Royals vs. Wahhabis

(Washington Times) Arnaud de Borchgrave - Saudi Arabia's 25 most wanted terrorists (22 Saudis, two Moroccans, one Yemeni) whose pictures were splashed on the front pages of local papers last Sunday are still at large and apparently well protected by the al-Qaeda underground in the kingdom. In Washington, the question is frequently asked, "How long before the House of Saud falls?" And the answers vary from a few months to very few years. Yet the royal family is far more resilient than outsiders seem to believe. Wherever one goes in the kingdom, a royal prince - there are 7,000 - is in charge of key local and national nerve centers.

2003-12-10 00:00:00

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