Now that Saddam is not around the face down thye "Persians" the Sunni Saudis are lonely. The average westener does not understand the shifting sands of Arab alliances. It is all about uniting against the stronger for survival till circumstances change then so do the alliances. The basic tribal hatreds and divides always there are part of the undercurrent influencing choice of partners.
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from the article: Gates says Washington to sell smart bombs to Saudi Arabia