DISLOYALTY: Anti-Oil Sands Groups Must Be Investigated For Ties To Saudi Money

‘Canadian’ groups that oppose the oil sands are showing disloyalty to our country and are doing the bidding of countries like Saudi Arabia.

Many people have pointed out that the groups that attack the Canadian oil sands and try to destroy our energy industry never protest against Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, the US oil industry, Nigeria, Iran, or any other oil producing nations.

The groups focus exclusively on attacking Canadian oil, even though it’s by far the most ethical and environmentally responsible oil on the entire planet.

This raises the obvious question: Who are those groups really working for, and who is paying their bills?

As noted in this great article, the funding that goes to Tides – one of the biggest anti-oil sands organizations in the world – can’t be fully traced:

“The Tides Foundation and the Tides Center have weaved a complex web that stretches across North America. The most troubling fact is that a majority of Tides funding can’t be directly traced. Most of the donations and funds that go to Tides are filtered through the enterprises and subsidiary groups of various organizations and individual investors. To make its web even more complex and difficult to track is Tides’ strategy of creating several projects and advocacy groups with different names, different CEOs and different environmental directives. For good reason, some critics of Tides have referred to the organization as a massive money laundering operation.”

That means the money attacking the Canadian oil sands could really be coming from anywhere, and the Saudis certainly have shown a willingness to spend gigantic sums of money to influence other nations.

Beyond that, we need to look at the basic truth of this situation:

The more oil that Canada produces, the less powerful Saudi Arabia is. Since oil is really all they have, they are desperate to maintain their market position. So, they have a direct interest in weakening their oil producing competitors.

For example, Saudi Arabia clearly wants to see Iran’s government fall apart (which wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing overall – but for other reasons than what the Saudis want). Iranian instability means more oil profit for Saudi Arabia.

When it comes to Canada, if we can’t build pipelines, and if every energy industry project is strangled by opposition, it also means more oil profit for Saudi Arabia.

So, it would actually be a surprise if Saudi Arabia wasn’t funding anti-oil sands groups in Canada.

That’s why those groups must be fully investigated and held accountable. If they are serving foreign interests, then they are disloyal to Canada.

We cannot allow our nation to be subverted and weakened from the inside any longer.

Spencer Fernando

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If Canada had a Canadian government, these groups would have been, checked charged and removed from Canada, Mr. Harper was trying to have this looked into, but too late as they supported the puppet Lieberal/NDP and as soon as they were falsely elected the Lieberals stopped the CRA from looking into these phony radical agenda questionable charities, that put our fake foreign run puppet government in place, all of these people need to be in prison or worse. I hope they have not bought out the Conservatives now also. This is a world problem, and the UN seems to be… Read more »

Glen
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Glen

So true!! Could not have said it better myself!!

NancyW
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NancyW

Another PS: We are so stupid here that we let these groups in, they destroyed Venezuela and the Syrians say that is what happened there also. Russia and the USA , keep throwing them out, Russia if they do leave puts them in prison. I am pretty sure Iran, Iraq , Libya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, etc. would not allow these same people in their countries, so why are we?

Chris vrecko
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Because we are fools.

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grandpaspeaks

The organic protester has made their point and would walk away knowing it is deemed in Canada’s collective interest, but they seem to smell blood now, and rightfully so. That is not organic. Despite the unknown backers in opposition Trudeau is showing us how to really bleed. It is interesting that they both seem to have the same result on our oil industry and investment in general. This is because the oil industry is just the first now that a Rubicon has been crossed. Our work is cut out for us but are we up to the task. I’m having… Read more »

Glen
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Glen

Many an Aboriginal and other “activists” who have nothing better to do than think it is smart to get on their high horse and protest the very thing that provides jobs and the economy!! Work? Is that in their vocabulary? And where do they get the money to set up protest camps & spend hours, days, weeks protesting!! LAZY!! They should be contributing not demanding that these projects be stopped oh but that might be out of their league, let someone else “provide” and “contribute” even “fix” things, eh? How do they propose they are going to gain financially by… Read more »

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https://business.financialpost.com/tag/vivian-krause

Vivian Krause is beyond amazing. Make sure to bookmark her and follow.

Reijo Silvennoinen
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Reijo Silvennoinen

Vivian Krause in Vancouver has searched into these funds for years and probably more than anyone. I remember that the Rockerfellers were funding Tides significantly and then they were “underground” shall we say some 10+ years ago to hide this funding. And there are more:

http://fairquestions.typepad.com/rethink_campaigns/about-the-author-vivian-krause.html

Reijo

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There are just just two reasons why Canada can’t get a pipeline to tidewater or attract large enough foreign investments. The first is the public at large, just don’t do enough critical thinking or research before deciding to stand against the oil industry in Canada. And that is because the public is force fed whatever these foreign funded NGOs say is the truth and is backed up by the media , who really don’t put anymore effort into researching the facts, than their publishers, editors, or producers will allow. The next reason is that politicians have gone from doing what… Read more »