Friendly Fire Accident Caused by GPS User in General geocaching topics Posted April 20, 2002 quote:Originally posted by rut: I really feel that Canada and the USA are like brothers. I would defend Canada as if it were my own country. I am so vary glad to hear someone say something like that. As of late, I've been getting the feeling from all the NGs I read and public opinions that the general 'American' consensus is that Canadians should just shut up, do what they're told and be glad that the U.S. hasn't invaded us yet. Bush doesn't help either. I remember when he thought our P.M.'s name was 'Poutine'. The accident that happened recently was a tragedy, but not surprising. Not because of incompetence or such, but because it is war - it's a volatile environment by definition. I think the technology is so advanced and the press coverage so dramatized that people are beginning to expect that 'accidents' such as this are not supposed to happen; like getting food poisoning from your Big Mac or something. Look at the Persian Gulf, didn't the U.S. take more casualties from friendly fire than from the enemy? If I recall that ratio was something like 1000 to 1 too. Back in Vietnam, 10 enemy casualties to one ally was considered good. Maybe people are starting to forget what the true meaning of war is. I'd like to think that most Canadians haven't developed any sour grapes over this and that, given the choice, we'd rather it be our troops that suffered casualties instead of our troops making the mistake. That's part of the understanding when you join the military, to take those risks and offer to make such sacrifices. MajBach You can't have everything,where would you put it?