Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Narco Terrorists/Collateral Damage

After years of Narco Terrorism, causing death and despair, the Canadian military, with the help of the Mexican military, has decided to rid the world of this scourge. Pinning the terrorists in small communities along the Mexican/American border the two armies move in for the kill. Unfortunately, with the help of corrupt individuals on both sides of the border, the terrorists flee to safe haven in towns on the American side. With the help of informants the powerful Canadian military locates the exact positions of the Narco Terrorists. Though they are now in a sovereign nation the Political and Military influence exerted by the Canadians demands that the Americans allow controlled air strikes within their borders. As the information has been relayed to the Canadian military it releases unmanned, remote controlled drones to bomb these targets. Even though many of the terrorists are killed there is an unfortunate by product of these attacks. Dozens if not hundreds of innocent civilians are maimed or killed. The Canadian government acknowledges these as an unfortunate circumstance but they stand by their actions. Afterall, Narco Terrorism needs to be dealt with regardless of the potential cost. Back in Canada on the nightly news hundreds of young angry Christian Americans burn Canadian flags and shout death to the Canadians. Canadian citizens are confused as to why their "Allies" would do such a thing.

***DISCLAIMER***

This story is completely fictional. Any relation to ongoing
world events is purely coincidental.

4 comments:

societyvs said...

Point made I think! Walk a mile in the shows of another before one starts to form their opinion.

I think most people don't understand how a war in Iraq and Afghanistan could effect the mindsets of people in the Middle East in very adverse ways towards the West. But it's really not hard - imagine your famaily becoming victim of these airstrikes and you know you had nothing to do with it. Then seeing on TV or the internet the joy another country takes in such things.

mac said...

I like your idea here. You want us to see it from another nations perspective.

However, I am struck by the notion: Does Canada even have such a military capability?

Tit for Tat said...

Hi Mac

Yeah, that was part of the fiction, Canada's military strength. ;)

Most Americans dont realize the level of Drone attacks that Pakistan gets. I think it was something like 52 in the month of December. No surprise why they chant death to America. Sad note that they are your ally.

scotterb said...

Interesting blog and good post. I teach US Foreign Policy and World Politics and often use similar "what if the shoe was on the other foot" scenarios to get people to break out of their nationalist bias. Though I do think Canada does have the one military leader I admire most: Romeo Dallaire.