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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:40 am
 


Title: Canada funds Europe-based missile defence program but won't join one at home
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Posted By: shockedcanadian
Date: 2017-07-17 03:38:44
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:40 am
 


What a maroon, from the article:

Harper limited Canada's role

When the former Conservative government signalled its intention to participate in the NATO program in 2010, the idea was to protect alliance troops and installations, but it has been expanded in the years since to defend the entire European continent.

And it was former prime minister Stephen Harper who insisted at the 2010 NATO leaders summit in Lisbon that clauses be added limiting the scope of the program to Europe, says Richard Cohen, who served as an adviser to former defence minister Peter MacKay.

"I never figured out why he put that language in," Cohen told CBC News. "I could not understand the government's aversion to this. Of course, it's tied to the reluctance of all governments to go into North American [ballistic missile defence]."

He said he doesn't believe Canada's military leadership is keen on any form of a missile shield because it takes money out of the budget for equipment.

"It's only there to defend us if we happen to be on European territory," said Cohen.

"We're contributing all right, but we're not getting a lot back."


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:43 am
 


I thought Canadians were 'morally opposed' to missile defense? Doesn't it provoke your enemies...like North Korea?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:24 am
 


BartSimpson wrote:
I thought Canadians were 'morally opposed' to missile defense? Doesn't it provoke your enemies...like North Korea?


Nope, apparently the only things certain Canadians are opposed to is uniforms with a Red and White Maple Leaf flag on the shoulder and apparently we have no enemies so, how could we possibly provoke anyone with our blatant anti American policy decisions?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:52 am
 


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