MAJOR FAIL: Most of the Middle East Ignoring Obama’s Call, Won’t Attend His ‘Peace Summit’
Obama is holding a summit of Persian Gulf states meant to help solve the crisis in the region and the only thing missing is all the leaders of the Persian Gulfs states, most of whom are blowing off Obama’s little summit.
That’s right folks, once again we see a major Obama foreign policy failure. Obama has made the USA such a powerless laughing stock that no one even feels they have any need to pay attention to US foreign policy ideas.
Even Obama’s great buddies, the Saudis, are skipping Obama’s meaningless event.
The White House was scrambling Monday to put a positive face on an upcoming summit of Persian Gulf states after learning leaders from four of the six invited nations are expected to skip.
While those nations are still sending representatives to the summit being hosted by President Obama later this week at Camp David, the absence of crucial heads of state — notably, Saudi Arabia’s new king — could present an awkward situation for the administration.
In a statement Sunday, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Thursday’s summit coincides with a humanitarian cease-fire in Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition is fighting Shiite rebels known as Houthis. He said Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who is also interior minister, would lead the Saudi delegation and the king’s son, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is defense minister, will also attend — but the king would not.
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