Among the first major revelations of the massive release of WikiLeaks diplomatic cables comes from Saudi Arabia. Saudi King Abdullah has been repeatedly pressing the United States government to launch a unilateral attack on his long-standing rival, Iran.
The calls to attack are nominally presented as about Iran’s civilian nuclear program but seem to center around the king’s belief that Iran is uniquely “evil” and needs to be stopped to save the region. Given that the Saudi King and the Iranian Supreme Leader are extremely influential in two rival sects of Islam, the effort seems more aimed around getting the US involved in a Holy War of sorts than stopping Iran’s modest civilian enrichment program.
That Saudi Arabia is putting forth so much effort to start a major regional war along sectarian lines would be troubling in and of itself, but doubly so as the Obama Administration has just completed agreeing on the largest arms sale in US history to Saudi Arabia.
The $60 billion arms sale was couched as important for regional stability. Yet this is the exact same Saudi government that is pressing for the Obama Administration to start a major, region-wide war which would destroy any such stability. It seems then that the arms sale is more about enabling Saudi Arabia to potentially start this major war themselves.
8 thoughts on “Saudi King Pressing for US War Against Iran”
I would like to see the Saudis start a major war though. AFAIK, uneasy rests the crown already. A little revolution while the US matériel is employed abroad, mylord?
I have been saying, for 9 years, that the Saudi's are the biggest funders of terrorism in the world today. With friends like Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Israel who needs enemies.
What a tangled web we weave, eh? At least the leaks show us who is up who and who is paying the rent.
How did we 'intelligent beings' ever let the world get to this stage? Or has it always been this way? I would question the belief that humans are intelligent. No intelligent species could have created such a stuffed up world as ours is.
Meanwhile, we make steady progress towards a nuclear war. That will prove how dumb we are and will demonstrate that those who made the nukes and their sophisticated delivery systems are insane!
Without his friends in the White House, there would be NO Saudi King,
where is that desire for democracy when it comes to such governments?
WoW!! Talk about "Uniquely Evil" ….??? King Abdellah seems a fitting nominee……… And he is tight with the No.1 enemy of Muslims too…. What a two faced tard…!!
Abdullah is an avowed enemy of Islam and an ally of its persecutors.
anyone who has eyes ear and a brain in between would have know this already, the "arab states" aka the oil emirates, know one thing, their power and privileges rest solely on their ability to provide the world with that sweet black gold, and they are surely counting every drop as they eye the prize on the other side of the gulf
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