After WW I,
Britain broke the Muslim world into a number of arbitrary and highly corrupt
(and easily controlled)
The better to extract their oil from.
Post WW II, the US took over the deal.
[ … because everyone else lost WW II ]
Everyone knows that Saudi Arabia has a lot of oil,
but who are these guys?
First of all,
it’s a criminal enterprise run by the Saud family.
It’s not a nation by any standard use of the term.
The British armed the thuggish, fanatical Saud family early in the 20th century to take over the region.
[ you mean kind of like a … … like a … ‘mafia’ ? ]
Then the US moved in and eased the Brits out.
Members of the Saud family and their friends live great.
Everyone else who lives there has one of the lowest standards of living on earth.
The Sauds are major funders of terror, attacking any country that doesn’t support its brand of Wahabi fanaticism.
[ some of their social laws suck ass, too ]
Great guys. Our allies.