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Calls for halt to Saudi military training in U.S. after attack

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The US has enough oil within its borders and access to Canadian oil. Let Iran run rampant in the region and let the human-rights abusing Israelis fend for themselves: Severe ties with Saudi Arabia. They have made it painfully clear in numerous occasions that they hate us.

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*sever

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Saudi terrorism is always given a free pass.

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The 9/11 attackers were Saudi.

Trump's favorite middle-eastern financiers.

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Saudi terrorism is always given a free pass.

Yeah, Trump and our local Trumpets on this board have been clear that they feel the Saudi money is worth more than the ethical issues that come with renting out your military to the country whose people were responsible for 9/11.

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Saudi are a bigger financial supporter of terrorism than Iran.

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I wonder if Trump ‘n’ Friends will call for a total ban on Saudis entering the U.S. “until we figure out what’s going on”.

Nah. I don’t wonder that.

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Trump said King Salman and the crown prince would "help out the families very greatly," without specifying how.

We don't need the King of Saudi Arabia taking care of American families, S.A. an enduring purveyor of jihadist terrorism around the world. We need a President who will protect American families, defend us against terrorism, rather than make excuses for Saudi Arabia.

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I wonder if Trump ‘n’ Friends will call for a total ban on Saudis entering the U.S. “until we figure out what’s going on”.

Nah, that's only for people who don't pay as much as the Saudis.

Entrance to America is allowed for any country that has enough money.

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Trump said King Salman and the crown prince would "help out the families very greatly," without specifying how.

They're going to temporarily halt any more terrorist attacks.

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So much for Trump's Muslim ban.

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So much for Trump's Muslim ban.

He couldn't even do that competently.

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Can't have those American sailor blood jeopardize hundreds of billions of Saudi money and jobs

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An uncle of Alshamrani, Saad bin Hantim Alshamrani, told CNN from Saudi Arabia that his nephew was 21, and "likable and mannered towards his family and the community." He said his nephew "has his religion, his prayer, his honesty and commitments."

Ah good, well at least his uncle has apologized..................................... oh, wait, maybe not.

Saudi Arabia have their own home-grown terrorists, but they must find it hard to know how to deal with them. Osama bin Laden springs to mind.

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PS The above quote was from JT yesterday.

https://japantoday.com/category/world/update-2-saudi-suspect-in-u.s.-navy-base-attack-linked-to-anti-u.s.-twitter-screed

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Trump said King Salman and crown prince would "help out the families very greatly," without specifying how.

Really, many people wanna to know how or it is just another "Myth" by Trump's tweeting!

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I think we should evaluate our relationships with the Saudis as well as the training program overall.

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bass4funk

I think we should evaluate our relationships with the Saudis as well as the training program overall.

Well you have changed your tune? You have supported Saudi over every issue. That should have happened after the 9/11.

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Well you have changed your tune?

No, I did not. I have always stated that I don’t like the Saudi regime, and I don’t trust him a whole lot, but I do understand that the relationship between our two countries is strategically and geopolitically in the Middle East important.

You have supported Saudi over every issue.

I don’t support the Saudi government, I understand that sometimes you have to make a deal with the devil in order to get what you want.

That should have happened after the 9/11.

But No President Republican or Democrat was ever going to sever ties with the Saudi government, it just won’t happen.

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What you said was that you believed that the USA and Americans should be Saudi bootlickers, and that you were glad that they would be.

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bass4funkToday  01:59 pm JST

Well you have changed your tune?

No, I did not. I have always stated that I don’t like the Saudi regime, and I don’t trust him a whole lot, but I do understand that the relationship between our two countries is strategically and geopolitically in the Middle East important.

and I don’t trust him a whole lot,

who's him?

A while back you were advocating with the help of the Saudi to go and bash those Iranians.

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who's him?

I meant “them”

A while back you were advocating with the help of the Saudi to go and bash those Iranians.

Yup, I still do.

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What you said was that you believed that the USA and Americans should be Saudi bootlickers,

Not just my belief, but all Presidents Republican and Democrat.

and that you were glad that they would be.

To help contain Iran, yes.

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Its a proven fact that most if not all the attackers on September 11 were Saudi's, don't forget the number financiers of terror groups world wide have been from Saudi Arabia - why do the Americans put up with them?

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Its a proven fact that most if not all the attackers on September 11 were Saudi's, don't forget the number financiers of terror groups world wide have been from Saudi Arabia - why do the Americans put up with them?

https://www.lawfareblog.com/saudi-arabia-why-we-need-flawed-ally

These are the reasons WHY we need them.

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Just like we cannot label all Mexicans as criminals, we cannot label all Saudis as terrorist and more than all Muslims, everywhere, are terrorists.

Saudi Arabia definitely is a source of many terrorist ideals and a source of funding. The US partnership needs to be reviewed.

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This event might have been retribution for simple military hazing over a mustache.

In other reports, the class instructor called it a "porn mustache" in front of 10 students, which appears to have embarrassed the shooter, in reference to the type of mustache commonly worn in the 1970s by male porn actors.

Some people are really sensitive about different things.

One of the 3 sailors killed was Mohammed Sameh Haitham.

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