Why are we defending Saudi Arabia?

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    WTF do we care? We don't need their oil anymore... thanks to President Trump.

    And we won't touch Iran militarially unless NATO is all in.
     
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    But the us does need the rest of the world to buy their oil in US dollars in order to maintain its status as the world reserve currency.
     
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    So if another country can't deliver as much oil as they used to, but we can, what's the downside?
     
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    We can't. The cost get oil to europe would cost the Europeans more than it does to ship it from the ME.
     
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    But Russia can, and does.
     
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    Which is why it's important to the US to prop up SA.
     
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    Read this:

    Trump’s Oil Sanctions Leave Russian Exporters $1 Billion Richer - The Moscow Times

    U.S. Sanctions Backfire, Lead To Boost In Russian Oil Exports | OilPrice.com
     
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    So you think we blew up 1/2 of the oil plants in Saudi Arabia. I doubt it since tramp wants their cash.
     
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    Do you think Saudi Arabia blew up half their plants. It would not surprise me.
     

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