Saudi Arabia Is a Burden, Not a Friend to the U.S. – NYTimes.com

But in recent years, the Saudis have become a burden to the U.S. with their erratic behavior and at times child-like tantrums, demanding American intervention on their behalf in Syria, Iraq and Egypt. And while the Saudis pay lip service to the war on terror, they continue to foster terrorist ideology and organizations that threaten American security and interests in the Middle East. This is true in the Saudi war on Yemen that gave new life to Al Qaeda and birth to ISIS.

So should U.S. support of Saudi Arabia remain as unconditional as ever? No. The simple truth is that near-blind trust of Saudi Arabia has harmed U.S. interests, and the kingdom’s policies — in opposition to the Arab Spring, funding of extremism, and human rights violations — have damaged America’s position in the Middle East.

via Saudi Arabia Is a Burden, Not a Friend to the U.S. – NYTimes.com.

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