In yet another stunning repudiation of Obama on the world stage, Saudi Arabia refused a seat on the UNSC. Add this to the laundry list of epic failures of Obama's foreign policy.

The Saudi discontent stems from its frustration with longtime ally United States. The two are at odds over a number of Mideast issues, including how Washington has handled some of the region's crises, particularly in Egypt and Syria. It also comes as ties between the US and Iran, the Saudi's regional foe, appear to be improving following a recent telephone conversation between President Barack Obama and Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani.

UN-Security-Council-570x379Who can forget Obama's campaign promise of refurbishing America's image across the world, and how determined he was to establish good relationships with foreign governments. Instead, he has made an enemy of almost every good ally the US has. Media coverage on this aspect of his failed presidency remains non-existent.

Don't get me wrong, I shed no tears for Saudi Arabia, and lord knows the UN is increasingly sharia compliant anyway -- driven largely by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the largest world body made up of 57 Muslim countries (and terror statelets, including the Palestinian authority).

But long-standing alliances are being destroyed systematically by the Obama administration. And this is another very public humiliation and condemnation of American betrayal and fecklessness under Obama. 

Another longtime ally reeling from being stabbed in the back. Meticulously documented in my book, The Post American Presidency: The Obama Administration's War on Americawe see time and time again the Obama administration intent on abandoning America's friends and encouraging our enemies. He is stunning in his betrayal of good, reliable allies who had unfalteringly stood by us.

Egypt, Honduras, Israel, Poland, the Czech Republic, India, Taiwan, et al.

The media's silence or re-framing of another one of Obama's foreign policy disasters further disarms the American people for what's coming.

I have little love for the increasingly irrelevant and sharia-compliant UN, but that is hardly the point.

Saudi Arabia rejects seat on UN Security Council Times of Israel, October 18, 2013

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Friday rejected its freshly-acquired seat on the UN Security Council, saying the 15-member body is incapable of resolving world conflicts such as the Syrian civil war.

The move came just hours after the kingdom was elected as one of the Council's 10 nonpermanent members on Thursday night. It also followed another gesture of displeasure from the kingdom in which Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal declined to address the General Assembly meeting last month.

The Saudi discontent stems from its frustration with longtime ally United States. The two are at odds over a number of Mideast issues, including how Washington has handled some of the region's crises, particularly in Egypt and Syria. It also comes as ties between the US and Iran, the Saudi's regional foe, appear to be improving following a recent telephone conversation between President Barack Obama and Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani.

In a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency, the Foreign Ministry said Friday the Security Council has failed in its duties toward Syria.

It said this has enabled Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime to perpetrate the killings of its people, including with chemical weapons, without facing any punishment. The Syrian regime denies it has used chemical weapons in the war.

saudisThe kingdom, which has backed the Syrian rebels in their struggle to topple Assad, has often criticized the international community for failing to halt Syria's civil war, now in its third year. According to UN figures, the conflict has so far killed over 100,000 people.

Saudi Arabia is also frustrated that the US backed away from launching punitive strikes against Assad's forces after Damascus agreed to allow inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the United Nations to destroy its chemical weapons arsenal.

The kingdom easily won the Security Council seat in a vote in New York on Thursday, facing no opposition because there were no contested races for the first time in several years. The Council seats are highly coveted because they give countries a strong voice in matters dealing with international peace and security, in places like Syria, Iran and North Korea, as well as the UN's far-flung peacekeeping operations.

The 15-member council includes five permanent members with veto power — the US, Russia, China, Britain and France — and 10 nonpermanent members elected for two-year terms.

After the vote, Saudi Arabia's UN Ambassador Abdallah Al-Mouallimi said his country's election was "a reflection of a longstanding policy in support of moderation and in support of resolving disputes by peaceful means."

But the statement from Riyadh on Friday struck a dramatically different tone.

"Allowing the ruling regime in Syria to kill its people and burn them with chemical weapons in front of the entire world and without any deterrent or punishment is clear proof and evidence of the UN Security Council's inability to perform its duties and shoulder its responsibilities," the Saudi Foreign Ministry said.

The foreign ministry statement also said the UN Security Council has not been able to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict over the past six decades and has failed to transform the Middle East into a zone free of weapons of mass destruction — a reference to Israel, which has never confirmed or denied possession of nuclear weapons.

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