From The Tablet:
It’s not about Vladimir Putin anymore
By Lee Smith
June 8, 2018 • 10:00 AM
I don’t actually pay attention to Spy vs. Spy stuff, so don’t ask me if this article makes any sense.
But it has always been obvious that with Washington DC as the de facto Imperial Capital of the World, all sorts of different governments will attempt to win influence there. The ones that would seem to do best at this game include Israel and Saudi Arabia. Indeed, they do so well that it’s hard for Beltway-Americans to notice their influence, it just seems so right and fitting.
(It used to be that we could console ourselves that while our Saudi allies were Iron Age wasteland warlords, at least they were elderly and not every energetic Iron Age wasteland warlords. But now the Saudis are ruled by a vigorous young fellow, so who knows what mischief they will get up to.)