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Fri Nov 23, 2018, 10:05 AM

Will Trump give the Saudis the"BOMB"?

Saudis Want a U.S. Nuclear Deal. Can They Be Trusted Not to Build a Bomb?

By David E. Sanger and William J. Broad
Nov. 22, 2018


WASHINGTON — Before Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, was implicated by the C.I.A. in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, American intelligence agencies were trying to solve a separate mystery: Was the prince laying the groundwork for building an atomic bomb?

The 33-year-old heir to the Saudi throne had been overseeing a negotiation with the Energy Department and the State Department to get the United States to sell designs for nuclear power plants to the kingdom. The deal was worth upward of $80 billion, depending on how many plants Saudi Arabia decided to build.

But there is a hitch: Saudi Arabia insists on producing its own nuclear fuel, even though it could buy it more cheaply abroad, according to American and Saudi officials familiar with the negotiations. That raised concerns in Washington that the Saudis could divert their fuel into a covert weapons project — exactly what the United States and its allies feared Iran was doing before it reached the 2015 nuclear accord, which President Trump has since abandoned.

Prince Mohammed set off alarms when he declared earlier this year, in the midst of the negotiation, that if Iran, Saudi Arabia’s fiercest rival, “developed a nuclear bomb, we will follow suit as soon as possible.” His negotiators stirred more worries by telling the Trump administration that Saudi Arabia would refuse to sign an agreement that would allow United Nations inspectors to look anywhere in the country for signs that the Saudis might be working on a bomb, American officials said.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/22/world/middleeast/saudi-arabia-nuclear.html

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Cattledog Nov 23 OP
dalton99a Nov 23 #1
world wide wally Nov 23 #3
spanone Nov 23 #2
Historic NY Nov 23 #4
Snarkoleptic Nov 23 #5
beachbum bob Nov 23 #6
marble falls Nov 23 #7
DetroitLegalBeagle Nov 23 #8
duforsure Nov 23 #9

Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2018, 10:08 AM

1. So their next 9/11 on us will be nuclear

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 23, 2018, 10:15 AM

3. But think of all the money we will make!

Trump's America 2018

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2018, 10:09 AM

2. yes, if the price is right.

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2018, 10:22 AM

4. No to nukes...

Would you trust the leader of a country so offended by the press reports of one of its citizens, that he lead a collective plot with his henchman to kill this person? Or would you trust the person defending him to say maybe he did or maybe he wasn't involved. Who would you trust?

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2018, 10:29 AM

5. Here's an epic, must-read Twitter thread that breaks down Trump's motivation-

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2018, 10:32 AM

6. Israel won't let it happen...

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2018, 10:49 AM

7. And these are our allies???

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2018, 11:54 AM

8. They are already "have" them

Via Pakistan. Saudi money funded Pakistans nuclear weapons program. The Saudis already have a delivery system in place.

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2018, 12:11 PM

9. Yes he will try to

And for an under the table personal deal for himself. He and his family have been selling policies before and after he got into office I'd bet.

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