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Saudi Arabia, angered over Mideast, declines Security Council seat
Reuters ^ | Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:58am EDT | Angus McDowall

Posted on 10/18/2013 6:07:33 AM PDT by Dave346

Saudi Arabia, in an unprecedented show of anger at the failure of the international community to end the war in Syria and act on other Middle East issues, said on Friday it would not take up its seat on the United Nations Security Council.

The kingdom condemned what it called international double standards on the Middle East and demanded reforms in the Security Council.

Riyadh's frustration is mostly directed at Washington, its oldest international ally, which has pursued policies since the Arab Spring that Saudi rulers have bitterly opposed and which have severely damaged relations with the United States, Saudi analysts have said.

Saudi Arabia has also been angered by a rapprochement between Iran, its old regional foe, and the United States, which has taken root since President Barack Obama spoke by telephone last month to the new Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, in the highest-level contact between the two countries in more than three decades.

Citing the Security Council's failure to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, take steps to end Syria's civil war and to stop nuclear proliferation in the region, Riyadh said the body had instead perpetuated conflicts and grievances.

"Saudi Arabia ... is refraining from taking membership of the U.N. Security Council until it has reformed so it can effectively and practically perform its duties and discharge its responsibilities in maintaining international security and peace," said a Foreign Ministry statement issued on state media.

The conservative Islamic kingdom has traditionally avoided big political statements, preferring to wield its influence as world's top oil exporter, birthplace of Islam and chief Arab ally of the United States behind closed doors.

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1 posted on 10/18/2013 6:07:33 AM PDT by Dave346
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To: Dave346

Barack Obama: diplomatic genius.


2 posted on 10/18/2013 6:08:47 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake

Don’t forget Clown Prince nobama’s able sidekicks: “what does it matter...” hitlery and the vietnam vet, skerry. Truly, they are a brain trust.


3 posted on 10/18/2013 6:11:14 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Dave346

good

we don’t need SA’s lies


4 posted on 10/18/2013 6:11:30 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: wideawake

Completely not the reason they declined the seat. Saudi Arabia doesn’t want the world to know their “true motivations” in the Middle East conflicts their involved in. They play both sides like a fiddle.


5 posted on 10/18/2013 6:12:06 AM PDT by o2bfree (Lindsey Graham is left of South Carolina.)
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To: Dave346

The Saudi Royals paid for BHO2’s education at Harvard. They wanted a mole in our government, and they got a con man.

I have lost count on who and how many BHO2 has double-crossed, but I know it is many.


6 posted on 10/18/2013 6:12:47 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITIZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF USA CITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: wideawake

LOLOL!!


7 posted on 10/18/2013 6:13:32 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITIZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF USA CITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: Dave346

Keep on fracking. Drill baby drill.


8 posted on 10/18/2013 6:16:07 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
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To: Dave346

Amusing to see Saudi Arabia, that land of religious freedom and tolerance, the cradle of woman’s rights, the home of the 9/11 hijackers and the state supported Wahhabi that financed and motivated them, is giving the world moral instruction. How very special.


9 posted on 10/18/2013 6:17:22 AM PDT by allendale
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To: SatinDoll

obama loves the double cross, but he is going to piss off the wrong person


10 posted on 10/18/2013 6:18:27 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Dave346

The suadis are the one genetically marked group of people who whould just be exterminated for the earths population.

Amalek.


11 posted on 10/18/2013 6:18:45 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: Dave346

Obama, Clinton, Kerry.

Curly, Larry, Moe.


12 posted on 10/18/2013 6:19:26 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Dave346
"Riyadh's frustration is mostly directed at Washington, its oldest international ally, which has pursued policies since the Arab Spring that Saudi rulers have bitterly opposed and which have severely damaged relations with the United States, Saudi analysts have said."

And when have they cared a fig to stop the rampant wahabism going on in their country that has spawned most of the Islamofascist terrorism going on in the world today. That being said, why should we care what they think of our foreign policy? It's not our job to end the civil war in Syria. Let's not forget where the majority of the 9/11 hijackers came from.
13 posted on 10/18/2013 6:20:28 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Dave346

Let the Saudis spill their blood in their own backyard for a change.


14 posted on 10/18/2013 6:23:06 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Dave346
In a peaceful show of international justice, the Syrian government should have been overthrown, Assad killed in the street by the mob and the Saudi gas pipeline for Europe should already being built. But then the nasty, nasty Russians told our Keystone King "Nyet!" in order to keep the monopoly on gas in the European market.

Sorry, Saudis, you put your bet on the tiddly winks player in the game of international chess.

15 posted on 10/18/2013 6:23:26 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: o2bfree
Saudi Arabia doesn’t want the world to know their “true motivations”
in the Middle East conflicts their involved in. They play both sides like a fiddle.
true...while spreading their vile / evil & very ancient...
death / personality cult thought out the world...

Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1994698/posts


16 posted on 10/18/2013 6:28:14 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Dave346

If the world would stop doing business with these idiots, they would be irrelevant very quickly. We should have started 30 years ago.


17 posted on 10/18/2013 6:37:57 AM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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To: Dave346

KSA is absolutely right here. (broken clock?) The UN does nothing except create stalemates and perpetual conflict.


18 posted on 10/18/2013 6:52:56 AM PDT by wrencher
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To: Dave346

Reminds me of the Soviets Security Council walkout during the Korean crisis in 1950.


19 posted on 10/18/2013 6:55:30 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: o2bfree
Completely not the reason they declined the seat. Saudi Arabia doesn’t want the world to know their “true motivations” in the Middle East conflicts their involved in. They play both sides like a fiddle.

Exactly. They keep their friends close, and their enemies even closer.

20 posted on 10/18/2013 6:56:59 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: o2bfree

The Muslim Brotherhood cuts into the Saudi’s business, which is spreading Wahhabism.


21 posted on 10/18/2013 6:58:02 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: o2bfree
Bingo! You've got it exactly. But it makes a perfect excuse.

There are more than enough petrodollars floating around the gulf to hire a mercenary army to push any change in Syria which Saudi Arabia really wants.

We're not even sure at this point if they want Assad in or out.

On one hand, he is close to Hezbollah and Iran, traditional enemies of Wahhabi's. On the other, Assad is fighting the same Al Qaida factions which also have the Saudi royal family in their cross-hairs.

22 posted on 10/18/2013 7:11:02 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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23 posted on 10/18/2013 7:12:26 AM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, Michelle on Chicago)
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To: SatinDoll
I have lost count on who and how many BHO2 has double-crossed, but I know it is many.

Excellent point. Sooner or later, one of them is bound to bite back and, when they do, BO will suddenly find out that he is not quite so indispensable as he thinks he is now.

24 posted on 10/18/2013 7:14:35 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Dave346

W don’t need nor want Middle East oil. It is time to pull our military out of there.

Then, the Islamofascists can slaughter each other.

United States Becomes World’s Number-One Oil Supplier

“The US now refines more petroleum product than we use ourselves. We import more crude oil than we consume and export the surplus products for positive trade balance in the exchange.”


25 posted on 10/18/2013 7:34:38 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Get our troops out of the middle east and let Allah sort out the Islamofascist losers!)
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To: allendale

We should have taken these bastards dawn as our first campaign after 9/11. Now they’re calling the shots for us.


26 posted on 10/18/2013 8:03:05 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Dave346

well I guess that’ll teach the UN a lesson!!


27 posted on 10/18/2013 8:03:51 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: Dave346

Ticked off because their little puppet BO couldn’t pull off that attack they wanted so badly.

Tough.


28 posted on 10/18/2013 8:12:47 AM PDT by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama)
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29 posted on 10/18/2013 8:13:59 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: Dave346

The Saudis want to the US to solve their Iranian problem. The American nuclear talks with Iran is the last thing they want to see.


30 posted on 10/18/2013 8:42:50 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

We’ve been doing the Saudis bidding for the last 25 years, going back to the aiding the Mujhadeen in Afghanistan and the First Gulf War.


31 posted on 10/18/2013 8:43:39 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SatinDoll

Zero serves the one who he worships, himself. If it looks like a serves Islamists or communists it’s because he thinks they serve HIM at the time. F&%$king idiots and suckers.

Wait ‘till he turns on the ‘rat party. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.


32 posted on 10/18/2013 11:01:37 AM PDT by CPO retired
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Israel to run for U.N. Security Council seat for 2019-20
Reuters | Thu Oct 3, 2013 5:59pm EDT | Dan Williams
Posted on 10/04/2013 8:55:34 AM PDT by Olog-hai
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3074850/posts

U.S. to Push for Israeli Seat on U.N. Security Council
(Samantha Powers suddenly loves Israel)
The Daily Beast | 7/17/13 | Josh Rogin
Posted on 07/17/2013 5:27:12 PM PDT by Nachum
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3044296/posts

Israel Seeks Seat on U.N. Security Council
AP | 09/20/05 | NICK WADHAMS
Posted on 09/20/2005 6:46:59 PM PDT by nypokerface
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1488329/posts


33 posted on 10/18/2013 12:03:18 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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Thanks Dave346.
The kingdom condemned what it called international double standards on the Middle East and demanded reforms in the Security Council. Riyadh's frustration is mostly directed at Washington, its oldest international ally, which has pursued policies since the Arab Spring that Saudi rulers have bitterly opposed and which have severely damaged relations with the United States... has also been angered by a rapprochement between Iran... Riyadh said the body had instead perpetuated conflicts and grievances.
When the Russkies tried boycotting the UNSC, the result was the UN defense of the Republic of Korea; this is one anecdote from which one can infer that this Saudi approach will backfire. BTW, the various Islamic thugocracies including Saudi Arabia blocked Israeli membership in the local UN regional group, preventing Israel from participating in the Security Council for decades.


34 posted on 10/18/2013 12:03:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Dave346
The Saudis wanted to leave well enough alone in Libya. Obama stirred up trouble against the Saudis' wishes. Now Libya exports arms, terrorism and Islamic terrorists, to the Saudis' chagrin.

The Saudis wanted to leave well enough alone in Egypt. Obama stirred up trouble against the Saudis' wishes. Egypt is too important to the Saudis to let it go sideways, so, ten billion Saudi dollars later, the Saudis have restored Egypt to stability.

The Saudis then noted that Qatar was attempting regime change in Iran's strategic client state, Syria. OK, thought the Saudis, if you like helping Sunnis overthrow regimes, then help us trim Iran's wings by getting rid of Assad. Obama said OK, so the Saudis pulled out all the stops, including threatening Putin to his face in his own dacha.

Well Obama doesn't follow through after failing to build a coalition and caving to Putin's sabre-rattling. Then Obama has the gall to start dancing with Iran as they continue to build a Bomb that could depose the Saudi royal family.

I see this as a lover's spat between Obama and the Saudis. Any fallout from this will be paid for by the U.S. taxpayer, of course.

35 posted on 10/18/2013 1:39:47 PM PDT by Kennard
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To: Dave346

Fight your own wars, House of Saud.


36 posted on 10/18/2013 2:12:21 PM PDT by Grandma Conservative (Take back the GOP Now, not in three years or be prepared to vote RINO once again.)
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To: Dave346

Good! Maybe we can stop holding hands with those despots.

Royal family? Royal arseholes!


37 posted on 10/18/2013 8:07:34 PM PDT by frickin_frackin
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To: Dave346

This is very curious. The Saudi royals are the “guardians of Mecca” and Saudi Arabia is very important to Muslims. Yet Obama has been doing some very bizarre things where it almost seems like he’s trying to set himself up as the Muslim Big Cheese in the midst of these three main Islamic sects (Sunni, Shiite, and Allawite).

Either he’s too stupid to know he’s pissing them off, or he somehow thinks that he’ll end up in charge. With Obama, it’s all about his personal power, which he obtains not by fighting for it openly, but but making his opponents destroy each other or themselves.

The Devil, Father of Lies...


38 posted on 10/19/2013 10:26:20 AM PDT by livius
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To: SatinDoll

Obama’s handler, Valerie Jarrett, is Iranian.

Once you recall that it makes more sense.


39 posted on 10/19/2013 12:57:07 PM PDT by research99
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To: Dave346

Never seen the Soddies “so concerned” about world affairs. I’ve said for decades that they are in line to get their throats cut too. The Soddy Royals are just too overwhelmingly corrupt to stay in place for long. So If they think the US support is getting drifty, and it is, then they can see their own worm turning sooner than later. Remember a few years ago when they got their backs up and wanted our armored reserve out of their ‘hood? so screwem.


40 posted on 10/19/2013 3:41:17 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: Kennard
so the Saudis pulled out all the stops, including threatening Putin to his face in his own dacha.

By threatening Chechen terrorism during the upcoming Winter Olympics, KSA has badly overplayed its hand.

41 posted on 10/21/2013 7:15:28 PM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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