Saturday, March 19, 2011

Paragraph of the day

Regarding the division between the US and Saudi Arabia over Bahrain:
The crackup was predicted by a top UAE sheik in a February meeting with two visiting former U.S. officials. According to notes made during the conversation, the UAE official said: “We and the Saudis will not accept a Shiite government in Bahrain. And if your president says to the Khalifas what he said to Mubarak [to leave office], it will cause a break in our relationship with the U.S.” The UAE official warned that Gulf nations were “looking East” — to China, India and Turkey — for alternative security assistance.

Read, in the Washington Post.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clinton and Obama should be smart enough to understand the gravity of the situation.

I hope that the US and other influential nations take a laissez-faire approach to the revolutions throughout the middle east.

I think the revolution need to occur naturally and without external catalyst for positive, permanent progression to take place.

Although maintaining a laissez-faire attitude in the face of humanitarian issues is trickier than it sounds.

8:19 AM  

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