Many extremist groups in Syria, Iraq and Iran receive money from wealthy supporters who make their money from selling oil to the West; governments cannot override the will of the people; polio rampant in Syria; and Dubai goes wireless.
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Saudi Arabia claims over $800 billion in reserves, built up from its oil sales, and is deploying that money to shape the Muslim world in an rigid and hateful direction.
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"The United States for its part is not in a rush to resolve the Syria conflict. And herein comes the “Grand Bargain” theorists and their aforesaid talk of “Syria for Iran and Lebanon for Saudi Arabia.”