Saudi Arabia Collapse
Given all the turmoil in the Middle East it is a given question if Saudi Arabia is the next country to collapse with citizen revolt. And is this possible revolt the result of education of the countries citizens abroad? Could the education systems in the United States and other nations where the law of religion is not the norm and their citizens actually see another way of life that is not state dictated posing a problem for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia? There are so many what if’s but the certainty is that the Kingdom is prime for revolt and the King knows it but has no clue how to deal with it other than throw money out the window.
Over at the New York Times they have a great piece on this very subject…
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — As one nation after another has battled uprisings across the Arab world, the one major country spared is also its richest — Saudi Arabia, where a fresh infusion of money has so far bought order.
The kingdom is spending $130 billion to pump up salaries, build housing and finance religious organizations, among other outlays, effectively neutralizing most opposition. King Abdullah began wielding his checkbook right after leaders in Tunisia and Egypt fell, seeking to placate the public and reward a loyal religious establishment. The king’s reserves, swollen by more than $214 billion in oil revenue last year, have insulated the royal family from widespread demands for change even while some discontent simmers. - New York Times
Saudi Arabia may be a friend to the United States but it is in fact an abomination to human rights when it comes to woman. Woman can not drive in Saudi Arabia. Woman can not vote in Saudi Arabia. Woman in general have no voice or say in Saudi Arabia.
Absolute monarchies are dead in these times we live in and the nation of Saudi Arabia is prime for revolt when the leaders of the nation refuse to listen to its own people. Much like here in the United States they want to throw massive amounts of money at the problems they have in their society and yet still demand that the status quo is the way life will be. This is the rule from men in their upper seventies and eighties in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Times change and so will Saudi Arabia. Sometimes throwing money out the window of your limousine at a problem is not the best solution when all that you had to do was talk to your people. Which raises the larger question if the people in power even care what their own people think? Which I doubt.