A salty ex-submariner, who just happens to also be American, emailed me the link to the following news story:Canada Reasserts Arctic Sovereignty
Harper said during a campaign speech in December he would dramatically increase Canada's military presence in the Arctic North. He intends to construct and deploy three new armed icebreaking ships and construct a $1.7 billion deep-water port and an underwater network of "listening posts."
"The single most important duty of the federal government is to protect and defend our national sovereignty," Harper said in the December speech. "There are new and disturbing reports of American nuclear submarines passing though Canadian waters without obtaining the permission of, or even notifying, the Canadian government."
In addition to the link was this message, "The Lego man
and his Lego Navy stopping my submarines? Hmmmm...."
Remembering the last pictorial show-down between Canada's Navy and that of the US
, I realized how futile the fight would be and quickly thought of a new retort.
"Clearly, you are not aware of Mr.Harper's campaign promise to train polar bears for military purposes. I believe that the following pictures tell the sordid details." Hungry?
A polar bear meets the USS Connecticut, April 2003.
So far there has been no response from the scurvy sailor, but I can smell his fear.