Santa and NORAD, wtf?

Maybe some people think this is cute: Many armies and agencies tracked Santa, NORAD’s Santa tracker and so on. I do not. It’s an attempt to put a cute, friendly gloss on military surveillance which, though possibly necessary (I’m not here to debate that) is far from cute. The sooner this tradition is allowed to wither away, the better.

I also notice the francophone media don’t get suckered by this thing, and good for them. CBC undercut the cute thing with a kicker saying “Defence agency also keeping on top of any possible signs of a North Korea missile launch”!