Posted by: Nathan M. | December 31, 2009

Canadian Snipers

The United States want to kill some people. But…they have a problem. They are not fighting against a

Canadian Snipers

Canadian Snipers

country anymore, and killing individuals requires a little more surgery than the states are used to. As Martin Wolf said, “The U.S. possesses a fine hammer. But the challenges it confronts are not all nails.” Times described America’s enemies as,

“non-state actors.” Near the top of the list right now are Naser Abdel-Karim Wahishi and former Guantanamo detainee Saeed Ali Shehri, the leaders of the Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). AQAP is believed to have trained and outfitted alleged airline bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. There is also intelligence suggesting that radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, the Yemen-based cyber pen pal of Major Nidal Hasan, who is accused of killing 13 Army personnel at Fort Hood in November, may have been in contact with Abdulmutallab. (Al-Qaeda in Yemin)

As I was reading this article, I had a crazy thought-why don’t the Canadians do it? It’s a fairly well-known fact (at least in the circles I run in) that Canada has some of the best special forces in the world. We hold many of the records for the best stealth missions, etc. This is something that we are actually good at (weird). Just a thought.


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