Baird egged in Palestine

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Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird brushed off protesters in the West Bank city of Ramallah who pelted his convoy with eggs and shoes on Sunday, noting that he’s seen “a lot worse.”

Dozens of Palestinian protesters hurled eggs and shoes at the convoy and carried signs protesting Baird’s visit to the West Bank, where he was set to meet with the Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Maliki.

After the meeting, Baird told reporters that, as a member of cabinet in former Ontario premier Mike Harris’ government, he was used to protesters.

The fact that a man representing Canada at the highest level was in Mike Harris’s cabinet speaks volumes about the Conservative government. Baird challenges Condi Rice as the worst cabinet  Minister in recent history.

Baird’s remarks show his political styupidity even mentioning a pariah in Canadian politics, Mike Harris.

Speaking the truth about Baird who crowed about having his own rabbi the last time he visited israel, was Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat who said that Canada was standing “on the wrong side of history by blindly supporting the Israeli occupation and its apartheid policies. and hey,let’s throw the regressive stance on climate change.

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3 Comments »

  1. 1

    Will this be another “case study” at the John Baird School of Bullhorn Diplomacy?

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  2. 2
    mushafta Says:

    Well done John!
    No need for any kind of diplomacy
    Once you’ve drawn a clear line in the sand as to whose side you are on!

  3. 3
    mushafta Says:

    I add my voice to this story that John Baird change course on Palestine!

    Toronto Star:

    Baird tainting Canada’s reputation
    Published on Jan 20 2015
    Re: Baird convoy pelted by Palestinians, Jan. 19
    Baird convoy pelted by Palestinians, Jan. 19
    Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird isn’t the only one with egg on his face after his disastrous Middle East excursion.
    Stephen Harper, the author of Canada’s scrambled new international policies, is equally splattered, as is every Canadian who can recall a time when Canada was an honoured and well respected member of the United Nations.
    John Baird may mockingly brush off his Palestinian pelting by stating, “I’ve had a lot worse.” But — unlike the egg — he is missing the point; for no matter how inured he may be to having objects thrown at him, Canada, the country he represents, is not.
    Our minister’s chicken-hearted and precipitous retreat can only deepen the yearning of Canadians for a more balanced and nuanced foreign policy, but until that time, I will paraphrase Winston Churchill in observing, “Never have so many, owed so much, to one chicken.”
    Mike Ward, Duncan, B.C.
    It is time to change our government’s approach to the Israel-Palestinian problems in the Middle East. There is already enough hatred on both sides without Canada adding more to the mix.
    In the past Canada had a policy of not taking sides in such disputes and therefore had considerable credibility when helping both sides work toward a solution.
    John Baird’s latest stance against the Palestinian move to join the International Criminal Court is problematic. Surely every group that feels it is being persecuted should have its day in court and it is up to the courts to decide whether that claim is valid or not.
    To deny the Palestinian’s that opportunity goes against Canadian values that claims of harm should be settled by courts and not by taking up arms. To deny the Palestinians their day in court is only likely to add to their feeling of alienation and will encourage the view that violence may be the only resolution of their claims.


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