As a result of the impending war between Lebanon and Israel, the Canadian government is working around the clock trying to evacuate all the Canucks from the affected area. The problem is, AT LEAST 10% of the people seeking to escape the war zone haven't lived in Canada for 10 years or more. I read one story saying that many of the "citizens" are children who weren't even born in Canada, but born to Lebanese people who initially immigrated to Canada but then moved back home at least 5 years ago. In fact, a significant portion of the "evacuees" no longer own homes in Canada and are relying on the government to house them in the meantime. A lot of them don't even have valid Canadian identification anymore....... I realize that some of us may end up living in a foreign country for an extended period of time due to work or family circumstances, but when is it fair to say "Look, you're no longer a citizen of Canada". Should you be able to sell everything, move back to your "homeland", and then start crying for your former government to save your ass when the **** hits the fan? To make matters worse, some of these people had the gall to complain about the poor conditions on one of the ships used in the initial stages of the evacuation. I believe the quote was "I'm ashamed to be Canadian. I should have stayed in Lebanon and took my chances with Israeli bombs....... Sorry for the rant, but I had to get that off my chest.