January 08, 2016

Liberals reverse position on armoured vehicles deal with Saudi Arabia, while hypocrite Gerald Butts observes radio silence

Brian LilleyArchive

Gerald Butts, a man who has been by Justin’s side from the beginning of his efforts to win the golden ticket to the Prime Minister’s office, and a man who still has Justin’s ear, has reversed his position on an issue he openly criticized the Harper government for during the election.

Maybe he hasn’t reversed his position on London, Ontario company General Dynamic’s contract with Saudi Arabia for armoured vehicles but at the very least now that his boss has flip-flopped on it, Butts is dutifully observing radio silence.

During the election, Saudi Arabia’s human rights record was of great concern to Butts but now Stephane Dion has okayed the deal and Global Affairs (as they’re now known) are refusing to release a human rights assessment done on Saudi Arabia.

It looks like the Liberals are playing real politics just like everyone else - but Butts is a hypocrite and I think it’s time for him to admit it.

Photo credit: Ontario chamber of commerce 


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commented 2016-01-11 00:56:38 -0500
Surprised? I’m not. These are bottom feeders with no principles; supported by a Media Party that has the collective IQ of a paper clip.
commented 2016-01-10 17:13:33 -0500
I recall the Conservatives constantly announcing another promise fulfilled. The Liberals are backtracking on several important things and making excuses. I remember this being characteristic when the Liberals were in power before.
commented 2016-01-09 21:56:08 -0500
Personally, I am not opposed to selling arms to Muslims, provided they use them to kill Sunni or Shia.

Not a bad deal at all, I say.
commented 2016-01-09 16:47:12 -0500
January 9, 2016
Dear Diary;
Some Rebel called Lloyd Nolan was wondering if I’d be writing about that deal to supply LAV’s to the good folks of Saudi Arabia? Well, I was going to do that, but right then that bugger, George Dyer, took the wind right out of my sails with his smarty-pants comment about Agent 86, Maxwell Smart, pulling the old switch-a-roo. So, now I’m thinking, maybe I’ll pull the old double switch-a-roo and cancel the thing like Gerald told me to do in the first place. That’ll teach Dyer a lesson for likening me to a comic, although I loved that show, it really inspired my true love and appreciation for the Arts and Drama (and who knows, perhaps Gerald will smile on me once more).
Awe shucks. Gerald won’t let me try and pull off the old double switch-a-roo with the LAV’s, even although I’ve always wanted to try that. It’s strange, he doesn’t normally object when I try to pull something off. He said it would get too confusing and I wouldn’t be able to keep it up.
commented 2016-01-09 12:54:15 -0500
Flip-flops are not so bad.

JT has more than a dozen pairs of Berkinstocks – he’s lived his whole life in flip-flops.
commented 2016-01-09 12:48:50 -0500
A suggestion for a new addition to the dictionary: Butts. adj: hypocrite, willing to change any philosophies to gain power, idiot, frequent visitor to the vast emptiness that is Justin Trudeau’s brain
commented 2016-01-09 11:17:58 -0500
Justin is a faggot e prostitute. Up his.
commented 2016-01-09 10:51:44 -0500
If Canada breaks the deal the USA picks it up tomorrow. The USA is the biggest oil producer in the world and the biggest arms dealer, despite Obama’s professed position against Canadian oil and guns in general. USA Democrats and Canadian Liberals say one thing and do the opposite.
commented 2016-01-09 08:23:04 -0500
BUTTS needs more money from G.Soros.
commented 2016-01-08 21:43:51 -0500
Poor Justin, he had to make the deal, He cannot upset his Pay Master can he. I agree with Brian though, Butts is a hypocrite. To be honest, he looks like a Muslim hypocrite to me.
I do not see what the fuss is about this deal. It is just a few APCs with perhaps a Cupola accessed 30mm Slow Burper on the Cab. It is not like we are selling them a bunch of Missile Launchers.
commented 2016-01-08 21:08:45 -0500
Bill Elder. Agree with you totally. This deal is just too big to cancel. 15 billion dollar deal will keep GM humming along nicely for several years. There is a healthy dose of hypocrisy in the deal but I think that is offset by the Saudis increased military land force capability to be pointed against the barbarians in Iran.
commented 2016-01-08 21:02:08 -0500
So left wing trolls , tell us why the deal is so great now that Shitty Pony likes it, after you crapped on it so much LMAO! For a change Justin has said something smart.
commented 2016-01-08 18:34:31 -0500
For those who think this has anything t do with the Saudis, get a grip – this has to do with General dynamics leaving London if they don’t make this sale – even the Butthole surfers in the Librano party don’t want to be blamed for finishing off the Ontario manufacturing sector.
commented 2016-01-08 18:17:36 -0500
Good one Brian, wonder if justy will mention anything about this in his diary??
commented 2016-01-08 18:08:55 -0500
Ah! The old switch-a-roo. The technique much loved by Maxwell Smart (a.k.a. Agent 86) and other such comedic characters.
commented 2016-01-08 18:07:24 -0500
What we are seeing is a continuation of the Harper government – economic realities, federal fiscal liabilities and stalled productivity made them into a welfare state maintenance government (as it will this current government) – and as such these governments really defy the right wing-left wing labels given them by opposing branded political partisans, when it gets right down to it, there really is no difference operationally between the current branded party organizations in practical application once faced with fiscal realities and obligations. I had this conversation with my Liberal acquaintances before the last election, it went like this: Me “Why are you going to vote for such an obvious deficit in leadership and risk our current economic stability”? Them – “We need change”. Me “Change to what? Things have never been so stable, we’re actually keeping within budget running the welfare state and the private sector is not complaining, things could be a lot worse”. Them – ”We have to get rid of Harper” ME _ “so you really have no complaint about how things are run you just don’t like Harper?” Them – “yeah, that’s pretty much it”. Then why not keep the current government?” Them – “Because we need change”.

Well you really didn’t get any real “change”, You voted for Justin but you got Harper government – suck hard on it dummies.
commented 2016-01-08 17:53:40 -0500
I doubt that these vehicules are going to be used to oppress women in Saudi Arabia or to enforce Sharia fatwas against dissidents. If it is unethical to sell them miltary materiel then it is even more unethical to buy their oil.

To the hard line Liberal it is unethical to sell these vehicules to anybody…friend or foe.

The whole left wing “warmonger” narative is bullshit….no armourer in all of histoty has ever had to pick a fight in order to sell his wares.
commented 2016-01-08 17:45:25 -0500
Gerald Butts is a butt head always has been always will be.

Our relationship with the Saudi’s has always been complicated but now with the U.S./Iran deal in place things have really become convoluted. The Saudis are not nice, they are not good guys, but they have afforded some strategic value. Now, with Obambie’s no deal with Iran, we have made it possible for them to gain in the power game which up until now has been entirely Saudi Arabia’s to enjoy. So now we are sending the Saudi’s tanks to fight the Iranians, who have their new confidence thanks to Obama. The whole thing is crazy. How the hell is anyone supposed to make any sense of it?

Reza Marashi writes in this Vice article, “Riyadh sees the US nuclear deal with Iran — and more specifically, Tehran’s reintegration into global political and economic structures — as a threat to its own regional power. Iran’s economy is set to improve in a post-sanctions environment, and Tehran’s relations with Washington have gradually thawed. Saudi Arabia fears this rebalancing because it can no longer count on and benefit from American efforts to contain Iran politically, economically, and militarily.”
commented 2016-01-08 17:42:45 -0500
Saw this coming years ago. Saudi is too big for us and even you guys at the rebel know it. Not once from ANY party during the Munk debates was this or OPEC even brought up; Not even as a question from the moderator. We have to come to terms with the fact we really do not have the control we like to think we do. Canada has been bullied and pushed around since the 1950’s be either the US government or foreign groups interested in undermining them or our ability to be properly sovereign.
commented 2016-01-08 17:12:42 -0500
It is politics, surprised?