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Trump/Saudi collusion.

Discussion in 'Politics Forum (Local/National/World)' started by Mujahideen, Mar 15, 2017.



  1. Mujahideen

    Mujahideen Black Member Midas Member

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    Ron Paul talks about how friendly Donald trump is with the words #1 terrorist state, Saudi Arabia.

    Why do we continue to help the Saudis? They openly preach extremist views and provide material support for terrorists. Saudi Arabia should be under heavy sanctions, not showed favoritism.

    Donald Trump is continuing the same path as Bush43 and Obama... and that is the same path that Hillary would have taken.
     
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    Get the pipeline built and you can tell the saudies to stick it....
     
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    Lets do some multiple choice with what Trumps real motives are...

    A. Its all an act until his administration and cabinet gains strength to fight the swamp

    B. Once you are elected president you are told secrets the rest of us know nothing about that justifies reasoning for continuing the status quo. See pictures of Trumps first meeting with Obama. His face looks like he was just told green men really did crash in New Mexico.

    C. Hes another puppet president and this was all engineered. See meetings with kissinger, predictions in pop culture that showed Trump being a future president (simpsons, etc.).

    I hate to say this, but it is looking more and more like C as time goes on. Trying to stay optimistic that it is A, but it is awfully tough with the current state of our once great republic.
     
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    Howdy Silver Member Silver Miner

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    ...it is C.....
     
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    Zed Size doesn't count! Midas Member

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    Petro dollar... duh?
     
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    Trump resets U.S.-Saudi relations, in Saudi Arabia’s favor.

    President Trump’s new deal with Saudi Arabia is really good — for the Saudis. After publicly bashing the kingdom for years, Trump completely reversed course Tuesday and rolled out the red carpet for the Saudi royals. He gave them a huge publicity boost and a highly sought-after U.S. commitment to improve and elevate bilateral relations. And what did Trump get in return? Not much at all.

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    Trump’s Cabinet picks also are longtime friends of the Saudi government and their Persian Gulf allies. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has worked with Gulf governments for decades on military issues, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has deep ties from his time as an executive at ExxonMobil. Both Mattis and Tillerson are reportedly agreed that political reform and human rights concerns should be discarded as conditions for U.S. military aid.

    By becoming the first Arab leaders to be greeted at the White House, the Saudis have pulled off a diplomatic coup, beating out one of Trump’s favorite leaders, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi. They also blunted years of criticism by Trump of U.S. military support for Saudi Arabia.

    During the campaign, Trump repeatedly railed against Saudi Arabia, one of the countries he described to his supporters at rallies across the nation as freeloaders who were relying on American protection without paying their fair share.

    At a rally last April in Wisconsin, Trump laid out exactly how he would deal with Saudi Arabia if elected president.

    “They are loaded with money to the gills. The U.S. protects them. We get practically nothing. Do you know why? Because our leaders don’t have business instinct,” Trump said. “Here’s what’s going to happen. We’ll say to Saudi Arabia, ‘Fellas, you’ve got to help us out.’ They’ll say, ‘No.’ We’ll say, ‘Bye bye.’ About two days later, they’ll call and say, ‘Get back here fast, somebody’s going to make a raid.’ We’ll go back. They’ll pay us so much money. And you know what? That’s fine.”

    In a June rally in Las Vegas, Trump asserted that without U.S. defense support, the Saudi regime would have collapsed a long time ago, a claim Trump has been making for years.

    “We defend Saudi Arabia. They don’t pay us nearly what they should be paying. So essentially we are subsidizing all of these countries,” Trump said at the rally. “How stupid are we? A country like Saudi Arabia wouldn’t exist for a week.”

    The White House didn’t respond to requests for comment, but there’s no indication that Trump or any of his aides raised the issue of Saudi reimbursement for American defense in any of this week’s meetings.

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    On the security side, the White House touted increasing collaboration on counterterrorism, military cooperation in Yemen and increasing pressure on Iran. But on the thorny issue of Saudi Arabia’s own complicity in spreading radical Islamic ideology, the Trump administration has said exactly nothing, and the Saudis have promised the same.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wa...s-u-s-saudi-relations-in-saudi-arabias-favor/

    Nothing short of treason and a lack of balls, IMO, from our president.

    If Mexico is going to pay for the wall, Saudi Arabia should pay for 15/19ths of 9/11.
     
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