On Wednesday afternoon Justin Trudeau fielded questions at a press conference, generally to discuss the ongoing dispute with Saudi Arabia.
The male feminist groper, who admires China for their “basic dictatorship” is currently playing the role of human rights advocate. The whole exercise was pretty tame and boring, filled with the standard barrage of “ums” and “aaahs” from the Prime Minister.
There were a few things of note that he said however… First, he claimed that Canada will always stand up for human rights both publicly and privately. An abject lie, unless you change the word “always” to just this once. Currently his favourite country, China, is cracking down on the civil liberties of both Christians and Muslims. Where is the condemnation?
When Saudi Arabia was named to the UN council on women’s rights, while women in the Kingdom were unable to leave their homes without a male guardian, where was Justin Trudeau? When the Islamic Republic of Iran murdered a Canadian, Kavous Seyed-Emami, and took his wife hostage the Prime Minister was silent, and still continues to be!
Trudeau continued to meander through the questions and then proclaimed, “I don’t want to dictate to other countries what their positions should be”. Oh really? That is exactly how we got ourselves into this mess in the first place. There is a huge difference in the eyes of the Saudis between a condemnation and a command. Calling for the immediate release of all prisoners of conscience is a command, which the Saudis, and now it looks like Justin Trudeau, see as a violation of sovereignty.
Is it a good thing that Justin Trudeau did not apologize to Saudi Arabia? Yes. Canada should never be seen to be taking human rights lessons from a theocratic Islamofascist dictatorship. It would be a slap in the face to all the men and women who fought to make our great country what it is today. A country whose values are sometimes best exemplified by men like Raif Badawi, a true human rights hero.
The economic problem we face here is because of our diplomatic weakness and lack of pipeline development, both due to the current administration. Canada doesn’t have many good options left. We can either apologize and re-establish ties with the gulf coast, or invest in Canada and take the shackles off Alberta, letting us become self sufficient. However, with our current leader expect neither to happen, just more hapless platitudes.