Friday, June 24, 2011

Saudi-Khalifa Marriage

Saudi Arabia support for Bahrain's beleaguered Al Khalifa rulers is being consolidated through a political marriage:
"'The first notes that Saudi King Abdullah’s daughter (as per Saudi custom, name not provided) will be marrying Pr. Khalid bin Salman, son of Bahrain’s ruler. If you think this signals, again, that Saudi Arabia is going to stand by the Bahraini government during its political turmoils—and in its defiance of Iran—you’re right. The custom of intermarriage for political purposes is alive and well in the region, as it used to be in the West. And still is, actually, though to a lesser extent.'"

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