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Canada looking at building military bases in the arctic

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posted on Jul, 14 2011 @ 07:06 AM
What the hell... freaking Harper.

Star exclusive: Canada looking at building military bases in Arctic

It is costly to operate in the vast and inhospitable Arctic. But the Canadian military is exploring a way to cut costs and speed up the movement of troops and equipment by building several new northern bases.

The plan could result in remote bases and a small-but-permanent military presence in far-off communities.

Locations could include Alert, Inuvik, Whitehorse, Rankin Inlet, Iqaluit or Nanisivik, according to the technical memorandum prepared by the research wing of the military last year.


If they go with this plan, I wouldn't want to be the ones stuck up there...

posted on Jul, 14 2011 @ 07:15 AM
reply to post by Vitchilo

So that's why they implemented the HST tax.........

What exactly are they protecting up there.

There isn't really much up there to protect just a waste land basically ( Or his Oil Interests )

Why don't they nationalize Canada's Oil Companies?

Because there's too much profit to be made...


posted on Jul, 14 2011 @ 10:29 AM
Hi there to all,

Maybe it is linked into the story from 2 weeks ago ,
The fact that Russia is also building Arctic base`s. seems like its the Cold War all over again.


posted on Jul, 14 2011 @ 12:00 PM
We need to show that we have a presence in our north. Especially considering there are people that live up there. With other countries claiming their spaces around the Arctic, we have to claim and look after our area too.

The report is premised on the priority that the Conservative government has placed on a more rigorous defence of Canada's territorial sovereignty in the North, where countries including Russia, Denmark and the United States are currently staking their claims to land and underwater territory.

“To maintain its sovereignty over its northern region, Canada will need to develop enforcement and surveillance capabilities for the Arctic,” the report says.

To that end, it envisions scenarios that could call for a military response in the North: disease outbreak in an Arctic community; a major air disaster; water contamination from an oil spill, and the cleanup of contaminated space debris, such as a satellite falling from orbit.

“To quickly and effectively respond to these scenarios, the CF would need to improve its personnel and equipment readiness for deployment in the North.”

It makes perfect sense to me, it's a large part of our country, and we need to embrace our arctic.

posted on Jul, 14 2011 @ 03:12 PM
From mountains of iron ore that is so pure you just opo it in the furnace, to diamonds from the volcanic pipes sheared off by the glaciation of long ago and exposed to the sky.
Oil, and minerals in abundance, plus there is an uncharted fuel that lurks just under the permafrozen soil Methane! Billions of tons of it lay frozen but thawing deeper every year....
In the bottom of the sea there are hydrides aplenty to reap besides the oil.
It lays on the surface of the drilling.....
They could thaw it with warm water and suck the bubbles into tanks for fuel.
With the northwest passage now a reality and expanding to more traffic in the future(assuming the warm trend continues) we need to react to oil spills at sea as well as other possibilities and law enforcement duties as a soveriegn country.
Russian bombers regularly try to penetrate the canadian airspace and we need a stronger presence there for sure.
One possible benefit may be that we already have a lead in arctic gear, and more and better will be comming along the longer we stay up there.
All of this has good spin off value to private people.
Light warm boots for example, that breath but are water proof and dry out quickly from the inside out...
stuff that we can use world wide.
We already have changed the arctic forever with the advent of ski doos.
Imagine the improvements we will add soon if we are based there.....we can sell this stuff...

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