Author Topic: The Donald Trump Thread  (Read 5036 times)

Offline segnosaur

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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #375 on: June 07, 2017, 03:37:15 pm »
And today's Trump teaching is: How to piss off 2 allies at the same time.

So, several Gulf countries (lead by Saudi Arabia) have moved to isolate Qatar, under accusations that it has supported terrorist organizations. Trump later jumped into the fray and took credit for the move. (Lets ignore for a moment the strangeness of siding with Saudi Arabia, a country where until recently women couldn't drive, in a fight against Qatar over extremism.)

So what's wrong with that?

- It pisses off the Saudis, since now they look like puppets of the U.S.

- It pisses off Qatar, a country that is currently hosting a very important air base (useful in dealing with conflicts in Syria/Iraq and Afghanistan.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/06/donald-trump-qatar-tweets-us-diplomatic-damage