But still no sign that the U.S. will be calling them to account for their double game anytime soon, despite the fact that they need us as much as we need them. From AP, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) – The U.S. Embassy and consulates in Saudi Arabia will be closed Monday and Tuesday because of a threat against U.S. government buildings, the embassy said Sunday.
In a statement, the embassy said mission personnel will limit their nonofficial travel during the next two days and urged Americans to keep “a high level of vigilance.” The statement did not elaborate on the nature of the threat.
“The American Embassy in Riyadh advises all American citizens living in Saudi Arabia that, in response to a threat against U.S. government buildings in the kingdom, the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh and the U.S. consulate generals in Jiddah and Dhahran will be closed on Aug. 8 and 9,” the statement said.
It reminded Americans that, in the past, terrorist groups have targeted housing compounds and other establishments where Westerners may be located.
“American citizens are … advised to exercise caution and maintain good situational awareness when visiting commercial establishments frequented by Westerners or in primarily Western environments,” the statement added.
It was the second warning in two weeks.
On July 25, the embassy warned Americans that militants likely were plotting new terror attacks in the kingdom. It said U.S. military personnel stationed in Saudi Arabia had been instructed to suspend all off-duty leisure travel outside of their work or housing stations.