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Meet the key Senate
player in GOP
fight over Saudi Arabia

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Posted By: tisHimself, 7/8/2019 4:40:26 AM

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jim Risch (R-Idaho) is navigating a political tightrope as he tries to craft legislation on Saudi Arabia despite deep divisions between the Trump administration and Congress. Risch has been locked in negotiations with Democrats and the administration over the parameters of the bill, which is being discussed against a backdrop of congressional animosity with the Saudis following the country’s bloody intervention in Yemen’s civil war and its involvement in the killing of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: felixcat 7/8/2019 8:21:19 AM (No. 117263)
Sen Graham needs to lay off of SA - they're are other reasons not to support them, but Khashoggi is not one of them. He was not a journalist and his death in Turkey is not the USA"s problem.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: DVC 7/8/2019 8:58:56 AM (No. 117306)
Forget about the dead Saudi propagandist. That the WashComPost used some of his propaganda give him no special powers. None of our business, and most (including me) really do not care. Stop it and just move on.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Strike3 7/8/2019 9:37:41 AM (No. 117362)
This part of the world is nothing but trouble. The Saudi families are friendly when it suits their purposes but never forget that this is where the terror of 9/11/01 originated. We have much bigger problems here at our southern border and relationships with China and North Korea to fix for the benefit of both parties. The Saudis are good for nothing but oil and we no longer need them or it.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DVC 7/8/2019 1:28:02 PM (No. 117637)
Actually, #3, the Saudis are a useful countweight to the truly dangerous evil that is the Persians, working hard to get their own Persian Nuke. They would love to be a modern day Xerxes, conquering the world, or at least wiping out Israel. Very dangerous, and the Saudis see it, too. The-enemy-of-my-enemy-is-my-friend doctrine applies here a bit.
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