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Fri Nov 13, 2020, 01:35 PM

Why is no one talking about Trump's last- ditch arms sale to the UAE ?

Move On just sent out this message and I heard brief mention of it a few days ago on some news broadcast but it seems to be mostly under the radar?
Any of you following this or seen anything in the media? I've seen nothing on DU.

Message that just came from MoveOn:

Right now, Trump is trying to ram through a massive last minute sale of $23.37 BILLION in weapons to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) — the same bombs that they and Saudi Arabia use to murder Yemeni civilians and exacerbate a humanitarian crisis — and the time for us STOP the sale is already running out.

Trump is still in the White House until January 20, 2021. And between now and Inauguration Day, untold damage can be unleashed, including weapons sales like this one.

But we have a CRITICAL, narrow window to stop this sale: by law, Congress has 30 days to intervene and block the sale. The clock is ticking, but luckily, we’ve done this before, and there’s no doubt that together, we can get loud enough so that (once again) Congress listens.

Sign now to tell Congress: End U.S. complicity in Yemen, stop Trump’s arm sale to the UAE.

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.

https://sign.moveon.org/petitions/stop-trump-s-lame-duck-arms-sale-to-the-uae?akid=283979.2818316.ttd_Z_&rd=1&t=12%3Fsource%3Dmo



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Reply Why is no one talking about Trump's last- ditch arms sale to the UAE ? (Original post)
Amaryllis Nov 2020 OP
soothsayer Nov 2020 #1
SomedayKindaLove Nov 2020 #2
mahatmakanejeeves Nov 2020 #3
Amaryllis Nov 2020 #4
Eliot Rosewater Nov 2020 #7
flying_wahini Nov 2020 #5
vapor2 Nov 2020 #6
Amaryllis Nov 2020 #9
JHB Nov 2020 #8
Amaryllis Nov 2020 #10

Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 01:37 PM

1. It's his ticket to asylum

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 01:38 PM

2. Maybe those are the weapons he's sending them

So they can protect him when he moves there

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 01:40 PM

3. One thing to watch over the next 70 days: Trump has enormous leeway to do favors for foreign powers

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 01:42 PM

4. What do you think would be his motivation? Spite? Revenge? Power? Money? All of these?

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 01:52 PM

7. He will get billions this way...if a dem did it they would literally be no longer on planet by

dinner time.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 01:47 PM

5. Trump is feathering his future nest in UAE.


Like they are trustworthy or something.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 01:51 PM

6. I have signed and posted on FB

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Response to vapor2 (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 01:57 PM

9. Thank you! I am gonna call Wyden and Merkley. My senators.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 01:56 PM

8. This may be another reason for the DoD firings, maybe even the biggest reason

Clearing out any non-loyalists who might gum up the sale by following the proper procedures for transfers of advance technology to foreign countries. Trump wants it done before Biden can nix it.

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Response to JHB (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 01:58 PM

10. Good point.

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