Pharaoh Salman bin Abdel Aziz: Hustling “crown prince”
Condemned by French Court
Al-Saud Mafia-House: Peace and Democracy White Dove is being Massacred in the Gulf
Pharaoh Salman bin Abdel Aziz and Hustling “crown prince”,
By fighting Democracy, the Pharaoh, “back-assing”, Gulf democrats are giving themselves their own ropes to hang eventually. What is ironic is that the West including the Americans (the ultra-liberals!) were celebrating the "Arab Spring" and the oncoming of democracy!! You have to be careful what you wish for.
A normal man living in the gulf or anywhere else in Arab world will ask himself a simple question!
What difference would it make to be in a true democratic system?
Even in America and Britain there is no full freedom of speech neither any one is immune to the power of the government. Well there is some exception for the independency of the juridical system to keep people buoyed and cheerful.
Is the west practice democracy or just running a mock political system that is aging and cannot even with all the money they have support the health of the people living there. Beneath all the flashy media and the image of the west is a long standing brutal fight for wealth from the aristocrat era of the medieval era, to the age of controlling the mind of working class during the industrial revolution. Truly they have been inventive in such way that they escape through centuries with minimum loss. At the end they deliver the ultimate drug of capitalism which in essence anti-democratic, all what you have to do to win an election now is to have more money with a degree from Oxford , Harvard etc. So we are all working now for a company called USA and if you cannot be rich you are out of the game of decent living.
Would America and the west accept a total control of the wealth by Arab people?
I doubt that. The current Pharaoh kings in Arab countries to them are proving indispensable with regular pump of oil and silly arm trading. Yes indeed the winds of change is blowing all over the Arab world. The days of Pharaoh Emirs Sheikhs and kings (all stooges of Imperialist West) are nervous about it!
It must be very sleepless nights at State Dept. and Pentagon these days!
As for “israel”, itself an Imperial outpost in that part, it must be very unnerving for those zealots!
Democracy cannot be implemented in its dictionary definition, but must be tailored to adapt to the culture and needs of each society. The concept of democracy has only recently been introduced to the Arab region, whereas some of the Western nations have had it for hundreds of years. It has matured and developed.
You cannot provide total autocratic democracy to a society that is still politically fetal, where many parts are politically illiterate, and administration candidates as well the electorate have not developed to a stage of the West. We have seen what this sudden grant of liberty has done to strong and stable monarchies; Egypt, Libya, Iraq, and how it has belittled them politically free and socially deteriorating societies.
As an Arab, I can tell you absolute democracy is the long-term objective. But we must Revolt, otherwise this political ideology will have no chance of survival in this already volatile region. However, it seems some people would rather learn from trial than our region's historical errors.
Having studied in Europe for over thirty years, the British public – for example - will be outraged ifopen his mouth and say something about politics and even about buildings and architecture. Yet, expats in the gulf are very happy to live and earn money in the Gulf while watching discrimination, looting the wealth by the Pharaoh Monarchs. Most of the seconded security experts in the Gulf (Bahrain for one) are British. In Bahrain so many died for participating in legal or illegal marches for that matter. How long can people suffer may I ask, with respect?
It is true that changes must be made, and many are happening. However, some argue, there was this overwhelming notion, especially during the beginning of the 'Arab Spring', that the line between authoritarian regimes and a democratic utopia can be crossed simply by toppling a government. There is no substitute for institution building. The Arab world was long suffered from its default attitudes of "demolish and rebuild", one that prevents the establishment and entrenchment of the two necessary elements to democracy; the rule of law, and solid political institutions.
I totally adhere to applying, literally, The French Revolution - that took place over 200 years ago - “Concept”, “Events” and outcome. The question is, will the various Arab monarchies go the way of Sweden's? Or of France's? And when, not to mention how messily. No, No, No. I think that it will be all the ways to Switzerland to bask in their bullion to enjoy the fruits of their harvests after their exiles.
Change through political processes is welcome by most peace loving people. But the foreign intervention and interference is likely to end up as another Somalia-zation of the Gulfs.
Anger is rising in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province after security forces arrested and wounded one of the government’s harshest critics, a Shia cleric called Nimr al-Nimr (pictured). Seven young men were shot dead in the protests that followed. This takes the total number of Saudis killed since the start of the Arab spring a year and a half ago to Seventeen, all from the Shia minority that makes up about a tenth of the country’s 27m-odd people.
Saudi Shias (I am SUNNI) feel they are treated as second-class citizens in a state that embodies a puritanical Sunni version of Islam. But the interior ministry dismisses unrest in the Eastern Province as “foreign meddling”, a charge invariably laid against Iran, though Saudi Shias tend to revere Saudi or Iraqi clerics rather than Iranian ones. Pharaoh Prince Nayef was also a driving force behind last year’s Saudi-led military intervention in neighboring Bahrain, where protesters mainly from the Shia majority had been massing on the streets to demand more rights.
The late prince’s long-standing deputy and half-brother, Pharaoh Prince Ahmed bin Abdel Aziz, who has replaced him, is not generally seen as a bringer of change.
The arrest of the Saudi sheikh came two weeks after Pharaoh Bahrain’s Saudi-backed security forces wounded another popular Shia cleric, Ali Salman, who was raked with birdshot as he addressed a clutch of flower-holding protesters outside his home. This peaceful gathering was unlicensed, so it was technically a crime. But the sheikh’s shooting was likewise a response to a speech he had made a few days earlier, when he said that Bahrain’s Shias had yet to display half of their power and could bring thousands onto the streets, dressed for death, at the drop of a “fatwa”.
Mr. Salman’s political group, “Wefaq”, won 45% of the vote in parliamentary elections in 2010, enjoying roughly the same level of support as Egypt’s powerful Muslim Brotherhood or the Islamists that won a general election in Tunisia. Yet Bahrain’s government routinely dismisses it as a group of traitors in thrall to Iran. The Saudis say much the same of their eastern Shias. Pointing a finger at foreign plots is easier than accepting the need for reform at home.
Pharaoh Salman bin Abdel Aziz and Hustling “crown prince”,
Thus, Peace and Democracy White Dove is being Massacred in the Gulf and US and the West is applauding!!!
Dr. Walid Amin Ruwayha
Your Saudi “Dissident” Paris Neighbor