Skip to comments.Saudi Arabia severs diplomatic ties with US over response to conflict in Syria
Posted on 10/23/2013 6:29:00 AM PDT by Red Badger
Upset at President Barack Obama's policies on Iran and Syria, members of Saudi Arabia's ruling family are threatening a rift with the United States that could take the alliance between Washington and the kingdom to its lowest point in years.
Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief is vowing that the kingdom will make a 'major shift' in relations with the United States to protest perceived American inaction over Syria's civil war as well as recent U.S. overtures to Iran, a source close to Saudi policy said on Tuesday.
Prince Bandar bin Sultan told European diplomats that the United States had failed to act effectively against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, was growing closer to Tehran, and had failed to back Saudi support for Bahrain when it crushed an anti-government revolt in 2011, the source said.
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The Saudi sheiks ‘blue eyed warriors’ didn’t snap to attention when he summoned them...
So no one wants us to be the world’s police. And then they get mad when we’re not...the world’s police. Am I missing something? Can’t they take care of their own region?
Screw em. I’m tired of them holding our coat while we fight for them.
Saudis are jerking the Obama-Kerry chain because they know it will work................
Either way, you're dealing with muslims.
We have shale-oil now, so their oil is now unnecessary..............
I guess Obozo needs to bow lower next time..........
Then let’s nuke them. It is the only way to be sure.
It’s culturally “beneath them” to “take care of” anything.
Kick out the Saudis “studying” here on student visas and expel their diplomatic personnel, too!
I guess our people didn’t bow low enough last time they were there.
IRAN 2013 census 77,176,930 (17th)
SAUDI ARABIA 2012 estimate 29,195,895 (43rd)
That's just more international double-speak. This country isn't going to say BOO to the Saudis. WE are their biggest buyers. They have the petroleum and natural gas; we have the need for it.
How will that EVER change? Southern California would split from the UNION if that ever happened and would establish its own ties with the Saudis, just for the GASOLINE to keep L.A. on their freeways.
Bought and paid for, but not staying bought. No wonder they are unhappy!
Keep in mind that all OPEC has to do is suddenly refuse to accet US dollars for their oil and our reserve currency status is history.
The consequences of that are unimaginable.
There’s a major disruption in the status quo occurring right now. yet another new world order is forming and it is a threat to America. A severing of ties with Saudi Arabia is just one more puzzle piece that inevitably has to fall into place for this new world order to form and which accelerates this new global alignment. Our politicians are not being straight with us. The state of the union is not good. Obama, through either sheer incompetence or malicious design, has sailed us off the edge of the map and there be monsters here.
Is this true?
hold on. here we go.
Obama is just as skilled at diplomacy as he is in restructuring health care insurance.
A fundamental change in the nature of the United States, indeed.
Good. Occupy Mecca like we should have done in 2001.
I guess Obozo needs to bow lower next time..........
More like get on his knees and bark like a dog...
Damn - what an opportunity this is.
Saudi Arabia is an enemy of USA’s people and civilization.
Russia and USA should get together to overturn the House of Saud, and watch it burn, just for fun.
Obozo with butt in air...how fitting.
I’ll take “Malicious Design” for 1 billion dollars...
Yes, I was thinking, kiss their shoes!
Combine that with open borders, drastic cuts in the military, termination of top military officers... not good.
I wonder if they’ll televise it when Kerry crawls to Prince Bandar on all four begging foregiveness.
Nice misleading headline there. "Threatening" is not the same as "severs all ties". Sabre rattling, nothing more.
Don’t worry, John Kerry will come riding in on a white charger, take command of the situation and put the Saudis in their place.
You are correct there MrB. I recall reading an article here on FR a handful of years back that the reason many muslim nations' military gear is second rate at best (even when provided first rate hardware) is because of the culture of having to actually take care of "things". They would rather farm out that work but made poor decisions in who actually conducted their regular maintenance; hence it slipped and slipped and slipped.
He’s slicker than oil on an ice rink all right.
This is the more important issue. There has already been quite a bit of pressure from the BRIC’s on the issue of a new reserve currency and if the Saudis are on board, most of OPEC will go with them.
Unless Putin has made them an offer they can’t refuse.
Don’t occupy Mecca. Much too unsanitary a place for “infidels”.
Instead, nuke Mecca into a glowing glass bowl. Let the muzzies rage & then bring it on.
Sick of these people.
There’s a FReeper who’s animated that pic to where Zero is doing the San Francisco Shuffle on King Achmed.....I posted it to a thread a couple of years ago, and JR suspended me for two weeks....heh
And expel flop-eared monkey too.
They don’t call them petrodollars for no reason.
There’s only three articles in a Google news search about this, the one posted and two from third tier news sources.
Is the story bogus or is the entire US media that complicit in covering for the Administration?
That headline is a damned lie.
The Daily Mail is the most poorly written and edited newspaper I’ve ever read, and yes that includes anything in the U.S. in the past ten years. I’ve never seen so many contradictions within a story or a headline that has no basis in the story as I have in this rag.
Looks like the president’s endless toadying to the Arabs hasn’t gotten the US very far.
There really is only one reliable American ally in the Middle East, but don’t attempt to tell this to the demonstrably anti-Semitic Obama
Saudi Arabia is no friend but I would be far more worried about a nuclear armed Iran. As for Syria, let Allah sort it out.
Buh bye!!! Lose our phone number when the Iranian tanks are rolling across your border and the royal family needs to take a powder to a safe place. Call France, Germany or the UK.
You answered your own question.........
Actually we get most of our oil from our US domestic production, Mexico, Canada and South America.
Another one bites the dust....
Theres a major disruption in the status quo occurring right now.
There's a disturbance in The Force.........