14 votes

Saudi Arabia halts all medical treatment for citizens in Canada

8 comments

  1. [3]
    39hp Link
    I don't know what else to say besides pulling out people in hospital is a bizarre card to play.

    I don't know what else to say besides pulling out people in hospital is a bizarre card to play.

    8 votes
    1. [2]
      enso Link Parent
      If you look through my profile, I've been posting about this for a couple days now. It seems that the Saudi government is pulling all support for anything Canadian. They pulled all scholarships...

      If you look through my profile, I've been posting about this for a couple days now. It seems that the Saudi government is pulling all support for anything Canadian. They pulled all scholarships from students abroad in Canada and they've done this as well. While pulling people out of hospitals is indeed a strange play, I think the Saudi's are basically doing everything in their power to punish Canada and its citizens for the human rights comments they made.

      8 votes
      1. cfabbro Link Parent
        As a Canadian, all I can say to that is "fuck 'em". Our government's deals with Saudi Arabia (especially the recent arms deals) were rather shameful, IMO. So while I'm sure this really sucks for...

        As a Canadian, all I can say to that is "fuck 'em". Our government's deals with Saudi Arabia (especially the recent arms deals) were rather shameful, IMO. So while I'm sure this really sucks for any Saudis abroad in Canada and vice versa, I am actually glad our relationship with them has soured, especially over such an important human rights issue like their recent imprisonment of the Womens' rights advocates.

        5 votes
  2. [2]
    TheLagDemon Link
    Can anyone explain the Saudi’s response to me? It seems like a gross over reaction to a couple tweets and I genuinely don’t get it what they are hoping to accomplish.

    Can anyone explain the Saudi’s response to me? It seems like a gross over reaction to a couple tweets and I genuinely don’t get it what they are hoping to accomplish.

    3 votes
    1. RapidEyeMovement Link Parent
      Truthfully, they don't want Canada commenting on its internal politics. They know Canada doesn't have a friend in the white house. So they are using their power to push the issue. Canada has the...

      Truthfully, they don't want Canada commenting on its internal politics. They know Canada doesn't have a friend in the white house. So they are using their power to push the issue. Canada has the choice to either ignore it, or blink.

      3 votes
  3. [3]
    lol Link
    From the US state department There's that good old American isolationism at work again, who even cares about our closest ally?

    From the US state department

    We have discussed with with the government of Saudi Arabia and it's up for Saudi Arabia and the Canadians to figure it out

    There's that good old American isolationism at work again, who even cares about our closest ally?

    1. RapidEyeMovement Link Parent
      KAS is a far closer strategics alley to the US right now then Canada.

      KAS is a far closer strategics alley to the US right now then Canada.

      2 votes
    2. enso Link Parent
      I mean Canada has been declared a national security threat so I don't see why we would help them.

      I mean Canada has been declared a national security threat so I don't see why we would help them.

      1 vote