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The Self-Beheading House of Saud

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Headlined to H3 10/22/13

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The Saudi spin about creating "a new security arrangement for the Arab world" is a joke -- as depicted by Saudi-financed shills such as this

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. 

Guess who? 

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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Pepe Escobar is the roving correspondent for Asia Times. His regular column, "The Roving Eye," is widely read. He is an analyst for the online news channel Real News, the roving correspondent for Asia Times/Hong Kong, an analyst for RT and (more...)
 
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Pépé is my Numero Uno, my go-to guy when it come... by Charles Roll on Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 8:40:55 PM
As Pepe notes, the Saudis must have been spending ... by mhenriday on Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013 at 5:39:43 AM