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Secret report reveals Saudi incompetence and widespread use of [NATO] weapons in Yemen

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    dubteedub
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    This is interesting considering that Trump just vetoed a bill that woud end US military aid for the Saudi-backed war in Yemen...

    This is interesting considering that Trump just vetoed a bill that woud end US military aid for the Saudi-backed war in Yemen

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/apr/16/trump-yemen-war-veto-military-aid

    2 votes
    1. clerical_terrors
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      I think the reasons are clear: the arms deal is worth millions and they're not willing to give that up. I wonder if Trump actually believes Russia would take over if the US pulled out but it...

      I think the reasons are clear: the arms deal is worth millions and they're not willing to give that up. I wonder if Trump actually believes Russia would take over if the US pulled out but it doesn't really matter, they will likely continue to do this so long as it pays and there is no major threat of repercussions.

      2 votes
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    clerical_terrors
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    Took the liberty of changing the original title since it's not exclusively US weapons being sold but also a substantial amount of French armaments.

    Took the liberty of changing the original title since it's not exclusively US weapons being sold but also a substantial amount of French armaments.

    3 votes
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      cfabbro
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      Huh, it's weird that the URL stub even mentions France, but the headline doesn't. Tailoring the headline to maximize their views, maybe?

      Huh, it's weird that the URL stub even mentions France, but the headline doesn't. Tailoring the headline to maximize their views, maybe?

      1. clerical_terrors
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        Very likely, online publications have to play the headline game to stay relevant after all.

        Very likely, online publications have to play the headline game to stay relevant after all.

        2 votes