Originally posted by SLAYER69
Originally posted by Monts
While you Americans were sitting on YOUR A$$es for the first three years of both world wars, we were fighting overseas.... and in both cases, you may
have helped win the wars, but you most certainly weren't the sole reason why they were won.
Well is it our fault that when the Brits say jump Canada asks how high?
Canada didn't really have any more real reasons to go to war in Europe than we Yanks at the time did. If anything we were getting a hell of a lot
more of our commerce vessels sunk by U-Boats than you were and we got attacked at Pearl Harbor. Why did your country go? Oh yeah you guys fought for
all of the British Empires remaining and dwindling possessions...
Give us a break...
At the time of World War I, Canada was still bound to go to war with the British. We had no control over that decision, and whatever the reasons were
behind that war in the first place, we were out their fighting while American leaders were just sitting around waiting around for the right time to
jump in on the action.
If you open a history book, you would see that the reason the US went to war was because a BRITISH
passenger cruiser carrying Americans was
sunk by German U-boats- after refusing to heed to countless warnings of German naval powers to not enter that part of the ocean.
Then you jumped in and finished the fight...
Canada was given more sovereignty by the Statute of Westminster, and in World War 2 we went to war by our own
accord; in fact we declared war a
few days after Britain did.
We were out there fighting the Nazi's for 3 years- especially in the battle of Britain, while Americans sat around and waited for their moment...
while some Americans even funded the Nazis.
And who exactly is you "security umbrella" protecting us from?
Exactly how old are you? Do know anything of the Cold War and what NORAD is and what it stood for and who bank rolled it's development?
Sure it's easy to sit there after the fact and ignore real history.
Sure, you developed NORAD, but the entire point was to protect the US from the Soviets- not Canada. It was simply more convenient to have all the
bases installed on canuck territory, seeing as how we'd see the missiles fly right over us on their route to Washington. If Canada and the US
switched geographic spots, would the US have done anything to protect Canada? Would Canada even have to worry about being attacked?
The Cold war was a fight in between the US and the USSR- not Canada and the USSR. We were just dragged into YOUR struggle for dominance along with the
rest of the world and had to choose sides- not like we could have chosen the other or refused NORAD even if we wanted to
NORAD was useless anyways- as soon as missiles came along, its only point of existence was to tell the governments to get their A$$es to the bunker if
they saw the missiles coming- it could do NOTHING to stop missiles from hitting Canadian cities. Absolutely NOTHING!
It seems to me that while you are not ignoring history... you are twisting it.