By Chris Rossini
When non-president Donald Trump declared Saudi Arabia "the world's biggest funder of terrorism," and responsible for 9/11, one must presume that he understood the thoughts and opinions of the American people.
Americans (even the mainstream media) have sympathy for the people of Saudi Arabia, specifically the persecuted women, gays, and Christians. The American people also sympathize with the suffering people of Yemen, who are being slaughtered en masse by the Saudis.
Yet the U.S. government itself is practically bragging about arming the Saudis even further to the tune of $350 billion!
The U.S. government and President Trump are painfully out of touch, and are hardly acting as representatives of the American people.
This, unfortunately, is nothing new.
Let's look back to Aug. 22, 1980.
Ron Paul was speaking on the House floor.
You'll notice the same disconnect between the sympathies of the American people vs. the U.S. federal government:
Mr. Speaker, the striking factory and dock workers – whose leaders have now been arrested by the Communist regime in Poland – must be admired for their courage in defying the dictators who control their country. I am sure the sympathy of the American people is with the brave workers who are protesting the injustice and lack of freedom that have existed for 35 years in this so-called 'workers' paradise.'
What about dollars?
How did the Communist dictators make out with our taxpayer dollars?
...from the end of World War II until 1978, the federal government loaned and gave the Communist regime in Poland $677 million. In 1979, our federal government granted the Communist regime in Poland an additional $500 million in loans and guarantees...
Why did the U.S. subsidize Communist dictators then?
Why do they arm Saudi dictators now?