What's going on with our bezzy mates?

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  1. Bandwagon

    Bandwagon Moderator Staff Member

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    I'd reckon "what's in it for us" would be at the forefront of any policy involving foreign affairs, and for the most part i don't see a hell of a lot wrong with that.

    It's just sometimes ( perhaps often depending on your point of view ) we get it wrong.
     
  2. veggiepatch1959

    veggiepatch1959 First Grade

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    Next step is to legalise lesbianism........
     
  3. Pete Cash

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    Have the stopped executing people for witchcraft yet ?
     
  4. DC_fan

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    It is how geopolitics works. If you don’t as a country have anything to offer me, then why should I bother. Rwanda was a good example of that.
     
  5. Mr Spock!

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    It's OK.

    Trumps negotiated a $110 billion weapons deal with the jihadists.
     
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  6. DC_fan

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    It will be interesting come the time that oil no longer brings in the wealth it once did (it is heading in that direction now), what will states like Saudi Arabia do?
     
  7. Surely

    Surely Moderator Staff Member

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    Go back to camel herding
     
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  8. bazza

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    I personally don't think 'whats in it for us' is good if you are also trying to claim some sort of moral high ground against a regime that you are supporting
     
  9. The Charlatan

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    Or plunge into civil war and wipe themselves out.
     
  10. bazza

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    They probably won't spend as much money in other countries spreading their religious beliefs
     
  11. Game_Breaker

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    Saudi Arabia: You're under arrest for corruption
    Corrupt Prince: Here's a billion dollars
    Saudi Arabia: Ok, you're free to go, you're obviously not corrupt
     
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  12. SpaceMonkey

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    Honesty if he cracks a few heads while achieving those goals I’m not too worried. It’s the interference in Yemen I’m more concerned about.
     
  13. millersnose

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    Gary Kasparov, perhaps the greatest chess player in history and political opponent to Putin, comments on playing tournaments in Saudi Arabia

    https://www.facebook.com/GKKasparov...uKScWrQmxpavJGoUXop8MYPEe0nTUCsDXpv0o&fref=nf


    Note that this event itself already disgraced by being held in Saudi Arabia, where Israeli players were not permitted to attend and where the many women players must be covered to leave the hotel. This venue caused many top players, including defending champion Anna Muzychuk, to boycott. FIDE has already held major official events in Gadhafi's Tripoli and in Tehran, with similar discriminatory practices. By always putting short-term money ahead of everything else, the politician
     
  14. SpaceMonkey

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    Do what Dubai has been doing for a while and diversify the economy, which appears to be part of the Prince’s overall game plan
     
  15. bazza

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    Why should a chess association act any differently to Saudi Arabia than the world's major nations?
     
  16. _snafu_

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    Obviously not enough pork on their forks.
     
  17. veggiepatch1959

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    In this case, it involved a horse rather than a pig.....

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    [​IMG]

    It's the pesky Houthi Rebels.
     
  19. Surely

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    I see the Iranians want Reza shah back.

    Who could have forseen an Islamic republic would turn out to be shit.
     
  20. Bandwagon

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    How would anyone have foreseen a problem putting religion in charge of a state?
     

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