Saudi Arabia

With Saudis, We Shouldn’t Put Our Morals on a Shelf

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

As for Saudi Arabia, members of Congress are said to be readying sanctions to impose on the Saudi regime if it is proven Khashoggi was killed on royal orders. However, which would be a greater violation of human rights: the sanctioned killing of a political enemy of the regime or 10,000 dead Yemenis, including women and children, and millions facing malnutrition and starvation in a Saudi war of aggression being fought with the complicity and cooperation of the United States? Rather than resist Congress' proposed sanctions, President Trump might take this opportunity to begin a long withdrawal from decades of entanglement in Mideast wars that have availed us nothing and cost us greatly.

With Friends Like The Saudis

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

The U.S. cannot look aside at a royal Saudi hand in the murder of a U.S.-based journalist in its consulate in Istanbul. But before we separate ourselves from the Riyadh regime, we should ask what is the alternative if the House of Saud should be destabilized or fall? Wars are hell on monarchies. And if a new and larger Middle East war, with Iran, should break out in the Gulf, some of the Arab kings, emirs and sultans will likely fall. And when they do, history shows, it is not usually democrats who rise to replace them.

John McCain, RIP: Washington’s War Party Loses its Leader

For the late Senator John McCain, war was a first resort, the obvious answer to most any international problem, whatever the specifics. If only Washington would impose its will abroad, Pax America would emerge.

The Saudi-Canada Clash: A Values War

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Who determines what are "basic rights" or "universal values"? When did it become America's "traditional role" to defend women's right to drive automobiles in every country, when women had no right to vote in America until after World War I? Has it become the moral duty of the U.S. government to champion abortion and LGBT rights worldwide, when a goodly slice of America still regards them as marks of national decadence and decline?

Trump Administration Should Balance Iran and Saudi Arabia

Candidate Trump appeared to understand Saudi Arabia. President Trump acts like other submissive royal retainers George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. Instead of campaigning to hand the Middle East over to the Saudi royals, the Trump administration should stand for America’s interests.

The Dangerous Folly Of “Interfaith Dialogue” Between Christians And Muslims

Texas pastor Bob Roberts is trying to "forge ties" between Christians and Muslims, but his chosen collaborator is Imam Mohamed Magid of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society mosque, one of the most dangerous centers in America of the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist organization.

Washington Should Balance Saudi Arabia and Iran

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is promoting economic opportunity and social modernity, while seeking regional military hegemony. During the Cold War Washington’s close embrace of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia made a certain strategic sense. Today, a far more limited, arms-length relationship with what remains an intolerant and repressive power is needed.

Now Is The Time To Step Up Pressure On Iran

January 12 is just over a week from today, but that’s plenty of time for the President to make a major policy statement in support of the Iranian people, and to put in motion the actions necessary to support them in their desire to rid themselves of the corrupt mullahs now stifling their liberty – and threatening our own national security.

Saudi Arabia Promotes Radical Wahhabism, Creates Breeding Ground for Terrorists

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been consolidating power while posing as a reformer. However, while limiting the influence of fundamentalist clerics at home, he has not yet dropped the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s longstanding support for radical Islamism abroad.

Navigating the Middle East Mess Left by Obama and Bush

If President Trump is serious about countering Iranian aggression and repairing the mess in the Middle East left by Obama and Bush, then steps must be taken across the region, otherwise Iran will assert political and economic dominance over the entire northern tier of the Middle East and become the Middle East’s Shi’ite superpower.

Israel and Saudi Arabia vs Iran

Whether the growing anti-Iran coalition in the Middle East will solidify into a real counterweight to a potentially nuclear armed Iran remains to be seen, but one thing is clear: The battle with Israel and Saudi Arabia on one side and Iran on the other is heating up.

The U.S.-Saudi Starvation Blockade

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Given Riyadh’s failure in the Syrian Civil War, its failure to discipline rebellious Qatar, and its stalemated war and human rights disaster in Yemen, Trump might take a hard second look at the Sunni monarchy that is the pillar of U.S. policy in the Persian Gulf.

Reining in the Rogue Royal of Arabia

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

If the crown prince of Saudi Arabia has in mind a war with Iran, President Trump should disabuse his royal highness of any notion that America would be doing his fighting for him. Mohammed bin Salman, or MBS, the 32-year-old son of the aging and ailing King Salman, is making too many enemies for his own good, or for ours.

Trump and Putin Finally Meet: Is Reconciliation in the Air?

Washington needs to restore a working relationship with Moscow on multiple issues. That doesn’t mean trusting Vladimir Putin. It does mean making policy in accord with the way the world is, not the way we wish it was.

With New Crown Prince, Saudi Arabia Rewards Repression and Aggression

Although heralded as a “modernizer,” 31-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is the architect of Riyadh’s disastrous attack on Yemen. Prince Salman’s recklessness is likely to draw the U.S. more deeply into destabilizing regional conflicts.

Madness on the Potomac: Trump Administration Joins the Syrian Civil War

During the campaign President Donald Trump had at least one very sensible foreign policy belief: the U.S. should stay out of purposeless wars in the Middle East. Now his appointees are dragging us deeper into the Syrian conflict.

The Importance of President Trump’s Speech to NATO

The most important part of his speech was not the part where he played bill collector for America’s hard-pressed taxpayers. It was where he delivered the same message to the European leaders that he delivered a few days before in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to the leaders of Muslim majority nations.

Counterpoint: President Trump Should Stop Killing for Saudi Royals

Why is President Trump doubling down on an unnecessary Middle Eastern war on behalf of an authoritarian regime guilty of promoting Islamic radicalism? Washington should not sacrifice U.S. interests to benefit the Saudi royals.

Huge Arms Sale to Saudis Makes Trump-Russia Collusion Ridiculous

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Selling three hundred and fifty billion in advanced weaponry to Saudi Arabia is not just aimed at the obvious target -- Iran. It is also aimed at Iran's big brother Russia. And there is no way that relatively impoverished oligarchy can possibly keep up, not in the long run anyway. They don't have the rubles.

President Trump In Saudi Arabia: Just One Important Thing Missing

There was one key point that was missing from the President’s public remarks that we hope he made behind the closed doors of his meetings with the Saudis and other leaders of Muslim-majority countries.