John Baird, Canadian Foreign Minister, at the UN General Assembly.
Despite the Canadian government's vehement protest, against the United Nations decision, to make the Palestinian Authority, a non member state, the UN's General Assembly, has voted anyway, to recognized, a Palestinan State, within Israel. The vote 138-9, with 41 members, abstaining, was also passed, despite strong protests, from the three countries, that everyone already knew, would also voted against it. Canada, the United States and Israel, along with a few others.
Canada has threatened to imposed, economic sanctions, against the newly formed Palestinian State, along with other actions, that really comes as no surprise, given its actions in the past. What it wanted was for the Palestinian/Israeli issue, to be dragged out further, which would also not benefit the Palestinian people, but which would definitely benefited the Israeli government, that also has the unconditional, support, of the Canadian government. In fact, Canada has gone on the record, many times, as the official representative, of the Israeli government, and its policies, outside of Israel. Its other close supporter, the United States, which in fact is the real force, behind the Israeli government,
has also supported the Israeli government's actions, against the Palestinian people, despite what it also says, publicly.
The rethoric of the Canadian Foreign Minister, regarding the UN's decision, was also particularly strong, containing threats, and even possible violence, albeit, through the continuation, of the Israeli government's violent actions, against the Palestinian people. Which this government also supports,
wholeheartedly. Baird has commented, that, the Canadian government will consider "all available steps", to deny a Palestinian statehood and that the UN's decision, was also "utterly regrettable". The
Canadian Foreign Minister, also continued with the farce, regarding that country's situation, with Israeli government, claiming that, “The outstanding issues are too intricate and too complex to be resolved by symbolic, unilateral measures"
As I said before, what the Canadian government, actually wanted was a long, dragged out and protracted conflict, of the Palestinian Authority, with the Israeli government, which they could also not win, outright, in their present situation. Not being able to match the Israeli government, in terms of arms, or with the support and I mean the real support, not just a show of it, of other strong nations, who were willing to provide them with the military capabilities, which they so desperately needed, to make this fight, with the Israeli government, an even one. A fight that is also justified under the circumstances. Now the Palestinian people, has their homeland, as before and must also fight to keep it.