Prince Bandor of Saudi Arabia probably has more influence over President Obama than Congress.
Are we Saudi Arabia’s mercenaries? Apparently there is reason to believe we are. We are no longer the world’s policemen, we are the world’s mercenaries.
Strictly Islamic Saudi Arabia, who gave us Osama bin Laden, fifteen of the nineteen 9/11 terrorists, and helped finance Iran Contra, have offered to pay for the entire attack on Syria if we unseat Bashar al-Assad.
“With respect to Arab countries offering to bear costs and to assess, the answer is profoundly yes,” Kerry said. “They have. That offer is on the table.”
Kerry said during the hearings that they have offered to pay for all of a full invasion.
“In fact, some of them have said that if the United States is prepared to go do the whole thing the way we’ve done it previously in other places, they’ll carry that cost,” Kerry said. “That’s how dedicated they are at this. That’s not in the cards, and nobody’s talking about it, but they’re talking in serious ways about getting this done.
Saudi Arabia has offered Russia a secret oil deal if he drops Assad.
Saudi Arabia has much to worry about. If we strike Syria, Russia could strike them and shut down the flow of oil.
The Wall Street Journal had a piece on the 25th about Saudi deal maker and spy, Prince Bandar, who was sent in to meet with President Obama to promote the defeat of Assad and his Iranian and Hezbollah allies. His protege and the Saudi Ambassador, Adel al-Jubeir, is in Washington to coax Congress.
The Sauds are supporting the toppling of the Brotherhood in Egypt and are looking to expand their role in the Middle East. Their arch rivals are Iran.
Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and the US are training rebels to go into Syria and fight against Assad.
Jordanian officials can’t yet tell whether the joint operation has shifted moderate Syrian rebels from the extremists. Some said they couldn’t rule out the possibility some Saudi funds and arms were being funneled to radicals on the side, simply to counter the influence of rival Islamists backed by Qatar. U.S. officials said they couldn’t rule out that mistakes would be made.
I thought McCain said not ONE weapon will fall into the wrong hands!?!
In past years, Saudi Arabia tried to convince Assad to lean away from Iran but he wouldn’t. Qatar and Turkey began to arm the Muslim Brotherhood rebels in Syria which stepped up pressure on Saudi Arabia to take a side.
Saudi Arabia does not want the balance of power to shift to Iran and neither do we. They don’t have an army and they are looking to us for military might. However, acting as their army in a civil war that does not endanger US interests makes for a strange affair.