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Re: Saudis going soft ?

August 8th, 2018, 11:08 am

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So, we have a spat between a totalitarian regime with a horrendous track record on human rights and the government of Justin Trudeau. I trust you are squarely on the side of the Saudis here.

I'm not going to join bearish, as I don't have a dog in that fight. I was going to say that bearish was on his own, but it seems that  he is in good company
The day after Saudi Arabia downgraded ties, Yemen's Hadi government, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and the Palestinian Authority all announced their support of Saudi Arabia's response to what they considered "interference" in the Kingdom's internal affairs by Canada. The Arab Interior Ministers Council and the secretary general of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani also sided with Saudi Arabia. However, Qatar, a GCC member, distanced itself from the remarks made by Al Zayani and stated that his comments "do not reflect its opinion" while mentioning that it maintains cordial relations with Canada


I would hope that even bearish would draw the line at flying planes into toronto skyscrapers,which is what the tweet seemed to suggest
 
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Re: Saudis going soft ?

August 8th, 2018, 12:20 pm

You are showing some signs of dementia here, but there is some precedence for Saudis flying planes into tall buildings.
 
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Re: Saudis going soft ?

August 8th, 2018, 12:50 pm

I was wrong: bearish doesn't draw the line at flying planes into toronto skyscrapers
 
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Re: Saudis going soft ?

August 10th, 2018, 5:54 am

Canada asks for help in Saudi dispute
Germany and Sweden previously were targets of Saudi backlashes for calling out the kingdom over human rights abuses.
Freeland sought to understand how they resolved those disputes, and asked for their support, the official said. Ottawa also planned to reach out to regional heavyweight the United Arab Emirates and Britain, which has strong historical ties to Saudi Arabia.

looks like they're looking for a way to back down without losing face
 
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Re: Saudis going soft ?

August 10th, 2018, 2:37 pm

evidently what's a stake for Canada is a $14.9B deal to sell light armored vehicles to the Saudis, which is huge for the Canadian economy. If the Saudis cancel it, it would be a big deal
By the numbers: Canada's aid to Yemen vs. Saudi arms deal
the deal was negotiated by the previous Canadian government
 
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August 13th, 2018, 12:49 pm

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