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 Post subject: Re: Saudi Arabia
PostPosted: October 17 18, 7:04 am 
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The whole administration is indefensible on any grounds.

But nothing matters anymore so who gives a sh!t?


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 Post subject: Re: Saudi Arabia
PostPosted: October 17 18, 7:53 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Saudi Arabia
PostPosted: October 18 18, 9:38 am 
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Joe Shlabotnik wrote:
greenback44 wrote:


The whole administration is indefensible on any grounds.

But nothing matters anymore so who gives a sh!t?

If this mid term turns out the way I fear it will - with GOP still in control of house and senate - I won't be giving a [expletive] anymore. This is my Alamo. If it continues unchecked this way, this country is dead.

I will continue to care about the individual people around me. Maybe even my little town and the STL region, but F this place that would allow this traitorous criminal to carry on this way.


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 Post subject: Re: Saudi Arabia
PostPosted: October 18 18, 2:22 pm 
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https://deadspin.com/wwe-is-not-handlin ... 1829819920


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 Post subject: Re: Saudi Arabia
PostPosted: October 20 18, 9:56 pm 
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The New York Times has an article about the Saudis' interactions with the West. It gets pretty disgusting:
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After the country announced economic austerity measures in 2015 to offset low oil prices and control a widening budget gap, McKinsey & Company, the consulting firm, measured the public reception of those policies.

In a nine-page report, a copy of which was obtained by The Times, McKinsey found that the measures received twice as much coverage on Twitter than in the country’s traditional news media or blogs, and that negative sentiment far outweighed positive reactions on social media.

Three people were driving the conversation on Twitter, the firm found: the writer Khalid al-Alkami; Mr. Abdulaziz, the young dissident living in Canada; and an anonymous user who went by Ahmad.

After the report was issued, Mr. Alkami was arrested, the human rights group ALQST said. Mr. Abdulaziz said that Saudi government officials imprisoned two of his brothers and hacked his cellphone, an account supported by a researcher at Citizen Lab. Ahmad, the anonymous account, was shut down.

The MBA-speak was probably 'we have identified these levers of reputational risk to Saudi leadership", but as a practical matter some of the elites of the American workforce advanced their careers by throwing a couple of individuals to the wolves.


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 Post subject: Re: Saudi Arabia
PostPosted: October 22 18, 3:09 pm 
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These mofos dressed up a body double in Khashoggi's clothes after killing him and had him walk around town trying to make it look like he left alive.

Khashoggi Double Sent to Create False Trail in Turkey, Surveillance Images Suggest

So they sent a look alike in advance, along with a bone saw and a doctor specialized in autopsies, but want the world to believe he was killed in an innocent fist fight. The 15 man security team was just there for a chat that went south.

Why are we allied with these idiots again?


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 Post subject: Re: Saudi Arabia
PostPosted: October 22 18, 3:16 pm 
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Why are we allied with these idiots again?

To a surprising extent, it seems like the answer is that they fund a lot of DC.


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 Post subject: Re: Saudi Arabia
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 Post subject: Re: Saudi Arabia
PostPosted: November 13 18, 11:46 am 
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Trump team will sweep this under the rug too. Getting crowded under that rug


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 Post subject: Re: Saudi Arabia
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