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The Guardian: Saudi Arabia Ripe for Revolution
Al-Arabiya and The Guardian ^ | 2/29/2012 | Unknown

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 ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: caliphate; sa; saudi; wot
"How about that."
1 posted on 02/29/2012 8:24:40 AM PST by combat_boots
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To: combat_boots

Drill here.

Drill now.

Drill, Baby, Drill!


2 posted on 02/29/2012 8:25:56 AM PST by jagusafr ("Write in Palin and prepare for war...")
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To: combat_boots

Wow - talk about chaos!


3 posted on 02/29/2012 8:28:10 AM PST by PGR88
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To: combat_boots

How does one say “Apres nous, le Deluge” in Arabic?


4 posted on 02/29/2012 8:28:39 AM PST by Oratam
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To: Oratam
عد انتهاء deluge
5 posted on 02/29/2012 8:32:59 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: combat_boots
Here, the writer indicated that “the regime is more concerned with its portrayal in the west as a stable and resilient regime than being seen as serving minority rights or encouraging western values.

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

6 posted on 02/29/2012 8:35:22 AM PST by Capt. Tom
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To: combat_boots
"Saudi Arabia Ripe for Revolution"

Been hearin' that for 40 years....maybe more...

7 posted on 02/29/2012 8:37:38 AM PST by Roccus
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To: combat_boots

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.


8 posted on 02/29/2012 8:38:49 AM PST by MSF BU
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To: combat_boots

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.


9 posted on 02/29/2012 8:40:48 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: combat_boots

The unemployment rate in KSA is over 50%... remember, women largely cannot work nor even drive.


10 posted on 02/29/2012 8:47:43 AM PST by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: MSF BU

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.


11 posted on 02/29/2012 8:50:34 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That tickled me just right!


12 posted on 02/29/2012 8:52:13 AM PST by Oratam
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To: combat_boots

Sure. Having the Muslim Brotherhood in charge of our oil imports. What could go wrong?


13 posted on 02/29/2012 8:54:46 AM PST by crosshairs (Maranatha!)
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To: Oratam
Well, for the same effect, Allahu akbar (الله أكبر)comes to mind. Here are some cool sayings, with transliterations: http://www.egyptianarabic.com/proverbs.htm After me, the flood (English) وبعد لي، الفيضانات (Arabic)
14 posted on 02/29/2012 8:55:31 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: crosshairs

December 31, 2011
“Obama Recruits Qaradawi”
The administration is working with a Muslim Brotherhood jurist.
By Andrew C. McCarthy

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/286854/obama-recruits-qaradawi-andrew-c-mccarthy

Gives you a warm and fuzzy.


15 posted on 02/29/2012 8:58:38 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots
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

sounds like a job for Occupy Mecca...

16 posted on 02/29/2012 9:03:08 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: combat_boots
So they are next on the Libyan hit list of the brotherhood.
17 posted on 02/29/2012 9:24:18 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: org.whodat

Exatcly. Next up.....

“Sheik Yusuf al-Qaradawi: Theologian of Terror

Introduction”


Updated: March 15, 2011
http://www.adl.org/NR/exeres/788C5421-70E3-4E4D-BFF4-9BE14E4A2E58%2CDB7611A2-02CD-43AF-8147-649E26813571%2Cframeless.htm


18 posted on 02/29/2012 9:34:09 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Oratam
بعد لنا، والطوفان
19 posted on 02/29/2012 9:37:13 AM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: combat_boots

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.


20 posted on 02/29/2012 10:01:10 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

In our best Bette Davis’ voice, “Oh goody.”


21 posted on 02/29/2012 10:06:31 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots

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.


22 posted on 02/29/2012 4:33:51 PM PST by MSF BU
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