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.
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
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.