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JohnyCanuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-05 01:42 PM
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15. It would be more than just access to oil and water and other resources.
why would they even have to charge a few more billions on their national credit card to invade us? For something their piggy corporations already own?


If they were to implement martial law or other drastic measures in the US further impinging on the rights and liberties of the US population along with a draft to shore up a crumbling army, then there'd quite likely be a large flood of refugees and draft dodgers heading to Canada. It would not be in the Bushite's interest to allow a free and unfettered democracy to flourish on their Northern border as a haven for draft dodgers and US critics while they are clamping down on human rights and freedom in a big way in the US and sending US boys and girls off to pound sand and breath Depleted Uranium dust in the deserts of the Middle East.

Note that I do not think it likely they would stage an outright invasion, but through black ops and phony or LIHOP terrorism incidents etc. Canada would be propagandized and manipulated into asking for US help in controlling subversive elements and terrorists cells operating from Canada which posed a threat to Canada and the US. It would be under this type of scenario that I could foresee see a push for the stationing of US troops on Canadian soil along with a closer integration of our police, security and immigration/customs services with Homeland Security and curtailments on our own politicians ability to enact and enforce laws for the benefit of Canadians.

There is also still the matter of controlling the oil. It was in the news recently that China was making overtures to gain access into the tar sands development in order to ship tar sands derived oil to China. If peak oil pans out to be as economically disastrous as some forecast, the US could very well feel it necessary to guarantee their access to the resource by having troops stationed in Canada and/or compliant Canadian politicians who will make sure that no US competitors are allowed to compete for access to Canadian oil.


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