Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Goodwill Ambassador Eliana Benador has penned a very interesting article at RightSideNews.
....Suffice to illustrate Prince Turki’s close-knitted lineage to the Royal Saudi family, that we mention that he is grandson of the late King Abdul-Aziz and the son of the late King Faisal. Among his brothers: Foreign Minister Prince Saud and the Governor of the Makkah (Mecca) Province, Prince Khalid. And he is a nephew of current King Abdullah.
After being Ambassador to the UK, in July 2005, Prince Turki succeeded Prince Bandar as Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the United States until December 2006. During that short period, he spent much of his time traveling around 37 states. Saudi Prince Turki strongly advocated that the United States engage in direct talks with Iran over its differences concerning Iran's involvement in Iraq, its nuclear program and support of Hezbollah in Lebanon.
Five years later, in October 2010, the Prince, a leading figure in Saudi Arabia’s royal family, called Israel “a drain on the United States, and not an asset,” and admonished the Obama administration of a blatant pro-Israel bias in its Middle East policy.
Six years have past since that serendipitous meeting in Europe. Now, thanks to petrodollars and the quintessential help of both oilmen and Presidents Bush as well as the current occupant of the White House, outspoken Islamophile and Muslim Brotherhood advocate, Barack Hussein Obama, Saudi Arabia’s image has purchased luster and its future looks rosier -and not in the best interest of America or Western Civilization......