JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: CANADA’S AMBASSADOR TO RUSSIA BUTTS INTO RUSSIA’S INTERNAL AFFAIRS – WHY TRUDEAU WILL DO ANYTHING FOR A CHEAP HEADLINE WHICH MAKES SOME CANADIANS THINK HE IS A CHAMPION OF RIGHTS AND LIBERALISM IN THE WORLD, WHICH IS ANYTHING BUT THE TRUTH – TRUDEAU’S POLITICAL SITUATION AND HIS TOTAL DEFERENCE TO THE UNITED STATES IN FOREIGN AFFAIRS   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY CHRIS BROWN IN CBC NEWS

 

“Putin allies accuse Canada of interfering with Russia’s gay marriage vote”

“Gay marriage ban prompts warning from Canadian ambassador to Russia — and calls for her head”

 

This is dishonest and very hypocritical stuff from Canada’s ambassador to Russia.

I completely support gay marriage, but others in the world do not, including many states we call friends or allies. Canada itself did not offer this freedom to its citizens until 2005. And it wasn’t until 2015 that all fifty states in America enjoyed it.

It is never an ambassador’s place to speak on internal matters in a country. Never. I’m sure even Justin Trudeau knows that fundamental principle, but he is playing political games with this for audiences back home.

After all, his last election effort was disastrous, and he holds office with just under one-third of total votes. His recent determined and costly effort to obtain the prestige of a temporary UN Security Council seat was decisively and embarrassingly turned down. Canada simply no longer enjoys the international reputation it once had.

When is the last time you heard the Russian Ambassador to Canada speak about Indigenous affairs in the country, which include many shameful matters?

And while we have this cheap shot about Russia – which just happens to be a big target for Washington these days, and if there is anything Trudeau has proven good at, it is pleasing Washington – where is Canada on a matter as destructive as trying to overthrow the twice-elected government of Venezuela through starving and depriving millions?

Why, Canada Chairs the CIA-front, the Lima Group, promoting the effort, and Canada echoes every dishonest claim about Venezuela coming from Washington. Very admirable.

Where is Canada on the bloody horrors of Saudi Arabia, including a war on the poor people of Yemen, record numbers of beheadings inside Saudi Arabia, support for the terrorists in Syria, and a clear case of grisly political murder recorded by Turkish Intelligence for all to hear?

Why, it is busy selling billions of dollars worth of armored cars to Saudi Arabia. After all, Saudi Arabia is a much-valued Trump associate.

And where is Canada’s voice about America’s grim efforts in Cuba now, in Bolivia, in Somalia, in Iran, in Syria, in Iraq, in Palestine, and in other lands?

Nowhere to be heard. Ever. And we are talking about a lot of damage deliberately done to tens of millions of people. Plus, a good deal of downright theft.

But, boy, we sure have time for our ambassador to make a cheap headline with an inappropriate comment about Russia’s internal affairs.

Is Trudeau trying to wreck relations there, just as he has done with China at the behest of Washington?

More likely, he is just trying to win a few political points with voters back home who regard him as liberal. In foreign affairs, he is anything but.

And, of course, anything said by any ally against Russia these days is treated as worthy of a gold star by the shabby men in Washington to whom Trudeau consistently defers.

Posted July 7, 2020 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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