Thats not all, as soon as we find the keys to our tank we'll be sending it along as well!!
Seriously, our military is in sad, sad shape. One of my friends was overseas in Bosnia and our army was not even able to provide him with a uniform that would fit him. He is 6'5, nothing that unusual. To put things in perspective, we have more police offices in the central area of Toronto than our whole armed forces combined. I think our intrepid leader, Mr. Jean Chretien, has become way too dependant on military force south of the border.
Steve Normington Member
Posts: 7663 From: Mesa, AZ, USA Registered: Apr 2001
we stand united fierohoho! ...now where did i put my sling shot?hmmm...
that is why when president Bush was thanking everone for joining in for the fight against terrorisim...he didn't thank us...this didn't bother me because i no why he didn't...he later said how you shouldn't have to thank your "brothers" when they help you out, they are family ...always there for you.
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Posts: 5832 From: Nova Scotia, Canada Registered: Jul 2001
Good natured joking aside, Canada just sent 1/3 of it's Navy as support in the effort. The Canadian and U.S. Navy conduct joint exercises on a continuous basis to the point they are already fully integrated when the need arises.
Posts: 7375 From: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Registered: Jan 2001
I was reading that our F-18's now have night vision and they updated the avionics so that they can carry laser guided bombs. You have to give kudos to the canadian pilots, who have been remarkably successful in their strikes without the aid of newer tech. I still wish I could have made it into our airfoce. I was in AirCadets for five years before my vision took a turn for the worse
Posts: 612 From: Ottawa, ON, Canada Registered: Jun 2001
Talking about armed forces that are a joke. Well our navy isn't even big enough to protect 10% of our coastline. Our airforce buys all the obsolete planes and stuff from the USA. Our army has umm, ahhh a pretty uniform
But I suppose we did manage to take back East Timor from the Indonesian backed militants. So now the Indonesian muslims hate us.
Seems in most wars though in history if the USA or Britain needs some cannon fodder for the front lines they are all to quick to send in the Aussies. Which really does interupt our beach and pub time
Originally posted by Wolfhound: Good natured joking aside, Canada just sent 1/3 of it's Navy as support in the effort. The Canadian and U.S. Navy conduct joint exercises on a continuous basis to the point they are already fully integrated when the need arises.
Canada's navy is pretty weak but...
Canada and the U.S. do these combat navy simulations and so of course the us has this huge fleet of battleships and destroyers etc etc. While the canadians have a few destroyers, couple subs, etc. (No Battleships)
So what the Canadians did was group their destoyers in a line so it looked like a big battleship on the radar of the americans. So they knew that Canada had no battleships os they let this group of ships come right in between them and destroy most of the fleet. (In the simulation of course)
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Oct 14th, 2001
Posts: 14436 From: Calgary, Canada Registered: Nov 1999