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Submitted by sbalog (United States), Dec 7, 2007 at 10:26

Dan, hoping that Saudi-Russian relations will reduce or rid Washington of "the noxious fumes of Saudi influence" seems like wishful thinking to me. Famously two-faced, I'd guess that the Saudis will pollute BOTH Moscow and Washington. They would continue to wield influence in and and spray cash around Washington, the US academy etc. while getting in bed with the Bear. Our politicians and our Middle East Studies professors are unlikely to refuse meetings and financial support, just because the Saudis are closer to Russia than to America.

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