June 15, 2010
Okay, sorry about the sarcastic headline. Most of us know al-Qaeda does not have an air force. It doesn’t even have an army and if Osama’s supposed terrorist operations are any indication — underwear, shoe, and dud propane tank bombers that invariably screw up — the infamous terrorist group is almost a complete failure, even though we are told and expected to believe without question Osama and his cave dwellers suspended the laws of physics  and made NORAD stand down  on September 11, 2001, among other magic tricks.
Ottawans can expect CH-146 Griffon and CH-124 Sea King helicopters, CP-140 Aurora patrol aircraft, and CF-18 Hornet fighter aircraft buzzing around this month. “Due to the nature of security operations, further details including aircraft numbers, specific times, points of departure and flight paths will not be provided,” a Canada National Defense press release  states.
One has to ask why all the military hardware? Does Canada expect North Korea to invade during the summit? Is it possible China or Russia will launch a sneak attack?
NORAD plans to get in on the action. “Both air component support to RCMP, which includes patrols and airlift of people and equipment, and NORAD assistance in the form of aerospace warning and control may be seen during this time.”
According to the North American Aerospace Defense Command , “Aerospace warning includes the monitoring of man-made objects in space, and the detection, validation, and warning of attack against North America whether by aircraft, missiles, or space vehicles, through mutual support arrangements with other commands.”
Maybe they know something we don’t. Maybe Hugo Chávez has a space platform bristling with missiles. You never know.
“The G8-G20 ISU is a joint forces team comprised of security experts collaborating together to ensure the safety of the Heads of State and the community,” the press release continues. “It includes members of the RCMP, Ontario Provincial Police, Toronto Police Services and Peel Regional Police, as well as the Canadian Forces. NORAD is working closely with the ISU as one of the partners involved in security operations.”
“No amount of righteous government bluster about living in post-9/11 protection paranoia, last week’s bank firebombing in Ottawa or the precedent of hosting two back-to-back summits can explain how an $18-million security tab for the G20 in Pittsburgh last September, which involved 4,000 police, must balloon to a billion dollars in Toronto requiring 10,000 cops on the ground,” the National Post  opined last month.
Not unless the government has a message to send — not to al-Qaeda or its phantom air force but to the people of Canada: welcome to the Maple Leaf Police State.
Public Safety Minister Vic Toews  said a billion dollars is a price worth paying to prevent anarchists from torching another bank. Back in the day when anarchists were anarchists and not police agents provocateurs, anarchists liked to quip that the police are here to protect the banks and the rest of us are on our own.
A modernized version of this adage would state that the cops — and NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, and Canadian Forces — are here to protect the global elite and their political minions as they plot world government and engage in photo ops during the G-8 and G-20.
If things get out of hand in Ottawa Canadians can look forward to U.S. troops coming to the rescue. On February 14th, 2008, Canada and the U.S. signed an agreement  allowing the deployment of U.S. troops inside Canada. It apparently wasn’t a big deal because the event received minimal media coverage in Canada and the U.S.
Back in 2002 Lord Rumsfeld came up with the idea that Canada is part of the U.S. geopolitical and military agenda.
“Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld announced unilaterally that US Northern Command would have jurisdiction over the entire North American region,” a Toronto Star editorialist  wrote at the time. “Canada and Mexico were presented with a fait accompli. US Northern Command’s jurisdiction as outlined by the US DoD includes, in addition to the continental US, all of Canada, Mexico, as well as portions of the Caribbean, contiguous waters in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans up to 500 miles off the Mexican, US and Canadian coastlines as well as the Canadian Arctic.”
Now that the military command structures of Canada and the U.S. are integrated, it is time to get the commoners accustomed to military aircraft buzzing around and militarized cops training on public streets.
The billion plus dollar security arrangements in Ottawa are not about protecting our rulers from terrorists or even anti-globalization demonstrations. Attack helicopters and cops in storm trooper uniforms are about getting Canadians used to living in a police state.