Saudis: “We Are Learning from Our Enemies How to Treat the United States.”


The Saudis were hardly our friends to begin with, but the message that Obama’s pathetic diplomacy has sent is that he’ll like you more if you kick him in the face.

The Russians and Iranians demonstrated that for all the world to see.

The prominent Middle East historian Bernard Lewis applied Groucho’s famous line (“I wouldn’t want to be a member of any club that would have me as a member”) to misguided foreign policy, saying, “A principle of Western foreign policies is that we do not worry about the friendship of any government that would seek our friendship. It’s only our enemies in whom we are interested.”

That’s really the liberal foreign policy and under Barack Hussein Carter, it’s our only foreign policy. Screw our allies. Beg our enemies to be our friends.

And the only outcome of that is that everyone learns that the best diplomatic outreach to the United States is enmity.

Saudis now feel that the Obama administration is disregarding Saudi concerns over Iran and Syria, and will respond accordingly in ignoring “U.S. interests, U.S. wishes, U.S. issues” in Syria, said Mustafa Alani, a veteran Saudi security analyst with the Geneva-based Gulf Research Center.

“They are going to be upset—we can live with that,” Mr. Alani said Sunday of the Obama administration. “We are learning from our enemies now how to treat the United States.”

If the Saudis start openly acting like our enemies, instead of covertly, that could be an unintended positive outcome of Obama’s disastrous foreign policy.

  • terry norris

    I beg to disagree with your statement “The Saudi’s were hardly our friends to begin with”.
    I am an American and spent 25 years working in the Kingdom. The last 12 years, I was CEO for a Royal Family owned Holding Company. Every evening, Saturday through Thursday, I would meet with the Director and his family members to discuss various aspects of the business. On many occasions, from 1991 – 2002, I was involved in discussions pertaining to US/Kingdom policy. In addition, I was present a number of times when US officials {Clinton, Baker, Christopher, Albright, Chaney, Cohen, Rumsfeld} came to the Kingdom.
    King Fahd, King Abdulla, Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al Faisal and US Ambassador Prince Bandar bin Sultan actively worked towards strengthening and insuring a long lasting alliance with the US.
    During the Regan and Bush years the alliance was strengthened. During the Clinton and Obama years, it has declined into a suspect and severely weakened relationship.
    In short, the Republican administration saw the Royal Family as the cornerstone that prevented the Shia {Iranian} faction from over running the GCC. The Republican administration heeded the advice of the Saudi’s. As a result, the

    • unionville

      I read a book years ago that called the relationship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia a marriage of convenience. Oil for us, protection for them. Certainly not enemies. But not necessarily friends either.

    • RCraigen

      Not friends. But cooperative allies. I gather you didn’t try to bring a bible through customs on your way in.

      • defcon 4

        “Allies”? Who funds AL Qaida? Quakers?

        • RCraigen

          Again, one must parse things a little finer than “The Saudis”. I know of no evidence that the Saudi REGIME does not fund these guys any more than the Quakers do. But some very wealthy folks who are probably at the second-tier of the regime’s ranks (saudi princes and oil barons) evidently do, to the tune of millions. It’s a bit like Pakistan. The Army there isn’t “for” the militants, per se, but there are a lot of high-ranking officials in the army who are, and who haven’t been purged. It is a mystery to me, in both cases. They are very good reasons to seriously distrust both regimes, but also very good reasons not to simply move into full enmity mode. But in both cases these alone are very good reasons NOT to consider either regime to be “friends”, though there is some necessity to cooperate with them in international policies. Thus, allies.

          • defcon 4

            Soddy Barbaria isn’t a democracy in any sense of the word. To say one hand doesn’t know what the other is doing sounds like the kind of defense mafia mobsters used to use.

      • defcon 4

        Don’t be Jewish either.

    • RCraigen

      The distinction is important. One needn’t be “friendly” toward a nation in order to have a working international alliance. Conversely, one needn’t be hostile toward those who are strategic enemies. And one must also distinguish between the people and the regime. The Iranian regime is one of our top 3 most significant enemies. But by and large the Iranian people — the rank and file — regard themselves as friends of the West. When Obama supported the regime over the people during the Green Revolution that was a great betrayal. Iranians I know are now deeply suspicious of the Americans.

    • Moa

      It is interesting you mention Prince Bandar. You do realise that he recently threatened Russia over Syria by stating that it is Saudi Arabia who controls the Chechen Al Qaeda. Disgusting stuff. Look for fireworks at the Sochi Winter Games as a result.

      Saudi Arabia is playing both sides of this War. Pretending to be the US’s friend and restricting dangerous imams internally, while also sowing Wahabbism and Al Qaeda around the Globe. Part of that is the risk the Saudi family will be removed by Islamists if they do not advance the cause of Islam (as is mandated by Sharia; rulers must be removed if they oppose Islamism). However, sponsoring Al Qaeda in Russia goes way beyond that.

      Otherwise, your post was very informative. Thanks for posting.

    • defcon 4

      Which countries are in the top two in terms of funding worldwide islam0fascist terrorism again?

    • defcon 4

      “Whatever position the Saudi’s have, it is more than warranted by the web of lies…emanating from the White House”. Really? What about Soddy Barbaria’s restriction on Jews entering their holey kingdom? What about the gender and religious apartheid that is enthusiastically and openly practiced and enforced? Funding of worldwide islamic terrorism?

    • brutus


    • gray_man

      When your philosophical enemy uses you to stop their other enemy, that does not make them your friend.
      The Saudis had no problem screwing us over oil when it was convenient for them and they could get away with it. Regardless of who you were “buds” with, Saudi Arabia is islamic, and islam is our enemy.
      They were performing Takaya against you.


    The best unintended consequence of Barack Hussein Obama’s policy is that he managed to break Muslim Brotherhood without even trying. Who else would brag such an achievement? I desperately wanted to see them broke, I have Obama to thank for that.

  • Duke Mantee

    Everytime I see pictures of that idiot bowing I want to vomit more than usual.

  • Hass

    The most utterly disrespectful lying POS POTUS I’ve ever seen and most likely to ever see again.

    The only so called leader of the free world to bow down to the king of terrorists and side with the most savage of all savages. But then again, you wouldn’t expect anything less from a Sunni Muslime Usurper.

    And don’t get me started on the domestic side. From one economic disaster to another, he’s spending/wasting money the country doesn’t have. One can be sure it’s going to be felt for decades to come by future generations.

    “Yes we can (advance Islam)”
    Said the relatively unknown Chicagoan Porch Monkey.