Who are we fighting?

The real battle is in our own backyard, where people are trying to destroy our way of life

With all the hoopla surrounding the purchase of F35 Fighters it dawned on me, who are these planes supposed to fight or to defend?

Are we purchasing them to fight the Chinese military? But why would the Chinese invade us to control our resources? They can simply walk in and buy up all our resources under the guise of “wealth creation”, “free trade deals” and “competitive globalization”.

Why send troops over to secure bitumen from the tar sands when the Chinese have a whole gaggle of clueless ideologues in Ottawa, Edmonton, Victoria and Calgary to do their bidding?

Wake up people, you don’t have to get in a fighter jet or get shipped over to Afghanistan to fight people who are trying to destroy your way of life, they are in our own backyard, hiding behind the veneer of big business and politics.

Richard Fadden, the director of CSIS, has stated that “We’re in fact a bit worried in a couple of provinces that we have an indication that there’s some political figures who have developed quite an attachment to foreign countries,” and that “The individual becomes in a position to make decisions that affect the country or the province or a municipality. All of a sudden, decisions aren’t taken on the basis of the public good but on the basis of another country’s preoccupations.”

Take a serious objective view of the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline and try and prove him wrong.

Cody Young