4.15.2009

uncle of slain canadian soldier is a hero for peace

Thank you, thank you, thank you to Mario Blais, uncle of Karine Blais, for speaking out against Canada's military presence in Afghanistan.

Karine Blais was 21 years old, and thanks to Canada's misguided foreign policy she'll never see 22. Blais was the 117th Canadian soldier killed in Afghanistan since Canada entered the war in 2002.

Blais's uncle, also described in some stories as her godparent, has the courage to call the death of his beloved niece "pointless," to not publicly pretend her death had anything to do with peace, freedom, or the safety and security of Canadians. He said:
I am against it. I was against it and I am even more against it today. I wonder what we're doing there. ...

I knew the Russians couldn't win over there so I don't think the Canadian army could win over there. I was more in favour of the blue helmets, peacekeeping missions, not front-line missions.

Canada, You have lost your way. Your children are dying. Lay down your arms.

2 comments:

James said...

I saw this on the cover of Metro this morning, and was about to go see if I could find it online to forward to you. We need more people speaking up like this.

L-girl said...

Thanks! So true. In the US, military resistance and military families are the heart of the peace movement. We need more people doing that here, too.

Glad to know it was on the Metro cover!