Canada is doing something that the United States has never been able to do, and that is standing up to Saudi Arabia. And, as a result of standing up to the tyrannical Saudi Arabian government, Canadians were issued a dire threat suggesting a new 9/11 style attack on their own soil.
The incident began after Canada demanded that Saudi Arabia release several civil rights activists who’ve recently been thrown in jail. The Saudi government responded by giving Canadian ambassador, Dennis Horak 24 hours to leave the country and then recalled its own ambassador to Canada, saying that it retained “its rights to take further action.”
Canada is gravely concerned about additional arrests of civil society and women’s rights activists in #SaudiArabia, including Samar Badawi. We urge the Saudi authorities to immediately release them and all other peaceful #humanrights activists.
— Foreign Policy CAN (@CanadaFP) August 3, 2018
As the Guardian reports, the country’s education ministry is reportedly looking to move thousands of Saudi scholarship students out of Canadian schools, while Saudi Arabia’s state airline said it would suspend flights to and from Toronto.
“The kingdom of Saudi Arabia … will not accept interference in its internal affairs or imposed diktats from any country,” the ministry tweeted in response to being called out for rife human rights abuses. “The Canadian position is an overt and blatant interference in the internal affairs of the Kingdom of #SaudiArabia and is in contravention of the most basic international norms and all the charters governing relations between states.”
Consequently, the US government, who has sold billions in weapons to the terrorist regime over the last two decades, is and always has remained entirely silent on the horrific abuse doled out by the Saudi state.
Adding to the ominous nature of the dispute, shortly after the row began to worsen, a Saudi Arabian organization tweeted a digitally altered image that depicted a plane flying toward Toronto’s CN Tower—in an obvious reference to 9/11.
The image was tweeted with the following caption, “sticking one’s nose where it doesn’t belong!” With another saying below, “He who interferes with what doesn’t concern him finds what doesn’t please him.”
The image was retweeted hundreds of times as Twitter blew up at the government-funded group Infographic-KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) for tweeting such an ominous threat.
Before being scrubbed from the internet, the group issued an apology and attempted to claim that the picture of a plane—aimed directly at the CN Tower, accompanied by a threat—was meant to portray the ambassador returning home. However, the internet is not buying it.
The Saudi ministry of media shut down the Twitter and Instagram accounts and claim they are investigating the group because of the complaints.
For those who don’t recall, it is a fact that 15 out of the 19 hijackers on 9/11 were from Saudi Arabia. Also, last year, for the first time since that fateful September morning nearly 17 years ago, families of victims of the 9/11 terror attacks used a new law to go after Saudi Arabia in lawsuits for their role in the attacks. During the trials, evidence was revealed showing the Saudi Arabian embassy in Washington may have funded a “dry run” for the hijackings carried out by two Saudi employees.
What’s more, as TFTP has previously reported, thanks to the release of the 28 pages, Americans and the rest of the world now know that Saudi Arabia played a significant role in the September 11th attacks. Also, thanks to the release of 28 pages, we know that the US government was complicit in covering up Saudi Arabia’s role in the attacks.
Even the severely flawed and biased “9/11 Commission Report” did not did not “exclude the likelihood that charities with significant Saudi government sponsorship diverted funds to Al-Qaeda.”
For a decade and a half, Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush kept secret the alleged role Saudi Arabia played in the September 11 attacks on America. Becuase of the cozy relationship the US has with the terrorist nation—which Trump is complicit in maintaining—special interests within the government have chosen to protect their Saudi friends instead of telling Americans the truth about what happened that fateful day.
Despite repeatedly pleas by activists and politicians alike, the US government has overwhelmingly looked the other way in the face of all the evidence and human rights abuse, opting instead to ignore it and sell the tyrannical country weapons they are currently using to carry out genocide in Yemen.
This is the exact opposite of what Canada is doing and the US should take some notes.
— Manal al-Sharif (@manal_alsharif) August 6, 2018
However, the entire US government’s response to the massive spat brewing between Saudi Arabia and Canada consists of State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert releasing the following statement, “Both sides need to diplomatically resolve this together. We can’t do it for them; they need to resolve it together.”
For the hundreds of families currently suing the Saudi Arabian government for their role in 9/11 this tweet serves as even more evidence of their complicity.