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Saudis’ Unprecedented Break with Washington over Egypt

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    This is an interesting take on the coup in Egypt. If accurate, it once again exposes the Obama Administration s despicable support for the fascist Muslim
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 19, 2013
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      This is an interesting take on the coup in Egypt.  If accurate, it once again exposes the Obama Administration's despicable support for the fascist Muslim Brotherhood, which apparently is too much for even the Saudis to stomach.   It should be noted that Obama's rise to power in Illinois politics was facilitated by Muslim Brotherhood operatives Anton "Tony" Rezko, and Talat Othman. 

      There is going to be a rally on the south side of  Monument Circle against the War in Syria tomorrow at 2:00 pm.  I encourage everyone to attend.

      ~ B. B.

      Saudis’ Unprecedented Break with Washington over Egypt

      Global Research, July 18, 2013

      One of the least commented aspects of ousting Egypt’s Morsi is the defiant act of the Saudi Royal House in backing the ouster of the Brotherhood and supporting the military restoration. The Saudi move is unprecedented in its open defiance of White House declared backing for the Muslim Brotherhood. The implications of the split are huge.

      Twilight in the desert?

      Since the time in 1945 on his return from the fateful Yalta Conference, that US President Roosevelt met Saudi King Ibn Saud and won exclusive rights for US Rockefeller-group oil companies to Saudi Arabia’s vast oil wealth, the relationship between Saudi and US foreign policy has been one of almost satrapy status for the Saudis.[1] Following the Kissinger-orchestrated 1973 “oil shock” in which OPEC raised its price by some 400%, Washington extracted a pledge from the Saudis that they would insure that OPEC sold its oil only in dollars, thereby ensuring the continued dominance of the US dollar as world reserve currency. In return, Washington agreed to sell US arms including training the Saudi Air Force.[2]

      And in 2010 just as Washington launched its Arab Spring “democracy” offensive in Tunisia, Egypt and across the Islamic arc of crisis, the Obama Administration announced the largest arms deal in US history. The US agreed to sell the Saudis 84 F-15s new and upgrade another 70 as part of a €46 billion deal, the biggest arms deal in US history, as it prepared to isolate Iran. [3]

      As we reported in an earlier article, before the Egyptian military coup, the Saudis had given secret assurance to Defense Minister and Chief of the Army, General Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, that the Saudis along with other conservative Gulf oil states including Kuwait and UAE would guarantee financial support should the Obama Administration cut the €1 billion annual aid to Egypt’s military in retaliation for ousting their man, Morsi.[4]

      On July 17, the newly-sworn-in Egyptian transitional government confirmed that it has received €6 billion in grants, loans and fuel from Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

      Full story: http://www.globalresearch.ca/saudis-unprecedented-break-with-washington-over-egypt/5343092


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