The situation couldn't be more dire or more dangerous.
Saudi Arabia's execution of 47 prisoners, including the well known Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr, has set off a firestorm in the region.
It's threatening to lead to an all-out confrontation between the Saudis and the Iranians.
And to make even matters worse, it turns out we're caught up in this madness, because Stephen Harper and his Con clowns didn't know what they were doing.
And apparently had no idea Nimr al-Nimr's execution could lead to such a crisis.
Canadian diplomats in Saudi Arabia appear to have misjudged the outcome and the potential magnitude of a death sentence handed down in 2014 against a prominent Shia cleric, whose execution over the weekend has sparked a crisis in the Middle East.
Documents suggest Canadian diplomats believed Saudi authorities were likely bluffing and would not actually carry out the death sentence. They also appear to have underestimated the scale of the reaction to the execution.
Even though the Con clown John Baird was in Saudi Arabia when the death sentence was announced...
John Baird, the Conservative foreign minister at the time, was in Saudi Arabia the morning after al-Nimr's sentencing and met with Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. After the meeting, Baird issued a communiqué praising recent improvements in Saudi human rights and "encouraged continued progress in this positive direction."
But like his morally depraved leader Stephen Harper, was too busy buttering up that barbaric regime, and making a fool out of himself, for all the wrong reasons.
So now that Harper and his Cons have destroyed our manufacturing sector.
And we can't afford to lose any more good jobs, our new government now finds itself in a bad place like this one.
The Canadian government is proceeding with a controversial $15-billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia even as it publicly condemns Riyadh for a mass execution of 47 people, including a dissident Shia Muslim cleric.
The biggest Saudi mass execution in decades – delivered by beheading and in a few cases firing squad – is not moving Ottawa to reconsider a massive deal to supply the Mideast country with armoured fighting vehicles. The transaction will support about 3,000 jobs in Canada for 14 years.
Or in the same morally awkward position David Cameron's government, that sells jets to the Saudis, finds itself in...
We're arming one side in what could soon be an all-out war, while unable to reach out to the other side, because the Cons closed our embassy in Tehran.
The Harper government’s closing of Canada’s embassy in Tehran in 2012 leaves Ottawa virtually impotent to exercise any kind of influence to reduce the inflamed tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran, former diplomats and foreign affairs experts suggest.
Just so Harper could pleasure his good
And make his deranged foreign policy our own.
Which of course couldn't be more depressing.
But since we can't rewrite history, what all of this tells me is that we desperately need a new beginning.
We need to stop consorting with butchers and war criminals, and get back to the noble peacekeeping values that once made us great, or just Canadian.
Justin Trudeau needs to find himself a blue helmet.
And help lead the world to a better place...
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