How Will America React To Demonstrations Being Quashed In Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Remember that the USA a Saudi Arabia are great buddies.
Yes demonstrations have now begun in Saudi Arabia. It was a great question whether or not this would ever happen as the 7,000 Kings, Princes and Princesses lick up the profits to feed their elegant life-styles. It's a costly business.
The Saudis rule with tough Islamic law which provides no trial though, if you've got money you can purchase your innocence. This is one of the most controlled societies in our world today but the Saudis are Teflon clean.
Now the police in the Saudi capital of Riyadh have tightened up their security and are said to be expecting anti-monarchy riots.. The social networks have been abuzz in this country following the uprising in other Arab lands. Like Libya the leaders are talking tough and threatening violence. The Saudis are well armed with billions of dollars of American weapons and any uprising could turn into a mass murder.
Protest demonstrations, the Saudis are saying, are not allowed and they threaten to 'severely thwart' any attempts of violating the law. At 9 o'clock each morning the "beheader" arrives to do his duty. How busy will he be with the quick, and brutal Saudi law. We can only hope for the best.
Riyadh today is being patrolled with police cars and helicopters to be ready for any beginning of demonstrations that are expected to begin at the end of their mid-day prayers.
The protesters have a set of gains they want to make Saudi Arabia a freer country. Most are calling for a constitutional monarchy, the release of political prisoners and more rights for women. On Thursday police sent off about 200 protesters in Qutif in the eastern provinces.