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Absolutly embarrassed to be Canadian today.........

FlashoverFlashover MemberPosts: 390 Member
A government source has confirmed to CBC News that Ottawa will apologize and pay millions of dollars in compensation to former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr.

Khadr — who confessed to killing a U.S. army medic when he was 15, under interrogation that was later deemed "oppressive" — will receive a settlement of $10.5 million, the source, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed to CBC late Tuesday.


http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/khadr-settlement-1.4189146


I love my country...I always have. Things like I just posted make me want to leave it behind.

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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,867 Senior Member
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Are Canadian snipers as good as their SAS counterparts? He would have a hard time spending that money from a graveyard.
    Jerry
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,194 Senior Member
    That's why - as my late F-I-L would have said, you shoot the SOB in the field!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • FlashoverFlashover Member Posts: 390 Member
    zorba wrote: »
    That's why - as my late F-I-L would have said, you shoot the SOB in the field!

    He was...and the American unit that he attacked actually cared for him and saved his life. Whole thing is just sad and disgusting..am actually at a loss for words from anger over what my country has done.
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,365 Senior Member
    Hopefully you'll find some consolation in the fact that your country is far from alone in committing such absurdities.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,798 Senior Member
    I'm still waiting for Bergdahl's trial??? Absurdities abound. You can still be proud of the very fine soldiers that Canada has sent to many important battles. They have always been top-notch.
  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 2,438 Senior Member
    I read an article last night about that. The widow of one of the Americans killed has filed a claim against that settlement. Also, a lot of conservative Canadians are against the settlement.

    https://apnews.com/2453c60094534406bd81d6ccf444c339/Widow-goes-after-money-Canada-will-give-ex-Gitmo-prisoner?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP

    I copied this link from my Twitter feed. You may need Twitter in order to open the link.
  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,557 Senior Member
    Flashover wrote: »
    A government source has confirmed to CBC News that Ottawa will apologize and pay millions of dollars in compensation to former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr.

    Khadr — who confessed to killing a U.S. army medic when he was 15, under interrogation that was later deemed "oppressive" — will receive a settlement of $10.5 million, the source, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed to CBC late Tuesday.


    http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/khadr-settlement-1.4189146


    I love my country...I always have. Things like I just posted make me want to leave it behind.

    Don't be embarrassed to be Canadian--ever. Be mad at your government. Eight years of Obama never made me embarrassed to be American. Don't let them steal the national pride. Keep that to your dying breath.
    “There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.” – Will Rogers
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,806 Senior Member
    Flashover wrote: »
    He was...and the American unit that he attacked actually cared for him and saved his life. Whole thing is just sad and disgusting..am actually at a loss for words from anger over what my country has done.

    That's what happens when you elect a socialist (commie) to be in charge. I'm sure more outrageous things will happen to piss Canadians off.
    JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT:
    THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEW COMMUNISTS!
  • sgtrock21sgtrock21 Senior Member Posts: 1,933 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    Are Canadian snipers as good as their SAS counterparts? He would have a hard time spending that money from a graveyard.
    Jerry
    I'm thinking yes. The Canadian sniper who holds the longest kill shot record of something like 1.7 miles recently raised the bar to 2 miles!!!
  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior Member Posts: 4,484 Senior Member
    Not the same guy. New record holder is British.
    "He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm."

    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and politician
  • sgtrock21sgtrock21 Senior Member Posts: 1,933 Senior Member
    BAMAAK wrote: »
    Not the same guy. New record holder is British.
    Interesting. "Lame Stream News" reported it was the same Canadian. Of course now days beating the competition takes precedence over waiting for the facts.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    sgtrock21 wrote: »
    Interesting. "Lame Stream News" reported it was the same Canadian. Of course now days beating the competition takes precedence over waiting for the facts.
    Amen! But it doesn't make any real difference if it was 1.7 miles or 1000 yards. It all took a lot of skill. Hail to Canada, a great ally and great people. They are just suffering from what we all have been lately, goofy politicians. I think we've finally shucked the Goofiness for awhile. People that want Trump impeached suck big weenies. He's trying like hell to do everything he promised. Yeah he says some dumb stuff on twitter, but so what? The Left will drive you to doing that. Now we can all pray that Canada can find someone like a Trump that does what he said he would to get elected. I'm tired of all the BS of Politicians telling us what they will do if elected and then once they're there they forget it. Trump didn't forget and he's honorable enough to work like hell to get it all done. And if that ain't enough, when he goes overseas he makes us proud. I've changed from a vote for Trump because he's the lesser of the evils to a "I'm proud that I voted for Trump" guy.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • sgtrock21sgtrock21 Senior Member Posts: 1,933 Senior Member
    sgtrock21 wrote: »
    Interesting. "Lame Stream News" reported it was the same Canadian. Of course now-days beating the competition takes precedence over waiting for the facts.
    I really hate being suckered by media fiction. A brief search yielded much more information.

    Wow! Not only very old news but grossly exaggerated distance. Are they again (as they reported the new record was 2+ miles) confusing miles with kilometers? 1.5 miles would be 2.4 kilometers. The report I heard was only a few days ago (June 29). I wish I could recall which network it was so I don't make the mistake of watching them again. I usually watch a local news channel which was not available due to stupid soccer. I would have been watching ABC, NBC, or CBS.

    British Super Sniper Craig Harrison has uprooted the Canadians for the longest sniper shot on record, 1.54 miles!

    Not only did he beat the record by 150 ft., but took two shots that each killed a Taliban machine gunner. At 8,120 ft., which is 3,200 ft. further than the range of his Accuracy International L115A3, conditions had to be perfect. The .338 Lapua round again proves it’s worth in the battlefield.

    The shots were taken in November of last year, when Harrison’s Household Calvary unit came under fire in Helmand, but the details surrounding the shots have only just been released. This article from dailymail.co.uk has some interesting details, and some good first hand information of the November events from Harrison.

    The super sniper: Hero picks off two Taliban from a mile and a half away
    By Ian Drury for the Daily Mail
    Updated: 16:02 EDT, 2 May 2010

    <img src="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/05/02/article-1270414-09659EDE000005DC-11_306x423.jpg&quot; height="423" width="306" alt="Hero: Craig Harrison saved his Army colleagues by killing two Taliban machinegunners from more than 1.5 miles away"

    An army sniper has earned a place in military history by killing two Taliban machine gunners from more than a mile and a half away.
    Craig Harrison's record breaking shots felled the insurgents with consecutive bullets - even though they were 3,200ft beyond the official range of his rifle.
    The Household Cavalry veteran's kills from a distance of 8,120ft beat the previous record by 150ft.
    He was using the British-built L115A3 Long Range Rifle, the Army's most powerful sniper weapon.
    He was so far away that the 8.59mm-calibre bullets took almost three seconds to reach their target. Scores of Taliban gunmen have fallen to the gun which has been nicknamed The Silent Assassin.
    It is only designed to be effective at up to 4,921ft - just less than a mile - and capable of only ' harassing fire' beyond that range.
    But Corporal Harrison took his record-breaking shots after his commander and Afghan soldiers were attacked during a patrol in Helmand in November last year.
    His vehicle was further back on a ridge, with his sights trained on a Taliban compound. He said: 'We saw two insurgents running through its courtyard. They came forward carrying a machine gun and opened fire on the commander's wagon.
    'Conditions were perfect, no wind, mild weather, clear visibility.
    'The first round hit a machine gunner in the stomach. He went straight down and didn't move. The second insurgent grabbed the weapon and my second shot hit him in the side.'
    The previous sniper record, 7,972ft, was held by a Canadian soldier.
    Corporal Harrison, a married father-of-one from Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, killed 12 more rebels and wounded seven others. During an extraordinary six-month tour of duty he also survived a bullet that went though his helmet and a roadside bomb.
    The blast broke both his arms but he was eventually able to return to duty, his accuracy unaffected.

    Wow! Not only very old news but grossly exaggerated distance. The report I heard was only a few days ago. I wish I could recall which network it was so I don't make the mistake of watching them again.

    British Super Sniper Craig Harrison has uprooted the Canadians for the longest sniper shot on record, 1.54 miles!

    Not only did he beat the record by 150 ft., but took two shots that each killed a Taliban machine gunner. At 8,120 ft., which is 3,200 ft. further than the range of his Accuracy International L115A3, conditions had to be perfect. The .338 Lapua round again proves it’s worth in the battlefield.
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Maybe he should sign up for some lessons from our resident long range guru- - - - -that would be a chip shot for Pegasus, right?
    :uhm:
    Jerry
  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,557 Senior Member
    This thread got derailed pretty solidly.
    “There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.” – Will Rogers
  • FlashoverFlashover Member Posts: 390 Member
    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/canadian-elite-special-forces-sniper-sets-record-breaking-kill-shot-in-iraq/article35415651/

    A sniper with Canada’s elite special forces in Iraq has shattered the world record for the longest confirmed kill shot in military history at a staggering distance of 3,540 metres.

    The Canadian Armed Forces confirmed Thursday that a member of Joint Task Force 2 made the record-breaking shot, killing an Islamic State insurgent during an operation in Iraq within the last month.

    Distance converted thats 2.2 miles
  • sgtrock21sgtrock21 Senior Member Posts: 1,933 Senior Member
    Flashover wrote: »
    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/canadian-elite-special-forces-sniper-sets-record-breaking-kill-shot-in-iraq/article35415651/

    A sniper with Canada’s elite special forces in Iraq has shattered the world record for the longest confirmed kill shot in military history at a staggering distance of 3,540 metres.

    The Canadian Armed Forces confirmed Thursday that a member of Joint Task Force 2 made the record-breaking shot, killing an Islamic State insurgent during an operation in Iraq within the last month.

    Distance converted thats 2.2 miles
    I also get just a tick under 2.2 miles. That must be the news report I viewed Thursday June 29th. I would take back my bashing of the mainstream media if they didn't actually nearly always suck. Thank you Flashover I feel a bit less senile now. Um... what was the subject again? LOL
  • sgtrock21sgtrock21 Senior Member Posts: 1,933 Senior Member
    JasonMPD wrote: »
    This thread got derailed pretty solidly.
    Not for long. Please continue.
  • shootbrownelkshootbrownelk Senior Member Posts: 2,035 Senior Member
    WHAT? An American can't buy Cuban cigars? Didn't Barry kiss enough butt over there....did he miss some?
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