Three weeks before the current Canadian-Saudi spat, the Canadian Revenue Agency took away the charity status of an Islamic center and mosque in Ottawa. The mosque had received largess from foreign donors and, it is alleged, featured radical preachers. The event may have caused the otherwise inexplicable Saudi behavior.
Just now the U.S. occupation suffers a new defeat.
On Friday some 1,000 Taliban infiltrated into Ghazni, an important city on the ring-road between Kabul and Khandahar. They have since taken most of the city:
Accounts from residents leaving the city said the only areas still being held by the government were the governor's office, police and intelligence agencies headquarters, an ancient fort called the Bala Hisar and a few other government facilities.