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Did Biden pull anti-missile systems from Middle East as a concession to Iran?

excalibur

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You know, the deep state hates peace as there is no money in it. But they get rich with war.

The same administration that will not refer to the Trump peace deals as the Abraham Accords.


The word “quietly” certainly applies to a lot of things the Biden administration has been doing lately. Without much fanfare, the United States pulled a number of anti-missile systems from several Middle East countries over the past month. The decision barely caused a ripple in news, but some members of Congress certainly noticed. The Patriot anti-missile systems were pulled from locations in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iraq, and Kuwait. They were all systems installed during the Trump administration, intended to act as a deterrent to Iran and defend our allies in the region. Now, Congressman Ryan Stell of Wisconsin wants to know if these actions were taken as additional concessions to Iran as a result of Biden’s secret negotiations with Tehran. It’s a good question, right? (Free Beacon)
A Republican congressman is pressing the Biden administration to brief Congress on its decision to remove U.S. military equipment from the Middle East amid concerns the decision was part of a series of concessions offered to Iran during ongoing nuclear discussions
The Biden Defense Department ordered the removal last month of several U.S. anti-missile batteries installed across the Middle East, citing the diminished threat from Iran. At least eight Patriot anti-missile systems were erected in allied countries—including Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iraq, and Kuwait—as part of the Trump administration’s bid to deter Iranian attacks.
Rep. Bryan Steil (R., Wis.), a member of the Republican Study Committee’s foreign affairs task force, is demanding the Biden administration brief Congress about its decision, which he worries could be part of an effort to appease Iran as nuclear talks stall in Vienna.

I’m hard-pressed to come up with any sort of plausible explanation there could be for removing those anti-missile batteries that didn’t involve concessions to Iran. The nations in question, with the possible exception of Iraq, weren’t forced at gunpoint to have the Patriot systems installed. They are all very nervous about the threat Iran poses to the region and had been asking for help. This is particularly true of Saudi Araba, a country where U.S. relations significantly improved during the Trump administration.
Of course, we don’t know for sure if this was done at the request of Iran because Biden isn’t answering any questions about the negotiations. Our “official” stance is that we don’t even talk to Iran except through third parties because of their repeated violations of previous agreements. There are obviously talks taking place, however, but neither the American people nor Congress is being included in what’s going on.
We learned last week that Biden agreed to unfreeze significant Iranian assets that were linked to Iran’s illicit oil trade. Then Iran’s Foreign Minister turned around and announced on state-run television that the United States has already agreed to lift a huge amount of the remaining sanctions. We have no way to confirm that claim, of course, but the White House has yet to deny it, so it seems like a fairly safe bet.
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No idea but I hope so. We would never allow other countries to place missiles here and we shouldn't expect other countries to just accept us doing it there.
 

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You know, the deep state hates peace as there is no money in it. But they get rich with war.

The same administration that will not refer to the Trump peace deals as the Abraham Accords.
You don't make a lot of sense. What does pulling weapons systems have to do with hating peace?
 
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You don't make a lot of sense. What does pulling weapons systems have to do with hating peace?


Peace through strength.

Biden voters are the dumbest of the dumb.
 

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You know, the deep state hates peace as there is no money in it. But they get rich with war.

The same administration that will not refer to the Trump peace deals as the Abraham Accords.


The word “quietly” certainly applies to a lot of things the Biden administration has been doing lately. Without much fanfare, the United States pulled a number of anti-missile systems from several Middle East countries over the past month. The decision barely caused a ripple in news, but some members of Congress certainly noticed. The Patriot anti-missile systems were pulled from locations in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iraq, and Kuwait. They were all systems installed during the Trump administration, intended to act as a deterrent to Iran and defend our allies in the region. Now, Congressman Ryan Stell of Wisconsin wants to know if these actions were taken as additional concessions to Iran as a result of Biden’s secret negotiations with Tehran. It’s a good question, right? (Free Beacon)




I’m hard-pressed to come up with any sort of plausible explanation there could be for removing those anti-missile batteries that didn’t involve concessions to Iran. The nations in question, with the possible exception of Iraq, weren’t forced at gunpoint to have the Patriot systems installed. They are all very nervous about the threat Iran poses to the region and had been asking for help. This is particularly true of Saudi Araba, a country where U.S. relations significantly improved during the Trump administration.
Of course, we don’t know for sure if this was done at the request of Iran because Biden isn’t answering any questions about the negotiations. Our “official” stance is that we don’t even talk to Iran except through third parties because of their repeated violations of previous agreements. There are obviously talks taking place, however, but neither the American people nor Congress is being included in what’s going on.
We learned last week that Biden agreed to unfreeze significant Iranian assets that were linked to Iran’s illicit oil trade. Then Iran’s Foreign Minister turned around and announced on state-run television that the United States has already agreed to lift a huge amount of the remaining sanctions. We have no way to confirm that claim, of course, but the White House has yet to deny it, so it seems like a fairly safe bet.
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Beats me, but hopefully it is a prelude to getting out of the Middle East and leaving it to those countries. I am pretty sure we have sold and still sell advanced weapon systems to all the countries you mentioned. Lord knows they can afford it. Sure it is cheaper on Saudi if we just supply and man their defenses, but we don't owe to them, and I still have not forgotten, they financed the 9/11 attack on our country, nor the more recent actions of their murderous prince, or the murderous attack within our Naval Air training station in Florida, carried out by Saudi military here for training.
 

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You know, the deep state hates peace as there is no money in it. But they get rich with war.

The same administration that will not refer to the Trump peace deals as the Abraham Accords.


The word “quietly” certainly applies to a lot of things the Biden administration has been doing lately. Without much fanfare, the United States pulled a number of anti-missile systems from several Middle East countries over the past month. The decision barely caused a ripple in news, but some members of Congress certainly noticed. The Patriot anti-missile systems were pulled from locations in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iraq, and Kuwait. They were all systems installed during the Trump administration, intended to act as a deterrent to Iran and defend our allies in the region. Now, Congressman Ryan Stell of Wisconsin wants to know if these actions were taken as additional concessions to Iran as a result of Biden’s secret negotiations with Tehran. It’s a good question, right? (Free Beacon)




I’m hard-pressed to come up with any sort of plausible explanation there could be for removing those anti-missile batteries that didn’t involve concessions to Iran. The nations in question, with the possible exception of Iraq, weren’t forced at gunpoint to have the Patriot systems installed. They are all very nervous about the threat Iran poses to the region and had been asking for help. This is particularly true of Saudi Araba, a country where U.S. relations significantly improved during the Trump administration.
Of course, we don’t know for sure if this was done at the request of Iran because Biden isn’t answering any questions about the negotiations. Our “official” stance is that we don’t even talk to Iran except through third parties because of their repeated violations of previous agreements. There are obviously talks taking place, however, but neither the American people nor Congress is being included in what’s going on.
We learned last week that Biden agreed to unfreeze significant Iranian assets that were linked to Iran’s illicit oil trade. Then Iran’s Foreign Minister turned around and announced on state-run television that the United States has already agreed to lift a huge amount of the remaining sanctions. We have no way to confirm that claim, of course, but the White House has yet to deny it, so it seems like a fairly safe bet.
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About a month ago KSA announced they were making peace with Iran.
 

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I’m hard-pressed to come up with any sort of plausible explanation there could be for removing those anti-missile batteries that didn’t involve concessions to Iran. The nations in question, with the possible exception of Iraq, weren’t forced at gunpoint to have the Patriot systems installed. They are all very nervous about the threat Iran poses to the region and had been asking for help. This is particularly true of Saudi Araba, a country where U.S. relations significantly improved during the Trump administration.
President Turnip is just rubber-stamping his orders from the big-eared Tan Messiah. That fool thinks he's harming Israel and those who support Israel but what he's actually accomplishing is to drive those Sunni-Arab states closer to Israel daily. It's all good. If the mullahs stumble into a shooting war, they'll be fighting on the home front AND against half-a-dozen states in alliance with Israel.
 

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President Turnip is just rubber-stamping his orders from the big-eared Tan Messiah. That fool thinks he's harming Israel and those who support Israel but what he's actually accomplishing is to drive those Sunni-Arab states closer to Israel daily. It's all good. If the mullahs stumble into a shooting war, they'll be fighting on the home front AND against half-a-dozen states in alliance with Israel.

The Saudis knew Trump would fall for flattery and pomp.

The Saudi Peace Initiative has been on the table since 2002.

Trump gave away the farm and got nothing in return.

Israel should go ahead and attack Iran and leave the US out of it.

They have had decades to make peace with Iran..
 

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'Making Our Enemies Stronger'

Does anyone believe Biden's act of appeasement will make Iran 'nicer', more open to Nuclear inspections, less likely to build nukes, and / or hate us any less?!

Joe has done more for our enemies since he took over than he has for Americans / this country.
 

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If it is bad for America and good for America's enemies, Democrats support it.
 

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'Making Our Enemies Stronger'

Does anyone believe Biden's act of appeasement will make Iran 'nicer', more open to Nuclear inspections, less likely to build nukes, and / or hate us any less?!

Joe has done more for our enemies since he took over than he has for Americans / this country.


The objective here is to get Iran to calm down and rejoin the Community of nations as a good citizen.

We have done a lot of stupid shit to Iran in the past 70 years.. and I do mean asinine foreign policy blunders.

And now they are threatened constantly by Israel..
What do you expect?

HAMAS was promoted by the Israelis as a foil against the PLO and Hezbollah exists to keep Israel out of Lebanon.

We provoke Iran and then threaten them some more.

Have you ever been there? I have been to Iran many times.. Our BS gives power to the Mullahs.
 

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No idea but I hope so. We would never allow other countries to place missiles here and we shouldn't expect other countries to just accept us doing it there.
Shitforbrains thinks we put missiles in Israel without being asked to.
 

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The objective here is to get Iran to calm down and rejoin the Community of nations as a good citizen.

We have done a lot of stupid shit to Iran in the past 70 years.. and I do mean asinine foreign policy blunders.

And now they are threatened constantly by Israel..
What do you expect?

HAMAS was promoted by the Israelis as a foil against the PLO and Hezbollah exists to keep Israel out of Lebanon.

We provoke Iran and then threaten them some more.

Have you ever been there? I have been to Iran many times.. Our BS gives power to the Mullahs.
We should drop you off in Tehran.
 

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So you think hissing the Mullah's asses and appeasement will help 'calm' Iran down and hate us less...

:auiqs.jpg:

What do you want to do? War on Iran would make the Iraq war look like a cake walk.
 

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