Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Canadians Favours

From Gulf News

http://gulfnews.com/opinions/editorials/canada-isn-t-doing-favours-to-the-uae-1.699402

When Dubai Police Chief, Lieutenant-General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, revealed that Canadian authorities have arrested a suspect in the murder of Hamas commander Mahmoud Al Mabhouh, Ottawa pretended to have been caught off guard. It seems Canadian authorities wanted to keep the arrest secret, perhaps to avoid angering close ally Israel.

Some think the Canadians might have backtracked on this issue, by even trying to deny it ever happened, as a response to the beating the Canada-UAE ties have taken in the past few weeks, over a disagreement on airline landing rights. If that is the case, Canada will only be shooting itself in the foot. Security cooperation, especially in combating state-sponsored terrorism, like the assassination of Al Mabhouh in Dubai earlier this year, should not be affected by trade relations.

If Canada thinks it is doing the UAE a favour in arresting a wanted criminal, it surely is mistaken. Terrorism is a global threat and the UAE, according to United Nations reports, is at the forefront of international efforts aimed at eradicating this plague.

Security cooperation is not an option. With terror activities rising, transparent security cooperation is the only way to ensure global peace.


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How every interesting! Especially after I've read this news article below...

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/uae-considered-keeping-mabhouh-hit-under-wraps-wikileaks-cables-reveal-1.333793

Guys.. keep all your purchases private.. be they for weapons or DVD's before New Years... and stay safe!

5 comments:

Faisal Haji said...

It's easy to talk the talk, but difficult to walk the walk. Many countries talk about transparency but actually none do it. Or else no one would be afraid of Wiki Leaks.

BTW, I referenced this post on my blog, hope its ok.

rosh said...
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Faisal Haji said...

Honestly, I don't trust any news agencies unless its a live coverage/ press conference. Whenever I read something on the news, I search all over the internet and whenever I get discrepancies b/w any two sources, I invalidate that argument. The problem with this issue is that neither Canada nor Israel are confirming/denying anything. And since Gulf News is the only source available, I will have to lean towards believing it.

rosh said...

Jeez, it's gotten all quiet here again!

BuJ said...

Rosh.. u want me to jazz it up for you again? hehe :)