From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul> Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2013 14:44:26 -0300 Archived: Thu, 28 Mar 2013 18:01:52 -0400 Subject: Unidentified Airborne Objects These were the opening lines in a National Post article today (March 27,2013). It was Canada's turn to provide air protection for Iceland which has no military but is still part of NATO. Note the last line. I didn't add the quote marks; they were already in the article. I did add the underline re DND however. Don Ledger ----- With no air force of its own, for the next five weeks the only thing guarding Iceland from air invasion will be a sextet of Canadian fighter planes. In mid-March, six CF-18s and more than 160 Canadian Forces personnel* bunked down at a Cold War-era base just outside Reykjavik to kick off Operation Ignition, a periodic mission in which Canada takes its turn defending the island nation, which is the only NATO member without a single soldier or pilot on the payroll. Canadians will monitor radar, escort "unauthorized" aircraft out of Icelandic airspace and practice scrambling jets to "intercept and identify unknown airborne objects", according to a statement by the Department of National Defense. * Lee Childs, a British author of the popular Jack Reacher books about a Retired American Military MP remarks in one of his books that the Canadian Army is four guys with a dog. I stopped reading his books after that. A Brit ought to know better than that. 160 troops is less than the number of Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan so far. Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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