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I just hope they're enough to safeguard your entire nation.
reply to post by DeadSeraph
The thought we could invade anyone is sort of laughable, even you have to admit it.
You have to realize that ALL governments do this. They create plans and contingencies for events that are not even likely to occur. First of all they do this to see what is feasible. Second, they do this on the off chance that the plans will ever need to be used. So even these documents do not prove that Canada was going to invade Syria. I'm sure the US has plans drawn up for an invasion of Russia, China, North Korea, and maybe even allies such as Britain. In fact, I seem to remember something about a plan for an invasion of Britain that were drawn up many years ago, but I won't swear to that.
It is just something that governments and militaries do. It means absolutely nothing the majority of the time, so those who think this is evidence of some impending and nefarious plan that has already been set into motion are incorrect. I mean think about it...Does anyone honestly think Canada would just up and invade Syria because Israel wanted them to? No way. Not in today's state of affairs.
reply to post by deadcalm
I do agree somewhat with your sentiments on American imperialism, but the point of maintaining a strong military isn't for global dominance, despite what our neighbors to the south may do. It's for defence and the ability for a nation to support their allies.
In a perfect world, we all sit around the campfire and sing hippy songs while strumming our guitars. We don't live in a perfect world, and there are bad people running rogue nations out there. If history has taught us anything, it's that the need for a strong standing military for the purpose of national defence is still very much a reality. Diplomacy doesn't always work. Our commitments to our allies also suggest we should at least be able to maintain our obligations to them (as they maintain theirs to us).
WAIT Wait wait....
Are you sure that the news source didn't say "Leaked Reports Reveal Syria Plans to Invade Canada".
I mean, surely that's much more likely?
Hey now, you should know that what happens on George Street, stays on George street, eh?! Screech 'em in, and they'll never leave!!
originally posted by: GoalPoster
They wouldn't make it past George Street . . . a few of our 'real' beers, and we'd have them challenged to a hockey game in short order.
And we all know how that ends for even you super-power types!!!!