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CHIMO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 07:58 PM
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Harper speech fires up convention crowd
Edited on Fri Jun-10-11 08:40 PM by CHIMO
Harper painted a dark picture of the world around Canada near the end of his mostly upbeat speech, and said there are forces rising that Canada must resist.

"Power is shifting. New forces are coming to the fore," Harper said.

"Some we will be pleased to work with. Some we must resist. In such a world, strength is not an option; it is a vital necessity. Moral ambiguity, moral equivalence are not options, they are dangerous illusions."

Canada won't just "go along and get along" with everyone elses agenda, he said.

Jun 10, 2011 8:15 PM ET

Mumble jumble.. garbage in, garbage out.

No body pay attention to the apparent ecstatic crowd that wants this. Just let them coast for two years.

Seems like law and order marshall has come to the ROC. Don't have the Bloc anymore. The Bloc has become NDP. So NDP are the enemy.

CPC rules. Power is the end.

So who, or what enemy, are we after? At least we should know where our taxes will be going?
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JohnyCanuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 11:45 AM
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1. U.S.-Canada Perimeter Security and an Integrated North American Command
While few details have emerged surrounding talks between the U.S. and Canada on a North American security perimeter, there is little doubt that deeper military integration between both countries will play an important part of any such deal. Plans for a common security perimeter have renewed calls to expand the NORAD bilateral air defence model to include ground and naval forces. There are also efforts to increase security cooperation in the Arctic and further integrate military command structures.

As part of the Tri Command Vision, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), and Canada Command (Canada COM) are working closer together in the defense and security of North America. Moving forward, the Tri Command strategic goals are to, Improve unity of effort with each other and with our respective mission partners; develop a culture of continuous collaboration and cooperation in planning, execution, training, information management, and innovation; enhance intelligence and information sharing and fusion. In order to better achieve these objectives, The Commands shall develop and share comprehensive, situational awareness and a common operating picture, and must strive to interact seamlessly with each other and with our respective civil authorities, non-governmental organizations and other mission partners. The Tri Command is part of efforts to merge the three commands into one.


Increasingly, the Canadian governments foreign policy is becoming more aggressive as it further embraces the U.S. pro-war agenda. Military spending is at its highest point since the second World War. There are reports that Canadian Forces are looking to establish bases overseas. In an effort to gain more influence in Washington and elevate its status in NATO, Canada has taken on a key role in military operations in Libya. It has extended its mission in Afghanistan which has transitioned from a combat role to a training capacity. There are also growing concerns over its decision to purchase 65 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets which is tied to plans for a North American security perimeter.

The end results of a fully integrated continental security perimeter could sacrifice what is left of Canadian sovereignty and independence. This could bring its military, security and foreign policy under the umbrella of a single, U.S.-dominated North American Command.
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