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CSPAN
Sep 20, 2014 5:15pm EDT
arabia is now the fourth largest, biggest defense spender in the world's after the u.s. china and russia. doesn't mean they are the fourth largest military power but they are the fourth biggest spender. so they seek to have influence but it is more quiet influence in my view. they do not -- they did send troops into bahrain this year to try -- to try to keep a sunni minority government in power over a shiite majority. they think they have more influence than they have. >> host: the ruling family a sunni? why is that significant? >> guest: the sunnis are the largest group of muslims in the world and the shiites are the minority, but they control iran and the sunni control saudi arabia. that is the main thing, the saudi ruling family wishes to be seen as the spokesman for sunni islam because they control the two holy places, two holiest places in islam. but the sunni/shi'ite sectarian battle is growing in the middle east thanks in part to the syria where iran is funding the syrians and the saudis and others are funding sunni fighters so you have a growing sectarian clashes across th
CSPAN
Aug 2, 2014 10:17am EDT
largest defense spender in the world after the u.s. and china and russia. but it doesn't mean that they are the fourth military largest power but the fourth biggest defender. in defense spender. so they seek to have influence but it is more quiet influence in the dudes in troops to try to keep a sunni minority government in power and it's more influence than what i have in the word post on why is that significant. >> guest: well, they are the largest most inclusive ones in the world and the shia are the minority. but they control around and the sunnis control saudi arabia. and so that is the main thing. the family wishes to be seen as the spokesman for sunni islam that the sunni shiite sectarian battle is growing in the middle east thanks in part to syria where iran is funding the syrians and you have a growing sector there as well. >> host: how many times have you been there? >> i have been their scores of times. i'm sure that if one wants to know, i never assumed that i was doing anything. it's like going to the old soviet union or to israel and that number assumed that if people
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