Our Friends the Saudis

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    Our Friends the Saudis | The American Conservative

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    But most of the Bulk amount transfer to terrorists came from KSA .!!
     
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    To understand the current dynamics you will have to analyze how the al-saud family came to rule arabia and what was the role of the british to solidify there partnership with al-saud family and also with wahabis. In a one line messiahesque style the british supported the wahabis in the 20th century so as to loosen the grip of the ottoman empire and further there own while the al-saud tribe was the modern day version of the fsa.
     
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    Why a 15-minute phone call threatens Saudi Arabia's decades-old alliance with US
     
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    Kerry: Question of Women Driving 'Best Left to Saudi Arabia'
     
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    Do you feel that it can happen?? i mean usa siding with iran so much as to sideline israel??

    And wrt syria, only time will tell how much did this cost russia, iran. Both know syria can never repay the money russia,iran hve spent on syria. So how long will they keep backing syrian regime for some reasons best known to them. Whereas saudis et al have all the money to throw much around.
     
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    Prince Bandar bin Sultan, Saudi Arabia’s Gatsby Master Spy
     
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    Russian President, Saudi Spy Chief Discussed Syria, Egypt - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

    Coldly threatening terrorism against the Winter Olympics like a mafia strongman? How did Bandar think Putin would react to that, given that Putin has enough warheads to glass every city from Casablanca to Baghdad and still maintain a viable deterrent against the US?
     
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    Now let's shift to the House of Saud's inept handling of the Saudi-US alliance:

    Asia Times Online :: Middle East News, Iraq, Iran current affairs

    A bit over the top, but mostly true.
     
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    Saudi Arabia has led the entire Muslim world into a corner, whereby every other 'pole' on earth (the US/UK, Russia, China, the EU, India) views their interaction with the Arab 'pole' through the lens of proselytizing via semtex and/or separatism.
     
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    Bandar bin Sultan :rofl: It up there with Maximus naughtius and Bigus Dicus.
     
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    I just think "Bandar Bush" is funny. :hehe:
     
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