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Montreal Simon: What Does Lockheed-Martin Not Understand?

I must admit that Steve Over, Lockheed-Martin's chief flying vacuum cleaner salesman for the F-35 jet, is really starting to annoy me.First he threatens to blackmail us if we don't buy his overpriced overhyped clunker or junker.Then he lied, an… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: What Does Lockheed-Martin Not Understand?

Montreal Simon: Harper’s Legacy: Now Lockheed Martin is Threatening to Blackmail Us

For what sometimes seems like forever, the F-35 fighter jet has been hovering over Canada like some kind of giant bat.And even though it has been a comedy of errors, more hot air has been expended talking about it than is blown out of its rear orifice…. . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Harper’s Legacy: Now Lockheed Martin is Threatening to Blackmail Us

Alberta Politics: What’s next? F-35 boondoggle to land on the deck of a Canadian Mistral carrier?

PHOTOS: The F-35, possibly the worst military aircraft ever made, dollar for dollar or pound for pound, photographed to make it look less like a brick. A hovering version of the same plane. A not-quite-finished Mistral-class helicopter carrier. SANTA FE, N.M. I suppose a hotel in the desert, just down the block from the address . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: What’s next? F-35 boondoggle to land on the deck of a Canadian Mistral carrier?

The Disaffected Lib: Canada Advances to Top Tier Warmongering. Congratulations All.

Did you hear the news?  Pakistan has inked a deal to buy eight modern Chinese submarines.  Pakistan, yeah.  And the Pakistan navy is looking at developing nuclear warheads for the torpedoes and cruise missiles those subs carry.  What do you think of that?  Does it evoke any sort of visceral reaction in you? I . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Canada Advances to Top Tier Warmongering. Congratulations All.

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Big Business of War

In the fog of war there are some things about Stephen Harper's plan to use airstrikes to defeat the ISIS crazies that are already abundantly clear.One, they make him look as if he's taking decisive action, even though so far they are proving notoriously ineffective. Two, they are REALLY expensive. In a crazy sort . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Big Business of War

Politics and its Discontents: Another F-35 Weakness Confirmed

It’s hard to get an accurate critique of the F-35’s shortcomings from its maker, Lockheed Martin, or from its key customer, the United States Air Force. They spare no effort to gloss over problems with this worrisome warplane but, bit by bit, information does emerge.

Aviation Week reports that the USAF, which is still . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Another F-35 Weakness Confirmed

Impolitical: Lockheed Martin pulls out the big guns

This report today just says so much about the whole F-35 program. Lockheed Martin is now publicly threatening that Canadian firms that have received F-35 industrial contracts to date may not get continued work in the future if our government goes with another jet. Heck of a way to run a business, don’t you think? . . . → Read More: Impolitical: Lockheed Martin pulls out the big guns