Wednesday, May 1, 2013

5941..."Baird Is A Buffoon"

That is not the WFDS saying that our foreign minister John Baird, ex of Bell High School, is a buffoon.  No.  It is Sri Lanka's national newspaper, The Daily News.  Specifically it is editorialist Dr. Kamal Wickremasinghe, who wrote that "The snarling of the two men carry no weight because both have little credibility - Stephen Harper has never managed to win a national election in Canada in his own right, and resorts to the anti-democratic practice of proroguing whenever he is about to face difficult questions in Parliament; Baird is a buffoon, a former provincial politician and ‘wannabe’ future leader of the Conservatives trying to achieve his aim by kow-towing to the monied Israeli lobby in Canada. The two men, not known for their intelligence or subtlety in international affairs, are the butt of jokes among the Canadian media and bureaucracy."

Ah, tell us what you really mean Dr. Wickremasinghe.  "'Russia expressed alarm over Canada’s 'Police actions of torture and cruelty against peaceful demonstrators and China complained of “widespread racial discrimination in Canada.'  North Korea, perhaps mockingly, expressed serious concerns about 'continued violations of the right to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression, torture and other ill-treatment, racism and xenophobia' in Canada; Iran did likewise by referring to 'child sexual exploitation and trafficking, the right to food, and discriminatory laws against Indigenous people and minority groups including Muslims, Arabs and African communities'; Egypt complained of 'racial profiling of Muslims in law-enforcement action'; Cuba was concerned with 'racism and xenophobia' in Canada."

There they go; clouding the issue with facts.  


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