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Fri Jun 7, 2019, 03:01 PM

Trump Allows High-Tech U.S. Bomb Parts to Be Built in Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON — When the Trump administration declared an emergency last month and fast-tracked the sale of more American arms to Saudi Arabia, it did more than anger members of Congress who opposed the sale on humanitarian grounds.

It also raised concerns that the Saudis could gain access to technology that would let them produce their own versions of American precision-guided bombs — weapons they have used in strikes on civilians since they began fighting a war in Yemen four years ago.

The emergency authorization allows Raytheon Company, a top American defense firm, to team with the Saudis to build high-tech bomb parts in Saudi Arabia. That provision, which has not been previously reported, is part of a broad package of information the administration released this week to Congress.

The move grants Raytheon and the Saudis sweeping permission to begin assembling the control systems, guidance electronics and circuit cards that are essential to the company’s Paveway smart bombs. The United States has closely guarded such technology for national security reasons.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/trump-allows-high-tech-us-bomb-parts-to-be-built-in-saudi-arabia/ar-AACxbFO?li=BBnb7Kz

What could go wrong?

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 7 OP
spanone Jun 7 #1
CrispyQ Jun 7 #4
Hekate Jun 7 #2
spanone Jun 7 #3
C_U_L8R Jun 7 #5
Wellstone ruled Jun 7 #6
NCjack Jun 7 #7

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 03:01 PM

1. he is more dangerous than the bombs themselves.

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Response to spanone (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 03:06 PM

4. This.

And the GOP Congress is AWOL.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 03:03 PM

2. I feel like Uncle Sam has had a lobotomy

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 03:05 PM

3. the dictator has dictated.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 03:09 PM

5. Teaching Saudis to make bombs.

What could go wrong? Gadzooks, Trump is a complete moron.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 03:50 PM

6. This is serious stuff.

What program did the Saudi Government buy? Never forget,this Company was the General contractor for the Cluster Bomb's. This is some scary Shit. Names to watch,Honeywell,Moog,and IBM as well as Progress Castings. If these names pop,then it is Bomb's.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 04:28 PM

7. Trump helps Saudi beat their swords into nuclear bombs. Trump's policy

is wrong headed. Sen. Mitch McConnell: you are they only person in position to stop this. That makes you also culpable. When the DEMs have to clean up this mess, I hope he goes to prison.

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