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1641, 03 Jan 16

Saudi Arabia Severs Ties with Iran

Things are continuing to escalate.

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said Sunday that his country is severing ties with Iran. Iranian diplomats in Saudi Arabia have 48 hours to leave the country, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told reporters.

The two countries have long been at odds, but Saudi Arabia’s execution of Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr Saturday kicked off a new round of sparring between them that analysts say could mark a dangerous shift in an already volatile region.

“I think you’re going to see a period of very harsh rhetoric, and the cutting of diplomatic ties comes at a very bad time. … This is Saudi Arabia saying, ‘The gloves are off,’ ” said Bobby Ghosh, a CNN global affairs analyst and managing editor of Quartz.


1641, 03 January 2016


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    Iran executed about 1500 political prisoners last year.

    Saudi about 150.

    Ridiculous that press slops up to Iran on this. Running cover for Obama’s dumb nuclear deal. Trying to make Iran look like victim, first liberal ploy in anything.

  2. old baldy


    “look like victim, first liberal ploy in anything”.
    You shouldn’t get to into that phrase, as you make yourself out to be a victim quite often.

  3. Kevin Scheunemann


    Didn’t claim it was an ineffective strategy.

  4. old baldy


    So you hold true to your own version of having double standards; bad for liberals (by your definition) to play the victim, yet OK for kevin to do it. What a guy ..

  5. Kevin Scheunemann


    Liberals have same standard.

    Victimization is OK for them, but not for Conservatives.

    I only play on the playing field provided.

    Your point is the equivalent of asking conservatives to step in the batter’s box without a baseball bat.

    You begrudge me because I’m smart enought to bring a bat to the batter’s box?

  6. old baldy


    I called you out because you are a hypocrite. I have no ideas what baseball skills you have, but I would relish the opportunity to pitch to you, bat or no bat.

  7. Kevin Scheunemann


    So when liberals do victimization, they are wise, holy, just, and pure in their intentions.

    When conservatives do victimization they are hypocrites?

    That is the liberal position.

    Isn’t that hypocritical for you to call that out?

    My point is: if we are going to play victimization politics, we should have equality when it comes to victimization play.

    I make the world more diverse by extending victimization beyond narrow minded liberalism.

    Do I at least get credit for expanded diversity?

  8. old baldy


    Now you are forgetting what you originally said, “look like victim, first liberal ploy in anything”. You called out liberals (by your definition) for using the victimization card, yet use it yourself to garner sympathy said it was an effective strategy. That is the hypocrisy you present. OK for me, bad for them. The rest of your argument is just gibberish trying to walk back your double standard.

    It must be awful noisy in your head with all the conflicting arguments going on.

  9. Kevin Scheunemann


    Conservatives use it so rarely, so it is not a contradiction to state it in the way I did.

    So you are against expanded diversity then? (because it’s too difficult to understand that conservative viewpoints are part of the multi-cultural rainbow of individual thought.)

  10. old baldy


    More excuse for your hypocrisy. I thought your were above that.

    Diversity has nothing to do with your excuse.

  11. Kevin Scheunemann


    Thought we agreed you did not want to be “judgmental”. Fairly entertaining that you are judgmental about hypocrisy that is really diversity.

    Open your mind to more possibilities.

    Conservatives can play victim to.

  12. old baldy


    Just pointing out the double standards you have.

    Glad to see you admit to using the “victim” card to try and garner sympathy.

  13. Kevin Scheunemann


    Well, you shouldn’t be doing that because you said you are not “judgmental”.

    I admit the victim card is a powerful political tactic and have no problem using it.

    Bet you will not admit you are “judgmental”.

  14. old baldy

    If calling you a blatant hypocrite is judgmental, I guess I am as guilty as you are. The big difference is I don’t play the victim card, you do, then condemn others for doing it. That is hypocrisy.

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