Why Obama angers them?
[rtl]Samih Saab *
Many are the critics of the policy of US President Barack Obama 's foreign both within the United States or abroad. And dealing with the arrows of criticism and a broad range of decisions taken by the president of Syria to Iran and Ukraine into the trans - Atlantic relationship with Europe down to China and North Korea. But Obama chose to respond to some of the criticism over the lengthy interview with Jeffrey Goldberg of the magazine «The Atlantic» earlier this month. The man embarrassed to defend his point of view not to direct military intervention in Syria did not find he does not want to implicate theUnited States in a sectarian war, while criticizing the policies of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister David Cameron in Libya anarchic now.
Appeared in the interview not to cordiality between Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but this does not compare to the criticism that Obama addressed directly or indirectly to Arab leaders. What is striking here is concluded President of the pattern prevailed in US relations - the Gulf is not to direct the public to Saudi Arabia criticism by US officials as long as those in power.
Did Obama hesitated to put the Gulf leaders in the category of «passengers free ofcharge» to denote not contributing to these at the price that must be paid by to meet thechallenges besetting the world of today. This recipe was launched Obama on European leaders also they want to play the United States to defend them and their interests ,without take a decision to increase the defense budget. But Obama 's criticism of theleaders of the Gulf states, under which he has established himself in the interview to ensure that a departure from the usual context in the US - GCC relationship. And , ofcourse, the Saudi reproachful on the United States because of a number of positions taken by Obama, who insist on the completion of the nuclear deal with Iran and thelifting of international sanctions on Tehran at a time when the country is embarking fiercest confrontation with her, to the White House refused to overturn the regime in Syria to intervene militarily, to the lintel trove on the non - interference of the United States to protect the regime of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt in 2011. on that Saudi Arabia received escalating confrontation with Iran, was the escalation in Syria and to further support the armed opposition groups , even if it led to a further widening influence ofterrorist organizations such as «Daash» and » Nasra Front »because prolonging the war in Syria , do not serve in the final analysis only these organizations that will lead Syria to be a model of their outcomes Libya. Saudi Arabia also went to the declaration of war in Yemen against the Houthis , which also led to the widening influence of «Al - Qaeda» and »Daash» in places «liberated» Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia of the rebels, and there are a whole now under the control of terrorists areas, as is the case in Syria. And cause the aerial bombardment of the alliance of the Arab civilian casualties is very high embarrass the United States and makes them unable to defend the Saudi intervention.
Perhaps the most angered the Saudis , according to Dov Zakheim wrote in the journal «fluorine Policy», Obama 's proposal on the Gulf states to «share» with Iran region offset collision with it. This difference in visibility to the issues and challenges is the one who rebounded negatively on the US relationship - Saudi Arabia stopped short of public criticism from both sides, and the message responded by former Saudi intelligence chief Prince Turki al - Faisal , whose list of Saudi contributions in support of US policy inwhich he stated over the decades only example of the Saudi narrow from the words ofObama. These facts indicate beyond any reasonable doubt that there is an unprecedented rift in the American relationship - Saudi Arabia. Of course , the causes which do not lie in the differing visions on regional issues, but up to a conflict of interest, the decision to Saudi Arabia , for example , not to reduce oil production impact one way or another the United States plans to produce shale oil. It is known that shale oil converts to America's top oil exporter at a time when reliance on Saudi oil in recent years to 8 percent just dropped. Perhaps it was also a liberation of US officials from theburden of silence on Saudi policy factors.
Although it should be noted is important is that the Obama kicks off his policies as other predecessors of the permanent interest of the United States.
* Writer and journalist Lebanese[/rtl]