Dear Humans vs Harper:
I’m so glad I found you, Sir!
Warrant officer Gay Guess reporting in with news from the Canadian military gender wars. Take my word for it; they are non-stop, Sir.
I’m currently assigned to the Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre. My orders are to support National Defence Headquarters with the total integration of advanced gender perspectives for our military leadership. Continue reading
Pictured here the LAV (Light Armored Vehicle) at the center of the massive Saudi arms deal recently brokered by the Harper government. Touted as a vehicle that “combines versatility, survivability, lethality,” it’s manufactured by General Dynamics Land Systems Canada, a subsidiary of the American-owned Combat Systems business group of General Dynamics Corporation. While Canada is required to screen requests to export military goods to countries like Saudi Arabia that “have a persistent record of serious violations of the human rights of their citizens,” we don’t know if this sale was screened because Harper has kept those details secret.
The Bombkill Institute, a Canadian public relations and lobbying firm that champions the Canadian arms industry, hosted a backgrounder for Ottawa media yesterday, entitled “What Canada Can Learn from Saudi Arabia.” Best known for its influential workshop series, “Selling Guns: A Profession or a Lifestyle?” the Bombkill Institute has been quick to capitalize on the growing interest in Canada’s $15 billion arms sale to the Saudis.
Martin “Rat-a-Tat” Bombkill, the Institute’s founder, struck an uplifting tone with reporters, Continue reading