April 13, 2016

Liberals say Saudi armoured vehicle deal will create JOBS. Will they apply same logic to pipelines?

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator

The Liberal Government has signed off on a deal to sell Canadian made light armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia. The deal was negotiated by a private Canadian company but the government has to sign off on the export permits for these vehicles. Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion has done just that.

Saudi Arabia is a human rights abuser. But this is an over $11 billion deal that will create jobs for thousands of Canadian families when Canada desperately needs jobs. And really that’s what this comes down to. These jobs need to come to Canada and not China or Russia.

But Liberals being Liberals, they are consistently inconsistent. What they’re saying now compared to what they said when they were in full election mode is drastically different. January 21, 2015, Gerald Butts, Trudeau’s chief advisor condemned the arms deal, tweeting this: “reposting in light of today’s arms deal with Saudi Arabia, Principled foreign policy indeed.” Then Butts linked to a graphic comparing the human rights abuses of Saudi Arabia to those of ISIS. Now the Liberals are defending the very same deal. Principled foreign policy, indeed!

Dion is defending the arms deal by saying the Canadian light armoured vehicles will make no difference in the human rights abuses in the region. He is right. There is no evidence that these Canadian vehicles would be used against the Saudi Kingdom’s own citizens.

Now let’s take Dion’s reasoning and apply it to pipelines and energy development here in Canada.

Canada’s oil sands account for one tenth of one percent of global GHG emissions. Canada, as a whole accounts for less than 2% of world C02 emissions. Shutting down the entire country wouldn’t make any difference in whatever C02 generated climate apocalypse the Liberals keep telling us to be on the look-out for.

I’m glad the Liberals decided this time to not do something that would damage our economy the way cancelling a multi-billion dollar trade deal with the Saudis would. Dion is right. It won’t make a difference in the end.

Now they need to use that same logic and quit holding up Canada’s pipelines and energy development. It won’t make a difference in the end either.

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commented 2016-04-14 15:13:12 -0400
Have you noticed that CTV has abandoned its comment section? The facts are exceedingly plain to see. The mainstream media helped elect Trudeau and now they are disallowing any public comment.

Day after day I read the Rebel articles and the following comments. Every day it’s the same. The fact is that Trudeau, the Liberal Party of Canada and the mainstream media lied to the public. The other sad facts are that the low information voters were sucked in and those that comment here will do just that; comment by whining and moaning without really raising a fuss.

The tax takers formed Occupy Wall Street, Idle No More, etc. and caused no end of grief. Those taxpayers commenting here, however, simply go to work to pay for it all and never really organize anything meaningful.

The Rebel appears to only serve as a sounding board for frustrated taxpayers.

I never voted for Trudeau senior nor did I vote for Trudeau junior. But at least when I was younger I participated in anti-Liberal protests. I don’t see that same passion anymore. All I ever see are whiners and complainers that will just keep whining. Did you see that all off reserve Indians and metis are now classed as status Indians? I will be waiting with baited breath to hear your whining and complaining when Idle No More starts blocking city streets and highways this summer.

I thought the Rebel was going to be a good thing and had high hopes for it, but alas, it has just turned into another Canadian flop. Well, it’s you young people that have to live in the country that you create for decades to come. We seniors are near the end of our road. Good luck, WHINERS !
commented 2016-04-14 11:45:10 -0400
Can they get enough windmills built quick enough to supply enough energy to build these vehicles?? Otherwise the carbon footprint will destroy the planet!!!! If ever another lefty political jackass shows up at my door begging for money or votes I will politely ask them to leave. If they try to pursue further I will supply the body bag.I must withdraw my thoughts that our fearless leaders last name is Jagger. The turkey baster must have come out because Peter Pan is definitely the spawn of Pierre. If you watch the videos of them working over Fidels dick the technique is identical. End of story!!
commented 2016-04-14 10:10:52 -0400
@ Randy Williams

Randy, I agree with most of what you have commented, but you have left out some important facts.

When the Liberals dole out money, it is most often to chronic failing companies to which they always have a personal close tie and in actual cold hard cash, whereas the Conservatives dole out tax breaks to successfully operated corporations to which they sometimes have a close ties.

So for the successful corporation to benefit from the tax break the Conservatives give them they have to be making money which in turn means they hire people and increase economic activity.

The differences are subtle, but very important.
commented 2016-04-14 10:00:59 -0400
so the liberals sell weapons to muslims, buy there oil and finance terrorism, whats next libs hand them a few billion dollars we don’t have as a gift,
commented 2016-04-14 09:59:05 -0400
Rick said, “Dollars to donuts says that none of this kickback monies flowing to Liebranos will ever face scrutiny by Revenue Canada!”

Revenue Canada says, “What elephant?”
commented 2016-04-14 09:56:29 -0400
Jay Kelly said, "Don’t tear it down. Trudeau is going ahead with the Saudi armored vehicle deal. "

Jay, the people here are not “tearing down” the deal, they are pointing out and laughing at the hypocrisy of the Liberal party, especially that of Zoolander the stupid.
commented 2016-04-14 09:14:28 -0400
Sheila I agree 100% with the hypocrisy of these Liberals. Unfortunately they don’t see it that way and that you are wrong in pointing this out! You see, this is the Liberals and other socialist think and say. “What we do is for the environment and for human rights and for protecting jobs”. “What the other party does, goes against the environment, protecting Canadian jobs and protecting Human Rights.” The thing is both parties are doing the same thing! Remember this, Liberals “good” and Conservatives “bad”! Even when they do the same thing! Another example of this world they live in is, when the Conservatives give money to Corporations it’s called “corporate welfare”. But when a Liberal does the same thing it’s called "protecting Canadian jobs! " I really do wish more people would see this and are not blinded by stupid things like this. Believe me, I try everyday pointing this out, but it seems some people really are sheep and no matter how hard you try, they just don’t see it.
commented 2016-04-14 09:04:39 -0400
the house of saud must need these to control their women. I even saw a video of a Saudis woman driving a car! imagine the cheekiness of that!
commented 2016-04-14 09:03:49 -0400
Almost forgot. Dollars to donuts says that none of this kickback monies flowing to Liebranos will ever face scrutiny by Revenue Canada!
commented 2016-04-14 08:56:38 -0400
Wonder how many kickbacks were negotiated or demanded for this deal to go through? Liebranos never do anything that does not personally advantage them!
commented 2016-04-14 02:17:05 -0400
Don’t tear it down. Trudeau is going ahead with the Saudi armored vehicle deal.

If Canadians get jobs we should do it.
commented 2016-04-14 02:13:38 -0400
Justin Trudeau has made a commitment to Canadians: if the Pipeline East is a good deal he will go for it.

Let’s do it!
commented 2016-04-14 00:45:32 -0400
Ron C i already laughed at you liberal hypocrites who said this deal was evil when Harper was in power, now of course it is great now that Justin the halfwit is PM. Why is that?
commented 2016-04-13 22:00:33 -0400
@ron Christensen…..if that happens….I will kowtow and kiss his ass…or yours…if it does not happen…both of you can kiss mine.
commented 2016-04-13 21:08:25 -0400
I’m going to laugh at you foolish contards when Trudeau gets the Pipeline east done! Then we’ll see who is stupid.
commented 2016-04-13 21:00:20 -0400
Venal —-willingness to do dishonest things in return for money
Thankyou BILL
commented 2016-04-13 20:27:00 -0400
Quote – Liberals say Saudi armoured vehicle deal will create JOBS. Will they apply same logic to pipelines? – End quote

Simple answer?

commented 2016-04-13 19:59:12 -0400
I’m willing to bet General Dynamics washed a few bucks into Librano Coffers to ensure these imbeciles didn’t queer a billion dollar supply deal signed before they were elected – The problem with the domestic pipe line industry is they are too principled to pay extortion to the bag men of a party sworn to destroy them … had they known Liberals are the ultimate venal political culture, they may have spared themselves this pain by tossing a few bucks to Librano patronage canvassers.
commented 2016-04-13 19:56:17 -0400
I’m getting really fed up with PM Zoolander and his rag tag group of losers. What kind of hair brained, bass ackwards thinking is going on at parliament hill. It’s not enough we buy oil that basically supports terrorism but we have to sell weapons to terrorists now too. Might as well invite them to come live with us. Oh wait we already did that by the thousands. The only thing we should be exporting to Sadi Arabia right now is our short sighted, treacherous, politicians. Which we have in abundance at the moment.
commented 2016-04-13 19:54:58 -0400
The Saudis are the friend’s of politicians and the enemy of the people.
commented 2016-04-13 19:49:43 -0400
Nothing like a little cognitive dissonance from the left. Oil bad, tolerance good.

Unless you want to sell arms to a country that produces oil and commits heinous human rights abuses like executing 15 year olds for protesting the government. In that case none of that ethical stuff matters.
commented 2016-04-13 19:28:27 -0400
SHEILA, I was laffing and getting sick at the same time when I gazed on your navel

I bet you the pm Incdooge imam had to agree that no Canadian pipeline would be built,to offset Saudi oil being supplied by tanker up and down the east coast first then we’ll by the tanks ____tanks but no tanks Incdooge

BUTTS—— brain trust ??? Bankrupt
commented 2016-04-13 19:25:35 -0400
Long quotes of Libspeak make my head hurt, Sheila, but I will suffer through because of the good bruises you leave on Shiny Pony and his no-nothings.
commented 2016-04-13 19:20:42 -0400
Simply make sure to install a ‘self-destruct’ mechanism in them in case they are ever facing against us our our allies on the battlefield.
commented 2016-04-13 19:14:07 -0400
No they won’t Sheila…the armoured vehicules are of benefit to the Saudi regieme….the pipe line deprives that regieme of market share in oil. I wish the same bleeding hearts who oppose this arms deal would see their hypocracy…..the Saudis wouldn’t have the billion dollars to buy these vehicules if we did not buy a billion dollars worth of their oil….transported in fragile ships across the sea through all manner of perils including piracy.