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2022-01-16 12:33:53 PM  
They want gold medals in hockey.
We could make that happen.
 
2022-01-16 12:59:44 PM  
Canada played a role in the Orange Revolution, among other Ukrainian-Russian conflicts. We sent a lot of "observers" to help make the Ukrainian Elections more honest and free.

We are not a giant hard power country, but we are a very active soft power "influencer" behind the scenes, especially carrying messages between countries and parties that aren't talking to each other.

If Trump is re-elected despite all sanity, truth and justice, you may need our help diplomatically and in peace keeping.

True, we get little credit because our people are working with, in and for many countries and causes, but we like it that way: we are not good at tooting our horns or Trumping our own Trumps. We inherited the mantle of the UK and France in many ways, some good, some not so good. Australia is considered a bit too flash and frivolous, but we often soldier on side by side, as taught by two World Wars where we were "in" three or four years before the mighty mass of America moved, except for ex-Brits and Anglophiles.

You were held back by Anglophobes among your very large Irish and German populations. We had fewer of those and more Ukrainians. Despite Anti-Semitism in many quarters, we had quite a few Jews, especially after WW II. We are still a Country of Choice for immigrants and refugees who aren't ready for the USA scene.

One third of our immigrants have historically moved on to the USA and if you counted New Zealand, Australia, the UK and so forth, even more people have Canadian ancestors and cousins.

We tend to punch way above our weight in other people's science, arts, entertainment, business and wars.

Remember what the Nazis called Canadians: savages.  We were a bunch of mamby-pampy sissy boys and girls in the two World Wars. We aren't exactly timid in the Ukraine or global geo-politics, although we try to occupy the high moral ground of cooperation and mediation instinctively.

I recall a pin-up from when I worked at DND (National Defence) which quoted the Russians on Canadians:

Canadian Doctrine of War:  Canadians have no Doctrine of War.

This is something the Canada-Russian Hockey Series taught us both about how we play hockey. No nice rules (the Russians, suprisingly proved to have a lot of finesse as well as rules for playing hockey. We broke a lot of them but learned to do better hockey from the Russians.)

I am reminded of one of my college roommates who was a modest, mousy accounting student of some talent and smarts. But when he played hockey he was out to win and fearless in smashing opposing players into the boards.

He actually damaged the boards on occasion.

A perfect Canadian Savage with no Doctrine of Hockey, just can-do attitude.

We're here to help!
 
2022-01-16 1:03:09 PM  
Someone's gotta do it and since the US doesn't have leadership with vested oil industry cronies we can't just trick it into joining by saying there's lots of oil at stake or something this time.  Maybe Ukraine has the secret natural cure for covid?  Think that would that work with the right marketing on Joe Rogan's show and all that stuff?
 
2022-01-16 4:11:30 PM  

brantgoose: Canada played a role in the Orange Revolution, among other Ukrainian-Russian conflicts. We sent a lot of "observers" to help make the Ukrainian Elections more honest and free.

We are not a giant hard power country, but we are a very active soft power "influencer" behind the scenes, especially carrying messages between countries and parties that aren't talking to each other.

If Trump is re-elected despite all sanity, truth and justice, you may need our help diplomatically and in peace keeping.

True, we get little credit because our people are working with, in and for many countries and causes, but we like it that way: we are not good at tooting our horns or Trumping our own Trumps. We inherited the mantle of the UK and France in many ways, some good, some not so good. Australia is considered a bit too flash and frivolous, but we often soldier on side by side, as taught by two World Wars where we were "in" three or four years before the mighty mass of America moved, except for ex-Brits and Anglophiles.

You were held back by Anglophobes among your very large Irish and German populations. We had fewer of those and more Ukrainians. Despite Anti-Semitism in many quarters, we had quite a few Jews, especially after WW II. We are still a Country of Choice for immigrants and refugees who aren't ready for the USA scene.

One third of our immigrants have historically moved on to the USA and if you counted New Zealand, Australia, the UK and so forth, even more people have Canadian ancestors and cousins.

We tend to punch way above our weight in other people's science, arts, entertainment, business and wars.

Remember what the Nazis called Canadians: savages.  We were a bunch of mamby-pampy sissy boys and girls in the two World Wars. We aren't exactly timid in the Ukraine or global geo-politics, although we try to occupy the high moral ground of cooperation and mediation instinctively.

I recall a pin-up from when I worked at DND (National Defence) which quoted the Russians o ...


We aren't the guy who orders pizza for everyone at the party.  We are the ones who conscientiously refill the ice cube tray.
 
2022-01-16 4:20:45 PM  
We'll cut off the flow of syrup!
 
2022-01-16 4:20:48 PM  
Canada will send a force of 100 RCMPs. Including Dudley Do-Right. The Russians will not have a chance.
:)
 
2022-01-16 4:21:04 PM  
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2022-01-16 4:23:26 PM  
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UKRAINIANS
 
2022-01-16 4:23:35 PM  

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They legit have a chunk next to Poland on that map which used to be a part of Prussia.  They booted out all the Germans, so it's all ethnic Russians.
Crimea is now part of Russia (if not legally).
/Just sayin'
 
2022-01-16 4:23:43 PM  
The troops that stormed Juno beach, including my uncle, would like a word.
 
2022-01-16 4:24:32 PM  
First we will shut down their hockey offense, them move in and kill them with Canadian politeness eh.
 
2022-01-16 4:26:09 PM  
EXCUSE ME SERIOUSLY PLEASE AND THANK YOU?!?!?
 
2022-01-16 4:27:42 PM  
Good. We need a lot more countries doing this. Apathy and inaction by others are what fuel Russia's garbage behavior.
 
2022-01-16 4:28:04 PM  

Siskabush: First we will shut down their hockey offense, them move in and kill them with Canadian politeness eh.


If that doesn't work, pull out the big guns:
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2022-01-16 4:31:09 PM  

Northern: Crimea is now part of Russia (if not legally).


That was the point of the tweet.
 
2022-01-16 4:31:56 PM  

BigNumber12: Good. We need a lot more countries doing this. Apathy and inaction by others are what fuel Russia's garbage behavior.


Apathy, inaction, and certain western allies who would suck dick for natural gas.
 
2022-01-16 4:33:24 PM  

TheSubjunctive: BigNumber12: Good. We need a lot more countries doing this. Apathy and inaction by others are what fuel Russia's garbage behavior.

Apathy, inaction, and certain western allies who would suck dick for natural gas.


That too
 
2022-01-16 4:33:49 PM  
You men the socialist pinko commies known as America's hat?

JK.  Good for them.  Sometimes you have to stand up for what's right, consequences be damned.  Joe Biden knows that, but he doesn't seem to be able to have the leadership skills I thought he had.  I hope I've judged him wrong.

Still better than TFG...

/Stop
//Being
///Nice Joe
 
2022-01-16 4:34:58 PM  

TheSubjunctive: BigNumber12: Good. We need a lot more countries doing this. Apathy and inaction by others are what fuel Russia's garbage behavior.

Apathy, inaction, and certain western allies who would suck dick for natural gas.


Yeah the Saudis suck.  Remember when they murdered and dismembered a WaPo reporter and we still literally kiss their rings?

Oh wait
 
2022-01-16 4:35:05 PM  
I'm sure Putin is trembling at the prospect of being beaten into submission by a flurry of apologies.
 
2022-01-16 4:35:40 PM  
Also she is hotter than Blinken
 
2022-01-16 4:35:46 PM  
If it keeps us from having WW3 or a digital wasteland that cripples our infrastructure, I'm cool with it.
 
2022-01-16 4:38:35 PM  

brantgoose: This is something the Canada-Russian Hockey Series taught us both about how we play hockey. No nice rules (the Russians, suprisingly proved to have a lot of finesse as well as rules for playing hockey. We broke a lot of them but learned to do better hockey from the Russians.)


Aka Bobby Clarke being a dick.

As for the Jnrs.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punch-up_in_Piestany
 
2022-01-16 4:39:35 PM  
Well the anti-Canadian propaganda work has already been done for the Russians

Canadian Bacon (7/12) Movie CLIP - Anti-Canada Propaganda (1995) HD
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2022-01-16 4:40:19 PM  

Siskabush: First we will shut down their hockey offense, them move in and kill them with Canadian politeness eh.


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2022-01-16 4:41:09 PM  
This is a terrific thing, don't get me wrong, but there is a cynical political aspect to it too.  Canada has a large Ukrainian population who are upset with Russian aggression against their homeland.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukrainian_Canadians

In 2016, there were an estimated 1,359,655 persons of full or partial Ukrainian origin residing in Canada (the majority being Canadian-born citizens), making them Canada's eleventh largest ethnic group[1] and giving Canada the world's third-largest Ukrainian population behind Ukraine itself and Russia.

/voted NDP in a heavily-Conservative riding
//thank heavens we don't have PM O'Toole running the show
 
2022-01-16 4:41:36 PM  
Just send these that will get them ruffeled up!!! 
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2022-01-16 4:48:21 PM  

LurkerSupreme: I'm sure Putin is trembling at the prospect of being beaten into submission by a flurry of apologies.


If all else fails, we still have a hole card that can piss off Pootie Pute just being that close to Russia with our Deputy PM, Chrystia Freeland.
 
2022-01-16 4:52:35 PM  

Siskabush: First we will shut down their hockey offense, them move in and kill them with Canadian politeness eh.


And push comes to shove, we'll club them to death like a baby seal.
 
2022-01-16 4:55:29 PM  
Canadians haven't started a military conflict in over a century that I can remember, but damn if Canada doesn't perk up like a mongoose when they hear of a new conflict they might get an invitation to.

The Canadian military is sort of like a house band in that regard. They're not going to get top billing, and that's not what they care aboat anyway.
 
2022-01-16 4:58:03 PM  
Actually, there is one very important skill military skill that Canada is best in the world at achieving. Working effectively with other nations military without being taken over or infiltrated or sacrificed. Not being a puppet of allies was burned into the Canadian soul at Vimey Ridge. Rwanda taught more hard lessons.

Ukraine will have to work with NATO and the US in defending itself. Canada can teach them how to do that and still come out the other side independent. No one has more experience doing that.
 
2022-01-16 5:00:38 PM  
The folk who sacked America's capitol when America thought it would be cool to attack British interests up north?

Plausible.
 
2022-01-16 5:03:28 PM  
God damn I love our northern neighbors. That's a Texas-sized 10-4 good buddy.

Seriously, I'd go to war against Russia to protect the Ukraine, as long as Ukraine joins NATO after. Russia is just that much a sh*thead country.
 
2022-01-16 5:04:31 PM  
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2022-01-16 5:04:52 PM  
Seriously, Stubby. Among our many skills, we know how to make good winter jackets.
 
2022-01-16 5:11:52 PM  
Russia has upset Canada, now who's sorry?

It's good for everyone to let Russia know they're alone.
 
2022-01-16 5:12:27 PM  
She certainly seems easy on the eyes and jolly for a foreign minister.  Why not give it a go?
 
2022-01-16 5:12:29 PM  

Metastatic Capricorn: The folk who sacked America's capitol when America thought it would be cool to attack British interests up north?

Plausible.


... the British? Canadians weren't a distinct identity during the War of 1812. Canadian history absolutely, but they only get half credit for claiming it as a Canadian act. The American war of independence is also only half credit for Americans for the same reason. Americans wouldn't have had tea taxation as the final straw, but British colonists? Angry enough to destroy the tea in retaliation.
 
2022-01-16 5:18:34 PM  
Canada and Poland were the first countries to recognize independent Ukraine back in 1991.
 
2022-01-16 5:18:51 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Someone's gotta do it and since the US doesn't have leadership with vested oil industry cronies we can't just trick it into joining by saying there's lots of oil at stake or something this time.  Maybe Ukraine has the secret natural cure for covid?  Think that would that work with the right marketing on Joe Rogan's show and all that stuff?


To be fair, the US sometimes does the right thing in the end after first exhausting all other options.
 
2022-01-16 5:20:38 PM  
Canada has control of the North Pole and the most non-Russian coastline in the Arctic Ocean. We touch Russia, although we often forget because it's the ocean boundary and a whole lot of ice that not many humans can live on.

Ukraine is a perfect spot to deply Canadian peacekeeping missions, even though Harper gutted our capacity for them.

I don't think our military is goign to deply, though. We aren't ready yet. Following the USA into the War on Terror exhausted our capacity with expensively pointless occupations.

Like people say upthread, our involvement will be mostly financial institutions, the Russian-owned real estate in the GTA, and stuff like that.
 
2022-01-16 5:22:59 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: Canada has control of the North Pole and the most non-Russian coastline in the Arctic Ocean. We touch Russia, although we often forget because it's the ocean boundary and a whole lot of ice that not many humans can live on.

Ukraine is a perfect spot to deply Canadian peacekeeping missions, even though Harper gutted our capacity for them.

I don't think our military is goign to deply, though. We aren't ready yet. Following the USA into the War on Terror exhausted our capacity with expensively pointless occupations.

Like people say upthread, our involvement will be mostly financial institutions, the Russian-owned real estate in the GTA, and stuff like that.


And the training missions we've had there for years at this point.  Which we're real good at.  And if it so happens that our "trainers" get moved a bit close to where the Russian troops are, well then....
 
2022-01-16 5:23:04 PM  
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2022-01-16 5:24:17 PM  
F**K RUSSIA.
 
2022-01-16 5:28:53 PM  
Canada, with a sizeable and politically influential population of Ukrainian ethnic descent, has taken a hard line with Moscow since the annexation of Crimea in 2014.

During Stephen Harper's tenure as PM. Canada's support of Ukraine is one of the few areas of foreign policy where the Tories and Grits agree.

Of course, their motives are very different.

The large Ukrainian community in western Canada plays a big role in thrusting Canadian Tories into office at the federal level.

A major reason for this, unfortunately, is that historically (and to a lesser extent today), many Ukrainians shared the interpretation of Soviet communism held by the Social Credit movement from which modern Canadian conservatism is descended---namely, that "Yid-Bolshevism" was part of a grander Jewish plot to enslave the world.

Socreds happily pandered to the notion that the Holodomor was a Jewish plot, that Stalin was a Jewish stooge, and that the Jews of Bay Street were determined to expropriate Ukrainian-Canadian farmers and starve them to death, just as the Jews of "Muscovy" had allegedly done in the old country.

Of course, today's Tories deny being anti-Semites. They project their prejudice on deputy PM Chrystia Freeland, who is libelled as a Nazi because her grandfather wrote for a Lviv newspaper during the German occupation of Ukraine.

Of course, the Tories still regularly question the loyalty to crown and country of any Jewish-Canadian to the left of Meir Kahane---especially if the Jew speaks well of brown people.
 
2022-01-16 5:33:59 PM  
If not now, which? If not Canada, when?
 
2022-01-16 5:44:55 PM  

brantgoose: Canada played a role in the Orange Revolution, among other Ukrainian-Russian conflicts. We sent a lot of "observers" to help make the Ukrainian Elections more honest and free.

We are not a giant hard power country, but we are a very active soft power "influencer" behind the scenes, especially carrying messages between countries and parties that aren't talking to each other.

If Trump is re-elected despite all sanity, truth and justice, you may need our help diplomatically and in peace keeping.

True, we get little credit because our people are working with, in and for many countries and causes, but we like it that way: we are not good at tooting our horns or Trumping our own Trumps. We inherited the mantle of the UK and France in many ways, some good, some not so good. Australia is considered a bit too flash and frivolous, but we often soldier on side by side, as taught by two World Wars where we were "in" three or four years before the mighty mass of America moved, except for ex-Brits and Anglophiles.

You were held back by Anglophobes among your very large Irish and German populations. We had fewer of those and more Ukrainians. Despite Anti-Semitism in many quarters, we had quite a few Jews, especially after WW II. We are still a Country of Choice for immigrants and refugees who aren't ready for the USA scene.

One third of our immigrants have historically moved on to the USA and if you counted New Zealand, Australia, the UK and so forth, even more people have Canadian ancestors and cousins.

We tend to punch way above our weight in other people's science, arts, entertainment, business and wars.

Remember what the Nazis called Canadians: savages.  We were a bunch of mamby-pampy sissy boys and girls in the two World Wars. We aren't exactly timid in the Ukraine or global geo-politics, although we try to occupy the high moral ground of cooperation and mediation instinctively.

I recall a pin-up from when I worked at DND (National Defence) which quoted the Russians on Canadians:

Canadian Doctrine of War:  Canadians have no Doctrine of War.

This is something the Canada-Russian Hockey Series taught us both about how we play hockey. No nice rules (the Russians, suprisingly proved to have a lot of finesse as well as rules for playing hockey. We broke a lot of them but learned to do better hockey from the Russians.)

I am reminded of one of my college roommates who was a modest, mousy accounting student of some talent and smarts. But when he played hockey he was out to win and fearless in smashing opposing players into the boards.

He actually damaged the boards on occasion.

A perfect Canadian Savage with no Doctrine of Hockey, just can-do attitude.

We're here to help!


The Germans learned fear from Canadians in the trenches of ww1.
 
2022-01-16 5:47:35 PM  
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2022-01-16 5:51:17 PM  

LurkerSupreme: I'm sure Putin is trembling at the prospect of being beaten into submission by a flurry of apologies.


That should be a Fleury, not flurry.

As in "did you see that high-sticking? Oh buddy, there go the gloves. He's in for a Fleury of fists now, eh?"
 
2022-01-16 5:54:50 PM  

frankb00th: brantgoose: Canada played a role in the Orange Revolution, among other Ukrainian-Russian conflicts. We sent a lot of "observers" to help make the Ukrainian Elections more honest and free.

We are not a giant hard power country, but we are a very active soft power "influencer" behind the scenes, especially carrying messages between countries and parties that aren't talking to each other.

If Trump is re-elected despite all sanity, truth and justice, you may need our help diplomatically and in peace keeping.

True, we get little credit because our people are working with, in and for many countries and causes, but we like it that way: we are not good at tooting our horns or Trumping our own Trumps. We inherited the mantle of the UK and France in many ways, some good, some not so good. Australia is considered a bit too flash and frivolous, but we often soldier on side by side, as taught by two World Wars where we were "in" three or four years before the mighty mass of America moved, except for ex-Brits and Anglophiles.

You were held back by Anglophobes among your very large Irish and German populations. We had fewer of those and more Ukrainians. Despite Anti-Semitism in many quarters, we had quite a few Jews, especially after WW II. We are still a Country of Choice for immigrants and refugees who aren't ready for the USA scene.

One third of our immigrants have historically moved on to the USA and if you counted New Zealand, Australia, the UK and so forth, even more people have Canadian ancestors and cousins.

We tend to punch way above our weight in other people's science, arts, entertainment, business and wars.

Remember what the Nazis called Canadians: savages.  We were a bunch of mamby-pampy sissy boys and girls in the two World Wars. We aren't exactly timid in the Ukraine or global geo-politics, although we try to occupy the high moral ground of cooperation and mediation instinctively.

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