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June 24, 2014 12:00 AM

Joshua Keating: Saudis helped create monster they can’t control in Iraq

The governments of Saudi Arabia and Qatar are very loudly blaming the “sectarian and exclusionary policies” of Nouri al-Maliki for the violence in Iraq. They’re not wrong, but this also deflects from an issue they’d rather not discuss – the role of wealthy funders in the Gulf in helping the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria rise to prominence.

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