Tuesday, September 17, 2019

‘Saudi Arabia pays cash’: Trump admits ‘unlike other presidents’ he’ll be renting out US troops for military action

Mod: It fits the mold. There is little Trump does with our government that doesn't profit him personally.

‘Saudi Arabia pays cash’: Trump admits ‘unlike other presidents’ he’ll be renting out US troops for military action (Raw Story link): President Donald Trump has been banging the drums of war in recent days, pointing the finger at Iran for a massive drone attack on Saudi Arabia oil fields that caused the price of oil worldwide to spike.

But on Sunday, President Trump admitted – even bragged – that U.S military forces are “locked and loaded.” Trump also made clear he would be more than happy to order a strike on whatever country the Saudis tell him to hit.

That’s not how the U.S. Military has ever been used. They are not soldiers of fortune, they are not mercenary forces.

We, Trump said, “are waiting to hear from the Kingdom [of Saudi Arabia] as to who they believe was the cause of this attack, and under what terms we would proceed!”

Those words stunned many, with some – like MSNBC’s Chris Hayes – effectively translating the realities of Trump’s remarks: That the allegedly murderous Saudi Prince known as “MBS” is their new leader.

On Monday, Trump continued his march toward war, stunningly – again – bragging that the U.S. military is for sale, or, at least, for rent, and the Saudis are his favorite customer.

Saudi Arabia pays cash,” Trump boasted in the Oval Office during a press gaggle.

“We would certainly help them,” Trump said, noting that “they’ve been a great ally, they spend $400 billion in our country over the last number of years. $400 billion, that’s a million-and-a-half jobs.”

Moments earlier Trump admitted that if the U.S. engages in military action against the country of Saudi Arabia’s choosing, Saudi Arabia would “be very much involved in paying for that.”

“This is something that’s much different than other presidents would mention,” Trump said, repeatedly saying the Saudi’s “would be very much involved,” and “that includes payment.” Trump is literally renting out the U.S. Armed Forces, and admitting it. No mention what happens if and when any U.S. service members die as a result of his freelancing out our troops.

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64 comments:

  1. Trump's California donors are freaking out about the social consequences of attending his fundraiser

    President Donald Trump has generated a huge amount of election campaign money from fundraisers in California — a state where he is underwater 30 points and an epicenter of legal and legislative opposition to his agenda.

    Fundraisers in California are incredibly lucrative for the president, as the state is home to a number of tech and entertainment millionaires. But its heavily liberal lean has many of his donors scared of social consequences for their support — and according to Politico, that fear is leading the Trump campaign to cloak these events in secrecy.

    Four events are planned early this week, including two events in Beverly Hills, one in Silicon Valley, and one in San Diego. Thousands of GOP donors, bundlers, and state party officials are looking to participate — but security concerns persist.

    “Attendees at Tuesday’s event are not being provided with the address of the actual lunch — they are being told to meet at a shuttle location, sources said,” according to Politico’s Carla Marinucci. “The concern comes after news of the Hollywood-area fundraiser sparked controversy when actors Debra Messing and Eric McCormack called for outing attendees. Demonstrators have been trying to ferret out locations of the fundraisers, promising to stage protests and appearances by the giant ‘baby Trump’ balloon.”...................................................

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/trumps-california-donors-are-freaking-out-about-the-social-consequences-of-attending-his-fundraisers-report/

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  2. This is what can be expected from USA troops in countries that try to kill them because of their own internal religions problems. https://nypost.com/2019/09/17/man-reportedly-shouts-allahu-akbar-after-stabbing-italian-soldier/

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  3. We cannot let this madman have another minute in this position of committing our troops to military action in another middle eastern country. This has to stop! Now!

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    1. Just think, you only get to enjoy six more years of Trump.

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    2. 10:30 living the life of a rock.

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  4. Tell us all about the great accomplishments of (djt)? Oh you mean Back-fire-trump that floating Tu_d? https://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/trump-obama-netflix-michelle-barack-mueller-NBC-14444674.php

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  5. So Trump wanted to meet with the Taliban in secret on the week of the anniversary of 9-11, and now he wants to rent our military to the country where the 9-11 terrorists originated?

    Trump is a traitor on so many levels.

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  6. Does Kushner get a commission?

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    1. He gets to watch Ivanka have sex with a Saudi prince.

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  7. Doesn't Congress have to approve troops sent to Saudi Arabia ? He is committing us to another WAR.
    Consequences ! This morning Trump visits Skid Row. Speculation of his projects benefitting his cronies.

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  8. The US Government has sent our troops into other countries while helping on request. I do not believe we received and money for this help. I would guess we gained in more important than just $ signs.

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    1. You gained terrorism due to bad foreign policy

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  9. So we should defend countries that have the ability to pay for free.

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    1. Actually we should only use our military to defend American interests. How did you become so corrupt?

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    2. Define ‘American interests’ then tell me you’re not corrupt.

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    3. Why do you hate America, Tea Nut?

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    4. 11:49 sounds like Che Guevara.

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  10. People, stop the 24/7 pontification and stop wasting your time like you know how to solve national and global issues. Take the red pill to realize that there are no such thing as "moral" nations or leaders in the world. These are just the garden-variety propaganda brainwashing techniques used by governments (controlled by plutocrats of all variety) to control their population.

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    1. You must be from another country.

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  11. So to put it another way, he is willing to sacrifice American lives for money and to aid his benefactor, Saudi Arabia, the source of the majority of the 9/11 crew that took 3,000 American lives. The people of our country must not allow this to happen, ever.

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  12. Tulsi Gabbard Doubles Down: Donald Trump Is Not U.S. Military’s Pimp

    “My fellow service members and I, we are not your prostitutes,” said the Democratic presidential candidate.

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/tulsi-gabbard-donald-trump-doubles-down-saudi-arabia_n_5d809229e4b077dcbd63a808

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    1. A United States Congressperson who previously served our country in the military. You wouldn't know about that.

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    2. An administration that lies about weather maps can't be trusted on Iran.

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    3. Republicans are willing to destroy our American democracy to kiss trump's fat corrupt ass.

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    4. Our men and women in service are not your mercenaries, you cowardly bone - spur chicken- hawk! Why don't you go if they pay so well, Donny- boy?

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    5. Our troops are not mercenaries to be put under the control of murderous dictators.

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    6. Our troops are mercenaries. They work for the corporate elite. Like the bush family.

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    7. 12:36 continues to provide us with proof that trump supporters hate America.

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    8. 12:36 must be a foreign troll. No American could possible be that stupid.

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    9. Dear native-born idiot, 12:36 is correct. Much of the force used by the us in the gulf conflicts were mercenary. Instead of mouthing off like a trumptard you could have googled it. Here’s just one article about it to refresh everyone else’s memory:

      https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wired.com/2011/07/iraq-merc-army/amp

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    10. Thanks for not rememberingSeptember 17, 2019 at 2:46 PM

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casualties_of_the_Iraq_War

      As of June 29, 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Defense casualty website, there were 4,424 total deaths (including both killed in action and non-hostile) and 31,952 wounded in action (WIA) as a result of the Iraq War.

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    11. Al those deaths and no ‘weapons of mass destruction’. Poor fools ground up to serve the republican elite.

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    12. 2:18 - Apparently you believe American mercenary lives are worth less than those of other people. Why do you hate our country?

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    13. Settle down, kid. And please stop projecting. I do however hate the republican elite who create fake wars for corporate gain. You should too.

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  13. Dick Durbin asks Kavanaugh if he would agree to an FBI investigation. Kavanaugh squirms in his attempts to say, "NO" without saying "NO." But he obviously does not want the FBI investigation. And we know why.

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    1. Kav would have as much fun with Durbin as Lewandowski is having with Nadler, and then go have a beer!

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    2. Lewandowski is about to get slapped with a perjury rap. He'll be crying in his beer.

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    3. By who? The fat ass? He's one burger away from stroking out.

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  14. 'Saudi Arabia First': Trump Accused of Letting Saudis Dictate US Foreign Policy After Oil Facility Attack\

    "Congress will not give you the authority to start another disastrous war in the Middle East just because the brutal Saudi dictatorship told you to," said Sen. Bernie Sanders.

    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/09/16/saudi-arabia-first-trump-accused-letting-saudis-dictate-us-foreign-policy-after-oil

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  15. Nike's 'Dream Crazy' advert starring Colin Kaepernick wins Emmy

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/sep/16/nikes-dream-crazy-advert-starring-colin-kaepernick-wins-emmy

    How's that Nike boycott going, Tea Nuts?

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    1. Is there some relationship? Socialist!

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    2. Are you wearing Vans or Skechers?

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    3. Vans, the van Doren family would always custom make shoes at no extra charge if you needed it.

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  16. Another one bites the dustSeptember 17, 2019 at 11:22 AM

    California Republican Rep. Paul Cook to retire from Congress, run for county supervisor seat

    https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-09-17/republican-paul-cook-retire-congress

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  17. Traitor Chat with Eric TrumpSeptember 17, 2019 at 12:02 PM

    Eric Trump: I’m Not Sure If One Dead Journalist Is Worth Cutting US-Saudis Ties

    https://mavenroundtable.io/theintellectualist/news/eric-trump-i-m-not-sure-if-one-dead-journalist-is-worth-cutting-us-saudis-ties-81Y3oovKmEKN0MAcFwIunA

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  18. US Attorney General Barr invokes “state secrets” to cover up Saudi involvement in 9/11

    https://www.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/d5gwcl/us_attorney_general_barr_invokes_state_secrets_to/

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  19. A crack just emerged in the financial markets: The NY Fed spends $53 billion to rescue the overnight lending market

    New York(CNN Business) Borrowing rates skyrocketed on Tuesday in a corner of the markets the public rarely notices but that is critical to the functioning of the global financial system.

    The spike in overnight borrowing rates forced the New York Federal Reserve to come to the rescue with a special operation aimed at easing stress in financial markets.

    It was the NY Fed's first such rescue operation in a decade, the last occurring in late 2008.

    https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/09/17/business/overnight-lending-rate-spike-ny-fed/index.html?__twitter_impression=true

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  20. Trump goes off the rails with INSANE claim about the US military

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=39&v=VRiMuo3y6V8

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  21. Does anyone care they orange loser is in town ?

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    1. He is tying up downtown LA horribly. Apparently entire city blocks need to be shut down to get his fat ass through.

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  22. Why Did Lindsey Graham Take $800,000 In Contributions From A Russian Billionaire?

    Does Lindsey have kompromat against him?

    http://deepleftfield.info/why-did-lindsey-graham-take-800000-in-contributions-from-a-russian-billionaire/

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    1. It's the Russian that has kompromat over Leningrad Lindsey.

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  23. Give me a freaking break. Are you suffering massive collective amnesia? The utilization of American military mercenaries since the inception of the United States is not news.

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  24. Trump is draining the swamp all right, The Republican Swamp, like rats on a sinking boat.

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  25. I am traveling to Canada next month to visit cousins. I will report back to you what they think of our pathetic president, of his pathetic party, of his pathetic cabinet, of his pathetic foreign policy and anything else anti-dtrumpian that comes up. Hoist a tot of Screech in honor of Vote Blue NO matter Who!

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  26. Nadler considering holding Lewandowski in contempt

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday that he is considering moving to hold Corey Lewandowski in contempt after the former Trump campaign chairman declined to answer a series of questions related to his appearances in former special counsel Robert Mueller's report.

    "Mr. Lewandowski, your behavior in this hearing room has been completely unacceptable. It is part of a pattern of a White House desperate for the American people not to hear the truth," Nadler said after committee members concluded their questioning.

    "I’ve been asked several times today whether the committee will hold you in contempt. It is certainly under consideration," Nadler said, to which Lewandowski raised his eyebrows and pursed his lips.

    https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/461840-nadler-holding-lewandowski-in-contempt-is-under-consideration

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  27. Pennsylvania lawmaker facing child porn possession charges

    https://www.wfmz.com/news/pennsylvania/pennsylvania-lawmaker-facing-child-porn-possession-charges/1122176604

    Yep. Another Republican.

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  28. Corruption is not a Republican or Democratic thing. Corruption has no discrimination. It is lust for money, greed, power, more power, stay in power, etc.

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