More Burkina Faso attacks..

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  1. Pheroze

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    Very sad. Boy Canadians are taking it on the chin recently! We are like the school nerd in this current environment. Maybe the following observation is more true than we realize:

    In Beijing, the Chinese foreign ministry’s surprisingly pugnacious spokeswoman, Hua Chunying, dismissed Canada’s efforts to rally international support in its tense dispute with China, using what sounded in translation like a schoolyard taunt: Canada’s “so-called allies,” she said, “could be counted on 10 fingers.”

    Our foreign service has not shown itself to be effective in protecting Canadians recently that's for sure!
     
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    @Pheroze I wouldn't say Canada is getting beat up. I think maybe its citizens are being a bit naive when travelling to these foreign countries. Those security announcements for that area in BF have been out for a while. Canada is usually one of the first to report safety concerns, I would say probably sooner than the US.

    The China incident(s) are tricky, they do what they want when they want. It has long been advise and an unwritten rule be prepared to pay a fee to get out of the country. I have heard of people being held 24 hours...just cause they can. I honestly think China is the last country I would want to go, other countries can be pressured, China seems to embrace an international pissing contest.
     

  3. BRICKBURN

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    I'm pretty sure the travel warnings were up. Don't go in this area. But, he obviously had work to get done.
    I think the fella was working in an area I would not be caught in without a lot of helpful friends with big guns.
    Just bloody sad.
     
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  4. Pheroze

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    It sounds like this Canadian was there on business. I wonder what the company had in place for security.

    On the issue of our foreign service - in two scenarios that I have knowledge of they have been immaculately crap. My one friend was a dual British citizen as well and they helped enormously. If he didn't have British support he would have come to a terrible end. Not a huge sample size, but I just do not have any faith in Canadian overseas bureaucrats unfortunately. The comparison the situation presented really was stark.
     

  5. sestoppelman

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    Would love to hear some good news from that region.
     

  7. LivingTheDream

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    So you want to reconsider and go?;)
     

  9. LivingTheDream

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    Lol I'm good for now, but 146 less terrorists is a positive step.
     
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  10. sestoppelman

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    There was another story with a not so good ending, several LE killed in an attack. Not going well. Benin now has "reconsider travel" in the north and west as well due to recent attacks on the border with BF. State still has it a low risk, but with those new caveats.
     
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    I have two friends/co-workers in Lagos, both US citizens, that just did a hunt in northwest Benin and had no issues.
     
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    I know guys that have been in Afghanistan and Syria recently with no problems. Does not make it a good idea. As to the comments about the Canadian Foreign service being crap, I completely agree. If you need help getting out of another country those clowns will just make your situation worse. Hire your own help and sign up with a good removal service before you go.
     
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  13. Nyati

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    Last Friday, a Spanish missionary was killed in a terrorist attack at the border town of Nohao, between Togo and Burkina Faso. Four border policemen were also killed.

    The situation is not getting any better in the area.
     
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    These bad actors' bases are known. Their cell phone locations are known. Why they aren't wiped out is beyond me.
     
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    During DSC I also talked to Ernest about BF. He showed me pics of his burned out truck and said he was done at least for now. Think I’ll pass. Very sad
     

  16. Nyati

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    The Burkina Faso Minister of Foreign affairs declared that the terrorists are attacking posts along the border with Benin, Ivory Coast and Ghana.

    They are moving south and little is being done to stop them.
     

  17. johnnyblues

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    Man they better get on it or another African country will wind up in ruins. As well as my dream of hunting there in the near future.
     
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