Have you noticed the “war on terror” isn’t over yet? Here is an announcement that the government is militarizing Canada and is going to use the reserves as a police force to contain “civilians” during different “scenarios”. I think they expect “civilians” to be unhappy about something. Those whose eyes are open can see the boot coming down.
www.nationalpost.com, March 4 ‘09, Military readies reservists for threats to ‘domestic front’ (http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=1353971)
“…The remodeling will also likely see the reserves play a larger role in domestic security situations, including the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver and the G8 summit of world leaders that has been announced for 2010 at a resort in Huntsville, 220 kilometres north of Toronto, [Brigadier-General Jean Collin] said.
“The national plan places the reserves at the forefront of grim scenarios that are the stuff of apocalyptic Hollywood movies.…
“”We are training to establish a perimeter. Do I see a scenario when we might be obliged to keep people in? Probably. You need to be trained to be able to make sure that you don’t become a casualty in the process of doing that security.” …
“…David Bercuson, director of the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary, said the changes make sense given the current global security situation.
“…Mr. Bercuson was surprised to hear, however, of envisioned scenarios that might require a form of constabulary or policing function for reserves in civilian containment and security.”
March 12th, 2009