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Saudi spy chief says Riyadh to 'shift away from US' over Syria, Iran
The Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/22/2013

Posted on 10/22/2013 9:01:30 AM PDT by cll

DOHA - Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief has said the kingdom will make a "major shift" in relations with the United States in protest at its perceived inaction over the Syria war and its overtures to Iran, a source close to Saudi policy said on Tuesday.

Prince Bandar bin Sultan told European diplomats that Washington had failed to act effectively on the Syria crisis 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at jpost.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bahrain; bandarbinsultan; iran; israel; oabama; obama; saudi; saudiarabia; syria; waronterror
Another Obama/Hillary foreign policy success.
1 posted on 10/22/2013 9:01:30 AM PDT by cll
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To: cll

Jeez, I thought Obama would do ANYthing the Saudis wanted. I guess maybe he tried, but it wasn’t good enough. Next time he meets the Saudi royals, let’s look for a deeper bow.


2 posted on 10/22/2013 9:06:08 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: cll

Let’s not forget Lurch’s role in this fiasco.


3 posted on 10/22/2013 9:11:02 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: cll

I am not sure what to make of this...since the Saudis directly and indirectly fund Islamic Terrorism throughout the world....and fund many of the Islamic centers in the US.

Hussein Obama is also quite Islamic himself

Don’t trust either Hussein or the Saudis


4 posted on 10/22/2013 9:11:20 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Fact Is: GOPe want ObamaCare.)
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To: cll

Obama is a two-bit imam who wants to be Ayatollah.

The sauds are at odds with the Ayatollah class.


5 posted on 10/22/2013 9:15:20 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: cll
The Saudis are pissed, the Obama regime and McCain RINOs didn't perform to the level of the bribes they took.
6 posted on 10/22/2013 9:21:55 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: cll

Good. F Off, Saudis!

We aren’t going to be your mercenaries anymore like we’ve been for the last 25 years.


7 posted on 10/22/2013 9:23:50 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Navy Patriot
Anyone keeping a tally of Obama’s succeses?
8 posted on 10/22/2013 9:24:12 AM PDT by SIRTRIS
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To: Navy Patriot
"The Saudis are pissed"

Yes, I was wondering when we would hear from them. I wonder if they are pissed enough to sell their oil for something other then dollars? That would certainly get everyone attention.

9 posted on 10/22/2013 9:36:00 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: SeminoleCounty
I am not sure what to make of this...since the Saudis directly and indirectly fund Islamic Terrorism throughout the world....and fund many of the Islamic centers in the US.

The Sauds don't give a hoot about terrorism - they care about being the dominant country in the ME... their chief competitor is Iran.

Think of it like it's two rival drug gangs each wanting the police to shut down the other one.. The gangs want the police to do their dirty work FOR them because taking out a rival is costly. We're (the US) their police force - and the men and women of our armed forces are little more than paid mercenaries in the Saud's eyes.

10 posted on 10/22/2013 9:41:52 AM PDT by GOPJ (Self-respect is the root of discipline...dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself-Heschel)
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To: cll

Publicly, this gives more impetus for Keystone.

Privately, it’s a disaster as the Saudis get some of the best intel on radical Islam.


11 posted on 10/22/2013 9:42:58 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Hardraade; Navy Patriot; dfwgator; jpsb; Pearls Before Swine; cll
I am not sure what to make of this...since the Saudis directly and indirectly fund Islamic Terrorism throughout the world....and fund many of the Islamic centers in the US.

The Sauds don't give a hoot about terrorism - they care about being the dominant country in the ME... their chief competitor is Iran.

Think of it like it's two rival drug gangs each wanting the police to shut down the other one.. The gangs want the police to do their dirty work FOR them because taking out a rival is costly. We're (the US) their police force - and the men and women of our armed forces are little more than paid mercenaries in the Saud's eyes.

12 posted on 10/22/2013 9:44:53 AM PDT by GOPJ (Self-respect is the root of discipline...dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself-Heschel)
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To: dfwgator
"We aren’t going to be your mercenaries anymore"

I am not so sure of that. The only thing keeping the US economy afloat is the Saudis pricing oil in dollars. Should the Saudi decide to change that we are in deep dodo.

13 posted on 10/22/2013 9:59:11 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: dfwgator

We aren’t and never have been mercenaries for the Sauds.

There are times when our national and strategic interests are the same and times when they differ.


14 posted on 10/22/2013 10:09:23 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (We have No Opposition to Obam a's Socialist Agenda:)
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To: jpsb
I wonder if they are pissed enough to sell their oil for something other than dollars? That would certainly get everyone attention.

Changing the currency of exchange for petroleum fungibles will require an agreement larger than just the Saudis, but the market is moving in that direction, as are other commodities markets.

Basically, the Saudis want their cake and eat it, too. They want to be the ultimate authority in world Islam, they want their oligarch lifestyle, they want far above market price for their oil, and they want their bribes to totally control the corrupted.

What they don't want is to take any risk with their own precious butts.

That's why they buy US politicians, terrorist "rebel" groups, weapons for those groups, false flag operations, and try to buy the US military as mercenaries. Of course they are pissed when they don't get their money's worth, thanks to Putin and the UN Security Council.

15 posted on 10/22/2013 10:23:29 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: cll

Smells like ..... Smart Power


16 posted on 10/22/2013 11:19:58 AM PDT by Stand W (Crush your enemies! See them driven before you! Hear the lamentations of their women!)
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To: jpsb
Should the Saudi decide to change that we are in deep dodo.

Adapt. Improvise. Overcome.

17 posted on 10/22/2013 11:21:53 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: cll
We were supposed to have overthrown the Russian-friendly Syrian regime, installed jihadists compliant to the Saudis and be helping them build a pipeline to the Mediterranean and the European natural gas market by now. We are well behind the Saudi's schedule on this. Chop, chop.
18 posted on 10/22/2013 11:27:51 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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Thanks cll.

Iran attempts to silence its ‘Death to America’ chants
[hardliners go into a rage, say keep doing it]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3081901/posts


19 posted on 10/23/2013 8:30:16 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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Saudi Arabia severs diplomatic ties with US over response to conflict in Syria

Our next President is going to need a bunch of reset buttons. Foreign and domestic.

20 posted on 10/24/2013 5:26:52 AM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, Michelle on Chicago)
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I say let the Saudis - a dictatorship - get pissed.

Maybe we should be courting Assad - another dictator but one who runs a secular non-Islamic fundamentalist government, as opposed to the Saudis (they have religious police, Assad does not), offering to become Assad’s next best friend, asking only a de-linkage of Syria with Iran and full, without the “Palestinians”, peace negotiations with Irreal over ONLY Israeli-Syrian issues and sans any “comprehensive” Middle East peace deal.

Someone could ask? Would such an agreement help produce a “more moderate” government in Syria? I can only return the question. Has our alliance of convenience with the House of Saud ever stimulated a “more moderate” government out of the Saudis? Or, another question might be - How many Syrians were either part of the 9-11 attacks or have been fighting for or on the side of the Taliban, and how many Saudis?


21 posted on 10/24/2013 4:20:33 PM PDT by Wuli
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