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Old 09.01.2015, 11:32
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The Saudis have actually been reliable allies that have honored their agreements. Very few groups in the region have been able to hold their end of agreements. Relationships are like that sometimes. You don't go into them judgemental. So they weren't judged by Western values, though that would have been a different allegation of racist ethnocentricity.
Saudi became an American ally for the same reason Israel did - they are who we were left with after the Russians chose their sides in the region. and the only reason Saudi has "held their end of agreements" is because US capital investment and military power has ensured the consistent rule of the totalitarian Saudi regime during a period in which other countries in the region have suffered multiple regimes.
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