April 11, 2016

Is Washington Getting Ready To Throw Saudi Arabia Into The Ash Heap of History?

Saudi Arabia is being sacrificed. ISIS is the new and more exciting game in town. With full U.S., British, Israeli, Qatari, and Turkish support, its momentum will sweep aside Saudi rulers and revive medieval fantasies of an Islamic Caliphate dominating the majority of the Muslim world.

There are signs that U.S. support for the House of Saud is ending. And the reason is not because Washington has suddenly grown a conscience. More nefarious motives explain why Washington has decided to finish off Saudi Arabia now that it no longer serves any useful purpose in the regional order in the Middle East.

The King of Saudi Arabia won't get the Saddam treatment. Washington will at least offer the poor bastard the courtesy of leaving this world in a little more dignified manner. But like Saddam, he and his sons will be thrown under the bus in the international media. And the propaganda campaign has already begun.

Whether it is the U.S.-funded leak the "Panama Papers," or the threat of leaking the 28 pages in the fraudulent 9/11 report, it is clear that Saudi Arabia is the target of a coordinated propaganda blitz by Washington.

Add President Obama's controversial statements in an interview with The Atlantic that the U.S-Saudi relationship is "complicated" and the picture becomes even more clear. Saudi Arabia is being sacrificed on the altar of ISIS.

But, no tears shall be shed, because in many ways these idiots dug their own graves. Washington only had to lease them the shovel and stand to the side. They only have themselves to blame.

After Washington retires the King, will it let chaos bloom and tear apart the region or replace him with a controlled Caliph?

Whether the new boss will be as U.S.-friendly as the old one remains to be seen, but if the peace deals between Syrian ISIS-linked opposition factions and Israel are anything to go by, then the answer is certainly yes.

If there is a new Caliph, backed by Muslim Brotherhood-friendly regimes in the U.S., England, France, Israel, Egypt, Turkey, Tunisia, and other ISIS-sympathizing countries, he will be much like the old King. He will have his eyes set on places like Iran, Pakistan, Kurdistan, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and North Africa, not Israel.

It's almost like Israel doesn't even exist in the minds of ISIS fanatics. They're too busying chopping the heads off of innocent Muslims and indigenous ethnic and religious minorities to get worked up about the crimes and massacres that are taking place in the Holy Land.

An excerpt from, "President Obama and the Saudi Allies: It’s Complicated" By Cinzia Bianco and Giorgio Cafiero, Lobe Log, April 1, 2016:
Throughout Barack Obama’s presidency, the U.S. has faced unprecedented challenges across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The Obama administration’s response to these crises has created substantial friction between Washington and some of its allies in the Arabian Peninsula. The perception of the U.S. supporting the “Arab Spring” uprisings across the MENA region and Washington’s diplomatic overtures to Iran unsettle some Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) officials.

After Egypt’s “Arab Spring” revolution in 2011, the Saudis angrily accused Washington of dropping key U.S. ally Hosni Mubarak “like a used Kleenex.” The State Department’s criticism of Bahrain’s crackdown on political activists irked authorities in Manama. The U.S. refusal to intervene militarily in Syria against the Damascus regime frustrated Riyadh. Yet the geopolitical implications of last year’s watershed Iranian nuclear deal, which some GCC officials argue will increase the Islamic Republic’s influence across the Middle East, appear to represent the greatest source of tension in Washington-Riyadh relations.

Obama’s landmark Middle East foreign policy decisions fit within the context of a new U.S. posture in the region and “pivot” to Asia. Exemplified by Washington’s limited military role in Libya, the term for this new posture is “leading from behind.” Indeed, President Obama’s many decisions reinforce the idea that even if Washington cannot afford to look away from the Middle East, the U.S. should nonetheless re-interpret its traditional role as the dominant outside actor in the region.
Expectedly, this approach has disappointed many traditional American allies, chiefly Saudi Arabia, which has long considered its relationship with the U.S. to be privileged. Since the 1940s, under both Republican and Democratic administrations, Riyadh has maintained a steady relationship with Washington, built on converging strategic interests and in spite of tactical disagreements and ideological differences. But Obama’s foreign policy has raised questions about the persistence of such convergence and the alliance’s long-term strength.