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Canadian jets will "very soon" be a part of extensive aerial operations over Libya to protect innocent civilians, Prime Minister Stephen Harper says.
Harper's comment Saturday in Paris came as U.S. launched cruise missiles at Libyan targets as part of a co-ordinated international military intervention against a violent crackdown by forces loyal to Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi.
"One cannot promise there will not be casualties on our side either. But obviously all precautions will be taken to minimize our own casualties and minimize those of innocent civilians.
"We should not kid ourselves. Whenever we engage in military action — essentially acts of war — these are difficult situations."
Canada's military effort was also acknowledged several times in remarks about Libya by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Saturday.
Clinton, who was at the emergency summit in Paris, repeatedly referred to the involvement of "our European and Canadian allies."
Originally posted by loagun
we have a history of being involved in everything if anyone cares to look, so again it is of no surprise given the fact that Canada is the most financially sound economy in the world today, and as reports are now saying 'was never apart of the global recession'(hmmm how did they swing that?), this would make Canada a perfect candidate for spending all that real money it has racked up(as apposed to certain southern neighbors...).