Is Saudi Arabia Now the Israel of the Gulf?

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Is Saudi Arabia Now the Israel of the Gulf?

By Robert Naiman

May 11, 2015 “Information Clearing House” –  Tehran, Iran – I came to Iran this week to participate in a peace boat sailing from Iran to protest the Saudi bombing and blockade of Yemen. Unfortunately, I had to withdraw from the boat trip for logistical reasons; my frequent collaborator Tighe Barry of CODEPINK still plans to be on the boat, which as of this writing was expected to leave Monday morning local time.

So instead of writing about being on the boat, I figured I would write about how Saudi Arabia is apparently becoming the Israel of the Gulf countries: a habitual aggressor in its neighborhood, enabled in its aggression by the United States. Indeed, it could be argued that Saudi Arabia has become a more dangerous regional aggressor than Israel, because so far, at least…

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