Let’s make it clear to Saudi Arabia that bullying will not work

Ceasefire.ca is on a short summer break, back next Friday 24 August.

However, in the meantime, why not show your support to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for standing up to the Saudi Arabian bully boy, Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, by sending an email to:

For a recent commentary on the Saudi debacle see:  Saudi Arabia’s diplomacy has costs (Bruce Riedel, Al-Monitor, 12 August, 2018).


Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons (Jeddah Seafront, Saudi Arabia).

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6 Responses to “Let’s make it clear to Saudi Arabia that bullying will not work”

  1. Bonnie DenhaanAugust 15, 2018 at 11:27 am #

    One can always nitpick your way to inaction on most topics of concern. Of course we must raise loud objections to MOST of our arms & weapons sales to places that are doing the wrong things. This has always been a problem no matter which Govt. we have. But the power of many many voices raised in concern always has an effect (I.e. Amnesty International). I am only one, but still I am one – therefore I cannot refuse to do the thing that must be done.

  2. Donald KerrAugust 15, 2018 at 9:14 am #

    I decided to support Freeland where it was due: upholding human rights in Saudi Arabia and saving White Helmet lives. However, I agree with Streeter that the continued arms sales and the war in Yemen is horrible and must be stopped. Keep in mind that Trudeau supports the business community unconditionally. Economic liberalism has had its day.

    • Anne StreeterAugust 15, 2018 at 12:01 pm #

      Donald please Google “Eva Bartlett – Decision to bring White Helmets to Canada – dangerous and criminal”.

  3. Anne StreeterAugust 14, 2018 at 5:47 pm #

    I t is hard to support Freeland in her stupidity and lack of sophistication when it comes to dealing with highly sensitive issues. This botched tweet certainly isn’t going to help Raif Badawi and his sister! As for standing firm on human rights I would be all for it if we weren’t so hypocritical and selective – i.e. the sale of military tanks to Saudi Arabia (probably in Yemen as we speak) and total silence on the Palestinian situation! Therefore I can’t support Trudeau when I don’t think he is being sincere. And of course we can’t forget Trudeau quietly giving safe haven to the notorious White Helmets! Not hearing much about that are we?

    • John VickersAugust 15, 2018 at 8:54 pm #

      Ms Streeter, I would encourage you to inform yourself before attacking our Foreign Minister. Your criticism follows the gist of that by former Foreign Minister Baird. However as the CBC News presented today, when foreign minister, Mr Baird made an almost identical tweet and this recent tweet came only after a long history of diplomatic approaches by the current and previous governments which were ignored. I would also encourage you to focus your comments on a specific issue rather than adding at the end a number of unsubstantiated general accusations.
      I do however agree with your concern about military arms sales.

      • Anne StreeterAugust 16, 2018 at 8:25 am #

        John, what exactly are you referring to when you claim “unsubstantiated general accusations?” As for the tweet, it is my understanding that the Badawi family is unhappy about it. Who’s opinion matters more?