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    Default Looks like another chapter

    I wonder if these Mohawks complied with Canadian law and had only five-round magazines? Check the photo, their spokesman looks like a real winner

    http://www.ottawasun.com/News/Nation...99262-sun.html

    DESERONTO — A small group of angry Mohawk protesters made good on their threats to disrupt transportation in Canada’s busiest travel corridor on a national day of action to raise public awareness of native concerns such as poverty, health and land claims.

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    Earlier, the Mohawk protesters near Deseronto who threatened that they had arms and were ready to use them, parked an old school bus across secondary Highway 2, forcing a steady stream of traffic and heavy trucks to turn around.

    “We’ve made no secret that we have guns within this camp,” protest leader Shawn Brant told The Canadian Press in an interview. “It’s our intent to go out and ensure a safe day. Unfortunately, previous incidents have shown that aggressive tactics by the police need to be met with equal resistance by the people that they’re bringing those against."

    Later, the protesters closed the nearby CN Rail main line, using jumper cables to activate crossing barriers before moving another old school bus onto the tracks.

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    Was cautious and didn't have a hard time during WWII as opposed to the British and Americans.
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    I dont know how we had an easy time...................
    check out the casulity rates of Canadians during the battle of normandy.......
    Find out which divisions took the most killed and wounded.......
    we did not go all infantry of course, and we tried to only build up the forces we could replace, and we lost less people than we did in ww1.
    But I disagree we had an 'easy' time.
    I dont think you could say any of our major army operations were easy.
    Hong Kong
    Dieppe
    Italy (including the island and mainland)
    Normandy
    NW EU

    Doesnt seem 'easy' to me.

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    SSI, 3 Aug 07: Shaping Commitment: Resolving Canada's Strategy Gap in Afghanistan and Beyond
    Release of Canada’s first-ever National Security Policy (NSP) in 2004, followed by the International (Foreign) Policy Statement and Defence Policy Review in 2005, has publicly articulated Canada’s principal security interests for the post-September 11, 2001 (9/11), world. Nevertheless, the realities of Canada’s present engagement in Afghanistan have highlighted a gap between stated national security and foreign policy goals on one hand, and the Canadian military, diplomatic, and development effort in theater, on the other. National interests and values, articulated within the NSP and the International Policy Statement, are insufficient to frame the context for such a complex endeavor. Only a clearly defined strategy based upon rigorous analysis of ends, ways, and means and assessment of risk can enable informed national and political debate, provide the required guidance for campaign planning among government departments, and determine Canada’s preferred stake in the wider international arena, including the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). Recommendations are provided with respect to resolving Canada’s strategy gap in both the immediate and longer term.

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    A very interesting article. I think he does capture a lot of the core cultural questions going on right now. I'm going to have to think about this one a bit more and reread it.

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    Default Canada & it's southern neighbour

    I was having a coffee (double-double, of course) with the guys from AQ in Tim Horton's today, and caught the following headline in the Globe and Mail:

    U.S. senators blast Canadian border security

    Claiming Canada has more terrorist organizations than any other country, a U.S. senate hearing has demanded upgrades to the shared border....
    The Tamil Tiger guys didn't agree, which started a big fight with the PKK/Kongra-Gel contingent. Who knows, eh?

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    Default Old news, but...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rex Brynen View Post
    I was having a coffee (double-double, of course) with the guys from AQ in Tim Horton's today, and caught the following headline in the Globe and Mail:

    The Tamil Tiger guys didn't agree, which started a big fight with the PKK/Kongra-Gel contingent. Who knows, eh?
    ... the surveillance video that the HSD guys sent us clearly showed it wasn't a double-double.

    Looking through our biometric data we aren't even sure you are really Rex Brynen .

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    Default Gist of the Globe and Mail story...

    Excepting the quote of Sen Salazar of Colorado - here is what the story was about:

    American senators are demanding security upgrades at the Canadian border after a U.S. government report said it would be easy to smuggle dangerous material into the United States.

    The independent Government Accountability Office sent investigators to test how easily they could transfer large red duffel bags at four unguarded and unmonitored spots along the more than eight thousand kilometres of U.S.-Canada border.

    The G.A.O., the investigative arm of Congress, described in a 13-page report delivered to Congress Thursday how easily they were able to penetrate the border at several spots.

    The report claims that shows how easy it would be to bring in radioactive material and other contraband...

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    ...The G.A.O., the investigative arm of Congress, described in a 13-page report delivered to Congress Thursday how easily they were able to penetrate the border at several spots....
    Here's the 27 Sep 07 GAO report:

    Border Security: Security Vulnerabilities at Unmanned and Unmonitored U.S. Border Locations
    ....On the U.S.–Canada border, GAO found state roads close to the border that CBP did not appear to man or monitor. In some of these locations, the proximity of the road to the border allowed investigators to cross without being challenged by law enforcement, successfully simulating the cross-border movement of radioactive materials or other contraband into the United States from Canada. In one location on the northern border, the U.S. Border Patrol was alerted to GAO activities through the tip of an alert citizen. However, the responding U.S. Border Patrol agents were not able to locate GAO investigators. Also on the northern border, GAO investigators located several ports of entry that had posted daytime hours and were unmanned overnight......

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    For those with access, a draft copy of the Canadian Small Wars Manual, dated 23 Oct 07, has been posted on the BCKS COIN forum: B-GL-323-004/FP-003 Counter-Insurgency Operations
    Scope

    This publication provides a wide range of material in support of commanders and staff at all levels of command. It reflects the concepts of Canadian doctrinal philosophies and principles. This publication addresses the following:

    a. introduction to understanding insurgencies;

    b. a description of insurgencies and their objectives;

    c. the overarching philosophy and principles by which a COIN campaign and its operations should be conducted;

    d. considerations for force employment at the strategic, operational and tactical levels;

    e. considerations for intelligence staff in support of a COIN campaign;

    f. considerations for information operations, specifically focused on influence activities;

    g. considerations for sustainment in a COIN campaign; and

    h. considerations for pre-deployment and in-theatre training in support of a COIN campaign.

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    a. introduction to understanding insurgencies;

    b. a description of insurgencies and their objectives;

    c. the overarching philosophy and principles by which a COIN campaign and its operations should be conducted;

    d. considerations for force employment at the strategic, operational and tactical levels;

    e. considerations for intelligence staff in support of a COIN campaign;

    f. considerations for information operations, specifically focused on influence activities;

    g. considerations for sustainment in a COIN campaign; and

    h. considerations for pre-deployment and in-theatre training in support of a COIN campaign.
    That is the clearest set of useful headings I have ever seen relating to so called COIN. If anyone can direct me at a copy of this, I would be very grateful. - and BTW, traditionally, the old Beaver Chasers actually write good manuals. Not as BS free as Aussie manuals but a really good start.
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    - If we can double the ratio of kills per contact, we will soon put an end to the shooting in Malaya.
    Sir Gerald Templer, foreword to the "Conduct of Anti-Terrorist Operations in Malaya," 1958 Edition

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    Quote Originally Posted by William F. Owen View Post
    That is the clearest set of useful headings I have ever seen relating to so called COIN. If anyone can direct me at a copy of this, I would be very grateful. - and BTW, traditionally, the old Beaver Chasers actually write good manuals. Not as BS free as Aussie manuals but a really good start.
    I wouldn't mind a copy myself. BTW, Wilf, I hope you realize what "beaver" is slang for in Canada .
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    Quote Originally Posted by marct View Post
    I wouldn't mind a copy myself. BTW, Wilf, I hope you realize what "beaver" is slang for in Canada .
    In the US as well...
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    Quote Originally Posted by marct View Post
    I wouldn't mind a copy myself. BTW, Wilf, I hope you realize what "beaver" is slang for in Canada .
    Where I come from it's not slang!
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    - If we can double the ratio of kills per contact, we will soon put an end to the shooting in Malaya.
    Sir Gerald Templer, foreword to the "Conduct of Anti-Terrorist Operations in Malaya," 1958 Edition

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    Hopefully this one will be as original as possible; B-GL-322-007/FP-001 Unique Operations - Urban was in some ways little more than a modified reprint of FM 3-06 Urban Operations. That said, it's about time the CF has its own COIN Pub; since the demise of the old 3-volume Aid to the Civil Power, COIN doctrine had almost disappeared (not that it was overly developed beforehand anyway).

    If the pub does not have a "loss or suspected compromise" warning in the Preface, I would be most grateful for a copy from whomever may have access to it, please.
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    Default Canada: Elite Unit's HQ Blueprints Found in Trash

    The Ottowa Citizen, 20 Mar 08: Elite military unit's blueprints for new HQ found in trash can
    Plans showing the layout of a new building for a Canadian Forces counter-terrorism unit based in Trenton, Ont., have been found in a pile of garbage on Bank Street.

    The 26 blueprints, stamped with Department of National Defence markings, show everything from the location of the security fence to the floor plan of the new home of the Canadian Joint Incident Response Unit at CFB Trenton.

    The unit is the military's main responder to a terrorist attack using a weapon of mass destruction......
    ....it's an odd coincidence that they just happened to be found by an analyst from the Rideau Institute.

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    Default Uh huh...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jedburgh View Post
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    ....it's an odd coincidence that they just happened to be found by an analyst from the Rideau Institute.
    Beyond odd...

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    Default Hmmmm.

    From the Globe and Mail...
    Photographs provided by the Rideau Institute show that the schematics provide ample information about the layout at CFB Trenton and the new building, including sensitive details about the security fencing, the electrical grid scheme and the sewer system.
    Just lovely! But, lest you give the Rideau Institute too much credit
    The blueprints list the names of six private contracting firms, including Smith and Andersen Consulting Engineering - which has an office near where Mr. Salloum found the plans - and Wood Banani Bouthillette Parizeau, another consulting engineering company. Both declined to comment.
    Of course, there is always this encouraging little note...
    Mr. Salloum said he didn't take all the documents stamped with Department of National Defence markings at the Ottawa trash pile, saying he left six to eight other rolls of papers at the curbside.
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    Default I'm sensing a disturbing trend here in Canada.

    Wow, that's almost as good as the time when the JTF2 guys had their van stolen from a Tim Horton's parking lot with disassembled pistols and their security cards inside. Or that one time the CSIS official had her laptop and all the classified documents inside stolen from her car while she was at a Leaf's game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Ruffian View Post
    Wow, that's almost as good as the time when the JTF2 guys had their van stolen from a Tim Horton's parking lot with disassembled pistols and their security cards inside. Or that one time the CSIS official had her laptop and all the classified documents inside stolen from her car while she was at a Leaf's game.
    And don't forget the Indians calling up JTF 2 on their secret line and, the piece de resistance, JTF 2 arriving in the Balkans in the spring of '93 with their names on local posters and prices on their heads.

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    Holy smokes Norfolk! Do you think we should check to see if the government has left the keys to the country in the ignition?
    "I encounter civilians like you all the time. You believe the Empire is continually plotting to do harm. Let me tell you, your view of the Empire is far too dramatic. The Empire is a government. It keeps billions of beings fed and clothed. Day after day, year after year, on thousands of worlds people live their lives under Imperial rule without ever seeing a stormtrooper or hearing a TIE fighter scream overhead."
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