OT - Saudi Arabia

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Submitted by FlyerInHi on October 22, 2018 - 5:08pm

Saudi Arabia proves that having money in the stock market and lobbying Washington does buy influence. I always believe in the power of money.

Submitted by spdrun on October 22, 2018 - 5:59pm.

Here's hoping that this is the straw that breaks the camel's (hah!) back and we come down on them like a ton of bricks. The short-term economic pain would be well worth the gain of not needing to support a parasite state in the Middle East militarily.

Submitted by moneymaker on October 22, 2018 - 8:23pm.

As much as I hate what Saudi Arabia did, if we piss them off and they do a 70's era oil embargo it could send us right into a recession. We all know they are lying but I think we need to press them for the body to prove it. It's kinda like China, in that we probably need them more than they need us.

Submitted by spdrun on October 22, 2018 - 8:31pm.

Good. Let them embargo us. It might be just the slap in the face the US needs to start running away from fossil fools, and moving to an all electric economy powered by renewables and nuclear. The prospect of being stuck at home, freezing in the dark might just get the anti-science types to soften their stance on nuclear power.

Short-term pain for long-term gain and profit.

Submitted by The-Shoveler on October 23, 2018 - 8:21am.

I am not sure why the USA has to take the lead on this, seems more an issue for the UN (or maybe Turkey should take it up at the UN).

Technically he was a Saudi on Saudi soil (correct me if I am wrong).

Submitted by FlyerInHi on October 23, 2018 - 9:40am.

Because we are rhe shining city on the hill? We uphold human rights?

Submitted by pencilneck on October 23, 2018 - 3:14pm.

“This murder might have been committed at a consulate building which may be considered Saudi Arabian land, but it rests within the borders of Turkey,” Mr. Erdogan said, adding that international agreements on the status of consular property “cannot allow the investigation of this murder to be concealed behind the armor of immunity.”

New York Times

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