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Canada expected to join in airstrikes against Libya

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posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 02:25 PM
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Originally posted by 5StarOracle
you should first know Canadian pilots are amongst the most skilled in the world, our Intel are everywhere, our Navy has vast secret technologies which will remain that way for longer then you will be alive. As for Soldiers in general, they are Canadian this means they are well educated, physically stronger on average, better suited to adapt to various climates...

And lets not forget the courage factor alot maybe said by others that we lack it for the wars we didnt take part in. If the truth be told, when the chips were down, and the fear had taken hold to cripple other countries. This is when Canadians showed them what true courage is as they overcame fear and with fewer numbers succeeded when all others failed or were literally too afraid to try.







All the things you say may very well be true, but this is not a rugby match. Technology trumps courage, defence is easier than offence.

Mobile air defence weapons have come a long way in the last couple decades. Stand off offensive air to ground missiles may well do the job. The basic principle remains true, if your close enough to shoot and hit a target you are close enough to be an in range target.
edit on 18-3-2011 by whatwasthat because: format




posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 05:20 PM
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Originally posted by Fox Molder
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Hummm..Clear and transparent...Ok...Let's go out to tender and ask all the companies out there to make us an F-35 joint strike fighter for cheaper than we are going to pay for it now. This is a mass produced strike plane for a multitude of countries, you seriously think we are getting screwed on price ???Come on now....Please explain to me how we could get the best new striker for cheaper ?

The process was suspect, they're not telling us the price, and the F-35 is not the world's only plane. Recall when we even used to make them ourselves?



posted on Mar, 25 2011 @ 07:54 AM
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Oh heck yeah...We made the FIRST fly by wire intercontinental fighter jet ever, the Avro Arrow! No one could of touched it for years.....Trust me, I know what we Canucks can build. But the simple fact is that the F-35 is a universal platform, mass produced for a multitude of countries and is an affordable alternative to the rest that was offered at the time. We are in the process of training electronic engineers specifically for the F-35 right now.



posted on Mar, 25 2011 @ 08:15 AM
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Originally posted by Fox Molder
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Oh heck yeah...We made the FIRST fly by wire intercontinental fighter jet ever, the Avro Arrow! No one could of touched it for years.....Trust me, I know what we Canucks can build. But the simple fact is that the F-35 is a universal platform, mass produced for a multitude of countries and is an affordable alternative to the rest that was offered at the time. We are in the process of training electronic engineers specifically for the F-35 right now.

Perhaps we need the plane...but the Government of Steve is being held in contempt of Parliament for hiding the price to Canadians.

An explosive independent report on the Harper government’s controversial purchase of new fighter jets estimates their full cost, including maintenance, could hit $29.3-billion (U.S.). That’s about $12-billion more than what the Tories have been telling Canadians it would cost. www.theglobeandmail.com...

I've read that the price they're citing is actually less than the US Airforce would pay. Not bloody likely. It's the scam I object to.

The real price amounts to about a thousand dollars per Canadian. They can put mine towards water treatment plants for First Nations communities.



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