沙特阿拉伯的巴基斯坦朝圣之旅

伦敦—过去几年来,沙特阿拉伯与其长期保护人美国渐行渐远。它把美国支持埃及人推翻穆巴拉克——以及随后接受穆斯林兄弟会政府——视为背叛。接着,在叙利亚总统巴沙尔·阿萨德政权向反对派使用毒气后,美国总统巴拉克又拒绝在叙利亚实施“红线”。但最令沙特切齿的是美国支持最近关于伊朗核计划的过渡协议。

沙特阿拉伯对美国日渐不信任影响很大,因为每当沙特王国感到生存受到威胁时——伊朗的地区雄心就让它有这种感觉——它就会寻求外部势力保护自己。但如果美国不再可靠,沙特王国可以从哪里寻找足够的军事实力支持?

答案似乎是巴基斯坦,一个世界其他国家看来自己也站在崩溃边缘的国家。

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