Thursday, January 26, 2006

Wilkins Go Home!

Who is this guy, David Wilkins, anyway?

Oh, I know -- he's the American ambassador to Canada.

Actually, he's the American embarrassment in Canada. He just cannot keep his goddam mouth shut!.

David Wilkins, the U.S. ambassador to Canada, said his government opposes Harper's proposed plan to deploy military icebreakers in the Arctic to detect interlopers and assert Canadian sovereignty over those waters.

"There's no reason to create a problem that doesn't exist," Wilkins said as he took part in a forum at the University of Western Ontario in London.

Ah, Davie boy -- we're not creating a problem. We're forestalling one. There's a difference.

"We don't recognize Canada's claims to those waters... Most other countries do not recognize their claim."

Really? Would you care to name those other countries? And if you do, would they come forward and confirm your statement? Or would they call you a liar?

And as for your not recognising our claim to our own waters -- you wouldn't recognise your own twin brother if you couldn't gain an advantage from it.

Wilkins said he doesn't think that kind of military buildup is necessary in the Far North.

Now you're a military expert? Or are you an engineer?

Wilkins also said he expects less anti-American sentiment from Harper's minority government, and added that he called Harper to offer congratulations on his election victory.

Expects? Expects? You've got more goddamn nerve than I'd want in a toothache! If you want less anti-American sentiment, try exercising a litttle courtesy, like most of your countrymen, instead of insisting of being the prototype Ugly American.

And after your president called Stephen to congratulate him, I'm sure your phone call was given due attention. Possibly by some staffer. A temp. One can hope.


Now, what it looks like we have here is some form of distraction-in-progress. And I want to know what is really going on.

See, little kids do what Wilkins is doing -- their own juvenile version of Wag The Dog -- distract and deflect. Parents have seen variations of this from the dawn of time: kid swipes a toy from the store and sticks it in his pocket, then forgets about it. Come laundry time, Mom starts going through all the pockets before putting things in the washer. Kid sees this and remembers the toy. Panics.

"Mom, you don't have to look through my pockets! There's nothing in there!" And when Mom finds the stolen contraband, kid tries a new tactic. "Oh, that's not my shirt, Mom! I don't know whose it is! Toy? Not mine! I don't recognise it! Must be some other kid's! There's no problem here!"

Wilkins is acting very much like a little kid in a similar situation.

But why? What is happening 'way up north that Wilkins (and, if he can be believed, his boss) is afraid we're going to find? We want the icebreakers there to detect interlopers. Could it possibly be that the interlopers are already there, without our permission and knowledge? Could they be American interlopers?

You know the damned Homeland Security thing has gotten away from Congress and is totally out of control.

So what is really going on? Hmmmm?

Oh..yeah...Wilkins? Your mother is callin' you!


Blogger Dez said...

The Arctic Ocean has been the stomping grounds for the US Navy Submarine fleet since the early 60's. Best location to keep an eye on the Rooskies.

So, naturally, they consider it their property.

Thursday, January 26, 2006 7:11:00 PM  
Blogger Chimera said...

You know that, and I know that, and anyone who has been in the Canadian military knows that -- why does Wilkins want us to think otherwise?

The two-hundred-mile coastal waters limit is okay for Dubya, but no one else is allowed?

Thursday, January 26, 2006 9:11:00 PM  
Blogger DazzlinDino said...

Excellent post Chim, Hear Hear !!!!!

Don't recognize our claim, what a !@#$!@#$!@#$.

Well, I don't recognise their claim to New York State, how's that!!!!

Friday, January 27, 2006 5:48:00 PM  

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