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Steve, thatís an interesting take.My opinion on the matter is if people are making money or enjoying entertainment from investments or entities with business ties to the SA Kingdom, but donít know about it, itís not an issue. Kind of like, we want your money, but please keep it on the down low. Itís the idea that they have come out that really is bothersome.
Quote from: Don Mahaffey on June 08, 2022, 11:43:24 AMSteve, thatís an interesting take.My opinion on the matter is if people are making money or enjoying entertainment from investments or entities with business ties to the SA Kingdom, but donít know about it, itís not an issue. Kind of like, we want your money, but please keep it on the down low. Itís the idea that they have come out that really is bothersome.Don, You aren't wrong, however, a large, large part of American enterprise is globalized and thus willing to do business in every country willing to conduct profitable trade, save for those federally sanctioned (i.e. Russia,North Korea, etc..). Few, if any, companies, care where their products are sold, so long as the bills are paid. The real issue here is the direct investment arm of the ruling Saudi family has directed nearly a billion dollars to establishing a competitive professional golf tour. Right or wrong, there is little daylight between the state and the LIV. As for various US businesses conducting normal commerce, there is often a wide berth created between seller, buyer and political association or incrimination. Hope all is well with you!
Are you afraid that the Saudiís have turned DJ. Talk about a double knot spy.
Quote from: David_Tepper on May 26, 2022, 10:36:52 AMExcellent interview with Alan Shipnuck here:https://www.insider.com/phil-mickelson-biography-alan-shipnuck-interview-saudi-golf-league-2022-5What a saint he is ..
Excellent interview with Alan Shipnuck here:https://www.insider.com/phil-mickelson-biography-alan-shipnuck-interview-saudi-golf-league-2022-5
Quote from: John Kavanaugh on June 08, 2022, 03:13:11 PMAre you afraid that the Saudiís have turned DJ. Talk about a double knot spy.Double naught. As in 007
JB is probably wondering how many pages this thread will go to... maybe notBeyond Jethro subterfuge... Where was all this moral outrage when the Ladies were funded by the Saudis?Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by Public Investment Fund https://www.golfsaudi.com/en-us/asli-2022
From the NY Post - a 9/11 surivor's group take on Mickelson, et al.:https://nypost.com/2022/06/11/phil-mickelson-other-liv-golf-players-ripped-by-9-11-group/
Bostonís no slouch
The outraged will get their chances to voice their sentiments soon enough in Metro NY/NJ end of July and in Boston beginning of Sept.I guess its not Shell's Wonderful World of Golf anymore... like Sam & Jack at Pebble: https://youtu.be/qMnrQYyxOho
Didn't mean to slight potential outrage directed to LIV at Pumpkin Ridge in the great NW, just haven't really seen the ANTIFA crowd actually voice anything coherently between bashing people with skateboards, using fireworks offensively, and setting dumpster fires...
I am sure Sergio would rather deal with them over the crowd at the Open at Bethpage Black.