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The Calgary Herald reports:

Anti-war demonstrator Christina Fraser joined others outside the Harry Hays Building in Calgary on Saturday to protest Canada’s involvement in Afghanistan.


Note Christina’s sign, hastily revised once she realised she was carrying an advertisement for Mercedes-Benz. Previous Benz promotions here and here.

(Via andycanuck)

Posted by Tim B. on 10/29/2006 at 09:57 PM
    1. Too late, Christina.  We’re on to you.  Moron.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 10 29 at 10:28 PM • permalink


    1. At least they kept their clothes on for this outing.

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2006 10 29 at 10:29 PM • permalink


    1. Can I assume that Christina Fraser of Calgary is 100% cool with what the Taliban did to Afghanistan, and particularly Afghan women?  Is that a reasonable assumption?  Or that these people aren’t worth any sacrifice whatsoever from her?  That they can all go to hell so she can enjoy her “peace” conceit?

      Posted by Matt in Denver on 2006 10 29 at 10:29 PM • permalink


    1. We could stop the war, pretty dang quick too.

      Is she sure she wants us to step up to the last choice this early in the project?

      Posted by Grimmy on 2006 10 29 at 10:34 PM • permalink


    1. What I’m reading on the sign is “Stop Green Party War”. She’s an RWDB!

      Posted by PW on 2006 10 29 at 10:45 PM • permalink


    1. BTW, judging from the narrow angle of the photo, may I assume that the “others” she was joining numbered approximately four? (The two visible ones, and maybe two more on her other side.)

      The only other picture in the gallery is from Edmonton, and the “about 100 anti-war protesters” in that train of people look like about 40 to me, at best. Well done, Western Canada, good to know it’s not the entire country who’s gone insane.

      Posted by PW on 2006 10 29 at 10:51 PM • permalink


    1. Oh, one more…the headline to the gallery reads:

      Calgarians join cross-Canada anti-war march

      Now that’s something I’d actually like to see, peaceniks on a cross-Canada march. Especially with winter coming up. (Well, I guess it’s already there in Canada, but you know what I mean.)

      Posted by PW on 2006 10 29 at 10:58 PM • permalink


    1. Canada Sucks.

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 2006 10 29 at 11:17 PM • permalink


    1. In one of my few brushes with history I was present in Hong Kong for the official handover to the Chinese in 1997.  I was repeatedly interviewed by the international media about events (don’t know whether I made it to the screen) because there was no one else around.  I took in the main pro-democracy demonstration and there were all of 800-1000 demonstrators versus several hundred media.

      The reality was that the hardest job for the media crews was to shoot from an angle that implied that there were lots of demonstrators. This lady, from the pictures, seems to be in a similar situation.  There is almost no one else there.  Bushhitler should only take comfort from the actions of these dingos.

      Posted by allan on 2006 10 29 at 11:29 PM • permalink


    1. The guy next to Christina in the black jacket and stylish electric pink cap looks like the poster boy for Planned Parenthood. And isn’t the gent on the end holding a cigarette in his hand? Tsk-tsk. Not very green of you, old fellow.

      Posted by paco on 2006 10 29 at 11:29 PM • permalink


    1. At least they kept their clothes on for this outing.

      You can thank global warming cooling changing for that.

      Canada Sucks.

      Canada does not suck, Dan.  They have a very vocal collection of barking moonbats who really suck, but so does the US, for that matter (cue, St. Cindy Of The Ditch™).

      But Canada is committed to the GWOT, even if the previous leftoid governments gutted their military.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2006 10 29 at 11:34 PM • permalink


    1. Bet she doesn’t like the derivation of her name…surprising she hasn’t changed that too..
      o/t SBS Boss comments on whether he will ALLOW to be shown in Oz the dreadfully bad taste South Park
      episode in which the late Crocodile Hunter Steve is portrayed in hell with the devil(who is having a party).Steve is presented with a whole stingray hanging out of his chest and covered in blood.Widow Terri has said she IS offended by it.(but she is Amerikkan and presumably doesn’t count.)
      SBS Boss after it is DESCRIBED to him..
      “I don’t KNOW I haven’t SEEN it yet…”

      Posted by crash on 2006 10 29 at 11:49 PM • permalink


    1. I just think these Green Party envirobats, who probably gush about that Prius they want, to save the world; subconsciously picture themselves sporting a new Mercedes.

      It comes out when they try to draw a peace sign!

      Posted by rinardman on 2006 10 29 at 11:52 PM • permalink


    1. If they were Green they really shouldn’t be using cardboard for their placards or timber for their pickets.

      Way to tear the heart(wood)from Mother Gaia, you nature haters!

      — Nora

      Posted by The Thin Man Returns on 2006 10 30 at 12:09 AM • permalink


    1. Jeff_S the extent to which Canada’s military has been gutted is just a disgrace.  To see a country that was once a world power fall into its current state is tragic.  At least while Canada abdicated its responsibility, Australia stepped way up.

      I bet the North Dakota League of Women Voters could take half of Canada…the eastern half, but still.

      Posted by Matt in Denver on 2006 10 30 at 12:21 AM • permalink


    1. I always imagined Canada’s real defence force* would be thousands of marauding ice hockey players.

      Much like New Zealands only real or imagined defence force will be hundreds of thousands of Tongan Torpedoes, Samoan Super Subs and Maori Machetes (rugby players).

      * ‘Tis noted that the CDF are doing a bang up job in Afghanistan.

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2006 10 30 at 12:33 AM • permalink


    1. Tim – you may have erred in saying the sign is hastily revised.

      I believe that the poster deliberately highlights the use of Mercedes Benz military vehicles like these.

      The red markings symbolise the dripping blood of the 1.3 trillion innocent Iraqis and Afghanis smitten by the Crusader soldiers in such vehicles (estimate courtesy of Lancet).

      Posted by manbag’s bagman on 2006 10 30 at 12:36 AM • permalink


    1. None of the so-called antiwar marches were well attended. Toronto’s one only had a MSM estimate of 500 and many (most?) of them were union members doing their “rent a revolutionary” solidarity duty. By contrast, a parade to honour the troops held in the small town of Kingston, Ontario got out more than a thousand.

      Posted by andycanuck on 2006 10 30 at 12:48 AM • permalink


    1. Why doesn’t she go where the people who actually want war are?

      Posted by chrisbg99 on 2006 10 30 at 01:41 AM • permalink


    1. Manbag,

      I like that Chrysler G-Wagon on the page you linked to.  (Damn good name for a rough, tough SUV, if you ask me.)

      Chrysler G-Wagon

      Posted by David Crawford on 2006 10 30 at 02:35 AM • permalink


    1. Looks like Peter Garrett was wrong:

      We can’t ignore the fact that the signs are breaking out around us, or pretend that they’re going to be fixed later on.

      Posted by flying pigs over mecca on 2006 10 30 at 03:07 AM • permalink


    1. #6 PW, I’d say 3. The one directly behind the confused looking woman is a cameraman.

      #15 Matt in Denver: To see a country that was once a world power…

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2006 10 30 at 04:29 AM • permalink


    1. Maybe she was just bragging about her new boyfriend.  Not everybody can draw, you know.

      Posted by saltydog on 2006 10 30 at 05:30 AM • permalink


    1. #3 TRJS –

      But Canada is committed to the GWOT

      I’m not sure that’s true, at least under the previous leadership of Chretien.  Yes, they finally sent a small group of Princess Pats and the special forces group to Afghanistan, but that was only after Bush asked for assistance in Iraq.

      I recall reading some interesting columns on on the issue.  The Canadian soldiers didn’t have a means of transport to Afghanistan so they asked Germany for assistance.  Germany didn’t even give them a response.  So Canada asked the US and the latter ferried them to Afghanistan.

      Yet to Canada’s credit, once the soldiers were deployed with American soldiers, they acted heroically and selflessly.  As one Canadian solidier stated, this was what they had been trained to do and they finally got a chance to do it.

      Posted by wronwright on 2006 10 30 at 06:42 AM • permalink


    1. You maniacs! The Peace of Mercedes sign takes 33% fewer resources to produce. Think of the markers!

      Posted by bovious on 2006 10 30 at 08:47 AM • permalink


    1. Yet to Canada’s credit, once the soldiers were deployed with American soldiers, they acted heroically and selflessly.  As one Canadian solidier stated, this was what they had been trained to do and they finally got a chance to do it.” – Wronwright

      Including resetting the distance record for a sniper kill to 2430m (2,657 yards).  Sure it wasnt a clean single shot kill, but hey, you try SEEING a man sized target at 2.4km (1.5miles)…

      Posted by The_Wizard_of_WOZ on 2006 10 30 at 09:02 AM • permalink


    1. Btw Paco, the Canucks are most greatful for that new rifle scope…

      Posted by The_Wizard_of_WOZ on 2006 10 30 at 09:03 AM • permalink


    1. Well there’s a fine difference between the footprint of the Canadian Chicken, and the symbol of the REAL Peace Mercedes.

      Posted by Shaky Barnes on 2006 10 30 at 10:45 AM • permalink


    1. #22 Come on, Texas Bob, you enjoy reading military history–do some Googling. We did plenty in WW2, far out of proportion to our population base and with our natural resources that were vital to the war effort and then continued pulling more than our weight in NATO and NORAD until midway into the Trudeau years.

      A million men in uniform out of a population of about 12 million (or 8 million if you exclude the portion of the French population who didn’t care about the European war) in three Infantry Divisions, two Armoured Divisons and two extra “independent” Armoured Brigades in Europe (including 5,000 Poles who were attached to the 1st Canadian Army); third largest Allied navy with over 400 surface vessels (and two RN aircraft carriers had all-Canadian crews) with 15,000 in the merchant marine (by the end of the war, what with Axis losses, it was the third largest navy in the world); the RCAF had 48 fighter and bomber squadrons, but even beyond this 25% of the RAF‘s bomber squadrons were manned by Canadians; the Commonwealth Air Training Programme in Western Canada trained 140,000 airmen from, oddly enough, around the Commonwealth with FDR calling Canada “the aerodrome of democracy.”

      These were all volunteers except for some 75,000 home defence troops. (Conscription had badly divided English and French Canada in late WW1, so the Liberal government had a “no conscription” policy. It was amended to a very limited conscription by mid-war for home defence only with many exempt professions. Infantry losses were such in Europe that by Nov. 1944 it was decided to use some of the conscripts overseas, but the war ended before many–2,500–were sent piecemeal overseas, esp. with the Liberals wanting to postpone the decision.)

      Patton said that “the Canadians are the best troops Montgomery has, and they’re American.”

      Posted by andycanuck on 2006 10 30 at 11:06 AM • permalink


    1. #29 andycanuck, consider your chain amply yanked. 😉

      BTW: I saw a flight officer last week wearing the maple leaf on the shoulder of his flight suit. And I said to myself, “Self, what the hell is this Canadian doing in Iraq?”
      Please explain this andycanuck, since I don’t get much news these days.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2006 10 30 at 11:52 AM • permalink


    1. More Pics

      Love the pic at the bottom,

      War has never solved anything except,

      Slavery, communism, fascism and nazism.

      yes I pasted someones post,

      Wow it looked like all of 100 people came out, so why is the media hyping this so much! They aren’t even mentioning Calgary, beautiful weather, NO people. They are blaming the weather for the poor turnout everywhere, especially Edmonton, cause we had snow, too funny. How many people were on Parliament hill for the “Support our Troops” rally, over 10,000? They couldn’t get 3000 all across Canada!

      Posted by hollingshead on 2006 10 30 at 12:20 PM • permalink


    1. #27: Glad to oblige. And God bless those Canadians in harm’s way.

      Posted by paco on 2006 10 30 at 12:49 PM • permalink


    1. Nice to see they’re dressed for global warming.  Wouldn’t want them to catch a chill.

      Posted by Achillea on 2006 10 30 at 12:53 PM • permalink


    1. #31, Its pics like that that remind me why I signed up for Protest Warrior in the first place. 😀

      Ignore the smelly Hippies” – I’ll drink to that.

      Posted by The_Wizard_of_WOZ on 2006 10 30 at 01:23 PM • permalink


    1. #31 I’d love to take a sign saying “100 protesters can’t be wrong”.

      Posted by flying pigs over mecca on 2006 10 30 at 01:34 PM • permalink


    1. #30 He may have been a Canadian flight officer on loan (or whatever the correct term is) to one of your Air branches via NORAD, Texas Bob. During the shooting war there were a few Canadian air personnel working in AWACS planes. Or, and I don’t know if Canadian Navy ships are still on patrol duty in the Gulf, maybe he’s a helicopter flight officer from one of the ships, undoubtedly delivering Canadian history books to US forces so they can brush up in their leisure hours for Jeopardy! appearances. (It’ll at least get them on Alex’s good side; and that can’t hurt.)

      Posted by andycanuck on 2006 10 30 at 03:01 PM • permalink


    1. andycanuck, consider your chain amply yanked. 😉

      Doesn’t that make you a yankee, Texas Bob?

      Posted by andycanuck on 2006 10 30 at 03:14 PM • permalink


    1. TexasBob
      There have been Canadian military personnel serving in Iraq, on exchange duties, since crossing the SL. There was a minor uproar in Apr-May 03 when someone figured out that 30-40 Canadians were in the possible frontlines, while the PM was saying “Hell no, we won’t go”.
      And this chap, LGen Natynczyk, was seen in Baghdad.


      Posted by J.M. Heinrichs on 2006 10 31 at 12:18 AM • permalink


    1. There is an interesting, but gruesome, statistic about the Royal Canadian Navy in WWII.  The Navy rose to a strength of 98,000 officers and other ranks during the war.  It took about 2,000 casualties.  But 98 percent of the casualties were deaths, due to the effects of exposure on survivors of sunk ships in the water.

      The RCN was almost exclusively an anti-submarine force, with many small ships like corvettes.  Anyone interested in learning about life in such ships can not do better than to read Nicholas Monserrat’s novel The Cruel Sea.  It’s about the Royal Navy, but the Canadian experience must have been very similar.  It was also made into a movie which I recommend.

      Posted by Michael Lonie on 2006 10 31 at 12:55 AM • permalink


    1. #37 andycanuck Doesn’t that make you a yankee, Texas Bob? HA!! Now who’s yanking whose chain?! Well done!

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2006 10 31 at 03:01 AM • permalink


    1. OK, listen up everybody. Texas Bob publicy states that the Canadians are as ferocious fighters as anyone. I think they’re swell. Maple syrup is BETTER that corn syrup. Give me Canadian Bacon or give me death. Canada produces the funniest comedians in the world. Canada produced the wonderful funk band: Moses Mayes & the Funk Family Orchestra.  If I ever decide to go AWOL from the army I’ll move to Canada. I think Canada is better than Mexico. How’s that?

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2006 10 31 at 03:19 AM • permalink


    1. Thank you for the apology, Texas Bob. And I’m sorry for the Yankee comment. It was the new Ice Age global warming climate change talking.

      Posted by andycanuck on 2006 10 31 at 11:13 PM • permalink


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