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Response to Squinch (Reply #4)

Sun May 21, 2017, 03:46 PM

5. No intent to make them equivalent

Forgive me if I lent any credibility to the "all sides do it" theme.

At the risk of undermining that statement, it should be noted that the Obama administration has sold weapons to Saudi Arabia through most of his years in office. They reneged in late 2016 based on concerns of their use in Yemen but their have been plenty of weapons flowing for years.

It speaks to the point that we consider them an ally despite their behavior that should preclude it. Oil is the only reason. We kiss their ass and sell them weapons to keep it flowing.

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