Wikileaks reports that the NSA spied on president Francois Hollande, Nicolas Sarkozy and Jacques Chirac of France between 2006 and 2012. Earlier this week Wikileaks released more than 61,00 Saudi Arabian government secret cables. Among the tidbits was the news that the Gulf States offered Egypt 10 billion dollars for deposed president Hosni Mubarak’s release from prison. The Saudi’s also apparently want to rival Iran for influence with India. We’ll discuss the revelations with Joe Kechichian, a Gulf States scholar and senior writer for the Dubai-based Gulf News. He’s written numerous books on the Gulf region, including his latest, Legal and Political Reforms in Saudi Arabia.
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