Thursday, May 15, 2014

RAND Corp: 'To spoil detente, Riyadh will activate its Jihadists!'

RAND Corp.:
"... This approach could take the form of Riyadh more aggressively funding Sunni Islamists pitted against Iranian surrogates in arenas such as Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria. Riyadh is already supporting an array of militant groups in these neighboring countries, so the question is whether the Kingdom uses its influence to press them to take the fight to Iranian-sponsored groups like HezbollahIf Riyadh’s objective was to spoil a d├ętente, escalating these conflicts would be one mean to achieve that goal…”

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