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By John McAfee
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Bandar Bin Sultan
First it was Egypt, now oil sheiks worrying that U.S. has become too unsteady
The Obama administration Tuesday acknowledged frustration among Saudi Arabian leaders over U.S. unwillingness to play a more aggressive, perhaps even militarized, role in the Syrian civil war — but downplayed reports of a growing fissure in relations between Riyadh and Washington.
President Mohammed Morsi on Tuesday designated a young, independent U.S.-educated irrigation minister as the new prime minister to form a government that will be tasked with turning the country's economy and security around after 17 months of instability and protests.
A U.S. Navy helicopter with a crew of five crashed n the Gulf nation of Oman on Thursday, a Navy spokesman said.
Democracy has no dress code, according to some reformers in the Muslim world.
The Reuters report followed an article published Monday night by The Wall Street Journal that Prince Bandar told European diplomats over the weekend he plans to scale back cooperation with the U.S. on the arming and training of Syrian opposition rebels to protest Washington's policies.