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Saudi Arabia severs diplomatic ties with US over response to conflict in Syria
Daily Mail UK ^ | 19:27 EST, 22 October 2013 | UPDATED: 19:27 EST, 22 October 2013 | Staff

Posted on 10/23/2013 6:29:00 AM PDT by Red Badger

Upset at President Barack Obama's policies on Iran and Syria, members of Saudi Arabia's ruling family are threatening a rift with the United States that could take the alliance between Washington and the kingdom to its lowest point in years.

Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief is vowing that the kingdom will make a 'major shift' in relations with the United States to protest perceived American inaction over Syria's civil war as well as recent U.S. overtures to Iran, a source close to Saudi policy said on Tuesday.

Prince Bandar bin Sultan told European diplomats that the United States had failed to act effectively against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, was growing closer to Tehran, and had failed to back Saudi support for Bahrain when it crushed an anti-government revolt in 2011, the source said.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Israel; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: diplomacy; diplomat; diplomaticties; incompetence; incompetent; jihad; kerry; muslimworld; nobel; nucleariran; obama; obamalosessaudis; obamasfault; peaceprize; princebandar; religionofpeace; rop; saudi; saudiarabia; syria; syriawar; worldwar3; wwiii
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RUH-ROH!..................EPIC..............
1 posted on 10/23/2013 6:29:00 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

Oh noes!

The Saudi sheiks ‘blue eyed warriors’ didn’t snap to attention when he summoned them...


2 posted on 10/23/2013 6:31:06 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Red Badger

So no one wants us to be the world’s police. And then they get mad when we’re not...the world’s police. Am I missing something? Can’t they take care of their own region?


3 posted on 10/23/2013 6:31:15 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Red Badger

Screw em. I’m tired of them holding our coat while we fight for them.


4 posted on 10/23/2013 6:31:25 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: thefactor

Saudis are jerking the Obama-Kerry chain because they know it will work................


5 posted on 10/23/2013 6:32:26 AM PDT by Red Badger (TANSTAAFL always wins. Always...........................)
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To: Red Badger
Remember one thing....

Either way, you're dealing with muslims.

Caveat emptor.

6 posted on 10/23/2013 6:32:58 AM PDT by stboz
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To: cripplecreek

We have shale-oil now, so their oil is now unnecessary..............


7 posted on 10/23/2013 6:33:37 AM PDT by Red Badger (TANSTAAFL always wins. Always...........................)
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To: stboz

I guess Obozo needs to bow lower next time..........

8 posted on 10/23/2013 6:34:58 AM PDT by Red Badger (TANSTAAFL always wins. Always...........................)
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To: Red Badger

Then let’s nuke them. It is the only way to be sure.


9 posted on 10/23/2013 6:35:40 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: thefactor

It’s culturally “beneath them” to “take care of” anything.


10 posted on 10/23/2013 6:36:01 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Red Badger

Cool!
Kick out the Saudis “studying” here on student visas and expel their diplomatic personnel, too!


11 posted on 10/23/2013 6:43:44 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: MrB

I guess our people didn’t bow low enough last time they were there.


12 posted on 10/23/2013 6:44:40 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Red Badger

Population

IRAN 2013 census 77,176,930[5] (17th)

SAUDI ARABIA 2012 estimate 29,195,895[8] (43rd)


13 posted on 10/23/2013 6:45:17 AM PDT by BilLies ("Will none rid me of this lying bastard ?")
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To: Red Badger
They are "threatening a rift."

That's just more international double-speak. This country isn't going to say BOO to the Saudis. WE are their biggest buyers. They have the petroleum and natural gas; we have the need for it.

How will that EVER change? Southern California would split from the UNION if that ever happened and would establish its own ties with the Saudis, just for the GASOLINE to keep L.A. on their freeways.

14 posted on 10/23/2013 6:47:00 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Black Agnes
They are very angry with O. They put him through Harvard and he is supposed to be their man, but he screwed up:
1. He let the Sunni Muslim Brotherhood get kicked out of power in Egypt,
2. He failed to provide the USAF to help out the Sunni (AlQ, etc.) rebels in Syria,
3. He hasn't socked it to the Shia Iranians.

Bought and paid for, but not staying bought. No wonder they are unhappy!

15 posted on 10/23/2013 6:52:17 AM PDT by expat2
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To: Red Badger

Keep in mind that all OPEC has to do is suddenly refuse to accet US dollars for their oil and our reserve currency status is history.

The consequences of that are unimaginable.


16 posted on 10/23/2013 6:53:28 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Red Badger

There’s a major disruption in the status quo occurring right now. yet another new world order is forming and it is a threat to America. A severing of ties with Saudi Arabia is just one more puzzle piece that inevitably has to fall into place for this new world order to form and which accelerates this new global alignment. Our politicians are not being straight with us. The state of the union is not good. Obama, through either sheer incompetence or malicious design, has sailed us off the edge of the map and there be monsters here.


17 posted on 10/23/2013 6:53:33 AM PDT by RC one
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To: Red Badger

WTF.... WTF!

Is this true?


18 posted on 10/23/2013 6:53:55 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: MichaelCorleone

hold on. here we go.


19 posted on 10/23/2013 6:54:07 AM PDT by RC one
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To: Red Badger

Obama is just as skilled at diplomacy as he is in restructuring health care insurance.

A fundamental change in the nature of the United States, indeed.


20 posted on 10/23/2013 6:57:07 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: Red Badger

Good. Occupy Mecca like we should have done in 2001.


21 posted on 10/23/2013 6:57:57 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (HELL, NO! BE UNGOVERNABLE!)
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To: Red Badger
oh cynical me, could this be orchestrated so the US can't meet its fuel needs thus crippling the US economy even further? Yes technology has allowed us to tap new sources of oil and natural gas here but the Adolf obozo is doing all he can by regulating that industry to choke off production.
22 posted on 10/23/2013 6:58:30 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: Red Badger

RUH-ROH!..................EPIC..............


EPIC...FAIL!!!


23 posted on 10/23/2013 7:00:02 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Red Badger

I guess Obozo needs to bow lower next time..........


More like get on his knees and bark like a dog...


24 posted on 10/23/2013 7:01:05 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Red Badger

Damn - what an opportunity this is.

Saudi Arabia is an enemy of USA’s people and civilization.

Russia and USA should get together to overturn the House of Saud, and watch it burn, just for fun.


25 posted on 10/23/2013 7:01:34 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: BilLies
I had always been surprised as how many Iranians there were. I wasn't surprised by the low Saudi population. There was nothing there to support the Bedouins. The water was scarce and brackish, YUCK. They got what no one else wanted. No one else in the world wanted to live in that empty wasteland.
In fact, they have an "Empty Quarter" in their kingdom. Imagine how useless that land is.
It's was God's irony that landed them on all that wealth, wasn't it? God's irony and the West's need for petroleum products.
26 posted on 10/23/2013 7:01:57 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Red Badger

Obozo with butt in air...how fitting.


27 posted on 10/23/2013 7:02:57 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: RC one

I’ll take “Malicious Design” for 1 billion dollars...


28 posted on 10/23/2013 7:04:55 AM PDT by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary)
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To: Red Badger

Yes, I was thinking, kiss their shoes!


29 posted on 10/23/2013 7:06:11 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: RC one

Combine that with open borders, drastic cuts in the military, termination of top military officers... not good.


30 posted on 10/23/2013 7:07:26 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Red Badger

I wonder if they’ll televise it when Kerry crawls to Prince Bandar on all four begging foregiveness.


31 posted on 10/23/2013 7:07:29 AM PDT by pgkdan
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To: Red Badger
threatening a rift with the United States

Nice misleading headline there. "Threatening" is not the same as "severs all ties". Sabre rattling, nothing more.

32 posted on 10/23/2013 7:08:22 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (So Obama "inherited" a mess? Firemen "inherit" messes too. Ever see one put gasoline on it?)
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To: Red Badger

Don’t worry, John Kerry will come riding in on a white charger, take command of the situation and put the Saudis in their place.

BWAHAHAHAHA!


33 posted on 10/23/2013 7:08:33 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post))
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To: MrB
It’s culturally “beneath them” to “take care of” anything.

You are correct there MrB. I recall reading an article here on FR a handful of years back that the reason many muslim nations' military gear is second rate at best (even when provided first rate hardware) is because of the culture of having to actually take care of "things". They would rather farm out that work but made poor decisions in who actually conducted their regular maintenance; hence it slipped and slipped and slipped.

34 posted on 10/23/2013 7:10:41 AM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: seeker41; NEMDF

He’s slicker than oil on an ice rink all right.


35 posted on 10/23/2013 7:11:41 AM PDT by RC one
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To: MichaelCorleone

This is the more important issue. There has already been quite a bit of pressure from the BRIC’s on the issue of a new reserve currency and if the Saudis are on board, most of OPEC will go with them.


36 posted on 10/23/2013 7:12:56 AM PDT by SouthParkRepublican
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Unless Putin has made them an offer they can’t refuse.


37 posted on 10/23/2013 7:13:32 AM PDT by RC one
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

Don’t occupy Mecca. Much too unsanitary a place for “infidels”.

Instead, nuke Mecca into a glowing glass bowl. Let the muzzies rage & then bring it on.

Sick of these people.


38 posted on 10/23/2013 7:14:19 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Red Badger; SortaBichy; evets

There’s a FReeper who’s animated that pic to where Zero is doing the San Francisco Shuffle on King Achmed.....I posted it to a thread a couple of years ago, and JR suspended me for two weeks....heh


39 posted on 10/23/2013 7:15:00 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: Little Ray

And expel flop-eared monkey too.


40 posted on 10/23/2013 7:18:05 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: MichaelCorleone

They don’t call them petrodollars for no reason.


41 posted on 10/23/2013 7:28:01 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Red Badger

There’s only three articles in a Google news search about this, the one posted and two from third tier news sources.

Is the story bogus or is the entire US media that complicit in covering for the Administration?

https://www.google.com/search?q=Saudi+Arabia+severs+diplomatic+ties+with+US&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=rcs


42 posted on 10/23/2013 7:29:01 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post))
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To: rdcbn

That headline is a damned lie.

The Daily Mail is the most poorly written and edited newspaper I’ve ever read, and yes that includes anything in the U.S. in the past ten years. I’ve never seen so many contradictions within a story or a headline that has no basis in the story as I have in this rag.


43 posted on 10/23/2013 7:31:14 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Red Badger

Looks like the president’s endless toadying to the Arabs hasn’t gotten the US very far.

There really is only one reliable American ally in the Middle East, but don’t attempt to tell this to the demonstrably anti-Semitic Obama


44 posted on 10/23/2013 7:34:01 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Red Badger

Saudi Arabia is no friend but I would be far more worried about a nuclear armed Iran. As for Syria, let Allah sort it out.


45 posted on 10/23/2013 7:34:36 AM PDT by trubolotta
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To: Black Agnes

Buh bye!!! Lose our phone number when the Iranian tanks are rolling across your border and the royal family needs to take a powder to a safe place. Call France, Germany or the UK.


46 posted on 10/23/2013 7:35:19 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Rebelbase

You answered your own question.........


47 posted on 10/23/2013 7:39:49 AM PDT by Red Badger (TANSTAAFL always wins. Always...........................)
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To: cloudmountain

Actually we get most of our oil from our US domestic production, Mexico, Canada and South America.


48 posted on 10/23/2013 7:41:11 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Red Badger

Another one bites the dust....


49 posted on 10/23/2013 7:43:28 AM PDT by traumer
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To: RC one

There’s a major disruption in the status quo occurring right now.

There's a disturbance in The Force.........

50 posted on 10/23/2013 7:43:42 AM PDT by Red Badger (TANSTAAFL always wins. Always...........................)
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