Mere days after the Egyptian Military Council received a cash payment of $4 billion from Saudi Arabia, the Egyptian government uncovered an Iranian spy in Egypt. It is widely known in the Arab world that countries that receive cash payments from Saudi Arabia usually uncover Iranian plots days after the arrival of the cash.
As’ad AbuKhalil is a professor of political science at California State University, Stanislaus. This note was published on his blog The Angry Arab News Service on 29 May 2011; it is reproduced here for non-profit educational purposes. Cf. “Who paid for the new fancy headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo? I would not be surprised if this was paid for by Saudi royal family” (As’ad AbuKhalil, “Muslim Brothers,” Angry Arab News Service, 25 May 2011).