January 24, 2014

Iran, Arabia and the Mideast's 30 Year War

Douglas Murray, The Spectator

The Associated Press

The Middle East is not simply falling apart. It is taking a different shape, along very clear lines -- far older ones than those the western powers rudely imposed on the region nearly a century ago. Across the whole continent those borders are in the process of cracking and breaking. But while that happens the region's two most ambitious centres of power -- the house of Saud and the Ayatollahs in Iran -- find themselves fighting each other not just for influence but even, perhaps, for survival.

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