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Please elaborate on that.
After WW2 we have been involved in 1..ONE war and that's Afghanistan as a back up to the U.S. going to Iraq.
The rest are all peace missions, yes some required defensive gun fire but please, if you know more than me, do explain.
Originally posted by Wildbob77
reply to post by Fox Molder
I worked for a Canadian business for three years and the Canadians would crack jokes like this. I thought it was appropriate.
Personally, I'd like to see some of the mid east countries step up and put Qaddafi down.
Originally posted by Fox Molder
reply to post by dl2one
If it doubled for us it also doubled for the U.S., France, England, Italy and ......... You don't hear them bitching and complaining now do you ? Hummm...Nope...just us POOR Canadians that would rather see Antique F-18's drop out of the skies !!!
As for the maintenance of the F-35....Military schools in Canada are jammed packed with F-35 mechanic students right now, a close friend of mine will be graduating this year and is specially being trained on the F-35. We will have our own people keep this bird up not Lockheed Martin consultants.
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Originally posted by jaycen420
ok so we are getting ready for the attack on Gadhafi's troops. Just another UN sanctified attack. Now Canada is involved. i wonder why Russia and China are against it. Any ideas?www.timescolonist.com...
Originally posted by Phantom28804
reply to post by jaycen420
Two things that I have to say on this subject.
1. Last I heard they are doing a no-fly zone, not going to bomb Libya so I wouldn't call it air strikes.
2. If they needed everyone in the UN to agree on something then nothing would ever get passed. The chances of every single member country of the UN agreeing on something is slim to none.
You also asked why didn't the China, Germany, and Russia vote? Well basically the answer to that is that they don't want to approve the No Fly Zone, but at the same time they aren't really against it. So its easier to abstain and basically say they are washing there hands of it.
Though Navy aircraft have not historically sold well on the export market, the F/A-18 has been purchased and is in operation with a number of foreign air services. Export Hornets are typically similar to U.S. models of a similar manufacture date. Since none of the customers operate aircraft carriers, all export models have been sold without the automatic carrier landing system, and Royal Australian Air Force further removed the catapult attachment on the nose gear. Except for Canada, all export customers purchased their Hornets through the U.S. Navy, via the U.S. Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Program, where the Navy acts as the purchasing manager but incurs no financial gain or loss. Canada, the largest Hornet operator outside of the U.S., ordered its aircraft directly from the manufacturer.
Originally posted by MikeboydUS
reply to post by Whereweheaded
We did no such thing.
The Colonel came to power 40 years ago by his own hand. He has never been a Western client state.