Saudis Announce They’re Going to Arm Al-Qaeda

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The Saudis are not happy that the infidel American mercenaries have yet to be deployed in Syria. The House of Saud has gotten used to assuming that the United States will jump when their fattest member tells them to.

Unfortunately for the Saudis, their buddy Barack got a case of cold feet about bombing Syria when the UK pulled out and the American public appeared to be slightly more enthusiastic about naming Somalia the 51st state than invading yet another country for the Saudis.

And the Saudis, the guardians of Mecca and Medina, keepers of the keys to American foreign policy and protectors of the oil embargo, responded with all the grace and dignity you would expect.

They threw a fit and announced that they weren’t going to the UN Security Council seat because the Council wouldn’t endorse bombing Syria. When that didn’t work, they announced that they’re going to stop fake-cooperating with the United States in preventing weapons from going to the really bad people in Syria.

Saudi Arabia’s intelligence chief told European diplomats this weekend that he plans to scale back cooperating with the U.S. to arm and train Syrian rebels in protest of Washington’s policy in the region, participants in the meeting said.

Now don’t get the idea that Saudi Arabia is going to scale back arming Jihadists in Syria. They’re going to scale back not arming Jihadists.

Prince Bandar, who is leading the kingdom’s efforts to fund, train and arm rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, invited a Western diplomat to the Saudi Red Sea city of Jeddah over the weekend to voice Riyadh’s frustration with the Obama administration and its regional policies, including the decision not to bomb Syria in response to its alleged use of chemical weapons in August.

“This was a message for the U.S., not the U.N.,” Prince Bandar was quoted by diplomats as specifying of Saudi Arabia’s decision to walk away from the Security Council membership.

And the message is, “Do what we tell you or we’ll stamp our little feet and stop pretending that we aren’t arming terrorists.”

Bandar told them he intends to roll back a partnership with the U.S. in which the Central Intelligence Agency and other nations’ security bodies have covertly helped train Syrian rebels to fight Mr. Assad, Prince Bandar said, according to the diplomats.

The purpose of the fake cooperation was to prevent weapons from going directly to Al Qaeda. The weapons however kept going to Al Qaeda because Turkey and the Qataris are supporters of Al Qaeda. And the Saudis gave birth to Al Qaeda.

So no more fake cooperation.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met in Paris on Monday with Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al Faisal. Officials familiar with the meeting said Mr. Kerry urged the Saudis to reconsider their U.N. decision but said Prince Saud didn’t raise Prince Bandar’s concerns. Officials said this may suggest that there are divisions within the monarchy about how to pressure the U.S. to play a more hands-on role.

Any Saudi who passes up a chance to pressure John Kerry, the man with a spine of jello, really isn’t in the game 100 percent. But it’s good to know that the Saudis are debating how to make America do what it wants.

It’s good to have such close allies.

Maybe if Obama goes back and bows to the Saudi king some more, this diplomatic crisis will work itself out.

  • Veracious_one

    Iran is scared of Saudia Arabia,,,,

    • A Z

      Saudi Arabia is scared of Iran.

      If we are smart we use it to our advantage because neither side is on our side.

      • Mike Nelson

        If the US had a rational forigin policy, we would talk with the Saudi’s and secure an agreement to fully fund a take over of Syria by the US. This would be in both the Interests of both the US and the Saudi’s as anything that weakens the growing Iranian crescent is in the worlds interests futhermore to secure the Russians cooperation we should guarantee that they get to keep their navel facility in Syria or even better get Israel to expand Eliat and make it a joint home port for both the 5th Us Fleet and the Russian Black sea fleet This would be a win for both the US and the Russians as the Russians would get a good stable warm water port with better service facilities and the US would win as it would drive a spike through the Iranian crescent.

        • Gee

          If the US leaders had any brains whatsoever they would realize that Saudi Arabia hates the US as much as Iran does.

          The US has done far more harm than any good whenever they have stuck their ignorant noses into areas that they do not understand.

          Let the Arabs deal with each other – stay out

          • Drakken

            I say slaughter the Saudi princess’s and take their goddamn oil and let the rest of them screw their goats.

        • defcon 4

          I guess it all depends if you’re a US politician getting paid off in Saudi Riyals or Iranian Rials.

    • WhiteHunter

      Scared of a bunch of cowardly, effeminate wife-beaters whose young “men” would much rather dance and drink the night away in the discos of Cairo, London, and Geneva than put on a uniform, pick up a gun, and defend their own country? Not bloody likely.

  • retro22

    Dan,in this instance I believe you are missing some very big points!
    Saudi concerns are not really about Syria,it’s about Iran & nuclear weapons.Saudi Fears are that Obama & his crew are American Quisling who are aiding Iran in it’s drive for nuclear weapons.Iran & Saudi Arabia are mortal enemies. A Mideast version of the 1930’s rivalry between the Nazis & the Soviets;a gigantic Mafia type gang war! Syria & Israel are just side shows for them.I have heard rumors that there is a certain amount of secret coordination between the Arab Gulf States & Israel who have a common enemy in Iran.The Arabs & Israel are both threatened by Iran which they both perceive to be in secret collusion with the Obama regime in Washington!
    Now here is the kicker to all of this;it is not merely about about oil supplies.We don’t need their oil,we have other sources including domestic oil.
    The real threat they are tossing around is a possible abrogation of the PetroDollar Agreement which keeps the American Dollar as the worlds reserve currency.Without the PetroDollar agreement the U.S. economy would go over a cliff into outright depression.The rest of the Global Economy would soon follow!

    • A Z

      China now imports a lot of grain. We have something to trade. We do not need oil but china needs food.

      The petrodollar agreement angle sounds interesting.

  • benabo1machal

    How very ironic
    We arm the Saudi’s with the latest equipment Saudi’s pass it along to America’s enemies

  • A Z

    If Iran and Iraq invade Saudi Arabia, because Assad becomes toast maybe we should stay out of it and let the Saudi Princes swing.

    F___ ‘EM!

    • Bill James

      I like Palin’s philosophy in these matters:
      “Let Allah sort it out”

  • No RNC

    Come on Dan, the Israeli’s are also supporting the Syrian Jihadis, they are even helping the wounded recover…..tell the whole truth about who is wanting the US to do their dirty work. Don’t be shy, you are better than that!

    • 1Indioviejo1

      To what purpose? Everybody knows that when you see your enemies on fire you should feed the flames.

    • Gee

      Total BS. Israel is not aiding anybody in Syria and never have. Yes we provide medical assistance to injured people. We do that all the time. We did it Haiti, Turkey, Japan – even the United States – all over the world you will find Israel Aid missions.

      We have told the US to stay out of Iraq – but did your country listen? Heck no! We told you to stay out of Syria as well, I hope you actually listen this time

      Your moronic rant is that of a racist.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Israel is treating wounded. Mainly civilians. It isn’t arming them.

      I don’t think they should be doing that much, but Israel is often too liberal for its own good.

      • Mike Nelson

        Danial, this is one time I am going to have to disagree with you. Israel is treating injured Syrians not because they are Liberal because it is the right thing to do. They also gain valuable intelligence from talking to those that they treat. I’m sure if they find a high value tango that they are treating he would be transfered to the terrorist prision in the Negev.

        • Gee

          You are wrong – Israel has returned each and every single person to Syria after they are well enough to travel. They are being treated in Israeli civilian hospitals – not military hospitals

          And yes Israel is a very Liberal country.

  • 1Indioviejo1

    The Saudi charities have armed Jihadis indirectly for years. They contributed mightily to the Taliban fighting the Soviets. As long as we accepted their large imput into our M.E. policy they were content to spend their oil wealth into subverting our corrupt house, the USA. We must never forget that the Saudis came to be “royals” by an agreement to spread and protect “Wahabism” in the world. Their oil wealth has been used to build Mosques all over the world and in non-Muslim countries under the mantra of “build them and they will come”. They are one of the main supporters of Muslim immigration into the west, a veritable human invasion, while they quietly arm Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups to further their long term goals of world Muslim domination. The Iranians Shiites have the same goal inspired by the Koran, but are the religious enemies of the Sunni Saudis. The building of Iranian nukes has the Saudis so freaked out that they may even consider supporting an Israeli first strike on the Iranian apostates! It gets even better when our so called Turkish allies come out and show their true Islamist colors. Perhaps Obama’s stupidity may prove a blessing in the end.

  • Gee

    Saudi Arabia is responsible for more American deaths than any other country since the end of the Vietnam War. Saudis murdered 3,000 Americans in New York. The US got involved against Iraq to save the Saudis and the US went into Afghanistan to fight the Saudi funded Al Qaida

    • Moa

      Iran has done pretty well killing Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan (where do you think the Explosive Formed Penetrator IEDs came from?).

      Neither Iran nor Saudi Arabia is America’s true ally. However, Israel is a true ally of the US but the US keeps sabotaging it (eg. leaking lots and lots of Israeli classified information).

      The US has insanely counter-productive policies under the Obama regime.

      • defcon 4

        The islam0fascist traitors and collaborators in our federal government probably look at things from a very different viewpoint than you do.

    • defcon 4

      ANd now the US federal government trains and equips Al Qaida “affiliates”.

  • nelly2004

    Meanwhile our state dept signed the Free Skies Agreement with saudi arabia in may, to let them have an all access pass to u.s. airspace to land any plane anywhere, any time.
    This is a real problem and any patriots out there seeing evidence of the Saudis shipping Muslims to our country should make it public very loudly.

  • USARetired

    All with the compliments of the dam Muslim in the Oval Office! He should be tried as a traitor to this nation, which is not his nation, and treason too!

  • Biff Henderson

    From the Saudi perspective the world is going to hell in a hand basket because their money can’t buy the kind of influence they’re used to.

  • bob e

    bow, kiss the ring & lap up whatever foulness he can from the filthy-est
    people of the planet…

  • Ministeriale

    Per PJ Media & The Daily Mail, Saudis have severed relations with the U.S.

    13 more months to go.

    • Ministeriale

      13 more months to go before the November elections.

      We need to impeach Reid & Pelosi to start.

    • Ministeriale

      Whoever down voted my comment, please explain. Severing of relations might be a good thing. Too many questionable allies might be hazardous. Maybe after the Saudis have ago of it with Russia or China, they might realize the error of their ways. I doubt it.

      I certainly support severing relation with Pakistan in 2014 after our troops are out of Afghanistan.

      IMHO severing relations with Saudi Arabia is a bit tricker.

      While severing relations with Said Arabia might be good (I will acknowledge that), I think Obama and company stumbled their way to that point. that is worrisome.

      What do you think?

  • southwood

    Now, now, anger management training needed ! Take a few deep breaths. C-A-L-M down.

    “Racist” ? You mean “anti-semite” of course. I think you had better keep that tactic for REAL anti-semites, that is, the lefties and Muslims, and not people who have legitimate criticisms of Israel. There ARE legitimate criticisms possible, aren’t there ? But, anyway, why would Israel not want US involvement in Syria ? Netanyahu stated they wanted Assad’s WMDs taken out of his hands lest they fall into the hands of the rebels. How else could that have been done without US help ? I also think they would have supported the rebels to fend off Hizbollah. You are being somewhat disingenuous, aren’t you ?

    BTW the rebels in Syria are the scum of the earth. Anyone, ANYONE, who supports them in any way, is supporting mass murder of Christians, Druse and Alawites.

  • edlancey

    Don’t worry, President Free Pass will make it up to them soon enough