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October 23, 2013

Another Obama Foreign Policy Failure: Saudis To Sever Diplomatic Ties With U.S.

Topics: Iran, Political News and commentaries, Saudi Arabia, Syria

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Well, Obama totally blew it in Benghazi, has pretty much lost Egypt, blew it in Syria while giving Putin the Middle East, is in the process of naively smoothing the way for Iran's development of nuclear weapons, sat back and watched as the Muslim Brotherhood, Hezbollah, Hamas, and al-Qaeda have grown in influence throughout the Middle East, snoozed as the Syrian conflict has destabilized our most reliable Arab ally, Jordan ... and now he's topping it all off with loosing Saudi Arabia as an ally.

Via The Daily Mail:

Upset at President Barack Obama's policies on Iran and Syria, members of Saudi Arabia's ruling family are threatening a rift with the United States that could take the alliance between Washington and the kingdom to its lowest point in years.

Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief is vowing that the kingdom will make a 'major shift' in relations with the United States to protest perceived American inaction over Syria's civil war as well as recent U.S. overtures to Iran, a source close to Saudi policy said on Tuesday.

Prince Bandar bin Sultan told European diplomats that the United States had failed to act effectively against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, was growing closer to Tehran, and had failed to back Saudi support for Bahrain when it crushed an anti-government revolt in 2011, the source said.

[...] In unusually blunt public remarks, Prince Turki al-Faisal called Obama's policies in Syria 'lamentable' and ridiculed a U.S.-Russian deal to eliminate Assad's chemical weapons. He suggested it was a ruse to let Obama avoid military action in Syria.

'The current charade of international control over Bashar's chemical arsenal would be funny if it were not so blatantly perfidious. And designed not only to give Mr. Obama an opportunity to back down (from military strikes), but also to help Assad to butcher his people,' said Prince Turki, a member of the Saudi royal family and former director of Saudi intelligence.

[...] Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest oil exporter, ploughs much of its earnings back into U.S. assets. Most of the Saudi central bank's net foreign assets of $690 billion are thought to be denominated in dollars, much of them in U.S. Treasury bonds.
'All options are on the table now, and for sure there will be some impact,' the Saudi source said.

More here.

As each day goes by, more of our enemies no longer fear us, more of our allies no longer trust us, and America's influence and credibility in the world is diminished. And when all is said and done, one thing is certain. This is not going to end well for the U.S. - we've got 3 more years of Obama as president.

Posted by Hyscience at October 23, 2013 9:45 AM



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