The Saudis are playing for time.
They are gambling … based on historical realities … that time will work in THEIR favour in softening world anger and even attention to their barbaric murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
And American President Donald Trump is already helping them out: buying into the LATEST Saudi lies … that neither Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman nor the Saudi government had any role in the brutal killing, dismembering and likely dissolving in acid the corpse of the Washington Post columnist; Trump also suggesting that even if the Saudi leadership was involved, the US and the world should not let that disrupt rich business deals.
So much for former US president Ronald Reagan’s once popular claim that the US represents to the world a “shining city upon a hill.”
Not any more!
This is time for Canada …. the ONLY country that stood up to Saudi barbarism even before the Khashoggi slaughter took place and, despite paying a price for bin Salman’s temper tantrum, has not backed down or apologized … to show WE are the REAL Shining City upon a Hill.
WE must not let Khashoggi’s murder be forgotten or pushed aside for business-as-usual; WE must continue to stand up against Saudi lies, coverups and threats.
And at the upcoming G-20 Summit, Canada should … and could … lead the world in NOT FORGETTING and NOT DROPPING the Khashoggi murder until justice is done.
Canada should … and could … embarrass other nations by setting the example and standard with our ONGOING ACTIONS until the Saudis come clean.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should CUT/BAN oil imports from Saudi Arabia … until it demonstrably shows it is capable of joining the civilized world by telling the TRUTH, outing those truly responsible for Khashoggi’s murder, and releasing ALL their imprisoned, tortured civil rights advocates.
Canada could easily find alternatives to Saudi oil.
Canada should also BAN any further military vehicle sales to Saudi Arabia and CANCEL existing contracts, if we are able to legally do so.
More than 85,000 CHILDREN alone …. on top of innocent adult civilians … have died in Yemen during the war between the Saudi/UAE coalition and Iranian-backed Houti rebels.
A pox on all of them … and we don’t need the Saudis’ filthy funds that badly to deliver more military hardware to them for it.
Canada should set the example AGAIN for the world … standing up to the Saudis … and not letting the Khashoggi murder drop from the world’s attention.
WE must not let the Saudis … and Trump … get away with their latest brutal affront to humanity.
Time for Canada to become the new Shining City Upon a Hill.