Twitter Trashes Trump For Letting Saudis Buy Their Way Out Of Killing Journalists

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President Donald Trump once again tried to justify withdrawing American forces from Syria on Monday by claiming that Saudi Arabia is going to pay to rebuild the war-torn country, resulting in Twitter trashing Trump letting the Saudis buy their way out of being held accountable for murdering U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi.

Earlier in the morning, Trump attacked our allies and accused them of taking advantage of us in order to excuse his snap decision to abandon them in Syria as the fight against ISIS continues.

Trump claimed that our allies get military subsidies from the United States without giving anything in return. Of course, that tantrum was aimed at our NATO allies since Trump has yet to attack Saudi Arabia or Israel, nations that actually do receive billions of dollars of military subsidies.

And then Trump went on to claim that Saudi Arabia has allegedly agreed to fund the rebuilding of Syria, and used that a further justification of American withdrawal.

The problem is that Syria is allied with Iran, an enemy of Saudi Arabia, which is partly why the Saudis are waging war and causing a humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Syria could end up the same way, which would only make tensions with Iran worse.

Furthermore, it appears this is payment for Trump looking the other way after the Saudis brutally murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October.

At least that’s how most Americans see it based on the reaction on Twitter.

This agreement seriously appears to be nothing more than a transactional move designed to help Trump sell his surrender in Syria to the American people, all while making the situation in the Middle East worse by trusting the Saudis will actually rebuild Syria instead of treating it like it treats Yemen.

Trump is demonstrating that he is willing to let Saudi Arabia and any other nation commit atrocities as long as they pay him in some way. That not only makes Trump complicit with the murder of Khashoggi, but it also makes him complicit with any other crimes against humanity that he allows to go unpunished in exchange for cash. This is blood money, pure and simple. And it won’t do a damn thing to make America safer.


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