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Canadians speak out against sending troops to Latvia

Col. Eric Laforest, commander of Task Force Latvia, gave an interview to CBC News.

As reportes in the article the Canadian-led NATO battle group in Latvia was the target of a pandemic-related disinformation campaign that alliance commanders say they believe originated in Russia.

Reports circulated recently in some Baltic and Eastern European media outlets that suggested the contingent at Camp Adazi in Kadaga, outside the capital of Riga, had “a high number” of cases of the deadly virus.

“That was definitely not true,” said Col. Eric Laforest, commander of Task Force Latvia. The camp is not a pandemic hot zone”, he added.

The troops had to operate in a “constrained environment” and soldiers wore masks whenever it made sense to wear them, Laforest said.

He said they also tried to respect the two-metre physical distancing rule.

Unlike the military training mission in Ukraine, which is largely shut down because of the pandemic, the rotation of troops from Canada into Latvia, scheduled for July, will go ahead as planned.

“That hasn’t changed and we have all of the plans in place to ensure that we conduct a safe relief in place,” said Laforest.

However, the publication caused a wave of discontent among Canadians.

According to the comments (more 1500 on the cbc.ca), Canadians are unhappy that Canadian soldiers are sent to protect in Latvia. Especially while the Canadian Armed Forces is reporting a dramatic increase in the number of military personnel.

Canadians write:

“What the hell are Canadian troops doing in Latvia anyway, appeasing the Americans. Why are Canadian troops kowtowing to the USA after they treat us like chit over NAFTA and other agreements. Hey Trudeau, brings the Canadian troops home out of harms way. They can be better served in seniors homes in Ontario and your beloved Quebec.”

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“Canada has no business having troops in Latvia and NATO should have been scraped long time ago.Believing cold war is no big deal because nuclear war hasn’t happened yet is the same as believing your game of Russian roulette is safe because the gun hasn’t gone off yet.”

https://www.cbc.ca

“The article is manufacturing consent. Bring the troops home. We’ve lost too many already.”

“We actually have no way of knowing what the truth in this matter actually is. The only way to respond to a story like this is to call for our troops to come home and to stop supporting the goals of US imperialism. NATO has been co-opted to USAnian goals and no longer serves anyone else’s interests.”

https://www.facebook.com/cbcnews/posts/10158700391584604

“Bring all of our troops home from any and all overseas deployments. Do we have a Ministry of Defence, or a Ministry of Foreign Expeditionary Wars?”

”Is the role of our military to protect Canada, or to foment international colonialism on behalf of the U.S.A. and the “U.K.”?”

https://www.facebook.com/cbcnews/posts/10158700391584604
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Discontent grows dramatically and may result in the Government demanding an end to the rotation of Canadian forces in Latvia. Within a complex economic and epidemiological situation that will be the right thing to do.

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A No Brainer
A No Brainer
May 25, 2020

Unlike Ukraine, not enough former Latvian SS members in Canada to justify the move.

Egads!
Egads!
Reply to  A No Brainer
May 25, 2020

You want to get a taste of wackadoodle Ukie-logic infecting a nation like Canada, check out these lunatic ravings: Besides the assumption that Russia is poised to invade E. Europe at the slightest sign of western weakness, how many other flights of absurdity can the reader identify in this article? https://emerging-europe.com/voices/russia-loses-its-chance-to-capture-the-eu-gas-market/ Maksym Skrypchenko First of all, Nord Stream 2 would allow the Kremlin to further destabilise Ukraine without major consequences. Moscow currently exports around 90 billion cubic metres through the Ukrainian land transmission system and if that stops working for any reason, Russia loses tens of billions of US dollars.… Read more »

RIP Journalism
RIP Journalism
Reply to  Egads!
May 25, 2020

What is ‘Emerging Europe’ anyway, another one of those CIA hack sites posing as journalism?

Check this guy out: Maksym Skrypchenko is co-founder of the Ukrainian Transatlantic Platform and deputy director of Security Initiatives Center.

I think the same outfit that dreams up crazy new names for drugs dreams up new names for CIA fronts. LOL

The Rat Line Ends In Alberta
The Rat Line Ends In Alberta
Reply to  RIP Journalism
May 25, 2020

Ukrainian Transatlantic Platform? – Boy, just call it CanUkie HQ.

History in Recycle
History in Recycle
Reply to  The Rat Line Ends In Alberta
May 25, 2020

I think it also goes by: ‘Ukrainian-Canadian and Ukrainian-American Bund’.

Olivia Kroth
May 25, 2020

Finally the Canadians speak out against something, oh wonder. I thought the cat had got their tongue, or they had petrified as perpetual US doormats.

Je Me Souviens
Je Me Souviens
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
May 25, 2020

Every once in a while they engage in a token act of independence but it’s all an act.

When you have MPs of a country kowtowing to Right Sector Neo-Nazi militia recruitment booths at fairgrounds (Imagine the same happening in Idaho), you know the country’s become a toilet flush.

Yes, we remember your shame. Such things never disappear from the collective memory.

Hah
Hah
Reply to  Je Me Souviens
May 25, 2020

Forget the lowly MP’s. You’ve got a Deputy Prime Minister with a 14th Waffen SS skeleton hanging in her closet.

Olivia Kroth
May 25, 2020

“Discontent grows dramatically and may result in the Government demanding an end to the rotation of Canadian forces in Latvia. Within a complex economic and epidemiological situation that will be the right thing to do”.

So finally the Canadians are waking up. It needs a virus to give them a wake-up call, those sleepers in their backwood sleep holes.

Nicholas Hazen
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
May 25, 2020

We’re just rolling over and going back to sleep… Young Justin and the Nazi Babysitter have Pompeo happy and that’s all that countzzzz…

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Nicholas Hazen
May 25, 2020

Nighty night – sleep tight.

Glocken-spiel
Glocken-spiel
May 25, 2020

Canadian soldiers are in Latvia training for the attack and blockade of Kaliningrad. Another example of the post-WWII US-UK-FRA oligarchy pitting whites against each other while flooding western countries with third world blacks and browns who are used as weapons to divide the population and create unrest.

Mike Hunt
Mike Hunt
May 26, 2020

Canadian Token sacrificial pawns, their combat effectiveness measured in hours if the balloon goes up. They should be repatriated ASAP. Nato should be disbanded or Canada pull out. The US Military Industrial complex ran out of the USSR excuse so they made up Al Queda terrorists in every closet so they could sell their expensive hardware to Nato lackies. Why else they get so irate when countries like Turkey buy S400 systems. (Cheaper and better) Now they are resurrecting big bad Russia and China. Note; they were the ones that installed Chairman Mao who was content to kill his own… Read more »

Carlton Meyer
May 26, 2020

The Warsaw Pact disbanded long ago and Russians pulled back home. NATO did not disband but expanded and advanced to Russia’s borders. For what purpose?

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