Saturday, June 11, 2016
Harper's Legacy: Now Lockheed Martin is Threatening to Blackmail Us
For what sometimes seems like forever, the F-35 fighter jet has been hovering over Canada like some kind of giant bat.
And even though it has been a comedy of errors, more hot air has been expended talking about it than is blown out of its rear orifice.
And now this pathetic saga has taken another turn with its maker Lockheed Martin threatening to blackmail Canada.
U.S. defence giant Lockheed Martin is warning Canada that $825 million in aerospace industrial contracts signed with Canadian companies to build and equip F-35 jets would be moved to other partner nations if the Trudeau government decides to buy a different fighter jet.
Although they don't call it that.
"It's not really a threat," Over said in an interview with CBC News. "I don't want it perceived as a threat, but we will have no choice, if Canada walks away from F-35, except to relocate work in Canada to other purchasing nations."
But of course it is a threat, it is blackmail, and it is all Stephen Harper's fault for getting us involved with that ghastly CIA company, and making us believe its phony promises...
Even going back to 2013, months after the Harper government put the acquisition of the F-35 on hold, company officials were soft-pedalling the consequences, suggesting that if Canada went in a different direction, existing contracts would remain safe but no new work would be offered.
And the fault of his idiot defence minister Peter MacKay for promoting the wrong fighter...
Lying about its real price over and over again.
And making the entire Con regime look like fools or suckers by mixing business with politics...
Because they never knew what they were doing, they were making it up as they went along, and it is Harper's legacy.
But at least now we have a good excuse to send Lockheed Martin this message:
(1) We don't need your lousy overpriced and overhyped jet. We need a fighter with two engines not one, because our big country includes the Arctic.
(2) We don't need a fighter with alleged first strike capability because we're not planning to attack another country with sophisticated air defences.
We're not interested in helping to start World War Three. And all we need fighter jets for is to patrol our own sovereignty.
(3) Any other company that gets the contract will also offer similar economic benefits.
(4) If you still have the contract to process our census, if you don't mind your manners you won't have it for much longer.
And lastly but not leastly, we have a million other things we'd rather spend our money on, than expensive fighter jets.
Like modernizing our medicare system, providing for our aging population, improving the desperate conditions in aboriginal communities, and repairing our crumbling infrastructure.
So take your shiny war toys, shove them where the sun don't shine.
And go blackmail Stephen Harper...
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