Thursday, April 07, 2011

Saudi Arabia - Beware the Unintended Consequences

It appears that fragging the Muslims causes, uh...issues -
Reporting from Baghdad, Iraq yesterday, NBC’s Tom Brokaw said the Saudi Arabian monarchy is “so unhappy with the Obama administration for the way it pushed out President Mubarak of Egypt” that it has sent senior officials to the Peoples' Republic of China and Russia to seek expanded business opportunities with those countries.
After remarking on the difficulty of establishing democracy in the Middle East, Brokaw said that Defense Secretary Robert Gates “will face some tough questions in this region about the American intentions going on now with all this new turmoil, especially in an area where the United States has such big stakes politically and economically.”

“And a lot of those questions presumably will come from King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia,” reported Brokaw on the Nightly News. “I was told on the way in here that the Saudis are so unhappy with the Obama administration for the way it pushed out President Mubarak of Egypt that it sent high level emissaries to China and Russia to tell those two countries that Saudi Arabia now is prepared to do more business with them.”
The Real Effect
I wonder who would have thought that bombing a religion country back into the stone age would bring said country onboard with all of the rainbow filled hopes and dream of Democracy! Aren't we special?

Like we observed in 2005, commented on in 2005, and further expounded on in 2006. (In relation to Isr
ael) -
For the record, I do believe that Russia and China are very real and deadly military threats and that the last 17 years of diplomacy are nothing more than an attempt to lure the American people an military into a compromised position in order that they may easily secure dominance.

Look for Russia and China to block the U.S. led Iran sanctions leading the U.S. to impose it's own economic sanctions. Yet, Iran is not in any mood or position to be pressured by anyone, let alone the Great Satan. After this will follow some type of provocation that is tied to or directly the result of Iran's actions. This in turn enrages the "International Community" which sees no other option but to 'deal with Iran'.

The problem then becomes that Russia and China, two enormous militaries, are tied at the hip to Iran. They will perceive this as a direct threat and will most likely launch an invasion against the United States and Israel.
Of course, the US pays well for the time being, so it is in the Sauds best interest to hedge its options by securing alternate funding. Look for continued attrition as countries start siding with Russia and China. Yet, these powerhouses are not all they're reported to be, so some good ole fashioned backstabbing will come into play down the line.

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