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Old 08-06-2018, 03:35 PM
 
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Old 08-07-2018, 05:59 AM
 
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Today's news lead:

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canad...Q7B?li=AAggNb9
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Old 08-07-2018, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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All is forgiven, then?
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:27 AM
 
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All is forgiven, then?
That's the Canadian way, eh?
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:34 PM
 
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Saudi Arabia is probably the worst regime in the world. I doubt Salman's reforms are going to change much. I would love for all of us to cut them off completely, though they still have a lot of leverage on the global scene. Beyond, being a major source of oil, they are also the leaders of the Islamic World, so they get to dictate many policies in their favor.

I strongly dislike both the Saudi and Iranian regimes.
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Old 08-08-2018, 08:09 AM
 
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Saudi Arabia is probably the worst regime in the world. I doubt Salman's reforms are going to change much. I would love for all of us to cut them off completely, though they still have a lot of leverage on the global scene. Beyond, being a major source of oil, they are also the leaders of the Islamic World, so they get to dictate many policies in their favor.

I strongly dislike both the Saudi and Iranian regimes.
The Saudi Royalty only remain relevant due to continued support from the historical association of American Royalty. That American connection is based solely upon the wealth garnered by some Americans due to their oil dealings. Drill down to the strata of the Bush dynasty and it's connections and you'll find all sorts of other dirt, and not just oil bearing dirt. This American connection goes back even further than that:

https://www.vox.com/2016/1/6/1071972...-arabia-allies

Not something another country shouldt be proud of.
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Old 08-08-2018, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Canada
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And then there is this:

How the Saudis Wooed Donald Trump - All it took was flattery, arms, and a little bit of cash:
https://www.thenation.com/article/ho...-donald-trump/

Saudi Arabia Planned to Invade Qatar Last Summer. Rex Tillerson’s Efforts to Stop It May Have Cost Him His Job:
https://theintercept.com/2018/08/01/...tar-saudi-uae/


It seems unlikely to me that Saudi Arabia took action against Canada without first talking to the Trump administration (probably Jared Kuschner due to his friendship with the crown prince) to ensure there would be no blowback from the U.S.

As for Saudi Arabia’s complaint:

It's a bit rich for Saudi Arabia to accuse Canada of meddling
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Old 08-08-2018, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I don't think any civilized country could take the Saudis seriously.
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Old 08-08-2018, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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All that made sense out of the last comment was "I don't think".
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Old 08-08-2018, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Canada
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The Saudis seem to be having trouble thinking of punishments:

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The country also will stop purchasing Canadian wheat and barley — a trade move that is not expected to be all that damaging, since Canada hasn't sold any wheat or barley to the kingdom this year.
Trudeau rebuffs Saudi call for an apology as diplomatic spat escalates | CBC News
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