The U.S. leader was expected to spend Friday evening in talks with Saudi King Abdullah on a royal estate outside the capital Riyadh. The visit comes amid strategic differences over Iran and Syria, which are straining a historic alliance between the United States and Saudi Arabia.”
Do you still fall for the spin and propaganda about austerity measures? If you do consider that Obama landed in Belgium at the start of his trip with an entourage of 900 and 45 armoured vehicles for ONE night only and costing Belgium an extra $10.4 million in security. A crazy sum of money.
Why the need to travel the world over wasting fuel, damaging the environment and costing us all a fortune? The spies fear being spied on preferring face-to-face secret meeting with deals done behind closed doors.
As the U.S. becomes less dependent on Middle Eastern oil Obama may have the upper hand in talks with Saudi King Abdullah. The King must be getting used to foreign dignitaries dropping in with U.S. Secreatry of State John Kerry visiting recently. In February British prince and heir to the throne, Charles, also visited the Saudi princes and we wondered why?
King Abdullah, traditionally backed by the west, is increasingly at odds with the U.S. leader and Friday's visit will be brief and aimed at appeasement. He is aggrieved at the current U.S. stance on Iran which he views as a betrayal.
Obviously Saudi Arabia is still imporatnt in western plans, some would say in creating the New World Order. It looks increasingly likely that the U.S. has engineered the mess in many parts of the world in order to keep its own shores safe. If that is the case look-out for a spectular backfire.
Now with failing diplomatic efforts to resolve numerous world conflicts, many triggered by U.S. and western interference, world leaders are trying to gather their allies close and, in some cases, their enemies closer still. Look at Michelle Obama's visit to China.
The battle lines are being drawn in the sand, should the unthinkable happen.
It would be ironic, poignant, depressing and disappointing if the world went to war in this the 100-year-anniversary of the start of W.W.I. It would also show that 100 years on we are no more advanced in real terms.
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