Saudi Arabia appears to be deploying Canadian-made armoured vehicles against its own citizens

The rulers of Saudi Arabia appear to be deploying Canadian-made armoured vehicles against its own citizens in an escalating conflict that has already elicited public criticism from the Trudeau government.

This is the first time that video footage has surfaced on various social media websites, allegedly showing the Islamic kingdom using Canadian weaponized equipment against its Saudi civilians – a development that spurred calls Friday for the Liberal government to halt defence exports to the oil-rich nation.

The House of Saud’s use of combat machines against its Shia population in eastern Saudi Arabia goes to the very heart of the controversy over whether the Trudeau government is violating Canada’s weapons export-control rules.

  • Reader

    I am sure Liberal MP Omar Alghabra’s handlers back in Saudi Arabia were very pleased he got his good personal friend Justin Trudeau to fasttrack this sale.

    • Observer

      I suspect Justin wanted to see their program in action, in case he decides to implement a similar program against non-compliant Old Stock Canadians.

    • VERY pleased.

  • Tooth&Claw

    Deal with the devil, you’re going to get burned. Canada’s politicians should know this upfront. The Saudi’s are two faced,backstabbers from way back. It’s part and parcel of who they are.

  • well duh!

    Of course it is!

    Hopefully supplied by bombbardier.

  • Gary

    Justin was against it before he was for it.

    Must be great to be a Liberal to wake up every day and see which way the wind blows. The saudi’s must be going after the women that want to drive and take the niqab off…. but Justin’s a feminists.

  • BillyHW

    Because it’s 2017?

  • andycanuck

    MSM: “weaponized equipment” and “combat machines” because “armoured vehicles” doesn’t sound menacing enough.

  • SDMatt

    the machines appearing in these videos and photos as Gurkha RPVs, produced by Terradyne Armored Vehicles in Newmarket

    How’d that name get by the cultural appropriation Nazis in the Liberal Party?

  • canminuteman

    Arabs killing Arabs and Canadians profiting from it. It doesn’t get better than this.

    • andycanuck

      A commenter said something similar at SDA and I agreed with that one too. (Although no ‘thumbs up’ at SDA!)

      • canminuteman

        Might have been me there too.

        • andycanuck

          I see that, yes, it was. Cheers!

  • Bla Bla

    Oops! LOL

    The blundering lgbt/feminist strikes again!

  • pettifog

    Muslims going back on their promises? Shocked I am, I tell you.

  • El Martyachi

    Someone should make up a list of things that countries we sell weapons to are allowed to do.

  • tom_billesley

    A constant worry to the Saud family business is that the Shia live where the oil is.

  • Tokenn

    Saudi Arabia is a freaking dictatorship! What did anybody think they were going to do with the weapons we sell them? We all know the story of the turtle and the scorpion, right?

  • simus1

    The Canadian stuff sold to Saudi was not weaponized here. The problem our virtue signaling morons can’t explain is why the are so selective when it comes to us selling APCs and armored cars abroad?