Quote: Originally Posted by Tyr
I'm very clear on Canada's obligations to NATO. Are you?
Yes I am very clear on Canada's obligations to NATO.
You statement above obviates Canada's obligation, much like say going after Somali pirates if they hijack a Danish ship. It may be dictated by the gov't "flavour of the day", but it's not an obligation.
No it doesn't. I thought you said you knew what Canada's obligations to NATO were. I am not sure what you mean by this statement but you should know that there are international laws that obligate a Canadian vessel that is able to assist a Danish ship or any other for that matter that is under distress by pirates or any other mishap for that matter.
Now I suppose would be a good time to go to the NATO site and have yourself a read so that you don't make mistakes like that again.
NATO's intent has never been to become a "bounty hunter"
Who said they are?
If you are deluded enough to think this is a "NATO" operation, then one would think that the full force of NATO should be there including;
So you're saying NATO isn't in Afghanistan? Or that NATO is there except there are some NATO countries that aren't there?
Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Portugal, Slovakia, Quote has been trimmed
Please, take a look at who is there.
Were they excused for "recess" and never came back? Beyond the fact that Greece, Hungary and Portugal have larger armed forces than Canada, you'd think they would have contributed?
Their reasons are their own. I suspect we would have a much larger contingent over there if we could support it.
Turkey (who has a much more vested interest in the region) committed to half the amount of troops Canada did. Make sense to you?
Yeah with a war going on in Iraq I suspect they do have other things on their mind do you?
So, sorry, the NATO committment angle doesn't wash even to back up an irrational argument. Next, rationalization no doubt be a NORAD committment, so save your breathe that won't wash either
NATO is in Afghanistan regardless of your acceptance of that. We're a part of NATO and we're a part of the force there. I haven't seen a single thing in what you posted to refute what I posted. You are wrong on a number of points which you are free to review at your leisure. I would suggest a reading of the NATO site a priority for you.