Thursday, April 08, 2010

We'll see your Russian paratrooper North Pole ploy...

...and we'll raise it with our own latest "Sovereignty Operation" in the High Arctic. The day after Lawrence "Loose" Cannon was left sputtering in the great white north about the blasted Russkies and their plan to land paratroopers on the North Pole on Saturday ("Obviously, I'll talk about it and I'll brush it off. People have been going to Mount Everest and planting flags on Mount Everest since Jesus wore short pants..."), it's Peter MacKay to the rescue:
The Government of Canada is pleased to announce the beginning of Operation NUNALIVUT 10, a major sovereignty and security operation in Canada’s High Arctic, from April 6 to 26, 2010, in and around Canadian Forces Station (CFS) Alert. During OP NUNALIVUT, which is Inuktitut for “land that is ours,” the Canadian Forces will face some of the most challenging terrain and weather conditions Canada has to offer as they conduct a number of training exercises.
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"This year’s operation will also feature combined training with the Danish military’s SIRIUS Dog Sledge patrol...
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To mark the end of the operation, a closing ceremony and parade will be conducted at CFS Alert...
A parade?! Who doesn't love a parade. Guess we end our operations in style.

Can't wait 'till the American military gets in on all the showy sovereignty demonstrations in the Arctic. Maybe they can start flying those drone things around to make it really interesting.