Skip to comments.Trump’s Meeting with the Saudi Prince Is Being Praised as a ‘Historical Turning Point’
Posted on 03/15/2017 1:11:15 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Saudi Arabia hailed a "historical turning point" in U.S.- Saudi relations after a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman highlighted the two leaders' shared view that Iran posed a regional security threat.
The meeting on Tuesday appeared to signal a meeting of the minds on many issues between Trump and Prince Mohammed, in a marked difference from Riyadh's often fraught relationship with the Obama administration, especially in the wake of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
"This meeting is considered a historical turning point in relations between both countries and which had passed through a period of divergence of views on many issues," a senior adviser to Prince Mohammed said in a statement.
"But the meeting today restored issues to their right path and form a big change in relations between both countries in political, military, security and economic issues," the adviser said....
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Right. How will we ever get the ME to love and accept us without all of that bowing and scraping?
Well that’s great to know!!!
What do ya know? We’re gonna be pals!
Now I don’t have to give a fu.. about my two firemen friends who died, or any of the other 3000, or the Beautiful Towers I worked in being savagely destroyed.
That’s water under the mother ####ing bridge.
Let’s move on and be friends.
Even after a Saudi funded terror attack takes place again.
New boss the same as the old boss in this instance.
And A president from NYC. Heartbreaking.
Saudis are not friends.
Dude, I understand your point, but remember the Saudis DID play THE pivotal role making it possible for Reagan to break the back of the Soviet Union.
You don’t piss that away just because their dog takes a dump in your yard.
He’s the president of the United States, not the president
of Staten Island.
Maybe you read it more thoroughly than I did but I cannot find anything about being friends or pals with the Saudis in this article. Looks Trump did quite well.
They came to kiss the ring. IE. Vassals.
Big diff to Bambi visiting them and bowing.
See #8 and then google the term vassal.
And the IEDs in Iraq with components showing they were assembled by Iran?
The difference is, Saudi Arabia is a bunch of rich princes at the top, trying to hold in check a low-skill populace by buying them off with oil money; and IIRC, with several cities very important to Islam in their territory, which confers on them legitimacy.
They are trying to hold off militant Islam sects ("Wahabbi"-ism) from toppling them from power, by funding missionary efforts overseas. But it is not official government policy; and, the House of Saud remembers we saved them from Saddam Hussein.
Iran is likewise feeding militant Islamic sects, but officially, as government policy; and then there's the whole Sunni vs. Shia thing, which apparently sets Iran and the Saudis against each other, as long as there's nobody else more important to kill, like Jews, Christians, or Westerners.
I think Iran in its own way is trying to become the seat of new Caliphate; as is Turkey in its own way.
Yep and when the NORKS go to far and the glass factory set up on their southern border makes glass.....
The crap is over.
NYC hates him. In 2016:
It's New Yawk values, dontcha know!
and I also thought Trump was gonna make all Mooselimbs hate us!
SA should be taking in ME refugees, not funding jihadis in Syria.
Captain Obvious pays both men a visit
If they could get around the hateful-Islam problem they could.
This is extremely different from both Bush 1&2 and Obama bowing and scraping and kissing Saudi rings
President Trump has made it clear they owe US money & allegiance for our protection......plus more
And they came here to let him know they got the message
Trump walks softly but carries a BIG STICK
You can’t vet taqiyya.
"But the meeting today restored issues to their right path and form a big change in relations between both countries in political, military, security and economic issues," the adviser said.
Saudi Arabia had viewed with unease the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama, whom they felt considered Riyadh's alliance with Washington less important than negotiating the Iran nuclear deal.
Riyadh and other Gulf allies see in Trump a strong president who will shore up Washingtons role as their main strategic partner and help contain Riyadh's adversary Iran in a region central to U.S. security and energy interests, regional analysts said.
Seems to me it’s a good thing to have Krekar’s sect of Wahabis fighting Syrian Baathists and Iran’s nastiest Shiites.
Obama betrayed the Saudis by thinking he could bridge the Sunni /Shia gap. The Iran deal was a disater for the Saudis. Now Saudi has Shiites controlling Iraq, and mcuh of Yemen. The Shia are prepsring to take Mecca.
Now America is back on to supporting the Sunna only, while protecting Saudi and helping the Saudis to diversify their economy.
The only Historical Turning Point I want to hear about is the commencement of bombing 9/11’s HQ in Riyadh.
Heck, the Saudis are funding jihad factories (mosques) in the U.S. They are funding the open teaching and propagandizing of is slime in public schools.
The Saudis are our enemy. What would be historical, and a nice change of pace, is if Trump nuked them as payback for 9/11.
There are new people, new generation in Saudi government.
In the recent past Saudi-US relations were based on payments to politicians.
With payments to the losing politicians no in the past, the new relations can be based on mutual self-interest ... and on reality.
Anyone who thinks the Saudis or any other islamic state are our "friends" are smoking commo wire. Their end state is a global caliphate by whatever means Allah wills.
Saw this guy on Bret Baier. Looks like Obama. Talks a good game while saying nothing. I wouldn’t trust him.
This is the Saudi War King.. he isn’t any of the lightweights from years ago. I see your rationale, but America stopped thinking about that on 9/13. I think know your enemies is warranted here. This guy was not responsible for 9/11.. but he holds enormous power and is an actionable power player.
Do you think they’re STUPID?
The House of Saud has always played a double game—but I think they have met their match and more.
Trump: "OK Pallie, here's how it's gonna be.
In exchange for your oil (which we don't need by the way) we'll give you soap, deodorant, decent clothes and TOILET PAPER....all of which you obviously do need, big league..."
He’s a muslim, so.....yeah, trust is the first thing to throw out. These moon god believers lie at the drop of a kufi. Whatever it takes to advance islam.
Do not trust these stealing lying pos muslim goat humpers. They are the ones that turn the screws and pay the bills on the ruination of our country by the invading hordes.
The only good thing President Trump could have told them was, "One lil misstep and on the list you go, muzzie."
Which means Bush was either low IQ by accident or not really and is a traitor.
0bama is just a muzzie traitor as is Jeh Johnson, Jarrett, Brennen, and likely IMO, hundreds more, some still present.
Anyone who thinks the Saudis or any other islamic state are our “friends” are smoking commo wire. Their end state is a global caliphate by whatever means Allah wills.
do you enjoy the snake handlers in your church on Sunday mornings?
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 Hillarys 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. Youve got the Saudis. Youve got the Kuwaitis, Oman, Qatar and the UAE. There are massive conflicts of interest. Its 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 foundations website. Activist groups have charged the five states Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) committed numerous human rights abuses.
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.
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 Clintons 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.
Links between Saudi Arabia and the Clinton family, including with Hillarys 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 Hillarys 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 Clintons 2016 campaign.
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
“..We need to have probably 10,000 troops stationed in Iraq....”
great point - remember that in the aftermath of WWII, it was keeping a substantial military force in Europe and Japan that a relative peace was maintained for many years.
And Hillary’s buddies, the Saudis, are into raping and killing little boys in basements, so I’ve heard. They, like Hillary, worship at the altar of the He/She goat god and do the “spirit cooking” and rituals. I am sure that the major international child-trafficking rings, like the Clinton’s in Haiti (Silsby), supplied the Saudis with some little boys and girls for some of those millions
Interesting that the Saudis were paying the “the Podesta Group $200,000 for a month- long project to provide public relations services” Hmmmmm. Didn’t Andrew Breitbart ‘tweet’ that Podesta was trafficking little children before he was conveniently Xed out?
you are mistaken and ignorant of reality
We have had a military presence in Saudi Arabia since the 1940’s
The O Club in Dhahran was about the only place to get a drink in the kingdom
You have happened on a phrase you think meaningful. You overlook all democrats that consistently lie.
You have happened on a phrase you think meaningful. You overlook all democrats that consistently lie.
No, the context was Muslim.
I didn’t overlook democrats...on the contrary, just like fake news, i assume if their lips are moving, then they are lying.
The inhabitants of the city where he was born, or at least the white, non-Jewish population of that city, has departed, except for Staten Island, southern Brooklyn, and a few areas elsewhere within the city limits, the “red” areas in the electoral map. The New York accent is dying out, with the speech of Trump and Bernie Sanders sounding anachronistic in 2017.
The entire globalist Bush clan and their surrogates are in deep with the arab camp.
We have had a close and productive relationship with the Saudis for a long time beginning with FDR. It is in our national strategic interests to continue to do so.
The Saudis are not our enemies.
I read your excerpt which now makes the second time and I Still don’t see anything about pals or friends. I cannot even see it as being g implied.
It needs to end
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