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      01-28-2019, 10:34 AM   #294
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several U.S. banks violated the Iran sanctions...

They were duly charged and convicted - but not one U.S. executive was indicted. This has not been politics, but geopolitics from the very beginning. It is all about Huawei and the national security establishment's war against them (Just to be clear, I'm not suggesting they are wrong about this.). Our Liberal government is the only western power to be toying with Huawei for 5G. Whether this was extra motivation for the U.S. DOJ is a matter of speculation.

The Canadian government's best move would have been to warn Ms. Meng off, but the Canadian national security establishment is very much aligned with the U.S. on this and would likely have blown the whistle on the Liberals. So the Trudeau government has been in a box from the get go. And it won't be getting better any time soon. A "reset" of our relationship with China is out of the question as Xi has bigger fish to fry. Getting closer to the U.S. is a non-starter as the Trump administration sees Trudeau as an enemy more than it sees Canada as a friend.