interpose themselves between Serb and Croatian forces. After the Croatians opened fire on the PPCLI troops, they became involved in an intense firefight. In 2002, Colonel Jim Calvin and his men were awarded the Commander-in-Chief's Unit Commendation for their bravery. The first battalion replaced the second in 1994; the second battalion also served with the stabilization force in 1997, 2000 and 2003, the third battalion in 2000, and the first battalion in 2002 and 2003.[a 10] Elements of the PPCLI served with Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) during the 1917-1918 winter, and in 1999, the 1st Battalion sent a complete battlegroup to the Kosovo Force.[a 9][b 2]
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2 PPCLI was awarded the Commander-in-Chief Unit Commendation for its courageous execution of duty during the Medak Pocket Operation, The Former Yugoslavia during the period September 15-16, 1993. This award was presented to the Battalion by the Governor General at Winnipeg on December 1, 2002. The award is represented by the Vice-Regal Lion that is affixed to the top of the staff carrying the Regimental Colour. The insignia of this award is worn by all of the soldiers who took part in the operation.
Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh
and when you stop having 2 sets of standards for the west and thier "enemy's" I'll back off on the one sided criticisms. Untill then, your pathetic support will continue to garner my contempt.
One sided you are not - Myopic would be accurate