Looks like Obama’s alliance with the Muslim Brotherhood is going to hurt us with other Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia:
CNS NEWS – Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal issued a lengthy statement Monday defending the military’s actions and informing countries that have threatened to withdraw aid that Arab and Muslim countries “will not hesitate to help Egypt.”
“As you [Western countries] enjoy security, calm and stability, do not consider them as too much for us.”
Faisal drew comparisons to the situation in Syria, implying that some of the same governments that are condemning the military in Egypt are not taking firmer action in support of those trying to topple the Assad regime. Saudi Arabia is a key supporter of the anti-Assad opposition.
“Regrettably, we see that the international position towards the current events in Egypt is contrary to their attitudes towards the events in Syria,” he said. “Where is the concern for human rights and the sanctity of blood and carnage that takes place every day in Syria which led to the killing of more than one hundred thousand Syrians and destruction of whole Syria without hearing whispering from the international community […?]”
In the statement, released through the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Faisal said such attitudes “will not be forgotten by Arab and Muslim world.”
Those who condemn the Egyptian crackdown and believe “flimsy propaganda” will not be viewed as acting in good faith or out of ignorance, “but we will consider them as hostile attitudes against the interests of the Arab and Islamic nations and their stability.”
“Let those states that are taking negative stances know that the blaze and destruction will not be confined to Egypt, but will affect all those who supported trouble,” he said.
Asked at a press briefing Monday whether the Obama administration thought Faisal was referring to the United States in his comments, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said she could not “speculate on that.”
“Obviously, every country makes their own decision about whether they’re going to continue to provide aid, what aid they will provide, and we’ve certainly seen that,” she said.
“We’ll make our own decisions here, based on our own national security interests, our own concerns about regional stability. And that review is ongoing.”