September 15, 2013
KNOWING YOUR ALLIES:
Saudi-US differences on Egypt and Syria should push Riyadh to reassess its security strategy (The National, Sep 15, 2013 )
[T]his beginning of a rapprochement between Washington and Iran, which actually began after the election of President Hassan Rouhani, should come as a wake-up call to Saudi authorities, who rely to a significant degree on the US for the preservation of peace and security in the Arabian Peninsula, the writer concluded.
From the beginning of the WoT, the dynamic has been the democratic Shi'a, the reformist Brotherhood and the US vs the Wahabbis and other Sunni Islamicists. It can't have taken even the Sa'uds that long to figure it out.
Posted by Orrin Judd at September 15, 2013 2:04 PM
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