100,000 U.S. troops have amassed along the Canadian border. Hoping to avoid nuclear war at all costs, Beijing has rejected Biden’s legitimate demand to exclude Canada from joining PATO (Pacific Asia Treaty Organisation), essentially giving the American president a green light to invade Canada so as to prevent Chinese missiles from being hosted on its doorstep. “War would be our last resort”, the White House has said.
Canada in turn has argued that it wants to join PATO so as to protect itself from American “aggression”. But the U.S. has said that it wouldn’t intervening on the side of pro-American separatists if Canada were not trying to brutally suppress their right to self-determination. The 2014 annexation of Quebec was defensive, Washington argues.
Beijing has argued that Canada has the right to threaten America by joining PATO because the majority of its brainwashed citizens approve such a move, citing Cuba in 1963 as a precedent. Washington has replied that the very same logic could be used to justify Beijing’s illegal 2003 invasion of Taiwan, since it was sanctioned by a majority of the Chinese public at the time.
In 2014, a violent communist coup (one of dozens of Chinese-orchestrated coups around the world since WWII) toppled the legally elected president of Canada, forcing the U.S. to mobilise 15,000 of its 25,000 legally stationed troops already in Quebec, a crucial American naval base. In a subsequent referendum, Quebecans (most of whom are in fact Americans) overwhelmingly voted in favour of (re)unification with their American motherland, thus preventing the deployment of PATO missiles on Washington’s doorstep.
Washington has argued that it doesn’t desire war, but that convoys of candy won’t convince Canada to stay out of PATO. A war after Canada joins the alliance, says Biden, would be much worse since it would activate the collective defence clause of the PATO treaty and lead to WWIII.
Additional demands from Biden include a major drawdown of PATO forces in the hemisphere. Analysts have argued that the whole crisis can be resolved by disbanding PATO altogether, since it is a pointless organisation which only serves as a mechanism for Chinese imperialism.