From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own. Carl Schurz

Thursday, January 7, 2016

"Unmatched lethality"

Harper called them "transport vehicles", Trudeau "jeeps" but as we learned today they are so much more than that.

"Some of the armoured combat vehicles Canada is selling to Saudi Arabia in a controversial $15-billion arms deal will feature medium- or high-calibre weapons supplied by a European subcontractor – such as a powerful cannon designed to shoot anti-tank missiles."

 General Dynamics certainly thinks they are much more than jeeps or mere transport vehicles using their LAV's "unmatched lethality" as a selling point 

To be fair the Liberals are in a tough spot here, cancelling the contract would certainly draw the ire of our allies and likely come with significant financial penalties, but we either aspire to be better or to paraphrase Dion, no worse than anyone else.

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