Next stop: Saudi Arabia.
CAIRO — Over seven decades, the United States and Saudi Arabia forged a strategic alliance that became a linchpin of the regional order: a liberal democracy and an ultraconservative monarchy united by shared interests in the stability of the Middle East and the continued flow of oil.
But with President Obama arriving in Riyadh on Friday, the rulers of Saudi Arabia say they feel increasingly compelled to go their own way, pursuing starkly different strategies from Washington in dealing with Iran, Syria, Egypt and the role of the Muslim Brotherhood in the region.
“Their view of Mr. Obama is that his entire understanding is wrong,” said Mustafa Alani, an analyst at the Geneva-based Gulf Research Center who is close to the Saudi monarchy. “The trust in him is not very high, so he will not have an easy ride, and a lot of hard questions will be put on the table.”
Obama’s incompetence and misguided policies in the Middle East – oh hell, the entire world – have created chaos and instability in EVERY country that he has touched.
Today he’s visiting our last ally in that region, the Saudi’s, in order to give them the same empty, meaningless, insincere promises and platitudes that he has been delivering all through Europe.