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the patriot
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posted 04 July 2021 23:06     Profile for the patriot   Email the patriot     Send New Private Message     Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Hello Everyone,

This is a sad testament to our military indeed. A general officer who seems he has definitely fallen between the cracks. He was found drunk and unconscious in a park in Hull, Quebec according to today's National Post. If this is happening to our general officers, just imagine what is happening among the troops in regards to their peacekeeping experiences. They probably don't think its "man enough" to come forward with anything they would like to discuss. Unfortunately, the good always get shafted, so to speak. Mr. Dallaire's plan to halt the massacre in Rwanda was vetoed by the politicos of the UN Security Council. Namely, the Americans. And this is what has become of him.

-the patriot-

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posted 05 July 2021 09:06     Profile for bossi   Email bossi     Send New Private Message     Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Here's my "letter to the editor" (which has yet to be published, I'm sorry to say):

Please allow me to add my comments to the discussions surrounding Lieutenant-General Daillaire:

Personally, I've never seen 800,000 people slaughtered (thank God).

Personally, during 23 years of Army service, I was never specifically taught to recognise genocide or pogroms (and somehow I doubt very many other people would recognise it, either, if the truth be told).

Personally, I believe very few civilised human beings could have fully comprehended the magnitude of the events in Rwanda while it was actually happening. Even fewer would have or could have stopped it.

Personally, I think all the "armchair generals" out there with 20-20 hindsight should cut LGen Dallaire some slack.

He is human. He is Canadian. He is a good man who needs compassion, not condemnation.

Dileas Gu Brath.
Mark Bossi, Esquire

Posts: 222 | From: Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Registered: Jun 2000

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