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  • vikram72
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    Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
    So what is the new Canadian defense minister getting done for Canada? Besides looking grubby?
    Looks are not important, it is symbolism.

    US and Canada are Nations created by people from mainly from Europe,

    for other immigrants who are living their from last 100 years it is a small token of appreciation or rather recognition.

    His people wont mind him being replaced in any new cabinet reshuffle,

    as colored all over the world were happy that Obama became President.

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  • vikram72
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    Originally posted by Sparlingo View Post
    Cheers, in 1988, Baltej Singh Dhillo applied to become a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman, He was accepted but was asked to shave off the beard and remove the turban, which he refused to do. Amid HUGE controversy and protest in Canada for two years, in March 1990 Solicitor General Pierre Cadieux delivered his ruling to allow turban and beard. Dhillon then began police training in Regina and graduated in 1991.

    The "turbaned Mountie" is now a symbol of pride for the RCMP

    When Sikh Religion evolved from peaceful non violent to a self defensive religion, The last Guru ordered them to be ready for a moment of notice for taking Arms up fight for justice.

    They were 5 essentials or 5 K :
    Kesh: uncut hair
    Kangha: a wooden comb
    Kara: a metal bracelet
    Kachera: a specific style of cotton undergarments
    Kirpan: a strapped curved sword

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Five_Ks

    For Sikhs the sanctity of these thing symbolizes their eagerness to be ever ready to follow the call of duty.

    in their minds they are like civilian irregulars ready to form their militia.

    earlier i had stated their sense of community service,

    In Paris attack the Paris Gurudwaras Temples immediately opened their doors to help Parisians.

    The multiple attacks that unfolded in Paris during the late Friday evening were all in the vicinity of the Indian embassy in Paris, said Manish Prabhat, Deputy Chief of the embassy, .......

    Indian community especially the Sikh gurdwaras opened up to those in need soon after the attack was reported on local TV, Mr. Prabhat told The Hindu.
    http://www.thehindu.com/news/helicop...cle7876247.ece

    This Sikh Man’s Tweet After The Paris Terror Attacks Captured What Religion Should Be About

    Rohan @RohanSinghKalsi

    Anybody who's stranded in Paris and needs shelter and somewhere safe, any Sikh Gurdwara (temple) will be happy to accommodate #PorteOuverte
    4:10 AM - 14 Nov 2015

    13,342 13,342 Retweets

    10,722
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/sahilrizwan/...cte#.ixy1k3n92

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  • Duncan
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    Here is a newspaper article on suicide in the Canadian forces. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe...ticle27202167/

    My understanding is that the problem tends to be a shortage of ranks and an over commitment of troops. In Bosnia all the junior officers wanted a single tour to help their advancement. And being top heavy there was no shortage of officers. However, there were not enough enlisted and experienced NCOs to cover the commitment so the troops took multiple tours. I believe there was a big push to get NCOs to do multiple tours. The Medak Pocket is notable if you are interested in Canadian history and politics. The Ghosts of Medak Pocket by Carol Off and Peacekeeper: The Road to Sarajevo by Major General Lewis Mackenzie are excellent books on Canadian involvement in the Balkans.

    I don't know if the same problem exists with Afghanistan. Canada had/has special operations (Joint Task Force 2), armour, infantry, and air assets in Afghanistan. We currently provide training, but not combat troops, in Northern Iraq. I know quite a few people who have children who have done tours in Afghanistan, including my brother's step-son. One friend's son received a medical discharge for PTSD. My old militia regiment has sent troops, and lost one man, in Afghanistan. Keeping in mind that my militia unit had only three platoons (one airborne, one motorized, and one training) when I was there. It is likely made up similarly. One death out of about 60 operational troops is noticed.

    Here is the wiki page on Canada in Afghanistan
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada...fghanistan_War
    Last edited by Duncan; 13 Nov 15, 18:26.

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  • Trung Si
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    Originally posted by johns624 View Post
    I don't believe that they have any more but they had at least one reinforced battalion/battle group there from 2002-2014. At their peak, they had 2500 troops there.
    And they gave a good account of themselves!

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  • johns624
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    Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
    I had no idea. How many troops do you have in Afghanistan?
    I don't believe that they have any more but they had at least one reinforced battalion/battle group there from 2002-2014. At their peak, they had 2500 troops there.

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  • Mountain Man
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    Originally posted by Duncan View Post
    Actually they do. The problem began with overextending or personnel in Bosnia and continued through multiple deployments in Afghanistan. It is a problem, similar but with a smaller population, to what you face in the U.S. I think.

    I had no idea. How many troops do you have in Afghanistan?

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  • Duncan
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    Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
    How many suicides do you have, and why? It's not like Canadian troops face multiple back-to-back deployments to the Middle East or anything like ours do.
    Actually they do. The problem began with overextending or personnel in Bosnia and continued through multiple deployments in Afghanistan. It is a problem, similar but with a smaller population, to what you face in the U.S. I think.

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  • Mountain Man
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    Originally posted by Duncan View Post
    Well, he's only been in the position for eight days. It's early yet.

    1. Got his release from the military
    2. Ordered an investigation into military suicides and ordered a prioritization of suicide prevention.
    3. The military is expected to play a role in taking in 25,000 refugees. He has been busy with that but not giving details yet.
    3. I imagine he has been very busy with ceremonial duties because Remembrance Day came seven days after his appointment.
    How many suicides do you have, and why? It's not like Canadian troops face multiple back-to-back deployments to the Middle East or anything like ours do.

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  • Duncan
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    Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
    So what is the new Canadian defense minister getting done for Canada? Besides looking grubby?
    Well, he's only been in the position for eight days. It's early yet.

    1. Got his release from the military
    2. Ordered an investigation into military suicides and ordered a prioritization of suicide prevention.
    3. The military is expected to play a role in taking in 25,000 refugees. He has been busy with that but not giving details yet.
    3. I imagine he has been very busy with ceremonial duties because Remembrance Day came seven days after his appointment.

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  • Daemon of Decay
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    Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
    So what is the new Canadian defense minister getting done for Canada? Besides looking grubby?
    Showing that Canada has better sense when it comes to appointing defense ministers than Americans do.

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  • Mountain Man
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    So what is the new Canadian defense minister getting done for Canada? Besides looking grubby?

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  • Sparlingo
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    Originally posted by vikram72 View Post
    In Indian History you will find them taking up fight to protect conman
    person.

    Sikh Guru Teg Bahadur has famously said:

    Guru Tegh Bahadur Said: “For me, there is only one religion - of God - and whosoever belongs to it, be he a Hindu or a Muslim, him I own and he owns me. I neither convert others by force, nor submit to force, to change my faith.”

    vikram
    Cheers, in 1988, Baltej Singh Dhillo applied to become a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman, He was accepted but was asked to shave off the beard and remove the turban, which he refused to do. Amid HUGE controversy and protest in Canada for two years, in March 1990 Solicitor General Pierre Cadieux delivered his ruling to allow turban and beard. Dhillon then began police training in Regina and graduated in 1991.

    The "turbaned Mountie" is now a symbol of pride for the RCMP

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  • vikram72
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    Sikh religion was much influenced by works of Saints and other major religions prevalent at the time of Guru Nanak.

    Sikh Gurus stopped the Hindu Practice of Sati, set up community religious kitchens with Sikh Temples to end the Hindu Taboo of rule of cast distinction in drinking water and having food.

    A peaceful religion though considered a sect by Majority of Hindus took up arm after being persecuted by Muslim rulers.

    They are very loving people with strong community attachment, for any hungry person or destitute person there will be food and comfort waiting for him at any nearby Gurudwara ( Sikh Temple). No question asked and you will find no string attached. You never be encouraged by them to embrace their religion in return for getting charity.

    Selfless Service or Sewa as it is called is observance of their religion.

    Sikhs had very bitter past with Muslim their main enemies, they had fought countless wars with them.
    Militarisation of the Sikhs

    Sikhism was well established by the time of Guru Arjan, the fifth Guru.

    Guru Arjan completed the establishment of Amritsar as the capital of the Sikh world, and compiled the first authorised book of Sikh scripture, the Adi Granth.
    However, during Arjan's time Sikhism was seen as a threat by the state and Guru Arjan was eventually executed for his faith in 1606.

    The sixth Guru, Hargobind, started to militarise the community so that they would be able to resist any oppression. The Sikhs fought a number of battles to preserve their faith.

    The Sikhs then lived in relative peace with the political rulers until the time of the Moghal Emperor, Aurangzeb, who used force to make his subjects accept Islam.

    Aurangzeb had the ninth Guru, Tegh Bahadur, arrested and executed in 1675.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religi...istory_1.shtml

    The Sikhs had very bad time under Mughal rule,

    Muslim attacks on Sikhs: Islamic Jihad against Sikhism

    http://crombouke.blogspot.in/2010/01...mic-jihad.html

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Sikhism


    In Indian History you will find them taking up fight to protect conman
    person.

    Sikh Guru Teg Bahadur has famously said:

    Guru Tegh Bahadur Said: “For me, there is only one religion - of God - and whosoever belongs to it, be he a Hindu or a Muslim, him I own and he owns me. I neither convert others by force, nor submit to force, to change my faith.”

    vikram

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  • BKnight3
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    Originally posted by Sparlingo View Post
    The more I read up on Sajjan, the more I like him. Kandahar was the place that the Taliban started. Canada launched Operation Medusa there, which was the largest Canadian military operation since the Korean War. Before it launched Sajjan had built relationships with the locals and had them turned and allied against the Taliban. This was something he accidently developed in Bosnia by just helping the Bosnians, once he made friends he found out information that nobody else knew, much sought after information, by accident. That operation, Medusa, captured 1,500 Taliban at the Taliban's very heart, their HQ. Wanna win wars? Then get more guys like this guy.
    What? Moderate Muslims in Afghanistan? NOT killing them all and NOT letting God sort it out?

    What nonsense is this?

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  • Jonathanrex1
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    Originally posted by McMax View Post
    If he was white he would be an imperialist warmonger but because he is brown and wears a turban he is a warrior king! Trudeau jr., like the lib-hole he is, picked his cabinet braced on skin color or gender or if they’re a homo, so the fact that this guy can do the job must have been a surprise! He most probably will replace by a tranie next year.
    Don't worry man, I'm sure future President Trump will build a wall up North to keep you safe from Canadian trannies.

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