Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Canada and Afgan War

When an engineering team was trying to clear a road in Kandahar province, Canadian soldiers were exposed to the IED (improvised explosive device). One of them was seriously injured while the other two were in a reasonable position. However, Lieutenant- Commander Pierre Babinsky stated that all three were in a stable situation. Since 2001, seventy three Canadian soldiers were killed due to IEDs. Babinsky said that Canadian soldiers executed many operations successfully, in order to despite the fact that solders harmed form IEDs. He also emphasized that Canadian soldiers were trying variety of methods to battle against IEDs. At the end of the article, it explains two suspected Taliban insurgents were arrested by Canadian forces, and they had direct connection with explosive devices.

ieutenant Commander Pierre Babinsky is the main character of this news story. His perspective is, Even though, he has a clear understand on Afghanistan and IED issues, he attempts to emphasize those issues are not important. For example, he states that Canadian troops are doing a great effort in Afghanistan and IEDs are not a conflict for them. Having said that, he indirectly highlights that Canadian troops are reaching victory with any harm. In summary, Babinsky’s opinion is Canadians are safe in Afghanistan. Secondly, Author’s point of view is different from Babinsky’s point of view. The writer of this article, Colin Freeze, emphasizes that seventy three soldiers were killed as a result of IED explosives. Furthermore, he states that is a huge number of casualties for a peaceful country. He also states that IEDs are playing an enormous role in Afghanistan. In order to prove his judgment, Freeze writes two Taliban suspects were arrested who had direct contact with explosives. This example demonstrates that IEDs are still in Afghanistan and they are hurting soldiers.

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