US sends two warships through Suez.
Qadaffi attacking rebels with jets and bombing.
While arming the insurgents seems like a good idea in theory, how can it be done without US troops being fired upon? When that happens, the US will almost certainly shoot back.
Taliban assassinates reformist politician in Pakistan.
Saudi stock market drops off a cliff.
Saudia air defenses have been tested and will stand down if Israeli jets pass through them on the way to bombing Iran nuke sites.
Despite the tension
between the two governments, they share a mutual loathing of the regime in Tehran and a common fear of Iran’s nuclear ambitions. “We all know this. We will let them [the Israelis] through and see nothing,” said one.
… they’re running out of water. The problem is so severe than they plan to stop agriculture subsidies and plan to import all their food by 2016. Think about that. Importing all food means sharply higher prices due to transportation costs plus increased spending and development for the transportation infrastructure to support it. Most the food would have to come in by ship or plane rather than truck too.
Some think Saudi Arabia has also hit peak oil. Thus, they could be on a long slow slide down in the coming decades.