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I have said this before (earlier posts), but I view the Saudi people and culture as being antithetical to that of the United States. It is a culture married for a long, long time to Wahhabism, an extreme form of Sunni Islam where anti-USA sentiment is taught in their global madrassas. Saudi's have no intellectual thought, and have contributed in no meaningful way to the advancement of science, arts or just about anything the western world cherishes. Ever since the Sunni Muslim religious rulers 400 years ago blocked Ijtihad, the exercise of critical thinking and independent judgment, their society has disintegrated into an empty void of lifeless religious zealots full of hate and loathing for western ways.
Saudi-Americans in the United States find that they are incapable of fitting or melding into our society because of the indoctrination from birth into Wahhabism. In contrast the Iranian-Americans in our country have contributed to it's richness and intellectual thought. Just take a look at the Wikipedia websites for these two demographics and compare.
One of the world's biggest blunders was the CIA- British sponsored coup that overthrew the democratically elected government of Iran in 1953 to get their grubby hands on the oil. I've written about that before so I won't go into it again.
The bottom line is that I believe that the United States lost a friend in Iran with the 1953 coup and ensuing events. How would history be different now if we were aligned with the Iranians in the Middle East instead of the despicable Saudis?