As the more enlightened nations like Bahrain and Saudi Arabia see unrest on their streets, it will be interesting to watch Obama and our press rejoice at the upheaval.
This guy’s true colors are more clear each and every day.
And of course, even ten protesters will be deemed to be speaking for the nation.
Bahrain, yes. The Kingdom, not so much. In MANY regards, Saudi Arabia is even more backwards than Iran. Iran has a flourishing, though underground, hipster culture. That is to say, that there is a HUGE student population that is much less inclined to theocracy than their counterparts in Saudi. Iran, especially Tehran, is remarkably cosmopolitan (relative to the region). There is nothing cosmopolitan in The Kingdom.
The only thing enlightened about Saudi (and this may have been your point), is that they aren't waging open war on Israel, although the wahhabism that dominates the Sunnis in Saudi, probably is the most virulent and violent form of Muslim extremism.