Something I have always wondered about,given the range of the 50 cal. MG,and the B17 had 12,
how many B17s were hit,damaged or even shot down by neighbouring aircraft in their respective
boxes. Any thoughts?.
The euphoria sweeping the MSM and seemingly the whole World ,on President Murbarak leaving his post is surely a
little premature.How does anyone believe that a country that is 116th in GNP per capita ($2771),Canada by the way
is 11th at $45888,will ever be able to support the systems and...
What a society we live in,where we cannot even guarantee the safety of our citizens on PUBLIC transport
and even deny said citizen the right to defend themselves out of ridicules concerns about the human rights
of the perpetrators.But in most of Europe`s socialist countries the same...
Very interesting topic,should generate a good discusion.
Our history of this war has come down to us mainly from the winners,as is usually the case,.The Abolitionist propaganda
has been accepted as fact and forms the basis of this history.The South, IMHO ,was forced into war by interference...
In A -Stan or elsewhere in the the Muslim world I suspect the wearing of the burka or the headscarf is
probably a cultural thing and I also suspect this is true of the older generation of immigrants to western
countries.However among younger Muslims in the west these are political statements...
IN Canada there was no tactical air support.The only evidence I saw in my summer 2 month vacation
trips to Wainwright that the RCAF existed was when T33 s played enemy air on a couple of exercises.
4 Brigades tacair was provided RAF Canberras and Hunter FAG 9s,Luftwaffe G91s and F104s,Belgian...
Funny how the outrage in the media is somehow,what can I say,subdued,but when the IDF knocks
off 9 Turkish (activists)terrorists the whole worlds media goes into a fury of rage.One could almost
suspect,dare I say it,antisemitism.
US leaving?.who told you that?.Ah Obama,do you believe everything he says?.Both Obama and Cameron
have added a caveat to their announcements"if the situation allows".We however are simply pulling the plug
regardless of the fact that the job is nowhere near complete,Brits and GIs will fill the...
Since WW2 Canada`s military policy has been based on one given,Canada cannot be
defended by the CF,therefore we had to join military alliances,NATO,NORAD to help
share the load.The responce of the various governments to this situation was to do
the absolute minimum to keep our allies from...
Tomahawk 6,Thanks for the kind words,however I connot agree with your contention that
we(Canada)are "punching above our weight".5 plus divisions for a population of 18 mil.
in WW2 was "punching above our weight" but a battalion battle group from a country with
a population of 32...
Has anyone given any consideration to the effects on the military of the government`s decision
to pullout of A-stan.
I would be concerned with procurement,recruiting,and the morale of the troops,plus the effect
upon the families who have lost loved ones in this conflict.