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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Sanders blasts Saudi Arabia for suggesting US troops against ISIS. “I find it remarkable that Saudi Arabia, which borders Iraq and is controlled by a multi-billion dollar family, is demanding that U.S. combat troops have ‘boots on the ground’ against ISIS. Where are the Saudi troops?”

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) ripped Saudi Arabia Friday after the nation’s top diplomat suggested the U.S. would have to deploy ground troops to ultimately defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

“I find it remarkable that Saudi Arabia, which borders Iraq and is controlled by a multi-billion dollar family, is demanding that U.S. combat troops have ‘boots on the ground’ against ISIS. Where are the Saudi troops?” Sanders, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, said in a statement.

“With the third largest military budget in the world and an army far larger than ISIS, the Saudi government must accept its full responsibility for stability in their own region of the world,” he added.

The sharp words come the day after Prince Saud al-Faisal, the Saudi foreign minister, expressed concern that Iran’s military is increasing its support to Baghdad’s forces in the fight against the terror group, especially around the city of Tikrit.

"Tikrit is a prime example of what we are worried about," the prince through an interpreter said during a joint press conference with Secretary of State John Kerry in Riyadh, the country’s capital. "Iran is taking over the country."

The diplomat urged the U.S.-led international coalition to take the “necessary military means to fight this challenge on the ground.”

Sanders flatly rejected the notion that America must lead the vanguard against ISIS.

Source:http://thehill.com/policy/defense/234907-sanders-blast-saudi-arabia-for-suggesting-us-troops-against-isis

8 comments:

  1. The allegation that ISIS is being armed, trained and otherwise facilitated by the US and its allies (including Israel) is not without evidence. Perhaps the Saudis are aware of this and have drawn the proper conclusions.

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  2. GOOD for Sanders ..... tell those soft, effeminate,"princes" to get REAL swords and go to battle.

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  3. Same old double standard at work. If Israel can demand US troops without being criticized, why can't Saudi Arabia do the same?

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  4. NEWS FLASH ---- second "source"
    http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20150307/1019201301.html
    Will NOT be on CBSNBCABCFOXCNN

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  5. isis = mossad cia saudi psychotic terror inc waking up anytime soon walking zombies ? i doubt it very much morons, what a fucking joke on the idiot population of fools

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  6. "2000 lashes for the infidel!! Sanders!"

    Alzheimer victim/Saudi King Solomon...er "Salman".

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  7. Why does the Saudi regime never criticize Israel? I'll tell you why: read your last sentence....

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  8. Bernie makes sense, again.

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