From the Daily Mail article:
"Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief is vowing that the kingdom will make a 'major shift' in relations with the United States to protest perceived American inaction over Syria's civil war as well as recent U.S. overtures to Iran, a source close to Saudi policy said on Tuesday.
Prince Bandar bin Sultan told European diplomats that the United States had failed to act effectively against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, was growing closer to Tehran, and had failed to back Saudi support for Bahrain when it crushed an anti-government revolt in 2011, the source said."
The Saudis are undoubtably useful allies, but we have no business helping them "crush" the rebellion in Bahrain, not do we benefit from acting as their military arm in the Syrian civil war.
"In unusually blunt public remarks, Prince Turki al-Faisal called Obama's policies in Syria 'lamentable' and ridiculed a U.S.-Russian deal to eliminate Assad's chemical weapons. He suggested it was a ruse to let Obama avoid military action in Syria.
'The current charade of international control over Bashar's chemical arsenal would be funny if it were not so blatantly perfidious. And designed not only to give Mr. Obama an opportunity to back down (from military strikes), but also to help Assad to butcher his people,' said Prince Turki, a member of the Saudi royal family and former director of Saudi intelligence."
This is a clear and accurate assessment by the Saudis, but although they are right about it, it is also simply too bad for them that they can't order our military to do their fighting in Syria. If they don't like it that the Iranians control Assad, then they need to invest their own money, and risk the lives of their own people to do something about it.
Finally, if they want to split with us, then that ought to leave us free to deal with their support of terrorism a lot more freely. I have always been amazed that they are such close allies when they support such evil all around the world.
If they want to kick us to the curb, then let the consequences fly, as aggressively as possible.