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As for Saudi being with us against Iran?
Who perpetrated nine eleven?
Al-Qaeda Wahhabists perpetrated the incident typically known by its date, 9/11.

What is your point, exactly?

Perhaps more importantly: Just how might this nullify the point that Saudi Arabia--for all of its ubiquitous (and often egregious) faults--stands as a bulwark against Iran?
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Al-Qaeda Wahhabists perpetrated the incident typically known by its date, 9/11.

What is your point, exactly?

Perhaps more importantly: Just how might this nullify the point that Saudi Arabia--for all of its ubiquitous (and often egregious) faults--stands as a bulwark against Iran?

Israel
stands as a bulwark to Iran. you can see what Saudi did with its new toys. invaded a weaker country.
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stands as a bulwark to Iran.
This is certainly true. (In fact, I would not be particularly surprised if they were to come to blows soon.)

But Saudi Arabia stands as a bulwark against Iran, also.

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you can see what Saudi did with its new toys. invaded a weaker country.
I have never claimed that Saudi Arabia is an especially ethical country.

So, what is your point?
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Chinese billionaire Jack Ma went missing after calling for economic reform in China. But of course that's fine because Biden is in bed with China.

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Jack Ma, Chinese Multibillionaire And Founder Of Tech Giant Alibaba, Went Missing After Criticizing China’s Government

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Jack Ma, the multibillionaire founder of tech companies Alibaba and Ant Group, went missing after criticizing China’s financial system by calling for changes and reforms. Since he’s made these comments, Ma has not been seen in public for about two months.

Ma is one of the wealthiest people in China. His net worth, according to Forbes, is $58.4 billion. The 56-year-old grew up under humble circumstances in Communist China. Ma famously told people how he twice failed his university-entrance exams and was rejected from every job he applied to after college, including the fast-food chain, KFC.

Ma is the quintessential rags-to-riches story. After many early setbacks, he, along with a scrappy team of 18 people and $60,000, cofounded Alibaba in the city of Hangzhou in 1999. About 20 years later, Alibaba became one of the world's largest retail and e-commerce companies—boasting over 100,000 employees.

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He “retired” from Alibaba in September 2019. There was speculation at the time that Ma's retirement was due to tension with the Chinese Communist Party. It was believed th
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Saudi leadership has been getting a way with murder since 911.
successive admins have given them MORE than a pass or 2.
gotta keep the oil flowing.
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