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(CityNews Toronto)   Canada sending military supplies to Ukraine, say they are pleased that their equipment was finally doing what it was designed for, defending against 1970s-era Soviet Union equipment somewhere in Europe   (citynews.ca) divider line 50
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2014-08-08 04:35:00 PM  
America and our other friends should send arms and funds to Ukraine to help them fight off the Russians, IMHO.
 
2014-08-08 06:24:16 PM  
I wouldn't be surprised if weapons and munitions started getting shipped soon instead of sleeping bags. I don't think we are going to see an actual world war over Ukraine but I wouldn't rule out a Cold War style proxy war. Those were always lots of fun right folks?
 
2014-08-08 06:24:46 PM  
Good.
 
2014-08-08 06:26:06 PM  
My father fought in Korea and my great uncle died at Ypres from the gas. I have nothing but the utmost respect for the Canadian military.

Having said that, that was a great headline!!!
 
2014-08-08 06:26:32 PM  
Ukraine is devolving into this century's Spanish Civil War. Not a good sign for the folks there.

Though I guess that is a matter of taste. I'd rather see my country reduced to rubble and millions die in a quick war than have a lower level war drag on for years and years.

I expect that they have already had assistance under the table but NATO is now willing to openly assist rather than denying the aid when questioned.
 
2014-08-08 06:29:55 PM  
Gotta secure those votes in the prairies.

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2014-08-08 06:30:03 PM  
So much win on that headline
 
2014-08-08 06:30:43 PM  

AirForceVet: America and our other friends should send arms and funds to Ukraine to help them fight off the Russians, IMHO.


Yeah, that's a great idea. What happens when they shoot down one of our C-130s?
 
2014-08-08 06:31:11 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-08-08 06:33:36 PM  
 

Ow! That was my feelings!: AirForceVet: America and our other friends should send arms and funds to Ukraine to help them fight off the Russians, IMHO.

Yeah, that's a great idea. What happens when they shoot down one of our C-130s?


Our Cf18s respond. They are now located in Lithuinia. Odd are they would provide escort
 
2014-08-08 06:34:59 PM  
www.journal.forces.gc.cawww.cbc.ca
richardhughes.ca

Good luck, team. We're counting on you.
 
2014-08-08 06:36:04 PM  

AirForceVet: America and our other friends should send arms and funds to Ukraine to help them fight off the Russians, IMHO.


Ukraine has tons of weapons.

What Ukraine needs is for their debts to be paid, not for McCain to get himself greased up in more corruption.
 
2014-08-08 06:39:15 PM  

rikkards: Ow! That was my feelings!: AirForceVet: America and our other friends should send arms and funds to Ukraine to help them fight off the Russians, IMHO.

Yeah, that's a great idea. What happens when they shoot down one of our C-130s?

Our Cf18s respond. They are now located in Lithuinia. Odd are they would provide escort


anotherschwab.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-08-08 06:40:11 PM  

AirForceVet: America and our other friends should send arms and funds to Ukraine to help them fight off the Russians, IMHO.


We are already providing them with the most valuable non-lethal thing we can give them - high tech intel. The transition to giving them lethal stuff is a line nobody is willing to cross - yet. At this point, it probably depends on how far Putin pushes things.
 
2014-08-08 06:40:40 PM  

AirForceVet: America and our other friends should send arms and funds to Ukraine to help them fight off the Russians, IMHO.


Being a member of NATO, that is what we are supposed to do. That is why we have NATO.
 
2014-08-08 06:44:56 PM  

badhatharry: AirForceVet: America and our other friends should send arms and funds to Ukraine to help them fight off the Russians, IMHO.

Being a member of NATO, that is what we are supposed to do. That is why we have NATO.


Ukraine is not a member of NATO. There are no vital interests at stake for America to risk going to war with the Russians over the Donbas.
 
2014-08-08 06:47:01 PM  
The only problem with Canadian gear is the maple smell. Camo can't cover that.
 
2014-08-08 06:57:15 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk
this guy strikes me as someone who does not know restraint. just a guess
 
2014-08-08 06:58:48 PM  
Too bad we don't have those new-fangled F-35s that we were thinking of purchasing, huh subs? How's that working out so far, by the way - do they outperform 70s-era aircraft yet?
 
2014-08-08 07:00:14 PM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: Good luck, team. We're counting on you.


Rita McNeil's dead. Anything that might get the other two shot is a fine use of my tax dollars.
 
2014-08-08 07:02:29 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: badhatharry: AirForceVet: America and our other friends should send arms and funds to Ukraine to help them fight off the Russians, IMHO.

Being a member of NATO, that is what we are supposed to do. That is why we have NATO.

Ukraine is not a member of NATO. There are no vital interests at stake for America to risk going to war with the Russians over the Donbas.


there is the pesky little detail of the treaty that the Ukraine signed when they gave up their nuclear arsenal, though
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_weapons_and_Ukraine#The_Budapes t_ Memorandums
 
2014-08-08 07:03:52 PM  

AirForceVet: America and our other friends should send arms and funds to Ukraine to help them fight off the Russians, IMHO.


yeah, you are right. It always works out so well for us when we invest billions in other peoples problems.
 
2014-08-08 07:04:20 PM  

RTOGUY: I wouldn't be surprised if weapons and munitions started getting shipped soon instead of sleeping bags. I don't think we are going to see an actual world war over Ukraine but I wouldn't rule out a Cold War style proxy war. Those were always lots of fun right folks?


If only there were some way to combine shipments of arms with the shipments of sleeping bags...
 
2014-08-08 07:08:26 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: badhatharry: AirForceVet: America and our other friends should send arms and funds to Ukraine to help them fight off the Russians, IMHO.

Being a member of NATO, that is what we are supposed to do. That is why we have NATO.

Ukraine is not a member of NATO. There are no vital interests at stake for America to risk going to war with the Russians over the Donbas.


Sucks for them. I bet they are wishing that they joined.

There are not vital interests for America in official members like Romania or Lithuania either but we will have to do something if Putin decides that they should be part of Russia again.
 
2014-08-08 07:09:55 PM  
How many bags of milk are they getting?
 
2014-08-08 07:10:00 PM  

CSM101: Ow! That was my feelings!: badhatharry: AirForceVet: America and our other friends should send arms and funds to Ukraine to help them fight off the Russians, IMHO.

Being a member of NATO, that is what we are supposed to do. That is why we have NATO.

Ukraine is not a member of NATO. There are no vital interests at stake for America to risk going to war with the Russians over the Donbas.

there is the pesky little detail of the treaty that the Ukraine signed when they gave up their nuclear arsenal, though
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_weapons_and_Ukraine#The_Budapes t_ Memorandu


Sorry boys, not enough brown people for Obama to bomb.
 
2014-08-08 07:11:40 PM  
Yes, Canada sucks SO bad.
Fresh water, fresh air, some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, the ability to go everywhere on the planet and not be despised, like Americans are.
I suppose the U.S.A. has to feel superior over SOMEONE, right? Yes, it's IMPORTANT that you guys have a VERY STRONG MILITARY. After all, you're going to be using it on your citizens very soon, after they realize they don't like every aspect of their lives being controlled and monitored.
USA! USA! USA!
PFFFFFT.
 
2014-08-08 07:13:26 PM  
Should be fine since Ruskies don't make anything anyway right?
 
2014-08-08 07:13:31 PM  

CSM101: Ow! That was my feelings!: badhatharry: AirForceVet: America and our other friends should send arms and funds to Ukraine to help them fight off the Russians, IMHO.

Being a member of NATO, that is what we are supposed to do. That is why we have NATO.

Ukraine is not a member of NATO. There are no vital interests at stake for America to risk going to war with the Russians over the Donbas.

there is the pesky little detail of the treaty that the Ukraine signed when they gave up their nuclear arsenal, though
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_weapons_and_Ukraine#The_Budapes t_ Memorandums


That hardly rises to the same level of a mutual defense pact. Tough shiat, I guess. Defending Ukraine is not in the US's best interests. Never was, never will be. Time is not on Putin's side. Eventually the bill will come due and we can watch him get devoured. Provoking a wider conflict is idiotic.
 
2014-08-08 07:14:00 PM  

JimEPage: Yes, Canada sucks SO bad.
Fresh water, fresh air, some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, the ability to go everywhere on the planet and not be despised, like Americans are.
I suppose the U.S.A. has to feel superior over SOMEONE, right? Yes, it's IMPORTANT that you guys have a VERY STRONG MILITARY. After all, you're going to be using it on your citizens very soon, after they realize they don't like every aspect of their lives being controlled and monitored.
USA! USA! USA!
PFFFFFT.


7/10 - I think you tried too hard, but you'll get lots of bites.
 
2014-08-08 07:15:28 PM  

badhatharry: Ow! That was my feelings!: badhatharry: AirForceVet: America and our other friends should send arms and funds to Ukraine to help them fight off the Russians, IMHO.

Being a member of NATO, that is what we are supposed to do. That is why we have NATO.

Ukraine is not a member of NATO. There are no vital interests at stake for America to risk going to war with the Russians over the Donbas.

Sucks for them. I bet they are wishing that they joined.

There are not vital interests for America in official members like Romania or Lithuania
either but we will have to do something if Putin decides that they should be part of Russia again.


Agreed. I'm of the opinion we over-expanding NATO. But we DO have a treaty with them, so defending them would be necessary.
 
2014-08-08 07:50:42 PM  

JimEPage: Yes, Canada sucks SO bad.
Fresh water, fresh air, some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, the ability to go everywhere on the planet and not be despised, like Americans are.
I suppose the U.S.A. has to feel superior over SOMEONE, right? Yes, it's IMPORTANT that you guys have a VERY STRONG MILITARY. After all, you're going to be using it on your citizens very soon, after they realize they don't like every aspect of their lives being controlled and monitored.
USA! USA! USA!
PFFFFFT.


Show us on the doll where the bad USian touched you.
 
2014-08-08 08:03:21 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: CSM101: Ow! That was my feelings!: badhatharry: AirForceVet: America and our other friends should send arms and funds to Ukraine to help them fight off the Russians, IMHO.

Being a member of NATO, that is what we are supposed to do. That is why we have NATO.

Ukraine is not a member of NATO. There are no vital interests at stake for America to risk going to war with the Russians over the Donbas.

there is the pesky little detail of the treaty that the Ukraine signed when they gave up their nuclear arsenal, though
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_weapons_and_Ukraine#The_Budapes t_ Memorandums

That hardly rises to the same level of a mutual defense pact. Tough shiat, I guess. Defending Ukraine is not in the US's best interests. Never was, never will be. Time is not on Putin's side. Eventually the bill will come due and we can watch him get devoured. Provoking a wider conflict is idiotic.


Considering that Putin has already threatened war with Canada over Arctic drilling and mining, wouldn't stopping Russian expansionism be of vital national interest? And isn't it such a major interest that we formed NATO specifically to block Russian expansionism in Europe before we had to fight them here?

If they aren't stopped now we will be fighting them later. They desperately need the Arctic resources for their long term survival. Putin has made that perfectly clear. And neither Canada nor US business interests are going to permit that.
 
2014-08-08 08:08:25 PM  

JimEPage: Yes, Canada sucks SO bad.
Fresh water, fresh air, some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, the ability to go everywhere on the planet and not be despised, like Americans are.
I suppose the U.S.A. has to feel superior over SOMEONE, right? Yes, it's IMPORTANT that you guys have a VERY STRONG MILITARY. After all, you're going to be using it on your citizens very soon, after they realize they don't like every aspect of their lives being controlled and monitored.
USA! USA! USA!
PFFFFFT.


img1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-08-08 08:15:15 PM  

BolloxReader: Considering that Putin has already threatened war with Canada over Arctic drilling and mining, wouldn't stopping Russian expansionism be of vital national interest? And isn't it such a major interest that we formed NATO specifically to block Russian expansionism in Europe before we had to fight them here?If they aren't stopped now we will be fighting them later. They desperately need the Arctic resources for their long term survival. Putin has made that perfectly clear. And neither Canada nor US business interests are going to permit that.


He is?

Russia is doomed, look at their demographics and economy. Putin's actions are just accelerating their demise. If Putin invades the Donbas, he now owns it and has to pay to rebuild it and support it. That would further accelerate Russia's collapse. No way we should allow ourselves to get dragged into a war with the Russians over the Donbas. Time is on our side. Contain the Bear as best we can and wait.
 
2014-08-08 08:45:25 PM  

RTOGUY: I wouldn't be surprised if weapons and munitions started getting shipped soon instead of sleeping bags. I don't think we are going to see an actual world war over Ukraine but I wouldn't rule out a Cold War style proxy war. Those were always lots of fun right folks?


You know who else misses the cold war?

www.mi6-hq.com
 
2014-08-08 08:46:06 PM  

JimEPage: Yes, Canada sucks SO bad.
Fresh water, fresh air, some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, the ability to go everywhere on the planet and not be despised, like Americans are.
I suppose the U.S.A. has to feel superior over SOMEONE, right? Yes, it's IMPORTANT that you guys have a VERY STRONG MILITARY. After all, you're going to be using it on your citizens very soon, after they realize they don't like every aspect of their lives being controlled and monitored.
USA! USA! USA!
PFFFFFT.


I have to admit, Montrealers really know how to cook, and their girls are not bad at all.

Where in Canada are y...*clicks*....ohhhhh, my condolences.
 
2014-08-08 09:13:43 PM  

BolloxReader: Ow! That was my feelings!: CSM101: Ow! That was my feelings!: badhatharry: AirForceVet: America and our other friends should send arms and funds to Ukraine to help them fight off the Russians, IMHO.

Being a member of NATO, that is what we are supposed to do. That is why we have NATO.

Ukraine is not a member of NATO. There are no vital interests at stake for America to risk going to war with the Russians over the Donbas.

there is the pesky little detail of the treaty that the Ukraine signed when they gave up their nuclear arsenal, though
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_weapons_and_Ukraine#The_Budapes t_ Memorandums

That hardly rises to the same level of a mutual defense pact. Tough shiat, I guess. Defending Ukraine is not in the US's best interests. Never was, never will be. Time is not on Putin's side. Eventually the bill will come due and we can watch him get devoured. Provoking a wider conflict is idiotic.

Considering that Putin has already threatened war with Canada over Arctic drilling and mining, wouldn't stopping Russian expansionism be of vital national interest? And isn't it such a major interest that we formed NATO specifically to block Russian expansionism in Europe before we had to fight them here?

If they aren't stopped now we will be fighting them later. They desperately need the Arctic resources for their long term survival. Putin has made that perfectly clear. And neither Canada nor US business interests are going to permit that.


I say we let Russia know the US will not fight them over Canada.
 
2014-08-08 09:38:44 PM  

JimEPage: Yes, Canada sucks SO bad.
Fresh water, fresh air, some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, the ability to go everywhere on the planet and not be despised, like Americans are.
I suppose the U.S.A. has to feel superior over SOMEONE, right? Yes, it's IMPORTANT that you guys have a VERY STRONG MILITARY. After all, you're going to be using it on your citizens very soon, after they realize they don't like every aspect of their lives being controlled and monitored.
USA! USA! USA!
PFFFFFT.


:sigh: Poe strikes again.
 
2014-08-09 01:11:04 AM  

CSM101: Ow! That was my feelings!: badhatharry: AirForceVet: America and our other friends should send arms and funds to Ukraine to help them fight off the Russians, IMHO.

Being a member of NATO, that is what we are supposed to do. That is why we have NATO.

Ukraine is not a member of NATO. There are no vital interests at stake for America to risk going to war with the Russians over the Donbas.

there is the pesky little detail of the treaty that the Ukraine signed when they gave up their nuclear arsenal, though
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_weapons_and_Ukraine#The_Budapes t_ Memorandums



A pesky little treaty the UK and the US signed.  Not Canada, not France nor Germany nor Italy nor any other of the NATO members.
 
2014-08-09 03:03:38 AM  

JimEPage: Yes, Canada sucks SO bad.


Honestly, most of the time we forget you guys are even there.
 
2014-08-09 06:11:59 AM  

ciberido: JimEPage: Yes, Canada sucks SO bad.

Honestly, most of the time we forget you guys are even there.


yep
 
2014-08-09 07:30:40 AM  

JimEPage: Yes, Canada sucks SO bad.
Fresh water, fresh air, some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, the ability to go everywhere on the planet and not be despised, like Americans are.
I suppose the U.S.A. has to feel superior over SOMEONE, right? Yes, it's IMPORTANT that you guys have a VERY STRONG MILITARY. After all, you're going to be using it on your citizens very soon, after they realize they don't like every aspect of their lives being controlled and monitored.
USA! USA! USA!
PFFFFFT.


"For some reason, a glazed look comes over people's faces when we say 'Canada'. Maybe we should invade South Dakota or something." -- Sandra , wife to the Canadian ambassador to the U.S.  (1981 to 1989)
 
2014-08-09 08:25:57 AM  

badhatharry: Ow! That was my feelings!: badhatharry: AirForceVet: America and our other friends should send arms and funds to Ukraine to help them fight off the Russians, IMHO.

Being a member of NATO, that is what we are supposed to do. That is why we have NATO.


There are not vital interests for America in official members like Romania or Lithuania either but we will have to do something if Putin decides that they should be part of Russia again.


Ukraine is not a member of NATO and Romania was never part of Russia. You should probably think twice about posting in Eastern European discussions.

//And I mean that in the nicest way. This is a Canadian thread, after all
 
2014-08-09 10:04:25 AM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: badhatharry: AirForceVet: America and our other friends should send arms and funds to Ukraine to help them fight off the Russians, IMHO.

Being a member of NATO, that is what we are supposed to do. That is why we have NATO.

Ukraine is not a member of NATO. There are no vital interests at stake for America to risk going to war with the Russians over the Donbas.


The US had no interests at stake  in Czechoslovakia around 1938/39 nor with Poland in 1939.  We had no intersts in China.

It does not take a PhD in history to recognize the similarities in Hitlers claims of a desire to protect ethnic German's in those countries and Putin's  similar  claims to protect ethnic Russians.  All that is missing right now is a  Russian equivalent of the Gleiwitz incident
 
2014-08-09 10:34:14 AM  

hasty ambush: The US had no interests at stake in Czechoslovakia around 1938/39 nor with Poland in 1939


The US, no. France and the UK, yes. They had treaty obligations with Czechoslovakia.

wiki/Western_betrayal#Czechoslovakia
 
2014-08-09 02:08:04 PM  

hasty ambush: Ow! That was my feelings!: badhatharry: AirForceVet: America and our other friends should send arms and funds to Ukraine to help them fight off the Russians, IMHO.

Being a member of NATO, that is what we are supposed to do. That is why we have NATO.

Ukraine is not a member of NATO. There are no vital interests at stake for America to risk going to war with the Russians over the Donbas.

The US had no interests at stake  in Czechoslovakia around 1938/39 nor with Poland in 1939.  We had no intersts in China.

It does not take a PhD in history to recognize the similarities in Hitlers claims of a desire to protect ethnic German's in those countries and Putin's  similar  claims to protect ethnic Russians.  All that is missing right now is a  Russian equivalent of the Gleiwitz incident


We are not talking about the Soviets here. The Russians do not have the resources, either military or otherwise, to threaten the rest of Europe. If Putin wants the Donbas, we can't stop him. But he can't afford it, so let him further hang himself. The idea he poses a military threat to the rest of Europe is absurd.
 
2014-08-09 02:26:25 PM  
Finally, our old junk gets to do what it is designed for! Fight the Russians in the 1970s.
 
2014-08-09 02:33:41 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: hasty ambush: Ow! That was my feelings!: badhatharry: AirForceVet: America and our other friends should send arms and funds to Ukraine to help them fight off the Russians, IMHO.

Being a member of NATO, that is what we are supposed to do. That is why we have NATO.

Ukraine is not a member of NATO. There are no vital interests at stake for America to risk going to war with the Russians over the Donbas.

The US had no interests at stake  in Czechoslovakia around 1938/39 nor with Poland in 1939.  We had no intersts in China.

It does not take a PhD in history to recognize the similarities in Hitlers claims of a desire to protect ethnic German's in those countries and Putin's  similar  claims to protect ethnic Russians.  All that is missing right now is a  Russian equivalent of the Gleiwitz incident

We are not talking about the Soviets here. The Russians do not have the resources, either military or otherwise, to threaten the rest of Europe. If Putin wants the Donbas, we can't stop him. But he can't afford it, so let him further hang himself. The idea he poses a military threat to the rest of Europe is absurd.


Also, put down the history book and read this....Putin has trapped himself
 
2014-08-09 05:27:59 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: hasty ambush: Ow! That was my feelings!: badhatharry: AirForceVet: America and our other friends should send arms and funds to Ukraine to help them fight off the Russians, IMHO.

Being a member of NATO, that is what we are supposed to do. That is why we have NATO.

Ukraine is not a member of NATO. There are no vital interests at stake for America to risk going to war with the Russians over the Donbas.

The US had no interests at stake  in Czechoslovakia around 1938/39 nor with Poland in 1939.  We had no intersts in China.

It does not take a PhD in history to recognize the similarities in Hitlers claims of a desire to protect ethnic German's in those countries and Putin's  similar  claims to protect ethnic Russians.  All that is missing right now is a  Russian equivalent of the Gleiwitz incident

We are not talking about the Soviets here. The Russians do not have the resources, either military or otherwise, to threaten the rest of Europe. If Putin wants the Donbas, we can't stop him. But he can't afford it, so let him further hang himself. The idea he poses a military threat to the rest of Europe is absurd.



He doesn't have to occupy all of it he will settle for a Findandization of a good part of Europe
I far from covnicen that an EU/NATO  could now come up with a untied  security polciy vs. Russia.. They cannot even agree  on sancitons and many are not above sacrificing their for their economic self interest.  France , for example is still  going to sell Russia  those Amphibious Assault ships rather than risk the job and investment loss.  Germany is not going to go to far to endanger its energy supplies etc.etc.etc.  The US own Force Projection  capabilities are diminishing not growing and become occupied with the Pacific.
 
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