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JoeBitem 24 points ago

Because when you sell them planes part of the deal was teaching them how to fly them.

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gawd-emperor 20 points ago

Bad deal. Sell them planes and have them train the pilots in their own bases

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loveandchill 16 points ago

Yup. Give them the instruction manual and let em figure it out. If they can't, oh well.

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deleteme123 3 points ago

Training is a sale.

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Shayhawk 1 point ago

We'd be able to sell them a lot more planes this way too!

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Kaseiopeia38 16 points ago

Why exactly did we sell them planes?
Did we learn nothing from training and arming the mujahideen? They will only betray us and kill us.

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OhLollyLollyPop 17 points ago

They pay a lot... military industrial complex and their ex-military lobbyists.

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racecar 1 point ago

Military industrial university complex

Your university does the research

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PinkPlacenta 12 points ago (edited)

Puts pressure on Iran. Iran's major port and naval base is Bandar Abbas in the Strait of Hormuz. It will be extremely difficult to control the Persian Gulf, Strait, and Gulf of Oman without Saudi Arabia.

We have Iraq and Turkey on Iran's western border and Afghanistan to the east. If things ever cook off with Iran, SA gives us an almost full encirclement of Iran forcing them into a 3-front war, as well as starving them by destroying their navy and blockading trade ports. Full on siege mode. In fact I almost suspect the reason we're still in those areas is for this specific reason.

UAE is also important for launching land-based strikes into Iran, and it would be difficult to hold/supply if we had to fend of Saudi Arabia to the west.

SA is probably our shittiest "ally," but the strategic importance is just too great. If we want to hurt Iran economically with embargoes and sanctions, it is much easier to do with SA.

Yes it sucks massive donkey balls but our doctrine is fairly...."proactive"....when it comes to dealing with potential trouble spots.

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deleteme123 14 points ago (edited)

USA needs to spend less on disabling Iran and spend more on enabling America.

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meemee 8 points ago

america first

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KnobGoblin 7 points ago

No no they won’t the saudis have one of the most inept militaries in the world but some of the deepest pockets.

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AerialRush 2 points ago

Because global corporate profit is more important than the peace and safety of Americans.

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malthrax 10 points ago

We can teach them to fly in Riyadh

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JoeBitem 2 points ago

I agree

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Kek_Johnson 9 points ago

Unfortunately our monetary system got fucked by having to go off the gold standard and onto a petrodollar fiat private banking money system adopted by Nixon, Kissenger, FDR, Woodrow Wilson, Federal Reserve and Saudi Arabia. Sounds strange but check it out.

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Tallsie 1 point ago

Going back to the gold standard and having a hard currency would work out great for people currently not in debt that own physical assets. For everyone riding the debt train, it would be very bumpy

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NYRealEstateKing 8 points ago

That

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KnobGoblin 2 points ago

Or why are we training the here? Do they not have planes and airports

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bouki 2 points ago

Exactly...

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Kerby74 2 points ago

This..WHY are we training any???

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rtdanon 2 points ago

Ive seen a horse fly I've seen a dragon fly I've seen a house fly

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Reev_Jax 1 point ago

I mean I understand why we do it, pretty much any country who buys shit from us gets trained to use it. It also makes sense why we do it at our bases as that is where all the resources are.

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carbonsteel 27 points ago

Finally something that makes sense

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LittleBlackKat 22 points ago

Thank you. Let them fly carpets

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bubblegummy 8 points ago

Lol. Top kek

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Wireslinger 15 points ago

The saudis were also doing helicopter training in the desert the night of the Las Vegas shootings. Saudi national guard. Look it up if you dont believe me.

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StarGirl 10 points ago

Why don't you just link it instead?

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FatDickNick 9 points ago

Look it up where?

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SuperMechaDon 15 points ago

But it was so cost effective what with them not needing to be trained how to land...

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MAGA-licious 10 points ago

US military suspends training non Americans on US soil in every capacity.

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Kaseiopeia38 10 points ago

Get the fuck out of our country!

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FatDickNick 10 points ago

Should've never been done to begin with.

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OhLollyLollyPop 4 points ago

We could train them there.

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minotaurbeach 9 points ago

Good! And, BTW, foreign solders on our military base? Who The Fck came up with woke crp like this!

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AsscreamKing1 8 points ago

WTF!!! Gee... that's just now occurring to Navy Intell, ... the "Swamp" is in every nook and cranny of our great country. Stay frosty my Patriots.

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OhLollyLollyPop 8 points ago

852 Saudi Military is what Fox Business is now reporting.

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US-Pilly 4 points ago

Hell yeah. Report and deport ALL

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lavendarlady 7 points ago

How was he able to have a gun when our own troops were disarmed? They were made to be sitting ducks by our own Military. An End to disarming our soldiers on their bases!.

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Steved4SH 7 points ago

What happened to the others who were spotted filming the attack as well as the 10 or so missing students?

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Business_Antelope 6 points ago

send them back

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Hexagon 6 points ago

Some really stupid people in our government. It truly is astounding.

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SJBHamilton 6 points ago

Wow ! What a concept ! 18 years after 911 !

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truenationalist 6 points ago

How about deporting all Saudi students and never letting any back in? For that matter, deport basically all of these foreigners.

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12hotBrb 6 points ago

Finally. Now OUT OUT OUT!

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FarmerPepe 5 points ago

Send them back.

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New_Guy_1 5 points ago

No reason for any of them to be in the U.S. then, is there? When are they leaving?

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bubblegummy 4 points ago

Good? sending them back is even better.

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Jojomrjojo 4 points ago

It's about damn time.

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StarGirl 3 points ago

reeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

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foreverpatriot 3 points ago

Good! I am also pissed that our President was so quick to defend the Saudis. Rare misstep for 45.

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PaigeAshley 3 points ago

Yes! Yes! YES!!!!!

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arade1ormari 2 points ago

come to think of it. they've never landed a plane in their lives.

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Lurker32 2 points ago (edited)

Hallelujah! Some sanity !

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habanero 2 points ago

The fuck are we training them for? 9/11/2021?

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swichy99 1 point ago

Awesome, now what’s the status of the 10 or so that they were still looking for? ?

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DandWemdL 1 point ago

Now kick them the fuck out of the USA.

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DarkRiver 1 point ago

Suspend??? Cancel that program and send them packing

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AIneOig8e 1 point ago

I hope this eventually translates to the borders.

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Deathfromafar420 1 point ago

So the whole supposed reason for TSA manhandling my jewels when I fly is because of Muslim extremists who took supposed flight training in the Florida, and then supposedly scored 3 out of five direct hits. and now were training hundreds of the same Muslim flight trainees now in florida.......... for what? 9_11 was an inside job.

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MooCogBinehed 1 point ago

That should have been done in Sept 2001!

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MackeF0X 1 point ago

What the hell? THREE HUNDREN SAUDI FLIGHT STUDENTS? IS THIS REAL LIFE?

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EowynOfRohan 1 point ago

I am the 1000th up vote on this. I wish I had 1000 more up votes to give!

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vyvexn 1 point ago

Why were they getting flight training to begin with?

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mattman50 1 point ago

Why does the guy look like Borat and Mr Bean had an angry baby?

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wideawake 1 point ago

It’s about fucking time.

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DreddPirateDonald 1 point ago

Saudis did 9/11. We should have flattened that country instead of Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Aaron_maga 1 point ago

Rookie numbers, gotta pump those figures up.

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Baby_yoda_daddy 1 point ago

I heard a O6 say that this type of action is wrong. The military has been destroyed

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MarySmith -6 points ago (edited)

Here is the deal with this one. This Saudi Air Force Officer, who yes, is a Muslim of course, was totes disrespected by civilian contractor flight instructor who referred to him by a filthy nickname, Porn Stache. Not all muslim are murderous or we would have so many problems. I myself have been disrespected in similar manner, and I was on board branding this a terrorist act, but this time only, I think it was a "workplace" situation. The Saudi shooter had actually attempted to address it through the channels before he acted out. Of course his fellow Saudi's knew it was happening, who else would he vent to? I think that an easily presumed religious Muslim man was disrespected seriously, but if he had a beef maybe he should have waited for the instructor to call him a filthy nickname again, and vented his anger at the idiots mouth. Now then, we know about the active Saudi flight program and can shut it down and finally, fire that civiliian instructor with the filthy mouth while we are at it.

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malthrax 13 points ago

being called "porn stache" is not grounds to go on a fucking shooting spree, no matter what your goat-fucking child-raping middle-east retard-in-a-cave prophet's "holy book" of shit-stains and grease-prints tells you.

also, Fuck Islam.

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MarySmith -7 points ago

It is okay to use the broad brush to paint every member of a group, but you know that is as bigoted as what the Maoist left are doing with non Maoists. I actually understand something here, the information out there is the Saudi went to channels to address it. Having the ability to reflect on information from all angles is sure fire game winning tactic. Being more bigoted and assuming/consuming all things as black or white in a mass inferno of uneducated rage wastes ammo, repels allies, and frags friends.

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MarySmith 3 points ago

Agreed.

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CovfefeAndDoughnuts 3 points ago

“You made me hurt you” - two things that children and PSYCHOPATHS say when they attack their victims. So which one is Porn Stache. You are a concern troll

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MarySmith 1 point ago

You done with your li'l freakout? I will blame your lousy take on a couple of things. Too much caffeivfe, and applying for a mod job? In the case of the former lay off the covfefe, in the case of the latter, you coming on too strong. Where was I not 100% Based 4 Trump and riffing off commietard behaviors and their bizarre leader, Hellary Queen Zombeh. Everything is so sublimely absurd these days, why not "your take" as well.

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poorly_educated_13 7 points ago

You can't be serious.

If this guy was so delicate that he could not handle an insult from the American military without murdering his classmates, then you just spelled out exactly why he should never have been here in the first place.

What do you think people are going to do?? Just say, "oh gosh, we're so sorry, yes, we can see why he thought it was totally right to shoot American soldiers to pieces. They were rude to him and it was their fault because this guy could not be expected to tolerate that."

You Have Got To Be Kidding

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CovfefeAndDoughnuts 3 points ago

So that’s an excuse to kill people. Concern troll

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MarySmith 0 points ago

Don't be a distorting clown and lay off the covfefe, or is it meth?

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MarySmith -4 points ago (edited)

Warning, I can take any side in debate, because neutral, information based. Make that, Info BASED. Not emotion (like cringey leftards). Not even kidding. You might be reframing what I said because your fault line reactionary impulse, flame troll or real, is skewed. Much like the Saudi even. Weird, that. Not my fault you do not identify with either deeply held religious righteousness (it is not my issue how you interpret it) and propensity to violence. That being said, this guy was triggered more than any church killer or Santa Barbara Incel.

Are You A Cuck? Stand down, clown.

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CovfefeAndDoughnuts 1 point ago

This is a never ending trump rally that is 100% pro Trump. Go back to Reddit if you want to debate.

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AerialRush 4 points ago

One bad apple ruins the bunch, out they go, they’ve proven they cannot be trusted.

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MarySmith 0 points ago

Agreed.