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Trump invokes emergency powers to sidestep Congress and sell arms to Saudi Arabia

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posted on May, 25 2019 @ 09:42 AM
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a reply to: Sookiechacha

Which has nothing to do with proving your point.




posted on May, 25 2019 @ 09:51 AM
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a reply to: OccamsRazor04

What do think is my point? More importantly, what's your point?

You said that this isn't about money. It is.

It's also about Trump thumbing his nose at Congress, and bypassing their resolution against arming the Saudis, that he could only do by declaring an fake emergency.



posted on May, 25 2019 @ 10:40 AM
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It's cool now that trump is doing it. Any other president on ats would be severely questioned.

The same folks who don't realize trump using executive power to declare emergencies that are not immediate threats.. is setting up a Democrat to say this about gun violence and gang warfare and school shootings to dismantle the 2nd.

Sheep with short term memory I guess.



posted on May, 25 2019 @ 11:26 AM
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I remember that it was Saudis responsible for 911. 3000 Americans murdered!!! And trump wants to sell them arms.

What could possibly go wrong?


Can you imagine the outrage if a democrat proposed such treason?
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posted on May, 25 2019 @ 11:32 AM
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a reply to: Sookiechacha

Actually it's not, it's about the US meddling in the affairs of others to what we think will be our advantage. The US is too invested in the Yemenis losing.



posted on May, 25 2019 @ 11:46 AM
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a reply to: olaru12

He isn't just proposing anything he is circumventing congress all together because they voted to stop funding the Saudis.



posted on May, 25 2019 @ 12:41 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12
I remember that it was Saudis responsible for 911. 3000 Americans murdered!!! And trump wants to sell them arms.

What could possibly go wrong?


Can you imagine the outrage if a democrat proposed such treason?


You mean like when Obama sold the Saudis $115 billion in arms?

I don't recall anyone really saying anything about it.

I'm sure you didn't, since it looks like you didn't even know it.


President Barack Obama, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, will leave office in a few weeks with the dubious honor of having sold more weapons than any other American president since World War II. And experts say President-Elect Donald Trump will most likely sell even more.

Most of the arms deals totaling over $200 billion in the period from 2008 to 2015 have ended up in the Middle East, according to a Congressional Research Service report published in December. The report, produced by the non-partisan government agency attached to the Library of Congress, breaks down the weapons sold which included surface-to-air missiles, tanks, and supersonic combat aircraft.

Focusing on arms deals to developing nations, the extensive report found that Saudi Arabia was the top arms importer with deals worth around $94 billion from 2008-2015. Under Obama the overall sales, pending delivery of equipment and specialised training for troops, to Saudi Arabia alone has ballooned to $115 billion.


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posted on May, 25 2019 @ 12:47 PM
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a reply to: Lumenari




I don't recall anyone really saying anything about it.


Neither do I recall Congress passing a resolution against arming the Saudis, that Obama ignored, claiming a national emergency as an excuse to do it anyway.



posted on May, 25 2019 @ 12:47 PM
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a reply to: Lumenari

Obama declared an emergency to sell arms after Congress passed a bill to stop it?


Or is this unrelated.



posted on May, 25 2019 @ 01:07 PM
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originally posted by: Sookiechacha
a reply to: Lumenari




I don't recall anyone really saying anything about it.


Neither do I recall Congress passing a resolution against arming the Saudis, that Obama ignored, claiming a national emergency as an excuse to do it anyway.



I guess you also don't recall Obama's Iran deal...




posted on May, 25 2019 @ 01:11 PM
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originally posted by: Lumenari

originally posted by: Sookiechacha
a reply to: Lumenari




I don't recall anyone really saying anything about it.


Neither do I recall Congress passing a resolution against arming the Saudis, that Obama ignored, claiming a national emergency as an excuse to do it anyway.



I guess you also don't recall Obama's Iran deal...



The one Congress voted on and didnt have the votes to repeal?
The one Republicans helped work on?



And by the way making trump as bad as obama is a bad thing correct?
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posted on May, 25 2019 @ 02:06 PM
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Selling hi tech weapons to the regime that sponsored 911.

What could go wrong eh.



posted on May, 25 2019 @ 02:16 PM
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The sheep will still flock, he can do no wrong.

And at the end of the day 0 swamps were drained, and a few new have developed.



posted on May, 25 2019 @ 03:43 PM
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originally posted by: links234
www.independent.co.uk...


The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, told the leaders of several congressional committees the president was claiming a national emergency existed because of a purported threat from Iran and was, as a result, giving permission for 22 arms deals with around $8bn (£6.3bn).


The White House is continuing its plan to start a war with Iran by 2020 and leveraging Saudi Arabia to be on 'our side' when it happens. This is in spite of the Saudi's human rights abuses and the humanitarian crisis it caused in Yemen.

This seems to be the new normal for the White House; create an emergency, when Congress doesn't do what you want, declare an emergency to work around Congress.


Got to sell all those planes, missiles and bombs to a wealthy friend who is bombing the sh!t out of another country over an issue America has no real interest in, keeps the figures looking good.



posted on May, 25 2019 @ 04:16 PM
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a reply to: links234

All part of the 'Plan'.
The gun running & rat lines have existed for decades. Does anyone think the Iran-Contra scandal just suddenly went away. They were all pardoned and restarted their networks.


Sorry, Iran you're next on the list.




posted on May, 25 2019 @ 04:16 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12
I remember that it was Saudis responsible for 911. 3000 Americans murdered!!! And trump wants to sell them arms.

What could possibly go wrong?


Can you imagine the outrage if a democrat proposed such treason?


How so? Al Qaeda started by US backing in Afghanistan to fight the Russians to further become radicalized whose main goals were to drive the infidels out of the Middle East, mainly Americans, but being so radical they killed many not agreeing with their extremist views.

I think there is a better chance that 911 was sponsored by the US as a false flag more than Saudi...
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posted on May, 25 2019 @ 04:23 PM
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originally posted by: vonclod
The sheep will still flock, he can do no wrong.

And at the end of the day 0 swamps were drained, and a few new have developed.


The swamps run deep... Some signs are there recently, but I suspect only by second term could we see anything substantial for the gloves to come off. Remember it only takes one federal judge out of 700 to stop the President in his tracks at anytime, so I'm not sure what he can possibility do if every agency is against him from upsetting the balance of the swamp.


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posted on May, 25 2019 @ 05:00 PM
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By the second term inflation should be rising the national debt will have 4 trillion more and he will hire more pedophile defenders, neo con war hawks, wall street bankers and maybe pump up the nepotism a level and make a cabinet appointment for the children.
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posted on May, 25 2019 @ 06:37 PM
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originally posted by: UpIsNowDown
So America is still arming the world, we outsiders see each and every president regardless of political bias selling mass amount of arms to unstable countries all for the mighty $$$

Freeing nations one bullet at a time



Don't look now, but the UK sells weapons to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Burundi, and the Maldives.

2nd largest arms exporter in the world.

You outsiders should spend less time looking at us, and spend more of it looking in a mirror.



posted on May, 25 2019 @ 08:42 PM
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originally posted by: luthier

By the second term inflation should be rising the national debt will have 4 trillion more and he will hire more pedophile defenders, neo con war hawks, wall street bankers and maybe pump up the nepotism a level and make a cabinet appointment for the children.


Why do you keep bringing up Obama?







 
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