Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Trump to Saudi Arabia: "Kill Whomever You Wish, as Long as You Buy Our Jets."

The Turkish government has told U.S. officials that it has audio and video recordings that prove Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul this month, according to U.S. and Turkish officials.

The recordings show that a Saudi security team detained Khashoggi in the consulate after he walked in Oct. 2 to obtain an official document before his upcoming wedding, then killed him and dismembered his body, the officials said.
Trump as much said that he'll give the Saudis a pass on this.
“I don’t like stopping massive amounts of money that’s been pouring into our country. They are spending 110 billion on military equipment,” Trump said, referring to proposed sales announced in May 2017 when he went to Saudi Arabia in the first overseas trip of his presidency.
One could argue, I guess, that only proves that Trump is a very expensive whore, which is no surprise. It wouldn't have taken the arms deal; the Saudis know that all they have to do is engage in some oleaginous flattery to fluff up Trump's ego and he's their man.

The Khashoggi murder is a further sign that the Saudis are a little bit whacko. Earlier this year, they virtually broke diplomatic relations with Canada over a single tweet. Now, businesses and even lobbyists are starting to question if taking Saudi gelt is worth the stench.

But as long as there is both money and flattery being offered, Trump has no sense of smell.

3 comments:

JFM said...

Your title should have ended "And it's nobody who owes me money."

3383 said...

At the very least, someone should read Proverbs 17:28 to Trump.

Comrade Misfit said...

JFM, people don't owe Trump money. He owes other people money. One of the reasons that he's so far in bed with the Russians is that they're the only ones left who were bankrolling him (and Jared).