"...Saudi Arabia would no longer be able to cooperate with America in the same way it historically has. With most of the Arab world in upheaval, the “special relationship” between Saudi Arabia and the United States would increasingly be seen as toxic by the vast majority of Arabs and Muslims, who demand justice for the Palestinian people." Turki bin Feisal
Prince Turki is well known to Americans who deal with the Middle East. He has a long record of close cooperation with the US Government. He is US educated and is as comfortable in the US as anyone from abroad can be. His anecdotes of life at Lawrenceville as a boy are hilarious. He does not enjoy telling us that we are about to lose his country as an ally.
Saudi Arabia has long contemplated the ever more obvious tranformation of the US into what amounts to a client state of Israel. In the last few years the nearly absolute control of Amerucan foreign policy, personnel appointments and diplomacy by Israel has reached such a level of certitude in every day matters that people are afraid to question this control in fear for their livelihoods. This is to be seen in the government itself, in the "think-tankeries" of the magalopolis and in journalism.
The "Israel Power" now demands an American veto of Palestinian UN membership in the Security Council. Such a veto will lose us Saudi Arabia as an ally. People like Turki do not make such threats idly. For an Arab, especially a Saudi, to make such blunt statements as those in his NY Times op-ed is a difficult thing. His willingness to do that is indicative of despair.
We are told by the US Government that we will veto the application because we love peace and that UN membership for the Palestinians would be an obstacle to peace. Such pronouncements reduce the American citizeny to the status of mushrooms, a rabble to be kept in the dark and fed horseshit.
The truth is that our Israeli masters fear and hate the Palestinians as tribal enemies and do not intend to ever deal fairly with them. All else is lies and mirrors.
In humble service to the hegemon we will vote this week to destroy whatever hope there might be for American influence in the Islamic World. After that we should prepare for whatever new wars Israel may want us to fight for them. pl