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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Frederic Wehrey
The daring, high-seas seizure of a rogue oil tanker by U.S. Navy SEALs off the coast of Cyprus this week has focused fresh attention on the power struggle that has turned Libya into a political time bomb more than two years after the ouster of strongman Moammar Gadhafi.
"The long-standing pillars of the relationship are still solid," said Frederic Wehrey, a senior policy analyst at the Rand Corp.
"But if Bahrain really goes south, there is a serious outbreak of violence and perhaps an overreaction by Saudi security forces, I think it could quickly escalate into a major issue between the two sides."