Prince Saud al-Faisal, Saudi Arabia’s seasoned Foreign Minister, is angry. When he refused to give a scheduled speech at the United Nations general assembly last week, Reuters reports, it was an “uncharacteristically forthright” message to the United States. American foreign policy is angering the Saudis in dangerous ways.“Engaged in what they see as a life-and-death struggle for the future of the Middle East with arch-rival Iran,” Reuters continues, “Saudi rulers are furious that the international body has taken no action over Syria, where they and Tehran back opposing sides.” Saudi rulers are “aghast” that the US has refused not to back rebels fighting President Assad, and “horrified” when President Obama began reaching out to Iran’s new President Hassan Rouhani. “Weak and naive” policies have “let down [America’s] Arab friends.” In Egypt, before President Morsi was overthrown, Washington and Riyadh also found each other on opposite sides, with the Obama administration choosing to back the Muslim Brothers, hated in the Kingdom. From Riyadh, these policies must look like a deliberate attempt to break with the traditional contours of America’s relationship with Saudi Arabia.Israel, like Saudi Arabia, is unsettled. “Officials and experts in Israel responded on Wednesday with a mixture of disappointment and alarm to the news that the United States planned to reduce its military aid to Egypt,” the New York Times reported on Wednesday. “Israel views the aid as part and parcel of its 1979 peace treaty with Egypt, and essential to the maintenance of stability in the region.”This could get worse. The Israelis are sincerely upset about the US cutting military aid to Egypt; one official told the Times that the US is “playing with fire,” and that the repercussions could go way beyond Israel-Egypt relations.The risks in Washington’s Egypt, Syria, and Iran policies (not to mention its Libya policies) are much higher than many in the media seem to notice. How this plays out in the end is anyone’s guess, but so far, this Administration has not been very deft in this arena.