JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: SAUDI ARABIA SEEKS AN APOLOGY FROM CANADA – CHRYSTIA FREELAND SAYS CANADA ALWAYS STANDS UP FOR HUMAN RIGHTS – OH SURE – THE SAUDIS ARE DISGUSTING BUT FREELAND REMINDS ME OF THE UGLY HYPOCRITES IN OFFICIAL WASHINGTON

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN CBC NEWS

 

‘Saudi diplomat demands apology from Canada: ‘What are we, a banana republic?’

 

‘Canada will always stand up for human rights,’ says Freeland

 

Oh sure, Ms. Freeland.

As when your government sold $15 billion in armaments to Saudi Arabia for all its dirty work in Yemen and in suppressing Shia minorities in the Kingdom?

As when you never say one word about busloads of children and countless women slaughtered in the Saudi bombing of Yemen?

As when you never raise your voice about IDF soldiers lined up behind a fence to shoot the unarmed people of Gaza just demonstrating for their rights? By the way, today, as I add this note, Israeli soldiers gunned down about 80 people, killing at least five of them.

As when you support America’s totally wrong-headed and unfair sanctions against Russia, a country that is attacking no one and just wants to do fair business with the world?

I could go on, but the point is made.

Picking out one little instance of something wrong somewhere, as in Saudi Arabia, to criticize in public seems utterly without perspective when so many terrible things are going on.

And talk about judgment, what can I say when you cause so much serious diplomatic trouble with that very same lack of perspective?

Remember what Jesus said about the mote versus the beam?

 

 

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