John Kerry To Meet Saudis to "Fix" Relations
Maybe the Saudis Will Claim Their 15 of 19
The story in part from NBC News:
U.S. and Saudi
Arabia have been allies for some 80
years, with the U.S. offering
military protection to the world’s second-biggest oil producer.
But as relations warm between
Tehran and last month signaled that it
will “shift away from the Washington, Saudi
giving Secretary of State John Kerry plenty to discuss with King Abdullah
when they meet (this man's record and past are questionable in my view).
Riyadh is deeply skeptical of Iran's charm offensive and frustrated by an alleged lack of consultation over Washington's changing stance toward a country once branded as a member of the so-called “Axis of Evil” (George Bush coined this phrase after 9-11).
Only a few years ago, the Saudis urged the U.S. to strike Iran — which is situated just across the
Persian Gulf from
My points: What sick and stuffy Saudi arrogance towards us ... If they are so indignant, which I see as pretty misplaced, and with all the
military aid we sell them, why don't they “hit” Iran
themselves, huh? What cat got their tongue??? And, lest we forget, 15 of the
9-11 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia.
Do they need to be reminded about that little fact - hell they probably don't
even care. Arrogant asses that I perceive them to be. Friends don't treat
friends this way, but after 80 years of defending them, maybe they are feeling
their oats and want to strike a strong military pose and intimidate us. I say,
have at it.
Oh, how silly of me to forget it must be about their oil and our security. A trivial point, I guess. Never mind.