"The Minstrel Boy to the war is gone
In the ranks of death you will find him;
His father's sword he hath girded on,
And his wild harp slung behind him;
"Land of Song!" said the warrior bard,
"Tho' all the world betrays thee,
One sword, at least, thy rights shall guard,
One faithful harp shall praise thee!"
-- Verse from the Minstrel Boy
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Transcript: Interview with Muhammad bin Salman - The Economist
Muhammad bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s deputy crown prince and the country's defence minister, spoke to The Economist on January 4th. As part of a five-hour conversation, he gave his first on-the-record interview, which we have transcribed below. Our briefing includes quotations from both this and the broader discussion. Our cover leader is available here and more analysis on a possible Aramco listing is here.... http://www.economist.com/saudi_interview
The link above is to the Economist interview with Defence Minister Salman. It is well worth reading for someone trying to sort out what is happening in the ME.