By Hugh Tomlinson n Riyadh (with editorial comment by Alan at the end)
February 10 2011
Saudi Arabia has threatened to prop up President Mubarak if the White House tries to force a swift change of regime in Egypt. In a testy personal telephone call on January 29, King Abdullah told President Obama not to humiliate Mr Mubarak and warned that he would step in to bankroll Egypt if the US withdrew its aid programme, worth $1.5 billion annually.
America’s closest ally in the Gulf made clear that the Egyptian President must be allowed to stay on to oversee the transition towards peaceful democracy and then leave with dignity. “Mubarak and King Abdullah are not just allies, they are close friends, and the King is not about to see his friend cast aside and humiliated,” a senior source in the Saudi capital told The Times.
Two sources confirmed details of the King’s call, made four days after the people of Egypt took to the streets.
The zig-zag Obama Egypt policy flip-flops emanated from his ignorance of delicate world power balances, even worse mishandling than idiot Carter's in 1979, was enflamed by his overwhelming desire to put his Islamic buddies the Moslem Brotherhood in controlling power in Egypt, regardless of this crashing regional and Middle East stability plus our global economy.
The struggles among his advisors to cobble together a strategy based on common sense and his narcissistic desires caused confusion around the world till Saudi Arabia's King , one of those pulling the strings on the Oba-Hussein puppet we stupidly allowed to usurp the Oval Office read Obambi the riot act and ordered him to back off on his attacks on President Mubarak. And as we have seen, Oba-Hussein, much to his own astonishment that the Saudi leader of Sunni Islam from who he expected praise for his dastardly moves to bring Islam to take over secular Egypt, would object.
Blinded by his own Islamic ideology, naive Oba-zero failed to figure out that the Moslem Brotherhood is also a formidable enemy of his Saudi mentor and boss, the Saudi King, but as a obedient vassal he announced he would not demand Mubarak leave immediately - as he had been doing in an increasingly insistent way. Revelling in anticipation of the triumph of installing the Moslem Brotherhood as the major power.
We are so far past the point of rescue, even by a Republican Congress majority that I have a wry smile when I write about Oba-Zero's policies and activities.
America seems to have finally woken up but implementing but may not be able to find the needed defensive gambit to avoid being destroyed.