What do you just stare at Canadian Content 24/7?
You really are a LONER. The Wolf part is just compensating for something else.
You ought to be polishing up on your ASW instead of following me like a puppy.
If you do some research on the topic you will find that ASW was not deployed. Military excersises do not encompass every facet of war fighting. The USN was not deploying ASW and that was that. The thing is that Canadians LOVE to roll and gloat over this stuff and HATE when they are called out as for what they are.
Some Canadians love to bash the US at every turn because they feel inferior. Why is that? Why is it that they love to do that and then go banannas when Americans snap back?
What do you call significant?
Can you explain what war did Canada beat us in? Where did the US surrender to Canada? Do you have the surrender documents?
Or are you going to be silly and say that Canada won the War of 1812 as only Canada does? Both the Americans and the British laugh at Canada's claim to have won that war. Canada was not even a country then.
As far as Canada's "significant" contribution to the Afghanistan war, I suggest you click on the link I posted above and look at the faces of Canadians who have died there before you belittle their sacrifices.
I am forced to agree that some Canadians exhibit the nastiest symptoms of an inferiority complex when dealing with Americans......and I don't like them treating our friends that way.
As for the war of 1812, it was a British war, not a Canadian war...........we were along for the ride, but we were a minor factor in that war.....
What we CAN claim credit for is the successful resistance to numerous US invasions........in both the War of Independence and the War of 1812. The Yanks were decisively sent home with their tails between their legs anytime they ventured into Canada........
BTW, I don't think there is documentation of any surrender by the United States to the Vietnamese either......but no one claims you won THAT war........
I agree with the majority of the post that included this quote EAO, but I have to say in the Americans defence......I didn't see them belittling our sacrifice........
My but aren't you full of yourself. Polishing up? Thank you, no. I did my time...
If you would engage your brain before your mouth went into gear you might realize there is a vast difference between passive detection and active Anti Submarine Warfare technique. Vigilance is everything. Without it, you have ships sinking and airplanes flying into buildings. If you are the quality of soldier guarding your country, God help America!
EDIT: BTW this post is NOT anti-American or America bashing. It is anti-troll
Once again this equipment has to be deployed. You cannot expect me to believe that Canada's Navy is constantly engaged in ASW 24/7. I know that you can't because the Russians just recently planted a Russian flag on the bottom of waters that Canada claims to be their own. Now how did that pesky sub get so close? Not just that... the dog gone DUTCH planted a flag on a Canadian island!
So... spare me the eternal vigilance garbage.
In my time it was Argus. Now, Auroras patrol 24/7. As I have attempted to explain to you, there is a vast difference between patrol and ASW. CAF patrols are more apt to assist fisheries and find polluters than seek out subs today - but they watch.
How did that pesky sub get so close? Close to what? The North Pole is international water. Considering it was a miniature, it was likely tended by one of the two Russian research ships that were there. I think you have misunderstood. Canada doesn't claim ownership. The seabed in question is clearly beyond our Arctic archipeligo and the continental shelf. Russian claims it as part of their continental shelf although it is well beyond their 200 mile limit. Canada disputes the claim.
BTW ... it was the Danish who planted their flag on a disputed rock a half mile in diameter between Elsemere Island and Greenland.
Spare you eternal vigilance? If only you had that luxury.
Really now... your foreign minister tends to think different.
Canada, meanwhile, plans to spend $7.5 billion to build and operate up to eight Arctic patrol ships in a bid to help protect its sovereignty.
Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay said planting a flag will not change the claim to the region.
"There is no question over Canadian sovereignty in the Arctic. We've made that very clear. We established a long time ago that these are Canadian waters and this is Canadian property," MacKay told CBC News.
"You can't go around the world these days dropping a flag somewhere, this isn't the 14th or 15th century. "
So it was the Danes then. They still did it and there was not anyone around to even protest.
On the east side, recent surveys show that disputed rock is closer to Greenland than to any island claimed by Canada. The Danes are probably correct in claming that rock.Quote has been trimmed, See full post:
On the west side, the US/Canadian border in the Beaufort Sea north of Alaska/Yukon is also disputed. The treaty between Canada and the US only define the land border. Offshore the dividing line should legally be based on distance to shore. In this case the US has a legitimate claim to areas claimed by Canada.
Canada could also go an plant a flag beside the Russian flag and sign a treaty recognizing their claim, if they recognize our claim. The Danes and the US could also plant their flags there too.
Submarines regularly travel through Canadian arctic waters undetected and unchallenged. We don't need to patrol these waters with warships to claim them. We just need the ability to detect and sink if necessary ships and submarines. The cheapest way to do that is with ice penetrating torpedoes dropped by aircraft.
Canada should welcome ships travelling through the North West Passage, as long as they have insurance to cover expenses in the event of an oil spill or rescue. The problem with this area being an international waterway is that the ships could pollute Canada's arctic and Canada is left with the responsibility to clean it up.
The uninvited guest: Chinese sub pops up in middle of U.S. Navy exercise, leaving military chiefs red-faced
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Perhaps clicking on a link to verify may have spared you the effort of extracting your foot from your mouth again - or perhaps you just like the taste of toejam.
Unless you have changed your numeral system, the end digit in that year appears remarkably like a seven.
Enjoy your crow....
No... please enjoy yours.
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