Author Topic: Saudi Arabia severs diplomatic ties with US over response to conflict in Syria  (Read 1043 times)

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Saudi Arabia wants Syria. Simple as that.

They don't want it physically - why bother? They want it as another Wahhabi state, which puts it under their effective control. Part of what the majority of people in Syria call the pact of Shaitan. The Saudi royal family promote the spread of Wahhabiism in return for unquestioned and unquestioning support for the royal family by the masses.

Assad, being Alawite (and those guys drew the short end of the stick - think Jews or Christians are hated in the Middle East? You got no clue.) refuses to permit Wahhabi to gain a foot hold. He has for years.
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Will they cut off Saudi oil? Considering how BHO has shut down domestic drilling, it will be a long, cold winter.
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This can be so easily resolved. His Highness must make another trip Saudi Arabia and this time kneel down to King Abdullah and beg his forgiveness. It's the only way.

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Will they cut off Saudi oil? Considering how BHO has shut down domestic drilling, it will be a long, cold winter.

Not the way they work. They stay behind the scenes. The stagehands dressed in black that you pretend not to notice.
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The Saudis are also scared sh*tless of Iran because Iran wants Mecca and Medina.  The first Iranian nuke might very well go toward Riyadh.
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How can the Saudis do this?

After all, he bowed down and kissed his hand, right?

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Yeah.  They are going to stop financing the builds of terror bases in the States.
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The Saudis are also scared sh*tless of Iran because Iran wants Mecca and Medina.  The first Iranian nuke might very well go toward Riyadh.

I too think this has more to do with Iran and Obama's turn toward it than with Syria.
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I too think this has more to do with Iran and Obama's turn toward it than with Syria.

I do, too.


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