Don't answer that, it's a rhetorical question.
Early last week it was announced that Harper's EnviroCan was relocating its Pacific emergency oil spill operations to Quebec which a suspicious mind might connect somehow to Harper's insane obsession with ramping up British Columbia's probability of massive oil spills from his bitumen oil tanker initiative.
But Quebec wasn't far enough for the Canadian navy Acoustic Data Analysis Centre (Pacific) that collects and analyzes acoustic intelligence from the Pacific Ocean. ADAC-P is now being shut down and moved to, wait for it, Halifax. Just as British Columbia's emergency oil spill problems are to be left to a team in distant Quebec, so our Pacific naval intelligence can be left to the Atlantic Command.
Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but the U-boat threat ended in 1945, right? And the Soviet subs were pretty much beached when the CCCP broke up, eh? "The Hunt for Red October" is, after all, just a movie. But the Threat du Jour is supposedly China, isn't it? And that's why the US is shifting its attention from the Middle East to East Asia and the Pacific, right? So why in hell are we consolidating any defence function, especially a Pacific Ocean acoustic intelligence operation, to Halifax? Shouldn't the Atlantic guys be moved to Esquimalt?
British Columbia is relatively undefended. When a Korean-bound flight out of Vancouver had to be turned around over the Charlottes due to a bomb call, we had to rely on American fighters from Oregon to escort the aircraft to our very own Royal Canadian Air Force base, Comox. That's because we don't have any fighter/interceptor force on the left coast. Except for the Americans it's undefended airspace. And the F-35 isn't going to change that one bit.
The focus of this century won't be Fort McMurray. It's the Pacific and, for Canada, that means British Columbia. There's not much good that can come to Canada by ignoring that.
"But the Threat du Jour is supposedly China, isn't it? And that's why the US is shifting its attention from the Middle East to East Asia and the Pacific, right? So why in hell are we consolidating any defence function, especially a Pacific Ocean acoustic intelligence operation, to Halifax? Shouldn't the Atlantic guys be moved to Esquimalt?"
Under Harper, Canada is returning to its colonial heritage, with a new colonial master....China.
This is why Harper chose to celebrate our colonial service to Britain in the War of 1812, but not so much the patriation of the BNA and Charter. There is no reason to defend against our owner and colonial master, China. See the secret visit of a high Chinese official recently in Ottawa, for secret meetings with his colonial regent/governor Harper.
China owns BC, there is nothing to defend.
Campbell shipped BC mills to China, along with our raw logs. Freighter after freighter has steamed to China loaded down with our raw logs. So many logs, our mills in the Caribou, are running out of wood. There will be 2800 BC mill people laid off. Bob Simpson said, quite a lot on the subject.
China owns BC mines. China will bring their own people to work the mines too. I don't know how many mines going into Northern BC are owned by China and the U.S. However, the workers Christy says she must import, will likely be mostly Chinese. The U.S. will likely bring their own miners to BC mines as well. The U.S. brought their own people for, the tear down of the smelter in Kitimat.
Campbell thieved and sold BC assets and resources. He and Harper worked frantically to dismantle BC, before Campbell got the boot.
As I said, the BC people own nothing in this province. Everything was thieved and sold. The BCR, our logs, our rivers, our mines, our natural gas. Everything Christy is doing in BC, roads and such, is for the benefit of China, not for her people. She too works for Harper, just as Campbell did.
Geez, people in BC have a hate-on for Fort McMurray....odd since half the people I know here were originally born there.
We don't hate Fort McMurray, WWU. It's you we don't much care for and I speak for the entire population of BC on that point.
The worst part is a lot of people in BC would probably still vote for the BC "Liberal" party given the chance. Thank goodness for the BC Conservative party splitting some of their vote.
Canada's BC coast does not need to be defended? Where the heck are people living if they believe that drival?
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