Thursday, June 02, 2011

Alright Pete...

...you international penis.

"As we look out into the future what we obviously try to do is anticipate where and when we will be needed, but it's difficult with any certainty to make those plans, without talking to other countries, without doing internal examinations," Mackay said.
Let's clarify what you mean, shall we? Our military are not needed anywhere. It is the Harper goverment's military dominated foreign policy that has the CF taking on an expeditionary combat role. We could have easily kept our half dozen or so CF-18s in Canada, and NATO wouldn't have missed them.  NATO would barely flinch if we left Italy tomorrow.
"The focus of the planning, let's be clear, is our capability for expeditionary participation in international missions.... We are big players in NATO. We're a country that has become a go-to nation in response to situations like what we're seeing in Libya, what we saw in Haiti...
Likewise, we're only a "go to" nation because your government volunteers Canada for every little fight that comes along without so much as critical fart about whether it's actually a good idea. We're a bunch of fucking international 'yes-men'.
"We are constantly working within that paradigm of countries, to see where we can bring that niche capability to bear. It's part of planning and preparation, in conjunction with our equipment needs."
Ah now we're getting closer the mark. Canada needs to cultivate a "niche capability" so that all the cool countries will see us as a "go to" when they next talk themselves into invading, bombing, advising, protecting, preserving or otherwise violently intervening - for good or ill - somewhere on the great globe.

Gangs use their hang-arounds as their "go to" because they are so desperate for acceptance into the club that they'll do all sorts of unspeakable things to prove themselves.

What hang-arounds actually have is a desperate inferiority complex. They sell drugs to kids and turn vulnerable women into prostitutes. You take other people's loved ones and send them off to war because you think it makes Canada's dick look bigger.

I honestly don't know which is more pathetic.

10 comments:

Alison said...

Perfect analogy of a useless defence, I hardly want to use the word, policy.

Edstock said...

"working within that paradigm of countries"
What the hell is a paradigm of countries?

Uncommoner said...

The only paradigm Canada should be pursuing with regards to military foreign policy is divesting ourself of our close ties to the most warlike and aggressive nations and resuming our post WWII role of peacekeepers.

Helping bomb Libya is not keeping the peace. Trying to train an Afghan army is not keeping the peace. Our nation has lost its way and its good reputation.

Much further down this path and Canada will also lose its soul.

ffibnamol said...

Well said Boris.

Beijing York said...

WTF?! Harper is definitely trying to make sure Canada is changed permanently. Why oh why didn't any of the opposition parties have the courage to accuse Harper of his pro-militarization agenda.

West End Bob said...

F_cking tories . . . .

harebell said...

The first duty of a department of defence is defending our country. The pasty twat Harper and his idiot side kick MacKay have forgotten this. In their quest to appease their egos they are quite happy to let our North swing in the breeze.
How many bases do we have defending our arctic territories? How many ships and airborne troops do we have intercepting intruders into the NW Passage? How the hell did Denmark ever think that they could challenge our rights in the great white north?
Harper and the twat MacKay get off on pretending to be players on the international stage, when in fact they are all fur coat and no knickers.
Defence starts at home, and it doesn't start with a piece of shit fighter that every other country has ditched. And it doesn't start with overseas bases. And it doesn't involve doing what the yanks tell us, wikileaks should have told us about their penchant for lieing.
We are being governed by a bunch of adolescent retards.

Edstock said...

How many bases do we have defending our arctic territories? How many ships and airborne troops do we have intercepting intruders into the NW Passage? How the hell did Denmark ever think that they could challenge our rights in the great white north?

Harebell — you have to stop thinking logically; those foreign bases give Stevie and Airshow places to visit. With the Harper paradigm, add a nickel and you get two-bits.

Alison said...

This is really just about Preening Pete. Meanwhile generals are saying the CF need three years to rebuild with minimal deployment anywhere because CF are about defending Canada first.

Steve said...

This is exactly what I am talking about when I wonder how we got the new nihilism. Do we wonder why some people react by saying I really do not give a feck about feck.
http://thinkingaboot.blogspot.com/2011/06/more-evidence-of-new-nilhism.html