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    Post  TheSentinel on Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:07 pm

    Hello all!

    My name is Jonathan Wade and I am a combat veteran of Afghanistan. I served for 14 years in the Canadian Forces with the Royal 22nd Regiment. I was medically discharged last year due to combat-related wounds.

    I now own a blog called The Sentinel where I write about Canada, Russia and NATO news.

    I came across this forum and I have decided to join it.

    I am very open-minded and will answer to both dignity and respect to all your questions / comments.... even if they are critics.

    I look forward to participate in many discussions and I remain available if you have questions!

    Thanks!

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    Post  George1 on Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:12 pm

    TheSentinel wrote:

    I now own a blog called The Sentinel where I write about Canada, Russia and NATO news.


    welcome Happy to see u participate in discussions in related threads!

    https://www.russiadefence.net/f17-usa-nato-militaries

    https://www.russiadefence.net/f54-canada

    https://www.russiadefence.net/f46-united-states
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    Post  TheSentinel on Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:14 pm

    Hi George,

    Thank you for the warm welcome!

    I will definitely participate!

    Cheers,

    Jonathan.

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    Post  NickM on Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:54 pm

    WELCOME welcome

    Glad to see more members from North America.
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    Post  TheSentinel on Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:38 pm

    Thanks! Razz
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    Post  max steel on Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:10 pm

    What is your opinion on Canada's aid to usa regime in Ukraine . I noticed Harper is helping the regime way out just to gain confidence and trust of ukrainian diaspora in Canada ?



    Did you guard those poppy fields in Afghanistan ? Because that's what nato mission was to supress usa created taliban in afgh from destroying drugs .
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    Post  TheSentinel on Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:32 pm

    I think Harper is putting alot on focus on the Ukrainian Canadians for this year's election. I tend to remain objective on the whole Russia-Ukraine situation—both sides has good and bad.

    As for Afghanistan, I was mentoring the ANA in Kandahar on the frontline. For the poppy field, I wasn't working with the Afghan National Police so I didn't had to deal with poppy fields.
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    Post  max steel on Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:42 pm

    What bad move/effort was made by Russia in this conflict according to you ?

    #Just asking . Cool


    Share your blog's address too .
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    Post  Viktor on Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:01 pm

    welcome
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    Post  Werewolf on Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:18 pm

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    Post  TheSentinel on Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:41 pm

    max steel wrote:What bad move/effort was made by Russia in this conflict according to you ?  

    #Just asking . Cool


    Share your blog's address too .

    I read The Bear Went Over The Mountain... We could start a post on it Razz

    My blog adress (I can't post it yet since I don't have 7 days done here) is: www dot thesentinel dot ca
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    Post  TheSentinel on Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:44 pm

    Thanks Viktor and Werewolf!
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    Post  max steel on Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:53 pm

    Isn't it a nursery rhyme ?


    Just went through your blog . Nice layout . Articles on Denmark and Harper comment on Crimea aren't satisfactory though . Nonetheless .

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    Post  TheSentinel on Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:22 pm

    What do you mean by not satisfactory?
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    Post  max steel on Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:32 pm

    You simply wrote the western media narrative (from reuters on denmark article) . You need to put Russia's perspective too .
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    Post  TheSentinel on Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:34 pm

    Do you have a link I could use - I have been trying to find something.
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    Post  TheSentinel on Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:49 pm

    (Oh and I don't read Russian....yet Wink)
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    Post  TheSentinel on Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:08 pm

    I updated it Max Steel - go check it out.
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    Post  ahmedfire on Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:15 pm

    welcome
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    Post  TheSentinel on Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:23 pm

    Thanks!
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    Post  flamming_python on Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:55 am

    welcome

    Respect for your service. I must say I am intrigued as to what the views of a career NATO soldier/officer are on Russia as it is today. As far as I recall, we have another member who served in Afghanistan too.

    A forum like this can be an invaluable resource; particularly if you have an interest in Russian military doctrine, perspectives and insights on geopolitics or poltiical situations the world over, or just equipment and weaponary. It's also very good at getting rid of any misconceptions you might hold - as no doubt they will be challenged - but what you will be left with as a result, are indisputable facts and a point of view that has withstood scrutiny - while tired old propaganda and stereotypes get shown the door Very Happy
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    Post  TheSentinel on Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:23 am

    Thank you! As you will see when you visit my blog, thesentinel dot ca, I try to look on both sides so I am not biased.

    As for my views, I would say that I am not really leaning on NATO nor Russia's side. Both sides have good and bad and I am eageŕy trying to prove it.

    I am really looking forward into reading and learning more about Russia.

    I recently started Russian language courses so I can read and talk (even if its basic) Russian!

    flamming_python wrote:welcome

    Respect for your service. I must say I am intrigued as to what the views of a career NATO soldier/officer are on Russia as it is today. As far as I recall, we have another member who served in Afghanistan too.

    A forum like this can be an invaluable resource; particularly if you have an interest in Russian military doctrine, perspectives and insights on geopolitics or poltiical situations the world over, or just equipment and weaponary. It's also very good at getting rid of any misconceptions you might hold - as no doubt they will be challenged - but what you will be left with as a result, are indisputable facts and a point of view that has withstood scrutiny - while tired old propaganda and stereotypes get shown the door Very Happy
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    Post  Werewolf on Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:43 am

    TheSentinel wrote:Thank you! As you will see when you visit my blog, thesentinel dot ca, I try to look on both sides so I am not biased.

    As for my views, I would say that I am not really leaning on NATO nor Russia's side. Both sides have good and bad and I am eageŕy trying to prove it.

    I am really looking forward into reading and learning more about Russia.

    I recently started Russian language courses so I can read and talk (even if its basic) Russian!

    flamming_python wrote:welcome

    Respect for your service. I must say I am intrigued as to what the views of a career NATO soldier/officer are on Russia as it is today. As far as I recall, we have another member who served in Afghanistan too.

    A forum like this can be an invaluable resource; particularly if you have an interest in Russian military doctrine, perspectives and insights on geopolitics or poltiical situations the world over, or just equipment and weaponary. It's also very good at getting rid of any misconceptions you might hold - as no doubt they will be challenged - but what you will be left with as a result, are indisputable facts and a point of view that has withstood scrutiny - while tired old propaganda and stereotypes get shown the door Very Happy

    What good side there is about NATO?
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    Post  GarryB on Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:28 am

    welcome Very Happy
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    Post  RTN on Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:39 am

    TheSentinel wrote:Hello all!

    My name is Jonathan Wade and I am a combat veteran of Afghanistan. I served for 14 years in the Canadian Forces with the Royal 22nd Regiment. I was medically discharged last year due to combat-related wounds.

    I now own a blog called The Sentinel where I write about Canada, Russia and NATO news.

    I came across this forum and I have decided to join it.

    I am very open-minded and will answer to both dignity and respect to all your questions / comments.... even if they are critics.

    I look forward to participate in many discussions and I remain available if you have questions!

    Thanks!

    Jonathan
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