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1 min ago, JimG said:

Not having an Islamist sympathizing POTUS makes a make difference

I would cross out the word sympathizing to make your post more correct.

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2 hours ago, dena said:

I wonder how many pallets of cash it cost us?

None, the tariffs on Turkish metals and other products into the States was a heavy cost. Toss in the murder of an American passport holder and Erodogan relented. 

 

Interesting, as it was happening, this was breaking news on Fox. On MSNBC, after flipping back and forth, did not even mention the release. Give it is a WIN for Trump, no shock. 

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Obama was too busy getting the military deserter, and fellow muslim sympathizer Bowe Bergdahl released and pardoned, to worry about a Christian Parson.

 

 

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3 hours ago, tomkaz said:

None, the tariffs on Turkish metals and other products into the States was a heavy cost. Toss in the murder of an American passport holder and Erodogan relented. 

 

Interesting, as it was happening, this was breaking news on Fox. On MSNBC, after flipping back and forth, did not even mention the release. Give it is a WIN for Trump, no shock. 

When Trump talked at a recent rally about Obama giving pallets of cash to the Iranians, Trump said 'I asked 'them', Can a President do that?' I assume he meant he asked some of his advisors, or lawyers...The answer is no, a President can't, and Trump knows it.

Too bad Obama didn't know, he might get jammed for it when the next AG gets the reins.

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6 hours ago, zybathegeek said:

Cost us nothing more than a condemnation of the House of Saud over the Kashoggi affair.

 

That literally never happened. 

 

trump said he was not happy, but the arms deal is still going ahead. 

 

Trump announces Jamal Khashoggi investigation but says he won't halt Saudi arms sales

 

but yes, trump has a backbone - as he showed in Helsinki, when he bent over for putin,  it’s made of rubber. :th:

 

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, JimG said:

Not having an Islamist sympathizing POTUS makes a make difference

 

Yes, just ask Osama Bin Ladin and Colonel Ghaddafi, it made a huge difference to them :th: 

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msn.com
 

Trump condemns Saudi writer's disappearance

2 days ago
4-5 minutes

US President Donald Trump has condemned the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

 

Hatice Cengiz, fiancée of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, waits outside the Istanbul consulate, 3 October 2018: Hatice Cengiz waited outside the consulate for her fiancé

© AFP Hatice Cengiz waited outside the consulate for her fiancé

 

Mr Trump told reporters the situation was "serious" and that he wanted to invite Mr Khashoggi's fiancée, Hatice Cengiz, to the White House.

 

Mr Khashoggi, a US resident and critic of the Saudi monarchy, entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October and has not been seen since.

Turkish authorities say Mr Khashoggi was killed. Saudi Arabia denies this.

 

Mr Trump said he wanted to "get to the bottom" of the case, adding: "We cannot let this happen to reporters, to anybody."

 

The White House said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and senior officials had spoken with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman on Tuesday and asked for more details about the situation.

 

Earlier, Turkish media outlets published CCTV footage which they say shows evidence of a plot linked to Mr Khashoggi's disappearance.

 

It shows purported Saudi intelligence officers entering and leaving Turkey via Istanbul airport.

What else does the video show?

Broadcast by Turkey's TRT World channel and apparently garnered from security cameras, the footage shows vehicles driving up to the consulate, including black vans thought to be central to inquiries.

 

Groups of Saudi men are seen entering Turkey via Istanbul airport, checking in at hotels and later leaving the country.

 

Turkish investigators are looking into two Saudi Gulfstream jets that landed at the airport on 2 October. The video shows aircraft waiting on the tarmac.

 

Mr Khashoggi was visiting the consulate to finalise his divorce so he could marry Ms Cengiz.

 

He is seen on the video entering the consulate. His fiancée waits outside.

 

Turkey's Sabah newspaper reports that it has identified 15 members of an intelligence team it says was involved in the Saudi's disappearance. Among them was a forensics expert, it says.

 

The BBC's Mark Lowen says one of the men was once posted to London.

 

Turkey says it will conduct a search of the Istanbul consulate, while Saudi Arabia's foreign ministry said the country was "open to co-operation" and a search of the building could go ahead.

Who is Jamal Khashoggi?

A critic of the crown prince, Mr Khashoggi was living in self-imposed exile in the US and writing opinion pieces for the Washington Post before his disappearance.

 

A former editor of the al-Watan newspaper, he was for years seen as close to the Saudi royal family. He served as an adviser to senior Saudi officials.

 

But after several of his friends were arrested, his column was cancelled by the al-Hayat newspaper and he was allegedly warned to stop tweeting, Mr Khashoggi left Saudi Arabia for the US.

 

Maps showing the location of the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and the Saudi consul's residence: Diplomatic vehicles were seen entering the consulate and driving to the Saudi consul's residence shortly after Mr Khashoggi's arrival © BBC Diplomatic vehicles were seen entering the consulate and driving to the Saudi consul's residence shortly after Mr Khashoggi's arrival

 

Last week, the crown prince told Bloomberg News that his government was "very keen to know what happened to him", and that Mr Khashoggi had left "after a few minutes or one hour".

How has Khashoggi's fiancée reacted?

Hatice Cengiz has appealed to the US for help in an emotional article in the Washington Post.

"Jamal is a valuable person, an exemplary thinker and a courageous man who has been fighting for his principles. I don't know how I can keep living if he was abducted or killed in Turkey," she wrote.

 

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7 hours ago, Aquacide said:

 

That literally never happened. 

 

trump said he was not happy, but the arms deal is still going ahead. 

 

 

 

 

but yes, trump has a backbone - as he showed in Helsinki, when he bent over for putin,  it’s made of rubber. :th:

 

 

 

 

Its so evident that the 11/8/16 butt rash is still affecting you........get some help for that !

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