Friday, February 25, 2005

U.S. to Canada regarding sovereignty: Bite me.

Oh oh. I suspect there are going to be some testy e-mails and phone calls over this little spat:

Prime Minister Paul Martin said yesterday that Canada has to be involved in any U.S. decision to shoot down an enemy missile in Canadian airspace, but the American ambassador said the country had given up its right to be involved in any such decision.

Paul Cellucci, the U.S. ambassador, made the remarks just after Mr. Martin officially announced Canada would not join the controversial missile-defence shield.

“We will deploy,” Mr. Cellucci said. “We will defend North America.

“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 towards Canada.”

Hello? "Give up its sovereignty"? This is going to get so ugly. Maybe even as ugly as this.


Montag said...

You Canadians are so adorable!

Listen, we've changed the definition of sovereignty. You don't need it anymore.

You weren't using it anyway, were you? =P

CC said...

You know, it's not like I have a real objection to the U.S. intercepting foreign missiles in Canadian airspace. It's just that you guys never hit what you're aiming for.

So what we're going to get is the U.S. launching interceptors, missing their targets wildly and wiping out, say, Sudbury.

Um ... OK, sign me up.

mahigan said...

I doubt that even the dumbest wing nut in the country believes the US would respect our decision on whether or not a missile should be shot down in Canadian airspace regardless of whether we signed on to the BMD scam or not. The US government doesn't have that much credibility even among quislings.

Dizzy Gillespie said...
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Dizzy Gillespie said...

Sorry about that post, I made a mistake.

Would you rather we wait and ask you fellas before shooting down a missle headed for your country?

But hey, you guys obviously dont care about your own security. I wonder if that would be the same if the big bad US wasn't here to guard your asses for you?

But, we are the defenders of freedom. And if you need us to defend your country...we will. Even though the majority of you seem to hate us.

TheGreenKnight said...

Diz, the only reason a missile would be heading over Canada in the first place is that somebody shot it at you. Unlike the US, Canada doesn't go around the world making enemies.

CC said...

From CC:

Dear Mr. Gillespie: I'm pretty sure that, in the unlikely event that we waited for you guys to defend us, we'd be dead, anyway.

You guys can't even figure out Social Security, what makes you think you can build a missile interceptor system? Sheesh. Some of us students of history still remember the last missile system of yours we counted on:

"In 1958, before the Arrow was cancelled, the U.S. planned to build forty Bomarc bases. But Bomarc was a flawed system and turned out to be an expensive dud. It began to be phased out by the American military almost before it was deployed in Canada."

Some things never change, do they?

CC said...

From CC:

Oh, yeah, Gillespie, about that whole "defenders of freedom" thing ... I'm pretty sure you don't want to get into that here. I really could write an article.