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Re: Def Min's "Architect" Statements (split fm Walts et. al.)
« Reply #175 on: May 05, 2017, 20:44:13 »
Meanwhile, back in Canada ...
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Asked to appear on this weekend’s episode of The West Block with Vassy Kapelos, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan’s office said he was not available – for this or any other interviews – over the weekend.

Producers then sent a request to the minister’s former parliamentary secretary John MacKay, as Sajjan’s office suggested. The Prime Minister’s Office was looped into the interview request (this is not uncommon for broadcast bookings) and eventually came back with a confirmation not for MacKay, but for Transport Minister Marc Garneau.

Sajjan has been in the spotlight since his claim about the magnitude of the role he played in a Canadian-led NATO offensive against the Taliban.

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When asked via email Friday morning, the PMO did not say how long Garneau will be giving media interviews on the defence file ...
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Re: Def Min's "Architect" Statements (split fm Walts et. al.)
« Reply #176 on: May 05, 2017, 21:01:22 »
Just heard the similar Global National report. One option for Trudeau is to replace the MND and therefore delay the Defence Review publication until...  Which has more political worth: switch MND and delay a difficult policy or keep a now controversial personality and announce a policy that will  be even more controversial?  There is a potential opportunity for him to put off Defence again.

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Re: Def Min's "Architect" Statements (split fm Walts et. al.)
« Reply #177 on: May 06, 2017, 09:09:19 »
I've removed the Creationist/Darwinism posts.  If people want to have a discussion concerning Creationists/Darwinism feel free to create a new thread. 

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Re: Def Min's "Architect" Statements (split fm Walts et. al.)
« Reply #178 on: May 06, 2017, 10:41:29 »
Sooo....are architects created, or do they evolve?

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Re: Def Min's "Architect" Statements (split fm Walts et. al.)
« Reply #179 on: May 06, 2017, 12:25:03 »
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Re: Def Min's "Architect" Statements (split fm Walts et. al.)
« Reply #180 on: May 06, 2017, 12:51:32 »
Sooo....are architects created, or do they evolve?

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Re: Def Min's "Architect" Statements (split fm Walts et. al.)
« Reply #181 on: May 06, 2017, 15:46:58 »
I've removed the Creationist/Darwinism posts.  If people want to have a discussion concerning Creationists/Darwinism feel free to create a new thread. 

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Re: Def Min's "Architect" Statements (split fm Walts et. al.)
« Reply #182 on: December 06, 2017, 10:05:32 »
Only you used the word “battle” and it appears a civilian reporter or editor used the phrase “wounded in combat”. None of your screen shots come with a link for reference.

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Re: Def Min's "Architect" Statements (split fm Walts et. al.)
« Reply #183 on: December 06, 2017, 15:55:22 »
I don't dispute that the guy made an arse of himself.

So with that said:

HumblePie, provide links to where you got these screen shots from or they get disappeared. I'll follow up with a PM as well.

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Re: Def Min's "Architect" Statements (split fm Walts et. al.)
« Reply #184 on: December 06, 2017, 16:14:41 »
Wikipedia says
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Sajjan was wounded during his service in Bosnia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harjit_Sajjan

On the same page under Honours and decorations I don't see a wound stripe or sacrifice medal but I'm not sure if the former would be considered an Honour and decoration and the latter was just a recently issued medal I think?

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Re: Def Min's "Architect" Statements (split fm Walts et. al.)
« Reply #185 on: December 06, 2017, 17:38:11 »
Only you used the word “battle” and it appears a civilian reporter or editor used the phrase “wounded in combat”. None of your screen shots come with a link for reference.

A quick google and I found three other articles stating that he was "wounded in Bosnia". For me personally when I hear the term "wounded" I immediately think of combat vice something like a back injury sustained while chucking barrack boxes onto a truck. I too wonder what the context is, however I know a few guys that came back from Bosnia "changed" who never fired a round, wounds aren't just physical anymore.

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Re: Def Min's "Architect" Statements (split fm Walts et. al.)
« Reply #186 on: December 06, 2017, 18:24:00 »
In the article at the link below the author claims Sajjan was "wounded in battle", but does not specify where or when. This would most likely be a representation by the author who is either quite skilled at expanding the narrative, or incredibly naive. She also writes that Sajjan stopped counting "close calls" "after 40".... I'm not sure if that means he had 40 close calls, turned 40 years of age, etc.    In general, there seems to be some puffery on the part of the media to overstate this man's experiences, which is a shame because they probably stand well enough on their own merits and seems to cause him reputational  stress when probably none is warranted. 

http://www.vancouversun.com/life/series+part+twelve+defence+rights+others+with+video/7209454/story.html?__lsa=8441-c112

I couldn't get the video to play, maybe Sajjan says something about it in the clip.

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Re: Def Min's "Architect" Statements (split fm Walts et. al.)
« Reply #187 on: December 08, 2017, 12:13:09 »
He may have had a few close calls in the VPD as well