Patrick Cockburn – “A young prince may cost Syria and Yemen dear” – Voices – The Independent

“Saudi Arabia is not the first monarchy to imagine that it can earn patriotic credentials and stabilise its rule by waging a short and victorious foreign war. In 1914, the monarchs of Germany, Russia and Austro-Hungary had much the same idea and found out too late that they had sawed through the branch on which they were all sitting. Likewise, Saudi rulers may find to their cost that they have been far more successful than Iran ever was in destroying the political status quo in the Middle East.”

via A young prince may cost Syria and Yemen dear – Voices – The Independent.

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Patrick Cockburn – “A young prince may cost Syria and Yemen dear” – Voices – The Independent

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