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Saudi Arabia gets involved

I have already enjoyed my twenty free online articles from the New York Times this month, but for those who haven’t, the paper has an article up on the effort of Saudi Arabia to get involved in steering the outcomes of the Arab Spring.  Of course, the Saudis sent troops and advisors to Bahrain to help stabilize instability and end revolt in that state.  In their own state, the royal family doled out tons of money to citizens to essentially buy stability.  That strategy is going to be applied abroad.  This week, the Saudis sent $4 billion to Egypt to support the military leadership.  The Saudi’s message to other states is two fold: stability is preferable, and Iran and Shi’as are bad.

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