Skip to comments.Obama Seeks to Calm Saudis as Paths Split
Posted on 03/28/2014 5:44:58 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
Over seven decades, the United States and Saudi Arabia forged a strategic alliance that became a linchpin of the regional order: a liberal democracy and an ultraconservative monarchy united by shared interests in the stability of the Middle East and the continued flow of oil.
But with President Obama arriving in Riyadh on Friday, the rulers of Saudi Arabia say they feel increasingly compelled to go their own way, pursuing starkly different strategies from Washington in dealing with Iran, Syria, Egypt and the role of the Muslim Brotherhood in the region.
Their view of Mr. Obama is that his entire understanding is wrong, said Mustafa Alani, an analyst at the Geneva-based Gulf Research Center who is close to the Saudi monarchy. The trust in him is not very high, so he will not have an easy ride, and a lot of hard questions will be put on the table.
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You could learn alot from a sheik.
You could learn alot from a sheik.
Heck...the Saudis have taken up residence in Jimmah Cahtah’s brain.
——his entire understanding is wrong——
That is an Arab kindness.
The man knows quite well that Obama has no understanding at all of the region despite being named for one of the two or three most important Moslems to have ever lived.
Gee what a surprise since nobody in a leadership role in the world believes or trusts ANYTHING he does or says.
Never heard of anyone who is so incapable of ever telling the truth about anything.
I suppose that a fatwa while he is there declaring him to be an apostate is too much to hope for.
Can we get him to stay there?
How low will he bow?
The Middle East doesn't respect weakness and doesn't like arming Iran with Nukes.
They underwrote his college education.
And there is no longer a return on their investment because he must obey his Russian masters above all.
The Saudis finally figured it out.
If they drop the dollar as the currency for all purchases of their oil, it’s lights out for America.
Blacks and illegals still believe in Obama...
F Saudi Arabia.
He named himself it seems.
For some reason an old adage comes to mind It takes one to know one
It is not yet clear whether the King of SA will even meet with Obozo today.
They are livid about his foreign policy.
The word trust and arab don’t belong in the same sentence. LOL!
Holders people will stick with the Kenyan until the very end! That does not mean they will vote much come November, especially for some creepyass cracker trying to cling on.
Well, actually, they’re much more honor-bound than Westerners. However, you must first have their respect. Overall they are more fickle as their prophet teaches subjugation and subservience of the will.
I think actually they are the spawn of the devil and we nned to either eradicate them or stay away from them and keep them out of our country.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
“his entire understanding is wrong...the trust in him is not very high...he will not have an easy ride...”
Is that the best they can do, ask him hard questions and let him ride them but not make it an easy ride? If his entire understanding is wrong, and the trust is not very high, you humor him and then do whatever you originally planned to do; i.e., something based on a true understanding, dealing with people you can trust more than him.
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