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Attacks on CF in Canada



Internal Security

Way Up North




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3 April 15 at 8:55

Posted in Uncategorized #UKR Update – 251400UTC Mar 2015

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25 March 15 at 10:00

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Proposed Motion for #CANvsISIL Mission Extension

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This text, on the motion to be considered today, from The Canadian Press:

“That, whereas
(i) the terrorist group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has repeatedly called on its members to target Canada and Canadians at home and abroad;

(ii) ISIL poses a clear and active threat to the people of the Middle East, including members of vulnerable religious and ethnic minority groups who have been subjected to a brutal and barbaric campaign of sexual violence, murder, and intimidation by ISIL;

(iii) unless confronted with strong and direct force, the threat that ISIL poses to Canada and to international peace and security, will grow;

(iv) Canada desires, consistent with Canadian values and interests, to protect the vulnerable and innocent civilians of the region, including through urgent humanitarian assistance;

(v) the Government of Iraq has requested military support against ISIL from members of the international community, including from the Government of Canada;

(vi) Canada is part of a broader international coalition of allies and partners, including numerous countries of the Middle East, committed to the fight against ISIL;

(vii) the United Nations Security Council remains seized of the threat posed by international terrorism with the unanimous passage of the United Nations Security Council resolution 2178;

(viii) the deployment of Royal Canadian Air Force assets has played an important role in degrading, destabilising, and weakening ISIL’s position and operations in the region;

(ix) the advise and assist mission of the Canadian Special Operations Forces in Northern Iraq has increased the capabilities of Kurdish-Iraqi Security Forces to combat ISIL; and

(x) continuing to degrade ISIL will require striking its operations and infrastructure where they are located, including in Syria;

Accordingly, this House

(a) continues to support the Government’s decision to contribute Canadian military assets to the fight against ISIL, and terrorists aligned with ISIL, including air strike capability with authorization to conduct airstrikes in Iraq and Syria;

(b) supports the Government’s decision to extend the mission to a date not beyond March 30, 2016;

(c) notes that the Government continues not to deploy troops in a ground combat role; and

(d) offers its resolute and wholehearted support to the brave men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces who stand on guard for all of us.”

More, as it gets debated.

Written by milnewsca

24 March 15 at 9:20

Posted in Uncategorized P.M. News Highlights – November 20, 2014

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Attacks on CF in Canada


World War Two


Written by milnewsca

20 November 14 at 20:50

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Saint-Jean Attack Update: More on the Attacker

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According to some French media accounts (here and here) ….

  • Neighbours speaking to reporters say Martin Rouleau (a.k.a. Ahmad Rouleau) “had grown a beard and wore a turban and djellaba regularly.”
  • Rouleau’s parents appear to have contacted police about their son’s behaviour, specifically because “he wanted to go and join the fighters of the Islamic state, a terrorist group that Canada has agreed to fight in Syria and Iraq”.
  • Authorities reportedly took away Rouleau’s passport.
  • “During the short pursuit that followed, the suspect may have contacted 911 indicating that it was “in the name of Allah.” “
  • “He also attended the mosque of the Muslim Association of Haut-Richelieu in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Montérégie.  VAT News was able to speak with a member of this place of worship has condemned the action of Mr. Rouleau Couture.  “He came back, but it’s long since we had not seen. I did not see any change in his character, “said the volunteer.  “We were discussing Islam. I’ve never asked him questions about his conversion.”  Asked about the events of the day, the man said that it gave a “bad image” of Islam.  “…. I did not think he would do that, “he said.”\

For more, here’s Ahmad Rouleau’s Facebook page, Ahmad Rouleau’s Twitter feed ( with who he was following on Twitter) and his Uumaland (“Social Network for Muslims”) profile  (while they’re all still online).

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21 October 14 at 7:55

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“Soldier struck in Quebec has died: police”

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This from CTV News:

One of the two soldiers struck by a car in Quebec died late Monday in hospital, police confirmed Tuesday morning.

The soldier’s identity and age have yet to be released. However, the soldier was one of two Canadian Forces members who was struck by a car in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu in what is being described as a possible terror attack, CTV’s Montreal Bureau Chief Genevieve Beauchemin reported early Tuesday ….

Condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of the victim.

More news here and here.

Written by milnewsca

21 October 14 at 6:40

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Driver Dead after Two CF Troops Hit by Car in Quebec

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This from The Canadian Press:

“Quebec police say a motorist is dead from gunshot wounds and that he struck two members of the Canadian Forces with his car in an incident an MP cited in the Commons as a “possible terror attack.”

Provincial police Lt. Michel Brunet told a news conference the man died a few hours after being shot in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, southeast of Montreal.

Brunet said the 25-year-old was known to authorities.

Police say one of the two Canadian Forces members is in critical condition, while the other’s injuries are less serious ….”

This statement from the RCMP:

This individual was known to Federal authorities including our Integrated National Security Investigations team in Montreal who along with other authorities were concerned that he had become radicalized.

Out of respect and deference to the ongoing Criminal investigation arising from today’s terrible events the RCMP will not comment further except to say that we are working with our law enforcement partners to ensure all avenues of investigation are pursued.

More news here.

Here’s hoping for a full and speedy recovery by the wounded troops.

More, as it unfolds ….

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20 October 14 at 19:30

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