So, a Saudi Twitter account which, according to a report in The Sun (the British tabloid):
- “Was deleted on Monday afternoon on the orders of the Saudi government “until investigations are completed”; and
- According to one analyst “was connected to the Saudi royal court and it had been described as “an official government” account in Saudi-owned state media;”
… posted this:
A lot of people read it as a thinly veiled threat to do to Toronto what 19 Arab terrorists (15 of the them Saudi nationals) did to New York City on 9/11.
I don’t know what was in anyone’s mind but the thing is a bit over the top, to say the least, and, perhaps, Canada, at large, will be better off when 15,000 Saudi students are forced to leave and pursue their studies elsewhere … our universities will miss the tuition and fees, to be sure, but who knows what sorts of people we may have been harbouring on our campuses.
Clearly diplomatic relation between Saudi Arabia and Canada have reached a new low … which might not be a bad thing, in the long run. The Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman is trying to send stern messages to the region and the world. But Saudi Arabia is a corrupt, backwards, absolute monarchy that is, in almost every way one can imagine, an affront to civilized nations … but it is a great friend of the USA, and Saudi money reaches everywhere.