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Angry At US, Saudis Turn To China, Russia

From CNS News:

NBC’s Brokaw: Saudis ‘So Unhappy’ With Obama They Sent Emissaries to China, Russia Seeking Enhanced Ties

Wednesday, April 06, 2011
By Susan Jones

(CNSNews.com) – Reporting from Baghdad, Iraq yesterday, NBC’s Tom Brokaw said the Saudi Arabian monarchy is “so unhappy with the Obama administration for the way it pushed out President Mubarak of Egypt” that it has sent senior officials to the Peoples’ Republic of China and Russia to seek expanded business opportunities with those countries.

After remarking on the difficulty of establishing democracy in the Middle East, Brokaw said that Defense Secretary Robert Gates “will face some tough questions in this region about the American intentions going on now with all this new turmoil, especially in an area where the United States has such big stakes politically and economically.”

“And a lot of those questions presumably will come from King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia,” reported Brokaw on the Nightly News. “I was told on the way in here that the Saudis are so unhappy with the Obama administration for the way it pushed out President Mubarak of Egypt that it sent high level emissaries to China and Russia to tell those two countries that Saudi Arabia now is prepared to do more business with them.”

It’s almost as if Mr. Obama is trying to lose all our country’s allies in the Middle East.

Brokaw continued, “Back here in Iraq, the political and the economic situation remains fragile. So fragile that the U.N. secretary general is worried that this country could now see massive protests in the streets once again.”

Earlier in his report, Brokaw noted that while U.S. military forces are supposed to leave Iraq at year’s end, the U.S. Embassy staff was being beefed-up from 8,000 to nearly 20,000 personnel

The US embassy staff is "being beefed-up" to 20,000?! That sounds more like another "surge." In fact, Bush’s famous Iraq ‘surge’ only called for 20,000 additional troops. So where is the outrage from our watchdog media and the anti-war protesters? Where are the John Murthas?

Meanwhile, Mr. Obama is out on the campaign trail listing ‘getting us out of Iraq’ as one of his major accomplishments.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, April 7th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

9 Responses to “Angry At US, Saudis Turn To China, Russia”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    What I’m seeing here is something far more nefarious. That being that chairman O intends fully to curtail our supply of crude. Not allowing for it to come from our own sources, and not importing any from the sand-people, we are then stuck. It’s not even a subject of discussion that he thinks it will force us all to drive coal-powered cars. He doesn’t even care about that. What he cares about is that only the very rich will be able to afford fuel of any kind, thus making the rest of us dependent on the government for it.

    He has been chipping away at everything, bit by bit, waiting for a crisis of his own making so that he can then step in and declare himself the solution. (“I’m the only thing standing between you and the torches and pitchforks”). He so desperately needs a “hero moment” that he’s going to create one, even if it kills people.

    • DoctorRock says:

      My Buick will sorely miss the oil, but I’ve got more than enough to keep my Remington happy for the foreseeable future. I’ll add that Lady Remington and I regularly mock torches and pitchforks, just as we
      mock sticks and brickbats and the sundry silly weapons that punctuate liberal rhetoric. We are very much
      in the midst of an escalating (remember that one?) conflict. One one side are well-funded, terribly well-educated ideologues who think they know what’s good for us. On the other side is the same optimistic and hard-working crew that have been kicking tyrant’s asses since 1776. They’re stupid. They always over-reach. And there isn’t a pragmatist in the bunch. Do they think they can impose martial law? They would first have to garner
      the respect of our military. Deputize the SEIU? Ever hear of the Maginot Line?

  2. tranquil.night says:

    How can anyone who examines this regime’s energy record in toto, not come to the conclusion that he is purposely choking off our fuel supply to reorganize the foundation of our economy and society (and sell some Volts), just like for what he had essentially (if not cryptically) campaigned?

    Juxtapose that especially with how we’re funding Brazilian drilling and fighting in Libya for European oil. Is it really about the Green Movement to the puppetmasters? No. It’s always been about the targeting of America for global redistribution of wealth and power.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      Can’t redistribute what we (ultimately) won’t have. So the end game is a broke, third or even fourth-world America. All by design, I’m sure. Then, having accomplished that, chairman O will set at the feet of George Soros and get the occasional table-scrap and seek attention in other venues and places. He’ll be spotlighted at first at this function and that, and talk about how he punished the evil empire and brought it to its knees with the help of SEIU, UAW, NAACP and the rest of the alphabet, including the media.

      That is the future unless we can do what’s necessary to remove unaccountable thieves and criminals from high office. They are many, but we are more.

  3. untrainable says:

    Saudis Turn To China, Russia“, because we all know that Russia and China are all about bringing freedom and democracy to the middle east. So can we finally get past this idiotic “notion” that the spreading unrest in the middle east has anything to do with democracy? Freedom?

  4. usmcmgb says:

    He is slowly but surely driving the United States to a 2nd American Revolution. As discouraged as I sometimes get that there are seemingly so many people out there who won’t remove the scales from their eyes and see this empty suit/puppet for who and what he truly is, in my heart of hearts I still want to believe that in the end, when pushed to the wall, there are still enough patriotic freedom loving Americans out there who will stand up to the tyranny being imposed on us. As Rush has pointed out on a number of occasions, when you remove pure incompetance from the equation (although I have no doubt that’s a big part of it) the only other logical explanation is that everything he is doing is purposeful. The question is, what’s the purpose? I think we all have a clue as to what the purpose is.

  5. P. Aaron says:

    When you have to have 20,000 embassy people in one country from your own, the government is too big.

    • proreason says:

      What will they be doing, negotiating for better prayer rug prices for the 2 American toursists?

  6. Chase says:

    Unfortunately, while I vastly enjoy the insight and refined sense of humor displayed here by the S&L Shock Troops, I don’t have much of that same talent….so bear with my dry response. (Part of which I can blame on having spent over 4.5 years over here in one forsaken desert or the other.)

    As I understand it, as the Army leaves Baghdad and Iraq, the green suits and DoD contractors over there will roll-over, in lesser numbers, into DoS employees and contractors, continuing intelligence, advisement and security (for the Americans) roles, and of course the logistiticians and infrastructure/tradesmen to keep them housed, fed, and on the move.

    Even as the Iraqi populace was once, before massive flight by the rational, sane and able, considered the Arab country with the highest per-capita education level, they are still going to need a lot of help. After all, 1,200 years since their culture and society reached the pinnacle and expended the potential for progress under such a numbing and limiting religion, they have a lot of issues with personal and collective respect for law, institutions beyond the blood of the clan, and an honest day’s work (without graft, corruption and sleaze) for an honest day’s pay.

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