Thursday, August 9, 2018

Trump's Human Rights Record is a Disgrace: Look at Saudi Arabia vs Canada

                                            Good Day World!

Under the new world order of chaos, ushered in by Trump and his ass-puppets, human rights is so low on the agenda that it keeps dropping off the list entirely.

To make that clear, Trump pulled the U.S. out of the United Nations Human Rights Commission in June. That was just a warm up.

To reinforce the Trump's administration's attitude towards human rights, they stood by Saudi Arabia (a country where human rights are abused daily) against our neighbor, and ally, Canada in a spat between the two countries.

Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman got butt-hurt when Canada condemned the arrest of a Saudi Arabian human rights activist, Samar Badawi. She's a noted women's right advocate who was honored as an International Woman of Courage Award by the U.S. State Department in 2012. 

How could our state department turn away a chance to defend this woman after lauding her internationally? The answer is Trump.

He's busy picking apart our allies while making nice with countries like Saudi Arabia, and traditional enemies like Russia, North Korea, and China.

Just in case you didn't know, a Saudi government-linked account tweeted an image of a plane flying toward the Toronto skyline, with the warning, "He who interferes with what doesn't concern him, finds what doesn't please him."

What was our state department's response to that thinly veiled threat against our ally and neighbor?

Heather Nauert, spokesperson for the state department had this to say:

"We are aware of Government of Saudi Arabia's statement recalling the Saudi ambassador to Canada and expelling Canada's ambassador. They are both close partners of the United States. I refer you to the Canadian and Saudi Ministries of Foreign Affairs for further information."

Talk about weak and embarrassing! 

In less than two years, Trump's administration has obliterated any moral standing America has built up since the formation of NATO.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

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