Monday, August 01, 2005

King Faud dies

Wish I'd checked the news this morning before going into meetings. King Faud of Saudi Arabia has died. From an international politics perspective, nothing much will change. Faud had a stroke 10 years ago putting Crown Prince Abdullah in charge for the last decade. With Faud's death, Abdullah will now ascend to the throne.

My sympathies to the family of King Saud. The loss of a family member, even after so long a period of illness, is not a welcome thing.