- Wash Post/MSNBC, Aug 6: Briefing depicted Saudis as enemies — RAND analyst urges rethinking of Saudi Arabia as U.S. ally
I find this story to be very interesting. I think they are right in seeing that Saudi Arabia is not our friend, however they are drawing the conclusions for all of the wrong reasons. No where in the story does it say that Saudi Arabia is a repressive regime that does not respect religious freedom. This is the big issue.
I think the real reason that Saudi Arabia is slowly morphing into an enemy of America, is because America wants an excuse to seize Saudi assets invested in the US, and possibly even to invade Saudi Arabia and take control of their oil fields. Maybe not, but it sure makes you wonder? (Note Rand’s recommendations that the US consider moving against Saudi oil fields.)