I see the (same old) New Canadian Governments spin machine is well at work in the MSM. The media today is reporting on the latest Canadian soldiers death in Kandahar to be the work of a so called "roadside bomb".
In other words not an IED which is a car bomb by any other name, which the military and their embedded media would have called it had it been the agent of our soldiers death.
Rather the military and MSM spin doctors are using the generic term roadside bomb. A land mine by any other name.
And who provided the land mines years ago to the Taliban in their war against the Soviet Union? Made in the USA.
To call it a land mine would be to identify it not as an insurgent or Taliban weapon but a left over from the cold war.
To correct the misleading headline from the Military and MSM here is one that they won't use, but should:
Canadian Soldier Victim of Cold War.
As usual the majority of deaths of Canadian soldiers in Kandahar have been from friendly fire or accidents and land mines
Quebec's Royal 22nd Regiment, the Van Doos, suffered its first death in Afghanistan early Sunday when a young soldier died in a roadside bombing.
No other soldiers travelling in the vehicle were injured.
Sunday's incident happened on the same road where a Canadian RG-31 Nyala hit a roadside bomb. That Aug. 12 incident left five soldiers slightly injured.
Two days ago, a LAV-III in another Canadian convoy struck a roadside bomb, leaving two soldiers injured.
There had been no Canadian deaths since July 4, when six Canadian soldiers and their Afghan interpreter died when their RG-31 struck a roadside bomb.
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