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    Originally posted by AnalHamster View Post
    There's some strange stuff going on diplomatically in the middle east- Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE, Yemen and Bahrain just cut all ties with Qatar. Diplomats withdrawn, no trade, no flights, they're even closing their airspace which will fuck Qatar Air, which was pretty much a hub, and closing land routes for food supply to a desert kingdom will be causing them major problems. Apparently they're accusing Qatar of supporting terrorism, but really upset over some fake news from a probable hack of Al Jazeera a few weeks ago. Saudi Arabia accusing Qatar is kinda ironic, they just back different horses in the same races despite both being Salafi.

    No way this wasn't run past the US, and the State department would normally have kept a lid on it. I'd give it it's own thread, but I have no idea what dafuq is going on or why yet. Won't surprise me if Trump turns out to have accidentally approved after being flattered over dinner or something like that though.
    Some details of how the kerfuffle arose are coming out, since Trump has claimed credit for it on twitter to the dismay of the pentagon and what's left of the state department. Picking sides between strategic allies, and Trump went for the Saudis, who also fund islamic groups, rather than Qatar, which hosts a key US base. He's gone past just insulting allies now, he's supporting attacks on one and it will harm US interests. Probably just cost the Saudis a few minutes of brown nosing to get the clown to agree this was a good idea.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/06/w...abia.html?_r=0

    [quote]Qatar has long been accused of funneling arms and money to radical groups in Syria, Libya and other Arab countries. But so has Saudi Arabia. And Mr. Trump

  • #2
    Well fuck. Hoover has just given up on the place.

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    • #3
      apostrophes and long hyphens and double quotes are the ones that will break up your posts....that's why I just pick a paragraph or two then remove apostrophes....seems like it woulda been fixed by now though if anyone gave a shit lol

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      • #4
        Admitting that he'd been duped into ok-ing the diplomatic freeze on Qatar during his meeting last moth was a bit of a faux pas, too, right? It means what I thought would happen is actually transpiring: People that get direct contact with Trump can manipulate him rather easily, regardless of what 'prep' he may have had for the meeting. The person he is talking to right now, whoever it is, has a chance to change his mind for him. So sending him into the lions den, or the "orb lair" as it were, may have gotten him out of our hair, but for the price of some bullshit intents to buy arms and a shitload of money to his daughter's favorite charity, the ME is sent reeling.

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        • #5
          Someone pulled some shit on him to get behind shitting on the country that houses our major port in the persian gulf and our best intel collection center in that area. I'm REALLY having a hard time believing he didn't have a mini-stroke or some shit. This is borderline fucking LUDICROUS!

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          • #6
            Trump was just trying to sell Qatar beautiful weapons...
            Originally posted by newsweek
            But during that trip toward the end of May, Trump met with the leader of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, and during a filmed handshake he pitched the leader the idea of buying "beautiful" U.S.-made military equipment."We have some wonderful meetings going on over the last two days," Trump said to reporters before turning toward Sheikh Tamim. "We are friends. We've been now for a long time indirectly, haven't we? And our relationship is extremely good. We have some very serious discussions right now going on. And one of the things that we will discuss is the purchase of lots of beautiful military equipment because nobody makes it like the United States. And for us that means jobs and, frankly, great security back here, which we want."

            and wanted to build hotel in Qatar capital.

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            • #7
              shit

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              • #8
                Watching FOX. Everyone in his crew is scrambling to cover his dumb ass. Nikki Haley even said it's getting harder and harder. Lindsey Graham actually feels sorry for him. I'm thinking a Pence presidency. A stable character who will make the Lefties go postal.

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                • #9
                  Right now I'd be happy with Pence as long as he leaves the fundie shit at the door. As long as all the Trumps, Sessions, and Bannon are shown the door.

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                  • #10
                    Sweet baby Jeebus, please!


                    Jeff Sessions suggested he could resign amid rising tension with President Trump

                    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/attor...ry?id=47875090

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                    • #11
                      Guys, chill.

                      Dumbzen will be along any minute to explain how brilliant Chump really is and how this is a refreshing change, and how he keeps winning........

                      Oh, and his SCOTUS pick.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by DandyDon View Post
                        Sweet baby Jeebus, please!


                        Jeff Sessions suggested he could resign amid rising tension with President Trump

                        http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/attor...ry?id=47875090
                        Oh please let this be true. Would love nothing more than for that evil little shit to resign.

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                        • #13
                          None of you fuckers could even point out Qatar on a map before you regurgitated your fake outrage.

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                          • #14
                            That's laughter you hear, Dumbzen, not outrage. Laughter at the amateur con man in the Oval Office.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by IwasGunzen View Post
                              None of you fuckers could even point out Qatar on a map before you regurgitated your fake outrage.
                              I doubt you can point it out on a map even now, but that's not really relevant to anything, you dimwit. It is a key regional ally for the US and your incompetent President just attacked it on twitter and claimed credit for causing it severe real world problems. Are you such a partisan hack that you can't see the problem there?

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