|Man in a Desert||
King Abdullah today announced huge stipends that included substantial amounts for healthcare, the unemployed, security forces and the religious establishment. Huge amounts of cash but not exactly the reforms that are being called for.
Just heard a professor of political science, Wahid Hamza Hashem, at the King Abdul Aziz University tell the BBC that it is the duty of Muslims to obey the guardian (king) and be obedient. I wonder what curriculum he teaches.
Meanwhile in Bahrain where mainly Saudi forces deployed a couple of days ago and the protest movement was crushed the government has demolished Pearl Roundabout.
I always said that the 25 km-long King Fahd Causeway linking Bahrain and Saudi Arabia was built specifically for this reason: to allow the quick deployment of Saudi troops.
A man on a long journey through a perpetual desert.
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