The way I see it America has two choices: 1) kowtow to the Saudis and vote to recognize a Palestinian state (Obama's real heart's desire, but there is an upcoming election), thereby securing our oil supply, but inviting the wrath of Almighty God upon America for interfering in His covenant plan for the nation of Israel or 2) stand strong and veto the recognition of such a terrorist state, saving America from further and stronger judgment than the judgment Obama has already forced upon us.
Read from Joshua Pundit:
Saudi Prince Turki Al-Faisal Threatens US On Support For Israel
"Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal, the ex-ambassador to the US has a real knee slapper of an editorial in Pravda-on-the Hudson today.
Called, 'Veto A State, Lose An Ally', al-Faisal threatens the US if we veto 'Palestine's' unilateral declaration of statehood in the UN:
'The United States must support the Palestinian bid for statehood at the United Nations this month or risk losing the little credibility it has in the Arab world. If it does not, American influence will decline further, Israeli security will be undermined and Iran will be empowered, increasing the chances of another war in the region.
Moreover, 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.
Saudi leaders would be forced by domestic and regional pressures to adopt a far more independent and assertive foreign policy. Like our recent military support for Bahrain’s monarchy, which America opposed, Saudi Arabia would pursue other policies at odds with those of the United States, including opposing the government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in Iraq and refusing to open an embassy there despite American pressure to do so. The Saudi government might part ways with Washington in Afghanistan and Yemen as well.'
* chuckle* so unless the US abrogates two treaties it's a signatory to (the Road Map and The Oslo Accords) and delivers Da Jooos, the Saudis aren't going to be our friends any more! And this ultimatum gets delivered the day after 9/11, no less... you have to just love the sheer contempt with which this 'ally' treats us.
What a choice, eh? A perennially loyal and valuable ally like Israel or our old 'friends' the House of Saud!
We dealt harshly with the wrong countries after 9/11.
As for this puffed up desert brigand, the last thing he or his pals back in the KSA want is for us not to be their friends and watch Iran or insurgents in their own country gobble them up.
And I love this bit:
'Israel should see the Palestinian bid for statehood not as a threat, but as a chance to return to the negotiating table and prevent further conflict. Recent polls show that up to 70 percent of Palestinians say they believe there will be a new intifada if the deadlock is not broken shortly; this should encourage Israel to seek peace with the moderate Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.'
I see...so, the 'Palestinians' abrogate two treaties when it suits them now that they got what they want, and then they're ready to make yet another deal? Sounds fair, no?
'Moderate' Palestinian boss Abbas has already said that he isn't going to accept Israel as a Jewish State ( which means the conflict can continue, you see) and will not make a single concession for peace...he wants all of Judea and Samaria, half of Jerusalem and the right to swamp what 's left of Israel with genocidal 'refugees, and he won't settle for anything less. And according the al-Faisal, if Israel doesn't surrender there's gong to be violent attacks and terrorism directed against it's civilians anyway? Those aren't negotiations, they're an ultimatum. Why would the Israelis bother?"