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Retired soldier offers to debate ‘misguided’ Remembrance Day protesting bitches; Laila Rashidie and Suraia Sahar.

16 Nov

Brave Canadian soldier offers to debate the two vermin bitches who were protesting during Remembrance day. All the best Mr. Archibald, I look forward to this!

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TORONTO – “We remember Operation Medusa: 512 Afghans killed by Canadian Military” — a bizarre banner displayed by two women at Toronto’s Remembrance Day ceremony.

Retired Master Cpl. Matthew Archibald remembers the 12 Canadian troops killed in the battle for Panjwayi, too.

And the 158 fallen in Afghanistan.

So when he saw Laila Rashidie and Suraia Sahar, claiming to be “Afghan Canadians,” ranting about Canadians being the ones who “detained, tortured and killed” innocents, he couldn’t hold back.

“I don’t mind if it’s true,” the 30-year-old Afghanistan veteran said. “But what these women are pushing is not true.”

It upset him so much, he is prepared to jump on an airplane at his own expense from his home in Maryland and debate them.

“As a former Canadian soldier, I absolutely agree that they have a right to free speech. But they also have an obligation to research their facts,” he said. “Op Medusa was a mission that is thought by many, including residents of the Zharey/Panjwayi districts where it took place, to be one of the quintessential battles for Afghanistan. It was not, a massacre of civilians.”

Isn’t freedom on speech, and the press, fantastic Laila and Suraira?

What about these 512 murdered Afghans?

“It’s from Wikipedia and it’s wrong,” said Archibald. “It says 512 enemy were killed but the notion these were all Afghans is ridiculous. A good portion would’ve been foreign fighters — another clear example they’ve not done their homework and are just screaming for attention. I’d love to cut their argument to pieces.”

The Nova Scotia native, who was involved in planning for the battle, will acknowledge a conservative estimate of “600 enemy combatants being killed” but “we announced well beforehand that we were coming and most civilians vacated the area.”

The “bottom line” is “the area was saturated with fighters, not civilians. Was there collateral damage? Yes — as there inevitably is in battle. But it was nothing close to the scale these two are claiming. A government appointed commission found that 53 civilians were killed during Op Medusa.”

Most killed in that battle, he said, were either Taliban fighters or sympathizers.

He’s reaching out to teach Laila and Suraia the facts — including that the same Taliban recently shot a teen girl in the head for having a strong opinion.

“I spent several years as an instructor on Afghan culture and history, teaching it both to troops deploying to Afghanistan, and civilians alike,” he said. “My masters thesis was on the evolution of the Taliban, I’m a ardent Afghan researcher. I love Afghanistan and I adore its people. There’s nothing more that I’d like to see than a peaceful Afghanistan.”

Meanwhile, he believes, the demonstrators “have probably spent little to no time actually in the country.”

But, he said, he doesn’t fully blame them since many States-side are also spreading similar propaganda.

“This is a growing trend and it needs to be stopped before it festers,” he said. “I would love to debate them in a passive, proper environment if they would be amenable to doing so. I can assure you, my intent is not to scream profanities but to educate them and expose them for what they really are: misguided.”

It’s a terrific idea and, since the women did embarrass both themselves and our veterans at Old City Hall, it would be only fitting to face a formidable, educated opponent.

The offer has been relayed so stay tuned. So far my request for an interview has been turned down.

“You had a better chance for an interview before you blatantly lied about us supporting the Taliban,” wrote Suraia Sahar in an email to me Wednesday.

What I did write is the protest seemed to be supporting the Taliban position.

“How else are we supposed to take it?” asked Archibald. “The Taliban were the enemy and many were from Panjwayi — including Mullah Omar himself.”

Perhaps soon on a stage, two women who have upset a lot of people, will have their chance to sell their side of the story that could only happen in a free country.

Retired soldier offers to debate ‘misguided’ Remembrance Day protesters | Toronto & GTA | News | Toronto Sun.

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Posted by on November 16, 2012 in Canada

 

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4 responses to “Retired soldier offers to debate ‘misguided’ Remembrance Day protesting bitches; Laila Rashidie and Suraia Sahar.

  1. Matt Archibald

    November 28, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Thanks very much – unfortunately – neither have gotten back to me! Not a surprise really.

     
    • carbonbasedanatomy

      November 29, 2012 at 4:07 pm

      If you are the real Matt Archibald, I consider it an honour that you commented on my blog. I give you thanks for serving our glorious nation and hope to see more of your appearances 🙂

      I wouldn’t expect much from these women, they have no idea what life is like for them under the Taliban rule and are completely hypocritical in their views.

      All the best to you!

       
      • Matt Archibald

        November 29, 2012 at 7:02 pm

        I’m the real deal – I promise! I’ll certainly follow your website. Keep fighting the good fight. I’m writing a paper exposing these “activists” for what they really are. I’ll gladly share when finished.

         
  2. Dan Riley

    December 14, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Good for you Mcpl

     

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