Monday, June 6, 2016
Liberals planning to buy Super Hornets
Thank God. Finally someone with a brain. The Ottawa Citizen is reporting that " The Liberal government is intent on buying Super Hornet fighter jets, according to multiple sources. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet reportedly discussed the issue last week, and while no formal decision was taken, one top-level official said: “They have made up their minds and are working on the right narrative to support it.” Rather than a full replacement of the air force’s aging CF-18 fighter fleet, it’s believed the purchase will be labelled an interim measure to fill what Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan has warned is a pending “gap” in Canada’s military capabilities."
Let's backtrack to the obvious: Boeing is good. Lockheed Martin is bad. Boeing has been making quality airplanes for a long time. Lockheed Martin has a horible reputation for fraud. Forbes wrote about The 10 Worst Things About Lockheed Martin's Alleged Lobbying Fraud. The Corporate Research Project has posted their rap sheet. Just Google Lockheed Martin and fraud.
The Boeing Super Hornet is perfect. The insider trading C-35s are not. In the Boeing Super Hornet, additional fuel can be carried in up to five external fuel tanks and the aircraft can be configured as an airborne tanker by adding an external air refueling system. That’s a lot better than having to contract out the air to air fueling in the F-35.
The fleet of C-35's that don't work in the arctic and are solely for invading other countries for their oil, was a tumultuous scam like unto Brian Mulroney's Airbus scandal also referred to as Kickback Mountain. Mulroney lied about his relationship with Karlheinz Schreiber and defrauded taxpayers of an out of court settlement that was based on Mulroney's perjury.
Likewise with the C-35s Conservative candidate Raymond Sturgeon lobbied for Lockheed Martin. John Ivison is out to lunch. The Super Hornets are a much better deal for taxpayers.