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US To Deploy Troops To Saudi Arabia In Response To Attacks, Esper, Dunford Announce

"Defensive in nature".

"Defensive in nature".
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8 comments on “US To Deploy Troops To Saudi Arabia In Response To Attacks, Esper, Dunford Announce

  1. It’s all about the oil. Same as it ever was.

    • @mfn: You are too cynical. Don’t you recall the ferocity of their response to the 10 or 11 Saudi Nationals involved in the 9/11 attack? Don’t you remember their contributions in forming OPEC, and raising the price of crude oil about 10 fold in the 70’s ?

      What American family wouldn’t be proud to see a loved one sacrificed in the deserts of the Middle East, preserving the right to be-headings, assassinations, and stoning at the whim of deranged monarchs?

      No, Mr. mfn, when you have a staunch ally in a despot like MBS, you put American lives at risk to help them, just the same as they put Saudi lives at risk defending the USA!

  2. I’m thinking this was why we saw this Repo operation mess all week, and why the Fed announced they’ll be continuing them through October 10th.

  3. It’s the early 1900’s Balkans all over again. If I were the ME equivalent of an archduke, I’d be packing my bags about now.

  4. Billy Oxygen

    No benefit to American citizens; ZERO! Defending the constitution my ass!

  5. Trump pushed hard for the $110B ‘defense deal’ w/ Saudi Arabia in ’17, to include $350B over 10 yrs. Israel has ALSO been ‘gifted’ 100s of $billions in defense deals & weaponry.

    I’m not aware of any mutual Defense Treaty between US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia, but I guess if Bennie & MBS tell Trump to defend them, from that which they appear incapapble of defending themselves…. well, ok then, let’s go everyone!…

    On a slightly different note: What was Bin Laden’s claimed reason for 9/11 attacks? Oh… that’s right: US Troops stationed in Saudi.

    I spent 30 yrs in US Military. I’m pretty familiar w/ this snake den, to include DC, Israel, & Saudi Arabia. There’s NO REASON for US to be militarily involved in Saudi, based on these ‘drone attacks.’

    Defend yourselves, you pricks. Re Oil, isn’t USA #1 producer currently? And production wasn’t harmed in Saudi, just some processing…

    • Billy Oxygen

      Thank you for giving us 30! I am personally familiar with corners of that snake den as well.

  6. totally agreed.
    Why should it be the US’s job (or anybody else’s) to defend these bloated royals whose penal code is literally the same as ISIS’s?
    Let them fight their own war if they deem it necessary (bet they won’t), they got more than enough military hardware thanks to their “great” deals with the Chosen One.
    No foreign intervention EVER in the Middle East yielded any positive results, it’s only gotten worse.
    And if oil should go to $ 200 / barrel due to armed conflict, it will at least serve to speed up the transformation towards a world powered by renewable energy and render the religious zealots irrelevant.

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