Report Venezuela's Chavez buys Russian fighter planes to in The Rest of the World Posted August 1, 2006 Yes, Saudi Arabia is an ally of the United States. They're also an ally of most other Western Democracies. Have you ever bothered to ask yourself why we are allies with one of the most repressive regimes in the world - hell it's STILL a monarchy in the modern era! Clearly the answer is no. Also, FYI my sophomoric friend, you don't need to capitalize 'Western Democracies'. It makes you look like a product of the American public school system.