July 16, 2003

The middle east is starting to re-arrange itself

From the Washington Times, "The royals are also drafting new regulations that the Wahhabi clergy will most probably consider sacrilegious. The new rules would actually remove elements of Wahhabi doctrine--Islam's strictest interpretation of the Koran--as it is presently taught in mosques and schools around the kingdom." Maybe the effects of the bombing in Saudi Arabia are bearing fruit.

The Associated Press reports that "hundreds of Syrian troops have begun dismantling bases in Lebanon, officials said Tuesday, moving to reduce Syria's military profile in the country." Could this possibly be because there are 170,000 US troops in neighboring Iraq.

Posted by Ted at July 16, 2003 9:47 PM