Saturday, August 06, 2005
Which two Western nations would you imagine least likely to start a terriritorial spat that would lead to the dispatch of warships?
That'll be Canada and Denmark. But blow me down that is exactly what they are doing. The squabble is about a piece of ice girt rock by the name of Hans island, (no doubt Christian and Anderson Islands are about somewhere). The spat was precipitated by a visit by the Canadian Defence Minister to the island without first lettingthe Danes know.
The Danmes are now hotfooting it (maybe a different verb would be morte appropriate) to the Island to plant a new and sturdier flag upon it.
“If we manage to reach the island, we will hoist a new Danish flag. We're trying to change the flags as often as possible because they are quickly torn apart by the strong winds,”
Hat tip Irish Eagle