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Monday, November 19, 2007
Canada's Beijing diplomats do their best State Department impersonation
Those of us who live and vote south of the 49th parallel are quite familiar with our diplomats deliberately undermining the policies of the president elected by the American people. It appears such betrayal is alive and well north of the border, too (read more here).
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Either they believe they are self-employed or are employees of the communist Chinese government. It is time to do house cleaning.
The Chinese people (not members of the commie party) report the situation completely differently.
Posted by: Alain | 2007-11-19 9:37:31 PM
Alain - I'm wondering if these fellas have shares in Walmart or Gap? Could expain why they WANT things to appear so rosy in this state slave state. SSS for short.
Posted by: jema54j | 2007-11-19 11:02:50 PM
Pull the naive pinheads and send them to Iran so they can tell us all the progress they are making there too.
Posted by: epsilon | 2007-11-20 12:05:50 AM
Diplomats are people who want you to think everything is wonderful all the time. That is what they get paid for. It is the art of being phony. It is what politicians with zero charisma settle for once they come to realize they have no chance of getting elected to anything. They are little more that make work projects for university trained do littles.
It the private sector they are called PR men and their job is to get hookers and booze for clients. At least there is no illusion about what they are in the world of business. Pimps.
Posted by: John | 2007-11-20 12:23:26 AM
"...that China's dissidents are getting better treatment these days, because their prison sentences are often less than five years, which is "a marked contrast" to the jail terms of 15 or 20 years in the past." This says it all - why the hell are they in jail to begin with??!!! They are dissenting - not blowing things up - in a civilized and free country, dissent is OK. Diplomats just want their everyday lives to be easier - they don't represent Canadians or Canada. If they can't follow the lead, they need to get out of the way.
Posted by: MJM | 2007-11-20 6:41:47 AM
Diplomats, all of them, have their own agenda. Decades of pointless 'peace' negotiations in the middle east are but one example. How much are the Chinese paying our diplomats anyhow?
Posted by: philanthropist | 2007-11-20 10:28:26 AM
Not paid. BRIBED to disclose defence and commercial and technological intelligence.
Pull these traitors out now.
Posted by: Epsilon | 2007-11-20 10:37:25 AM
Diplomacy probably worked better when the idle rich were solicited to be diplomats. Rich dudes with business interests mainly in Canada would have a basic understanding that not all money belongs to the government and that money is a hard thing to earn.
Diplomacy, like what passes for 'journalism' these days, has suffered from being 'professionalized'.
Posted by: philanthropist | 2007-11-20 2:39:49 PM
And Canada's diplomats were dead set against this man at the time:
Ian Smith, who died yesterday aged 88, was the Prime Minister of Rhodesia and an ardent advocate of white rule; in 1965 he unilaterally declared independence from Britain, and over the next 15 turbulent years fought an increasingly bitter war against African nationalist guerrillas, a war that cost between 30,000 and 40,000, mainly black, lives - but it was a struggle he eventually lost, paving the way for the country's independence as Zimbabwe.
"... but it was a struggle he eventually lost, paving the way for the country's independence as Zimbabwe."
And they all lived happily ever after.
Posted by: obc | 2007-11-20 8:05:47 PM
The Canadian foreign affairs dept is literally stacked with pro communist career diplomats as well as a good deal of communist state operatives...why do these fawning reports over Chi-com despotism not surprise me one bit.
PM Harper...want to clean up your FA department and have it represent the government's policies again?...open the sealed feather bead file the RCMP compiled on the commie rats in the FA dept.
Posted by: WL Mackenzie Redux | 2007-11-21 9:19:39 AM
We learned decades ago in the international technological and aerospace sector to avoid all
Canadian Diplomats and their Flunkies. They continue to look upon Lester B.Pearson as their great folk Hero. Pearson was a prime mover in undermining
Prime Minister Ian Smith. Many British politicians of the period supported PM Smith and detested Pearson as completely untrustworthy. The results
of the destruction of Rhodesia are painfully obvious
-future of the world is too important to be in the
hands of liberal fools - MacLeod
Posted by: Jack Macleod | 2007-11-21 9:22:39 AM
And do the same to the Red China-kowtowing CBC:
"CBC Makes More Cuts To Falun Gong Film"
CBC Newsworld made its own last-minute changes to a documentary on the Falun Gong before airing it last night, after the film's producer refused to help make additional cuts to his controversial film.
Beyond the Red Wall: The Persecution of the Falun Gong was originally scheduled to appear on Nov. 6, but CBC executives delayed its air date after receiving calls from Chinese diplomats. After reviewing the film, the CBC requested a series of tweaks from producer Peter Rowe.
He agreed, but became frustrated last weekend when the public broadcaster requested a second round of changes, including minor cuts to interview footage. "They called me on Saturday morning and said they were going to go ahead with more cutting," Mr. Rowe said. "They asked if I wanted to participate and I just said 'No.' I feel enough is enough ? it's like a never-ending process. It's just kind of crazy."
Posted by: obc | 2007-11-21 9:26:48 AM
That's crazy--it is either news or it is not news. It is like their presentation of the terrorists--they water it all down just because the terrorists are not happy with the presentation.
If a bridge collapse and a group of people went and said they were unhappy with CBC for presenting the facts about the bridge, because the company that built the bridge was public, and the securities would fall in values, do you think CBC would cow then? Hell no! But along comes any group that disagrees with the facts--and CBC cows. To me, that means they are not presenting news or commentary--but trying to invent it!
Right--my dears--that's what the CBC does.
Would anyone be so kind as to write a news article on that, please?
Posted by: Lady | 2007-11-23 4:49:02 PM
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