Out of curiosity about what Donald Trump (Drumpf) is going to do about the vacancies in the Supreme Court (Since it doesn't look like Obama is going to get anybody approved!) we had the Perspective Research Department re-wire the "Way Back Machine" so that we could look a year into the future .........!
President Trump (Drumpf) is finalizing his decision on a Supreme Court nominee to replace the late Antonin Scalia and appears to have narrowed his choice to three candidates, according to people with knowledge of the vetting process.
After all, they're in Toronto, so what do they care about 3000 jobs in London, Ontario! (The Saudi statement comes after The Globe and Mail REPEATEDLY contacted the Saudi embassy as part of its extensive coverage of the $15-billion arms deal over the past 14 months.)
STEVEN CHASE, OTTAWA — The Globe and MailThe government of Saudi Arabia is speaking out for the first time about the controversy surrounding a $15-billion arms deal with Canada, saying it will not accept outside criticism of its human rights record and pointing out that Riyadh could have easily purchased the armoured combat vehicles elsewhere.The Saudi embassy said it will not allow outsiders to dictate what happens inside Saudi Arabia. “The kingdom of Saudi Arabia does not accept any interference in its jurisdiction or internal affairs by any party,” it said in its statement.In a statement, the Saudi embassy in Ottawa decried what it called “sensationalized and politicized” coverage of the deal brokered by the Canadian government. Ottawa is the prime contractor on a deal to supply the Saudi Arabian National Guard with London, Ont. produced fighting machines that will be equipped with machine guns or anti-tank cannons.The embassy said the idea that human rights should be universal – or adopted by all states worldwide – must not interfere with Islamic rules.“The kingdom of Saudi Arabia believes that call[s] for universality of human rights does not mean imposition of principles and values that go against our Islamic values and religion,” it said.It also made a point of noting that the Saudis could have bought their military goods elsewhere, saying it gave Canada the contract in an effort to strengthen ties. “Although Saudi Arabia had multiple options from different manufacturers, the contract was awarded to General Dynamics Land Systems to support the bilateral desire to increase trade between the two countries and promote the numerous advantages of deepening Saudi-Canada investment relationships,” the embassy said.