Saudi Arabia Throws Tantrum, Refuses to Accept UN Security Council Seat


Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy is usually on the canny and cunning side, so this tantrum is a bit odd. It certainly gives the Saudis a higher profile in international affairs. But higher profiles are something they usually try to avoid. And they would normally have left an international tantrum like this to a Gaddafi or an Assad.

Assailing what it called double standards at the United Nations, Saudi Arabia took the highly unusual step on Friday of declining to accept a rotating seat on the Security Council one day after it was invited to join the body for a two-year term.

The protest, made known in a statement from the Saudi Foreign Ministry carried on the official SPA news agency, said that “the manner, the mechanisms of action and double standards existing in the Security Council prevent it from performing its duties and assuming its responsibilities toward preserving international peace and security as required.”

The gesture reflected Saudi Arabia’s simmering annoyance at the Security Council’s record in Syria, where Russia and China — two of the five permanent members — have blocked Western efforts, broadly supported by Saudi Arabia, to pressure President Bashar al-Assad. The other permanent members are the United States, Britain and France.

So Saudi Arabia is angry because it wants UN backing for intervention in Syria. Russia and China have said no. Obama backed away from intervention after enough of a backlash. He would do it though if the UN said yes.

So the Saudis, who like to use American soldiers as mercs in their wars, are pissed. But the tantrum is already revealing.

The Saudis are suddenly trying to act like a great power. The laughable and insane visit to Russia offering Putin a terror-free Olympics if he signs on to Syria. And now an international tantrum of the House of Saud kicking its feet, cry and demanding that someone bomb Syria.

Despite all their wealth and international contacts, the Saudis are basically a parasitic US client state. And they’re a parasite whose policies are destroying its host.

Russia and China don’t have to take Saudi Arabia seriously. And they have no reason to let a country they consider a US client state dismantle an Iranian proxy, which is their oil-rich client state.

The Saudis have a better grasp on the facts of diplomatic life than the US most of the time. But not this time. The Russians and Chinese don’t care if the Saudis throw a fit and turn down their UN Security Council seat. That just means the odds improve for one of their proxies.

And Obama will be too busy with illegal aliens to also bomb Syria.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    “Despite all their wealth and international contacts, the Saudis are basically a parasitic US client state. And they’re a parasite whose policies are destroying its host.”

    This is something I often think but never remember to say.

    • AllahSuxCox

      I’m with you 100% on that. Parasites make up the muslimey cell structure.

  • Inane Rambler

    I will be pleased when the Saudis fall and their king is hung from a lamp post.

    • UCSPanther

      If that were to happen, be afraid. Be very afraid of what would come after.

      Usually “revolutions” in the Middle East follow this progression: Corrupt Monarchy -> brutal dictatorship -> Bat$&*$ crazy theocracy

      • objectivefactsmatter

        Not that they aren’t already crazy in many ways, but it could get a lot worse. Those that want to kill the king are far, far worse. It’s like the MB vs. al Qaeda.

  • DogmaelJones1

    “And they’re a parasite whose policies are destroying its host.” Very true statement about the Sauds. They represent the external parasites. Our internal parasites populate the welfare state and occupy the White House, and they, too, are destroying the host.

  • Jakareh

    So al-Qaeda doesn’t get as much help in Syria as it would otherwise and Saudi Arabia is out of the Security Council. What’s the downside?

  • N. Wasse

    The Saudis have no like for the Jihadis in Syria or even for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt but they still have to prove to the Arabs that are supporting these terrorists that they are also supporters of both terrorist groups and this is why they had their little hissy fit at the UN! Are they liars? Yes they are and they know it

  • Obaid Karki

    They ain’t any Wahabi Mountaingoats fighting in Syria. Its crude propaganda to scarecrow away western fools outta Middle East and give a chance to Assad to finish Syria.

    Come on girls. Saudi collects annually $100B Haj toll to bribe warlords, dictators & juntas to pop Muslims in Egypt and Arabspringers all over the world or dole it to Israeli losers to commit eugenics. Never mind about its investments in Israel. That’s how such worthless breaking took the lion-share on Zionists controlled headlines.

    Saudi Arabia rejects seat on UN Security Council is a joke. Its godsend for Israel who extorted every US Congressman and Senator to get this seat that Saudi eventually gifted her for free. Saudi Monarchy driven by illiterate Wahabi Mountaingoats clergymen or Vice versa daydreamed to be on UN Security Council. Now they loathed it in solidarity with Syrian scrape.

    You must be kidding. Saudi adores Assad to stay in power even if he committed genocide against the whole 22 million Syrians just to maintain Thugocracies status quo.

    • N. Wasse

      Oh and in regard to Malaysia and the word Allah is it true O glorious madrassa graduate that Shiekh al-Azhar tells us that the word Allah is not an Arabic word? Here is a link

      So is he right or is he wrong in claiming that the word Allah is not an Arabic word? And that the word is a loan word from Syriac ܐܠܗܐ or Alaha and the Allah of the Syriac speakers is Jesus right then I must conclude

      that the Arab wannabes in Malaysia believe that their God is Allah then their Allah must be Jesus. See? Islam is ridiculous and so are you

    • Gee

      Your very first sentence is an outright lie. There most certainly are Wahabis fighting in Syria, and Iraq, and Afghanistan and Yemen and yes even Somalia.

      Try again without your moron propaganda

    • Biff Henderson

      Little Slave the contemptible, little scrunt is back. Western Intervention in Dar al Islam is a no-no numb nuts. Get your hate-filled priorities in order. The Sauds collect a toll and we get a troll that finds eugenics a deplorable practice in that Inbred retardation is a time honored tradition. What’s wrong with Arabs investing in the only economically viable entity in the Middle East? Not all Arabs put their hatred for the Joos ahead of common sense and the predatory mindset of Islamic influence. What the heck is worthless breaking?

      Israel is going to be offered a seat on the Security Council of the UN? You’re nuttier than a Somali in need of hyena therapy. You have some nerve to diss anyone for being illiterate. There is not an ounce of truth in any portion of a sentence let alone it’s body. Why do you keep coming back and heaping humiliation upon yourself? Slaves of Allah are self-loathing masochists but at least make an attempt to put the facade of false pride out there. I think you’re a fool but you are doing such a pitiful job I’m somewhat embarrassed I’m taking advantage of the ripe pickings placed at my feet. Are there any Musloids out there that aren’t complete buffoons?

      • AllahSuxCox

        No, not that I know of. But I’m sure as you’ve already mentioned it’s the inbreeding, ii also heard they’re quite sciency.

        • Biff Henderson

          I ran into a treatment of the efficacious nature of camel urine from a “scientific” perspective while bopping through the internet’s Isalmosphere. Seems quite a few Mustards make their bones trying to prove the hokum in the Qur’an and the Hadith as prescient information that modern science has validated as truth. It’s garbage science but they have a gullible audience ready to gulp it up by the bucketload. Poor schlepps.

    • Ed

      I have to wonder about Karki.

      I dismissed him at first. It looked like someone had photoshopped a picture of James Earl Jones to make hi look Arab and used that as their post picture. (Note James Earl Jones does not look anything like the picture posted now . He is in his 80s and his face is thinner.

      He has a claims to have wordpress blog. Karki’s posts here are certainly insulting &outlandish, but not criminal.

      Still if he really does have the blog that he has and spouts this stuff, i have to wonder if the UAE or the Saudis might take a dim view of his writings.

  • A Z

    Saudi Arabia declining a seat makes sense in a way.

    If they had a seat other Muslim or Arab countries will pressure them to bring up certain causes. If they do not they get lambasted in the Muslim or Arab Press.

    There is nothing the the Saudis could do unless the Chinese, Russians and Americans agree due to the veto power of the permanent 5.

    In sort being a member of the non-permanent security council gains them nothing and has a downside.

    I chalk this up to shrewd.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    If the US wasn’t dominated by two major political parties that for all intents and purposes are both leftwing and completely incompetent, it would ban and reverse mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage ASAP because it is really stealth and deceptive non-violent jihad for the very strategic purpose of demographic conquest, obliterate the House of Saud and the Gulf States Emirates in retaliation, and then confiscate the Mid-East oil assets.

  • عائشة

    لا زالت سلسلة الإساءة للإسلام والمسلمين مستمر من قبل البعض هنا وسبه وشتمه قولي حين تنعت الإسلام بهذه الالفاظ وتقذف عليه هذه التهم هل أصبحت اخلاقك رائعه؟؟ هل هذه الأخلاق التي تتفاخر بها وتجدها جيده ؟!
    لن أصبح مثلك وألقي التهم على دينك أو أهل بيتك لأني متأكده أنه كما قال الله تعالى ((لا تزر وازرة وزر اخرى)) أي أن الإنسان يحمل ذنبة لوحده وليس لانك أساءة يعني أن دينك أو المذهب الذي تنتمي إليه يحثك على هذا
    سأخبرك بشي لو قرأت القران لما أساءة له فقط لجهلك سوف تسيء لكل دين غير دينك لانك لم تفكر حتى بفتح كتاب المسلمين أو المسيحين أو غيرهم تركض خلف ما تسمع لا فيما تقرا كن شخص جيداً لا تتحدث عن الأخلاق وأنت لا تملكها