Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Canadian ships

The Canadian government is sending some ships to Beirut to help evacuate stranded Canadians.

Officials told the Canadian Press that the federal government ordered a military reconnaissance squad to go to Lebanon to ensure the Canadians' safety and offer logistical advice.

As many as 50,000 Canadians are believed to be in Lebanon. The bulk of them are thought to have dual citizenship, and are permanent residents of Lebanon and unlikely to leave. About 5,000 are visiting relatives for the summer holidays, something they do every year.

I am glad the Canadian government is doing something to help...unlike the US government, which, if I am not mistaken, has done nothing for Americans stuck in Lebanon.

5 comments:

Lady C said...

actually I believe the americans are leaving today by boat! and some left by helicopter yesterday. They were definetely faster than the Canadians.

Anonymous said...

Yep- the Americans are also being taken care of .. they've been talking and planning for it for some time now...

Roba said...

The American embassy is making American's pay for their evacuation!

Dubai Sunshine said...

Roba...it seems someone finally knocked some sense into the American government:

http://edition.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/07/18/lebanon.evacuation/index.html

Seabee said...

I saw on the news some Americans being airlifted by helicopter. I assume they were being taken to a ship.