Honouring Canadian Heroes

Canadians are justly proud of our Armed Forces – their Heroism, Valour, Honour and Service – in the 2 World Wars – and elsewhere on this planet over many decades.

Today I honour Cpl. Nathan Cirillo – a Canadian Reservist soldier – who was slain by lone gunman while standing guard on Parliament Hill in the Canadian Capital of Ottawa at the War Memorial.

Cpl. Nathan Frank 1
Cpl. Nathan Cirillo / Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Cpl. Nathan Frank
Cpl. Nathan Cirillo guarding the War Memorial – minutes before he was slain
Cpl. Nathan Frank 2
First responders attempting to save Cpl. Nathan Cirillo
Cpl. Nathan Frank 3
Ambulance Services on the scene

I also honour House of Commons Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers who slew the demented assailant who cowardly murdered Cpl. Cirillo.

Kevin Vickers, parliament's sergeant-at-arms
Kevin Vickers – House of Commons Sergeant-at-Arms

Security: Parliament Hill Style - Members of Parliament barricade the doors
Security: Parliament Hill Style – Members of Parliament barricade the doors

My Comment:

Appalling Canadian Security

After 9/11 – and everything that has come after it, I am appalled – APPALLED !!!! – that anyone could get within a thousand yards of our esteemed government buildings on Parliament Hill with even a pen knife.

I watched in amazement as a TV analyst spoke about upgrading security at “The Hill”.

WHAT SECURITY ??????

Anybody – you, I, or anyone – could have loaded ourselves up with bombs and guns and entered that building and blown the whole place up.

When a guy can just drive up with a gun – shoot a guard – then enter the Parliament Buildings … That means there is NO SECURITY. Never was.

THEN many armed soldiers, Tac Team, Army personnel, Police officers, and Security are running around the grounds for hours – after the fact – to see if there was anyone else involved. NO CAMERAS – NO SURVEILLANCE – of any kind – that would have easily and instantly shown them if there was anyone else.

APPALLING !!!!

That’s Canadian Security.

We STILL don’t get it.

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4 thoughts on “Honouring Canadian Heroes”

  1. With all the “security” at our airports, our malls and public buildings here in the States are still wide open. It’s too much trouble, annoys people too much … something … so they pretend it’ll go away if they don’t think about it.

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