BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 A.M.) – In an interview with Fox News on Saturday, Trump told the TV broadcaster that Saudi Arabia has responded to his request to pay the costs of any additional American forces in the region.

He said: “I told the Saudis that they are a very rich country, and they have to pay for the additional forces, and they have already paid a billion dollars to us.” He continued, “They are rich countries, and they have to pay for that.”

On October 11th, Washington decided to deploy 3,000 additional soldiers and military equipment, including Patriot missiles, the THAAD”system and combat aircraft in Saudi Arabia, against the backdrop of tension in the Gulf, after the missile attack on the Aramco.

Despite increasing the size of their forces in the Middle East, the U.S. has withdrawn a substantial amount of troops from Syria, which is where the American forces assisting the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh).

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Before his babbling stumbling speech, were the clownish trump called soleimani a monster, he phoned his good friend bin salman the one that ordered the chopping of kashoggi a live, talking about monsters, welcome to washington welcome to gangster paradise

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Trump can smell Saudi money like a blood hound. Got to wonder if he was promised business deals for killing Soleimani and not withdrawing troops?

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Well, seems Trump has found an interesting way to avoid growing the US military debt which weights about $13-14 trillions.
He’s really funny.

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Productive means to decrease military cost would be to bring the troops home and stop funding endless unethical covert wars worldwide.

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Entonces que se retire a proteger a la Monarquía, EE.UU. no tiene que extorsionar a los países que ha invadido, al contrario los países afectados como Irak y Siria deben pedir indemnización.

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‘…He said: “I told the Saudis that they are a very rich country, and they have to pay for the additional forces, and they have already paid a billion dollars to us.” He continued, “They are rich countries, and they have to pay for that.”…’ Saudi Arabia GDP = USD 640 billion. GDP per capita = USD 20,760 USA GDP = USD 19,400 billion. GDP per capita = USD 59,532 The Saudi’s only seem rich because of their elite we see overseas spending money. The Saudis are basically desperate because of their failed attempt at overthrowing Assad in Syria now… Read more »