December 13, 2018

Trudeau cancels NATO Air Force exercises in Alberta

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

On last night's episode of The Ezra Levant Show, I reported on Justin Trudeau's decision to cancel Excercise Maple Flag, a NATO Air Force training operation that's been held in Cold Lake, Alberta, for forty years.

Canadian pilots fly along with pilots from other NATO countries, especially our American allies, as well as non-NATO air forces, too, including places like Israel, Australia, New Zealand, even Singapore.

It’s not an air show. It’s as real as it gets. Obviously they don’t shoot each other down, but it’s not just a classroom simulation, or a flight simulator. It’s weeks long. They do air to air combat, air to ground combat. It’s probably the most important training a fighter pilot ever does. It's the key event for the Air Force.

And Cold Lake, Alberta is the perfect place for it. Mainly, because it’s huge. And also because of the landscape.

It's only been cancelled four times in forty years, when Canada has had a significant air force deployment overseas.

And Justin Trudeau just cancelled it — and not because we’re sending our air force off to war. But because he’s starved it of money.

Let me read from the Air Force’s press release:

The RCAF has decided to not conduct Exercise Maple Flag in 2019. The RCAF will use the opportunity to re-focus its resources to update the exercise’s mandate and to modernize the infrastructure used during the exercise. The RCAF will thereby ensure that Maple Flag remains focused and relevant to fighter operations in a dynamic and fluid battlespace, now and into the future.

Let me translate into English:

They don’t have the money or support. So they’re going to take a year off. Who knows, maybe more.

“Modernize the infrastructure used”. Perhaps it means that our fighter jets are so old that they can’t really integrate with our allies anymore. We’re flying CF-18s that we first acquired in 1983. Most pilots are younger than those planes.

The prime minister's luxury jet, on the other hand, is the one jet Trudeau will never scrimp on, will he?

Trudeau has given — just as a gift — a billion dollars to Bombardier. Not for air force jets, but to subsidize their corporate jets that they sell to foreign buyers.

Imagine if Trudeau gave the billion dollars, instead of to Bombardier, to our Canadian air force? 

This is devastating to the RCAF. It’s devastating for morale; to its capacity to do its job; devastating to our role within allied air forces.

And devastating to Alberta, home of Cold Lake, where these exercises have been important for the community. (If this event was held in Quebec, they’d back up the truck with money.)

I don’t want to be dramatic. But is there a name, is there a word, for someone who systematically destroys our military, disable our ability to fight, denudes our soldiers of their equipment; underpays them, and humiliates them — while given tens of millions of dollars to confessed, convicted terrorists?

Is there a word for someone who does that...?

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commented 2018-12-23 17:34:38 -0500
Trudeau actually is a dictator – but the MSM protects the public form hearing that.
Go back and look at all he has done since being elected…even before being elected – he told prospective MP’s they had to sign off on being fully supportive of abortion in all its forms – or they couldn’t be his MP’s. In other words he dictates to his MP’s how they think. Now he dictates to Canadians on what they may or may not mine, sell or produce. And n the New year he will dictate to Media what they write or comment on.
Dictators do what they want at public expense and get away with it, Mr. Trudeau does what he wants at public expense and gets away with it.
Like Merkle Macron and May, Mr. Trudeau is a globalist dictator who likewise care not a whit for the voting public nor the democracy that elected him. And now he wants to eliminate entrance restrictions in the RCMP and recruit convicted criminals to be Police Officers and to ban personal firearms ownership from Law abiding citizens.
Make a list of how Trudeau is not a Globalist Dictator forcing Canada into a direction it never sought or wanted..
commented 2018-12-15 17:42:32 -0500
Remember, Trudeau claims to “Speak for all Canadians”. Well, he is telling the entire world that Harper was right. Trudeau is JUST NOT READY. He is not ready intellectually, emotionally, intelligently, mentally or politically. He is also “Just not ready” for trade, energy, governing, negotiating, providing intelligent answers in Parliament, taxes or adjusting to a changing climate. He doesn’t even realize that Canada is totally incapable of defending it’s own borders. Is that why he is importing Muslim ISIS terrorists? Is he going to quietly assist them in establishing sharia law starting with M-103? He is intellectually and emotionally immature and will NEVER grow up.

He is “Just not ready” and will never be ready.
commented 2018-12-14 16:38:14 -0500
What else is Trudeau doing to the military?

He is moving the Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment from Cold Lake to Ottawa. There are more than 150 military and civilians in this unit. There is no air training ranges in the Ottawa area. There is no current infrastructure in Ottawa to house AETE. Cost will be in the multi millions. Cold Lake mayor and Base Commander have not officially been advised of the details. Cold Lake electoral district currently has a CPC MP so the reason for this relocation could be just a punishment. The same type of punishment happened to the small community of Vegreville whereby Justin relocated the immigration processing centre to a liberal riding in Edmonton.

Vice Admiral Norman. Don’t know all the details but the government is withholding documents that Norman’s lawyer wants. It is suspected that Norman is the fall guy for Trudeau wanting to stall the ship building contract and thereby free up money that he can throw around and waste.

Lowering physical fitness standards. The obvious results are a weaker force. Not to insult women but it is a fact that men have more upper body strength than women. Not sure why Justin wanted this done but probably wanted to prove again that he is a feminist and increase the number of women in the force to equal the proportional population.

Personal equipment shortfall. Had static personnel return their arctic sleeping bags so that they could be issued to operational troops. This tells me the supply system was not on top of the requirements or there is contracting issues. This is not about the quality of the sleeping bag as it is an excellent product. This is an embarrassment for the government.

Flying gay pride flags and senior personnel walking a mile in red shoes. This is Obama tactics to demoralize the troops who all had ordered smiles on their face. Why choose the military to promote women’s international day? Flying the LGBQT banners across the country on military bases is something that was ordered directly by Justin and of course became a news item. I think it is demoralizing but not surprising as liberal governments historically hate the military. The only good thing that happens in my opinion is that pay raises are decent because they are directly tied to the public service negotiated increases.
commented 2018-12-14 14:25:40 -0500
Never was a fan of NATO. It’s a world police entity to keep the West in control. The ramping up of NATO is part of a further demonization of Russia to bring us closer to conflict. If you truly believe Russia is a threat to us then go ahead——cheer on the war games.
commented 2018-12-14 14:24:15 -0500
Trudeau is playing action for action straight out of the Obama playbook. He has already started with the gender thing in the military. I’ll bet the military action in Mali is to teach them that they are special and should come to Canada to eliminate our racism.
If we want to affect true change and reclaim Canada we first need to repeal the charter of right for the federal government, rewrite our constitution AND get out of the parliamentary system… we need to start at the local riding level and get on the nomination committees and make sure we have options to vote for what ever candidate wants to represent our particular parties, not let a committee and sitting legislator decide who can run. Then rewrite local voting so we can vote on measures. We have to stop giving our powers away.
commented 2018-12-14 14:04:26 -0500
History has shown that the Trudeau’s don’t do national security or war. Stephen Harper would call Justin a model “Anywhere” global elitist, just as his father was.
commented 2018-12-14 14:01:11 -0500
No shortage in the budget for fuel for Trudeau’s taxpayer-funded personal transportation in his government jet. Winter holidays with the Agha Khan, globalist conferences, Family trips to India, the UN – anywhere he can get his groupies into a selfie. A really disgusting performance by an social elitist posing as a leader.
commented 2018-12-14 13:33:15 -0500
BTW, YES TRUDEAU IS A FULL OUT TYRANT/DICTATOR and has been for some time now!
Say so long to your freedoms, rights canuks. You will only be told what trudeau wants you to know, you can only say what he allows and go where he allows you to go!
commented 2018-12-14 13:30:49 -0500
I’m more inclined to believe it is more because he has no respect for our allies-er, FORMER allies but now we are under the U.N. which will be our main source of “military” from here on. We already pay them hundreds of millions and no doubt will now be handing over BILLIONS TO THEM AND i HAVE EVERY REASON TO BELIEVE WE WILL BE SEEING U.N.TANKS, TROOPS AND SO ON AT OUR MILITARY BASES AS WELL AS BEING DEPLOYED IF AND WHEN ANY RESISTANCE TO TRUDEAU AND HIS NEWCANADIANVOTERS (AS THEY FLOOD THE LAND BY THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS TO MILLIONS OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS).
The U.N. now CONTROLS US (along with their ISLAMIC WORLD LEADERS)!!
commented 2018-12-14 13:10:23 -0500
" a person who betrays a friend, country, principle, "
Trudy in his/her identity issues is the access to penetration of any and all like him/her personalities.

Consider this………
BETA males usually lack an alpha mentor like a father figure or a good role model. The masculine father figure was replaced by a women that raised her boy into a beta male. This caused boys growing into men to believe that a women’s definition of a man was right. And any other idea of a man was wrong.

And consider this……
Characteristics of a Real Man. The ALPHA MALE, the real man, a man’s man, a warrior, a stand-up guy. It doesn’t matter what you call him, he’s a leader, the guy others look to for motivation, inspiration, and often with a hint of jealousy. He’s the man women want, without intention the center of attention.

What have the tax paying citizens of Canada got for their money ?
Just a thought……….
commented 2018-12-14 10:58:22 -0500
Last time the RCAF took part in areal war,Libya, the force had to spend at least a week upgrading their electronics so they could communicate with the other air forces involved. The Yanks upgraded our electronic systems, but I have never seen it mentioned anywhere if we repaid them for the costs.
Over the years I have spoken with many veterans and am always shocked to find about half of them support the LPC.They aren’t particularly interested in politics,like most people,and have no idea the LPC considers them little more than a necessary evil.
Trudeau is ,again, doing to the armed forces what every Liberal PM has done,starved them of funding,while lauding their “courage and sacrifices” in fancy speeches.
commented 2018-12-14 07:35:39 -0500
I know a little about aviation avionics. It like walking into a modern office with a 35 year old Commodore 64 and set it up next to three year old lap top. Incompatible, slow and is just like turdo.
commented 2018-12-14 00:04:07 -0500
Trudeau voters for treason!
commented 2018-12-13 23:36:12 -0500
The commanding officer of the French army, along with other military leaders issued a public statement declaring the Army’s opposition to Macron signing the UN Migrant Compact. If France’s military is this vocal maybe our military leaders will do so likewise. Let’s pray that they do so. It is the MILITARY’S ROLE TO PROTECT CANADA, even from our so-called malfunctioning, groping, dope smoking, gender-confused, traitorous prime minister.
commented 2018-12-13 23:25:39 -0500
Hmmm, maybe the Turd is handing out $10 million to EVERY TERRORIST returning to Canada! Sarcasm aside, this idiot CANNOT HIDE THE FACT HE HATES ALBERTA. It’s got to be some sort if MENTAL MALFUNCTION. Next up, closing Cold Lake and relocating operations to Ontario/Quebec.
commented 2018-12-13 21:09:40 -0500
Too bad Trudeau isn’t a peon in socialist lands like Venezuela.. He’d soon change his tune.
commented 2018-12-13 17:52:25 -0500
you stole my thunder ezra. if the main base was in quebec their war game would be held monthly.
commented 2018-12-13 16:16:23 -0500
Considering how much our country has dilapidated under Trudeau’s lack of leadership, including his disdain and neglect of our Armed Forces, Rebel members, family, friends and neighbours, should contact members of the Canadian military to see if there would be any willing to organize and remove Trudeau from power. When the country reverts so far away from a true democracy into blatant totalitarianism, it is time for the Canadian military to do what is right and act before it becomes too late. Maybe that is why Trudeau sent our forces to Mali; so that they wouldn’t be in the country to make any move against him.
Only 8% of the German population supported the Nazi’s in WWII. The 92% that didn’t failed to recognize Hitler’s threat and failed to organize against him before he put the SS under Himmler in place, because many were politically correct, uninterested and most were afraid.

In this country, if you are pro-life you are labelled as being against women’s rights and an anti-feminist. If you are against gay marriage you are called a homophobe. If you are against the continuous rising threat of Islam, you are called an Islamophobe. If you are against unchecked migration and immigration from 3rd world countries locked in civil war, you are labelled a xenophobe. If you are against the unscientific nonsense of transgenderism, you are now labelled a transphobe. And all of these labels designate you as a supposed racist.
The people on the left, just like the Nazi’s of old, first started by insulting those they could not rationally debate until no one dared say anything even though many wanted to. Two days ago, Trudeau considered an unbiased question from the Opposition regarding the budget, as a personal attack in QP when it wasn’t. In ‘Mein Kamph’ Hitler refers to all other non-Aryan ethnic groups as “Chaff; worthless straw.”

Trudeau knows that a nation of emasculated liars is easy to control which is why he gave such a long, poignant and sorrowful Ode when Fidel Castro passed away.
commented 2018-12-13 13:56:17 -0500
Trudeau, Treasonous traitorous son of a communist.
Might as well fly the UN flag on Parliament Hill because this jerk is dismantling our country and our culture before our eyes.
commented 2018-12-13 13:06:07 -0500
Talk about pilot and maintenance personnel shortages – “informed Sources” tell me the situation is so bad, that our 450 Chinook Helicopter Squadron, based in Petawawa, has had to hire British Air Force Chinook pilots to fly our Chinooks on a more or less permanent basis!… Check it out!….
commented 2018-12-13 12:39:47 -0500
George,I am so ready to get the revolution going I agree with you 1000%!!
commented 2018-12-13 12:29:15 -0500
You can just say it Ezra
commented 2018-12-13 12:14:30 -0500
SHELDON EISLER commented 1 hour ago
Post national Canada doesn’t need an Air Force anymore,we are protected by the UN now. God help us all!!
Yup, Sheldon, protected just like the Hutus were.
commented 2018-12-13 12:00:03 -0500
“Is there a word for someone who does that…?”

Yes ther is: TRUDEAU.

Like father, like son.

commented 2018-12-13 11:26:05 -0500
Post national Canada doesn’t need an Air Force anymore,we are protected by the UN now. God help us all!!