Thanks to Sean in Edmonton for this WTF moment that affects both Canadians and Americans alike:
Canada and the U.S. have signed an agreement that paves the way for the militaries from either nation to send troops across each other’s borders during an emergency, but some are questioning why the Harper government has kept silent on the deal.
Neither the Canadian government nor the Canadian Forces announced the new agreement, which was signed Feb. 14 in Texas.
The U.S. military’s Northern Command, however, publicized the agreement with a statement outlining how its top officer, Gen. Gene Renuart, and Canadian Lt.-Gen. Marc Dumais, head of Canada Command, signed the plan, which allows the military from one nation to support the armed forces of the other nation during a civil emergency.
The new agreement has been greeted with suspicion by the left wing in Canada and the right wing in the U.S.
Read the whole article here, via canada.com.
Even if this was not a suspicious action on behalf of our currently conservative governments, I wouldn’t trust the U.S. military in Canada as far as I could throw them. They have a tendency of just shooting things that move. In these cases, Canadian and British military.
We of the Commonwealth (read, Canada, Britain, Australia, et al.) don’t exactly have much faith in the competence of the American military, no offense. And the last thing Americans would want are Canada’s Princess Patricia’s (pictured above) doing the dirty work of a corrupt U.S. government if the shit hit the fan. I dunno if our soldiers would even be down for that… there’s already enough quiet dissent within the Canadian military that something like this could be a powder keg waiting to go off if mishandled by bureaucrats.
All this comes closely following this:
U.S. Troops Asked If They Would Shoot American Citizens
Iraq vet exposes how he was trained to round up Americans in martial law exercise, asked if he would kill his own friends and family
This all just strikes me as a big, fat wtf.