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Monday, August 06, 2018

Saudi Arabia has said it is freezing all new trade and investment with Canada over its "interference" in the Gulf Kingdom's internal affairs. In a series of tweets, the Saudi foreign ministry said it was expelling the US ambassador and recalling its own envoy in Canada.

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The move comes after Canada said it was "gravely concerned" about the arrest of several human rights activists. Among those arrested was Saudi-American women's rights campaigner Samar Badawi.

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I guess we'll need a new source of sand.

#1 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-08-05 09:52 PM | Reply

Hm. Article corrected? Now it says:

In a series of tweets, the Saudi foreign ministry said it was expelling the Canadian ambassador and recalling its own envoy in Canada.

#2 | Posted by YAV at 2018-08-05 10:18 PM | Reply

Interesting, I never noticed that... just cut/pasted the original.

#3 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-08-05 10:58 PM | Reply

Every civilized nation should cease all trade with Saudi Arabia, the masterminds and the funders of 9-11. That our government continued dealing with them indicates there is something rotten in Denmark (Washington).

#4 | Posted by danni at 2018-08-06 07:05 AM | Reply

Every civilized nation should cease all trade with Saudi Arabia, the masterminds and the funders of 9-11. That our government continued dealing with them indicates there is something rotten in Denmark (Washington).

POSTED BY DANNI AT 2018-08-06 07:05 AM | REPLY

It's all about keep oil revenue benchmarked on the USD instead of some other currency.

#5 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-08-06 07:08 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

If Saudi Arabia wasn't floating on oil, they'd just be another -------- country in the middle of nowhere that people fly over to get from point A to point B. Like Texas.

#6 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-08-06 07:28 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

Control of the Red Sea and Persian Gulf are necessary for US global hegemony. Don't like it, stop voting for it.

#7 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-08-06 08:04 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Like Texas.

Bastard....

#8 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-08-06 08:25 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

If Saudi Arabia prohibited travel through the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea, the US Army would send 1,000,000 troops within two weeks to open it back up. And not be nice about it. You can make bank on that, Mr.

#9 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-08-06 08:25 AM | Reply

Straight out of the Donald J Trump book of International Affairs. A world of toddlers.

#10 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-08-06 08:29 AM | Reply

So once again we are joined together with our Saudi brothers in doing battle with the evil hockey empire to our north. We should both declare war on Canada! I for one say it's aboot time, eh?

#11 | Posted by cbob at 2018-08-06 10:13 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Maybe this will be an incentive to speed up the pipeline projects. I think most of the east coast refineries get oil from Saudi.

#12 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-08-06 11:22 AM | Reply

#9 | POSTED BY MADSCIENTIST AT 2018-08-06 08:25 AM | FLAG:

but they don't, thanks to deep ties installed when we helped the House of Saud dominate the area so we could have an oil supply to fight the Nazis and Imperial Japan.

#13 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-08-06 11:58 AM | Reply

Like I said, the Saudi's ain't gonna do ----.

#14 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-08-06 12:04 PM | Reply

I'm still waiting for Iran to pull some stupid stunt around the straight of Hormuz. Talk about an ass-beating they'll never forget. Does Iran think their little Criss-Craft navy is anything up against a fleet of American Men of War? I almost feel sorry for the little bastards, I do.

The US may be a big lumbering overweight juggernaut, but once we get going and invade, we ain't ever gonna leave. The enemy might as well dig a hole and bury themselves.

#15 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-08-06 12:11 PM | Reply

I still think about the road of death in Iraq where the US Forces blew up everything in sight while the Iraqi Army was in retreat. I kept thinking to myself, "C'mon guys. Enough's enough. Did you have to kill every swinging Dick there?"

#16 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-08-06 12:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

We only killed about 1000 of the 70,000+ fleeing on Hwy 80 & 8.

#17 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-08-06 12:18 PM | Reply

Sticking One's Nose Where It Doesn't Belong!
As the Arabic saying goes:
"He who interferes with what doesn't concern him finds what doesn't please him"

Similar fearmongering tactics used by rightwing extremists here in the states. We need to purge the earth of these cancerous right wingers.

#18 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-08-06 12:24 PM | Reply

Damn, Sitz, it seemed like more than that, but I'll take your word for it.

#19 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-08-06 12:29 PM | Reply

I bet Saddam Hussein regrets trying to nationalize the US' Chevron refinery in Kuwait after that debacle.

What an idiot.

#20 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-08-06 12:39 PM | Reply

Damn, Sitz, it seemed like more than that, but I'll take your word for it.

#19 | POSTED BY MADSCIENTIST AT 2018-08-06 12:29 PM | FLAG:

That's because the news made it seem that way. #FakeNews? (lol).

Americans loved the footage. Arabs, not so much.

#21 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-08-06 12:48 PM | Reply

Well, there's a point in decimating your enemy so much that you lose all justification for taking him on. We reached that point in Gulf War I, and I think even George H.W. Bush felt the same way, which is why we didn't follow him all the way to Baghdad and kill him.

#22 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-08-06 01:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Gulf 1 was when we were still a decisive military and not a liberal feeling one. Bush's mandate was only to free Kuwait and chase out Iraq. That's the only reason Iraq isnt the 51st U.S. state today.

#23 | Posted by boaz at 2018-08-06 03:28 PM | Reply

That's the only reason Iraq isnt the 51st U.S. state today.

#23 | Posted by boaz

You mean besides the fact that Congress would never approve of that?

which is why we didn't follow him all the way to Baghdad and kill him.

#22 | Posted by madscientist

No, the reason we didn't follow them all the way to Baghdad and kill him is because George H.W. Bush was about 1000 times smarter than his son.

#24 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-08-06 08:10 PM | Reply

No, the reason we didn't follow them all the way to Baghdad and kill him is because George H.W. Bush was about 1000 times smarter than his son

No ----, that's why I stated, "Well, there's a point in decimating your enemy so much that you lose all justification for taking him on. We reached that point in Gulf War I, and I think even George H.W. Bush felt the same way, which is why we didn't follow him all the way to Baghdad and kill him.

--------.

#25 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-08-06 08:24 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#22 and 25

First gets a NW, second a FF.

#26 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-08-06 08:33 PM | Reply

I think even George H.W. Bush felt the same way, which is why we didn't follow him all the way to Baghdad and kill him.

That's why I said, "NO, ...it is because George H.W. Bush was about 1000 times smarter than his son.

It was NOT about the fact that Iraq was decimated at all. WE could have destroyed Iraq at any time. It was about the fact that if we went to Baghdad and killed Saddam we would then own Iraq and have to rebuild it.

Knowing this and deciding not to kill Saddam makes George H.W. Bush about 1000 times smarter than his son.

Fart blossom.

#27 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-08-06 08:38 PM | Reply

"Gulf 1 was when we were still a decisive military and not a liberal feeling one."

Lol, Boaz just called PNAC's neocon nation building fiasco in Iraq the failure of our liberal military.

I feel like you should sign up with the USO and deliver your comedy routine to the troops directly.

#28 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-08-06 08:39 PM | Reply

"That's the only reason Iraq isn't the 51st U.S. state today."

Well, that and the fact that they are a soereign nation where we destroyed the infrastructure and caused the deaths of 1,000,000 people. Our invasion of Iraq was completely unnecessary BOTH TIMES but the 2md time it was done purely to give George W. Bush political power which he said he was going to use to privatize SS. I didn't put those words in his mouth, he spoke them while still Gov. of Texas. These people aren't like you and me, they can willingly sacrifice thousands of lives to pursue their ambitions. The rest of us couldn't even consider such a slaughter because we have consciences, many of the leaders in the last few decades don't. George W. Bush sits home and makes pretty little paintings today. He should be doing so in prison for the rest of his life if he doesn't qualify for the death penalty. He is a murderer.

#29 | Posted by danni at 2018-08-07 08:48 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

If Saudi Arabia and Canada were to go to war, who would Trump side with?

#30 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2018-08-07 11:27 AM | Reply

If Saudi Arabia and Canada were to go to war, who would Trump side with?

POSTED BY GETOFFMEDZ AT 2018-08-07 11:27 AM | REPLY

Russia

#31 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-08-07 11:29 AM | Reply

#27 Apologies, Donnerboy. I usually save the "--------" addendum for people I can't stand. In this case, I was tired and ready to go to bed and learned a different way to add to someones statement, such as, "No kidding, Mad, and GHW Bush was 1000X smarter than Dubya."

My Composition prof instructed us to rarely if ever start a sentence/rebuttal with "No." or "But". Instead use "And" and "Moreover."

And you're not a --------.

#32 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-08-07 01:15 PM | Reply

Now I've got to go find Laura's rebuttal that I MEOWed back at and make ammends. Being a liberal sucks sometimes. You always have to be the nice/good guy even when you don't feel like it...

#33 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-08-07 01:17 PM | Reply

And you're not a --------.

#32 | Posted by madscientist"

And you are probably not a "fart blossom".

That's the GOP evil Mastermind, Karl Roves', nickname.

You may be MAD (a lot) but I do not think you are EVIL.

#34 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-08-07 01:52 PM | Reply

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