Trump administration goes all-in for Saudi Arabia, prohibits Senate from reviewing Khashoggi intel

Singularity

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Corker, for one, ain't happy. Question is, does he dare to file a subpoena in the eleventh hour of the election?

Even Lindsey Graham is venting about the situation, without targeting Trump.

Yet it's increasingly clear that Trump and MbS are of one mind on this issue. The only question is "Why?"
 
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This is a very good point.

The president of the United States could be financially compromised or extorted by a foreign power like Saudi Arabia, Russia, China or North Korea, and the American people would have no way of knowing about it.

That is the dangerous reality the American people must confront right now. A reality that Republicans in Congress have been all too willing to ignore for the better part of the past two years. The sobering truth is that our national sovereignty could be in jeopardy and because Donald Trump insists on keeping his financial records secret, we would never know it.

His pattern of behavior should have all of us wondering about the financial relationships Trump, his family and his business enterprises have with foreign actors like Saudi Arabia and Russia. Time and again, we have seen Trump inexplicably disregard facts and evidence to defend the horrific actions of a hostile foreign power — most recently the apparent murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.
Trump's Jamal Khashoggi reaction sure makes him seem bought and paid for by Saudi Arabia
 
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Every western country that exports arms has a current or pending arns deal with Saudi Arabia. And none are even suggesting camcelling those deals.

My question - why do people in the US think that The White House should be reacting to the Saudi government killing a Saudi citizen in Turkey?

Whatever The US is selling SA, if it were cancelled tomorrow and Canada makes it, Canada would bid to replace the contract.

No one in France or Germany is expecting their governments to cancel arns export deals to The Kingdom over this.
 
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Every western country that exports arms has a current or pending arns deal with Saudi Arabia. And none are even suggesting camcelling those deals.

My question - why do people in the US think that The White House should be reacting to the Saudi government killing a Saudi citizen in Turkey?
He was a U.S. national on the merit of his green card, who did the bulk of his work in recent years in the United States.

Otherwise, Canada for example has no effective diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia, which expelled their ambassador earlier this year over Trudeau's criticism of their human rights record. The rest of the world didn't react kindly to that, but Trump gave MbS a mulligan.

It's now increasingly apparent that, for whatever reason, Trump considers MbS to have carte blanche on the world stage under U.S. protection.
 
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Every western country that exports arms has a current or pending arns deal with Saudi Arabia. And none are even suggesting camcelling those deals.

My question - why do people in the US think that The White House should be reacting to the Saudi government killing a Saudi citizen in Turkey?

Whatever The US is selling SA, if it were cancelled tomorrow and Canada makes it, Canada would bid to replace the contract.

No one in France or Germany is expecting their governments to cancel arns export deals to The Kingdom over this.
I was watching Canadian news earlier today and they said "the US is over reacting." Its interesting to see the various responses to this.
 
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Every western country that exports arms has a current or pending arns deal with Saudi Arabia. And none are even suggesting camcelling those deals.

My question - why do people in the US think that The White House should be reacting to the Saudi government killing a Saudi citizen in Turkey?

Whatever The US is selling SA, if it were cancelled tomorrow and Canada makes it, Canada would bid to replace the contract.

No one in France or Germany is expecting their governments to cancel arns export deals to The Kingdom over this.
it's disgusting we have people in this country making so much money off of constant wars, often times funneling weapons to both sides, and condoned by the US government. The US government even foments civil wars and civil unrest so corporations can profit
 
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Every western country that exports arms has a current or pending arns deal with Saudi Arabia. And none are even suggesting camcelling those deals.

My question - why do people in the US think that The White House should be reacting to the Saudi government killing a Saudi citizen in Turkey?

Whatever The US is selling SA, if it were cancelled tomorrow and Canada makes it, Canada would bid to replace the contract.

No one in France or Germany is expecting their governments to cancel arns export deals to The Kingdom over this.
He was a legal, permanent US resident and his children are US citizens.
He was a Washington Post columnist (OUR reporter)

That hundred billion is pure bullshit. Many of those deadlines have come and gone. BESIDES which, why would we sell arms to an murderous asshole who is killing people with them by the tens of thousands in Yemen?

MbS has NOTHING on us or any other country. Oil? F him. Between our own production and Canada, we don't NEED Saudi oil anymore. I'd tell MbS to give himself a crude douche with it. He has Bupkis and will very soon find himself on an island of his own, idiotic choosing.
 
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Please specify, who said that?
Susan Campbell on her Quebec AM morning show. Khashoggi was the topic and she had a roundtable discussion on it. Most of them appeared to be in agreement that the US deals with murderous thugs all the time and this one wasnt all that different. One even said Khashoggi should have known better than to go in the embassy.