The Daily Mail reports that Saudi Arabia has severed diplomatic ties with the United States over the US’s refusal to bomb Syria. The Saudis continue to be one of the primary sources of pressure on the US government to attack Syria. This is not the first time the Saudis have pressured the US to attack one of the Saudi regime’s enemies.
Rothbard explains the Saudi role in the lead-up to the first Iraq War, and the US government’s long corporatist alliance with the Saudi dictatorship.
Brian LaSorsa provides another perspective on the US-Saudi alliance here.
And Christopher Westley looks at all the (literal) hand-holding that has gone on between the US and Saudi regimes.