This video from Canada says about itself:
WAR CRIMES: Is Canada Culpable In Saudi’s Coalition War Crimes Against Yemeni Civilians?
READ THIS ARTICLE on our blog.
Canadian-made sniper rifles sold to Saudi Arabia are [used in the war on Yemen]. As a Canadian, I find Trudeau‘s lack of response both disturbing and disheartening. As well, back in 2014, the Harper government shook hands on a $15-billion deal to sell, what Trudeau later referred to as “lightly armed jeeps”, to Saudi Arabia. However, Ken Epps of Project Ploughshares, an anti-war group that tracks arms sales, said the LAV weaponry shows how lethal this Canadian deal really is.
However, now the relationship between the Canadian and Saudi governments has become less cordial than it was three months ago.
Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:
Canadian ambassador in Saudi Arabia must leave within 24 hours
Saudi Arabia expels the Canadian ambassador in Riyadh from the country and calls back its own ambassador to Canada. The Canadian ambassador has to leave the country within 24 hours, the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced. Also, all new trade and investment transactions with the country are null and void.
The reason is the call by Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland to Saudi Arabia to release arrested civil rights activists. One of them is Samar Badawi. She is the sister of the Saudi blogger Raif Badawi who has been in prison for years …
According to the Saudis, Canada tries to interfere in internal affairs. …
The Saudi absolute monarchy may be technically correct on that point. However, the Saudi absolute monarchy would never have existed today without the British empire having interfered in the internal affairs of the Arab peninsula: helping the religiously ultra orthodox dynasty of the central Nejd region to conquer most of the peninsula, including religiously far less fanatical coastal regions. And, later in the twentieth century, the Saudi absolute monarchy would never have survived without the United States CIA helping it to crush the oil workers’ trade union which included communists. And the Saudi absolute monarchy would not survive now without the governments of Britain and of other NATO countries helping it to oppress its own people.
Talking about interfering in internal affairs of other countries: the Saudi dictatorship interferes in Yemen by massacring ten thousands of civilians and threatening the lives of millions; with ‘a little’ help from the self-styled ‘free world’. They interfere in Bahrain with their occupation soldiers trying to crush the pro-democracy Bahraini Arab Spring movement. They interfere in Syria supporting ISIS and similar jihadist paramilitaries. They export terrorism to Britain, to Belgium and other European countries. Etc. Etc.
Human rights organizations such as Amnesty have been saying for years that suspects [in Saudi Arabia] do not get a fair trial.