Can­celling arms deal a bad idea

The Hamilton Spectator - - Comment -

RE: PM BE­TWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE (NOV. 3)

It is dif­fi­cult to un­der­stand why the death of Ja­mal Khashoggi should sud­denly gal­va­nize the press in the man­ner that it has given that the bru­tal­ity of the Saudi regime, hostility to those of dif­fer­ent faith, treat­ment of women, has been known for decades yet The Spec­ta­tor only now sug­gests that Saudi Ara­bia should face con­se­quences, and that the Gen­eral Dy­nam­ics con­tract should be can­celled.

In ef­fect the only peo­ple suf­fer­ing con­se­quences would be em­ploy­ees of the firm, cer­tainly it would not af­fect the Saudi’s be­hav­iour or ac­cess to weapons.

Jim Ven­nell, Burling­ton

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