Off Topic: Exclusive: CIA Helped Saudis in Secret Chinese Missile Deal
(The CIA’s involvement in 2007 is hardly newsworthy but the article gives some interesting details about the Saudi missile program. Artaxes)
Saudi Arabia has long been a backroom player in the Middle East’s nuclear game of thrones, apparently content to bankroll the ambitions of Pakistan and Iraq (under Saddam Hussein) to counter the rise of its mortal enemy, Iran.
But as the West and Iran have moved closer to a nuclear accommodation, signs are emerging that the monarchy is ready to give the world a peek at a new missile strike force of its own…
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