Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud: “We Will Eradicate Extremism Very Soon”…

Today the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud, son of King Salman, ally to U.S. President Trump, guardian of the Holy Mosques, delivered remarks during a conference on investment that stunned the regional geopolitical world.

Of course for most CTH readers, who understood the larger dynamic behind Trump and T-Rex’s sword dancing diplomacy, this doesn’t come as a surprise. However, for the larger U.S. electorate, perhaps they will begin to understand the positive consequences downstream from President Trump’s regional policy.

The scale of consequence was clearly evident in the expression of Maria Bartiromo.

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Five months ago we discussed the significance of the pageantry and scale of the royal reception for President Trump and the U.S. delegation.  Specifically how the structure of the trip was reflective of much more than a singular presidential visit to a nation and region of geo-strategic importance.

The word “reset” is frequent amid media reporting of the Saudi trip but few people have followed the recent regional history to thoroughly understand what exactly is being reset.

~ President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman – Joint Statement.

President Trump was recognized and respected by the regional Arab coalition for his specific approach and outward worldview which is based on eye-to-eye diplomacy.

Through the contacts, discussions, emissary meetings and individual diplomatic engagements over the past six months, the Arab region members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) -and specifically Saudi Arabia- were overjoyed to find a fresh U.S. perspective based on mutual respect.

The pageantry/scale of the royal reception was directly proportional to the scale of respect being shown by the regional partners toward the worlds largest and most influential leader.

Around the world no-one doubts who is the biggest most significant nation; the size of the U.S. economy speaks for itself. It does not need to be proven – it is self evident.

What is different with the Trump administration, as they engage each nation, is the change in nationalistic outlook and specifically foreign policy therein toward other national leaders as independent sovereign representatives – with respect to their individual cultures and norms.

No longer is the U.S. approaching nations from an inherent need to prove we are ‘better than’, or leverage our interests into their neighborhood.

The expressed policy outlook of President Trump is for the United States to be the best; and through our actions and behaviors to lead on global initiatives that show how we define ourselves and our values. This approach is specifically centered around a policy position stating we do not need to demand acceptance of those values, and we respect independent nations’ that may hold values or beliefs not identical to our own.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has cultured this approach throughout each of his diplomatic engagements. The U.S. leans forward on all Trump policy objectives through the perspective of our national needs first; but that does not necessarily mean we demand or force other nations into a compliance mindset.

Compliance implies aversarialism. President Trump and Secretary Tillerson do not view international engagements as necessarily adversarial.

The U.S. can engage eye-to-eye with the same level of respect to the smallest as we exhibit toward the largest (our own size does not need to be part of the equation, it is self evident), and work policy objectives toward the point of mutual benefit. If the engaged nation does not receive benefit from the policy, we do not demand an acceptance of it; and more importantly we express both an understanding and a respect of their position and inability.

This Trumpian approach, a willingness not to undermine and to accept the partners downside position within any policy, is grounded on inherent truth.

President Trump and Secretary Tillerson openly accept and admit when the engaged partner will be unable to meet our defined terms; we discuss what actions can be take to remove the inherent obstacle in the future; we make a commitment (or not) toward removing that obstacle; we shake hands and we part company retaining the position of friendship and optimism for the potential of re-engagement at a later date.

In all recent previous administrations there was an implied message that engagement with the United States came with terms and conditions that might be antithetical to the sovereign nations’ best interests. If you want “X” (their need) you must deliver “Y” (our need), and the “Y” might be something which creates conflict or tension.

President Trump and Secretary Tillerson ask about the impact of “Y”, the possibility of the downside, prior to making a decision on fulfillment of the request (“X”), but the inquiry does not necessarily preclude our willingness to deliver.

This dynamic is unique to the engaged nation because no member of the Trump Administration’s policy team is approaching any of the policies from a position of their own inherent politics. Team Trump, writ large, represents America’s best interests, not the political construct of America’s best interests. [Coincidentally this approach is why Trump has so much domestic opposition]

This non-political approach and respect, exhibits honesty within the transaction. Yes, both Tillerson and Trump approach politics through the transactional prism, it’s what deal-makers do.

This non-political approach is what causes leaders like Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi make the following remarks:

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi: “I first saw the campaign of his excellency President Trump, and I listened to his speech of the neccessity of facing and confronting terrorism all over the world; that he is a great personality and a unique individual, and that he will find great success.”

“I fully trust the capabilities of President Trump, and I have full conviction that he can do things, exert efforts, that very few people can do. And he can succeed in so many fields that others cannot. I trust him wholeheartedly.”

“I followed all his announcements through his campaign, he has a very unique personality and administration, and now I’m speaking with full confidence of unprecedented success for him. He is seeking the interests of the United States and the American people in a very clear manner, and a very direct manner. And a very strong manner as well.”

“His true will is a very strong will to counter terrorism and extremism in the world; and that is a very strong commitment from his excellency the president, and in addition I am very supportive with full force in facing this terrorism.”

“There is a true understanding to the realities in the region, and there is a seriousness and responsible actions in facing extremism and terrorism in the region, and that’s a wonderful thing indeed. There is nothing better than to counter evil.” (link)


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155 Responses to Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud: “We Will Eradicate Extremism Very Soon”…

  1. tax2much says:

    Need to start prepping Mt. Rushmore.

    Liked by 36 people

  2. sunnydaze says:

    And Flake (or was it Corker) said just today that Trump is not respected by world leaders.

    These a$$es just can’t help but step in it. Over and over again they do it….to themselves.

    Liked by 21 people

  3. Sheepdog74 says:

    Need chisels Billy

    Liked by 4 people

  4. B-b-b-b-but, Trump said something mean about Corker on Twitter!

    He’s literally Hitler!

    Liked by 8 people

  5. carrierh says:

    Not being a politician is Pres. Trump’s greatest asset. He knows how to relate to people any where and caputure their attention and getting them to think and do the right thing. He doesn’t denigrate them but puffs them up to what they are and can be. It works every time. We are blessed.

    Liked by 13 people

  6. Joe S says:

    I am going to pray for the Crown Prince’s safety.

    Liked by 10 people

  7. H&HC, 2nd-16th says:

    RESPECT: A “lost” Rino commodity.

    Liked by 7 people

  8. rsanchez1990 says:

    The extremists are moving on from Saudi Arabia into the arms of the man who would be sultan of a new Ottoman Empire, Erdogan in Turkey. The Saudi squeeze on Qatar would have ended flawlessly had it not been for Turkish interference, our supposed “ally”.

    I hope we got our nukes out of Incilirk…

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  9. Joe S says:

    I love it when they call PDJT “his excellency!”

    It has a great ring to it.

    Did they say that about Obama?

    Liked by 9 people

  10. kurt72 says:

    Our President Trump is a brilliant man under Gods protection to bring peace to our world. He will not fail! I feel blessed to live today to witness this incredible global peace process as mankind begins to fulfill its destiny as children of God.

    Liked by 7 people

  11. Gil says:

    Im dreaming of a MAGA Christmas:

    Liked by 7 people

    • Minnie says:

      Amen!!!!

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    • C R Lord says:

      I am not against the President and really appreciate what he is doing worldwide, however the Bible speaks of one who will come and unite the world and he will be able to bring a seven year peace pact between Israel and the Arab nations. The world will think he is a wonder but he will turn out to be the anti-Christ.

      I don’t want to believe that about President Trump, but if he signs a seven year deal with Israel and the Arabs that will be one of the signs of the end of time. The other sign will be that the anti-Christ will be shot and will miraculously recover from the wound so that the whole world will wonder how he did it. Third is the prophecy that he will enter the temple in the Holy Land and proclaim himself God.

      I hope there is nothing to any of this regarding our President, but I am not foolish enough to totally disregard it. My heart is with the renewal of America and world peace but not with the enslavement of all mankind as the end result. I will watch and pray.

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  12. What a day of winning. It’s exhausting.

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  13. jeans2nd says:

    And just to make certain this really happens –

    Gen Dunford mentioned this in press conf yesterday.

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  14. Craig W. Gordon says:

    The best ‘reset’ would be if belief in Islam stopped completely. Islam is ‘radical’ no matter how it is sliced. These Saudi princes and kings can KMA!

    Liked by 3 people

    • dalethorn says:

      We can touch the glowing ball with them and do the sword dance, as long as we don’t do what the Democrats like to do – give them money, weapons, or intel they can pass on to radicals – all that stuff.

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    • filia.aurea says:

      The propaganda about Islam being a “religion” has to stop. Islam is an all-encompassing political, legal and perverse ideology of fear and population domination, particularly the The House of Saud variety. The House of Saud has just announced it accepts the fact the Trump White House is NOT going to bow to their games any longer. Why do you think they funded Rotten Hilary’s campaign? Saudi Arabia needs to be reigned in further, and CAIR needs to be banned in the U.S. Every single Muslim Brotherhood agent operating within the Federal and State governments has to be drug out by the roots.

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      • yucki says:

        Out! Out! Out!

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      • MVW says:

        Remember when Arafat signed the peace accord with Israel? Such celebration then, too. Upon criticism of his agreement with Israel Arafat sited Mohammed’s strategy of peace when weak then attack when later strong. So then Arafat behind the scenes built up an arsenal of missiles.

        Go ahead, Trojans, send up the balloons, light the fireworks. It is a farce. Sheep skin on a wolf. The beautiful snake from the lake.

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        • 7delta says:

          …Arafat sited Mohammed’s strategy of peace when weak then attack when later strong. So then Arafat behind the scenes built up an arsenal of missiles.

          This is an Islamic concept that’s important to understand. I’m glad you brought this up. I’ve read the prince’s statement several times now. It’s subtle, but he’s telling us why they respect Trump, not because he’s a great guy they can work with…they’ve been working just fine, to different ends, with previous presidents and other world leaders prior to Trump…but because they understand the kind of man Trump is.

          Islam understands strength of will and a power that can and will crush Islam or any other enemy like a bug. Islam respects strength. Islam doesn’t respect anything else. Trump can be your friend or your worse enemy. They “trust” that Trump will do exactly as he has said. America First is not negotiable.

          Two things are going on here. The Saudis’ “change of heart” and the defeat of ISIS is the defeat of the desired caliphate, at least, temporarily. This defeat, after having the successes of advancing the caliphate in the Middle east and in the massive migration of allah’s soldiers into the West (the hizrah–migration to spread Islam), also undermines the foot soldiers’ belief in allah’s power. Armed with a generous smile, a steely look in his eye and a sword forged by Islam, Trump showed them a resolute power to be dealt with. Think about that symbolism, from a Middle eastern point of view, and remember how important symbolism is to the M-eastern mind set.

          My daily prayer: I hate no one, but I pray for my enemy’s defeat. I pray that evil’s army will be defeated, not by the sword, but through salvation and the love of Jesus, so that the jihadists, planted in the West to kill and conquer, will reverse their migration to return home, armed with the Gospel, in such numbers, nothing can stop it. I pray for Jesus’ love and salvation to sweep out over this country, Europe and the world like a wildfire that will burn away the hate, division, violence and deceit that evil needs to thrive. May Jesus bring His love and redemption to the world, into all places that have never heard the Truth, now.

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          • 7delta says:

            My kingdom for an edit button. “WORST” enemy, not worse. More coffee, please.

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          • MVW says:

            The problem with conversion is that it is a oneway street for muslims. Convert away from Islam and punishment is death, not a symbolic edict.

            The uneducated will be accepting of muslims as just like us and Islam as just like ours. It will appear like that until the percent of population is great enough. When the time is right, like quorum sensing locusts things get merciless like the Muslim – Hindu riots.

            Islam and ‘good for the economy’ investments and mosques are deals with the Devil and Trojan Horses.

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            • 7delta says:

              You’re right. My prayer is for a true breaking of the bonds of Islam and the migrant numbers returning home, in the same numbers as they left, to share the Gospel will make the punishment for apostasy impossible. Without a genuine conversion to follow Jesus, nothing changes and what you posted will continue. If that happens, then we’re back to Islam only respects strength. There will be an all-out war, but I’m praying for Divine Intervention and a better outcome.

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    • Sunshine says:

      Radical and supremacist.

      Liked by 1 person

  15. Craig W. Gordon says:

    Test

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  16. tommylotto2 says:

    There are two kinds of Muslims — those that want to kill us, and those that do not want to kill us … yet. I guess we can make common cause with the later, so long as we go into it with eyes open.

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    • pjb535i says:

      You are correct that there are moderate Muslims.

      The harsh reality, however, is that there is no moderate Islam.
      Not all Germans were Nazis. That didn’t matter to the Nazis.
      Not all Russians were Bolsheviks. No matter. The communitst still killed at least 30 million of its own to maintain 7 decades of control.
      Not all Chinese were communists. But Mao Zedong was still able to establish a strangle hold on the country and kill 35 million Chinese citizens in the process.

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  17. Matt says:

    This is good news, but I get the feeling that Mark Levin and other neo-cons will not approve of any negotiations with any regime in the Middle East. Let us all be thankful that President Trump is not a “politician”, but a fellow American, so we all have to redouble our prayers for him and his family.

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  18. Eks Mann says:

    “I fully trust the capabilities of President Trump, and I have full conviction that he can do things, exert efforts, that very few people can do. And he can succeed in so many fields that others cannot. I trust him wholeheartedly.”

    As do I.

    MAGA

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  19. indiamaria2020 says:

    Beautifully stated. Wonderful analysis

    Trump carries the same “deal-making” approach to domestic affairs. Many gnash their teeth with impatience during the process or negotiation phase. It is the results that we ought to focus on since President Trump;s only constituents are the average American people.

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  20. Watcher says:

    Just as we have a new president, Saudi Arabia has new kings and things change.
    King Salman became king in January 2015. His two crown princes “resigned” Yea.
    His son become crown Prince in June 2017 and is changing Saudi Arabia bigly.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/18/saudi-scholars-to-vet-teaching-of-prophet-muhammad-to-curb-extremism

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  21. fleporeblog says:

    I wrote the following back in June and believe it to be even more factual today:

    Amazing what one man can do when driven with a purpose! WE are the luckiest people on the face of the earth today. I told my brother this morning that our grand kids and their kids will see North Africa and the ME as a place they can visit while Europe will be a no fly zone because all that will be left is the extremist that were run out of North Africa and the ME.

    You may think I am nuts but we are seeing evidence of it every single day.

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  22. Curry Worsham says:

    Make Saudi Arabia Great Again!

    Liked by 3 people

  23. tuskyou says:

    I remember watching all the pageantry–it was awesome. The lavish reception for President Trump was really something. Such a shame POTUS was treated better there than he is here.
    One of my all time favs—Melania in her gold belt.

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    • JC says:

      One of my fave quotes out of so many great ones so far: “It wasn’t my first Sword Dance.” Perfect comment, humorous and infused with a depth of meaning that passes right over “the unwoke”.

      Liked by 9 people

  24. Minnie says:

    Breathtaking!!

    So breathtaking!!!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  25. Minnie says:

    Trumpian, indeed! 🦁

    Mutual and assured respect 🇺🇸

    So grateful to be an American citizen with a phenomenal constitutional President!!

    Liked by 2 people

  26. Patriot1783 says:

    Wow, the Trump effect indeed.

    Look at Maria’s face, the audience members, some were even giving a standing ovation.

    Great News!

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    • Esperanza says:

      At last someone encouraging moderates. One of my beefs with the Uniparty encouraging the Salafists has always been, what about the women? Back in the day as a woman you could have dreamt of escaping to the West, now it’s WORSE here. When I lived in Turkey, my mother was friends with a young mother. Her 6 year old daughter made a hijab I have to this day. I used to look at it and think, that little girls life was better. Except it hasn’t been for the last 15 years.

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  27. jello333 says:

    This is great. Of course I hope that at some point this all leads to major INTERNAL changes beyond our alliances. Like it would be really nice if Saudi Arabia stopped with the public executions, especially those for relatively minor crimes. But maybe that’ll come in time, once we forge even closer relationships and Trump works his (behind-the-scenes) magic. All I know is that, as far as allies go, we could do MUCH worse than getting along with the Saudis.

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  28. TreeClimber says:

    THIS is the man who deserves a Peace Prize.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Esperanza says:

      King Salman is pretty amazing, going to his maker. The Crown Prince is Putting his life on the line.

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    • millwright says:

      I’ll agree TC, 100% ! Having lived in the KSA for a short while many years’ back I’m slightly familiar with the internecine conflicts existing within the Royal Family even when I was resident. With the ever-changing political climate within Islam, ( and the somewhat abrupt ascension to the throne of ” Protector of the Faith” ) by this young(er) and theocoaticaly moderate Al Saud family member we could be on the verge of a more peaceful majority in the Middle East ! Perhaps the extant rebel fundamentalists and the Iranians may even even feel pressure to toe a more moderate line . We – in the West – can only hope this prince succeeds in his objectives !

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  29. “… we make a commitment (or not) toward removing that obstacle; we shake hands and we part company retaining the position of friendship and optimism for the potential of re-engagement at a later date.“

    Implication: Countries unwilling or unable to find common ground with America go the the END of the LINE for FUTURE Bilateral Deals … for DEFENSE, ENERGY and TRADE … provided America will still have a mutual interest that other countries have not satisfied.

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  30. filia.aurea says:

    President Trump has continually stated he does not believe the U.S. should meddle in the internal affairs of other sovereign nations, e.g. “end regime change”, etc. The problem with Saudi Arabia has been their intense efforts inside the U.S. and other nations, to spread their Wahhabist ideology through the funding of Mosques and support of radicals. IMHO, domestic policy inside the Saudi Kingdom is unlikely to change significantly, but curbing their forays inside other nations is a big step forward. http://theduran.com/saudi-crown-price-mohammad-bin-salman-calls-moderate-islam-wahhabi-kingdom/

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  31. ZurichMike says:

    Oh, great, now the NeverTrumper / Dems will have to start a new meme because “muh Russians” backfired on them, as did “muh Sessions” “muh sexism” “muh racism” “muh tax returns” “muh transphobia”. How will they stop this fundamental change in geopolitics?

    I predict that the NeverTrumper / Dems will now report on and amplify any fault with each and every pro-America, anti-terrorist regime in the Islamic world. I haven’t a clue what the next “muh [insert meme here]” will be. Suggestions?

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  32. Sunshine says:

    Here’s how the Saudis want to reform Islam:
    1. They agree that the life of Mohamed must be reviewed and changed – Imagine that!
    2. Then, they’ll be reading all the Hadiths and eliminating the undesirables.
    3. Finally, it will be the Qur’an’s turn for in-depth revision.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5012533/Conservative-Saudi-Arabia-returning-moderate-Islam.html

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  33. yucki says:

    King Salman is an outgoing kinda guy.

    Just made the first ever trip to Holy Mother Russia. No more seeding toxic madrassas, no more blackmail threats to sic jihadis on Sochi if Putin didn’t play ball in Syria. Those days are _over_.
    Important because Putin had been cultivating a grudge against Wahhabi-ville for good reason, and for a long time. All-around good move, ratchets the tension in the region down a notch.

    Plus the King made a big-ticket purchase: top-of-line, “game changer” Russian S-400 air defense system:

    Russia emerging as new player in ME balance of power
    Moscow’s sale of a better defense system to the Saudis than to its “ally” Iran is consistent with the pattern of its attempts to influence outcomes in the region

    http://www.atimes.com/article/russia-emerging-new-player-middle-east-balance-power/

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  34. n1ghtcr4wler says:

    and nobody in the lamestream media is reporting it. this is the biggest step in destroying the ideology behind terrorism. without Saudi funding there wouldnt be much terror from the sunnis

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  35. POP says:

    This Crown Prince fellow is better than Monty Python.
    The Saudi royals are hand in hand with the Saudi Wahabbists, the W’s are the most dangerous and best financed caliphate terrorist promoters on earth.

    Believe not a single word he says.

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  36. GrantsLounge . says:

    I will believe it when I see it. The Saudi’s are responsible for the export of most of the fundamentalist extremism around the world, especially here in the Us. The sunni-shite dynamic is akin to the Uni-party. Nothing will change until it does. They are snakes.
    I am not disparaging Pres. Trump, he is our snake charmer. But, the US picked sides a long time ago..

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  37. thesouthwasrght says:

    Just scrolled the top few comments and I don’t know whether to lol or puke. This salafist, this purveyor of more terror and jihad than even Iran is an ally??!! Taqiyaa anyone? Saudi Arabia and it’s House should have been depeopled a long time ago. These vile heathens are why there are mosques in places like Murfreesboro. They are why there was 9-11. Were it not for oil these things would still be out there screwing their camels, they probably still do but at least they can afford well groomed camels.

    Unbelievable that anyone would view these things as “allies”.

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    • coldwarrior says:

      indeed, taqiyaa. a good dose of trust yet verify and a re-reading of the snake parable is in order

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    • JC says:

      Not an ally, but on a short leash. I believe our President and Secretary of State know every shadowy possibility at play here and haven’t dropped their guard one iota. It’s not the Secretary’s first sword dance, nor is it the President’s first smiling, scheming enemy.

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  38. jmclever says:

    I was12 in 1983 when the bombing in Beruit took place. Islamic terrorism has been part of my and my kids entire lives. It’s getting worse. But yet in the past two weeks i have begun to truly hope that there is an end in sight to this global madness. When My President stood up to Iran I felt a new fear for his safety and began to pray even more earnestly for him and his family. And now this from the Saudis! I never realized how much fear and hopelessness had taken root in my heart until just now as I realized the battering-ram that MY PRESIDENT has taken to the global status quo. God bless and protect My President, his family and his cabinet!

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  39. czarowniczy says:

    Trump realizes and leverages the FACT that the Saudi Royal Family needs us as badly, if not more so, than we do them. The Family rules through a deal with the Wahabi leaders and the military as it buys and appeases both, they ride the backs of two tigers.
    I’ve seen the Family unass the country on runs to places like Palm Beach, they maintain a private fleet of aircraft to vacay on or bail out of country in if the Shiia hits the fan. They have alternative living spaces and foreign bank accounts just in case their hold slips, 24/7 they’ready to di di mao.
    They need Trump’s guarantee that the US will help them in keeping the fundamentalist elements in his country in check and assisting the Family in its dealings with potentially problematic neighbors while, in case of that Shiite/fan thing, the US will give it cover. The Family talks a good game but they know their future’s tied to the US.

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    • These Saudis are something else, I can tell you that first hand. Back when we sold the AWACS to SA in the ’80’s, I worked for a beltway bandit (mostly ex-Air Force, some ex-Navy) who was responsible for writing and enforcing the contract. One of the Princes came over to our offices, along with some sr. military staff. One of them, a full-bird colonel, engaged my services as “eye candy” for him as a “social companion” at some events. Pressure WAS put on me to take that further, but I had no problem putting a stop to that. It was interesting and educational, to say the least. I could see how someone young and inexperienced could be sucked in – this man had a woman on every continent!!!! The pressure was something else – phone calls from overseas, a silk kimono from Japan, other gifts……sad, really….it was quite common in the “industry.”

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Hubby of a friend of mine had a contract building those ‘secret’ bases in Saudi. He got an invite to a reception when one of the big princes (cant remember which one) flew into Palm Beach International – they came in on three personal 707s. There were lots of people at the reception, booze, food and hangers-on galore. I remember the Saudi entourage sucking down the name brand boiioze by the case…my first introduction to Islam.

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  40. Jeff C-C says:

    Sundance, your explanation is brilliant, as usual. I wish this essay would be put into high school history books, so future generations could understand 1) what Pres. Trump did and 2) this is the right way to conduct foreign policy.

    For that matter, I wish that it could be put somewhere that leftists of all stripes could read it. Trump’s policy is exactly what many of them want US policy to be: “look, we’re not trying to take advantage of you, or tell you how to act or what to believe. We are looking out for our interests and expect you to look out for yours. Right now, this means . . . “

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  41. adombom says:

    A new report from the Intercept revolves around a newly released top-secret NSA document found in the files leaked by Edward Snowden that reveals, without a shadow of a doubt, that the “armed opposition in Syria was under the direct command of foreign governments from the early years of the war,” according to Zero Hedge.

    The top-secret memo gives us internal confirmation of the direct role played by the US and Saudi governments relative to the fueling of an armed insurgency, which has now claimed close to half a million lives. This includes coordinated attacks of civilians, infrastructure, along with military targets in the quest for a regime change.

    The NSA report is sourced from the agency’s PRISM program, a highly controversial setup that gives the NSA the ability to collect all communications and data exchanged through US internet service providers, like Google.

    Below are two images from the report:

    Zero Hedge reports:

    According to the document, the Free Syrian Army (FSA) was ordered to “light up Damascus” and “flatten” the Syrian capital’s international airport by Prince Salman bin Sultan – a prominent member of the Saudi royal family tasked with overseeing operations in Syria as a top Saudi intelligence officer. The document further reveals that the “Saudis sent 120 tons of explosives/weapons to opposition forces” – presumably in the lead up to the operation.

    The report not only confirms that the assault happened, but that the Saudi government was “very pleased” with the outcome: “Attacks against airport, Presidential palace and other locations occurred on 18 March,” the memo reads. Also significant is that the memo confirms US intelligence foreknowledge of the attack on a major civilian airport:”Reports gave U.S. three days warning about 18 March 2013 attacks (2 year anniversary of revolution).”

    I’ll leave it to you Treepers to form your own opinion about this news.

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