Iraq PM Maliki Attacks Arab Spring
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  • anirprof

    It’s fascinating that at the same time that Maliki is saying that the “Arab Spring” will only benefit Israel, quite a few Israeli commentators have been saying the Arab Spring will only benefit the Iranians.

  • tg

    It’s hard to overstate just how much Saudi rulers despise shia power.

    They will never acquiesce to Iraq being ruled by observant shiite political parties which will be the case in any democratic system. If they had the power they would do to Iraq what they did to Bahrain.

    The US will ultimately have to either reconcile itself to this type of behavior from its major ally in the Persian Gulf or reassess its relationship in helping Saudia Arabia contain Iranian influence.

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