The bottom line is that an angry, fearful House of Saud does not have what it takes to confront benign protecter Washington. Throwing a fit -- as in crying to attract attention -- is for geopolitical babies. Without the US -- or "the West" -- who's gonna run the Saudi energy industry? PhD-deprived camels? And who's gonna sell (and maintain) those savory weapons? Who's going to defend them for smashing the true spirit of the Arab Spring, across the GCC and beyond?
Perennial Foreign Minister Prince Saud is gravely ill. He will be replaced by a recently appointed deputy prime minister.
Prince Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, the king's son. Instead of a "principled" stance against "double standards," the House of Saud move at the UN feels more like nepotism.
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