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Fri Sep 20, 2019, 07:08 PM

US to deploy more troops to Saudi Arabia, UAE

Source: AP

The Pentagon says the U.S. will deploy additional troops and military equipment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to beef up security, as President Donald Trump has at least for now decided against any immediate military strike on Iran in response to the attack on the Saudi oil industry.

Defense Secretary Mark Esper says this is a first step, and he is not ruling out additional moves down the road. He says itís a response to requests from the Saudis and the UAE to help improve their air and missile defenses.

Esper and Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, say details of the deployments will be determined over the coming days.

Read more: https://apnews.com/586f4cd3b09c4d04ac70abdf92e772ce

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Reply US to deploy more troops to Saudi Arabia, UAE (Original post)
Mrs. Overall Sep 20 OP
dhol82 Sep 20 #1
elleng Sep 20 #2
Maxheader Sep 20 #3
Evolve Dammit Sep 20 #4
Maxheader Sep 21 #12
Evolve Dammit Sep 21 #22
IronLionZion Sep 21 #14
OldBaldy1701E Sep 22 #23
McKim Sep 22 #24
Iliyah Sep 20 #5
PatSeg Sep 21 #9
Farmer-Rick Sep 21 #15
PatSeg Sep 21 #18
Midnight Writer Sep 21 #10
PSPS Sep 20 #6
SergeStorms Sep 20 #7
Bayard Sep 20 #8
YOHABLO Sep 21 #11
modrepub Sep 21 #21
kimbutgar Sep 21 #13
Mountain Mule Sep 21 #16
Farmer-Rick Sep 21 #17
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dalton99a Sep 21 #19
Odoreida Sep 21 #20
prismpalette Sep 22 #25
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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Sep 20, 2019, 07:14 PM

1. Gee, that's what got Osama Bin Ladin all pissed off.

What could go wrong?

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Sep 20, 2019, 07:23 PM

2. Pentagon will deploy US forces to the Middle East after Iranian attack on Saudi Arabia oil facilitie

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Sep 20, 2019, 07:24 PM

3. Poor lettle rich oil kingdom...

Bombing the hell out of yemen...killing innocents to get at a few rebels..

And whining to stumpy that theys needing more security...

response to requests from the Saudis and the UAE to help improve their air and missile defenses.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Sep 20, 2019, 07:24 PM

4. Why are we (U.S.) still supporting this disgusting, horrific regime? It is beyond any rationality.

We no longer even need their oil. There is no excuse.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 07:27 AM

12. over 3000 people from 9 - 11



would agree with you...if they could...

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Response to Maxheader (Reply #12)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 03:44 PM

22. Yeah. And we attacked the wrong country based on total lies.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 09:10 AM

14. Trump puts America first by doing whatever the Saudis want

since they buy his apartments and give him lots of money. He brags about how much money Saudi Arabia give him.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 07:07 AM

23. Indeed...

Why are we playing both sides of the fence? We support the Arabs with equipment, we support the Israelis with 3 billion dollars a year. Both are pretty well off as far as their monetary situation, yet here we are. Americans are dying in the streets, American families are homeless, and we are giving 3 BILLION to a country that could care less about anything. We are giving arms and soldiers to a country that would turn on us the second we break the chains of oil consumption. We need to start worrying about our own before we start trying to save the rest of the world. (Yeah, like that will ever happen...)

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Response to OldBaldy1701E (Reply #23)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 08:53 AM

24. War is Good for Business

War is good for business, we sell arms to both sides, they fight it out, then they need more supplies, rinse and repeat!

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Sep 20, 2019, 07:34 PM

5. Is SA paying for it?

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 12:11 AM

9. They buy condos,

rent penthouse suites, and loan son-in-law money, so in a sense they paid for assistance.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 10:14 AM

15. AND they pay cash...to traitor Trump.

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Response to Farmer-Rick (Reply #15)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 11:00 AM

18. "What's not to like? I like them very much."

Once again, he has told us who and what he is all along.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 03:01 AM

10. We might as well make Eric Prince Secretary of War. He knows how to sell soldiers' lives.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Sep 20, 2019, 07:42 PM

6. While the young saudi men party in Riyadh like during the Kuwat fiasco.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Sep 20, 2019, 10:40 PM

7. Wag the dog, wag the dog, wag the dog.

Trump has to do something, ANYTHING, to change the story. Trump can't have this whistle blower story carry on for another week or longer. I fear for our Armed Forces personnel. Trump would have no qualms about sacrificing American lives to save his big butt. He sacrificed an entire political party, and he's well on his way to sacrificing our entire country, for his personal enrichment.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Sep 20, 2019, 11:53 PM

8. One more stupid, insane move....

Protecting the country that fostered the hate of 9/11 terrorists.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 03:18 AM

11. Saudi Arabia is ranked 3rd in military spending. Why do we have to put our soldiers at risk?

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Response to YOHABLO (Reply #11)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 01:17 PM

21. Deterrent and War Trigger

I'm sure the administration is thinking that the mere presence of US troops will discourage future attacks. If they do get them it's a perfect prelude to war with Iran. Of course we seem to have forgotten the mere presence of our troops was enough to enrage conservative Arab entities to attack us in the first place.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 08:02 AM

13. Irony we fighting a war for a Muslim country who sent hijackers on 9-11 to attack us

This country changed after 9-11 and the right wi gets started to hate Muslims now we will sacrifice American soldiers to fight a war so the idiot in the White House can win re election in 2020.

I am disgusted and grossed out.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 10:14 AM

16. Don't worry - the Saudi's will fight to the very last American



But I'm sure that Trump will get a sweetheart deal to build any number of properties in S.A. and other countries in the Middle East. After all, what's the use of having your very own mercenary army if you can't pull off crap like this?

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 10:19 AM

17. AP publishing another lie. Saying Traitor Trump has decided against immediate military response.

He decided to send more of our troops and more of our military equipment over to protect a bunch of feudal murderers.

That is an immediate military response.

Traitor Trump is protecting the scum who attacked us on 9/11. While the AP is trying to minimize it.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 12:15 PM

20. Our permanent bipartisan foreign policy of eternal warfare. n/t

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 03:55 PM

25. arms

So why do we have to put personnel there when they buy at least 110 billion dollars worth of arms yearly from the usa? THey buy more military hardware than any other country from the usa. So now we have to pimp out our soldiers to a country that seems to have mastered killing and dismemberment to the nth degree? Is American blood cheaper to spill or more expendable?

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 04:14 PM

26. May 1961 Kennedy sending special forces to Vietnam

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