JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: MORE ON CANADA AND CHINA – JUSTIN TRUDEAU DECLARES “OUR APPROACH IS WORKING” – WHAT APPROACH?- AN EXCEEDINGLY INEFFECTIVE LEADER HARNESSED TO A NEOCON-LITE, AMERICAN-WANNABE NAMED CHRYSTIA FREELAND AS FOREIGN MINISTER – YOU COULDN’T GET THINGS MORE WRONG – TRUDEAU RESEMBLES JOHN CLEESE IN AN EPISODE OF “FAWLTY TOWERS”   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

EXPANSION OF COMMENTS POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN CBC NEWS

 

‘Our approach … is working’: Trudeau trumpets Western support against China’s detention of 2 Canadians

 

‘Our approach … is working’

What “approach” would that be?

Pleading with the man most disliked in all of China, Donald Trump, in order to influence China?

Sure makes sense to me.

Ignoring your responsibilities for taking realistic steps to end what China rightly regards as a series of insults?

Insults, from the original arrest of an important Chinese citizen, Ms. Meng, on America’s trumped-up, trade war-inspired charges, to our just having sailed a warship through the Taiwan Strait?

My God, Trudeau hasn’t even replaced the very capable ambassador we had in China, John McCallum, someone who should never have been dismissed.

The entire matter could not have been handled any more ineptly by John Cleese himself at the height of his powers as a television comedian.

I truly feel as though I’ve been watching an old episode of “Fawlty Towers.”

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Response to a comment saying, “I don’t recall all this vitriol when Harper was working to get some Christian missionaries out”:

Well, a lot of the “vitriol,” as you call it, comes from reaction to Trudeau’s periodic announcements about what a great job he’s doing, when it’s just so plain to see the opposite is true. Such behavior does tend to breed contempt.

Further, I don’t think any of this so much reflects deliberate efforts by Trudeau to mislead us as it does just pure incompetence. Trudeau really does not know what doing a good job would be. To my mind, that is unmistakable in his words and gestures and manner. He is cringing and embarrassing and deservingly worthy of contempt.

The problem is not China, it is our policy towards China, policy set by Justin Trudeau in consultation with his dreadful, Neocon-lite, American-wannabe Foreign Minister, Chrystia Freeland.

Trudeau’s periodic announcements resemble bouncy little television commercials for a product which is already known to have failed lab tests and should have been recalled rather than marketed. They are truly that hopeless.

The peppy talk leaves such an odd impression coming from a leader who has demonstrated himself so extraordinarily, embarrassingly ineffective in every aspect of foreign affairs I can think of.

He hasn’t replaced our ambassador to China, John McCallum, an able man who should never have been dismissed in the first place. There’s literally no authority figure in China to talk with the Chinese. Ever hear of a problem being solved by not talking?

Oh, yeah, Trudeau talks, he talks to Donald Trump, a man whose influence in China is virtually nonexistent, and a man ultimately responsible for the whole mess with his deliberately-created trade war. Then Trudeau turns around to talk to the press to tell us what a great job he’s doing.

Trudeau looks and sounds pathetic, hugging American policy as though it were beneficent, hugging it much the way Trump goes around hugging American flags, when that policy is in fact so hostile and vicious, coming straight from the nightmare minds of people like John Bolton and Mike Pompeo.

Trudeau’s done a terrible job, but, clearly, he believes otherwise. What can one say?

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