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Hamas needs Daddy Warbucks

By on 1.27.06 | 1:21AM

What will the Saudis do with Hamas?

Watching the telephone calls between Riyadh and Gaza City: will Abdullah make congratulatory call to Mahmoud al-Zahar, Hamas boss of Gaza and now of the West Bank? Will Bandar make the call for his dad the crown prince Sultan? Hamas needs the Saudis now, as it must make a payroll of 176,000 in the next week, and the Euros are check rubberizing while the Americans are suddenly not available.

Hamas victory is an earthquake. Hamas needs money. What about Cairo? Withdraw this foolish question

Tehran, with the deepest pockets, is much overcommitted at home.

The Saudis are the default Daddy Warbucks. What will the Saudis do?

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