Skip to comments.The Guardian: Saudi Arabia Ripe for Revolution
Posted on 02/29/2012 8:24:28 AM PST by combat_boots
An article published Monday by the Guardian indicated that Saudi Arabia is “ripe for revolution” as the factors that motivated the Arab uprisings are present at the kingdom.
Pointing out the presence of tens of thousands of political prisoners -most without charge- the high unemployment rate in this country oil rich country, the huge discrepancy between classes, and the royal family’s treatment to the country and people as private property, Saudi writer Saad Al-Faqih considered that like other places in the Arab world, “the expansion in communication tools has broken down barriers and deprived the Saudi regime of the secrecy and deception on which its legitimacy relied.”
He referred that “one anonymous twitter account, @mujtahidd, has attracted more than 220,000 followers thanks to its ability to expose corruption in a detailed, accurate manner,” and continued to attract followers even after “blocking his account inside the kingdom”.
Moreover, Al-Faqih who stressed the presence of “reformists from many different backgrounds” in the kingdom, said that the western media only focused on the “the Shia revolt and the position of women”.
He added that even though “it is true that the Shia are very active in protest – their demonstrations are massive. However, they are a minority and the regime links them with Iran, so their protests remain isolated and self-contained. The regime has so far successfully used these protests in its favor, by persuading the Sunni majority of a threat of a Shia "takeover" of the Eastern province
(Excerpt) Read more at alarabiya.com ...
Drill, Baby, Drill!
Wow - talk about chaos!
How does one say “Apres nous, le Deluge” in Arabic?
Why in Allah's name would any Muslim country be interested in encouraging Infidels values. Are we really expecting these changes from the Muslims?-Tom
Been hearin' that for 40 years....maybe more...
If there is an attempt at revolution there the White Army (SANG) and especially the Fowj battalions (militia) will ensure a very, very bloody affair. My guess is the House of Saud will stand for a long time after the author of this article is dead. Just my opinion though, I’m open to learn why I am wrong.
You know, the Cretin-in-Chief and his West Wing Clown Show of Felon/Cretins will need scientific notation on the “Idiot-O-Meter” to adequately notate how clueless they really are.
I really hope that there are trials following CW-II...trials of liberals.
The unemployment rate in KSA is over 50%... remember, women largely cannot work nor even drive.
Oh, you may be correct. The battle between Shi’a and Sunni is old. With all those AQ that were released for ‘good behavior,’ however, I am not convinced. SA pays its unemployed young, and there are a lot of them. SA is also putting together entire universities out of whole cloth.
Remember, we left the Air Base when SA asked. Don’t remember the name off-hand, but this was after 9/11, just what Bin Laden asked for.
That tickled me just right!
Sure. Having the Muslim Brotherhood in charge of our oil imports. What could go wrong?
December 31, 2011
“Obama Recruits Qaradawi”
The administration is working with a Muslim Brotherhood jurist.
By Andrew C. McCarthy
Gives you a warm and fuzzy.
Exatcly. Next up.....
“Sheik Yusuf al-Qaradawi: Theologian of Terror
The Royal family is in shambles with no clear, pro-western successor to the King who only has a limited number of years left on this planet.
A Saudi revolution will create $200+ oil overnight and the collapse of every western economy in the months following.
In our best Bette Davis’ voice, “Oh goody.”
Hence the larger problem. How do you convince Saudi youth to become the miners, truck drivers, construction workers, etc. that they now look down on. I have not doubt once the oil runs out it will be a mess over there. I am not sure it is any time soon. Of course, once the oil runs out it will likely revert to the status of Jordan or Yemen...curious but not really important.