Saturday, 2 December 2017

The Bush - Saudi Marriage

I picked up a book about the Bush - Saudi family connections at a second hand shop: House of Bush, House of Saud by Craig Unger. Unger describes the close relationship between the two dynasties as a marriage. Except that the Saudis are in an even older marriage: their close bonds with the Wahhabi religious clan. Together they rule Saudi Arabia - almost like the ancient kings and priests used to rule together.

Unger quotes Italy's former prime minister Giulio Andreotti: "It is not unusual for Muslims to be in polygamous relationships". But it is only when you understand ancient covenants (suzerain covenants being an case in point) that you can make sense of this threesome that seems  hard to understand from a modern perspective.

I am beginning to see covenants everywhere.

A little peek at my bookcase

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