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Canada has long denied any role in the US war. However, General Dynamics, the US "defense" contractor, recently announced a deal with Canada's SNC Technologies Inc. as part of a multinational consortium of small-caliber ammunition producers. Their purpose is to supply between 300 million-500 million more bullets to occupation forces per year, and potentially for at least five years.
The high demand in bullets is in response to a recent U.S. Army market survey for a "Small-Caliber Ammunition Systems Integrator". The Financial Times reports that the US occupation forces will need 300m to 500m more bullets a year for at least five years. And because the single army-owned, small-calibre ammunition factory in Lake City, Missouri, can produce only 1.2m bullets annually, the army is suddenly scrambling to get private defense contractors to help fill the gap....
But sadly, this ammunitions contract is only the tip of the iceberg. Canada has quietly supported the US led war on Iraq even before Canada had taken an official position.
As early as February, 2003 Canada had provided strategic support for the war on Iraq by transferring 25 military planners from US Central Command in Tampa, Florida to the US command post in Qatar.
Other evidence that Canada supported the war includes the use of Canadian military personnel aboard the US Air Force's E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning And Control System air craft. The E-3 Sentry provides all-weather surveillance, command, control and communications for the military. According to the US Air Force, one such aircraft, "carried approximately 180 members from the 552nd Air Control Wing -- the wing's Canadian component -- and 513th Air Control Group reservists. The units were deployed supporting operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom."
More, also in February, 2003, Commander Roger Girouard assumed command of the navy Task Force 151, located in the Persian Gulf, under an agreement by Ottawa and Washington. The Task Force was responsible for escorting ships, intercepting and boarding suspect ships and guarding against attacks on shipping. Girouard was in charge of up to 20 allied ships from several different countries, including the United States, France, Italy, Greece and Canada. The Canadian Government even allowed US planes on route to Iraq to fly through Canadian air space and to refuel, this ended after the first 3 weeks in March, 2003.
It is, no doubt, rather difficult for the Northern neighbor of a mad imperialist power to completely disentangle itself. And when there is money to be made....