Sensing Weakness From Trudeau, Saudi Arabia Is Demanding An ‘Apology’

By refusing to take strong retaliatory measures against Saudi Arabia, the Trudeau government has telegraphed weakness.

As I’ve been saying for some time, the Trudeau government showed tremendous weakness by refusing to retaliate against Saudi Arabia after the Saudi’s hysterical overreaction to a poorly thought out tweet from failing foreign affairs minister Chrystia Freeland.

While Freeland’s tweet wasn’t a wise move, the Saudis were really using Canada to send a message.

So, when the Saudis overreacted and tried to make an example out of Canada, the Trudeau government should have been tough, cutting off all imports of Saudi oil, banning weapon sales to the Saudis, and ending all student-exchange programs.

But instead, the Trudeau government showed pathetic weakness, refusing to take any retaliatory measures, continuing the arms sales, continuing to import Saudi oil, and then asking for a meeting to patch things up.

It seems the Saudis now sense that weakness, since they are demanding a “Canadian apology” in order to ‘fix’ relations.

As reported by Bloomberg, here’s what the Saudi Foreign Minister said:

“What are we? A banana republic? Would any country accept this?” al-Jubeir said Wednesday at an event at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. “You owe us an apology. It is very easy to fix — apologize, say you made a mistake.”

Obviously, an apology should never be given, as it would represent Canada being humiliated. As we are now seeing, weakness comes with a serious cost, and foreign countries have sniffed out that weakness in the Trudeau government.

Spencer Fernando

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“Obviously, an apology should never be given, as it would represent Canada being humiliated. As we are now seeing, weakness comes with a serious cost”. Such weakness also emboldens the Muslim Brotherhood active in Canada.

NancyW
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Puppet Trudeau, and his foreign run puppet government, cannot run Canada and it’s laws successfully why do they think they should be interfering in some other countries laws. Those people in Saudi’s prison knew they took that risk when they went there to interfere for human rights in their own country, even though they may be became “a Canadian” to do this.

Don Taylor
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Don Taylor

I would never follow This weak PM ,this narcissist will fold and the people will never follow is Global Masters

Gonzo the Magnificent
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Gonzo the Magnificent

Weak in the head too but we had better get used to him as he will be with us a few years yet!

Eric Blair
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Eric Blair

“Freeland’s tweet wasn’t a wise move” is an understatement. It was an incredibly dump move. She probably never checked with her diplomats in SA about the sensitivity of a foreign woman government official commenting on SA policy. The crown prince is shaking things up for sure (arrests of the old guard) but he doesn’t need someone like Freeland to virtue signal in some tweet. He had to show he is tough with foreign women politicians hence the overreaction in punishing Canada. All this could have been avoided if Freeland had done her job by consulting first. Seems Freeland is in… Read more »

stan
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Too much “we know”. Well it does not seem like “we know” too much when it comes to dealing with reality in the world. Trudeau’s decision to hire this woman to do international negotiating, I’m sorry, was a big mistake. Right there you can see the weakness. Firstly Trudeau, and then his choice of (foreign) ministers.

Frances
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Not that I hold any brief for Saudi Arabia, but the original tweet was an egregious instance of meddling in another country’s internal affairs. Canada would be equally outraged had any other country presumed to have tweeted the equivalent about our treatment of – for instance – aboriginals.

NancyW
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I am pretty sure they have, but we will never hear about it.