Canadian fighter jets scrambled to intercept a Russian plane approaching Canadian airspace shortly before U.S. President Barack Obama visited Ottawa, the defence minister said Friday.
Peter MacKay said he wasn’t accusing Russia of deliberately timing the flight to coincide with the visit — when Canadian security was focused in Ottawa — but he did call it a “strong coincidence.”
“It was a strong coincidence which we met with … CF-18 fighter planes and world-class pilots that know their business,” said MacKay.
“[The pilots] sent a strong signal they should back off and stay out of our airspace.”
Now, I don’t mean to suggest that Peter MacKay is trying to overcompensate for possessing a teeny-tiny penis by swinging around Canada’s “CF-18 fighter planes and world-class pilots that know their business” like a pasty-faced Mr. Marcus clone. But it’s certainly a strong coincidence.
Perhaps someone should ask his dog for confirmation.