Qatar's emir stands defiant in face of blockade

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  1. Magoo

    Magoo You don't have to be Einstein to figure it out

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    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    And,....Mr. Kushner just flew to Saudi Arabia unannounced last week.....
     
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  3. Rastus

    Rastus ......Deplorable.....

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    Wasn't that the country Obama flew $1.5 billion cash on an unmarked aircraft and didn't tell anyone?

    Or was that somewhere else?
     
  4. Rastus

    Rastus ......Deplorable.....

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    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I thought it was Iran.
     
  6. Magoo

    Magoo You don't have to be Einstein to figure it out

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    Some of these country's like Arabia do not want to lose grip on their fortunes with popular uprisings.
    Wonder if Trump will screw Qater to favor these others?
     
  7. canaryinthemine

    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    It was Iran,.....and it was Iran's money. It was Iranian assets held for more than 10 years in American banks due to the sanctions imposed on Iran. The Iranian nuclear deal was that the sanctions would be lifted, and Iran's money returned to them,...in return for their promise not to produce fissable materiel.
     
  8. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    A promise we could count on. :hilarious:
     
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  9. canaryinthemine

    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    There is more money and assets in the pipeline. That was part of the...."hammer"....that was negotiated. They didn't get all of what was held in many, many countries. That was to be released over a 10 year period. That's why the Iranian Government is so miffed. They see the re-instatement of sanctions,....by Mr. Trump's caprice,.......and the loss of billions of assets and money.

    The slow release of the money and assets was to insure compliance. Now the Iranians are sure the United States is trying to "stiff" them. The eight other nations who signed off on the deal, ...and are holding Iranian assets...... are rather ....horrified....over Mr. Trump's decision, and have not gone along with his lead.
     
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  10. Magoo

    Magoo You don't have to be Einstein to figure it out

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    Lots of business opportunity's opened up with Iran now so these other nations would be very hesitant to throw that all away and maybe feel the wrath of voters. I don't think Trump has made any friends that would risk their careers for him.
    Going back to sanctions is a non starter, but this is exactly what Trump is trying to sell to our citzens
     
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    Rastus ......Deplorable.....

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    $1.5 billion cash flown in on a unmarked aircraft at night in secret is a slow release of money huh?
     
  12. jimmy g

    jimmy g Kook

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    Mags, you are consistent. Always on Iran/Qater side, against the USA, thru thick and thin. Remember that, when the Iranian missiles fly.

    My kid spent a few deployments based in ‘The Deed’ (Al Udeid USAF Base). Said it’s basically like being in prison. Surrounded by a wall, topped with razor wire, guarded by guys with automatic weapons. Can’t go outside, our nation fears soldiers being kidnapped in Doha- the Terrorist Capital of the World.
     
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    a9faninnc Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh no.Lock him up...:lmao:
     
  14. a9faninnc

    a9faninnc Super Moderator Staff Member

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    These people hate Trump more than they love their country..
     
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  15. canaryinthemine

    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    I would think .."these people"......love their country more than Russia,.......or ill-gotten profits from selling out the American people.
     
  16. 20_yrs_2_go

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    At least one of the planes that hit on 911 had mostly Saudi passengers on it.
    To suggest this country doesn't take part in some kind of terrorism would be an inept statement
     
  17. a9faninnc

    a9faninnc Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You talking about Uranium1???I agree.
     
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    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    Ahh,.....A consensus.......

    Will Mr. Sessions re-open the investigation ,......based on the ravings of conservative media,.....whose unfortunate ..."timing"....about the "Uranium1" dealings that were adjudged in 2014,.........now have the look of obfustication and diversion away from Mr. Mueller's investigation?

    Where were these charges 6 months ago? A year ago? Two years ago? They didn't matter then?

    These are serious allegations. I am sure Mr. Sessions has been aware of them since he took office. The ball, as it were , is in his court. His "Boss",....practically screamed in capital letters in a tweet : "DO SOMETHING."
     
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    Like uranium-one?
     
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  20. Magoo

    Magoo You don't have to be Einstein to figure it out

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    You didn't watch 60 minutes.
    After we were asked to leave Saudi Arabia after 911 Qater offed to take us in , build us a big military base and airfield and we attack Syria, Afghanistan and others flying right out of there where we keep 10,000 US military personnel.
    They like us and Trump said they are our friends.
    The USA asked them to allow the Taliban to come there as a embassy of sorts where we can hold talks with them.
    We asked they complied.
    Would your rather deal with the Saudi's?
     

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