Trump’s soldiers for propping up Saudi dictatorship


This 29 June 2019 video says about itself:

Donald Trump says the Saudi crown prince is doing a ‘spectacular job’

Donald Trump has praised Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, saying he is doing a ‘spectacular job’ as the pair met on the sidelines of the G20 summit. Trump ignored questions from the media about whether he would raise the journalist’ [Khashoggi]s death during his working breakfast with the prince.

From daily The Independent in Britain, 19 July 2019:

Satellite images ‘show US military buildup in Saudi Arabia’ amid Iran tensions

Up to 500 soldiers to be deployed to airbase east of Riyadh

By Harry Cockburn

The United States is preparing to send hundreds of troops to Saudi Arabia where satellite images appear to show a build up of American forces on the ground.

Up to 500 soldiers are to be sent to the Prince Sultan Airbase in the desert to the east of the capital Riyadh, two officials told CNN, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Preparations are also reportedly underway for a large missile installation from which Patriot surface-to-air missiles can be launched …

The moves would likely strengthen the US’ controversial relationship with Saudi Arabia, while also responding to rising tensions with Iran which escalated dramatically in recent months. …

The Trump administration has long sought to base troops in the remote region, but the decision to send them to Saudi Arabia comes amid outrage over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. A United Nations report concluded his death at the Saudi embassy in Istanbul was “an extrajudicial execution” sanctioned [by] Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

The Trump administration has also been criticised for its response to the murder.

‘USA FIRST’ TRUMP SPEECH SENT TO GULF FOR VETTING Tom Barrack, a longtime friend and informal adviser to President Donald Trump, worked to modify a major 2016 energy speech by then-candidate Trump to be more pro-[Saudi and similar regimes in the]Middle East, according to a new report released by Democrats on the House Oversight Committee.  [HuffPost]

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