Say What Now? The “Parallels” Between Aboriginal Gangs and the Taliban

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Just came across this CTV story about a Canadian Forces reservist, Captain Steve Bowen, who is serving in Kandahar, Afghanistan.  According to the article, “Despite the differences in geography, Bowen says he sees parallels between how Winnipeg street gangs and the Taliban operate.”

Now I understand that the gang situation in Winnipeg is quite serious (and the majority of stories we see are about Aboriginal gangs), but can you really compare it to the situation in Afghanistan?

This whole thing reminds me of a recent entry from my colleague, Rick Harp.  Re-read it and report back to me.

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