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Mistrust overshadows Obama's Saudi trip
Yahoo News ^ | 3/28/14 | Assad ABBOUD

Posted on 03/28/2014 9:38:15 AM PDT by Cheerio

Riyadh (AFP) - US President Barack Obama meets Saudi King Abdullah Friday as mistrust fuelled by differences over Iran and Syria overshadows a decades-long alliance between their countries.

Obama, who is due to arrive in Saudi Arabia late in the afternoon on a flight from Italy, is expected to hold evening talks with the monarch on a royal estate outside Riyadh.

Saudi Arabia has strong reservations about efforts by Washington and other major world powers to negotiate a deal with Iran on its nuclear programme.

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TOPICS: Canada; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: anwr; canada; keystonexl; obama; obamatrip; opec; saudiarabia
It is also disappointed over Obama's 11th-hour decision last year not to take military action against the Syrian regime over chemical weapons attacks.

Saudi analyst Abdel Aziz al-Sagr, who heads the Gulf Research Centre, said Saudi-US relations are "tense due to Washington's stances" on the Middle East, especially Iran.

That is an understatement of a RAT politician that ran on the platform of returning the US to a position of Global respect after slamming his predecessor for saddling America with 8 years of "Failed Foreign" policy.
1 posted on 03/28/2014 9:38:15 AM PDT by Cheerio
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To: Cheerio

we’ve had relations with them since 1933.


2 posted on 03/28/2014 9:41:55 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Cheerio

He will bow and scrape. This “obama” thing is a disgrace.


3 posted on 03/28/2014 9:42:03 AM PDT by Ray76 (Profit from the mistakes of others, you'll never live long enough to make them all yourself.)
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To: Cheerio
Obama can fix this by bowing far lower to his Saudi masters, keeping the price of Saudi oil high, denying American oil and gas to Americans, continuing to fund and arm Al Qaeda, and renting out the US military as directed by the Saudis.

John McCain says so.

4 posted on 03/28/2014 9:48:23 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: Ray76

This ‘drop’ on Syria episode really irked the Saudis...from what I’ve read. They can’t understand the whole logic in DC, the characters running things, or the end-result? Oddly, the Turks are talking about some mini-war going on with Syria, and I suspect that the Saudis are all happy over that and pumped up about the Turkish leadership.


5 posted on 03/28/2014 9:48:25 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Cheerio

Has the media finally given up the fantasy that we had all kinds of foreign relations problems 6 or 7 years ago because the world hated that stupid cowboy Bush and that Obama’s sophisticated diplomacy would make the world love us again?


6 posted on 03/28/2014 9:51:33 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Cheerio

Muslims not trusting Muslims! Who’d woulda thought?


7 posted on 03/28/2014 9:51:34 AM PDT by stboz
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To: stboz

soebarkah needs his mechanism adjusted.


8 posted on 03/28/2014 9:53:57 AM PDT by onedoug
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They still behead those that turn on them don’t they?

I am rooting for the Barbarians....


9 posted on 03/28/2014 9:54:44 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Cheerio
Who you going to believe Obama or the Pope Saudis. [/sarc]
10 posted on 03/28/2014 9:58:02 AM PDT by McGruff (prop·a·gan·da - information of a biased or misleading nature)
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To: Sacajaweau
we’ve had relations with them since 1933.

Maybe Jean Querrie can give them a RESET button, eh?

11 posted on 03/28/2014 9:58:17 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Cheerio

The “Bootlicking” tour continues.


12 posted on 03/28/2014 10:01:30 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Ray76
"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it."

-- Mark Twain


13 posted on 03/28/2014 10:03:52 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The future ain't what it use to be -- Yogi Berra)
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To: Cheerio
Obama, who is due to arrive in Saudi Arabia late in the afternoon on a flight from Italy, is expected to hold evening talks with the monarch on a royal estate outside Riyadh. Saudi Arabia has strong reservations about efforts by Washington and other major world powers to negotiate a deal with Iran on its nuclear program.

"Wrong Way Goldfarb" is on the road again. Cuidado!

14 posted on 03/28/2014 10:05:20 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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The only countries where Michelle has not accompanied Obama are those using Sharia Law. If you ask a Muslim whether Obama is a Muslim they’ll say yes. Why? Because a Muslim can not bring a non-Muslim wife to a Sharia ruled country.


15 posted on 03/28/2014 10:08:02 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Cheerio

It’s a little late but Obama is seeking a king lesson.


16 posted on 03/28/2014 10:12:32 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Obama is the “Dip” in Diplomacy.


17 posted on 03/28/2014 10:16:48 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: pepsionice

The Saudis are PO’d at 0bama and his monkey-boy Kerry bungling the whole Syria deal. The Saudis have been working for years to dump Assad so they can build their pipelines to Europe. 0bama and Kerry came off looking like total fools in the international community.

It’s no wonder the Saudis are trying to cut a deal with the Russians on middle east policy. They aren’t stupid, and they won’t tie themselves to losers like us.

This trip will be another international embarassment for 0bama. We will be even weaker when he returns home.


18 posted on 03/28/2014 10:21:47 AM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: Cheerio

Will Barry make the King a present of a wooden box full of bull-skat seeds from Michelle’s garden?


19 posted on 03/28/2014 10:33:36 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The future ain't what it use to be -- Yogi Berra)
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Barry should’ve taken Jimmah with him on the Saudi trip.


20 posted on 03/28/2014 10:34:55 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Ray76

He didn’t bow to Pope Francis...


21 posted on 03/28/2014 10:43:28 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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Obama lies.....once you lie to a Muslim.....you are toast from that day on!!! Of course....Obama may be a Muslim.....we are 100% certain, Obama is not a Christian, Good chance he is Satan, himself!!! Saudi’s beware!!! Obama’s words mean zilch!!!


22 posted on 03/28/2014 10:58:38 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Their pis*ed at him because it was his turn in the barrel last time but he went on a tax payers vacation so now he has to spend two day in the barrel instead plus two days doing service at the royal bath house.

He was seen smiling as he entered the royal bath house with his new knee pads on.


23 posted on 03/28/2014 12:47:42 PM PDT by chiefqc
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