US-Saudi Defense Pact Will Enable US to Disengage from the Middle East

The US must make more demands from its allies around the world. They must invest far more in defense and engage more in collective security. In the case of the European Union they must build their own unified military capability to wean themselves off dependence on America. While the US needs to commit to defend Saudi Arabia in order to defend vital US geostrategic interests – namely preventing Iran from becoming a superpower that can extort US allies with the power of controlling GCC oil wells – the US needs to demand that the KSA conscripts its youth and builds a substantially larger military than at present. The purpose of a US-Saudi defense pact is precisely to prevent war in the Gulf and deter Iran from attacking major American cities with biological weapons in order to prompt the reappearance of the Hidden Imam in an Iranian-conquered Mecca. The primary purpose of NATO was never to fight WWIII, it was always to prevent WWIII. The same is true of a US-Saudi defense pact, the purpose is not war but peace. The purpose is not foreign entanglement but rather to protect the American homeland and enhance the American interest. On the other hand, opening negotiations with MBS for a US-Saudi defense pact will give Washington significant leverage over Riyadh. The US however should be very careful not to make demands that undermine the Kingdom, nevertheless Washington should certainly require that Riyadh ends all torture. The primary US demands should however be optimal Saudi military militarization, maximum regional military integration and full normalization with Israel.

Published by Daniella Bartfeld

Daniella Bartfeld is the founding director of the Aliyah Organization.

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