Is U.S. silence over Saudi troops entering Bahrain, and inaction as Gadaffi reasserts control in...


Is U.S. silence over Saudi troops entering Bahrain, and inaction as Gadaffi reasserts control in Libya a lack of competence or a cynical policy designed to "create a firebreak" between events in North Africa and the oil-rich Gulf? It could backfire as the Saudi intervention promises to further radicalize the Bahraini opposition.

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  • nobby73
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    oil prices, threats to dump Treasuries and pressure from Israel, in that order....
    14 Mar 2011, 05:46 PM Reply Like
  • wyostocks
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    O's first committee meeting is scheduled for August first with the report due back in 2013.
    14 Mar 2011, 06:09 PM Reply Like
  • bob adamson
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    Developments as of March 14th in Bahrain illustrate the cleft stick the US finds itself in currently in its relations with the Arabian Peninsular States. As the following articles imply, the US might counsel moderation and democratic compromise but the rulers of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain will do as they please with impunity.

     

    www.guardian.co.uk/wor...

     

    www.turkishpress.com/n...

     

    english.aljazeera.net/...

     

    english.aljazeera.net/...

     

    english.aljazeera.net/...
    14 Mar 2011, 10:47 PM Reply Like
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