Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah told U.S. President Barack Obama that his country would prop up Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak if the United States withdrew its aid programme, The Times said on Thursday.
Abdullah told Obama not to humiliate Mubarak, who is under pressure from protesters to quit immediately, in a telephone call on January 29, the newspaper said, citing a senior source in Riyadh.
Obama’s administration has wavered between support for Egypt in Washington’s conflict with militant Islam and backing for Egyptians who have been protesting for weeks to demand Mubarak and his government quit.
On January 28, the White House said the United States would review $1.5 billion in aid to Egypt. Officials later said no such review was planned currently.
And so the Obama bowing to King Abdullah continues… this time from afar.
How much more weakness will this President manifest? And how many of America’s enemies are being emboldened by it?
The election of Barack Hussein Obama may prove to be cataclysmic in scope to the United States, economically and in terms of America’s standing in the world.
This ain’t the hope and change we were promised.