Saudi Arabia is no longer the backbone of the Arab… Saudi Arabia is no longer the backbone of the Arab alliance against Iran. Israel is.Asher Susser from Tel Aviv University Really? Is this true? Read the rest of “The New Backbone of the Sunni Resistance” at Michael J. Totten. By Brent Logan Engineer. Lawyer. WordPress geek. Longboarder. Blood donor. Photographer. More about Brent. View all of Brent Logan's posts.