In the south-east of the Arabian Peninsula, at the entrance to the Persian Gulf, lies the Sultanate of Omana country that a lot of people have trouble finding on the map, even after reading this sentence.
What they lack in square mileage, they make up in obscurity. Oman is a pretty huge deal.
By all accounts, it is the lynchpin keeping the entire Gulf Area from turning into an even bigger clusterfuck than it already is. Stuart Yellop is an expat English teacher living in Oman, and he says that: Anyway, some of my friends seemed to think that being in Oman involves settling in a tent, riding a camel to work, and living in constant fear of terrorist bombing. His Majesty the Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said has in his wisdom ensured that Oman is like the Islamic Switzerland, neutral in all international disputes.
Reasons for this are obvious: The diplomatic skills of Qaboos bin Said al Said cannot be overstated. For example, inOman organized nuclear peace talks between Iran, the United States, and the European Union, after years of stepping Sultan qaboos bin said homosexual America and Iran and telling both countries to just cool it for a little bit. When the Sultan took power from his father in a bloodless coup inhe was left to deal with the Dhofar Rebellion which started because the previous ruler, Said bin Taimur, relied too much on Great Britain to maintain peace and order in the rebelling province.
Qaboos bin Said al Said, on the other hand, put an end to the fighting by securing the help of the Shah of Iran, something which his father would never had done.
He pledged to create more jobs. The Omanis love their Sultan, because he has developed their country so much in the decades of his rule. There were a few protests in the street to draw attention to the housing crisis in Oman. However, most Arabs confuse Jews of the world with Israel. Their contempt for the Jewish state is strictly political. That might be telling.