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#1 Asrokhel

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 20:06

We can all relax — the United States and Mexico are not plotting a takeover of Canada.

As reported by the New York Daily News, U.S. State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland was asked by a reporter on Wednesday why a signing ceremony with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Mexico Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa was not open to the press.

Here's a transcript of the exchange:

Reporter: What is this signing ceremony?  What are they signing, and why isn't that open?
Ms. Nuland: I don't know the answer to that, Matt.  I think it's an update on Merida, but I will get that for you.
Reporter: Is — I know that this is not some --
Ms. Nuland: I know you did ask us --
Reporter: Yes, exactly.  This isn't some secret thing --
Ms. Nuland: Yeah.  No, it's --
Reporter: -- to invade Canada or something like that? (Laughter)
MS. NULAND: No, no, no.  It's not anything classified.

Needless to say, the Americans are having fun with this.

At NBCnews.com, they blogged about how the U.S. did draw up a secret plan to invade Canada in 1935, codenamed "War Plan Red," and about a website that lists reasons why the U.S. should attack Canada.

"There is also a website called www.invadecanada.us, which lists reasons such as connecting the mainland U.S. with Alaska, 'they're just a little too proud,' and 'they stole our basketball teams,'" notes NBC.

And here's what some American readers of the story had to say about it:

- The Angry Guy

If I can get some assurance that:
1. It will stop them from saying "ewt and abewt"
2. It will stop them from putting gravy and cheese on french fries I'd be all for it. Ketchup on fries! Ketchup on fries!


- Joe B.-758292

The Canadians probably do have a secret plan to invade the U.S. I mean, they must be P.O.'d at the fact that a Canadian team hasn't won the Stanley Cup since 1993 :-)

- ckneeley

You forgot about the use of arcane language and phrases like please, excuse me, pardon me, may I, how are you, etc. An obvious attempt by Canadians to lull us into a false sense of security before they strike.

- robbopaloobop

the only reason to ever justify an invasion of Canada would be if our Strategic Toque Reserve were to run out








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#2 *RedBull*

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 23:29

We can all relax — the United States and Mexico are not plotting a takeover of Canada.

Another White house leak....Only Half True at that.

#3 Growled

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 23:48

We are planning to take over Canada just as soon as the Mexican takeover of America is complete.

#4 Anibal P

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 18:12

We are planning to take over Canada just as soon as the Mexican takeover of America is complete.


That is true, the Mexicans will need somewhere to go to illegally

#5 qdave

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 18:21

There is no need to take over Canada...its already taken over!

#6 FMH

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 18:35

There is no need to take over Canada...its already taken over!


By the Queen?

#7 +SharpGreen

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 18:39

Ha the US hasn't tried to conquer Canada since the Civil War.

#8 nominak

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 18:40

There is no need to take over Canada...its already taken over!


Yeah, it's already America 2 with Harper running the show.

#9 Hum

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 22:00

If the State Dept. did say that there was a plan, then it wouldn't be secret.

Yes Canada -- go back to sleep ... nothing will happen :shiftyninja:

#10 rippleman

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 22:18

remember, we have those spy drones now that Hum linked earlier, we are watching you very closely!

http://www.neowin.ne...__fromsearch__1

#11 qdave

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 16:58

By the Queen?

No, by american culture and dependance on our neighbour.

#12 t_r_nelson

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 17:09

Crap the bed! I was hoping to open up a gun shop in Toronto once the takeover was complete. :devil:

#13 Growled

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 23:42

I guess we all know a few of those smug little Canadians we'd like to put in their place. :p

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 13:29

Yeah, it's already America 2 with Harper running the show.

Ain't that the truth...

#15 vetneufuse

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 13:37

waiiiiiit a minnnnnute.......



Reporter: -- to invade Canada or something like that? (Laughter)
MS. NULAND: No, no, no.  It's not anything classified.


so they are saying there is a plan and it's classified? read into it :rofl:



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