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Old May 20th, 2017, 05:48 AM
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It appears that he fired a "nut job" when he discarded Comey in an ignominious fashion. So! Will Comey's delicate mental state be taken into account when he gives evidence at the senate committee??? perhaps they will need to disregard his statements as an act of fantasy...
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Old May 21st, 2017, 10:56 AM
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Ah! see News Story
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Donald Trump has become the first US President to choose a Muslim-majority nation as his first foreign destination upon taking office.
He arrived in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh overnight, where he promptly spruiked a series of agreements with the nation.
Most significant was the sale of nearly $US110 billion — that's about $147 billion — worth of military equipment to Saudi Arabia that is effective immediately.
at last the man is showing some brains, selling US$110 billion worth of arms to a country in - hang on I think I've got that wrong.

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Old May 21st, 2017, 01:16 PM
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Ah! see News Story

at last the man is showing some brains, selling US$110 billion worth of arms to a country in - hang on I think I've got that wrong.
In the interest of fairness: Another record-breaking arms deal was offered to Saudi Arabia by Obama in 2016, continuing the arms sales he began in 2009.
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Old May 21st, 2017, 08:39 PM
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at last the man is showing some brains, selling US$110 billion worth of arms to a country in - hang on I think I've got that wrong.
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Old May 22nd, 2017, 11:58 AM
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Old May 23rd, 2017, 03:28 PM
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In the interest of fairness: Another record-breaking arms deal was offered to Saudi Arabia by Obama in 2016, continuing the arms sales he began in 2009.
Miz, you shouldn't be making such posts like this one, you know how much it spoils other's prejudices!!
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Old May 23rd, 2017, 08:25 PM
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Miz, you shouldn't be making such posts like this one, you know how much it spoils other's prejudices!!
Yes, I admit it. Inflicting facts is one of my character flaws.

I didn't point out that the US has been selling arms to the Saudis since 1990 because I've been told too many facts at once can be traumatizing to those determined not to know them.

It took almost a whole minute searching "arms deals with the Saudis" to find the facts.
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Old May 23rd, 2017, 09:06 PM
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It took almost a whole minute searching "arms deals with the Saudis" to find the facts.
I'll admit I did not do that search, however I did do a search on Saudi Arabia and came up with this. I know that some countries do have a problem with how they treat people, but selling arms to such countries, especially when they are located in less stable areas, and have a history of support of terrorist organisations, read al qaeda, (that place where Osama bin Laden was born), does seem a little unwise, to say it so as not to offend those who seem a little sensitive about such topics.
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Old May 24th, 2017, 12:16 AM
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I'll admit I did not do that search, however I did do a search on Saudi Arabia and came up with this. I know that some countries do have a problem with how they treat people, but selling arms to such countries, especially when they are located in less stable areas, and have a history of support of terrorist organisations, read al qaeda, (that place where Osama bin Laden was born), does seem a little unwise, to say it so as not to offend those who seem a little sensitive about such topics.
I don't believe it's wise for us westerners to tell people in the middle east they must conform to our cultural ideals before we'll help them fight a common enemy.

On the practical side, I'd rather the "frenemy" countries use arms we manufacture, know how to disable and for which we are the only source of the critical proprietary parts required for them to work.
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Old May 24th, 2017, 07:41 PM
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I don't believe it's wise for us westerners to tell people in the middle east they must conform to our cultural ideals before we'll help them fight a common enemy.
I am constantly amazed by how Americans feel every country in the world needs to conform to our standards or beliefs. It seems so.. well... unAmerican with the "melting pot" thing and all.

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I am constantly amazed by how Americans feel every country in the world needs to conform to our standards or beliefs. It seems so.. well... unAmerican with the "melting pot" thing and all.

The melting pot concept means that if you come to our country (whatever country that may be), you assimilate and if you stay in or go to another country, you assimilate there.

It has never meant that you must assimilate into our culture while staying in yours.
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