Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Canada revisits "Homeland Missile Defence" ?

This one got past me. As I am sure it did many Canadians.
Via an email....

  MDAA Alert: 
Canada Revisits Homeland Missile Defense
June 3, 2014 
   The Canadian Senate Chambers
Dear Members and Friends,

Deputy NORAD Commander Lieutenant General Alain Parent (RCAF) testified on North American missile defense issues before the Canadian Senate yesterday. The Canadian Parliament is currently reviewing its 2005 decision not to participate in the U.S. North American ballistic missile defense architecture. Two former Canadian defense ministers have stated that the time has come for Canada to become a full partner with the United States on missile defense.
Canada's participation in the U.S. national homeland missile defense system would help facilitate quick decision-making and allow Canada greater access to intelligence on ballistic missile threats.
Full participation would "allow Canadians to be in all domains at the NORAD/NORTHCOM command center." LGen Parent said during testimony.

"I would not be asked to leave the room if there was a discussion towards the subject of a ballistic missile defense engagement." LGen Parent said. "General Jacoby (NORTHCOM and NORAD Commander) could appoint me to be part of the decision-making in ballistic missile defense."

Currently, the U.S. Ground Based Missile Defense system (GMD) has 30 deployed interceptors in Alaska and California and can defend all of the United States as well as Canada from long range North Korean ballistic missiles. This GMD system has a limited number of interceptors, a high shot doctrine and a very high cost of engagement. With the continued growth and proliferation in long range ballistic missile threats against North America from places such as Iran and North Korea, as well as the technical miscues of all of the North Korean missile tests, it would seem prudent to Canada's national security to have a voice in the decision making of the ballistic missile defense system that is in place.  
Though not stated this is very clearly about targeting Russia through Canada!!!

Earlier this year in May, LGen Parent participated and presented in MDAA's NORAD/NORTHCOM Missile Warning and Defender of the Year Event in Colorado Springs for the Missile Warning Professional of the Year in 2014.

Watch Lieutenant General Alain Parent's Full Testimony:
  Lieutenant General Alain Parent
Image links to Senate of Canada website. Click "view this clip" and select format. Testimony begins at 6:06. 

Riki Sig/White
Riki Ellison
Chairman & Founder
Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance
Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance.....Let's check them out?!
An NGO, of course. 
 MDAA is a non-profit, non-partisan tax-exempt 501(c) (4) organization. Our mission is to make the world safer by advocating for the development and deployment of missile defense systems to defend the United States and its allies against missile threats. We are a membership-funded organization that does not advocate on behalf of any specific system, technology, architecture or entity. Founded in 2002, MDAA is the only organization in existence whose primary mission is to recruit, organize, and mobilize proponents to advocate for the critical need of missile defense. Visit our website www.missiledefenseadvocacy.org for more information
 So, how is this group funded??? Hmmmmm..... it seems a no brainer, but, I am to tired to dig in. 


  1. The threat from Iran is the threat of a proponent of disarmament - itself never having developed nuclear weapons and delivery systems despite recurring speculation by the holders of the greatest WMD reserves on the planet that they must want some - decades of never doing so have passed. I think of NK as being driven by the whip of economic warfare to do something - anything - in a futile effort to turn down the murder of its people. ( The war was never ended - even after almost 30% of the population had been killed. ) Both dastardly miscreants were active proponents of nuclear disarmament for years...what nasty people.
    Even the Shah of Iran was 'suspected'...conveniently...of nefarious motives. https://www.transcend.org/tms/2010/05/the-npt-and-the-nuclear-power-trap/

    1. thanks for the info opit
      As stated in the body of the post, I suspect the revisiting missile defence here is about Russia. Is about the wealth in the Arctic.
      Not really about Iran or North Korea- Two dastardly proponents of disarmament- ;) How dare they not want to use vast quantities of taxpayer money- against the wishes of taxpayers- to fund the never ending arms race. Dastardly
      I will have to read about the Shah...