Canadian Politics

Canadian Politics


F35 To Fight Whom?

Stephen Harper wants to spent $26 billion plus on F35 fighter jets. He says these are needed to defend Canada’s unoccupied north. Just who might consider challenging control of resources in the north? Russia might build an oil well. Would we dare bomb it and risk environmental disaster and nuclear reprisal? Would Canadians stand for such a violent response? Wouldn’t it make much more sense to send in the coast guard out to escort them out of Canada? China might mine the sea bed. Would we dare sink the ship and risk nuclear reprisal? Which country is Harper worried about attacking us with fighter jets? The USA is the country most likely to challenge control of the north’s natural resources, but they will proceed with lawyers, briefcases and NAFTA (North America Free Trade Agreement). They would not need to use their overwhelming supply of F35s. The military has made not even the most feeble attempt to explain why this particular weapon is needed, why in such numbers and the probable scenarios it which it would be effective.

~ Roedy (born: 1948-02-04 age: 66)
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

With our age’s obsession with doing things as quickly and cheaply as possible, will it leave any legacy of significant architecture or art to future centuries?

~ Roedy (born: 1948-02-04 age: 66)

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