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Please read some books Dear Mr. Prashant

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Submitted by Debanjan Banerjee (India), Apr 5, 2015 at 11:40

Dear Mr. Prashant,

Greetings.

I believe your love and supposed belief that Saudis and Israelis are friends (enemy of my enemy Iran is my friend) logic has blinded you.

Saudi Arabia is, indeed, in a position to introduce democracy in the Islamic world.

Saudis did topple the pro-democracy movement in Bahrain. They even ousted the democratically elected Mohammad Morsi government in Egypt. They have always been opposed to any democratic change in the Gulf that threaten the ruling monarchies. They oppose Iran for a reason. And the reason is that Iranians hold regular elections and elect women and non-Muslims to their legislative bodies. They oppose Iran (after 1979) because Iranians booted out a Monarch and voted a system where elections do take place. How can the Saudis support a system where they have to share power outside their own clan ?

There is a reason that the Saudis , despite being the 3 -rd largest spender for global weapons (importing $62 billion of Western arms in 2014 alone) , had to summon their Pakistani allies. The Saudis do not trust their own military and that is why they have decided to import soldiers of hire from poor countries like Pakistan beholden to Saudi money. Saudis deliberately did not create invest in a strong military cadet system because they feared that it would a potential competing power centre.

To conclude , it is too immature on your part to conclude that Saudis are in a position to initiate democracy.

I belive you need to read some books before writing on a subject which you do not know.

Take care

Debanjan

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