At 3/15/03 11:39 AM, Mr_Y wrote:
What did we do to deserve that "friendly fire missile" from the American aircraft that killed 4 of our soldiers while they tried to help the U.S. in a battle?
And on the other end, we're on Osama's hit list too. Imagine a B747 crashing into the C.N. Tower in Toronto, killing thousands as it falls onto the Skydome (giant baseball stadium right under the tower).
I wish I could agree with what you wrote. But I think it's crap.
Osama and his idiots hate the west, and while a terrorist attack on canada is not impossible, why bother when there are still so many good US targets? If they attacked canada, it'd be 9/11 all over again, but probably less news coverage. Bush would show his condolences, and so would the leaders of every other self-respecting country, but the circus wouldn't last as long. Security is tighter, yes, but it's not impossible for them to get into the states. Especially if they use operatives who haven't made a name for themselves yet. I guess what I'm saying is that they know that an assault on Canada wouldn't have the same impact, no matter the amount of carnage, when another successful attack on the US would be gold. A big slap in the face. They want to slap us again. Not you.
And for Pete's sake, lay off the fucking pilots, already. It's not like they said "Whoa... lookie here, CANADIANS!!! Let's bomb 'em". If those guys had been frenchmen, you'd probably be laughing. Well, maybe that was a little too far, but it's clear that a communication breakdown was responsible for that. They didn't get the message "Canadians at 12' O Clock, nuke the fuckers", they weren't even told about them. They were told to pull off, but they honestly thought they were under fire, in a war zone. On the battlefeild, sometimes all you need is to think you're under attack. And friendly fire happens. It's a fact.
And why were they conducting live-ammo drills at night, anyway?