Justin Trudeau said that he had been talking with Hillary Clinton by telephone to discuss their shared “concern for Afghan women and girls” following the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan.
The Canadian Prime Minister said Clinton “welcomed our efforts and urged Canada to continue our work.”
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“Governments, international organizations, and civil society must continue to work together to support women and girls in Afghanistan…..The Afghan people need the world to stand with them, and that is what Canada will continue to do” Trudeau said.
Breitbart reports: Trudeau’s remarks prompted incredulous reactions from observers who noted the actual President of the United States Joe Biden has disappeared and refused to have any contact with world leaders about Afghanistan so, evidently, the task of talking to foreign heads of state has been subcontracted out to non-Administration operatives such as Hillary Clinton:
The White House did indeed state on Tuesday that Biden “has not yet spoken with any other world leaders.”
Hillary Clinton would furthermore seem like an exceptionally poor choice of correspondent to discuss the fate of people trapped behind the lines after an Islamist takeover.
Trudeau and Clinton were among numerous political actors this week making a show of signaling to the Taliban that they expect the new regime to be inclusive, respectful of human rights, and less hostile to women than the previous Taliban government.
The Biden administration on Tuesday took great pride in sending a strongly worded letter to the Taliban in defense of women’s rights:
“We are deeply worried about Afghan women and girls, their rights to education, work and freedom of movement. We call on those in positions of power and authority across Afghanistan to guarantee their protection,” said the joint statement cosigned by Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, the European Union, and several other countries.
“We will monitor closely how any future government ensures rights and freedoms that have become an integral part of the life of women and girls in Afghanistan during the last twenty years,” the signatories warned.
The Taliban ignored this international virtue-signaling and reportedly set about beating women bloody with chains, murdering them for refusing to comply with its demands, forcing women and very young girls to “marry” Taliban fighters, and shooting at least one woman dead for failing to wear a burqa. Taliban gunmen forced women to give up their jobs to men in the cities they conquered on their way to Kabul.
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