And I also remember a time when Watson called Saudi Arabia a "cancer on the world".
So why has Trump betrayed his base and sold out to the Saudis?
He flew to Riyadh, did the Saudi sword dance, agreed a $350 billion weapons and defence deal with the Saudis, and forged an alliance with the Saudis (who did 9/11 and unleashed the cutthroat Jihadis) against Iran (who didn't do 9/11 and is fighting those cutthroat Jihadis).
But all we hear from Infowars is "Tax cuts!" (yeah, for the rich), and "Jobs!" (yeah, for bartenders and waitresses), and "Dow Jones" (yeah, after Trump's treason in Riyadh because 1/7th of that $350 billion deal with the Saudis is going to Boeing which drives the Dow Jones).
And now we have this astonishing report that under Bomber Trump the Pentagon more than doubled their refuelling of the Saudi war machine as it pummels Yemen, creating a catastrophe in the process.
The Pentagon more than doubled US refueling support for the Saudi-led mission in Yemen over the past year, a spokeswoman told Al-Monitor, despite mounting public and congressional concerns about the operation.
Amid a worsening humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country, the US Department of Defense provided about 480,000 gallons of aviation fuel to the mission at a cost of more than $1 million in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, a 140% increase over the previous year. The disclosure comes as Yemen suffers the world’s worst cholera epidemic and the Saudis face international pressure to lift their blockade of the country’s ports.
“This revelation should be a wake-up call to every policymaker and every American that this country is literally fueling the largest humanitarian crisis in the world and the worst cholera outbreak in recorded history,” said Kate Gould, a lobbyist with the Friends Committee on National Legislation, a Quaker group. “The [United States] is operating these gas stations in the sky to fuel Saudi and UAE bombers as they rain down terror on Yemeni water and other sanitation infrastructure — the last safeguards Yemen has against these disease outbreaks sweeping the country.”
[source : US support for Saudi war in Yemen soars under Trump, al-Monitor, https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/11/us-aerial-support-saudi-campaign-yemen-soars-trump.html, 16th November 2017]