The U.S. paid for NATO: $30 trillion and counting

“…The best Canada could do to assist in a serious conflict between NATO and a major power would be to build giant catapults and launch our burning used submarines from the UK and some decrepit Sea King helicopters at the opponent. We all know the Sea Kings couldn’t fly themselves to the front lines — they would undoubtedly crash along the way — and the submarines couldn’t get there on their own, either, without self-igniting, melting, and then sinking. So we’d need to ask for help getting our junk to the theatre before launching it with the hopes that the mass of the metal falling from the sky will crush a nearby Russian tank or two.”

  • bob e

    Good comment, BCF .. Why the hell should Canada
    have to do anything other than keep all muslims out of
    north american climes ..

  • simus1

    The junky subs were bought to keep shipyards busy modifying and repairing them.
    Defending the country was way down the list of priorities.
    They are performing their mission with great success.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Interesting take.
      I never thought of it like that.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Those horrible, warmongering Americans!

    • Clink9

      “I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it.”

      I think that line was written for millions of Canadians.

      • Minicapt

        Nope …
        The USN used to talk about how they detected and prosecuted a Pakistani sub trying to sneak up on a Carrier Group. They ceased after word got out that the frigate which did the dirty deed was an “HMCS”.


    • dance…dancetotheradio

      As a Canadian, I’d like to think that we’ve maybe pulled fifty percent of our weight.
      Falling short on the money side but we’ve lost a bunch of people in Afghanistan.
      I’ve always thought Bush was wrong for going into Iraq and Afghanistan with the intent of democratizing them.
      They can’t be democratized.

  • bverwey

    Good for the USA I say to call out Nato member countries to pull up their boot straps.

    Canada has for years been protected by the expenditures of U$ dollars and despite having PMSH in office all those years we have not paid our own way in equipment procurement.

    Instead our brave soldiers has given all. My gratitude forever in the treasure of their blood in what continues to be a fight against evil. We have been there but IMO and maybe not to the extent we should have been. It saddens me to think about it.

    I’ve got a few items I could bring along if the country was pressed. I’m an old guy but would do it … for I think that’s what it’s coming down to all too soon. I trust in God and believe I am in his hands.