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Iceburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-11-04 04:28 PM
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Plan Crimson: 1935 Plan to Invade Canada Declassified
In the 1930s, Hitler's fascist government was busy planning to overthrow all of Europe, meanwhile back in pacifist America, elements of the USA military were drawing up plans to ovethrow Canada.

http://www.glasnost.de/hist/usa/1935invasion.html
<snip>
The following is a full-text reproduction of the 1935
plan for a US invasion of Canada prepared at the US Army
War College, G-2 intelligence division, and submitted on
December 18, 1935.
....
<snip>
In War Plan Red, the US Army's theatre of operations
is defined to be: "All CRIMSON territory" (p.80), and the
US Army's mission, in bold type: ULTIMATELY, TO GAIN
COMPLETE CONTROL OF CRIMSON (p. 84). CRIMSON is the
colour code for Canada. In 1934, War Plan Red was amended
to authorize the immediate first use of poison gas against
Canadians and to use strategic bombing to destroy Halifax
if it could not be captured.


more
http://www.glasnost.de/hist/usa/1935invasion.html

Any bets that GW has a new version of plan Crimsom?



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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-11-04 04:29 PM
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1. He better not
in case I move there.
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FDRrocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-11-04 04:32 PM
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2. Say it ain't so
I doubt Roosevelt would've been up on that idea.
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Iceburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-11-04 04:34 PM
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4. Plan was formulated in 1930
so under Hoover's watch.
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Amerpie Donating Member (380 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-11-04 04:34 PM
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3. Zimmerman Telegram
It was fear of a Mexican invasion that got us into WW1
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-11-04 04:36 PM
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5. Never doubted it for a second.
George is a world domination kind of guy.
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pnorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-11-04 04:45 PM
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6. I wouldn't take that sort of thing TOO seriously.
All nations with a meaningful military establishment conducted war games against as wide a variety of hypothetical enemies as they had resources for. Even "targetting" such an obvious friendly nation was far from unknown.

But probably more significant during that period, was an important portion of Corporate America "targetting" the White House .. trying to enlist USMC General Smedley Butler to lead a half million (armed) veterans on a "march on Washington".

pnorman
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Minstrel Boy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-11-04 05:15 PM
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7. Check out a book called "Bordering on Aggression"
for a study of US military plans for "pacifying" Canada. Not all ancient history. The strategic location of Fort Drum in upstate New York bears scrutiny.
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saint_john Donating Member (4 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-11-04 05:32 PM
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8. How about Presque Isle in Maine?
Ya know, they're producing PMD (Potatos of Mass Destruction) in PEI right now as we speak...
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Political_Junkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-11-04 05:41 PM
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9. Let me guess...
Dan Quayle, right?
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