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Andreas Johansson wrote:

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> > > >   I'd like to see just one of those countries that is
> > > >   gloating over the erosion of the United States dollar
> > > >   build its own airplane. Does any other country in the
> > > >   world have a plane to equal the Boeing Jumbo Jet, the
> > > >   Lockheed Tri-Star, or the Douglas DC10? If so, why
> > > >   don't they fly them? Why do all the International
> > > >   lines except Russia fly American Planes?
>
> What about Airbus? While they've not (yet) built anything as big as a Jumbo,
> they do have decent chunk of the world market. And I'm told that Brazilian
> Embraer has become a big supplier of smaller commercial aircraft.
>
> And let's not mention that Hungary recently prefered a Swedish jet fighter
> to the F16.

This can be explained by the fact that this editorial was *really*
written in 1973. I doesn't change much, but it explained both of those
things.

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> And no, I don't consider myself anti-American, but I'm SLIGHTLY tired of
> hearing what a nice country the USA is over and over again.

As am I. I am by no means anti-American, but the "Yay! America" attitude
gets to bothering me in sufficient quantities.

Remember, this editorial was also written to get Canadians to stop
dumping on the US, not to be something for Americans to gloat over. For
the record.

We now return to our regularly scheduled program...

--
Robert