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alexd

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If this entire thing turns out to be completely staged Canadian political propaganda, I wouldn't be surprised.

Greeted at the airport by a government minister is certainly cheaper than Canada canceling the arms deal, but I just hope this entire matter doesn't bite either Canada in the ass (Canadians being arrested in SA), or the young woman if SA chops the heads off her family members.
 

wickedken

TRIBE Member
If this entire thing turns out to be completely staged Canadian political propaganda, I wouldn't be surprised.

Greeted at the airport by a government minister is certainly cheaper than Canada canceling the arms deal, but I just hope this entire matter doesn't bite either Canada in the ass (Canadians being arrested in SA), or the young woman if SA chops the heads off her family members.
Are you suggesting that the Canadian government arranged for a fake social media campaign for someone who isn't really a victim so they can score political points?
 

ndrwrld

TRIBE Member
She's got 24 hour round the clock security, because of the many many online death threats ( coming from Canadians )
 

hummus

TRIBE Member
Are you suggesting that the Canadian government arranged for a fake social media campaign for someone who isn't really a victim so they can score political points?
I think he means that the Canadian government could be just taking this high profile case and exploiting the girl so they could stick it to the saudis without having to cancel the arms deal(still good for the economy) to win them political points under the guise of human rights, because I agree. I mean she was heading to Australia. But When low profile cases like this one might even have a higher risk are not even touched. Let’s stick it to the saudis... and the people of Yemen.
Yemeni sisters stuck in bureaucratic limbo in Ottawa after ID document confiscated
 
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alexd

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Staff member
This kind of veneer foreign policy never works, or rather, never used to work. Dishonesty has always been baked into politics, but politics these days is an 'anything goes' sport, and traditional decorum and diplomatic frameworks that were used and respected for a century are out the window.
Basing everything on veneer doesn't seem like a lasting solution to anything.
 

wickedken

TRIBE Member
I think he means that the Canadian government could be just taking this high profile case and exploiting the girl so they could stick it to the saudis without having to cancel the arms deal(still good for the economy) to win them political points under the guise of human rights, because I agree. I mean she was heading to Australia. But When low profile cases like this one might even have a higher risk are not even touched. Let’s stick it to the saudis... and the people of Yemen.
Yemeni sisters stuck in bureaucratic limbo in Ottawa after ID document confiscated
I'm shocked that you would think that the Trudeau government uses this kind of veneer, superficial politics to score points. I mean, who really buys it?
 

ndrwrld

TRIBE Member
Report alleges torture of imprisoned Saudi women's rights activists escalating | CBC News
I brought this up 2 months ago. Speaking out, rather harshly, about " The Saudi's " got me a 30 day ban from Facebook.
I think it's TIME for the Canadian Government to start treating The Saudi Government exactly how they treat their own people, let alone international women who go there to raise awareness about their atrocities.
ANYTHING LESS, is hypocritical and WEAK.
 

Bernnie Federko

TRIBE Member
Bezos team claims Saudis hacked phone
Gavin de Becker, a celebrity security consultant who has had Jeff Bezos as a client of 22 years, makes a bombshell allegation about how Bezos' texts and pics leaked to the National Enquirer:

  • "Our investigators and several experts concluded with high confidence that the Saudis had access to Bezos’ phone, and gained private information," De Becker writes in a first-person piece for the Daily Beast.
  • "[T]he Saudi government has been intent on harming Jeff Bezos since last October, when [the WashPost, which he owns,] began its relentless coverage of [journalist Jamal] Khashoggi’s murder."
 
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