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So the government just figured out what we have known from day 1.
Shooting was terror related.
Now we are going to expel 21 Saudi nationals from pilot training.
Too late for the dead sailors.
Why don't the Saudi's just train their own damn pilots?
It's not like they use them, every time there is a conflict over there they call in the US Navy and Air Force.
https://www.foxnews.com/us/saudi-nationals-to-be-expelled-from-us-source-says
 

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Because that was part of the sale deal............our jet makers want the millions of dollars in sales, the government helps by throwing in some training.
 
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"We all know Saudi Arabia is not our friend."

To the contrary. State Department spokeshole tonight stated, in response to the expulsion of the flight students, that the Saudi's are our friends and ally's. Nothing's changed since George Bush use to hold hands with the Saudi king in post-9/11 photo shoots to signify what "real pals" they were.
 

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You can't speak of "Saudi Arabia" in monolithic terms.

There are vast numbers of U.S. educated Saudis who are largely pro-US. Most of the Royal Family, and there are some 25,000 male members alone, understand that they need the US and are more or less pro-US, but there are dissident family members as well. However, the bulk of the population are no smarter than our fellow Americans and, like almost fifty percent of our fellow Americans, they are bombarded with propaganda by a dishonest, slandering media, pushing a narrative about how the US manipulates "the system" to oppress Arabs, Muslims etc. They are virtually Democrats, just with a different set of nonsense.

Saudi Arabia may be full of barstewards, but they are our barstewards, more or less, and the Kingdom has played an important counterbalance to Iran and the Shiite Crescent. It looks like change may be afoot in Iran, in large part due to the President standing up to the mullahs. If that leads to moderation in Iran, the President may, in his second term, shake things up in Riyadh as well.
 
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