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Tue Jun 6, 2017, 09:00 AM

 

The $110 billion arms deal to Saudi Arabia is fake news !! & !!! + !!!!!!!...


Last month, President Trump visited Saudi Arabia and his administration announced that he had concluded a $110 billion arms deal with the kingdom. Only problem is that there is no deal. It’s fake news.

I’ve spoken to contacts in the defense business and on the Hill, and all of them say the same thing: There is no $110 billion deal. Instead, there are a bunch of letters of interest or intent, but not contracts. Many are offers that the defense industry thinks the Saudis will be interested in someday. So far nothing has been notified to the Senate for review. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency, the arms sales wing of the Pentagon, calls them “intended sales.” None of the deals identified so far are new, all began in the Obama administration.

https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2017/06/05/the-110-billion-arms-deal-to-saudi-arabia-is-fake-news/

Author Bruce Riedel Senior Fellow - Foreign Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, Center for Middle East PolicyDirector - The Intelligence Project







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Reply The $110 billion arms deal to Saudi Arabia is fake news !! & !!! + !!!!!!!... (Original post)
Madam45for2923 Jun 2017 OP
spanone Jun 2017 #1
Madam45for2923 Jun 2017 #2
spanone Jun 2017 #3
Madam45for2923 Jun 2017 #5
RKP5637 Jun 2017 #4
Madam45for2923 Jun 2017 #7
RKP5637 Jun 2017 #8
Madam45for2923 Jun 2017 #10
EleanorR Jun 2017 #6
Frustratedlady Jun 2017 #9
DetlefK Jun 2017 #11
Madam45for2923 Jun 2017 #12
Initech Jun 2017 #13
Madam45for2923 Jun 2017 #14
Gothmog Jun 2017 #15
Bengus81 Jun 2017 #16
Txbluedog Jun 2017 #17

Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 09:02 AM

1. what? the 'president' lied....shocking

this man needs a straight jacket

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Response to spanone (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 09:04 AM

2. Blatantly.

 

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 09:05 AM

3. it's so disturbing.

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Response to spanone (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 09:07 AM

5. They don't care. They see disturbing as the cherry on top. Plus Donald got to posture & feel import

 

important.

Lots of free B-Sh&T.

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 09:07 AM

4. This guy is literally insane and the GOP just rides along with him. n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 09:11 AM

7. We are in some very stupid & awful full of Bull-Kaka Kafka-like reality.

 

We try to stay sane but the gaslighting, my goodness the gaslighting , just doesn't let up!

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 09:24 AM

8. And on DU we try to seek out a sense of reality. Imagine how confused and misdirected much

of the population is. He's doing a good job for his handlers who want to bring the US down and remain silent. When, will Americans wake up to the fact that the new GOP is anti-American.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 09:28 AM

10. Yes, Anti-American & anti-Democracy & anti-Constitution.

 

You are right that we are lucky to have places like DU where we can check with each other and help keep each's other sanity by verifying what we know etc.

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 09:08 AM

6. but Ivanka got her 100 million dollars? nt

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 09:27 AM

9. This is beyond incredible!

WHEN we get rid of Trump, is there any way we can erase all the damage/lies of his administration and start over? I don't want to see his administration erased from the history books, because it will end up as an entertaining lesson on government for the children, and they could use a break. But, all this nickel and diming he's doing to buy his cronies more tax cuts is hurting people who really need the support AND paid into some of those funds he is wiping out. If he takes a nice chunk of the Republicans with him, we might have a chance of restoring some of Obama's programs.


I find it frightening that he can carry his revenge so far.

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 09:28 AM

11. My prediction how the deplorables will spin this:

"Ahaha, the President has played those liberals! He pretends to sell weapons but he actually does not! He's playing 8-dimensional chess!"

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #11)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 09:32 AM

12. Spinning & spinning is what makes the world go round.

 

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 09:33 AM

13. Is that The Art Of The Deal?

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Response to Initech (Reply #13)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 09:36 AM

14. Yeah, art as in illusion. Deal as in no deal. Art of deal as in steal another's ideas.

 

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 09:42 AM

15. WOW

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 10:56 AM

16. That's what stock market crooks use for a PUMP and DUMP......

Lot's of supposed "intention" to buy our product by no REAL deal has ever taken place.

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 11:08 AM

17. Of course it is

 

The Saudis are also negotiating a multi-billion dollar arms deal with the UK. Given where the price of oil is the Saudis don't have hundreds of billions of dollars to spend on arms-or anything else

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