Friday, September 16, 2011

Saudis Threaten US Ties Over Palestinian State Veto?

Will Obama renege on his promises and commitments to Israel following this threat?

US, Saudi relationship in good shape: top US official

Speculation over the state of relations between Washington and Riyadh were stirred again this week when the former Saudi ambassador to Washington, Prince Turki al-Faisal, wrote a blistering New York Times opinion piece.

He warned that if Washington carried out its threat to use its veto to halt the Palestinian drive for statehood recognition in the UN Security Council, it would put at risk Saudi-US cooperation in numerous areas.

"The 'special relationship' between Saudi Arabia and the United States would increasingly be seen as toxic by the vast majority of Arabs and Muslims, who demand justice for the Palestinian people," Prince Turki wrote.

It's the 70-s all over again, with the oil embargo and Arab threats against the US for supporting Israel. We've seriously just walked back 40 years in time.

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