Operation Frozen Beaver a Dismal Failure
Canada’s specially-designed Hans Island flag smushed; clearly Mother Nature recognizes Danish sovereignty:
Like the Inukshuk, the flag left behind is unique, designed for the mission and constructed and assembled in secrecy.
The idea was to erect a flag that would always be unfurled, similar to the U.S. flags left behind on the moon. Making it from metal was seen as a way of ensuring it did not deteriorate in the high winds.
Danish Foreign Minister Per Stig Moller told a Danish government committee shortly after Exercise Frozen Beaver that the Canadian flag had already been flattened by harsh winds.
“How do I know that? We’re monitoring the island, of course. It’s a part of Danish territory,” he was quoted as saying.