Today, Al-Watan and Tishrin carried criticisms (rather mild) of Saudi Arabia. This is a first, if my memory serves me correctly. But it is still very little for a situation when the Syrian regime blames all of its problems on a conspiracy that we all know is led by Saudi Arabia. The reason remains the same: the Asad regime still hopes for a last minute deal (under the table) with the House of Saud. Typical.