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2013-12-30 10:07:49 AM
The Saudi ambassador to Britain, Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, recently described the policies of some partners toward Iran and Syria as a "dangerous gamble," while calling for the kingdom to be more assertive internationally after decades of operating in diplomatic shadows.

Fark Saudi Arabia.   If there were a prize for Most Irresponsible Foreign Policy it would surely be awarded to Saudi Arabia.

How about asserting yourselves internationally by not sponsoring violence and radicalism?
 
2013-12-30 10:38:46 AM
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2013-12-30 10:48:37 AM
What happens when you give near-limitless wealth to a bunch of primitive, jibbering, hand-wiping anger addicts with forced child brides?

Let's find out next on Kingdom of Saud!
 
2013-12-30 10:49:48 AM
But robot jockeys riding camels...
 
2013-12-30 11:03:21 AM
Having met a few young Saudis at a dinner party recently, my guess is that their experience is much like that of a Texas kid, back in the days when the state was flush with easy oil -- except for the free health care, babes dressed to the eyes and above in cloth, etc.

I wanted to warn them that when the oil ran low, they'd be invaded by Republicans.
 
2013-12-30 11:04:45 AM
They won't have as much fun with the Merkel since she is a woman.   They miss George because of his lovin.
 
2013-12-30 11:24:09 AM
The Syrian conflict, which has claimed more than 120,000 people and spawned a regional refugee crisis, has become in many ways a proxy fight pitting Saudi Arabia and other Sunni-led Arab states against shiate powerhouse Iran, a major supporter of Assad.

Yeah, I get that.

 Unlike the U.S., the French have resisted suspending non-lethal aid to the rebels and show no signs of changing course.

Wonder why that is.

Hollande highlighted both aspects of the relationship during the visit, underscoring for reporters the number of diplomatic issues that the two countries agree on and noting that trade between the two had doubled in the past 10 years to 8 billion euros ($11 billion) in 2013.

Okay, now I'm not wondering so much.
 
2013-12-30 12:10:01 PM
In a battle if Islam I'm on the shiate's side.   The sunni's and mostly saudi's were responsible for 9/11 and Wahhabism.
 
2013-12-30 12:52:43 PM

JolobinSmokin: In a battle if Islam I'm on the shiate's side.   The sunni's and mostly saudi's were responsible for 9/11 and Wahhabism.



People keep hating on Wahhabi, but that stuff clears out your sinuses.

Or is that the Sinai? Either way, bam! They are clear.
 
2013-12-30 01:06:42 PM

Snarfangel: JolobinSmokin: In a battle if Islam I'm on the shiate's side.   The sunni's and mostly saudi's were responsible for 9/11 and Wahhabism.


People keep hating on Wahhabi, but that stuff clears out your sinuses.

Or is that the Sinai? Either way, bam! They are clear.


Cedar Sinai is a great hospital, but I live In Tulsa, no chance of me ever getting there.
 
2013-12-30 01:40:04 PM
It is almost like you can't please everybody and Saudi Arabia's interests are not completely in line with those of the US.

In the end the US took reasonable positions on both Iran and Syria and seems have have come out with one of the better potential outcomes in both cases for the short term (lord knows the long term outcome of any position at this point).

The US benefits from peace, and not investing in a war. The Saudis (and Israelis), on the other hand, stand to benefit from chaos and disorder in Iran. But, like Israel, they Saudis unwilling or unable to actually do anything to bring about the chaos and disorder and want the USAF and USN to do it for them.

Yes, you should make sacrifices to support your allies and may have to choose a suboptimal path for yourself in order to aid your ally. But you don't bow to their every whim and bomb all their rivals.
 
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