Found this article to be interesting, considering current events. Posted by Judson Phillips on February 10, 2011 at 7:28am in Tea Party Nation Forum Saudi Arabia is not America’s friend. That is beyond dispute. But occasionally they do something that helps America. They stopped Obama and helped America a few days ago. First, anytime anyone can stop Obama from doing anything, they are helping America. But this dealt with Obama’s handling of the Egyptian crisis. Obama and his regime have been encouraging the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt to take power. In fact, the regime has been aiding and abetting the radical Islamists in taking over Egypt. Enter King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. The King called Obama up and told him to stop trying to push Mubarak out of Egypt so fast. Mubarak is a friend of the king but on a more practical level, the Saudis are watching the events in Egypt with fear and horror. Mostly by bribery and repression, they have kept the lid on the Islamists in the Saudi kingdom. That can only go on for so long. If the Islamists in Saudi Arabia see Mubarak toppled and replaced with an Islamist regime, they would be encouraged to do the same, and the Saudi royal family knows there are a lot of Islamists who dream of seeing the royal family beheaded. King Abdullah told Obama not to push Mubarak out now, let him leave in September. He also told Obama that if the US cut off aid to Egypt, which the US had threatened to do to aid the Islamists, the Saudis would make up the difference. For America, this is something of a reprieve. Without the external pressure, Mubarak may be able to hang on long enough to transfer power to a non-Islamist government. Obama will be hugely disappointed by that but at least it will help America. Right now, the Middle East teeters on the brink of war. Egypt has had peace with Israel for thirty years. If Egypt falls to radical Islamists and Jordan does as well, there will be war with Israel. Even if this war does not go nuclear, which Israel may well be forced to do, the economic consequences for America would be devastating. With an anti American President who is doing everything in his power to destroy the economy of this country doing the damage he has already done, plus the damage another oil embargo would do to America, we could find ourselves quickly relegated to the status of a second rate economic power. Obama has done everything in his power to wreck every alliance we have in the Middle East, not to mention the world. He has damaged our relationship with Britain, our closest ally. He has ignored Israel. He has tossed Egypt under the bus. Mubarak may be a dictator, but he has kept the region stable and his replacement would be worse. Saudi Arabia is our only ally left in the region. What will Obama do to destroy the remaining good relationships we have with the few countries that still trust us?