Saudis Snub UN, Sending Signal to Obama
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  • Pete

    Saudis could also announce that if Iran gets the bomb, they’ll buy a couple of ’em themselves.

    • USNK2

      Pete: The Saudis already have access to Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal.

  • USNK2

    Via Meadia notes almost all of the consequences of what is indeed is a “…powerful diplomatic signal of rage and frustration…” by Saudi Arabia, now seconded in spirit by France.

    Saudi Arabia, and the GCC, influence on Egypt is as profound as their influence on Pakistan.

    I also disagree with VM’s view that the Saudis will do anything that further destabilizes the arc of Islam, or global oil markets.

    Plus, it is mostly USA and EU funding that supports both UNRWA, and Fatah’s Palestinian Authority in Judea and Samaria, who are “moderate” only in comparison to Hamas in Gaza.

    The United Nations Security Council is a failure. Name one war since the UNSC came into being that has actually ended, where the UNSC was involved.

    Just a long list of frozen conflicts with armistice lines.

    • Corlyss

      Not only can’t they end one, they openly perpetuate them with their stupid proportionality rules and their meddling refugee nonsense and their meddling human rights bloviating that prevent one side from prosecuting the war to a decisive conclusion. They worship at the altar or political solutions where often the best political solution is that one side’s capacity for war-making is utterly destroyed and the losers humiliated abjectly. That’s a little to “mean” for most of the striped-trousers crowd and their advisors.

  • AnnSaltzafrazz

    Fracking has got to be making them nervous too, not just in the US but internationally.

  • wigwag

    Here’s the problem; the Saudis understand what’s in American interests more than our Dimwit-in-Chief who currently commits stupid mistake after stupid mistake while sitting in the Oval Office.

    The Saudis are right; Obama is wrong. Appeasing Iran is an ameteurish mistake that will make the entire world far less safe. The Muslim Brotherhood (and its sister party in Turkey) don’t represent the solution, they represent the problem. Obama should be applauding every reverse the Brothers experience not lamenting them.

    Finally, only an imbecile would believe that we should be supporting “democracy” in the Middle East. Of course we shouldn’t be surprised that Obama thinks democracy on the Middle East is achievable. He’s the biggest imbecile to live in the White House in decades.

    • Corlyss

      We do support “democracy” in the Middle East. It’s in Israel. At least, we supported it be for Dear Leader got into office.

  • Peter

    From Honest Reporting’s daily email: Mordechai Kedarand Erik Voeten point out that sitting on the council would have

    A) forced the Saudis to take public positions on very sensitive issues, and

    B) drawn unwanted scrutiny to the kingdom’s woeful human rights record and support for Sunni terror.

    Seems a plausible explanation.

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