JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: MORE ON CANADA’S DETENTION OF HUAWEI’S MENG WANZHOU – AMERICA’S EFFORT TO APPLY AMERICAN LAWS EVERYWHERE AND “…THAT GOOD MEN SHOULD LOOK ON AND DO NOTHING” – EXTRADITION TREATIES   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENTS POSTED TO AN ARTICLE ON CBC NEWS

 

“RCMP and CBSA say Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s phones never examined as claimed

“Authorities deny breaching Huawei executive’s rights during December arrest at Vancouver airport

 

“Charges of conspiracy, fraud, obstruction”

 

Charges brought to you by a country busy with conspiracy, fraud, and obstruction on a world-scale.

Big-sounding words aren’t always what they seem, as surely, we can all see in example after example, from the shameful case of Julian Assange’s arrest to the polite cover extended to the horrendous crimes of Saudi Arabia.

Had our government decent respect for fair-minded principles in international affairs and for our own traditional national reputation, it would have treated such an arrest warrant just as it deserves being treated.

American laws and American interpretation of the laws of others cannot apply to the entire world, something Washington very much is actively trying to do, or we face literally an international dictatorship.

“Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing.” – John Stuart Mill

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Response to a comment saying, “The Liberals need to do the right thing and hand Meng over to U.S authorities”:

That’s extremely bad advice.

It is exactly what will (deservedly) end all of our past excellent relationships with China for years to come.

A foolish and avoidable act that would cost us dearly.

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Response to a comment saying, “We have treaty obligations and there was an arrest warrant issued by the US”:

All extradition treaties allow for judgment on the part of the country receiving the request. All.

They are not automatic legal machines, a notion our government likes to allow in defense of its original complete lack of judgment.

Then there was the utterly foolish dismissal of a first-class Canadian Ambassador who was only offering a few wise words, despite being slightly outside the normal bounds of protocol.

And at such a vexing time, our brain trust in Ottawa still hasn’t replaced him.

What can I say? You couldn’t find a better extended example of mismanagement of Canada’s affairs.

Just as the original (avoidable) arrest was a foolish act. China has signaled clearly what the consequences of extradition would be.

I can’t believe anyone hasn’t paid attention.

And that’s apart from the genuine principles involved in this case, as outlined in my post, just below.

Posted June 5, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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