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CSPAN
Aug 17, 2014 6:45am EDT
fourth largest, fourth biggest defense spender in the world after the u.s., china and russia. it 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's more a quiet influence, in my view. they do not -- they did send troops into bahrain this year to try -- or two years ago, to try to keep a sunni minority government in power over a shia majority. but they seek to have more influence than i think they have, in a word. >> the ruling family sending? >> they are sunni, yes. >> why is that significant? >> well, the sunnis are the largest group of muslims in the world, and shia are the minority, but shia control iran and the sunni control saudi arabia. and so that is the main thing, the saudi ruling family wishes to be seen as the spokesman because they control the two holy places, two holiest places in islam. but the sunni-shia sectarian battle is growing in the middle east, thanks in part to syria or iran is funding the syrians, and the saudis and others are funding the sunni fighters. so you have a growing s
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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