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Russia isn't our enemy. China is. Iran isn't our enemy. Saudi Arabia is.

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posted on Nov, 1 2017 @ 05:25 PM
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The US picks the wrong friends. China is a communist dictatorship that steals hundreds of billions from hard working Americans every single year. Chinese oligarchs are the most corrupt in the world. They live off slave wages, inhumane, no concern for the environment.

Saudi Arabia is an absolute monarchy. Out of time. Backward. Oppressive. No political freedom. No parliament. No election. Oppresses women.

Russia is a democratic western nation with strong western values. A key ally against Sunni jihadists.

Iran is a democratic republic. Being Indo European, Iran is the most democratic and the most westernized and the most technologically advanced Muslim country. Direct election by the people. Strong proponent of women's rights. Key ally against Sunni jihadists.

The US always tend to pick the wrong friends. China and Saudi Arabia are not friends. They are enemies. America's friends should be Russia and Iran.
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posted on Nov, 1 2017 @ 05:35 PM
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a reply to: burnsE

I don't agree that any of the above are our enemy. In fact, we have only one person that is our enemy and he is the leader of North Korea. His people and his country aren't the enemy.



posted on Nov, 1 2017 @ 05:37 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

North Korea is a clown. Who is pulling the strings? Don't forget. Tens of thousands of American soldiers and hundreds of thousands of Chinese soldiers died fighting in Korea.



posted on Nov, 1 2017 @ 05:38 PM
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a reply to: burnsE

Isn't it the govt's alignment with corporate interests that are now the enemies of the people?

The Chinese and Saudi-Arabian people by and large want the same thing an average American does.

Edit: the banks are in there too, causing havoc.



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posted on Nov, 1 2017 @ 05:40 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

Those who are complacent are also responsible. Chinese people know they are using slave wage to take advantage of America, and they are doing it when it is not necessary for them to do so.



posted on Nov, 1 2017 @ 05:45 PM
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originally posted by: burnsE
The US picks the wrong friends. China is a communist dictatorship that steals hundreds of billions from hard working Americans every single year. Chinese oligarchs are the most corrupt in the world. They live off slave wages, inhumane, no concern for the environment.

Saudi Arabia is an absolute monarchy. Out of time. Backward. Oppressive. No political freedom. No parliament. No election. Oppresses women.

Russia is a democratic western nation with strong western values. A key ally against Sunni jihadists.

Iran is a democratic republic. Being Indo European, Iran is the most democratic and the most westernized and the most technologically advanced Muslim country. Direct election by the people. Strong proponent of women's rights. Key ally against Sunni jihadists.

The US always tend to pick the wrong friends. China and Saudi Arabia are not friends. They are enemies. America's friends should be Russia and Iran.



Saudi is also the bastion of the sectarian cult Wahhabism that is the source of world terrorism.

But of course the oil money they have is used to bribe the west and it works



posted on Nov, 1 2017 @ 05:49 PM
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Those aren't enemies. They're "markets."



posted on Nov, 1 2017 @ 05:50 PM
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a reply to: Willtell

Saudi Arabia doensn't have as much oil production as Russia does. Plus Iran has just as much oil as Saudi Arabia. The US doesn't use Russia and Iran oil, instead the US uses Saudi Arabia oil. This bias.



posted on Nov, 1 2017 @ 05:51 PM
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a reply to: Blue Shift

The US doesn't need slave wage markets. The US bought nothing from China until the 1980s.



posted on Nov, 1 2017 @ 05:52 PM
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You, sir (or madam (or whatsoever you happen to be today) are gravely mistaken. In other words, you are wrong, wrong, wrong; for, you see, the past is alterable. The past never has been altered. Oceania is at war with Eastasia. Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia.
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posted on Nov, 1 2017 @ 05:59 PM
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a reply to: burnsE

Saudi Arabia bribes powerful people in the US to forget their barbaric Wahhabism. Their in business with the US. They are also aligned with Israel, ironically.

Why

Because they hate Iran based on their sectarian hatred of Shia Islam.

Saudi hates non Wahhabi Muslims so much because of the inherent sectarian insanity in Wahhabism; they would ally with Satan to oppose other non Wahhabi Muslims.



posted on Nov, 1 2017 @ 06:02 PM
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a reply to: burnsE


They are not your enemies. They are people.



posted on Nov, 1 2017 @ 06:02 PM
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a reply to: burnsE

All four of those countries are less than friendly towards the us..

Ive directly seen Russian social influence..
Ive read about Chinese economic influence

Iran and Saudi Arabia are the two biggest supporters of terrorism. Russia supports Iran, US supports Saudi Arabia..

So the closest two may be US and Russia who both fight terrorism.

Or

US and China who have intrinsicly linked finances.

But it is a bit more complicated than all of that and Israel isn't helping.. China is more opportunistic/rising. Russia is more sly and getting cornered. Iran is trying to expand influence in middle East (like China in asia).. Saudi is in bed with US so they just continue..

We could honestly all be friendly except for the fact of momentum and histiry.. and turning that ship is similar to thinking the earth will change it's orbit..

We are rolling. Action!

Well, we could try to build trust between these nations. Any ideas??



posted on Nov, 1 2017 @ 06:06 PM
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a reply to: Reverbs

If I were the American president I would break diplomatic relation with China and Saudi Arabia until they become democratic countries. The US only started dependent on China for cheap labor since the 1990s. The US don't need that.



posted on Nov, 1 2017 @ 06:10 PM
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a reply to: purplemer

They are enemies of democracy, the most important value in America.



posted on Nov, 1 2017 @ 06:15 PM
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a reply to: burnsE

I agree with you except on Russia. Putins Russia is an enemy.

What I find a head scratchier is how people really think the House of Saud is our friend. They have had a hand in most of the terrorism in the last 30 years



posted on Nov, 1 2017 @ 06:16 PM
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Let's get real, none are our "friends".



posted on Nov, 1 2017 @ 06:19 PM
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a reply to: burnsE

To get a reasonable picture of the state and progression of international affairs you need to read up on 1 OECD and 2 BRICAS . To get an idea of the real 'upstairs' state of affairs you need to understand 1 The Co-Operation Organisation/five eyes and 2 The Shanghai Co-Operation Organisation . Add in some Petrodollar/OPEC research and add in some World Banking knowledge , and consider which countries the IMF _don't haven't wont or can't oversee . Which the WTO have stuck at the back of the queue over the years . Stick in a dose of current events, taste the salt ofcounter/counter economic scheming and you'll see the West's dominance is fast on the wane , North America and its allies will be the old order by sometime soon. Maybe even right now while they're trading oil in Yuan in Trumps face, and Saudi is meeting Russia - for the first time- October7th this year. There is no guarantee that the new world orderers (read China and its allies) will be any less controlling and greed driven however they have made some promising overtures



posted on Nov, 1 2017 @ 06:30 PM
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originally posted by: burnsE
a reply to: purplemer

They are enemies of democracy, the most important value in America.


Since when are the United States a democracy?

Seems to me I remember the Constitution saying something about a Republic...



posted on Nov, 1 2017 @ 06:35 PM
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originally posted by: cynicalheathen
Seems to me I remember the Constitution saying something about a Republic...

It's a quasi-socialist republic with an economy driven by a huge military force. And a damn good one.




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