Arab World: Power politics

13.08.2011                      13.Aw-Elul, 5771                      Wa'etchanan

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Arab World: Power politics

Sectarianism plays out in Syria as Saudis seize momentum to continue battle for regional dominance and bring down Damascus regime.

An opinion piece in the Saudi-sponsored regional newspaper Asharq al-Awsat this week was predictably fulsome in its praise for Riyadh’s decision to remove its ambassador from Syria.
“Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah Bin abd al Aziz,” the article said, would stand with the Syrian people, with humanity in general, with the “dear Arab sister state” of Syria, and against the “brutal suppression” being carried out by the Assad regime. Kuwait and Bahrain rapidly followed suit in recalling their own ambassadors from Damascus for “consultations.”…