Trudeau should heed Spec ed­i­to­rial

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

RE: Don’t sup­ply terror tools to tyrants (Aug. 2)

Ku­dos on your ed­i­to­rial call­ing on the Trudeau gov­ern­ment — if the re­ports are true — “to kill the (Saudi arms) deal and tell Cana­di­ans in no un­cer­tain terms it has done so and will not sup­port new deals that carry the same risk.”

I would like to point out that the Saudi monar­chy not only used the Cana­dian light-ar­moured ve­hi­cles against its own cit­i­zens but against civil­ians as well dur­ing the “Arab Spring” in Bahrain in 2011 when the Bahraini monarch called for help to quell pro-democ­racy protests there.

In ad­di­tion, Cana­dian sniper ri­fles have been spot­ted in Ye­men, be­ing used by Houti rebels who likely cap­tured them from Saudi armed forces cur­rently en­gaged in an at­tempted in­va­sion of Ye­men.

It’s time the Trudeau gov­ern­ment stopped en­abling the Saudi gov­ern­ment at all.

Af­ter all, the Saudis have been the main fi­nanciers of the ter­ror­ist mer­ce­nar­ies of al-Qaida and ISIS op­er­at­ing in Iraq, Syria, and Libya, among other places. Saudi Ara­bia could not pos­si­bly carry on with its bru­tal human rights abuses at home and abroad with­out the back­ing the US and its NATO al­lies, in­clud­ing Canada.

By the way, the ed­i­to­rial car­toon was bril­liant too! David Ren­nie, Hamil­ton Coali­tion to Stop the War

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