THE FIRST STREET JOURNAL has dipped its editorial toe into Rule 5 Blogging, which Robert Stacy McCain described as putting pictures of pretty women somewhat deshabille, but, on this site, our Rule 5 Blogging doesn’t put up pictures of Anne Hathaway in few clothes, but women, in full military gear, serving their countries in the armed forces. The terribly sexist authors on this site celebrate strong women, women who can take care of themselves and take care of others, women who have been willing to put heir lives on the line in some not-so-friendly places, women who truly do have the “We can do it!” attitude. This week, we note that the United States is not alone in Afghanistan; our great neighbors to the North are there as well, helping in the war against the Islamists and the Taliban. From the Canadian Army:
Master Warrant Officer Charlotte Hawes (left) from Dundurn, Saskatchewan from the Canadian Army Reservists attached to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry patrol talks with Afghan women during a meeting in Kandahar City, southern Afghanistan Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010.
February 25, 2010 Jacmel, Haiti -- Sapper Heather Gillespie, a Combat Engineer from 4 Engineering Support Regiment, puts a coat of paint on a latrine that is under construction at the Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) Camp in Jacmel, Haiti. Operation HESTIA is the Canadian Forces participation in humanitarian operations conducted in response to the catastrophic earthquake that struck Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on 12 January 2010. Op HESTIA is part of a whole-of-government effort that also involves Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada and the Canadian International Development Agency. Photo by MCpl David Hardwick