DC Think Tank Says Saudi Arabia is New Israeli-Style ‘Aggressor’

An air strike hits a military site controlled by the Houthi group in Yemen’s capital Sanaa May 12, 2015. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

A left-wing foreign policy think tank criticized on Sunday Saudi Arabia for becoming the “Israel of the Gulf” because of its regional “aggression.”

Writing in the Huffington Post, the policy director of Just Foreign Policy, Robert Naiman, wrote that Saudi Arabia has become a “habitual aggressor in its neighborhood, enabled in its aggression by the United States,” apparently just like Israel.

The author said Saudi Arabia may actually be a “more dangerous aggressor than Israel,” because Saudi Arabia’s military action in Yemen this year and in Bahrain to assist in suppressing anti-government demonstrators in 2011 went largely without protest in the international community, perhaps unlike Syria or Iran in 2009….

  • Alain

    The marxists just hate the very idea of Israel (understand the Jews) daring to defend its people from Muslim terrorism. Nothing to do with aggression, but then they know that already. It seems that the Saudis are not playing by the leftist rules, and they do not like it at all.

    • Frau Katze

      The Saudis don’t give a toss about what young college kids think of them. Or what the West in general thinks.

  • eMan14

    It is the leftist paradox. Israel bad. Saudi Arabia good. Yet when they do more or less the same thing… heads explode.

  • The__Hammer

    I wonder how much money is give to this so called think tank by Iran. Would not shock me if some Iranian agents are in there.

  • Jay Currie

    Way disproportionate. And the Saudis don’t seem to take appropriate measures to avoid killing the human Shields – I mean civilians – surrounding the “bad guys”. In fact, dare I say it, they are worse than the Israelis. Not as competent but filled with a depraved indifference to the lives of their opponents… Bastards. Oh, and war criminals. Not as bad as Assad or ISIS, but by the standards used to judge Israel… War criminals.

  • cmh

    English is not the writer’s strong suit is it? First sentence…

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I don’t know how this think tank idiot can make a comparison. After all, the Saudi military doesn’t look like this.


  • Hard Little Machine

    In other words when Saudis kill thousands of civilians, they’re ‘almost’ as bad as the Jews who glare at a single Arab goat and it runs away.