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Old 06-06-2012, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Mississippi Delta!
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"Peacekeeping" is great as long as there is peace. But if "peacekeepers" are attacked, then there isn't any peace!

Besides peacekeeping, has Canada been successful at peace making using non-violent means?
I wonder if in the arena of foreign affairs, Canada sometimes acts as "good cop" to the United States's "bad cop".

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Old 06-10-2012, 12:20 AM
 
Location: The heart of Cascadia
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America's military is as much a liability as an asset to Canada.
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Mississippi Delta!
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America's military is as much a liability as an asset to Canada.
Are you afraid the U.S. will invade Canada?
Maybe that's why there is a military base at Moose Jaw!
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:42 AM
 
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Are you afraid the U.S. will invade Canada?
Maybe that's why there is a military base at Moose Jaw!
Naaah; invasion, maybe not. The rest of the world might have something to say about that in a unified response. It's just that whenever the two forces are allied; the marching orders or mission statements are generally being given via the U.S. through it's higher profile with either NATO or the U.N.

Those mission/marching orders or REO's are often in direct conflict with the type of engagement methods Canada has often seen good results with.

The recent public oversight of a Canadian Officer in the Libya campaign, although refreshing to see, was only granted due to Obama's not wishing to be seen as the aggressor in yet another mid-east incursion and there were going to be NO boots on the ground.

The truth though was the whole thing was run behind the scenes by the U.N.'s Commander in the theater who was an American. In other words the Canadian ultimately reported back to an American U.N. military commander.
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