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Saudi Arabia and Trump’s
wisdom of low expectations

Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Jack Engelhard

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 12/6/2018 7:33:02 AM

President Trump is taking heat from all sides for sticking with Saudi Arabia even though it’s a sure thing that the royal family over there had a hand in the murder of Khashoggi. They don’t know Trump. Trump’s view is the big picture, which shows that it’s mostly scoundrels out there in the big world, so there isn’t much choice when it comes to finding a partner. This doesn’t mean we have to be pals. It is simply a better and safer world to have the bastards on our side. Trump knows this from his years as a worldly New York businessman,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Watlines, 12/6/2018 8:03:44 AM     (No. 11854394)

The problem with the naysayers is leadership.

Trump has loads of it and uses it effectively.

The media rabble and liberal political scum in America can´t stand it. They don´t have it.

When they do,they screw things up, notwithstanding the Hawaii senator´s opinion of her party´s intellectuals and us deplorables.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: strike3, 12/6/2018 8:30:50 AM     (No. 11854432)

Jack´s opinion is right on. The media has turned Khashoggi into a Boy Scout who saved cats from trees and helped multiple old ladies across the street, when in fact he was a sleazebag who accepted money from whoever paid him to do whatever. Muslims have been killing people in horrible ways since mohammed was knee high to a camel´s butt, get over it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: red1066, 12/6/2018 8:34:42 AM     (No. 11854438)

While Saudi Arabia has been anything but a true friend at times to the U.S. over the decades, their location in the Middle East, and their willingness to confront Iran acting as a buffer makes it vital that relationships between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia remain some what friendly. The U.S. has bases in the Middle East that they can count on to keep Iran in check. Imagine if the Saudi´s weren´t friendly to the U.S. Imagine how much worse the Middle East would be if that happened. Losing a vital ally in that part of the world over the death of some radical Muslim part time journalist would be a disaster for the U.S. and the world.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ru4us, 12/6/2018 8:44:37 AM     (No. 11854455)

Have we finally reached the dialectic conditional: "since everything is offensive, therefore nothing is offensive". This is a tactic of the perpetual revolution.
Inferring to Saudis (in fact, almost any middle easterner, or Southern U.S. male over 50)with a pejorative that reflects on one´s Mother, is an offense worse than Blasphemy, (if that word still has any meaning).
With good intentions, I don´t think Mr. Engelhard has done much of a favor for President Trump, Jews or Israel.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: FunOne, 12/6/2018 9:30:41 AM     (No. 11854515)

These are the FACTS:

1. Khashoggi was a Saudi citizen--not a US citizen.

2. His life was ended in a Saudi facility, not on US territory.

3. He was a contributor to the Washington Post, a media arm of the liberal, socialist wing of the democrat party.

4. Real Americans should be more focused on completing their Christmas shopping list than investing any degree of emotion about how the Saudi Arabian leadership deals with one of their own irritating troublemakers.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: stencil, 12/6/2018 9:39:48 AM     (No. 11854531)

Some other facts:
Khashoggi was a legal U.S. resident
He was killed in extra-judicial circumstances
Our (this Administration´s) best intelligence is that the killing was committed at the direction of the Crown Prince.

Now, our relationship with the Saudis is valuable but not invaluable. As the President said, this was very poorly thought and executed (yes, intentional). MbS must go to preserve the relationship.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: FLCracker, 12/6/2018 11:13:53 AM     (No. 11854671)

And Franklin D. Roosevelt thought there was good reason to ally with Joseph Stalin.

And John F. Kennedy with Dinh Diem in Vietnam (although he also orchestrated his ouster, too.)

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ratslayer, 12/7/2018 1:56:22 AM     (No. 11855242)

Sunni put of 2 in the hat of Shia on Turkish soil. so, when do the bowls start?

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