Saturday, October 19, 2013

Saudi transitional politics

From the Angry Arab:
"From Laura: "Saudi lobbied heavily to get the Security Council seat 2014-2016 and spent money training their NY staff, had even planned what issues to raise during their presidency next July. Interestingly (ironically/ridiculously) they are posing this last-minute turn-around as a principled position over responsibility to protect, Palestine and making ME a weapons-free zone. Rumour has it the decision came from higher up than the UN ambassador. Wonder what Prince Bandar's agenda looked like the past few weeks in Washington... "
There is no way that this sudden 180 degree turn in an area of such perceived prestige can represent anything other than a power play at a very high level.
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