Sunday, January 13, 2013

thus spoke an oil Sheikh

""The Sheikh’s plan was to use the blogs to point out dangers that Iran posed for the people of his emirate. He also wanted to signal Washington and other western governments that he was open to modernizing his emirate and recognizing Israel as a prelude to peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.
He opposed Iranian hegemony in the region, but first and foremost, he wanted to drive his half-brother out of power, and take what he saw as his rightful place running his emirate.
The only caveat was stay true to the cause: Sheikh good. Half-brother bad. Iran worse."" (thanks "Ibn Rushd")