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Canadian soldiers dead in Afghanistan

Fir3start3r

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:( :(

Canadian soldiers dead in Afghanistan
Last Updated Thu, 18 Apr 2002 0:13:46
OTTAWA - Four Canadians are dead after an American plane accidentally dropped at least one bomb during a live fire training exercise in Afghanistan.

Eight others were injured in the blast. Two of them are reported to be in critical condition.

The American F-18 fighter jet dropped the bombs during a training exercise near Kandahar Wednesday. The incident took place about 14 kilometres south of the Kandahar Airport.

Reports indicate that the victims were members of the Edmonton-based Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. No identities have been released pending notification of family members.

The Defence Department has called a news conference for midnight eastern time at department headquarters in Ottawa.

Source
 
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Stormshadow

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Wow. For a country that spends so much on defense, and are so highly trained, the Americans really fuck up a lot.

RIP.
 

deep

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I'm not taking it lightly

I just think everyone is fucking stupid and / or out of their goddamned minds
 

Cobra Commander

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I wonder how those trigger happy cowboys are gonna weseal their way out of this one........are these the first Canadian casualties?

sympathy goes out to the families :(
 
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Guest

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The US will spin this one well. You won't hear about it again from US media. Canadian media will probably run it to the ground.

I would just like to know what an F16 was doing bombing a recognized ally training area, with laser guided bombs no less.
 
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fuzzy

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WTF
Fucking Americans!
I if they do this to their alies, imagine what they do to Civilians of other countries!

Richard
 

Fir3start3r

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Originally posted by Cobra Commander
I wonder how those trigger happy cowboys are gonna weseal their way out of this one........are these the first Canadian casualties?

sympathy goes out to the families :(
First 'offence' casualties for the Canadian forces in 50 years...(Korean War was the last time).

Yes, this sucks large. You can bet the investigation will be huge.
 

Cobra Commander

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what a shitty way to die.........
killed by your allies in a stupid fucking war which in my oppinion Canada should not participate in, and to top it off.....not even in combat..........
this is gonna sound real harsh but I'm pissed over this.........

and what is this all bout? an attack was made on a one of the biggest business centers in the world....full of money hungry leaches.........from what I know, and I may be wrong, but like 36 000 innocent children die each day from hunger and malnutrition, which is a slow and painful death I may add........I don't see the US getting all worked up about that and spending millions on laser guided food drops
 

Preroller

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I don't see the US getting all worked up about that and spending millions on laser guided food drops. :) good one CobraCommander

:(
I send out a prayer to the families of the slodiers who were killed.'
And I am wondering why they don't practice bombings as far away from your own camps as possible? How accidental was this..what kind of accident was it?
Dave
 
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MalGlo

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thats the same regiment my brother was in till he left the army a few years ago.. he would have been there right now, otherwise.

he'll be saddened to hear this
 

Skipper

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Why is it that every time you hear about casualties of North American soldiers overseas, it's always because something accidentally blew up or crashed?

Like, wtf. GET IT RIGHT! :mad:
 

Balzz

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I wonder what the tune would be if another nation had killed US troops in a friendly fire incident.
 

Viceroy

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This is sad news. My heart goes out to the families involved. Yes, I'm an American, and have feelings.

I will admit that we do make horrible mistakes, dropping bombs where they aren't supposed to be dropped, but please remember this wasn't a dileberate act.

In no way does that make this right, it's just something to keep in mind.

Peace,
Steve
 
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*SiLver*RoBoT*

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Exactly....what exactly is a friendly fire incident?

The Canadians as usual will shrug it off, because we're too nice - or naive. If this happened to the Americans, they would've claimed war.

My condolences goes out to the families. Imagine hearing that a relative died because a bomb was accidently dropped on their head?

*over*and*out*

*SiLver*RoBoT*
 

Rosey

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Originally posted by Tearer
The US will spin this one well. You won't hear about it again from US media. Canadian media will probably run it to the ground.
it's actually the headline story on cnn.com right now. i think they'll take it fairly seriously - it's makes it look like they give a fuck.

the whole thing makes you wonder how many other bombs are being dropped pretty much at random every night into the afghan countryside.

there was speculation on the news that tracer fire from the training exercise might have ricocheted off the rocks and into the sky making the pilot think he was being fired on. *shakes head* it's so fucked up it's comical, reminds me of that simpsons episode where willy is shooting at the big-butt skinner balloon and the f-16 targeting system identifies him as a Mig.
 

Rosey

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from cnn.com

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Four Canadian soldiers were killed and eight wounded near Kandahar on Thursday when a U.S. F-16 dropped a 500-pound laser-guided bomb on them during a training mission, according to U.S. and Canadian military officials.

The "friendly fire" incident happened at about 1:55 a.m. in Afghanistan, the officials said.

Two of the injured Canadian soldiers sustained life-threatening injuries, one was listed with very serious injuries and five with serious injuries, according to a statement from the Canadian Defense Ministry.

Planning for the evacuation of the dead and wounded is under way, the statement said.

"I'd like to convey to the families and friends of the injured and dead soldiers our condolences and prayers," said Maj. Bryan Hilferty, U.S. Army spokesman at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan.

Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien also said in a statement that he had received a call from U.S. President George W. Bush, expressing the condolences of the American people to Canadian families who had lost loved ones.

"As to the circumstances of what appears to have been a terrible accident, clearly there are many questions that the families, and all Canadians, expect to be answered," Chretien said.

The Canadian soldiers were conducting a live-fire training exercise in an area about nine miles (14 kilometers) south of the Kandahar airfield, the Canadian statement said.

The soldiers were firing at inert targets in a "recognized training area," according to Maj. Jamie Robertson, a spokesman for the Canadian Joint Task Force.

Canadian military authorities said they would carry out an investigation of the incident with the cooperation of the United States.

"The details are something that need to be determined ... but certainly my understanding is that there was no hostile activity in the area that would have created this incident," said Gen. Ray Henault, chief of defense staff, at a news conference in Ottawa.

Henault said the American fighter pilot could not visually identify the troops because the exercise took place in the middle of the night.

"Without a doubt, there was a misidentification of the Canadians and what they were doing on the ground and that was obviously the cause of this accident," Henault said.

The Canadian soldiers, part of the 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Battle Group, have been in Afghanistan since late January as part of Operation Apollo, Canada's military commitment to the campaign against terrorism, according to the Canadian Defense Ministry.
 

tommysmalls

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you think in spending over $10 billion in the past 7 months, they would have greater control over their actions. imagine the infrastructure they could help build with that money to third world nations - but alas, that cause is less worthy than "rooting out evil".
 
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