Kelly McParland: Good news, the Americans hate the F-35 too !
Kelly McParland Apr 30, 2012 – 9:25 AM ET | Last Updated: Apr 30, 2012 9:41 AM ET
Still uncertain whether the F-35 is a good idea?
Good news: Foreign Policy magazine may solve the dilemma for you. The Washington-based magazine demonstrates that Canadian opponents aren’t alone in thinking the “fifth generation fighter” (which sounds significant but really only means there were four earlier ones, kind of like owning a “fifth generation Oldsmobile”) is a disaster waiting to happen. In “The Jet that Ate the Pentagon” it pretty much dismembers the argument for the plane, largely on the basis that it will be insanely expensive (even more insanely than the costs known at present, and which the federal government sought valiantly to disguise by letting Defence Minister Peter MacKay be in charge). And besides the expense, it says, the planes don’t work very well, and aren’t likely to.
…told yahhhS…! the complex of the “AVRO-ARROW” and “UK DIESEL SUBS”…! Peter McKay and Defense went to the most luxury this time, and lost again…! UNLESS THEY CHANGE THE ORDER TO SOMETHING IN BETWEEN…!
…ITS A DISGRACE, even INDIA’S defense has better and more SHIPS, subs, helicopters and Russian migs…! NOT TO MENTION THE UK…! …THE F-35 is a “flying ‘typewriter’-electronic-slum-dunk”, a piano, and a white elephant…! and does not work well, yet…!