U.S. Pulling Patriot Missile Batteries Out of Saudi Arabia Amid Oil Dispute

The U.S. is pulling two Patriot missile batteries and some fighter aircraft out of Saudi Arabia, an American official said Thursday, amid tensions between the kingdom and the Trump administration over oil production.

The official said the decision removes two batteries that were guarding oil facilities in Saudi Arabia but leaves two Patriot batteries at Prince Sultan Air Base in the Saudi desert, along with other air defense systems and jet fighters.

Worth noting, I’ll bet the move is more likely “symbolic”.

Should we stop being allies with some countries, they can most likely just go to Russia and maybe even China. That’s probably not good either.

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