Skip to comments.Game-changer: Saudis seek to re-balance Mideast against U.S.
Posted on 12/08/2013 8:06:59 PM PST by Carbonsteel
EILAT, Israel Saudi Arabia is proposing a sweeping deal to Russia that solidifies Moscows position in the Middle East and Persian Gulf largely at the expense of the United States, according to informed Egyptian security officials.
The deal incorporates increased Russian involvement in Egypt, Syria and the Persian Gulf, and even involves a Saudi guarantee to aid against terror plots targeting the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
The Egyptian officials said the deal seeks to replace the U.S. with Russia as the major weapons dealer to Egypt.
However, the weapons sales to Cairo are only the tip of the potential re-balancing iceberg that follows a major fallout with the Saudis after President Obamas outreach efforts to Iran.
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Watching this guy is like watching one of the old Peter Sellers Pink Panther movies. He's completely incompetent and just stumbles around causing problems for everyone he comes in contact with.
Russia is playing the long game in the area, far above Obama’s pay grade.
With the way Obama has screwed over the rest of the Middle East, can’t say I blame them.
“He’s completely incompetent and just stumbles around causing problems . . ..”
Have you considered the possibility that BHO is reading from a script concocted by G. Soros, V. Jarrett, and like enemies of America as it was founded and structured?
What did he say about America’s role on the world stage during his 2008 campaign? A weak, fiscally bankrupt, and geo-politically compromised America is intended.
The meddling and bungling of this incompetent has about succeeded in moving Egypt back into the Soviet/Russian orbit, where they had been for decades before the 1973 Yom Kippur war. Forty years a US ally, and now Obama comes along and fritters that away along with most other good relations the US has had in the Middle East.
There's a lot to say about Saudi Arabia that's good riddance. But, doing what they are in midst of making happen is not good for the US. Look at it as the foreign policy version of ObamaCare.
It's so very ironic. I recall how it was announced in a rather extremely unpublicized way at the time but I caught it. Absolutely no mention of it at the time in the MSM, either when it was announced or while he was here in the US to meet with Obama on some urgent business. It was very hush-hush and surreptious. The time the King of Saudi Arabia came to meet Obama duyring his first term. What it was all about, is an inexplicable mystery.
The point is, that now, Saudi Arabia is turning into an out-in-the open, unrepentant enemy.
Imagine, think of this.
As our "friend", privy to a "special relationship", 9/11 was wrought. Now, turning away from the US, transformed more into an enemy than anything else, I don't want to think what they will conjure up.
The coming end of the petro-dollar... think our economy is bad now? Wait until that happens. SHTF.
As Saudi Arabia remains, for many reasons, a pariah to many in the aftermath of 9/11, I couldn't think of anything positive to say about the Saudis, anything that would make us regret them turning away from us, the West. But, no question about it, that appears a very real and catastrophic outcome. As I said, I fear their enmity and sense of vindictiveness but it didn't occur to me the coming end of the petro-dollar as being a very viable reality as it did for you.But that would be the perfect scenario to occur as far as Obama is concerned.
Thanks very much for your most insightful revelation.
As I lament in my tagline....
Good one Bobalu lol
I thought this Hussein guy was 3/8 Arab?
The Shill has been caught with a bent card up his sleeve. Now, the Grifter is going to have to run.
“Negotiating with Obama is like playing chess with a pigeon. It knocks over the pieces, shits on the board, then struts around like it won”
Is that a real quote? If so, Putin nailed it.
Gosh, you’d think that bowing to the Saudi king would get the Bamster a little more respect. (Sarc)
At the rate he’s going, there won’t be a country left that is allied with the USA anywhere in the world. An end to his reign can’t come soon enough to save us. We will reap what he has sown.
I found it on Jerry Pournells blog
Obama’s too set on punishing Egypt for throwing the Muslim Brotherhood out of power.
Obama-Jarret-Kerry are effing up the Middle East on purpose. Making it so that America loses power there so that Russia+Iran can dominate it. We are handing the MiddleEast over to Vladimir Putin who wants to dominate world energy supplies and pricing. Putin and Iran can do this once we depart. China is in on the deal and will get oil at a discounted price.
The stupid comfort-seeking Europeans will be forced to pay a higher than market price. So will Japan, Taiwan, Korea. Oil will be made non-fungible. Tanker shipments are easily (GPS) tracked these days. So a tanker headed to Rotterdam with MidEast oil will carry oil on it that the Europeans have paid a premium for
Obamao is the worst President in US history. He is a disaster both on domestic and foreign policy. By the time, he gets out of office, we will be broke and have no friends left in the world.
Yes, I know that we are already broke. But, he will make us even more broke and even less credit-worthy.
Your tagline is prescient. He’ll be ruling by EOs, bypassing Congress and his last 18mos will be worse than anything we could ever imagine.
Russia, China, N Korea, Iran etc are actively trying to kill the petro-dollar, and 0traitor is helping them do it.
“... that appears a very real and catastrophic outcome...”
IMO, it would be 1,000x worse than 9-11-01, and a SHTF scenario would destroy America’s economy, along with millions of deaths, poverty and misery, and probably would eclipse anything our enemies could envision doing to us themselves, save multiple EMPs.
>>>The meddling and bungling of this incompetent has about succeeded in moving Egypt back into the Soviet/Russian orbit, where they had been for decades before the 1973 Yom Kippur war. Forty years a US ally, and now Obama comes along and fritters that away along with most other good relations the US has had in the Middle East.<<<
Screw Egypt and watch for Japan. They are still occupied by Russian military and never signed a peace agreement since WWII but now leaning towards Russia to build an alliance against Red China. With all the US debt before Chinese banks and free trade crap they can’t rely on US on this matter for sure.