It Begins: Canada To Send Military Equipment To Ukraine

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And so it begins.

Moments ago Bloomberg reported, citing Defense minister Rob Nicholson speaking in Trenton, Ontario, that Canada, a NATO member, will send military equipment to Ukraine. Ukraine will in turn supposedly use supplies to protect eastern border Nicholson speaking to reporters, although perhaps one should ask ISIS where US military equipment that was meant for Al-Qaeda, pardon, Syrian rebels to dethrone Assad ended up...

To be sure this expansion is purely symbolic however the first formal entrance of a NATO member into the Ukraine conflict will assure it only escalates from here.

What happens next is anyone's guess, however with this formal expansion of the "regional" proxy war to include western powers, thereby making the new Cold War quite warm, Putin will certainly take an appropriate response seeing what was until now a confined civil war involving "only" Ukraine participants, if only on paper, expand into global. Keep in mind that while Putin may well have been supporting the east Ukraine rebels, there was never any formal admission of this. Now that brand new NATO forces will be effectively on the Russian borders, the Kremlin may have just the pretext it needed to justify its military expansion into a conflict which it will claim is merely for self-preservation against clear NATO involvement and expansion, i.e., "defensive."

Furthemore, since Canada is now involved, expect other NATO member countries to also jump in, thus provoking the Russian bear that much more and leading to a sequence of events that will hardly be pleasant for anyone.

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Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:49 | 5059979 ekm1
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Reminder:

 

Canada and USA have merged their defense into NORAD.

 

http://www.norad.mil/

 

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:53 | 5060017 Pladizow
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Where was that Canadian military equipment made? - Hmmmmmm

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:01 | 5060077 Urban Roman
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In other news, the "Date lovely Russian women" sidebar ads on ZH have been swapped out with Ukrainian women. 

Lovely Ukies   ( Y ) ...

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:05 | 5060104 Headbanger
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So how many canoes, snow shoes and hockey masks is it really?

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:07 | 5060122 Lost My Shorts
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Maybe they are planning to offload some of those red coats like in the picture.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:15 | 5060188 smlbizman
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dudley do right will put the evil snidley whiplash is his place....

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:27 | 5060239 Manthong
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WTF is wrong with those hosers??

..and what Gay Pride Parade was that picture taken at?

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:45 | 5060401 Divided States ...
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Canada is just the lap dogs' chew toy

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:47 | 5060404 maskone909
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get canada on the horn now!!

we need a fresh shipment of molsen ice and denim sportswear STAT

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:20 | 5060552 Buckaroo Banzai
Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:27 | 5060594 Anusocracy
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A Canadian is an American who thinks he's a Canadian.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:38 | 5060616 Latina Lover
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What a disgrace! I hope Russia nukes them hosers.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:40 | 5060680 Latina Lover
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I wonder what the NSA has on the Prime Minister of Canada, to make him do something so stupid. Perhaps he was caught in the toilet with some underage boys>>>?

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:51 | 5060720 BLOTTO
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Thank God Canada didnt send in Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird...

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They would attack us Canucks right away after talking/seeing that guy.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 16:14 | 5060875 Patriot Eke
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There are already Poles, Africans, and other mercenaries there along with a ton of contractors too.  The resistance has wiped out so much of their equipment that this report does not surprise me.  Both sides are getting groups of fighters and equipment from outside sources.  Some of the Oligarchs have private armies as well.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 16:19 | 5060910 onewayticket2
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all i can hear is Boris saying, "Surrender pronto or we'll bomb Toronto!"

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 16:21 | 5060926 James_Cole
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Abandon all hope russia, the canadians are coming!

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 16:57 | 5061105 SMG
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Make no mistake, WWIII is coming.  These are the opening acts.  The Luciferian Oligarchs are going to get us down to 500 mil one way or another.   You have about 4-8 years to get ready. Unless we overthrow the Oligarchs by then. 

 http://www.worldaffairsbrief.com/keytopics/threats.html

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 17:05 | 5061142 walküre
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I will have time to quit working and travel all over the world?

I'm not so sure about that. 2 years tops.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 17:37 | 5061275 Quus Ant
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I give it two weeks. 

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 19:46 | 5061391 The Limerick King
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Beware of us war-like Canucks

We're friendly but ornery fucks

The Russians should fear

Us sending our gear

A rusty old tank and two trucks

 

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 23:17 | 5063193 Rusty Shorts
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Ranger Gord - Canadien Ranger

 RED GREEN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQD7ArOHpQI

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 17:01 | 5061120 Herd Redirectio...
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BLAME CANADA!   BLAME CANADAAAAA!

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 17:47 | 5061319 Sheikh_Speare
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+1 for the Canadian Bacon reference

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 23:34 | 5063274 Rusty Shorts
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.

 

 

Red Green Show...

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33MVXDXyMFY

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 23:35 | 5063280 Son of Loki
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I think Hussein O'Bama is a genius persuading the EU and Canadians to throw themselves under the bus for us. Why wasste our own Yutes when they are so willing and ready to jump at our beckoning?

You don't give Barry enuff credit.

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 02:48 | 5063753 conscious being
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Son of, its not Barry that's so persuasive. Its the NSA.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 16:30 | 5060961 Alvin 4 Truth
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PM Harper is controlled by a small group of Jewish elite in Montreal and Toronto also. He has to humor them at the very least over this Ukraine business. If Harper was to lose the next election the radical left would win, the "Canadian Obama" Justin Trudeau would be in charge. It's basically a choice between 2 turds, Harper is the least smelly one.  

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 17:41 | 5061292 August
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Lots of Ukrainians out in the Prairie Provinces, many of whom are 20th century arrivals and can be presumed to be somewhat (or very) anti-Russian. 

Between the urban internationalist turd-lickers, the downhome Ukies of Saskatchewan, and his freedom-loving southern neighbor, Harper's decision is a no-brainer.  So to speak.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 18:05 | 5061410 Son of Loki
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Every day the "news" shocks me. Canadians now war-mongering....WFT!?

 

The next thing you'll tell me is we are bringing Ebola into the country intentionanlly!

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 18:10 | 5061418 Not Too Important
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"I wonder what the NSA has on the Prime Minister of Canada, to make him do something so stupid. Perhaps he was caught in the toilet with some underage boys>>>?"

Google 'Canadian Holocaust'. They were all in the toilet with little kids, then cut them up into pieces for Lord Lucifer and threw the pieces (what they didn't eat) into big pits. Leads straight to London and Rome.

Fuckers. Gawd, I hope there's a Hell.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 19:23 | 5061814 strannick
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They will go to their eternal reward, as will we.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 17:42 | 5061296 richsob
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To Latina Lover: Oh hell yes.  Let's kill millions of innocent people in Canada.  Then we can kill millions of innocent people in Russia and the U.S. too  Fuck you, loser.  You are the worst kind of moron on this website and that's saying a lot.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 18:52 | 5061636 the phantom
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You do understand that terms like "break a leg" don't actually mean you want someone to break their leg, right? 

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:21 | 5060555 Proofreder
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Molson

Damn good beer

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 16:42 | 5061029 Seek_Truth
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Agree, especially Molson Canadian.

Also LaBatt's Blue. and anything by UniBrew.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 16:43 | 5061034 debtor of last ...
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“When I treat with my enemies,” Belisarius said, “I am more accustomed to give than to receive counsel; but I hold in one hand inevitable ruin, in the other peace and freedom.”

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/08/06/will-putin-realize-russia-hol...

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 16:52 | 5061080 pot_and_kettle
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+1 due to respect for all-but-forgotten heroes of antiquity

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 02:52 | 5063755 conscious being
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That's harsh. PCRs not that old.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 17:34 | 5061260 Seek_Truth
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Indeed - as PCR states: " Putin can bring down the economies of Europe and throw all of Europe into political and economic chaos simply by turning off the energy supply. Putin would not have to turn off the energy supply for very long before Europe tells Washington good-bye and comes to terms with Russia. The longer Putin waits, the longer Europe has to prepare against Russia’s best weapon that can be used to peacefully resolve the conflict that Washington has orchestrated."

Stick a fork in it.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 23:33 | 5063272 Implied Violins
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Remember that old joke, "Why is drinking American beer like having sex on a boat? Because it's fucking close to water."

Well, Canadians just fuck right in the water.

Here's a REAL beer - and it's even American!

http://www.northcoastbrewing.com/beer-rasputin.htm

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:22 | 5060562 Howard_Roark0112
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Didn't they make a John Candy movie with this plot line?

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 16:25 | 5060936 Meat Hammer
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How's it going Denim Dan? You look like the president, chairman, and CEO of Levi Straus. Hey where'd you get the Canadian tuxedo?

http://www.moviequotedb.com/movies/super-troopers/character_2331.html

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:49 | 5060420 froze25
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The situation is deteriorating and the Kenyan or son of Frank Marshal Davis has only worsen it.  Also I love the 1984 refrence.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:03 | 5060480 MalteseFalcon
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OK time to re-stage the battle of Kursk. On the eastern side we have Russia. And on the western side we have .......Canada.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:45 | 5060705 Freddie
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Canada is a another dual citizen state.  Come on Canada - have some balls.  Send some young Canadian men to Uke.  Show how tough you are. 

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:22 | 5060257 0b1knob
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Includes this fine example of French Canadian military technology.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGf-sS4js5Y

 

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:24 | 5060274 taraxias
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Fuck you zionist neocon Harper.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:37 | 5060351 Juno Rock
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Really! What the hell is King Harper and his conservative government getting the Canadian people into? We have NO BUSINESS meddling in this mess, that the Americans started! Harper and his conservatives are TRULY the American lap dog! Sit up. Play dead. Roll over. Good boy! Here's a bone. Now go away!   

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