Thursday, September 28, 2006

US Coast Guard Patrols Great Lakes with Machine Guns

As this article in today's Globe and Mail shows, Canadians and environmentalists on both sides of the border are very upset that the U.S. Coast Guard is now patrolling the Great Lakes in boats armed with machine guns and performing training exercises, endangering small pleasure craft and polluting the waters with lead.

Toronto Mayor David Miller has said the move violates a 90-year-old treaty that forbids weapons on the lakes.

This is just the latest idiocy by a paranoid, bully U.S. administration. Canadian cottagers pose a real threat to American security, right? Perhaps it is about time to bring our troops home from Afghanistan to protect Canada from American so-called friendly fire that has already killed five Canadians...

The United States Coast Guard has started to patrol the Great Lakes with machine guns mounted on their vessels and is conducting live-ammunition training drills on the U.S. side to prepare officers to combat terrorists flooding across the border from Canada by boat.

The automatic-weapon drills started earlier this year but came to light only in the past two weeks after information about the Coast Guard's move to create 34 permanent live-fire training zones in the Great Lakes was published in the U.S. federal register.

...Read the rest of this article by Margaret Philp here.

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