Canadian sailors opened fire in Jamaican waters, broke international law during war on drugs mission

Apr 27, 2013 Full story: Canada.com 12

Bad maps are being blamed after Canadian naval reservists participating in the U.S.-led war on drugs last year sparked a diplomatic flap by firing their weapons and intercepting fishing trawlers in Jamaican waters - without Jamaica's permission.

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Sheik Yerbouti

New Hope, PA

#1 Apr 27, 2013
All involved should be charges and put in prison. The soi called 'drug warriors' are usually much worse than the smugglers and users and a lot more violent and dangerous! And here I always thought of Canada as a civilized country-what are they doing helping rhe us?
Blacktigershark

Edmonton, Canada

#2 Apr 30, 2013
Funny how we are only hearing about this now, after a period of over a year!

Had it been the other way around, where Jamaican naval ships were conducting illegal military drills in Canadian and American waters, while detaining and questioning persons on boats in their waters, the story would have hit the media and be headline news in North America, that regular programming would have been pre-empted for this!

Consequences should be meted out against the Canadian military for their intrusion into Jamaica. If no viable consequence is sought out against Canada, then who's to say that Canada won't do this again in the future, to another nation?

Get the U.N. on the phone, Prime Minister Portia!
romp_cherry

Scarborough, Canada

#3 Apr 30, 2013
Maybe there were hoping to scoff some of the good ganja for their own illegal purposes. Canada is getting just a pushy in other countries' territory as the USA argggg.
well

Hamilton, Canada

#4 Apr 30, 2013
Too bad no kneegros died.
Massa G

Lawton, OK

#5 Apr 30, 2013
Who cares this isnt notiable news? Canada is sorry. It won't happen again. Why did 2 people fell they need to post this. And WTF is a kneegro?
Massa G

Lawton, OK

#6 Apr 30, 2013
well wrote:
Too bad no kneegros died.
well two kneegro just happened to drop dead in africa just now. Do u feel a little happy now?
Loit

Kitchener, Canada

#7 Apr 30, 2013
You people are all fools.
Blacktigershark

Edmonton, Canada

#8 Apr 30, 2013
So, if somebody came into your living room, lit off 7 full boxes of firecrackers, stripped down your mother and did a cavity search on her, as well as your father and your grandmother, to see if they had any drugs on them, and then bailed before you got home, and you found out about it when you got back from your overseas work assignment 6 months after the fact, are you then going to say that it is not news, because it happened so long back?

But it WOULD be news if you did the same thing to the FLOTUS and her daughters in the White House, and subsequently set off a box of fireworks in the Oval Office, and managed to scoot out the door undetected, until you were identified and found 6 months later, when the President got back from his trip to Israel, right Massa G?

Hypocrisy is RIFE when it is a 'rich' country violating the sovereignty of a 'poor' country, rather than the other way around...what a shame, Massa G! SORRY just doesn't make things alright after all the damage and everything else is said and done, Massa G! Again, this would come down to saying that Britain was 'nice' in their enslavement of Black Jamaicans and other Blacks during their period of slavery, and then saying that England was 'fair' when they abolished slavery by introducing printed money, and enslaving Blacks through currency manipulation, while only compensating former slaveowners with land and money, while leaving Black people in the colonies that they profited IMMENSELY from with NOTHING...not even a dollar in their hand for their PAST work, or even any entitlement to land...YEAH,...THAT was fair...Oh...and I don't recall Britain saying SORRY for slavery!

Now, you see the pattern of abuse that can continue when violations from 'rich' nations occur against 'poor' nations, Massa G? You don't get it? I didn't think so...but hopefully, the UN will show that it can work this time around, and IF Jamaica decides to accept Canada's explanation, and there was not much damage, then MAYBE Canada can get away with a simple finger wag. I don't think that this would be the case though, and I know that if I found out that I was one of the people that got searched, and was extracted out of the boat that I was in, while I was in Jamaican waters LEGALLY, and later found out that it was foreign invaders that extracted me from the boat that I was in, and I was searched illegally by these invaders, then I would be lodging my complaint with my local government, and be looking for some form of compensation. NOBODY deserves to be harassed in their own back yard by strangers! This would NEVER go away as a dead topic if this happened to people in a 'rich' country by military from a 'poor' country, so this IS news, IF you believe in EQUALITY, Massa G!

By the way...I didn't see a SORRY coming from Canada either! Guess Canada learns quickly from their former colonial master, huh...NEVER SAY SORRY, right Massa G? SMDH!
Massa G wrote:
Who cares this isnt notiable news? Canada is sorry. It won't happen again. Why did 2 people fell they need to post this. And WTF is a kneegro?
Massa G

United States

#11 May 1, 2013
Blacktigershark wrote:
So, if somebody came into your living room, lit off 7 full boxes of firecrackers, stripped down your mother and did a cavity search on her, as well as your father and your grandmother, to see if they had any drugs on them, and then bailed before you got home, and you found out about it when you got back from your overseas work assignment 6 months after the fact, are you then going to say that it is not news, because it happened so long back?
But it WOULD be news if you did the same thing to the FLOTUS and her daughters in the White House, and subsequently set off a box of fireworks in the Oval Office, and managed to scoot out the door undetected, until you were identified and found 6 months later, when the President got back from his trip to Israel, right Massa G?
Hypocrisy is RIFE when it is a 'rich' country violating the sovereignty of a 'poor' country, rather than the other way around...what a shame, Massa G! SORRY just doesn't make things alright after all the damage and everything else is said and done, Massa G! Again, this would come down to saying that Britain was 'nice' in their enslavement of Black Jamaicans and other Blacks during their period of slavery, and then saying that England was 'fair' when they abolished slavery by introducing printed money, and enslaving Blacks through currency manipulation, while only compensating former slaveowners with land and money, while leaving Black people in the colonies that they profited IMMENSELY from with NOTHING...not even a dollar in their hand for their PAST work, or even any entitlement to land...YEAH,...THAT was fair...Oh...and I don't recall Britain saying SORRY for slavery!
Now, you see the pattern of abuse that can continue when violations from 'rich' nations occur against 'poor' nations, Massa G? You don't get it? I didn't think so...but hopefully, the UN will show that it can work this time around, and IF Jamaica decides to accept Canada's explanation, and there was not much damage, then MAYBE Canada can get away with a simple finger wag. I don't think that this would be the case though, and I know that if I found out that I was one of the people that got searched, and was extracted out of the boat that I was in, while I was in Jamaican waters LEGALLY, and later found out that it was foreign invaders that extracted me from the boat that I was in, and I was searched illegally by these invaders, then I would be lodging my complaint with my local government, and be looking for some form of compensation. NOBODY deserves to be harassed in their own back yard by strangers! This would NEVER go away as a dead topic if this happened to people in a 'rich' country by military from a 'poor' country, so this IS news, IF you believe in EQUALITY, Massa G!
By the way...I didn't see a SORRY coming from Canada either! Guess Canada learns quickly from their former colonial master, huh...NEVER SAY SORRY, right Massa G? SMDH!
<quoted text>
over exagerated. It more similiar if someone were to shot some rounds off in the back of your 40 acher backyard. If it is a reoccuring occurance then it would b a concern. JA has other things to be concern about. And Jamaica was fine until the IMF, so the Brits were and r the most fair imperialist
Massa G

United States

#12 May 1, 2013
Massa G wrote:
<quoted text> over exagerated. It more similiar if someone were to shot some rounds off in the back of your 40 acher backyard. If it is a reoccuring occurance then it would b a concern. JA has other things to be concern about. And Jamaica was fine until the IMF, so the Brits were and r the most fair imperialist
and the canadians say it must of bein a miscalculation
Blacktigershark

Edmonton, Canada

#14 May 1, 2013
Massa G wrote:
<quoted text> over exagerated. It more similiar if someone were to shot some rounds off in the back of your 40 acher backyard. If it is a reoccuring occurance then it would b a concern. JA has other things to be concern about. And Jamaica was fine until the IMF, so the Brits were and r the most fair imperialist
NOT over-exaggerated, Massa G! That's your problem when it comes to these issues...you only see it through your own view, and since you have such praise for Britain, you won't see their errors and wickedness for what it is!

A mistake is going into Jamaican waters and stopping boats on ONE day, and interrogating the sailors on the boats you intercept, while searching them and their boats. A GRAVE ERROR is conducting an unsanctioned operation in Jamaican waters, while firing off rounds and conducting military exercises in Jamaican waters! To be honest, my example was an UNDER-EXAGGERATION...I forgot to mention in my example, where people come into your house, light off fireworks, and aggressively search your mother, father and grandmother, as well as search your house, that they also sit in your house, polluting your house with diesel fuel run-off (not saying that boats have that type of run-off...it could be better or worse), and thus sully your farmed food on your property (let's say that this is what you do to accompany your protein staples in your diet with home grown fruits and vegetables), while preventing your mother, your father and your grandmother from picking the fruits in your garden on your property, Massa G!

I GUARANTEE that even after THIS comment, you STILL won't get the point, and you will still downplay this incident, and you will STILL justify Britain in being a fair imperialist colonial power, because you fail to open your eyes to the actual truths of the matter, and what consequences came to those because of the reckless actions of Britain during slavery, and Canada in this instance!

You don't have to agree with me, and I won't agree with what you are saying, Massa G, because I am Jamaican, and I KNOW what MANY Jamaicans are going through NOW, simply because of Britain's imperial lust and greed and extortion and exploitation of other colonies, Massa G. Many Jamaicans don't even own their own plot of land, but former slaveowners were given lands in former British colonies and British colonies??? How is that fair to slaves, and the descendants of slaves, Massa G??? Try to argue THAT with me, man...make me believe that compensating slaveowners, while not compensating slaves, nor even giving slaves a slice of land to call their own, is FAIR, Massa G! THIS is why there is so much squatting in Jamaica and other former British colonies, Massa G...know the history, before speaking on it!

I was not really a fan of changing the status quo where the Queen of England was concerned, but in talking with you, Massa G, I have quickly seen why Jamaica NEEDS to rid itself of its colonial past, and take even the smallest of issues up with the UN, over stuff that nations like Canada do in its territorial waters! Jamaica's borders need to be respected, and AGAIN, I don't RECALL an APOLOGY being issued to the Jamaican government by Canada ANYWHERE in this article...just like I don't RECALL an APOLOGY coming from Britain to Jamaica for SLAVERY!!! But, I suppose that is 'fair' to you, right Massa G? Because Britain managed to subjugate Black Jamaican slaves for 200 years, and then abolish slavery and leave slaves with nothing, while giving all the lands, businesses and monies to slaveowners, that the slaves had no choice but to work for, for the next 200 plus years? Yeah...that was fair, Massa G...but if YOUR taxes get raised to 45%, you will be cursing your government for the next quarter-century, won't you? Ain't that some shit? KMDT!
Blacktigershark

Edmonton, Canada

#16 May 2, 2013
Massa G wrote:
<quoted text> and the canadians say it must of bein a miscalculation
Read the article in my last post...you will NOW know that Canada's explanation of this being a 'miscalculation' does not hold water...Canada was in contact with the JDF, and I'm sure that these Canadian ships searching 17 vessels, including the vessel that had former Prime Minister Bruce Golding on board, did not go over so well with Jamaica...

At least Canada apologized THIS TIME! Can you imagine what would have happened had Canada found drugs in Bruce Golding's vessel (or anybody else's vessel for that matter), only to have that whole find thrown out, because they were breaching Jamaica's national waters? THIS is why an EXPLANATION would not have done away with this whole issue, Massa G...

Can't believe that it took over a year for Canada to apologize (still want to re-read up more on this whole ordeal), but at least Canada FINALLY apologized...hopefully Britain will be next in line!

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