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10. 'On the other, his government's (as yet unseen) response to the metastasizing Ebola crisis.'
Sat Oct 18, 2014, 11:08 PM
Oct 2014

Canada has given major help on Ebola:

Made-in-Canada Ebola Vaccine Tested on Healthy Humans in America


Ebola outbreak: 1st human trials of Canadian vaccine start in U.S.


It looks like the USA got some help from Canada here, as they are not yet living under the Tea Party:

Ebola Vaccine Would Likely Have Been Found By Now If Not For Budget Cuts: NIH Director


And are there any cases in Canada right now? Is that what the author is saying, that it's metastasized there?

I haven't seen those posts yet. All the posts above are from the Canadian DUer, applegrove:

IMO, Saudi Arabia stinks. So does Turkey. And a lot of other places. Criminal gangs are doing this in Mexico, previously a lot of Europe used them to kill people, too.

Beheadings are not the only crimes of ISIS, they just make news as the victims worked in the news business. Offenses by ISIS far exceed that one example in the article and here are just a fraction:

From March:

Syria conflict: UN reports mass executions by ISIS


From July:

Islamic State committing 'staggering' violations against humanity in Iraq: UN report


From August:

Rape and Sexual Slavery Inside an ISIS Prison


From October:

Islamic State seeks to justify enslaving Yazidi women and girls in Iraq


That's not all they've been doing, that Saudi Arabia is not doing, or at least not on that scale, as we haven't heard of it. Yes, the Saudis do share some of the same beliefs but are a more orderly, yet still unjust nation in our eyes.

And they've interfered in our politics for years. The author may not be looking at the entire picture as this one thing is only part of the larger problem with Saudi Arabia. In singling out one item to criticize them as worse than ISIS, I feel the authour missed the mark.

The method of execution is the main similarity, unless the author wants to go into religions, and no one wants to go there, not diplomatically, militarily or socially. The world doesn't want a global religious war.

Just a few ideas here. I have no love for Harper at all, but feel this is a bit off.

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