Saturday, March 28, 2009

Prince Nayif: the Coddler of Terrorism

So the appointment was made: Prince Nayif is now second in line (the other second in line, Prince Sultan is for all practical purposes dead) and that is a victory for the Sudayri gang in the royal family. I am too sick to blog today but it is fair to say that the MOST hated and detested Prince in the House of Saud is now slated to become King of Saudi Arabia. A man with horrific views of Jews, Shi`ites, communists, and women will now lead "the refrom" in the kingdom. This is a loss to Prince Salman, who was acting already as the King when he Chas Freeman was meeting with him as the US ambassador there, as the latter once told me. But the Mouthpiece of Prince Salman, Ash-Sharq Al-Awsat, dubbed Prince Nayif as "the conquerer of terrorism." Personally, I would have dubbed him as the "coddler of terrorism."