US troops in Saudi Arabia defend hegemony, not security

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The Trump administration is sending US troops to Saudi Arabia as it continues to threaten Iran. Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, says the US-Saudi relationship is “not based on strategic interest so much as it is based on money, money, and money — going into the coffers of some people in the national security elite, and into the coffers of some politicians who cling to their power.”

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