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U.S. in delicate balancing act as Saudi prince spared sanctions

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By Anuj Chopra

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Spineless Biden is no match for MBS.

Saudis tell Washington what to do, not the other way around.

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> Spineless Biden is no match for MBS.

Trump did a bang up job of handling this situation though, correct?

Saudis tell Washington what to do, not the other way around.

Hahahahahaha. Keep telling yourself that.

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Hahahahahaha. Keep telling yourself that.

To be fair, he was correct for four years of the Trump administration.

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Burning Bush.... Its not the Saudi's dictating US foreign policy in the Middle East. But a smaller, nation to the north west.

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The intelligence report -- which had been withheld after being completed under Trump 

Trump didn't want to jeopardize the business deals Jared was setting up with Saudi. Jared and Ivanka made hundreds of millions while daddy was in the White House. Not surprising that former Trump cabinet member Mnuchin has already set up business ties with Gulf sovereign funds. How much of the fortunes to be made by various members of the Trump syndicate will be trickled down on Americans outside the Trump caste?

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Saudis tell Washington what to do, not the other way around.

Israel tells Washington what to do. Saudi is purely a business arrangement.

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Spineless Biden is no match for MBS.

Saudis tell Washington what to do, not the other way around.

Do you post in shifts or did you get hacked?

Your opinion varies day to day depending on which will try to get the most attention.

There must be some kind of explanation for such behaviour...

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Goodlucktoyou....... Bingo!

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To be fair, he was correct for four years of the Trump administration

I seem to recall you being irate with businesses working Saudi Arabia even after the Khashoggi murder. Why does Biden get a pass?

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A good first tactic is to simply refuse to deal with this crown prince. Talk to other members of the Saudi government but not to him. Try to convince allies to do the same. Make it clear to the Saudi king before he dies that his son is radioactive and not someone the west is willing to deal with in the future. The king will have to do something to protect larger Saudi interests. At the same time reduce military sales to them and make future cooperation contingent on this crown price going away somewhere.

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Spineless Biden is no match for MBS.

Saudis tell Washington what to do, not the other way around.

Couldn't agree more.

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Couldn't agree more.

So tell me. What did the former guy do?

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Income from the sale of weapons and other military goods, and employment to workers in the factories that make them in vote gathering areas far outweighs sanctions on the Saudis.

The Military Industrial Complex rules...

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Desert Tortoise..... There is one problem talking to the King. Unfortunately, the reason Prince MBS runs the country and not the King is because the King suffers from advanced dementia.

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Since the early 1970's, after US gained full support from Saudi in using the greenback for international oil transaction, Washington has always been grateful to Riyadh.

Of course, US would not hurt Saudi's royal family unnecessarily. The two nations are scratching each other's back.. Got it?

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So tell me. What did the former guy do?

Ensured that with the help of Israel and to a lesser extent Yemen, they would try and contain Iran or at the very least not allow them to build nukes.

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Trump did a bang up job of handling this situation though, correct?

Yes, he did..that's why you have these peace deals between Israel and many ME nations, and yes Trump was leading and was the decision maker, Biden has no such ability, he seems to working under instructions.

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