Dr. Michael Makovsky in the New York Times Forum on Saudi Arabia http://www.jinsa.org/jinsa-media/dr-michael-makovsky-new-york-times-forum-saudi-arabia#.Uhwcgn_4KDt
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But it has been a constructive force in many countries. Its recent vocal and generous financial support for the military takeover in Egypt has been very valuable, while a confused United States has sought to keep the fundamentally anti-Western, anti-Israel Muslim Brotherhood either in power or part of the power structure. Egypt's military has been a longstanding ally of the United States and our Israeli and Arab allies, and shares our animus toward the Iranian regime, Hezbollah and Hamas.Since the Arab upheaval, Saudi Arabia has also put aside historical antagonism and financially supported the Hashemite monarchy in Jordan, another longstanding but under-supported ally of the United States. It has also been constructive in supporting a weak Yemeni government.[[[[[Perhaps most importantly, Saudi Arabia is an arch-enemy of the radical Shiite regime in Iran, and its proxies in Syria and Lebanon. The Saudis helped undercut Iran's economy and, along with our other regional allies, share the stated U.S. position of preventing a nuclear Iran by all means necessary.]]]
Saudi Arabia's roles as the world's only real swing oil producer and leading oil exporter have long played a key role in U.S. strategic considerations. But as North America continues its march toward energy independence over the next decade, U.S. policy toward Saudi Arabia should not change drastically. Growing energy independence will be a significant strategic and economic boon to the United States, but the oil market is global and prices here will be impacted by world events, including in Saudi Arabia.For the foreseeable future, the stability of the Saudi regime and its energy sector will remain important to the economic and strategic interests of the U.S. and our allies.
[ED NOTES:ALL ZIONIST RETHORIC ASIDE CLAIMING SAUDI SCUM SUPPORT TERRORISM,WE MUST NOT TAKE IT SERIOUSLY,AFTER ALL SAUDI FUNDING FOR TERRORISM IS WITH FULL SUPPORT OF ZIONIST CONTROLLED US AND ALLIES...FOR ONE BECAUSE THEY PAVED THE WAY AND ENDORSED THE WARS IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN,AND SECONDLY ALSO FUNDED THE SO CALLED RADICAL TERRORISTS TO GO FIGTH THE OCCUPATION,WHILE ITS MAIN BACKERS IN WASHINGTON KEPT SILENT,PROVING AND MEANING THESE GROUPS AND ITS DIRECTORS IN GULF AND ITS PATRONS IN ZIONIST WEST USED THESE AS METHODS FOR IRREGULAR WARFARE IN ORDER TO JUSTIFY FAKE WAR ON TERROR...YOU EVER ZIONIST WEST CALL FOR SANCTIONS ON ITS CLIENT REGIMES IN GULF FOR FUNDING,TRAINING,SENDING FIGTHERS TO IRAQ,AFGHANISTAN,PAKISTAN?COURSE NOT,PROVING MY CASE...
NOW ALSO READ..ZIONAZI JINSA ARGUES US SHOULD ,GET THIS ...JUST EXPAND TIES WITH ISRAHELL-AND GULF STATES(GCC) AND ALSO CONTINUE WITH MILITARY MULTINATIONAL EXCERCISES THERE TO CONTAIN IRAN....
http://thenakedfacts.blogspot.com/2012/07/zionazi-jinsa-admits-sanctions-on.html JINSA-ZIONAZI WAR OVERSEERS ADMIT ARAB SPRING MADE ISRAHELL STRONGER.. http://thenakedfacts.blogspot.com/2012/07/jinsa-zionazi-war-overseers-admit-arab.html JINSA SYMPATHIZES WITH SAUDIS ON BAHRAIN REPRESSION... http://thenakedfacts.blogspot.com/2012/10/jinsa-sympathizes-with-saudis-on.html