Prince Turki Faisal Threatens America

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(EOZ) A threat by former Saudi ambassador to the US Turki Faisal, which no doubt reflects official Saudi policy, called "Veto a State, Lose an Ally":The United States must support the Palestinian bid for statehood at the United Nations this month or risk losing the little credibility it has in the Arab world. If it does not, American influence will decline further, Israeli security will be undermined and Iran will be empowered, increasing the chances of another war in the region. Moreover, Saudi Arabia would no longer be able to cooperate with America in the same way it historically has. With most of the Arab world in upheaval, the “special relationship” between Saudi Arabia and the United States would increasingly be seen as toxic by the vast majority of Arabs and Muslims, who demand justice for the Palestinian people.Saudi leaders would be forced by domestic and regional pressures to adopt a far more independent and assertive foreign policy. Like our recent military support for Bahrain’s monarchy, which America opposed, Saudi Arabia would pursue other policies at odds with those of the United States, including opposing the government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in Iraq and refusing to open an embassy there despite American pressure to do so. The Saudi government might part ways with Washington in Afghanistan and Yemen as well. (MORE)
Saudi Arabia needs the American military to subdue any insurrection more then America needs it's oil. The Saudis are a bit shaken up by the Arab Spring that was stupidly encouraged by the Obama administration when we should of had nothing to do with it, but the shieks will come back to the table when Obama is gone.... sadly this isn't a good thing. In some ways Obama has been a wet dream for those who don't want anything to do with the Arabs because everything his administration does backfires.

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