Saudi National Security Council head Prince Bandar bin Sultan has predicted that Saudi Arabia will make a “major shift” in relations with the United States to protest what Saudis regard as American inaction over Syria's civil war, among other factors.
The heads of Germany and France have united in calling for a new intelligence relationship with the United States after allegations of surveillance surfaced in a Snowden document.
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, meeting with President Obama at the White House at the culmination of a three-day visit to Washington on October 23, asked U.S. President Barack Obama to end drone strikes on his country.
Every time President Obama orders a drone pilot to launch missiles at a “suspected terrorist,” he may be violating international law and committing actionable war crimes. This is the conclusion reached by two human rights organizations which have released reports condemning the civilian death toll of the drone war.
Many of the "experts" arguing in the media for U.S. intervention in the Syrian civil war have strong ties to the defense industry, but these ties were rarely mentioned in connection with their media appearances.