Originally posted by CynicalM
reply to post by intrepid
Hell, Americans in general have always thought they are the best. Its been drummed into them for generations.
Truth is they were the wealthiest and still are (for now) the most powerful.
But I still really dont see your aim other than to enrage the american members here.
FYI: In my reply to the post on "to all non Americans" a few days ago I have mentioned the US declaration on the war of 1812 in reading that the
objective is to conquer ALL of the continent and "remove" the natives.
Also a FACT is that till the mid 30's and till to the realization that the true possible war would be in Europe with Hitler, the Canadian Command did
had a #1 priority threat in their war plans being the USA. Only after WW2 did this #1 "enemy find itself removed from the list of Canadian War
planners. Ask anyone who was back then in Canadian High command or someone today who IS aware of the back then active war/defense plans.
Besides from this, this scenario from the OP is not pulled out from thin air. Ask for example Elisabeth May from the Green Party of Canada to explain
you a bit about the "less public" articles of the US/Canada Free trade agreement and you will realize that NAFTA is in essence a "free trade" ONLY
if it benefits the USA.
Several think tank specialists have argued throughout the 60's onwards about the USA lacking one commodity and natural resources the most, WATER. And
Canada has plenty of this. Also the North Eastern USA dependence on Quebec's hydro electric supplies.
So Canada is for sure not the #1 supplier of oil, it has a lot of other resources that if some newly elected and USA disliking PM would simply "pull
the plug", the economy and day to day life of a large portion of the Eastern USA would suffer severely.
Also Canada is for sure not on the #1 list of targets to be taken next week in the pentagon, you can rest assured that in some back room a contingency
plan is on file.
In a way this thread does tie in nicely with the OP on why America is hated.
The USA is well known for changing its "friends" like someone changes his underwear. Remember Iraq? Saddam was the nice friend whom the USA even
gave some chemical weapons to gas his own people, - as long as he was bleeding the Iranians dry in his 8 some years of war with Iran. He became the
"monster" only when he no longer was "useful".
Remember Nicaragua? Under Nixon and Ford the USA supported the Somoza regime. Then came Carter and withdrew all support and rather enabled support for
the Sandinista. Then the senile movie cowboy became president and flipped again and began supporting the Contras.
Also to be added is the fact that the entire "Quebec separatist and independence" movement of the 60's till now was and still is pretty much funded
by the CIA.
FYI Diefenbaker as well Trudeau were not to keen to support all foreign policies of the USA.
FYI if you are in Canada you can see advertisement for nice holidays to CUBA in almost every city and on TV and in the newspapers. If you put sugar in
your coffee in Canada it is to 90% CUBAN sugar.
Canadians and Americans might get along very jolly with each other on a personal level, on a political level it looks a lot different.
For example just about when the Liberal Government discussed the decriminalization of marijuana, in one CBC discussion it was clearly stated, that
even if we want to do this, the pressure from the USA, being our next door neighbor would retaliate with economic pressure.
For now, the war plans on Canada might just be collecting dust in the Pentagon in some back room, BUT - providing the USA manages to finally dominate
such little pesky countries as Iran, Venezuela and others and has finally no more of a true resistance on a world scale, then Canada will move quickly
to a #1 position as a target.