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Thread: U.S. arms deal w/Qatar?... really?

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    Exclamation U.S. arms deal w/Qatar?... really?

    With a substantial arms deal w/the Saudis already in the works & their recent moves against Qatar, now this?...

    The United States signed an agreement with Qatar on Monday to sell the Gulf Arab ally Apache attack helicopters and Patriot and Javelin air-defense systems valued at $11 billion."Today's signing ceremony underscores the strong partnership between the United States and Qatar in the area of security and defense and will help improve our bilateral cooperation across a range of military operations," Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said in a statement.
    The agreement was signed at the Pentagon by U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Qatar's defense minister, Hamad bin Ali al-Attiyah.
    It was the biggest U.S. arms sale so far this year, according to media reports.
    more... http://www.reuters.com/article/us-us...0FJ2M820140714

    Sounds like a recipe for yet another conflict in the middle east.

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    And when those Apache's tear up a town, killing innocent civilians, who do you think they are going to think carried out the attack by a very distinctive American made chopter?
    Theye have refused their Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    Theye have erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    Theye kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies

    Theye have combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution,

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with parts of the world:

    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

    Theye plundered and destroyed the lives of our people.

    Theye are at this time transporting Armies of Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy of a civilized nation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phill4paul View Post
    And when those Apache's tear up a town, killing innocent civilians, who do you think they are going to think carried out the attack by a very distinctive American made chopter?
    .....

    so what if they do think that?
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    Hopefully this will prevent another boondoggle and lead to world peace
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    I was just thinking this morning that, that's what the ME needs is more weapons.

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    This is the arms deal to remove Paul Ryan from speakership.
    Beyond hope:
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    I think [Trump] is going to cut the [Pentagon] budget.
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    [Paul Ryan being kicked out of speakership] happens soon after the vote fails.
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    Within the first 100 days Trump/Rand will have Ryan gone as Speaker.

    Still hopeful:
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    Expect [a government shutdown] in September.

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    I give Trump 1 year to put [Clinton] in jail. See you in January 2018 about this issue.
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    The Fed is NOT safe from audit, Trump has said he wants to audit the fed and we may have some bills coming up soon.

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    At least the US is no longer playing games; we fund and arm terrorist.

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    I think there is going to be a new war soon, not because of the headlines but because of the comments. I think another war is going to serve the anti trump narrative and the pro Trump narrative at the same time. Democrats will blame the war on Trump and Trump gets to blame it on the Senate or Obama.

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    Quote Originally Posted by specsaregood View Post
    I was just thinking this morning that, that's what the ME needs is more weapons.
    I was listening to LRN.FM yesterday. During the "top of the hour" news summaries, it was noted that in the Senate debate over the Saudi arms deal (which passed ), John McCain and Lindsey Graham criticized Rand Paul's opposition to the deal. One of the points Rand made in oppostion to the deal was the devastation it would enable the Saudis to inflict on innocent Yemeni people.

    Tweedledum and Tweedledee rebutted Rand by asserting that using modern American weapons against Yemen would actually save innocent Yemeni lives due to the greater accuracy and reliability of those weapons ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikcers View Post
    I think there is going to be a new war soon, not because of the headlines but because of the comments. I think another war is going to serve the anti trump narrative and the pro Trump narrative at the same time. Democrats will blame the war on Trump and Trump gets to blame it on the Senate or Obama.
    We are dropping bombs on seven countries in the ME now without congressional approval of war. The next war the president start will probably go unnoticed, unless it is with Russia.

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    Well we do want them to be able to kill as many Saudis as possible when the war breaks out RIGHT?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dean.engelhardt View Post
    We are dropping bombs on seven countries in the ME now without congressional approval of war. The next war the president start will probably go unnoticed, unless it is with Russia.
    We are ever lurching toward that scenario with our continued shenanigans in Syria.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dean.engelhardt View Post
    The next war the president start will probably go unnoticed, unless it is with Russia.
    What's to notice? We have always been at war with Eastasia.






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