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Obama Seeks to Calm Saudis as Paths Split
NY TIMES ^ | 3/27/14 | David K Kirkpatrick

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.”

(Excerpt) Read more at mobile.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Egypt; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Syria; US: New York
KEYWORDS: davidkkirkpatrick; egypt; iran; israel; kuwait; liars; muslimbrotherhood; mustafaalani; newyork; newyorkcity; newyorkslimes; newyorktimes; obamafail; obamatrip; qatar; saudiarabia; syria; unitedarabemirates
Translation: Even the NY Times is, occasionally, capable of recognizing Obama and the Democrats are destroying America.
1 posted on 03/28/2014 5:44:58 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
“The trust in him is not very high....

You could learn alot from a sheik.

2 posted on 03/28/2014 5:47:00 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
“The trust in him is not very high....

You could learn alot from a sheik.

3 posted on 03/28/2014 5:47:37 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Heck...the Saudis have taken up residence in Jimmah Cahtah’s brain.


4 posted on 03/28/2014 5:50:25 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

——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.


5 posted on 03/28/2014 5:52:36 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


6 posted on 03/28/2014 6:02:38 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: SoFloFreeper

I suppose that a fatwa while he is there declaring him to be an apostate is too much to hope for.


7 posted on 03/28/2014 6:04:40 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SoFloFreeper

Can we get him to stay there?

How low will he bow?


8 posted on 03/28/2014 6:09:28 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Don't forget to laugh once in a while when now one else is)
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To: CincyRichieRich
Maybe he need to fo back on a bowing tour.

The Middle East doesn't respect weakness and doesn't like arming Iran with Nukes.

9 posted on 03/28/2014 6:14:33 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


10 posted on 03/28/2014 6:19:49 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks SoFloFreeper.


11 posted on 03/28/2014 6:47:21 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/alreadyposted/index)
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To: chiefqc

Blacks and illegals still believe in Obama...


12 posted on 03/28/2014 6:48:06 AM PDT by GOPJ (NASA: N othing A bout S pace A nymore - - FreperClearCase_guy)
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To: SoFloFreeper

F Saudi Arabia.


13 posted on 03/28/2014 6:49:06 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: bert

He named himself it seems.


14 posted on 03/28/2014 6:49:18 AM PDT by mcshot (Their fraud is malignant, deep, unending and perilous.)
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To: dfwgator

For some reason an old adage comes to mind “It takes one to know one”


15 posted on 03/28/2014 6:53:37 AM PDT by saintgermaine
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To: SoFloFreeper

It is not yet clear whether the King of SA will even meet with Obozo today.

They are livid about his foreign policy.


16 posted on 03/28/2014 6:57:57 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The word trust and arab don’t belong in the same sentence. LOL!


17 posted on 03/28/2014 7:01:17 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: GOPJ

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.


18 posted on 03/28/2014 8:47:00 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

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.


19 posted on 03/28/2014 9:13:44 AM PDT by Justa
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To: Justa

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.


20 posted on 03/28/2014 12:36:50 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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21 posted on 03/30/2014 6:46:40 AM PDT by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“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.


22 posted on 03/30/2014 1:21:42 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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