Monday, April 18, 2016

Canada's foreign policy

"By selling LAVs to Saudi Arabia, Canada is in effect acting as an agent of U.S. foreign policy." "Traditionally, Canadian arms sales to the Sunni-led kingdom were arranged under the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program. This is the first time Saudi Arabia has done business directly with Canada. And make no mistake, this is a deal between the government of Canada and a serial human-rights abuser, and not, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has sought to characterize it, as one involving “a manufacturing company here in Canada” and the Sunni-led kingdom. So, enough with the hypocrisy." "In selling weapons to Saudi Arabia, Canada is taking sides and making a good buck in the process."