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PuckChaser said:Anyone else find it hilarious that the Liberals demonized the Tories for taking a principled stand against dictators and human rights abusers at the UN instead of courting their vote for a UNSC seat, but now want praise for taking a principled stand against a human rights abuser?
That being said, Freeland completely blew off all normal diplomacy and went right into Twitter-rant mode, a-la Donald Trump, instead of using proper diplomatic channels to lodge complaints and voice displeasure? The KSA's over the top reaction is because of the over the top nature of her comments.
In fairness, it was not Minster Freeland's 'tweet' that caused the offence; it was what (I thought) was a pretty 'normal' tweet from Global Affairs that upset the Crown Prince. The problem isn't what Canada said or didn't say: we, Canada, are juts a convenient (low value) target for the Saudis to send a message to their region and to the West.
The Trump led West will get the message ...