Our Friends, The House of Saud

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Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

Post by Hugh Akston » 07 Dec 2018, 10:50

That was pretty good.
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Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

Post by JasonL » 07 Dec 2018, 20:19

Agree

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Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

Post by Tuco » 09 Dec 2018, 07:40

Thanks for that, Nicole.

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Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

Post by Hugh Akston » 13 Dec 2018, 23:22

If Donald Trump can rouse Congress into actually defunding a pointless war in the Middle East, he truly will be the greatest president this nation has ever had.
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Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

Post by Pham Nuwen » 13 Dec 2018, 23:47

Hugh Akston wrote:
13 Dec 2018, 23:22
If Donald Trump can rouse Congress into actually defunding a pointless war in the Middle East, he truly will be the greatest president this nation has ever had.
You stop that! Right now!
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Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

Post by Aresen » 15 Jan 2019, 14:23

Saudi lobby group warns that Canada’s relations with Arab-Muslim world could suffer over asylum for teen
A Saudi Arabian lobby group in the United States is warning Canada that its relations with Arab-Muslim countries could suffer in the wake of the federal government’s decision to grant asylum to a Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse back home.

Eighteen-year-old Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun arrived at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport on Saturday, where she was personally greeted by Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland. Ms. Freeland then introduced the newcomer to TV cameras as a “brave new Canadian.”

Ms. al-Qunun had told authorities she feared her family would kill her if she returned to Saudi Arabia.

A source close to the Saudi government who was not permitted to speak publicly said they believed Ottawa’s actions will have a “negative” effect on Canada-Saudi relations.
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Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

Post by JD » 15 Jan 2019, 17:02

I only learned about this the other day: Back in 1977, Princess Mishaal was a member of the Saudi royal family, and she fell in love with a guy her family didn't approve of. Exact details are still unclear and probably always will be, but she was accused of adultery and was executed by a gunshot to the head at the age of 19, after which her lover was executed by beheading with a sword. It appears that the executions were less a matter of trial, conviction, and official execution than of the royal family killing the two people in a parking lot, and the Saudi government got seriously butthurt when a few years later a British docu-drama about the event aired. The more I read about the House of Saud, the less I think of Saudi Arabia as a modern nation-state and more as the Corleones with a budget of $300 billion.
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Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

Post by Hugh Akston » 15 Jan 2019, 17:59

Aresen wrote:
15 Jan 2019, 14:23
Saudi lobby group warns that Canada’s relations with Arab-Muslim world could suffer over asylum for teen
A Saudi Arabian lobby group in the United States is warning Canada that its relations with Arab-Muslim countries could suffer in the wake of the federal government’s decision to grant asylum to a Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse back home.

Eighteen-year-old Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun arrived at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport on Saturday, where she was personally greeted by Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland. Ms. Freeland then introduced the newcomer to TV cameras as a “brave new Canadian.”

Ms. al-Qunun had told authorities she feared her family would kill her if she returned to Saudi Arabia.

A source close to the Saudi government who was not permitted to speak publicly said they believed Ottawa’s actions will have a “negative” effect on Canada-Saudi relations.
Yeah but how badly will it affect relations, on a scale of 1 to bone-sawed?
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Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

Post by Aresen » 15 Jan 2019, 21:40

Hugh Akston wrote:
15 Jan 2019, 17:59
Yeah but how badly will it affect relations, on a scale of 1 to bone-sawed?
Right now, Canada-KSA relations are at the 'dissolved in battery acid' stage. Short of war, they can't get much worse. The Trudeau government keeps making noises about human rights and the KSA goes ballistic about it. In this, I am on the same side as son-of-useless.

(And, if it comes to war, we'll drop Celine Dion on them.)
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Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

Post by Tuco » 16 Jan 2019, 06:16

Aresen wrote:
15 Jan 2019, 21:40
(And, if it comes to war, we'll drop Celine Dion on them.)
You monsters.

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Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

Post by Mo » 16 Jan 2019, 06:19

Aresen wrote:
15 Jan 2019, 21:40
In this, I am on the same side as son-of-useless.
MBS or Trudeau?
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Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

Post by Aresen » 16 Jan 2019, 10:33

Mo wrote:
16 Jan 2019, 06:19
Aresen wrote:
15 Jan 2019, 21:40
In this, I am on the same side as son-of-useless.
MBS or Trudeau?
Trudeau the lesser.
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Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

Post by Aresen » 16 Jan 2019, 10:34

Tuco wrote:
16 Jan 2019, 06:16
Aresen wrote:
15 Jan 2019, 21:40
(And, if it comes to war, we'll drop Celine Dion on them.)
You monsters.
They should just be glad we no longer have the Bieberbomb.
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Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

Post by Kolohe » 16 Jan 2019, 15:11

Canadian content laws means you can acheive bieberish weapons potential within 3 months.
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Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

Post by Tuco » 17 Jan 2019, 06:19

Nickleback suddenly makes sense. Canada is wiley. And clever.

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Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

Post by Pham Nuwen » 17 Jan 2019, 22:57

Hidden Nickleback WMD's? Aggressive posturing of Bieber? Someone needs to reset the doomsday clock a little closer to midnight.
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Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

Post by Tuco » 18 Jan 2019, 06:02

I have not been able to sleep since Aresen let this cat out of the bag.

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Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

Post by Aresen » 18 Jan 2019, 10:39

We may be evil, but we're a polite kind of evil.
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Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

Post by Jasper » 18 Jan 2019, 10:48

Friendly, even.
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Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

Post by lunchstealer » 18 Jan 2019, 11:36

The maple dip doughnut of evil.
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Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

Post by Aresen » 18 Jan 2019, 15:10

lunchstealer wrote:
18 Jan 2019, 11:36
The maple dip doughnut of evil.
Evil. Not kinky.
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Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

Post by Mo » 19 Feb 2019, 12:38

Clearly, nothing could possibly go wrong by transferring sensitive nuclear tech to a moderately stable, religiously ultraconservative state where over 75% of the September 11 hijackers came from.

https://oversight.house.gov/news/press- ... efforts-to
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Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

Post by Hugh Akston » 19 Feb 2019, 15:27

The committee announced that it intends to launch an investigation into this matter "to determine whether the actions being pursued by the Trump administration are in the national security interests of the United States, or, rather, serve those who stand to gain financially as a result of this potential change in U.S. foreign policy."
I mean, it could be both of those things, where "national security interests" = "handys for friendly dictators".
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Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

Post by Mo » 19 Feb 2019, 16:13

I’m kinda curious what happens if Trump-Russia is a bust, but it turns out that Trump-KSA is the real inappropriate influence area. Seems like a rich well to hit in a campaign.
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Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

Post by Aresen » 19 Feb 2019, 16:19

Mo wrote:
19 Feb 2019, 16:13
I’m kinda curious what happens if Trump-Russia is a bust, but it turns out that Trump-KSA is the real inappropriate influence area. Seems like a rich well to hit in a campaign.
Wasn't there a lot of talk about Saudi influence on the Clintons in 2016?
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