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    US investigating whether Saudi Arabia gave third parties American-made weapons: repor

    Saudi Arabia and its coalition gave al Qaeda, Salafi militias and other factions in Yemen weapons that were produced by the United States, CNN reported Monday.


    The weapons have also reportedly been captured by Iranian-backed rebels groups fighting the coalition in Yemen, meaning they may be reverse-engineered for intelligence.


    A Department of Defense official confirmed to CNN that the U.S. is investigating the issue, as transferring military equipment to a third party would violate U.S.-Saudi coalition arms agreements.

    Local commanders and analysts told CNN during its investigation that the Saudis and the United Arab Emirates use weapons given to the them by the U.S. as currency to buy off factions and militias in the Yemeni conflict.




    In the aftermath of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi embassy in Istanbul, the U.S.'s role in the Saudi-led war in Yemen has been under increased scrutiny.


    Many lawmakers believe that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the murder, and do not support the current administration's assistance to the Saudi Arabia in the war against Yemen because of that alleged involvement.


    The Senate voted 56-41 in December to pass a resolution that would withdraw U.S. forces in or “affecting” Yemen, except troops fighting al Qaeda and associated forces.


    However, the then-Republican controlled House blocked Yemen war powers resolutions from coming to the floor for a vote.


    In the new Congress, it is expected that lawmakers will once again push Trump to change the administration's policy toward Saudi Arabia.


    Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) told The Hill on Wednesday that he expects the resolution on the House floor in the next month.


    "This will be the first time in the history of this country since 1973 that we will successfully pass a war powers resolution through the Senate and through the House," Khanna said.


    Trump is unlikely to sign the war powers measure into law, given that he threatened to veto the Senate bill last year.


    The Trump administration did end its mid-air refueling support of Saudi-led coalition aircraft in November.


    https://thehill.com/policy/defense/4...n-made-weapons

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    Investigate, investigate, but the show (bombing) must go on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    Investigate, investigate, but the show (bombing) must go on...
    .....and the perpetual empire expanded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Saudi Arabia and its coalition gave
    Delivered from 10,000m ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Saudi Arabia and its coalition gave al Qaeda, Salafi militias and other factions in Yemen weapons that were produced by the United States
    Although illegal, no surprise to anyone involved in the bombs n bullets industry. Russian and Chinese weapons find their way into the hands of "adversary" proxy militias. All part of the killing mentality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    All part of the killing mentality.
    All part of the military-industrial complex that runs the show.

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    I'm sure the Saudis honour their obligations, so it's one big misunderstanding.

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    Saudi Arabia to host G20 Leaders' Summit in November 2020: SPA news agency

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will host the 15th annual G20 Leaders’ Summit on November 21 and 22, 2020 in its capital Riyadh, Saudi press agency (SPA) said on Wednesday.

    “Saudi Arabia is fully committed to the G20’s objectives and to the stability and prosperity of the international economic system,” the agency said.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-g...+World+News%29

    (we are sorry, all embassies will be closed during the summit)

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    The Saudis would not knowingly give Al Qaeda weapons, they'd more than likely end up being used in Riyadh, Jeddah or Khobar.

    But they are as dumb as shit so the third party could have given them to a, er, third party.

    (Does that make them a 6th Party or a 9th party?)

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    Could fit the heavy stuff with gps, and if they move out of a specified range either malfunction or booom.

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