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As Demands for US Probe Into Alleged Murder of Khashoggi Grow, Trump Says Halting Saudi Arms Sales 'Very Tough Pill to Swallow'

As Demands for US Probe Into Alleged Murder of Khashoggi Grow, Trump Says Halting Saudi Arms Sales 'Very Tough Pill to Swallow'

Julia Conley, staff writer

Nine days after journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, President Trump has expressed only vague concern over reports that he had been murdered by a Saudi "hit team"—and late on Wednesday he all but took off the table the possibility of cutting off arms sales to the Saudis if they are found responsible for Khashoggi's likely death.

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Billionaire tax cuts DEPEND on weapons sale$. This blood is on ALL their hands.

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If the US won’t cut off all aid to Saudi Arabia over its murderous attacks on Yemen, why would it do so over the murder of one man?

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Furthermore, Khashoggi was a Washington Post journalist, and Ole Orange Butt HATES the WaPo. He lets the Saudi’s do his murdering for him, to teach Jeff Bezos, the owner, a lesson. For all we know, Orange Butt ordered his disappearance and even the hit.

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“Tough pill” for trump and co to swallow? - code for money means more (much) than lives and human rights, whether the brazen murder of Jamal Kashoggi, or the thousands of civilians slaughtered by the “coalition” in Yemen - ie the US surrogate big-money arms buyer and principle killer (at least directly, altho the US MICC is always there, giving great aid and support!) - killer of men, women, and children, the extremist terrorist Saudi monarchy, a cowardly bunch of scum slaughtering Yemeni’s from the air!

Both the US and the Saudis are Yemeni war criminals, and the zionist entity is, as usual, always there behind the scenes fomenting violence, racism, and destruction to divert world attention from their atrocities, racism, and destruction in violation of International Law - the _Triumvirate of Evil_making for-profit war really pay!

Ending that odious depraved MO is surely a “tough pill to swallow” for the perpetrators, arms manufacturers, and war-profiteers - the MICC, the Military Industrial Congressional Complex - making billions from the deaths and displacement of millions!

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Yes - Hair Fuhrer—when you are the #1 MIC Deep Throater----very tough to swallow anything else simultaneously.

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With that kind of $$$$$$$$ at stake, if Trump halted the egregious weapons sales to the Saudi, regime, he would no doubt suffer the same fate as Khashoggi!

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Has the US oligarchy ever held Saudi Arabia accountable for anything including its role in the 911 attack? The truth is the US leaders and the Saudi Leaders are one and the same. We, the people of both countries and the world, are not.

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edited - wrong response - sorry Tuttle, my bad.

The cozy relationship between the trump regime - Kushner et al and “MBS” is a form of treason. Salman is a pig dictator and vicious thug, killing and abusing, repressing any dissent or opposition among the Saudi people - much in the mold of trump and netanyahu - all three delusional and depraved, with zero empathy or respect for others…only wealth and power, and to milk the world for both!

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That’s that New World Order” we hear about, and these are the revered leaders of the Order. Any further questions?
;-})

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Just like with most any group there are decent human beings and odious scum - some groups more than others. In this case the actions of the great progressive fraud - Barack Obama - was a betrayal of the 99%, his con-job words were all BS - lies and deceit to an electorate eager for real change - he was a craven sellout throughout his entire tenure and remains so just like the fuckin clintons!

There are some Dems with a conscience and we need many more, and to force the DINO sellout liars out and end the power of “money equals free speech”! The DP is, like it or not, the only possibility at this time, to resist and counter the excesses of the trump regime, but it needs a total rebuild…not esy given the corruption and self-interest scum investing the DP - support genuine people and issues, not a party per se, unless its to build a third party!.

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Halting US arms sales to the Saudi’s a problem!
Bombing school buses full of children, wedding parties and hospitals in Yemen. While starving the people and committing genocide in Yemen. No problem at all for the Orange Buffoon.

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" I think [ending arms sales] would be a very, very tough pill to swallow for our country.’

It’s only tough until Israel says “stop.” Then see how fast ending those arms sales happens.

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Sure it’s a tough pill to swallow. Making tough decisions is what it means to be a President you jerk!

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We hear about the beheadings by Isis-but not what happens in Saudi Arabia----US foreign policy should be based on one fundamental understanding-----INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM-----and the last thing the US should be doing is selling arms around the world—and yes the US is the biggest arms dealer in the world--------something the media fail to report in a real way.

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For Trump, it’s either swallow one bitter pill, or end up biting a bullet.

I personally hope he chooses the bullet.

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reader321, you’re normally a smart individual, but you’ve got it backwards. The US is afraid Saudi Arabia will hold the US oligarchy accountable for the official story lies. S.A. can put their hands on the so-called hijackers and blow the 9/11 official story out of the water and our govt. knows it. It’s one of the reasons our leaders kiss their asses. Please do the research, you will learn there were no planes, the laws of physics proves this without a doubt.

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What you said makes perfect sense, it’s just another “Blowback” the US will go through if it is ever exposed that the US had a part in the planning of 911.
As for the planes bringing down the Twin Towers, from what I understand, jet fuel would not burn hot enough to melt steel beams. It’s very clear that the towers came down just the way old Las Vegas hotels are brought down.

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I can imagine the “investigation” now…just like the kavanaugh cover-up/whitewash!

The only to get the attention of a regime like the Saudi is to hit them where it hurts…hard!, but the likely of trump&Co doing that to their own partner in (war) crimes and human rights atrocities is slim to none! Birds of a feather dontcha know…the Axis of Evil now on the planet are the three amigo’s: trump, salman, and netanyahu…all depraved, all mental, all killers, and all racists using extremist “religion” as a cloak, or ugly rationale, for their hideous crimes and contempt for all others!

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