Canada Day – Another view: “Will the USA Invade Canada?”

Regardless of what you think about Canada-US relations, this piece written by Carlton Meyer for Sanderson Research Associates Ltd. is thought-provoking reading for Canadians as we reflect on our country’s past, present and future on this Canada Day. Is Myer’s view inconceivable, improbable, impossible? Is it far-fetched? Or could it be a possible scenario as the USA faces its worst crisis since the Great Depression? According to Carlton Myer this invasion of Canada has already begun.  I tend to agree …

Will the USA Invade Canada?

By Carlton Meyer
Jul/17/2007
Active ImageCanada is now considered an unimportant good neighbor by the superpower to its south. A recent effort to create a “North American Union” (NAU) with Canada, the USA, and Mexico is a semi-secret effort by industrialists in these three nations. The goal is similar to the “European Union” in that it would allow low-cost Mexican labor and abundant Canadian energy reserves to fuel the huge industrial machine of the USA and create the world’s greatest economic power. The 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is the cornerstone of this union.

Few Americans know that Canada is the leading source of imported energy to the USA. They are the biggest source of foreign oil, natural gas, uranium, and even electricity. As energy costs recently doubled, Canada is becoming wealthy, at the expense of its southern neighbor. This has weakened Canadian support for a NAU. The obnoxious foreign policy of President George Bush has nearly derailed it.

Battle of Lake Erie, 1812

The USA invaded Canada during its war with Britain in 1812. It was thought the conquest would be easy, but Canadians did not welcome their “liberators” from the south. In the 1930s, the U.S. military developed a detailed 94-page document called “Joint Army and Navy Basic War Plan – Red” for invading Canada. The plan called for the U.S. military to launch a surprise attack to capture the port city of Halifax, cutting the Canadians off from their British allies. Canadian power plants near Niagara Falls would be seized as the U.S. Army invaded on three fronts — marching from Vermont to take Montreal and Quebec, charging out of North Dakota to grab the railroad center at Winnipeg, and storming out of the Midwest to capture the strategic nickel mines of Ontario. Meanwhile, the U.S. Navy seizes the Great Lakes and blockades Canada’s ports.[1]

That invasion plan was scrapped as World War II began. Canada is now considered an unimportant good neighbor by the superpower to its south. A recent effort to create a “North American Union” (NAU) with Canada, the USA, and Mexico is a semi-secret effort by industrialists in these three nations.[2] The goal is similar to the “European Union” in that it would allow low-cost Mexican labor and abundant Canadian energy reserves to fuel the huge industrial machine of the USA and create the world’s greatest economic power. The 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is the cornerstone of this union.

Active ImageHowever, the free movement of cheap labor from Mexico resulted in angry opposition from American workers. Legal obstacles have been evaded by encouraging illegal immigration. Current immigration laws are rarely enforced and the number of illegal immigrants is now so great that they openly hold political rallies and make demands. As a result, NAU leaders are attempting to squeeze a second amnesty law through the U.S. Congress to provide legal status to this cheap labor. This will ensure that millions more Mexicans flood across the lightly patrolled border and depress wages further, thus boosting profits with what NAU leaders call the “free movement of labor.”

Few Americans know that Canada is the leading source of imported energy to the USA. They are the biggest source of foreign oil, natural gas, uranium, and even electricity. As energy costs recently doubled, Canada is becoming wealthy, at the expense of its southern neighbor. This has weakened Canadian support for a NAU. The obnoxious foreign policy of President George Bush has nearly derailed it.

As energy prices continue to rise, economic growth and prosperity in the USA will stall, and then decline, while Canada enjoys an economic boom. This will result in envy and plots to secure Canada’s energy wealth for all North Americans. Mexico will soon need Canadian energy as well since its oil reserves are rapidly depleting and are projected to run out in a decade.[3]

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Meanwhile, a direct military confrontation is possible as the “Canada Canal” opens. While the media is full of stories about global warming, there is little convincing data. Since scientists are unable to predict the weather one week from now, one must doubt their projections of what may happen two decades from now. Nevertheless, arctic ice is melting and the long-sought “Northwest Passage” through Canada’s frozen north is now navigable for a few weeks each summer. Some scientists predict that all artic ice will melt within a couple of decades, keeping this route open year around. If ice continues to melt, this passage will become a transit route for ships trading between Europe and Asia. Commercial ships can shave off some 2500 miles from Europe to Asia compared with current routes through the Panama Canal. In addition, most modern container ships are too large to transit the Panama Canal, which is expensive and requires up to two weeks anyway.

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Active ImageMoreover, melting ice will allow practical access to arctic energy reserves that Canada claims. Huge energy reserves are suspected in this region, yet there is no road or rail access. As ice melts and the sea emerges, long dormant territorial disputes have arisen. Two years ago, Denmark, which rules Greenland, was angered by a visit of Canada’s defense minister, Bill Graham, on disputed Hans Island. He stayed for a short while, examining a new Maple Leaf flag planted by Canadian servicemen there, and an old flag left by a Danish naval party three years earlier. Denmark dispatched the naval cutter Tulugaq and threatened to land more men. However, as tensions rose, the rival claimants agreed to discuss the dispute at the United Nations.[4]

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper recently said that six to eight Navy patrol ships have been assigned to guard what he says are Canadian waters. A deepwater port will be built in a region the U.S. Geological Survey estimates has as much as 25 percent of the world’s undiscovered oil and gas. Harper proclaimed:

“Canada has a choice when it comes to defending our sovereignty over the Arctic. We either use it or lose it. And make no mistake; this government intends to use it. It is no exaggeration to say that the need to assert our sovereignty and protect our territorial integrity in the North on our terms have never been more urgent.”[5]

Ambassador David WilkinsMeanwhile, U.S. Ambassador David Wilkins criticized Harper, claiming the Northwest Passage as “neutral waters.” The U.S. Navy has sent ships and submarines through the passage in recent years without Canadian permission. It seems inconceivable that the USA would use this as an excuse to invade Canada, but if energy prices double yet again “something” may happen as the CIA shifts its misinformation and political manipulation machine to secretly destabilize the Canadian government. They could argue the area is not inhabited by real Canadians, just the indigenous Inuit. Perhaps a “Free Inuit” movement will appear, secretly backed by the USA. The few thousand Inuit could become wealthy and may eagerly sign whatever oil contracts they are presented. The long-standing “Stephen Harper” movement could be used to divide Canada and blame trouble on the French-speaking Canadians that dominate the province of Quebec. Should Quebec become independent, this would split Canada.

Meanwhile, NAU operatives could instigate political scandals and possible terror attacks to create fear and uncertainty among the Canadian people. NAU backed political candidates could push for an independent energy-rich Western Canada, or direct annexation for these western provinces to become new states in the USA, all in the interest of security of course. Or, perhaps NAU promoters will toss a billion dollars into a political campaign for Canada to submit. Recall how easily the British have always suckered peaceful Canadians into joining in their European wars. Any Canadians who protest their loss of sovereignty would be labeled “extremists nationalists” and subject to arrest for organizing “terror groups.”

Such actions may seem extreme, but the USA spends over $40 billion a year on “intelligence” agencies that are experts at manipulating foreign governments through bribery, blackmail, mass misinformation, and even assassinations.[6] These people will not sit back as their nation’s economic power collapses when wealth flows across its northern border, especially if it results in severe budget cuts to their secretive organizations. Most large North American corporations operate in both the USA and Canada, and they will use their influence to see that “free trade” includes equal access to Canada’s energy resources at a “fair” price. The media conglomerates could ensure that most Canadians are unaware or even supportive of exporting their natural resources at below market rates. It will be interesting to watch this invasion of Canada unfold, as it has already begun.

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[1]Raiding the Icebox; Behind Its Warm Front, the United States Made Cold Calculations to Subdue Canada“; Washington Post, Dec. 30, 2005.

[2] An excellent list of recent “North American Union” agreements can be found at “Source Watch “.

[3] International Energy Outlook 2007, Chapter 3, EIA.

[4]Canada flexes its muscles in dispute over Arctic wastes“, Telegraph U.K., August 8, 2005.

[5]Canada Tightens Grip on Disputed Arctic“, AP, July 9, 2007.

[6]Confessions of an Economic Hit Man,” John Perkins, 2005.

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