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Asrokhel

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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*RedBull*
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.

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Growled

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

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Anibal P

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

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qdave

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

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FMH

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

By the Queen?

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SharpGreen

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

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nominak

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

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

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Hum

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:

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qdave

By the Queen?

No, by american culture and dependance on our neighbour.

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t_r_nelson

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

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Growled

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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Matthew S.

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

Ain't that the truth...
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neufuse

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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nominak

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:

If they try to invade, we'll just show them good hospitaliity and fatten em up on Poutine, then maybe they'll forget they're invading.

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Growled

If they try to invade, we'll just show them good hospitaliity and fatten em up on Poutine, then maybe they'll forget they're invading.

That's similar to what ancient China use to do. Minus the poutine, of course.

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