Yves Engler: Ottawa Dances With Saudi Kingdom

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Yves Engler: Ottawa Dances With Saudi Kingdom

Ottawa Dances With Saudi Kingdom

https://yvesengler.com/2020/04/11/ottawa-dances-with-saudi-kingdom/

"The Trudeau government arming the monarchy's military while saying little about its brutal war in Yemen should be understood for what it was: War profiteering and enabling of massive human rights abuses."

No surprise. Nothing is done to stop it. And besides, if you can get down and dirty with ghouls like USA or Israel, why not Saudi?

Sean in Ottawa

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Ottawa Dances With Saudi Kingdom

https://yvesengler.com/2020/04/11/ottawa-dances-with-saudi-kingdom/

"The Trudeau government arming the monarchy's military while saying little about its brutal war in Yemen should be understood for what it was: War profiteering and enabling of massive human rights abuses."

No surprise. Nothing is done to stop it. And besides, if you can get down and dirty with ghouls like USA or Israel, why not Saudi?

Jobs at all costs. Not saying I agree but I know where this is coming from. Also we need Saudis in our medical care system (there are thousands). 

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No, Canada Should Not Be Selling Arms To Saudi Arabia

https://twitter.com/dimitrilascaris/status/1250831551824363522

"In Hill Times Global, an ex-CSIS-agent asks: 'Why would any country sell weapons to a regime that saws its critics into pieces and spreads terrorist ideology around the world?' The Trudeau government's arms sales to this monstrous regime are unconscionable."

('But China..'!)

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Canada's international reputation stained by UN Yemen war report

A United Nations report listing Canada as one of several countries who helped support the war in Yemen by supplying arms to Saudi Arabia will stain its reputation in the international community, according to a political analyst.

Anthony Fenton, a doctoral student at York University who tracks Canada’s relations with Gulf-Arab states said the latest UN report, which named Canada alongside countries like France, Iran, the United Kingdom and U.S. as perpetuating the brutal war in Yemen through arms deals, is sure to “ruffle some feathers in Ottawa.”

The UN report is one of three that have been published since the onset of the Yemen conflict which began in 2015. Each report has consistently concluded that all parties involved in the conflict have committed human rights violations. The latest report, which was put together by a group of experts in the region including Canadian professor Ardi Imseis, was the first to name Canada as a perpetrator of war.

Saudi Arabia has consistently been supplied with arms from the Canadian government, since signing a $14 billion deal in 2014. In 2016, Trudeau’s government approved export permits to ship over light armored vehicles (LAVs) made by General Dynamics Land Systems, a London, Ont.-based manufacturer....