Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Allies Facing Terrorism Threat

USA TODAY reports on the new terror threat levels being adopted by Britain. The new threat assessment system is similar to that used by the U.S., except that citizens will not be notified when the threat level changes, as they are in America. The public, however, may check government websites for updates to the threat level.

The Sydney Morning Herald says that Muslim extremists are flooding Sydney web sites and chat rooms with support for Islamic terrorists. It seems that at least some Muslims intend to turn Australia into an Islamic state.

The Toronto Star has an interesting piece today about the morale of Canadian troops serving in Afghanistan. Retired MG Lewis Mackenzie, formerly of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, cautions against confusing a soldiers normal "gripes" with a lack of morale. "You can be really pissed at the mission, or whatever, but your morale is still high. You're with your buddies, you're doing your job, you're very professional, you're gung-ho."

3 Comments:

Blogger MajorDad said...

On morale...a long time ago, a Sergeant Major told us that as long as you give a soldier enough ammunition, water/food and mail you'll be able to handle any other "morale" problems that you might run across.

From what I hear from my son...the longest "lead time" item is the mail and that only takes a week (unless of course you send him something from Amazon).

See you on the high ground!

MajorDad1984

5:13 AM  
Blogger Cop the Truth said...

I feel you on the Amazon thing. I'm still waiting for a book on Greek sculptures that I ordered for Christmas 2005! Any day now...

8:31 AM  
Blogger Papa Ray said...

When you don't hear gripes is when you better start to worry.

Something ain't right.

Papa Ray

12:47 PM  

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