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Trump Ready to Approve Blocked Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain

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posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 03:47 PM
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originally posted by: crazyewok
a reply to: AMPTAH

Actually there is a idea.....

The USA should give Iran and Saudi arabia a few hundred nukes......the catch being there targeting computers can only target each other......then let the games begin


Shhhh...

They already do this. All weapon systems sold to Middle Eastern countries have secret GPS chips that cause the weapon to disarm if used outside the targeted GPS zones. But, don't tell anyone.




posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 04:13 PM
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originally posted by: crazyewok
a reply to: AMPTAH

Actually there is a idea.....

The USA should give Iran and Saudi arabia a few hundred nukes......the catch being there targeting computers can only target each other......then let the games begin


That's a terrible idea.

A hundred of those get launch over here, and blow people like me up, and You'd have no one to call a hypocrite.




posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 05:22 PM
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When all said and done, the MIC will make their money.

Listen to the statement at :50




posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 06:00 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Part of it was probably because of their brutal crackdowns during the ir2011 protests. Protestors were getting killed, including some who were tortured to death in police custody. According to THIS, 93 civilians were killed and thousands injured in the protests. In fact, the page also says Bahrain has been known to engage in systemic torture since the 1970s, so maybe that's what the human rights issues are about.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 06:01 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
The block on the F-16 sale to Bahrain was one of the things that made me scratch my head. They gave weapons to so called moderate rebels in Syria, and sold weapons to pretty much anyone that had enough money, but Bahrain, who has been a strong ally, and has given us basing rights for years, has to "improve their human rights". No set goal, no details beyond an incredibly vague, open ended statement.


Because Obama had closer relations to Iran than the other Arab countries.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 06:07 PM
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Dammit Trump, more moves that prove the establishment always wins. Keep this up and you might as well start barking like Hillary cause you'll clearly be an establishment dog same as she is.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 07:10 PM
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originally posted by: waftist
I was pondering what motives President Trump may have personally on this, if any. I suspect he may have investments in oil and arms but upon googling I found this.


The "motive" is not personal, it's that the Saudis have all the leverage over the US. It's oil and immense financial power. They run worldwide shipping too. As a whole, their wealth and power can't be understated. So for now, the US are still THEIR lackeys in the Middle East, not the other way around.

The whole thing with Russia being demonized in the media is because the Saudis say that's so. The Saudis are the missing half of that conversation, because they have enough money and power to keep the media from allowing them to be a part of the conversation. Russia/Iran is the counter to UK/Arabia in the Middle East. When the left is demonizing Russia, they are carrying water for the Arabs, which is completely dumb and insane. Thus trying to demonize Trump for being in both Russia/Iran's pocket and Saudi's would be completely nonsensical. It's not about being in anybody's pocket, it's about the view from the big chair and how different it is.

Because of their money/power, the truth about the Saudis and Gulf Arabs is something the mass media is not allowed to talk about, and it's one of the main 'missing pieces' necessary to understand the world we live in, and especially the resistance to Trump. Trump ran on the right idea about the Middle East, but this (still doing what the Saudis want) is the dismal reality we are stuck with.

I mean do you really think the left, i.e. all the atheists, homosexuals, and independent women, should really be so fiercely supporting the most conservative religious monarchy/patriarchy on the planet? Of all the things the left cares about, they suddenly care the most of all about...Islam?!?!? It's completely about the money and the power. If you want to be a leader of the left, you take their money, and you sell your people out, end of story. The Republicans take their money too: that's the Bush clan at the head of all the 'establishment Republicans.' Trump beat them both and the left should have been cheering. Instead, everyone who is completely sold out to international money, particularly Arab money, are doing everything they can to stop Trump.
edit on 8-2-2017 by 11andrew34 because: clarification



posted on Feb, 9 2017 @ 12:45 AM
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a reply to: waftist

loL!!!!

Same site has this.





Trump's grandfather was a pimp and tax evader; his father a member of the KKK


As they say, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree; Donald Trump's racism can easily be traced through his lineage.




ahtribune.com...


Nice source op.




posted on Feb, 9 2017 @ 03:36 AM
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Facepalm... Wasnt this one of trumps election points against Clinton and her dealings with the Saudis? Looks like business as usual

edit on 9-2-2017 by unfor54k3n because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 9 2017 @ 12:14 PM
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Hmmm Trump supposedly meeting with Kissinger next week to 'Develop his foreign policy expertise'

Don't know how true that is but more than a bit alarming if it is.



posted on Feb, 10 2017 @ 02:51 AM
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In relation to "cluster munitions" one variant of bomb is the CBU-105


Under a 2008 policy, the United States only allows the transfer of cluster munitions with a failure rate of less than 1 percent. Textron’s CBU-105 Sensor Fuzed Weapon is the only cluster munition that the United States claims meets that standard. Beginning in 2007, the United States announced deals to sell CBU-105s to India, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United Arab Emirates, but has not budgeted new funds itself for purchasing the weapons since then. It is unclear whether Textron may still complete existing orders before ending production and, if so, how many.


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