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Saudi Prince Accuses Obama of Indecision on Middle East
New York Times ^ | December 15, 2013 | STEVEN ERLANGER

Posted on 12/15/2013 2:21:47 PM PST by Ben Mugged

An influential Saudi prince blasted the Obama administration on Sunday for indecision and a loss of credibility with allies in the Middle East, saying that American efforts to secure a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians would founder without a clear commitment from President Obama.

“We’ve seen several red lines put forward by the president, which went along and became pinkish as time grew, and eventually ended up completely white,” said Prince Turki al-Faisal, the former intelligence chief of Saudi Arabia. “When that kind of assurance comes from a leader of a country like the United States, we expect him to stand by it.” He added, “There is an issue of confidence.”

Mr. Obama has his problems, the prince said, but when a country has strong allies, “you should be able to give them the assurance that what you say is going to be what you do.” The prince no longer has any official position but has lately been providing the public expression of internal Saudi views with clear approval from the Saudi government.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: indecision; middleeast; obama; saudi
Mr. Obama has his problems, the prince said, but when a country has strong allies, “you should be able to give them the assurance that what you say is going to be what you do.”
1 posted on 12/15/2013 2:21:48 PM PST by Ben Mugged
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To: Ben Mugged

Saudi Arabia should Stop Jihad Now.


2 posted on 12/15/2013 2:23:06 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Ben Mugged

hehe

When Khalid al-Mansour and Prince Alwaleed picked out Obama years ago, did they really expect the lazy youth to acquire discipline by making sure he never had to work for anything?

Making Valerie Jarrett puppet master only goes so far.


3 posted on 12/15/2013 2:29:30 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Ben Mugged

Saudi should stop funding training schools and camps all around the world for terrorists.
But the problem they have with Obama is that the Iranian Islamonazis are even more hateful and aggressive than Saud...
so O has switched his support to Iran

(Iran wants to take over the oil fiends that are in eastern Saudi, plus those down the block in the smaller gulf states, all closeby Iran...all oil fiends Iran could grab once its finishes deploying its nukes...Iran has already tried sending terrorist agents into the main oil pumping part of Saudi..which happens to lie near Iran... and which happens to have a large pro-Shiite/pro-Iranian element living in it. The Saudi dictators managed to catch and stop that subversion, so now Iran will make a more overt move when it finishes its nuke missiles, or whenever)

Once Iran grabs (or even eliminates) those oil fiends, it will control the majority of exportable oil in the entire world.


4 posted on 12/15/2013 2:31:39 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: Ben Mugged

Wax museum figure look alike Valerie Jarrett will not be pleased to hear this.


5 posted on 12/15/2013 2:35:12 PM PST by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Ben Mugged

Obama indecisive? Who would o’ thunk? The truth is that America’s and Obama’s allies are not one in the same. He’s shown that he’s no friend of Israel, but what’s he really up to if anything? There’s no way to tell yet.


6 posted on 12/15/2013 2:36:34 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Ben Mugged

The Saudis have problems with Obama? Welcome to our world.


7 posted on 12/15/2013 2:36:50 PM PST by armydawg505
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To: Ben Mugged

There will be no peace between Palestinians and Israel as long as one Palestinian is left alive.

One day Israel will have to take care of that.


8 posted on 12/15/2013 2:37:05 PM PST by Venturer (Half Staff the Flag of the US for Terrorists.)
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To: Ben Mugged

Hello Mr. Prince. Now you know what we know in the states. Welcome to da club of The Disappointed Observers!


9 posted on 12/15/2013 2:37:08 PM PST by lee martell
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To: laplata

As bizzarro as ValJ looks, somebody posted a pic of her reasonably attractive daughter. Maybe the daughter is adopted, LOL.


10 posted on 12/15/2013 2:38:52 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: Ben Mugged

He isn’t indecisive, he has consistently come down on the side of the terrorist.


11 posted on 12/15/2013 2:39:30 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the.tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: Ben Mugged
Saudi Prince Accuses Obama of Indecision on Middle East

Not true. There was zero indecision. 0bama decided to lead from behind before his first bow.

5.56mm

12 posted on 12/15/2013 2:41:27 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe

Seems to me that Obama wants Israel to fail but does not want the blame. He supports the enemies of Israel while soliciting political donations from Jews in the United States. He also solicits donations from Saudi and will doubtless ask them to fund his library in Hawaii to be named Fantasy Island.


13 posted on 12/15/2013 2:45:29 PM PST by Ben Mugged (The number one enemy of liberalism is reality.)
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To: Ben Mugged

Just because he bows to you doesn’t mean he won’t throw you under the bus.


14 posted on 12/15/2013 2:57:02 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: laplata
Valerie Jarrett was born in Iran. If one is to step back and view from the lens of eternal Shia/Sunni dispute, one would think this administration parted ways w/Sunni(Saudi) influence in favor of Shia (Iran) . . .given this administration's recent insane bargaining w/Iran and sudden revelation from NY Post: Inside the Saudi 911 coverup
15 posted on 12/15/2013 3:06:18 PM PST by wtd
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To: wtd

0bama’s narcissism is quite big enough to make him believe that he can heal the Sunni-Shia schizm in Islam. I am sure that he believes that he is the only one who can.


16 posted on 12/15/2013 3:11:07 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: wtd

VJ has a lot of indirect connections with Saudis/Sunnis, but I’ve never heard of anyone connecting the nominally Christian Jarrett with any Shia bigwigs.


17 posted on 12/15/2013 3:11:31 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: M Kehoe
Barky decided he would not decide...
18 posted on 12/15/2013 3:19:17 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Ben Mugged
There were a few days of panic in the WH when it became evident Obama was not going to take military action when the red line was crossed. The Samantha Powers Doctrine was not going to happen because Obama was A) a wimp and B) didn't have the heft in Congress to make it happen.

I had never seen Carney so flustered as when he was trying to handle the questions during that four day period; this is when he had his gaggle of favorites secretly meet with him before he went before the whole press corps to try to help him figure out what to say.

The upshot was that Putin took over as leader in working with Syria. The KGB guy now is now charge of our Mid East foreign policy.

19 posted on 12/15/2013 3:25:07 PM PST by what's up
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To: what's up
The upshot was that Putin took over as leader in working with Syria. The KGB guy now is now charge of our Mid East foreign policy.

0bama said he would have more flexibility after the election and his style is to lead from behind. He thinks he is manipulating Putin and the situation.

20 posted on 12/15/2013 3:31:44 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Paladin2

Indecision for Obama IS a decision.

That’s his version of voting “present”.


21 posted on 12/15/2013 3:47:05 PM PST by moovova
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To: wtd

Scary stuff. They’re all rotten to the core.


22 posted on 12/15/2013 3:52:56 PM PST by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Ben Mugged

Seriously, folks, you simply CANNOT make this stuff up. Even the Saudis have figured out that Barry is an empty suit and his puppet master is the Iranian Valerie Jarrett. Duh.


23 posted on 12/15/2013 6:47:23 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: Ben Mugged
"Saudi Prince Accuses Obama of Indecision on Middle East"

Does that mean they'll recall comrade obama?
24 posted on 12/15/2013 9:51:43 PM PST by clearcarbon
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