Chief: "Now this is definitely the biggest stretch of paranoia I have ever seen. Wow, you need to lighten up Scott. You're letting this crap get to you and it is showing in your thoughts."
There is nothing paranoid about one country retaliating against another when a protectionist group like R-CULT throws up a trade barrier based on a pack of lies. The fact is, had that unfair trade barrier remained, we could have paid the price in other areas but R-CULT is simply too narrowly focused to see beyond the word "import".
Now let's talk paranoid shall we?
Who was the protectionist group that lied to the U.S. cattlemen by telling them if the Canadian border would open there would be a flood of imported cattle and our markets would tank?
WHO TOLD THE U.S. CATTLEMEN THAT LIE???
Pretty obvious, this paranoid ignorant position came from none other than R-CULT, AS ALWAYS and was not true. Why anyone even listens to them anymore is beyond me. I guess it's that need to blame.
But that's Ok with you right? The end (slightly higher cattle prices) justifies the means (lying about the safety of Canadian cattle and beef).
Sandhusker:"A country has to be able to afford their sanctions."
I'd say with the rebuilding of New Orleans and current oil prices, it's a pretty safe bet that Canada could offset some or all of their losses in cattle with their gains in lumber and oil. You don't knife a country in the back the way R-CULT did Canada and think its forgotten overnight.
Sandhusker: "We consider a government not catering to money interests to be more important."
Another of your many speculative theories unsupported by fact.