"Canada and the U.S. have signed an agreement that paves the way for the militaries from either nation to send troops across each other’s borders during an emergency, but some are questioning why the Harper government has kept silent on the deal.
Neither the Canadian government nor the Canadian Forces announced the new agreement, which was signed Feb. 14 in Texas.
The U.S. military’s Northern Command, however, publicized the agreement with a statement outlining how its top officer, Gen. Gene Renuart, and Canadian Lt.-Gen. Marc Dumais, head of Canada Command, signed the plan, which allows the military from one nation to support the armed forces of the other nation during a civil emergency."
Right off the bat I gotta say that I've got nothing against Canadians and I think that it's in the interest of both Canada and America to form a stronger bond as the rest of the world comes apart. With common roots and similar lifestyles we are in many ways extremely well matched. This isn't to imply that we should join into one country but I think it would be wise to look at how we can work together to better North American security and independence from the crazies in the Middle East.
The problem with this story is timing. As the world comes off the track the governments of our two countries sign a pact for mutual military assistance in times of emergencies. Prudent? Perhaps. But why keep it all hush-hush? Let the people know why its being done.
The things that are coming our way are going to be bad. But, the thing that is going to make it worse is the secrecy. Our government has kept the people in the dark. More than that, they've purposely distorted the truth to paint a rosy picture instead of using the time to get every one ready for what's coming. When the collapse finally happens most people will say they never saw it coming and they won't be ready for it and then we will see riots in the streets.
If the government had done its job and got the people ready for this then maybe it wouldn't have to worry about getting troops from Canada to quell unrest.
Of course, if the government had been honest about what's happening their buddies in the banking world would have seen the spigot turned off and their profits fall. And we can't have that. And since the bankers seem to control our government I guess it makes sense that the government would function with the best interests of the bankers in mind.