Thursday, April 21, 2016

Obama in Saudi Arabia

Obama in Saudi Arabia

by Stephen Lendman

Obama’s visit to Riyadh was his fourth as president. He met with Saudi King Salman and top officials from other Gulf States.

Ignore scoundrel media reports, saying agreement was reached on various security initiatives to defeat ISIS. 

Both sides and Israel are the world’s leading sponsors of terrorism. They support the scourge they claim to oppose.

Washington and Saudi-led Gulf States are very hostile to Iran and Syria - regional rivals rogue Arab states and Israel want eliminated; sovereign independent nations Washington wants transformed into US vassal states.

America and Gulf States differ more on tactics than strategy. Both support endless regional wars, not peace; turbulence, not stability; regime change in Syria and Iran, tyranny replacing their sovereign independence.

Despite differences on tactics between both sides, geostrategic interests bond them, fostering and supporting terrorism, partnering in regional wars, a longstanding alliance not about to change.


Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.