2005/02/24

Canada Staying out of U.S. Missile Defense

Canada has officially announced that they will not join the US Missile Defense Program. I am against Canada joining this program, and I applaud Paul Martin for listening to his citizens on this matter. It’s a good feeling to know that the Prime Minister of this country listens to his people instead of making decisions based on his own personal agenda and emotions.

The U.S. ambassador to Canada, Paul Cellucci, said he couldn't understand why Canada would not want to be involved in missile defence to protect North America.

"We just don't get it," he said. "Why would Canada want to give up its sovereignty?
"...If there's a missile incoming, and it's heading toward Canada, you are going to leave it up to the United States to determine what to do about that missile. We don't think that is in Canada's sovereign interest." "

My question is that why would somebody want to fire a missile at Canada? I hear this time and time again, that Canada is protected by the United States and we’d be overtaken if we didn’t have the US Army to protect us. I think that the United States is one friend and ally of Canada’s many friends and ally’s. If somebody were to attack Canada for whatever inconceivable reason, there would be many friends that would be there for her; including Britain, United States, France, Australia, etc. Canada was there for the United States on September 11th, they were there for France/Britain in 1939, and there are many other examples of Canada’s support for other countries. To suggest that the United States shouldn’t be there for Canada because Canada didn’t support the Iraq war or because Canada isn’t taking part in the missile defense defies all logic. Canadians are peacekeepers, and they are there for the United States when Peacekeeping is needed. Canadians aren’t instigators, hence the relative low chances of Canada being attacked.
 

17 Comments:

Aw crap Jim, you just stole the topic for my first post on P.P.
You got to love Paul Celluci,

"We simply cannot understand why Canada would, in effect, give up its sovereignty - its seat at the table - to decide what to do about a missile that might be coming toward Canada."

If we don’t comply with America’s forever war we surrender sovereignty?

I'm practicing saying, "go fuck yourself" with a Jersey accent so that Bush/Cheney’s little extortionist might better understand.
 

Posted by Youngfox
2/25/2005 12:21:00 am  
Youngfox - Sorry bud! I guess I beat you to it ;) I actually wasn't going to post it here, but WhyNot thought Mr. Celluci's quote was hilarious.  

Posted by Jim
2/25/2005 01:21:00 am  
PS: Youngfox, I'm heading to your hood right now to play hockey! (On Barton Street)

latez 

Posted by Jim
2/25/2005 01:27:00 am  
"WhyNot thought Mr. Celluci's quote was hilarious ",

Sure did, Jim, it made my day. :-) 

Posted by WhyNot
2/25/2005 05:35:00 am  
I love Canada more and more everyday and if I ever move from France I may try to convince Canada to let me in.  

Posted by Dianne
2/25/2005 12:27:00 pm  
"I love Canada more and more everyday  ",

I think we should invite Canada to join the EU. Wouldn't that piss Bush off beautifully? Hey, we can help you guys with missile defence programs - we got so many nukes they are coming out of our ears.

Bonus: your missile defense program would also protect you from possible US attacks and invasions :-) 

Posted by WhyNot
2/25/2005 12:34:00 pm  
jim hunni, you can stay with me once we occupy you're country. 

Posted by angiekruger
2/25/2005 01:41:00 pm  
I had this nasty dream.

The bush administration was in the original USS enterprise. Bush was in the captain's chair with that spanky yellow shirt(but for some reason was still wwearing a blue tie). Dick Cheney had the Blue science officers jersey and vulcan ears. Only when He stared into that science instrument doohick it was really a stock ticker with Dilithium Mining Inc. highlighted. Rumsy would occsionally incoherently boom over the comm system, "we go to warp speed with the dilithium crystals we have, not that we want!". Condi seeemed to be in the communications station with that sexy little red uniform. I was also there wearing only a helmet, Maple Leafs jersey, skates and an "athletic supporter".

Turns out Capt. Bush had this idea to ring the solar system with these big ass phaser cannons. To keep Earth safe from Tribbles, you see. This made all the non federation members a bit uncomfortable because although the big ass phaser cannons were for defence only, all one had to do was point them somewhere and Boom! No soup for you!

Capt. Bush would set off every 5 minutes or so to a new planet searching for tribbles. before Condi could warn them that "they were either with the federation or with the tribbles!", Bush would start hammering on this little red phton toredo button blowing shit up like an OCD nintendo kid hopped up on "Red Bull". Half the time it was just cosmic gas, or a nebula shaped vaguely like a tribble harbouring planet. He sure did like to blow shit up though!

Anyway, not having a lot to do around the bridge I just sort of hung out and people paid me no mind. Then I started hearing this strange sqeeking from underneath one of the stations. You know what I found? Tribbles! A quick scan of the old tricorder indicated that the firing off of the photon torpedos produced the right magnetic field conditions to spontaneously generate tribbles! They were popping up in the turbolift shaft, which was quite disturbing as they made an afwul noise when the turbolift went by and squashed them. Here, there, everywhere!

I tried to warn them but they were too busy blowing shit up still. As an aside, I must admit the exploding photon torpedos made some very mesmerizing colors. But I had had enough, clicking my skates together 3 times I was instantly transported to Reesa, the pleasure planet. They were all very friendly and there were these green babes who brought me fancy blended drinks with the little umberellas in them.

I wonder what it all means?




Thank god that silliness is over.  

Posted by deviant1
2/25/2005 02:01:00 pm  
"Bonus: your missile defense program would also protect you from possible US attacks and invasions :-)" 

WhyNot: lol, I was going to agree with this until I read Angie's comment. Now I want the US to attack Canada. ;) 

Posted by Jim
2/25/2005 02:23:00 pm  
"I love Canada more and more everyday and if I ever move from France I may try to convince Canada to let me in." 

I think it's a great country. It actually bugs me quite a bit when fellow Canadians say that we aren't a sovereign nation and that we are all "Americanized". I agree to a certain extent that most Canadians are influenced by American Pop Culture because the American television is very popular here. But I still think Canadians in general have different views on issues, and we're not afraid to speak our mind about it. I also believe that our culture and mentality is fairly unique and different than other countries including the US. Plus, as per the article above, it's good to know that our government aren't puppets to the US. Our previous Prime Minister didn't like Bush at all, and he wasn't afraid to tell him that. Hence the fact that Bush hadn't visited Canada in something like 4 years. 

Posted by Jim
2/25/2005 02:30:00 pm  
"Hence the fact that Bush hadn't visited Canada in something like 4 years ",

Prolly also explains why Canadians are in second position in the sucking  countries in the chart :-) 

Posted by WhyNot
2/25/2005 02:33:00 pm  
"lol, I was going to agree with this until I read Angie's comment. ",

Watch it, Jim: Angie's already married. Twice too! Do you guys have trigamy in Canada? 

Posted by WhyNot
2/25/2005 07:07:00 pm  
"I was also there wearing only a helmet, Maple Leafs jersey, skates and an "athletic supporter". "

This is probably the part you need to figure out. ROFLOL  

Posted by Dianne
2/25/2005 07:10:00 pm  
"the part you need to figure out ",

Do you mean the "athletic supporter" is Condi in her sexy red uniform? 

Posted by WhyNot
2/25/2005 07:18:00 pm  
Deviant1: That's one crazy dream man.. you have quite the imagination!

PS: It's days like today I'm thankful that I'm not using Tblog anymore...  

Posted by Jim
2/25/2005 08:52:00 pm  
Indeed I am confused by the entire dream and my therapist keeps telling to "get off the couch" and "get a life".

I'll be keeping my 200 bucks a week for beer money instead.  

Posted by deviant1
2/26/2005 03:40:00 pm  
"my therapist keeps telling to "get off the couch" and "get a life". ",

Ouch... Polymath YOUR therapist too??? Let's all get a life! Where's me Rabbi robe, now.... 

Posted by WhyNot
2/26/2005 04:09:00 pm  

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