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Saudi deputy crown prince to meet with Trump
The New Arab ^ | March 13, 2017

Posted on 03/12/2017 8:13:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is to meet US President Donald Trump later this week, the Saudi Press Agency said in a statement Monday.

The agency said the deputy crown prince left to the United States on a business trip that is scheduled to start on Thursday.

The young prince is due to meet with Trump and other senior US officials to “discuss strengthening bilateral relations,” according to the agency.

The meeting would mark the first between top-level Saudi and US officials since Trump came into office in January.

The visit comes as the US expands its military action against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in Yemen, a country on the brink of widespread famine and torn apart by civil war involving Houthi rebels and a Saudi-led Arab coalition.

The US has been providing support, weapons and precision training to the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen.

Earlier this week the US State Department approved a $390 million sale of precision guided munitions to Saudi Arabia, an arms deal that had been halted by the Obama Administration due to concerns about civilian casualties.

In March 2015, the Saudi-led coalition launched air raids against Iran-backed Houthi rebels and their allies after the rebels overran much of Yemen.

More than 10,000 people have been killed in the war since that date, the UN has said, including around 1,400 children.

Another three million Yemenis have been displaced by the conflict and millions are in need of food aid.

The conflict has also enabled al-Qaeda to expand, in an environment defined by growing sectarianism, shifting alliances, security vacuums and a burgeoning war economy, according to recent reports from The International Crisis Group.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: arabia; trump; yemen

1 posted on 03/12/2017 8:13:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Spit.


2 posted on 03/12/2017 8:14:29 PM PDT by dp0622 (The only thing an upper crust conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)
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To: dp0622

“SPIT”

^^^


3 posted on 03/12/2017 8:15:40 PM PDT by Fhios (Right now it looks like the condemned dragging their feet on the way to the gallows.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This will be interesting, but anything coming out of this will not be visible for a while.


4 posted on 03/12/2017 8:20:01 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Fhios
Spit!
5 posted on 03/12/2017 8:20:11 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Bill and Hillary Clinton are the penicillin-resistant syphilis of our political system.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Barf ...


6 posted on 03/12/2017 8:20:29 PM PDT by Neu Pragmatist (Stop the Neo-Cons and Warmongers - No war with Russia- Support Trump in this endeavor)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good. Trump should meet the boss of all the Congressmen he has to deal with.


7 posted on 03/12/2017 8:21:32 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

W walked hand-in-hand with Saudi royalty. Obama bowed to them. What will Trump do? Somehow I doubt if there’ll be any hand-holding this time around. And if there’s any bowing, it won’t be done by Trump.

MAGA, indeed.


8 posted on 03/12/2017 8:27:12 PM PDT by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Please Donald, do not kiss this guy, do not hold hands, and do not bow to him.


9 posted on 03/12/2017 8:29:00 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“You’re having the meatloaf”.


10 posted on 03/12/2017 8:30:42 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey raghead goathump!

Take a bath and put on a suit for God’s sake. You’re in America, and about to meet with the leader of the free world.

Act like you’ve got a clue.


11 posted on 03/12/2017 8:34:35 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (The fear of stark justice sends hot urine down their thighs.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This 31 year old son of the current King, is pretty much running the show in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia is under severe financial strain due to low oil prices - they could virtually exhaust their foreign reserves (their Sovereign Wealth Fund) during Trump’s first Term at these rates. They still don’t have much of an economy outside of oil and Government spending. US fracking could bankrupt the Saudi State.

They are bogged down in a war in Yemen, have their fingers in Syria, and face a deadly threat from Iran.

In short, Trump holds much stronger cards, to drive a much harder deal with the Saudis, than has been the case since the oil embargo in 1973 (excepting the Gulf War).


12 posted on 03/12/2017 8:37:45 PM PDT by BeauBo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, he needs to meet with Prince Bandar and ask him why he paid the 911 terrorists from the Saudi Embassy in Washington D.C. and why his wife did. Where is that son of a bitch? Why did he leave the US after the murdering attack by Sunni Wahhabis? The Saudis are the # 1 terrorist state in the world. Iran never attacked this country!!


13 posted on 03/12/2017 8:39:48 PM PDT by WENDLE (We said REPEAL the socialism NOT replace with other socialism.!! RINOCARE GOES NOWHERE)
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To: WENDLE

Where is that SOB (Prince Bandar)?

He was on the wrong side of things when the new King took over in Saudi Arabia. He no longer holds any significant position in the Government.


14 posted on 03/12/2017 8:53:23 PM PDT by BeauBo
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To: BeauBo

What? What king took over? You mean the house of SAUD? What a crock.Bin Laden was FROM THE HOUSE OF SAUD!! That bastard Bandar needs water boarding on TV!! This is the same bunch of Wahhabis that killed 3000 Americans on 9/11. No remorse whatsoever. I have friends that died in that murder. Don’t give me that Bandar was fired crap. Take their OIL!!They cost us TRILLIONS!


15 posted on 03/12/2017 9:00:07 PM PDT by WENDLE (We said REPEAL the socialism NOT replace with other socialism.!! RINOCARE GOES NOWHERE)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“The US has been providing support, weapons and precision training to the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen.”

Why?


16 posted on 03/12/2017 9:03:19 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“The US has been providing support, weapons and precision training to the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen.”

Why?


17 posted on 03/12/2017 9:03:20 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up.)
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To: DesertRhino

why? because we always fight for the Saudi IslamoNazi dictatorship

that’s why


18 posted on 03/12/2017 9:11:37 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ("Politicans are not born, they're excreted." -- Marcus Tillius Cicero)
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To: WENDLE

King Salman took over in 2015, when King Abdullah died - they are both members of the Saudi royal family.

The bin Laden family moved to Saudi Arabia from Yemen, and became the second richest in the country for some time.

In my opinion, Bandar had a big hand in a lot of the evil jihadi and terrorist activities of the Saudi Government and royal family - Most all of them at the top did.


19 posted on 03/12/2017 9:12:32 PM PDT by BeauBo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Deputy Crown Prince? Sort of Mini-Me without portfolio


20 posted on 03/12/2017 10:34:02 PM PDT by BigEdLB (To Dimwitocrats: We won. You lost. Get used to it.)
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EXCLUSIVE: Persian Gulf Sheikhs Gave Bill & Hillary $100 Million [VIDEO]

A Daily Caller News Foundation investigation reveals that Bill and Hillary Clinton received at least $100 million from autocratic Persian Gulf states and their leaders, potentially undermining Democratic presidential candidate Hillary’s claim she can carry out independent Middle East policies.

As a presidential candidate, the amount of foreign cash the Clintons have amassed from the Persian Gulf states is “simply unprecedented,” says national security analyst Patrick Poole. “These regimes are buying access. You’ve got the Saudis. You’ve got the Kuwaitis, Oman, Qatar and the UAE. There are massive conflicts of interest. It’s beyond comprehension,” Poole told TheDCNF in an interview.

Overall, the Clinton Foundation has received upwards of $85 million in donations from five Persian Gulf states and their monarchs, according to the foundation’s website. Activist groups have charged the five states — Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) — committed numerous human rights abuses.

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AND THIS---Course, this is just a wild guess on my part (smirk), but I don't think the Saudi Royals like being jerked around by a coupla hicks from Arkansas.

The Saudis put hundreds of millions into the Clintons pockets when she was Secy of State, thinking she'd be president. Must be a lot of nay-saying in the desert now that the Clintons are political dead meat.

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Turns out the Saudis helped stage Hillary's election night "victory"---giving her a huge expensive flat screen TV supposedly to air her crashing through a symbolic 500,000 dollar glass ceiling. (This from a kingdom where women are not allowed to drive).

Saudi Arabia Funded 20% Of Hillary's Presidential Campaign, Saudi Crown Prince Claims
Zerohedge ^ | Jun 14, 2016 3:57 AM | Tyler Durden / FR Posted by xzins

(NOTE: It is illegal in the United States for foreign countries to try to influence the outcome of elections by funding candidates. That appears not to have stopped the Saudis, however.)

“Saudi Arabia provided with full enthusiasm 20 percent of the cost of Hillary Clinton’s election"......the report quoted Saudi Prince Mohammed as having said. According to the US Federal Election commission, over the past two years Clinton has raised a little more than $211.8 million. 20% of this sum is $42.4 million.

The Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday that the senior royal was due to fly to Washington where he will meet Obama admin officials to discuss US-Saudi ties.

--SNIP--

Links between Saudi Arabia and the Clinton family, including with Hillary’s campaign, are well reported. In 2008, it was revealed that the Gulf kingdom had donated between $10m and $25m to the Clinton Foundation, a charity set up by Hillary’s husband and former US President Bill Clinton.

Last year the Centre for Studies and Media Affairs at the Saudi Royal Court paid public relations firm the Podesta Group $200,000 for a month- long project to provide “public relations services”. The Podesta Group was founded in 1988 by brothers John and Tony Podesta. John Podesta is the chair of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign.

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Saudi Royals greet then-Secy Hillary (she checks to make sure she's on-camera).
The pay-to-play suck-up begins.

POINTS TO PONDER Obama's cut of the Saudi monies must have been substantial. B/c Pres Obama and Secy Hillary Clinton approved a record $100 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia

21 posted on 03/13/2017 2:15:19 AM PDT by Liz (DNC Chair Perez's new Democrat slogan: Join us, or we'll sue Trump. W w)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Note to Trump:

Say little, nod the head a bit, offer nothing, smile, handshake, photo op, goodbye. NOTHING ELSE.

The Saudis and the Turks are not our “friends”, no matter how we feel about the Mullahs in Tehran. The Saudis are just the Sunni side of the same Islamic fundamentalism as Iran’s Mullahs. Erdogan, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, is desirous of Turkey being the head of a new Caliphate.


22 posted on 03/13/2017 6:31:27 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: BeauBo

ok. Thanks for the education on that. I am now convinced that George W. Bush actively covered for the Saudis after they murdered 3000 Americans. Of course, he did that for money either already paid to him or expected in the future? I wonder how much of the 150 million that JEB! blew for 1 delegate was Saudi or Saudi washed through straw men?


23 posted on 03/13/2017 11:05:35 AM PDT by WENDLE (We said REPEAL the socialism NOT replace with other socialism.!! RINOCARE GOES NOWHERE)
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