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Saudi Adviser: We Offered Money And Troops To Fight ISIS, Obama Turned Us Down

Saudi Adviser: We Offered Money And Troops To Fight ISIS, Obama Turned Us Down

President Donald Trump had a meeting with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that some in media seem to have missed.

Perhaps the effusive praise for Trump is one reason why.

From Daily Caller:

A statement released by the Saudi leader was effusive in its praise for the U.S. president’s “great understanding” of geo-political problems in the Middle East and his concern for better relations with the Saudi people.

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The deputy crown prince also was supportive of the Trump travel ban to block terrorists.

Salman also agreed with Trump’s efforts to enforce a temporary travel ban on visitors to the U.S. that includes countries with a Muslim-majority population.

“Saudi Arabia does not believe that this measure is targeting Muslim countries or the religion of Islam. This measure is a sovereign decision aimed at preventing terrorists from entering the United States of America. President Trump expressed his deep respect for the Religion of Islam, considering it one of the divine religions that came with great human principles kidnapped by radical groups,” he said.

They even discussed the success of Saudi Arabia’s ‘wall’ with Iraq, a “successful experience … which led to preventing illegal entrance of individuals, as well as preventing smuggling operations.”

Media has to be surprised with the praise for Trump and the travel ban.

But an even bigger bomb was what the deputy crown prince’s adviser, Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al Saud, said in an interview with Bret Baier when talking about the meeting.

“We are more than ready to cooperate with the United States on countering ISIS in Syria and Iraq, across the region, not just financially but the Saudi government offered during the Obama administration’s time to send its troops into Syria to fight ISIS, that was not met with enthusiasm by the Obama administration.

I think that offer remains on the table. And I’m sure that we’re more than, the Saudi government is more than ready to support the U.S. in eradicating ISIS. But not just financially, but with its own troops and its own people.”

Unbelievable. President Barack Obama left the vacuum in Iraq that led to the rise of ISIS. Then he did nothing to stop them early when he could have in 2014. Now we hear he turned down Arab money and help?

How many lost opportunities and how many are dead because of this?

H/T Matthew RJ Brodsky

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