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An unholy alliance: Trump, Putin, Kim Jung-Un, and Mohammed bin Salman

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When in the history of this country have we ever had a president who, in a very short time after being elected, has created alliances with dictators, despots of the highest order,

Never until now, as we now have one that has joined with, Russia's Putin, Kim Jong-un of North Korea, and Mohammed bin Salman, aka, MbS, the Saudia Arabian crown prince, in creating what can rightly be called an unholy alliance;, a term defined as, "an alliance which is perceived as unnatural, unusual, or simply undesirable, sometimes between seemingly antagonistic parties"

I was thinking of using a less controversial title for this article such as found in the old saying, "Birds of a feather flock together". But that would not accurately describe how these 4 individuals seem to be bonded together.

Why is it that Trump sides with these tyrants when they are accused of doing something terribly wrong? That is very difficult to determine but there are a few reasons to consider. In the case of Putin, it seems to be relative to financial connections in which Russian oligarchs provided funds for his real estate business. Reportedly, they came to his aid to help him to deal with one or more of his four bankruptcies.

In one form of repayment, after it became known that Russia had clearly hacked and interfered in the 2016 elections, Trump has dismissed that attack on our election system and has done nothing whatsoever to take steps to make certain that it can never happen again. How could an American president be so unresponsive to such an intrusion into this nation's affairs?

Trump seems to have this submissive, subservient relationship with these despots. He often comes across as the defense attorney and chief apologists for them. He has shown he is strongly committed to this unholy alliance.

In the case of Kim, Trump embraced him during their meeting in Singapore. He went overboard to show his great respect and admiration for this North Korean totalitarian and cruel oppressor of his people.

It may be because Kim knows something that would be highly damaging to Trump. Who knows, that's a very murky situation and more than a bit strange.

Various news organizations have quoted Trump as saying "He (Kim) wrote me beautiful letters," and during a rally in Wheeling, West Virginia, he said that they're great letters. "We fell in love." How can he say that when this North Korean leader has been building a nuclear threat against America over some time and continues to enhance it?

Now to his relationship with MsB, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. Trump wasn't the least bit interested or concerned when he was informed that Saudi Arabia and MbS were accused of carrying out the murder and dismemberment of Saudi citizen and American resident, Jamal Khashoggi, also a contributing writer for the Washington Post.

Trump believed the Saudi statement that Khashoggi was killed when he got into a fight at the Saudi Arabian embassy. That's as far-fetched as it can be but Trump, shortly after he heard it, said, that he felt that it was a credible explanation. What crap!

Does he demand to know where the body is or if it was actually dismembered? Nope, he just accepts the word of those who rule this terrorist country.

He said it was a very brutal act by "someone" and when it was pointed out to him that indications were that Mohammed bin Salman had given the orders for the murder, Trump immediately took on the role of his defender.

When the CIA, those "spooks", who seem to know everything going on in the world, indicated that they had evidence that MbS had given such an order, Trump just dismissed it completely and then said that, "maybe he did and maybe he didn't", and then added that he had no intention of placing strong sanctions on that nation and would not significantly reduce military sales to it.

Why would he do this and protect that rogue country from guilt in this matter? It's simply because of American manufacturer's mega-billions in sales of weaponry to Saudi Arabia, its great impact on the supply and price for oil, and, almost certainly, his personal financial dealings with it relative to his real estate business.

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