NYTimes Friedman

BingNYTimes FriedmanOne could easily do a revisionist history of 9/11 and show how it was simply the opening salvo in an attempted coup within Saudi Arabia — with the attack on America meant only as a bank shot to undermine one of the main supports of the Saudi ruling family. Last week's Riyadh bombing was just the latest episode in this civil war, involving hard-core Islamists out to overthrow the moderate/Westernized/indulgent Saudi elite.   NOTE:  this begs the question:  did the US invasion of Iraq improve the chances of a coup in Saudi Arabia? [John Robb's Weblog]

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