The Saudis' Latest Double Game?


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President Trump met earlier this week with the Deputy Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohamed Bin Salman. The 31-year-old prince, widely known as MBS, is billed as a modernizing figure and putative ally of the United States.

After the meeting though, an MBS advisor told Bloomberg News what transpired. This was one of his more alarming claims: "President Trump has an unprecedented and serious intention to work with the Muslim World and to achieve its interests and...Prince Mohammed considers his Excellency as a true friend of Muslims who will serve the Muslim World in an unimaginable manner...."

If this statement accurately describes President Trump's position - which seems highly unlikely - it would constitute a bait-and-switch on his voters of epic proportions. If, on the other hand, this claim of abject submission is not true, Mr. Trump must set the Saudis straight, immediately.

The latest from Frank Gaffney, Jr.  Frank is the Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C.  Mr. Gaffney formerly acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy during the Reagan Administration, following four years of service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy. Read his FSM articles - click here.

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