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Republican Senator Vows to Block Arms Sales to Gulf Monarchies

Republican Senator and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Bob Corker said on Monday that he would block the sale of arms to members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) until the current dispute with Qatar was resolved. “All countries in the region need to do more to combat terrorism, but recent disputes among…

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U.S. Authorizes $12 Billion Arms Deal with Qatar

Just days after condemning the Gulf monarchy for its ties to terrorism, the Trump administration on Wednesday inked a deal with Qatar for three dozen American fighter jets, valued at $12 billion. “We are pleased to announce today the signing of the letter of offer and acceptance for the purchase of the F-15QA fighter jets,…

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Senate Kills Bill That Would Halt Saudi Arms Deals

The Senate voted to support a sale of $510 million in precision-guided munitions to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, defeating a resolution to block the deal in a narrow 47-to-53 vote. The bipartisan resolution was introduced by Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy, both of whom also backed a similar…

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Trump Skips Saudis in “Anti-Terror” Sweep

The Washington Post in its recent article, “Trump orders ISIS plan, talks with Putin and gives Bannon national security role,” attempts to portray US President Donald Trump’s recent moves as “anti-terror” in nature. In particular, the Washington Post states: President Trump on Saturday ordered the Pentagon to devise a strategy to defeat the Islamic State…

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Intelligence Report Reveals US Urged Saddam Hussein to Attack Syria

by Darius Shahtahmasebi Despite what even some alternative media commentators might argue, the Syrian war is about oil, gas, and money. A secret 1983 intelligence report has confirmed that America’s distaste for the Assad family in Syria has always revolved around pipeline disputes — and this alone has given the U.S. cause to go to war with…

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