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The Hidden Importance of the Saudi/United States Relationship

Saudi Arabia severs diplomatic ties with the United States – False U.K. Daily Mail headline October 22, 2013

Saudi Arabia made the news earlier this week when Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the Saudi intelligence chief threatened to change the cozy relationship that his country has had with the United States for the past few decades. Saudi Arabia, however, did not sever diplomatic ties as the Daily Mail reported. Prince Bandar apparently is upset with the United States’ inaction over Syria and its offer to hold talks with Iran.* On the surface, it may appear that this is an insignificant diplomatic dispute. It’s not.

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So the Iran-Iraq-Syrian

So the Iran-Iraq-Syrian pipeline is still on schedule and Saudi-Qatar's is not?

The news out of saudi arabia has quickly shifted

Away from saudi complaints about the united states towards women drivers
http://abcnews.go.com/m/story?id=20679673&ref=https%3A%2F%2F...

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Personally I think the

Personally I think the driving ban has more to do with public safety than religious dogma:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7GhMF2VfM8

Ok, to be fair men can suck at driving too. Its just more dramatic when we do it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdLHAqL8KJw

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