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We will, I'm sure. This sounds like a criticism, but I really do mean it positively - Canada, federally, is very good at following the general consensus among the democratic powers. We aren't often first, but we do usually participate.
Every Canadian diplomat has “in good company” tattooed on their arse.
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We will, I'm sure. This sounds like a criticism, but I really do mean it positively - Canada, federally, is very good at following the general consensus among the democratic powers. We aren't often first, but we do usually participate.
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Every Canadian diplomat has “in good company” tattooed on their arse.
I know there's a routine tendency to act like we're unimportant or insignificant. But in this particular case, we do have a substantial outsized influence. Our military donations are in the top 5:



And more importantly than the aid was the training mission since 2015. Canada helped train nearly 30k Ukrainians when their regular army was close to 100k. From folks like General Hertling to Maj Gen Mick Ryan, there's been plenty of accolades for our role and leadership in the training mission. Even suggestions from them that Canada doesn't get enough recognition for this. After all, kit can be shipped in days or weeks. Training and developing the right mindset can take months to years.

https://thewalrus.ca/canada-training-ukraine/

It's funny that Canadians don't recognize this accomplishment. But the Russians put every Canadian diplomat and training mission commander on their banned list. The Russians, on the receiving end, know exactly how effective this training was.
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I think hindsight is 2020 on things like this. Nobody from about the mid 80s until 2022 thought there would be a large scale land war in Europe.
That is because they were tearing down literal walls and investing to bring them up to the rest of the west.
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Thirty T-34 tanks, produced in 1944, were brought back to Russia from Laos and passed to Russian ministry of
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Anita Anand has just announced Canada will be sending four combat-ready Leopard tanks to Ukraine, along with Canadian forces for training:

"Although I am announcing the donation of four tanks today, this number may grow as we coordinate donation and sustainment plans with our allies."
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Interesting piece on Russia's prisoners' army. (At least ones lucky enough to get marked graves).

https://www.reuters.com/investigates...graves-wagner/
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So, how quickly can an Abrams take them out?
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Old Posted Yesterday, 10:00 PM
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General Hillier on CBC Power and Politics:

We should send 50 - 100 Leo 2s in cooperation with the Germans to get them ready.

We should backfill these with new tanks, preferably Panthers.

Maybe NATO will stop viewing us as a parasite.

Spicy interview....

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