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Target of Saudi Denunciation of U.S.A.
Is U.S. War-Avoidance Forces

Oct. 23, 2013 (EIRNS)—The former head of Saudi intelligence at the time of the 9/11 attacks, Prince Turki bin-Faisal, yesterday delivered a tirade against the United States that mirrored the attack the same day in the Wall Street Journal by Prince Bandar bin-Sultan. However, the broadside freakout was not directed against President Obama, but against the war-avoidance faction that forced Obama to "blink" and reverse orders for the massive planned attack on Syria. Prince Turki's remarks were delivered during the keynote luncheon at the 30th annual conference of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations in Washington.

Prince Turki assailed the United States for failing to launch military strikes against Syria and claimed that the Kingdom had rejected the coveted seat on the UN Security Council because Washington had failed to bomb Syria and because Russia and China persisted in vetoing UN-sanctioned military action. To make matters perfectly clear, Prince Turki singled out Gen. Martin Dempsey for special attack, because he refused to follow President Obama's explicit orders to arm the Syrian rebels, orders that Dempsey said were not in the Pentagon's plans. For this, Prince Turki accused Dempsey of giving "comfort and solace to criminals."

Prince Turki made clear that Saudi Arabia is opposed to the P5+1 talks with Iran, because Iran's actions in the region go far beyond the nuclear issue and involve Iranian destabilizations throughout the region, particularly in Bahrain. Mirroring Bandar, Prince Turki threatened that Saudi Arabia would seek alliances with France and Turkey.