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Trudeau objects to U.S. posting troops to control border with Canada

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border jumpers who may be carrying the COVID-19 virus,

Somebody in the US government has been watching a few too many Zombie shows.

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Trump and the neo-cons (see Eliot Abrams, Pompeo etal) in his admin are using the virus to create even more enemies for their followers to fear while finding more ways to distract from their inability to get an early handle on it.

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Canada opposes the United States sending troops to its northern frontier to catch border jumpers who may be carrying the COVID-19 virus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday.

Chip Star - Who heads that government? Say his name. You can do it. (How you refuse to call out Donny and disparage the United Stated for his actions makes who you are extremely transparent.)

Some people chose to attack those who are trying to stop PEOPLE from transmitting the Novel Virus to other PEOPLE. Any help should be appreciated. This action isn't costing Trudeau any money or manpower, but it could prevent infected people from crossing the border. Maybe Trudeau hopes to lessen the number of infected people Canada's healthcare system would have to provide treatment for? Maybe Trudeau just wants to blame Trump for something? Maybe Trudeau is hoping to get senile ol' Joe elected POTUS?

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Some people chose to attack those who are trying to stop PEOPLE from transmitting the Novel Virus to other PEOPLE. 

Who is the person trying to stop people from transmitting the virus? You aren’t seriously referring to Donny “Everything is alright and this is a democratic hoax/Take theses unproven medicines” Trump, are you?

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I would think it would be Americans trying to escape into Canada, rather than the other way around.

Will the Americans stop their people from getting out as well?

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As if we care what Trudeau thinks. Lol

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Canada is America's largest trading partner.

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@bas4fAs if we care what Trudeau thinks. Lol

I think most US business people do care about US/Canada relations.

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I think most US business people do care about US/Canada relations. Google/Yandex US/Canada trade.

Yes, but with this virus running amok, they also understand the President will do whatever he thinks is necessary to protect the nation, that’s why his poll numbers continue to shoot up and if Trudeau doesn’t like it, oh, well....

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PTownsend - I think most US business people do care about US/Canada relations.

"Business people" vs Trudeau's rant about where the U.S. should be allowed to station it's troops. I think you have confused the two.

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Whenever a country places troops on its borders during peacetime is considered provocative. No problem then if Putin/Russia puts troops at its European borders.

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zichi - Whenever a country places troops on its borders during peacetime is considered provocative. No problem then if Putin/Russia puts troops at its European borders.

The world is currently fighting a war against a pandemic.

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Please remember that any move made by the current occupant of the White House is part of the non-stop reelection campaign that started on November 8, 2016.

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arrestpaul

The world is currently fighting a war against a pandemic.

The American Canadian border is 8,891 km (5,525 mi) how many troopers are needed there. Those troops could be better used elsewhere like building and operating virus hospitals or disinfecting the cities.

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zichi - The American Canadian border is 8,891 km (5,525 mi) how many troopers are needed there. Those troops could be better used elsewhere like building and operating virus hospitals or disinfecting the cities.

According to whom? Anyone in a position of authority?

Are you referring to National Guard units, or the U.S. military? Posse Comitatus?

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Meanwhile in Canada, the hashtag #NoCanadian is trending as Canadians scratch their heads and wonder what Trump is thinking, because no Canadian in their right (or wrong) mind is looking to leave Canada, with its free healthcare, for the chaotic USA during a pandemic.

This idea only makes sense if you realize it's all about telling his base that he's all about strong borders.

Meh. Waste of US resources, but maybe it'll keep infected Americans from sneaking into Canada in search of affordable prescriptions drugs.

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Americans frequently cross the border to buy cheaper medical drugs.

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Meanwhile in Canada, the hashtag #NoCanadian is trending as Canadians scratch their heads and wonder what Trump is thinking, because no Canadian in their right (or wrong) mind is looking to leave Canada, with its free healthcare, for the chaotic USA during a pandemic.

It's got me scratching my head too. I don't get it, what's the rationale?

It's like if someone was telling me that the purpose of the Berlin wall was to keep people out.

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It's got me scratching my head too. I don't get it, what's the rationale?

Saving lives? It's not rocket science.

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Saving lives?

How? How are any lives saved from putting troops at the Canadian border?

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You'd have to he an idiot to think that sending troops to the border is necessary, useful, or proper.

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How are any lives saved from putting troops at the Canadian border?

People in Canada also have the virus? It's not rocket science.

You'd have to he an idiot to think that sending troops to the border is necessary, useful, or proper.

Sure, Super, it's fine to have our troops in other countries helping them to secure their borders but it's not OK for them to help secure our own borders. You'd have to be an idiot to think otherwise.

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You'd have to he an idiot to think that sending troops to the border is necessary, useful, or proper.

You'd have to be a complete fool in not taking the outbreak seriously.

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Serrano,

do you think for a minute that there is anyone in Canada trying to illegally enter the USA at the moment?

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As a Canadian, I think, great. Help keep us safe by keeping your own people in, at no expense to us. We’ll save our troops for practical uses like to setting up mobile / temporary hospitals.

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You'd have to be a complete fool in not taking the outbreak seriously.

Sonce Donny didn’t take it seriously for weeks, you’re calling your hero a complete fool. ROFL!

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Sure, Super, it's fine to have our troops in other countries helping them to secure their borders but it's not OK for them to help secure our own borders. You'd have to be an idiot to think otherwise.

Good thing this isn’t a logical inference from Super’s post.

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You'd have to be a complete fool in not taking the outbreak seriously.

sending a 1000 troops to a 5,500 ml border is taking the virus serious?

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sending a 1000 troops to a 5,500 ml border is taking the virus serious?

I think so, very.

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People in Canada also have the virus? It's not rocket science.

So? People all around the world have it. How does positioning troops at the border save lives? Your answer didn’t answer that.

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Sure, Super, it's fine to have our troops in other countries helping them to secure their borders but it's not OK for them to help secure our own borders

Why would anyone be sneaking into the US from Canada?!?! That’s daft.

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So? People all around the world have it. How does positioning troops at the border save lives? Your answer didn’t answer that.

You won’t get an answer from any of Donny’s fans that think this is a great idea because there is no answer as to how it saves lives because it doesn’t.

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In the UK 30,000 Reserve Troops mobilised to built temp military hospitals with one in London with 4,000 beds, others in other parts of the country.

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You won’t get an answer from any of Donny’s fans that think this is a great idea because there is no answer as to how it saves lives because it doesn’t.

Protects from people coming or going, we call that monitoring.

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One troop for every 5.5 miles is a great way to protect people from entering, if you live in the conservative bubble where ignorance-driven fear rules.

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Why would anyone be sneaking into the US from Canada?!?! That’s daft.

Seriously, no Canadian is going to trade their universal healthcare for the substandard third world-level care that the majority of Americans get.

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