Anthropoid wrote: Anthropoid wrote:
Suprising lack of links being provided to detail this story . . . but what I gathered from a previous post was: there were some Canadian "activists" who were arrested in KSA are going to be criminally charged according to KSA laws--which might mean they are sentenced to be stoned to death, I dunno.
Not clear who they are, where they were, or what they were doing. But yeah, there appear to be Canadian nationals being detained by KSA.
Seems its no Canadians being detained. A Saudi woman and her brother who have a long history of resistance to female oppression.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada%E2 ... ic_dispute
Well, I guess it does sound like Canada was poking its nose into KSA's internal affairs.
Now Canada of course has every right to advocate on behalf of this cause, or that cause.
Lord knows that the United States has done its share of it during its history.
That said, if Canada decides to put its big boy pants on and start criticizing people, they had best be prepared for the blowback.
Are there other/better ways that Canada might have gone about this?
---quiet diplomatic discussion behind the scenes?
---a politely worded letter sent to the KSA sub-ministry for overseas student affair or women's wardrobe affairs or something like that?
As for the US telling Canada that they were on their own in this matter?
Seeing as no Canadian citizens being held hostage, were at risk, I don't see an issue with the US keeping out of this.
Maybe the larping PM will take this as a learning experience and ask his foreign ministry to tread a little more carefully in the future?
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