Going to War in Syria

Our government extols us to take on the threat of ISIL quickly, our F-18s and tankers head to their base in Kuwait via Italy.

Our government extols us to take on the threat of ISIL quickly, our F-18s and tankers head to their base in Kuwait via Italy.

What we are not told is our F-18s were not welcome in most surrounding countries and will fly from the dictatorship of Kuwait at massive expense to us. In Kuwait, the bases they fly from contain Kuwait’s own 40 F-18 Hornets, three KC 130 air refueling planes and scores of modern Apache attack helicopters that the Kuwait dictators won’t endanger or engage in this conflict.

They will sit in Kuwait’s hangers while young Canadians are going to war, but the wealthy and clever dynasty that rules Kuwait wants no part.

Roy AlexanderParksville

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