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(CNN)   There is only one member of Trump's campaign team that hasn't been indicted and/or sent to prison. And that one person has been caught pushing to sell F-35s to the UAE in a secret exchange for an Israel deal   (cnn.com) divider line
    More: Awkward, United Arab Emirates, Middle East, Dubai, UAE minister of state, F-35 Lightning II, advanced arms, Fighter aircraft, F-35 stealth fighter jets  
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2020-08-20 12:50:53 PM  
Kushner???
Don't know him. I think he was running coffee in the office once upon a lie.
 
2020-08-20 12:54:02 PM  
No, look closely at the contract. There is a tiny period, we are selling F3.5s.
 
2020-08-20 12:54:22 PM  
Not a big deal.  This is to protect our airlines.

Now the Saudis can just use stealth fighters to crash into our buildings instead of hijacking commercial planes.
 
2020-08-20 1:00:11 PM  
Pompeo the scumbag Jesus freak?
 
2020-08-20 1:00:24 PM  

Sin'sHero: No, look closely at the contract. There is a tiny period, we are selling F3.5s.


For you, the rare and elusive Funniest Smart.
 
2020-08-20 1:01:02 PM  
Trump really seems to believe that these jets are invisible... any time you ask him about them he talks about how nobody can see them.

But Trump thinks it's ok to sell "invisible" jets to Saudi Arabia?
 
2020-08-20 1:15:31 PM  

Sin'sHero: No, look closely at the contract. There is a tiny period, we are selling F3.5s.


Not great, but not terrible.
 
2020-08-20 1:15:50 PM  
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2020-08-20 1:22:39 PM  
Sending Jared to prison is one way to increase daddy-daughter time.

/eww.
 
2020-08-20 1:29:44 PM  
Is this the deal that both Bibi and Trump admin swore didn't happen, but then said it happened but isn't related to the israeli/UAE agreement, but now say it paved the way for the deal to happen?
 
2020-08-20 1:31:16 PM  
Yeah, Trump would totally be crushed if Jared got sent to prison. Just devastated.
 
2020-08-20 1:31:38 PM  
I like that they used a picture of an Israeli F-35.
 
2020-08-20 1:32:01 PM  

Jack Sabbath: Not a big deal.  This is to protect our airlines.

Now the Saudis can just use stealth fighters to crash into our buildings instead of hijacking commercial planes.


You don't understand the difference between Hezbollah and the royal family I see.
 
2020-08-20 1:32:01 PM  
Wow you mean those were quid pro quo!!!

SHOCKED!!

Actually when the deal originally came down I said to myself "I wonder what Trump promised to give them".
 
2020-08-20 1:32:17 PM  
Genius!

The F-35 is an overpriced piece of shiat that barely works as intended. What better way to ensure the UAE does not have a working air force than to sell them a bunch of high-maintenance hanger queens?
 
2020-08-20 1:33:30 PM  

Jack Sabbath: Not a big deal.  This is to protect our airlines.

Now the Saudis can just use stealth fighters to crash into our buildings instead of hijacking commercial planes.


Hopefully these have something that can melt steel beams.
 
2020-08-20 1:33:47 PM  
I skimmed the article and it didn't mention anything other than it being under review, what laws would this violate?
 
2020-08-20 1:34:20 PM  

g.fro: I like that they used a picture of an Israeli F-35.


They had to.  You ever try to take a picture of an invisible plane?
 
2020-08-20 1:34:34 PM  

fuhfuhfuh: Genius!

The F-35 is an overpriced piece of shiat that barely works as intended. What better way to ensure the UAE does not have a working air force than to sell them a bunch of high-maintenance hanger queens?


Someone hasn't been keeping up with defense news.
 
2020-08-20 1:34:41 PM  
Like father like son...
 
2020-08-20 1:34:46 PM  
So does this mean there isn't peace in the middle east now?
 
2020-08-20 1:35:05 PM  
F-35s?

Why does Kush hate the UAE?
 
2020-08-20 1:35:06 PM  
Do the world a favor a eliminate with force any Trump supporter you see.
 
2020-08-20 1:36:36 PM  
Trump and Jared are "great friends of Israel"

Im fairly certain if Jared was an Israeli citizen, they'd take him out back and shoot him for doing this
 
2020-08-20 1:38:22 PM  
Selling... advocating


Potato, potahto
 
2020-08-20 1:39:08 PM  

OldRod: Trump really seems to believe that these jets are invisible... any time you ask him about them he talks about how nobody can see them.

But Trump thinks it's ok to sell "invisible" jets to Saudi Arabia?


What are you talking about they are completely invisible! Here's a picture of one in the hangar.

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2020-08-20 1:39:25 PM  
I'm not sure they know what "quid pro quo" means.
 
2020-08-20 1:39:32 PM  

Too Tired to Think: Trump and Jared are "great friends of Israel"

Im fairly certain if Jared was an Israeli citizen, they'd take him out back and shoot him for doing this


Nah, Bibi loves this.

Lots of money going to the "right places" and paves the way for further human rights abuses and illegal settlements

\The Israeli government and the Israeli people are very different groups
 
2020-08-20 1:41:32 PM  
Yeah, there was a lot of lawlessness in the Obama administration.
 
2020-08-20 1:42:41 PM  

swahnhennessy: I'm not sure they know what "quid pro quo" means.


Probably think it has something to do with British money.
 
2020-08-20 1:43:19 PM  
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2020-08-20 1:43:37 PM  
The corruption here is astounding, this would basically just be a giant cash infusion for lockheed.

Fortunately the actual military impact of the UAE obtaining F35's is likely to be limited if it happens, as they'll be utterly dependent on the US for every single flight hour of operation, and without substantial and direct US support those planes will basically be paperweights.
 
2020-08-20 1:43:42 PM  
The guy in the pocket of MBS? No way.
 
2020-08-20 1:46:51 PM  
Ok... reading that article there's lots of concern going around committees, but no real indication a crime was committed. It will be reviewed. It will be scrutinized. But nothing conclusive regarding the legality...

I'm riding the high that indictments are under way again for corrupt Trumpians... This one may yet slip away...
 
2020-08-20 1:48:19 PM  
He's got this Article II, which allows anyone he likes to do whatever they want.
 
2020-08-20 1:48:24 PM  
Ha ha - someone was writing just the other day that the Israel-UAE deal was an example of Trump success story. I guess, in his world, it is!
 
2020-08-20 1:49:38 PM  
Kushner is top of the list of people needing to go to prison.

All of Trumps crimes are shadowed (and enabled) by Kushner's.
 
2020-08-20 1:50:11 PM  
"Ok, we got the F 35 deal started. Now, go file the first draft of the paper work with Morty, down in the F-35 Specialty file section(s), on the wing-nut, turbo button, throttle thread release document(s). Yeah, him an' Fred ain't got a computer-yet, I think HR is trying to get 'em one of them Commodore 65s-with teh 9 RAMs to get the documents on our new AI system."


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Ayep....could be one way to fix this.......
 
2020-08-20 1:53:49 PM  

RasIanI: Ha ha - someone was writing just the other day that the Israel-UAE deal was an example of Trump success story. I guess, in his world, it is!


But Trump reestablished phone service between the two countries.  MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.
 
2020-08-20 1:55:38 PM  

MurphyMurphy: Kushner is top of the list of people needing to go to prison.

All of Trumps crimes are shadowed (and enabled) by Kushner's.


While I am fine with Kushner doing hard time for any number of things he's done with Trump, what specifically about this merits prosecution? I literally can't find anything as to why, so I'm guessing something like quid pro quo corruption or something?
 
2020-08-20 1:55:49 PM  
Cant get the purchase pushed through congress as part of the coronavirus relief package so this was plan B, I assume?
 
2020-08-20 1:56:53 PM  
Well, at least Jared didn't promise them A-10's.

Brrrraaaaaapp!
 
2020-08-20 2:01:12 PM  

redmid17: MurphyMurphy: Kushner is top of the list of people needing to go to prison.

All of Trumps crimes are shadowed (and enabled) by Kushner's.

While I am fine with Kushner doing hard time for any number of things he's done with Trump, what specifically about this merits prosecution? I literally can't find anything as to why, so I'm guessing something like quid pro quo corruption or something?


Quid pro quo doesnt really come into consideration if the action furthers foreign policy.  It is not corruption if part of the US side of a peace deal is to see if we can get the wheels moving on sale of aircrafts.
 
2020-08-20 2:02:42 PM  
He doesn't want to just sell them on behalf of the US government but actually give them away and then be personally compensated;  This is grift level 9000. His execution for treason cannot come soon enough
 
2020-08-20 2:03:20 PM  
i dont know if should be the f35 but sending them more advanced arms is prob a good idea. they appear to be a strategic ally and we got to figure out that region if we end up escalating with china and russia over the next 5 years
 
2020-08-20 2:05:55 PM  

Jack Sabbath: Now the Saudis can just use stealth fighters to crash into our buildings instead of hijacking commercial planes.


OldRod: But Trump thinks it's ok to sell "invisible" jets to Saudi Arabia?


There are an interesting number of Farkers who seem to think that KSA and the UAE are the same thing. Must be because they look the same, and wear those same funny rags on their heads.
 
2020-08-20 2:09:29 PM  
FTA: "the UAE has indicated that it wants F-35s. The first time we made this request was 6 years ago. We ought to get them. It should be easier to get them."

We talkin' about the same Microsoft Zune of jetplanes here?

We oughta get Hugo The Living Dummy a set of steak knives for closing this deal.
 
2020-08-20 2:09:44 PM  
Hey anybody remember how the Kush declared that the national stockpile of respirators for critically ill COVID patients were basically his to dispense with or sell at grossly inflated prices after they were practically seized? Yeah there's a pattern here
 
2020-08-20 2:13:09 PM  

pacified: Do the world a favor a eliminate with force any Trump supporter you see.


Username does not check out
 
2020-08-20 2:16:11 PM  
FTFA: "Trump said the potential sale was "under review" during a press conference on Wednesday. He also said the Emirates have the funds to pay for the military hardware."

This is 100% the only part that Trump cares about.  Well, that and how do I get my cut?

How hard would it be to believe that the UAE has a side deal to deposit a shiatload of money into some offshore bank account controlled by Trump or an agreement to invest in a bunch of Trump properties in the future or to buy Mar a Lago for 100x the market value?

If arrangements like this have not happened a bunch of times already in the last few years, I would be shocked.

/who bailed Kushner out of the massive debt problem of his 666 property again? hmmmmm
 
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