Tuesday, August 08, 2017

And now a Kuwait-Saudi rift

The GCC will never be the same and it will never recover from the splits and divisions which came out in the open in full force during the recent crisis. Yesterday, Kuwait banned the mouthpiece of King Salman, Ash-Sharq Al-Awsat, from entering Kuwait due to series of articles (especially the last one) in which `Abdul-Rahman Al-Rashid (who emerged lately as the one who gives the earliest signals about the shifts and turns in Saudi foreign policies).  Al-Rashid has been criticizing Kuwait for its "neutrality" and reminding it--over and over again--that it had a debt toward Saudi Arabia because the rightly Saudi army liberated Kuwait in 1991.