Wednesday, February 23, 2011

"Canada, U.S. agree to use each other’s troops in civil emergencies." Plus why the Canadian flag has a maple leaf. reports:

Canada and the U.S. have signed an agreement that paves the way for the militaries from either nation to send troops across each other’s borders during an emergency, but some are questioning why the Harper government has kept silent on the deal.

Now, before any NWO freaks get their black helicopter shorts in a wad, here, from Wikipedia are the manpower statistics of the Canadian armed forces:

Military age 16 – 60 years old
Conscription No
Active personnel 67,756 (31 Dec 09) (ranked 58th)
Reserve personnel 23,599 (paid primary); 4,229 (Rangers) 19,288 (Supplementary)
Deployed personnel 3,600

Okay, now that ain't enough to secure ONE major US city (or Winston County, Alabama, come to that) if it doesn't want to be secured. True the Canadians have some few regular troops that are among the best in the world, but the accent is on FEW. So while Alex Jones and Mark Koernke will be crapping all over themselves about this story, I wouldn't worry about it.

But since somebody brought up the subject of Canada, I thought, in interest of complete disclosure and possible conflicts of interest, that I should tell you that one of my great-great grandmothers was French Canadian, a daughter of lumberjacks named Nellie Bean (Anglicized from "Bien"). There was no love lost however between my grandfather Vanderboegh and Canadians despite the blood tie. In fact he had internalized the natural Wolverine allergy to Canadians.

He once asked me, "You know why Canada puts a Maple Leaf on its flag?" No, I didn't, I replied, innocently gullible. "Because," he explained with a grin, "that's what lumberjacks wipe their asses with."

"And," he added, do you know why its red?" I shook my head. "Because Canucks all have hemorrhoids."

Of course, this post is all just a cheap excuse to play Monty Python's Lumberjack Song.


Doc Enigma said...

NWO aside, the issue is not whether or not the Canadian military could subdue a county, city, or state. Would the same humor exist if, say, the Mexican Army had a MOA with the US military to provide 'aid' to any of the Southwestern states in the event of a civil 'emergency'?

The issue is that armed, foreign troops on US soil performing a police action with powers of arrest against US citizens would be an act of war and the citizenry would have moral justification to forcibly resist.

Further, the MOA between the two countries is tantamount to an unratified treaty, which is null and void.

While Jones and Koernke are pot-stirring sensationalists, and any information they repeat or release must, in fact, be sifted through the seine of logic and reason, an old axiom comes to mind:

"Even a blind squirrel gets an acorn now and again."

Foreign troops deployed on US soil in a 'real world' operation without benefit of a duly ratified treaty constitutes a line in concrete.

Arclight said...

Hey, why didn't they sign the same agreement with Mexico?

Anonymous said...

“Okay, now that ain't enough to secure ONE major US city (or Winston County, Alabama, come to that) if it doesn't want to be secured.”

“If it doesn’t want to be secured.”

That “if” is what this whole thing hinges on is it not?

Seems that the majority of public “educated” brain dead citizenry of this country are more that willing to be “secured”, terrorized, beaten, raped, or killed by anyone in a government issued costume, whom they have been so efficiently indoctrinated to worship and be subservient to.

Anonymous said...


Seems we might need other troops to enforce our wishes. After all, they'll have no interest in the Constitution and bill of rights and certainly not the second amendment.

I'm sure any "inappropriate actions" would be viewed as an "aberration" and an "isolated incident."

I'm sure that somebody might view it, or report it, that way.

Arctic Patriot said...

We trained with the Canadian "Royal Dragoons" (Tankers) in Fort Drum, New York.

Good folks, good soldiers, very aggressive. They also were allowed to drink beer during FTXs. Their tanks' ammo compartments were made into coolers.

While I'm not a NWO guy, the thought of foreign troops on American soil, for any reason other than very small units training with American troops bothers me to no end.

I agree with you though Mike, the Canadian military is very small, and even in the most dire emergency is unlikely to send enough troops here to secure even one major US city.


I'll never look at maple leaves the same.


Anonymous said...

Gee, wonder if it is limited to ONLY Canadians, or allows other countries' troops "assigned" to Canada to participate as well?

No doubt they are all well versed in US law.

GunRights4US said...

Frankly, if troops from Lichtenstein (or whatever foreign country of your choosing) were deployed here, regardless of the purpose - I'm SHOOTING 'em!

oldsmobile98 said...

I was going to say "What about the Posse Comitatus Act?", but after a little research, it looks like it's effectively been gutted.

d3vnull said...

That is right - no one ever talks about a NWO, and foreign troops potentially on our soil is a conspiracy theory. Go back to sleep slave! :)

Spitnyri said...

Blue Helmets, Black Masks or Red Coats..

no difference but the aiming point.

Bad Cyborg said...

The more (tangos) the merrier. A Canuk dies as easily as anyone else. So the environment up north becomes a bit more "target rich". Not a problem. Some people think their .50 cal rifle is somewhat superior to Ronnie Barett's. Fires the same ammo, though.

His Most Divine and Holy Majesty must be getting a tad worried.


Bad Cyborg X

Anonymous said...

This has happened before with air assets. In 2007, when the F-15C fleet was grounded for metal fatigue inspections after the Missouri crash, NORAD (which is a joint US-Canadian command) shifted several CF-18 Hornets to Elmendorf AFB to cover the gap in air defense coverage. They were there about four weeks if I remember right, enough time to get Elmendorf's Eagles certified for operations again.

Anonymous said...

It's not a question of whether the Canadians are BIG enough militarily, to matter. It's a question of INVITING foreign troops, in any unit size, to come to this country to "assist" in emergencies. It's not the size of the foreign force, it's the fact that the Marxist and illegal Kenyan obama AGREED to allow foreign troops to OPERATE here !

We're getting closer and closer to armed conflict in this country. Keep your powder dry.