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2018-08-10 12:35:40 UTC
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Trump criticized from right and left for not standing with Canada on Saudi
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'We have a president who time and time again seems to be more comfortable
with authoritarian-type governments than with democracies'

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A former top aide to a Republican president and a left-
wing senator have both blasted the White House for its response to the feud
between Canada and Saudi Arabia, calling it weak and evidence of President
Donald Trump’s affinity for autocrats.

In an article earlier this week, Elliott Abrams, who was deputy national-
security advisor to George W. Bush, said the Saudis’ aggressive response to
human-rights criticism from Canada was “an unforced error,” and the lack of
U.S. back-up for the Canadians indefensible.

From the other side of the political spectrum, Sen. Bernie Sanders told the
National Post Trump himself should have defended Canada and echoed its
criticism of the Saudis.

The States’ strategic alliance with the Arab power is no reason to go easy on
its human-rights transgressions, he said.

“What the United States government should have done is joined Canada in
telling Saudi Arabia that it is not acceptable in a country that has received
huge amounts of support and military arms from the United States to be
imprisoning human-rights activists,” he said in an interview.


“We have a president who time and time again seems to be more comfortable
with authoritarian-type governments than with democracies,” Sanders said.
“And I think that is a very sad state of affairs.”

As Canada feuds with Saudi Arabia, Trump administration pursues friendly
relations, downplays human rights

The diplomatic clash started when first Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia
Freeland, then Global Affairs Canada issued tweets criticizing Saudi Arabia
for jailing rights activist Samar Badawi and others. Badawi’s brother Raif
was earlier sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in prison for running the
website “Free Saudi Liberals.” His wife and children live in Canada and
recently became citizens.

In response, the Saudis threw out Canada’s ambassador, ordered a halt to
further trade and called back thousands of students and medical patients from
Canada.

The Canadians violated “basic international norms” by meddling in Saudi
Arabia’s internal affairs, its government said.

Trump, who made his first foreign trip as president to Riyadh, has not made
any comment on the affair. He has touted the Saudis as an important ally in
opposing Iran and fighting extremism, and a lucrative trading partner. He has
also praised Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the de-factor leader, for the
liberal reforms he has spearheaded.

The U.S. State Department said it has asked the Saudis about the situation
with Canada, and encouraged it to respect due process and be transparent
about the fate of people taken into custody. But it has not publicly
criticized the arrest of the activists, nor the aggressive response to
Canada.



U.S. President Donald Trump and Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
at the White House on March 14, 2017. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images
Abrams, who now heads the Council on Foreign Relations, dismissed the
Saudis’ contention that other nations have no right to criticize its domestic
affairs.

“That’s an untenable position in 2018,” he said, noting that even the Soviet
Union reacted relatively mildly when then-president Ronald Reagan called it
an “evil empire.”

And the initial State Department response to the affair was “indefensibly
weak,” Abrams wrote. It ought to have stated that no country should suffer
when it voices support for human rights, especially involving the family of
its citizens, he said.

“That would have been a mild brush-back of the Saudi overreaction, and would
have been a useful suggestion to the Saudis that they were going too far,”
said Abrams.

As for Sanders, it’s little surprise that one of the more left-leaning
members of Congress would criticize Trump. But he has also been part of a bi-
partisan effort opposing Trump’s position on another controversial policy of
the Saudi kingdom.

He and Republican Mike Lee co-sponsored a resolution – eventually defeated
after heavy lobbying by the White House – that called on the administration
to halt its support of the Saudis’ war in Yemen.

A State Department spokesman said Thursday the agency would not comment on
Sanders’ remarks.
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2018-08-10 12:40:25 UTC
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'We have a president who time and time again seems to be more comfortable
with authoritarian-type governments than with democracies'
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A former top aide to a Republican president and a left-
wing senator have both blasted the White House for its response to the feud
between Canada and Saudi Arabia, calling it weak and evidence of President
Donald Trump’s affinity for autocrats.
In an article earlier this week, Elliott Abrams, who was deputy national-
security advisor to George W. Bush, said the Saudis’ aggressive response to
human-rights criticism from Canada was “an unforced error,” and the lack of
U.S. back-up for the Canadians indefensible.
From the other side of the political spectrum, Sen. Bernie Sanders told the
National Post Trump himself should have defended Canada and echoed its
criticism of the Saudis.
The States’ strategic alliance with the Arab power is no reason to go easy on
its human-rights transgressions, he said.
“What the United States government should have done is joined Canada in
telling Saudi Arabia that it is not acceptable in a country that has received
huge amounts of support and military arms from the United States to be
imprisoning human-rights activists,” he said in an interview.
“We have a president who time and time again seems to be more comfortable
with authoritarian-type governments than with democracies,” Sanders said.
“And I think that is a very sad state of affairs.”
As Canada feuds with Saudi Arabia, Trump administration pursues friendly
relations, downplays human rights
The diplomatic clash started when first Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia
Freeland, then Global Affairs Canada issued tweets criticizing Saudi Arabia
for jailing rights activist Samar Badawi and others. Badawi’s brother Raif
was earlier sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in prison for running the
website “Free Saudi Liberals.” His wife and children live in Canada and
recently became citizens.
In response, the Saudis threw out Canada’s ambassador, ordered a halt to
further trade and called back thousands of students and medical patients from
Canada.
The Canadians violated “basic international norms” by meddling in Saudi
Arabia’s internal affairs, its government said.
Trump, who made his first foreign trip as president to Riyadh, has not made
any comment on the affair. He has touted the Saudis as an important ally in
opposing Iran and fighting extremism, and a lucrative trading partner. He has
also praised Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the de-factor leader, for the
liberal reforms he has spearheaded.
The U.S. State Department said it has asked the Saudis about the situation
with Canada, and encouraged it to respect due process and be transparent
about the fate of people taken into custody. But it has not publicly
criticized the arrest of the activists, nor the aggressive response to
Canada.
U.S. President Donald Trump and Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
at the White House on March 14, 2017. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images
Abrams, who now heads the Council on Foreign Relations, dismissed the
Saudis’ contention that other nations have no right to criticize its domestic
affairs.
“That’s an untenable position in 2018,” he said, noting that even the Soviet
Union reacted relatively mildly when then-president Ronald Reagan called it
an “evil empire.”
And the initial State Department response to the affair was “indefensibly
weak,” Abrams wrote. It ought to have stated that no country should suffer
when it voices support for human rights, especially involving the family of
its citizens, he said.
“That would have been a mild brush-back of the Saudi overreaction, and would
have been a useful suggestion to the Saudis that they were going too far,”
said Abrams.
As for Sanders, it’s little surprise that one of the more left-leaning
members of Congress would criticize Trump. But he has also been part of a bi-
partisan effort opposing Trump’s position on another controversial policy of
the Saudi kingdom.
He and Republican Mike Lee co-sponsored a resolution – eventually defeated
after heavy lobbying by the White House – that called on the administration
to halt its support of the Saudis’ war in Yemen.
A State Department spokesman said Thursday the agency would not comment on
Sanders’ remarks.
America First we have enough of our own problems and do not
need to inherit some shit that Canada got into.
Weatherman
2018-08-10 12:46:46 UTC
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That's what all despots say, traitor.

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