Mission creep concerns raised in Canadian fight against Islamic State -Globe and Mail

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Canadian forces engaged in direct combat with ISIS forces in Iraq this week. This was not supposed to happen. However in the words of Field Marshall Helmuth Carl Bernard Graf von Moltke, “no plan of operations extends with any certainty beyond the first contact with the main hostile force”, so whether you think Canada should be in Iraq or not, such assurances must always be taken with a large grain of salt….

“Brig.-Gen. Rouleau also announced that, for the first time, Canadian military advisers have engaged in a firefight with the enemy after coming under attack when they were at the front lines conducting training. He said Canadian troops are spending 20 per cent of their time near the front lines and the exchange of fire happened within “the last seven days.”

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/canadian-special-forces-guiding-missile-strikes-in-iraq/article22523577/

Meanwhile, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird was egged in Ramallah.

See: Palestinians throw eggs at Canada’s John Baird
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-30871252