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(Al Jazeera)   Canada has sent special forces to help defend Ukraine against Russian aggression. You can snicker, but you have no idea how deadly a Tim Hortons-deprived moose can be   (aljazeera.com) divider line
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2022-01-18 11:42:32 AM  
TBF, Canuckistani forces are accustomed to fighting on frozen tundra.
 
2022-01-18 12:00:54 PM  
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2022-01-18 12:10:30 PM  
 
2022-01-18 12:11:45 PM  

dionysusaur: TBF, Canuckistani forces are accustomed to fighting on frozen tundra.


Should we be sending the Green Bay Packers?
 
2022-01-18 12:22:14 PM  

ArkPanda: dionysusaur: TBF, Canuckistani forces are accustomed to fighting on frozen tundra.

Should we be sending the Green Bay Packers?


Are artillery and firearms allowed in the NFL?
 
2022-01-18 12:23:29 PM  
The prophecies do tell how the Russian Bear will some day be ripped to shiat by a giant, but well mannered, polar bear and his trusty caribou sidekick.
 
2022-01-18 12:23:46 PM  
Shiat...they're sending GEESE!

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2022-01-18 12:24:56 PM  
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2022-01-18 12:25:38 PM  
Canadians Change When they Hear the Word "War"
Youtube ktSPMzKqVPo
 
2022-01-18 12:25:55 PM  
I thought the Canadian special forces were particularly feared in Afghanistan.  Their snipers were really good.
 
2022-01-18 12:26:16 PM  
FYI Russia, the Canadian trained Ukrainian forces are the ones who say 'sorreh' after they shoot at you.
 
2022-01-18 12:26:24 PM  

iheartscotch: Shiat...they're sending GEESE!

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Hey, free food.

A Very Dickens Christmas Dinner - Goose Over an Open Fire
 
2022-01-18 12:29:03 PM  
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2022-01-18 12:29:11 PM  
Canadian Spec-Ops are actually pretty bad-ass.

That said, a handful of troops- no matter how skilled- wouldn't be able to do much against several armored divisions and an all-aspect assault. I suspect they're providing training to Ukrainian forces, as well as providing a NATO tripwire in the event Pootie-Poot does something stupid.
 
2022-01-18 12:30:15 PM  

dionysusaur: ArkPanda: dionysusaur: TBF, Canuckistani forces are accustomed to fighting on frozen tundra.

Should we be sending the Green Bay Packers?

Are artillery and firearms allowed in the NFL?


They ought to be required.
 
2022-01-18 12:30:20 PM  
Wait.  Omega Force?
 
2022-01-18 12:30:38 PM  
According to this article, Canadians have 3 of the longest 5 kill shots by snipers, including the #1 spot.
 
2022-01-18 12:35:16 PM  
Canuckistan traditionally goes into hot zones whilst 'merikuh fumbles around looking for the tank keys in her purse.
See WWI & II.

'Hey - ya finally got here, eh! The wrap party snack table is over there.'
 
2022-01-18 12:36:48 PM  

ArkPanda: dionysusaur: TBF, Canuckistani forces are accustomed to fighting on frozen tundra.

Should we be sending the Green Bay Packers?


And giant spiders.
 
2022-01-18 12:37:33 PM  
Canadian soldiers never heard of the Geneva Convention so this should work out well for Putin.
 
2022-01-18 12:39:03 PM  
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2022-01-18 12:40:50 PM  

dothemath: Do you realize what kind of colossal dick bag you have to be to piss off the Canadians?


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2022-01-18 12:40:55 PM  
Snicker all you want but Canadians took Juno Beach on D-Day, they interdict pirates off Africa and drug shipments off Central and South America, and we send OUR troops to Canada for joint cold-weather training.
 
2022-01-18 12:41:14 PM  

Gyrfalcon: ArkPanda: dionysusaur: TBF, Canuckistani forces are accustomed to fighting on frozen tundra.

Should we be sending the Green Bay Packers?

And giant spiders.


Waaaaait just a minute....I thought that giant spiders was Australia's thing. That's going to be awkward.
 
2022-01-18 12:42:17 PM  
They know 100 ways to kill a man with a stale Timbit....

sleze: Wait.  Omega Force?


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2022-01-18 12:44:39 PM  

oldfarthenry: Canuckistan traditionally goes into hot zones whilst 'merikuh fumbles around looking for the tank keys in her purse.
See WWI & II.

'Hey - ya finally got here, eh! The wrap party snack table is over there.'


Unfortunately we need to Uber or hitch-hike (or charter flights w/ allies) to get there as we are severely lacking in long-range transport capabilities.
 
2022-01-18 12:47:06 PM  

dionysusaur: TBF, Canuckistani forces are accustomed to fighting on frozen tundra.


No shiat.  I know someone in the Forces and just for shiats and giggles they made her haul a tent up north for a month.  And it's not like she was special forces or something, either.

I wouldn't have done what she did even if you gave me a luxury camper instead of a tent.
 
2022-01-18 12:49:48 PM  

Unsung_Hero: dionysusaur: TBF, Canuckistani forces are accustomed to fighting on frozen tundra.

No shiat.  I know someone in the Forces and just for shiats and giggles they made her haul a tent up north for a month.  And it's not like she was special forces or something, either.

I wouldn't have done what she did even if you gave me a luxury camper instead of a tent.


Yeah CSB, is she hot? Thinking about a new Canadian girlfriend
 
2022-01-18 12:50:48 PM  
Got it.  As we provide their enemy with weapons and troops let's all hope the Russians don't come up with a "fake" reason to invade.
 
2022-01-18 12:52:30 PM  

jim32rr: Yeah CSB, is she hot?


You see that 'Canadian Soldiers' meme image a few posts back?  Imagine one of those guys, but clean-shaven.
 
2022-01-18 12:58:04 PM  
This is the hand of Chrystia Freeland, our real Prime Minister. Nobody hates Putin more, and vice versa.
 
2022-01-18 12:58:19 PM  
This is why you shouldn't feed the wild animals. The next fellow may not have anything to feed them and they'll get quite irate.

This is especially true of bears, wolverines, wolves and so forth, but even pampered moose and deer can be dangerous. If you live in some place like Edmonton, you should make sure your rose bushes are replanted or you might be gored by a mad elk.

Brantgoose has a wealth of wonderful and useful information.
 
2022-01-18 12:59:16 PM  
It's symbolic against 100K Russians, but I think the US should do the same.

oldfarthenry: Canuckistan traditionally goes into hot zones whilst 'merikuh fumbles around looking for the tank keys in her purse.
See WWI & II.


That's because Canada didn't really split from the UK till the 80s and did whatever the brits were doing. They weren't really that much of an independent country till after WWI. Our aid before US troops officially came over kept the UK in the fight. They used a lot of US weapons and ate US food. And tens of thousands of US men enlisted in the Canadian forces.
 
2022-01-18 1:00:31 PM  
No one is expects the
Special Forceish Canuckistans
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2022-01-18 1:00:47 PM  

funmonger: This is the hand of Chrystia Freeland, our real Prime Minister. Nobody hates Putin more, and vice versa.


Ah, you must have bought her book(s). She used to be the New York gossip columnist for the Financial Post. If you think she hates Putin and adores Justin, imagine what she heard and said about New Yorkers.
 
2022-01-18 1:01:02 PM  

dionysusaur: TBF, Canuckistani forces are accustomed to fighting on frozen tundra.


Ukraine is mostly temperate, with some subtropical areas. It's also mostly steppe. There's no tundra there. It's also reallyfertile land. Hence the big reason why Russia wants it. Think like, South Dakota. Except more arable.
 
2022-01-18 1:02:32 PM  
Is Russia goes to war, Putin risks losing everything. He's egomaniacal, but he's not stupid.

He might put the tip in but he's not going to f*ck Ukraine.
 
2022-01-18 1:02:51 PM  
I talk a lot of shiat on here, but thank you for doing this, Canada, no snark. Ditto UK for pitching in. The Western World needs to take a firm stand against Russia's bullshiat expansionism.
 
2022-01-18 1:05:10 PM  
Not as glamorous as Seal Team 6, Mossad, MI6 or whatever.  Just go to where we're needed, do the work needed and come back home.

There is a difference that many overlook whenever they think of us.  We're polite but that's not the same as being nice.  Even then Roadhouse rules apply...
 
2022-01-18 1:07:58 PM  

BigNumber12: I talk a lot of shiat on here, but thank you for doing this, Canada, no snark. Ditto UK for pitching in. The Western World needs to take a firm stand against Russia's bullshiat expansionism.


You're welcome.  No snark.  I'm perfectly fine with my taxes supporting this kind of military deployment even though it's not in Canada's immediate interests.  It's the right thing to do.
 
2022-01-18 1:08:55 PM  

Wenchmaster: Canadian Spec-Ops are actually pretty bad-ass.

That said, a handful of troops- no matter how skilled- wouldn't be able to do much against several armored divisions and an all-aspect assault. I suspect they're providing training to Ukrainian forces, as well as providing a NATO tripwire in the event Pootie-Poot does something stupid.


That's right. And quite frankly, we could use a dozen different national tripwire forces there. Rotating in small units for ~6 (or whatever) month stints is a pretty small commitment for the major NATO powers, but would be a massive deterrent factor, with Russia's having to deal with the fact that a major offensive could kill troops from a dozen Western countries.
 
2022-01-18 1:14:31 PM  
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2022-01-18 1:14:42 PM  

Wenchmaster: Canadian Spec-Ops are actually pretty bad-ass.

That said, a handful of troops- no matter how skilled- wouldn't be able to do much against several armored divisions and an all-aspect assault. I suspect they're providing training to Ukrainian forces, as well as providing a NATO tripwire in the event Pootie-Poot does something stupid.


Exactly.  Canada doesn't have a lot of soldiers, but what they have is pretty darn good.  Their special forces have performed extremely well in Afghanistan as part of NATO's deployment. This sounds like further bolstering training for insurgency operations if things go sideways as I doubt anyone believes Ukraine can win a conventional conflict and blunt a Russian advance. It can also serve as a tripwire in Ukraine (much like US forces in South Korea on the DMZ for North Korean aggression) that could lead to NATO/US involvement if Russia does invade Ukraine.
 
2022-01-18 1:16:58 PM  
Snicker if you will, the Canadian forces spec ops people are some sharp motherfarking operators.
 
2022-01-18 1:22:54 PM  

moto-geek: Unfortunately we need to Uber or hitch-hike (or charter flights w/ allies) to get there as we are severely lacking in long-range transport capabilities.


The odds that Canada is going to have to fight on the other side of the world without the USA also fighting on the other side of the world are pretty much nil.

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2022-01-18 1:26:20 PM  
Apparently subby hasn't seen a Canadian with a hockey stick.  I'm less afraid of a bull moose.  😁
 
2022-01-18 1:26:26 PM  

brantgoose: funmonger: This is the hand of Chrystia Freeland, our real Prime Minister. Nobody hates Putin more, and vice versa.

Ah, you must have bought her book(s). She used to be the New York gossip columnist for the Financial Post. If you think she hates Putin and adores Justin, imagine what she heard and said about New Yorkers.


if you really want to know why Chrystia is hated by Poutin, read Red Line by Bill Browder.  She is considered persona non grata in Russia because of what she revealed about the oligarchs while she was a reporter for Reuters (?).  Absolutely a fascinating book.
 
2022-01-18 1:27:05 PM  

moto-geek: Unfortunately we need to Uber or hitch-hike (or charter flights w/ allies) to get there as we are severely lacking in long-range transport capabilities.


Meh.  We don't really have a lot of need to deploy... we're not planning any invasions.  "Hitch-hiking" seems like an appropriate level of capability for our needs.
 
2022-01-18 1:32:02 PM  

Jubeebee: moto-geek: Unfortunately we need to Uber or hitch-hike (or charter flights w/ allies) to get there as we are severely lacking in long-range transport capabilities.

The odds that Canada is going to have to fight on the other side of the world without the USA also fighting on the other side of the world are pretty much nil.

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Well, Canada does have 5 Globemaster heavy lifting aircraft and 29 Hercules/Super Hercules transport aircraft, so they could do it by themselves.  May take a few trips.
 
2022-01-18 1:32:53 PM  
Friend of mine trained for military intelligence in the Canadian Army. Her basic involved several Northern tours, as I recall, and long shifts doing sentry duty in snowstorms. Just a day at the office.
 
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