article proclaiming that "Canada will buy F-35 joint strike fighter, no matter the cost."
This joker has the critical thinking skills of a 6-year old at Christmas. Who is feeding Fisher information is unknown but his appetite for gullibility is plainly insatiable.
Fisher says that Japan's decision to buy the F-35 means everyone else will too.
There is no chance that Canada will cancel its order for about 65 F-35 joint strike fighters.
That fact was underlined again this week with reports from Japan that before Christmas, Tokyo will announce its intention to buy as many as 50 of the state-ofthe-art stealth warplanes.
Fisher assures Canadian readers that Japan even considered rival aircraft including the Eurofighter Typhoon and the F-18 Superhornet. In other words, Japan has done all the looking anyone needed. It didn't occur to the astonishingly simplistic Fisher that Japan would have considered the competition, even if superficially, according to Japanese requirements or that Japan's situation might be vastly different than Canada's. It's all one-size-fits-all for PostMediaBoy.
Hmm, now let me see. Just how big is Japan? How big is Canada? Who are its neighbours? What sorts of potential threats do they present? How does that compare with Canada? How much space does Japan have to defend? Canada? What other aircraft does Japan operate and how will they be used in conjunction with the F-35s if they ever materialize? What support aircraft - refueling tankers, airborne warning and control aircraft - does Japan operate? How many US military airbases are in Japan?
The point is, Japan is entirely different than Canada and so are its military needs. Only a buffoon would mask one with the other to blur the gaping differences. The man is a fool or, worse, a shill.
That he's more shill than fool comes through when Fisher spins this whopper:
"Australia has been so keen to acquire the F-35 that when its order for about 100 of the new aircraft was delayed, Canberra chose to purchase a small number of F-18 Super Hornets, which are largely based on 30-year-old technologies, as a stopgap measure until it can receive its joint strike fighters."