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    Re: Trump Reveals That Saudi Arabia Tells Him What To Do

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Gotta love the spin.

    Tell me...would you rather Trump decided what he will do without any coordination or cooperation with the government of the very country the event happened in? Sounds to me like you want Trump to be the dictator of the world.
    Do you ever wonder why your Dear Leader needs to Tweet this stuff to the world? Does he think this is some kind of game and part of his role is to engage the audience? Seriously, what could possibly be the reason he'd put that out on social media ?
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    Re: Trump Reveals That Saudi Arabia Tells Him What To Do

    Quote Originally Posted by digitusmedius View Post
    ****bag not be in the position of making any decision whatsoever about how to use our military but since that's a way off, for the time being this country shouldn't be involved in any way with this matter. Why do you think we should support a terror supported regime like SA?
    Playing devil's advocate here, doesn't the oil facility that was attacked process nearly half the world's supply of oil? Couldn't this have a detrimental affect on other countries besides Saudi Arabia, including the U.S.? Oil prices are already shooting up around the world. If Saudi Arabia can't defend it's oil facilities, is it a responsible move to just let them go under?

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    Re: Trump Reveals That Saudi Arabia Tells Him What To Do

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    I think what Trump is saying is that SA needs to prove that Iran did it before Trump decides to do anything. That, imo, is a sound negotiating tactic.
    So, let's say SA "proves" Iran did it to ****bag's satisfaction. That still doesn't or shouldn't commit us to do anything for SA does it. SA already has billions worth of our top military hardware and the training to use it so let them do what they want. Do we have a mutual defense treaty with SA? I don't think so.
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    Re: Trump Reveals That Saudi Arabia Tells Him What To Do

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    I think what Trump is saying is that SA needs to prove that Iran did it before Trump decides to do anything. That, imo, is a sound negotiating tactic.
    That would be sound if that's what he said. It is not, however, what he said.

    Has anybody else noticed that a common trump supporter technique is to take a crazy thing trump said and make it okay by changing his words into an entirely different set of words that that isn't completely crazy?

    Trump: "We should take all of our money, poop on it, put it under our pillows and in six weeks we'll have rainbow diamonds!"
    Everybody: "Wut..."
    Trump supporter: "Guys guys guys, all he was saying is to invest in low commission ETFs and don't touch your investments until you're ready to retire. Sheesh."
    Last edited by Cardinal; 09-16-19 at 12:50 PM.

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    Re: Trump Reveals That Saudi Arabia Tells Him What To Do

    Quote Originally Posted by lwf View Post
    Playing devil's advocate here, doesn't the oil facility that was attacked process nearly half the world's supply of oil? Couldn't this have a detrimental affect on other countries besides Saudi Arabia, including the U.S.? Oil prices are already shooting up around the world. If Saudi Arabia can't defend it's oil facilities, is it a responsible move to just let them go under?
    So we go to war for oil again? And again? And again? Every time?
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    Re: Trump Reveals That Saudi Arabia Tells Him What To Do

    Quote Originally Posted by digitusmedius View Post
    That's hilarious from someone who cheer led us into Iraq and Afghanistan. What glorious wars they still are 18 years later, right? How many tens of thousands of American lives have been lost or ruined and now into millions of other innocent lives in those countries because of the armchair bravery of people like you here.
    I don't think you have any idea what I've said about Iraq or Afghanistan. Take your bleeding heart outrage and shove it...well...where ever it fits.
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    Re: Trump Reveals That Saudi Arabia Tells Him What To Do

    Quote Originally Posted by digitusmedius View Post
    So, let's say SA "proves" Iran did it to ****bag's satisfaction. That still doesn't or shouldn't commit us to do anything for SA does it. SA already has billions worth of our top military hardware and the training to use it so let them do what they want. Do we have a mutual defense treaty with SA? I don't think so.
    Of course not, and I doubt that Trump will attack Iran just because the Saudis say so. He is the one president that I know of who has kept us out of any new conflicts so far, and I hope this trend continues.

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    Re: Trump Reveals That Saudi Arabia Tells Him What To Do

    Quote Originally Posted by digitusmedius View Post
    He does tend to just strut around pretending to be a tough guy---there is that. But at some point that bluff is going to get called and there couldn't be a worse person to be C-in-C when it does.
    Spoken like a person who has no idea about Trump. Your TDS-inspired bias blinds you to reality.
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    Re: Trump Reveals That Saudi Arabia Tells Him What To Do

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Do you ever wonder why your Dear Leader needs to Tweet this stuff to the world? Does he think this is some kind of game and part of his role is to engage the audience? Seriously, what could possibly be the reason he'd put that out on social media ?
    Perhaps you should give serious consideration who, exactly, is his intended audience.

    hint: It's not you.
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    Re: Trump Reveals That Saudi Arabia Tells Him What To Do

    Quote Originally Posted by digitusmedius View Post
    So we go to war for oil again? And again? And again? Every time?
    Seizing oil from a sovereign nation is absolutely wrong. Defending ongoing international trade from military attacks against infrastructure, however, should always be on the table. I don't know if we have reached the point that not going to war with Iran would be more detrimental to U.S. interests than going to war with them would, but it is certainly possible for Iran to create such a scenario. And they seem hell bent on doing so.

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