U.S. Relationship With Saudi Arabia: It’s Complicated

  Not Exactly a Fairytale Relationship! It’s one of America’s closest allies. However, this month they beheaded 10 people. I mean we are talking about Saudi Arabia a country...


 

Not Exactly a Fairytale Relationship!

It’s one of America’s closest allies. However, this month they beheaded 10 people. I mean we are talking about Saudi Arabia a country where punishment by sword is common, where the system is flawed, and women aren’t allowed to drive.

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By the state department’s own admission Saudi Arabia is an active abuser of human rights. The question that many people are asking is well then why are they such an ally to the United States?

The answer, well it dates back decades when during World War II Franklin Delano Roosevelt declared the defense of Saudi Arabia a vital interest to the US. For example so the Saudi’s can provide oil. However, today their relationship is more strategic, yet well, complicated.

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