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    Quote Originally Posted by former wesleyan View Post
    Saudi Arabia advertises for eight new executioners

    "according to the advert, which was posted on the civil service jobs portal."
    In the Saudi civil service, the term "bench-marking" has a very different meaning.

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    The sooner this evil corrupt regime falls the better.

    They are spreading toxic wahabbist ideology all over the world using their oil money, supporting ISIS headhackers in Syria, in Libya etc etc, and working with the US to destabilise russia using oil as a weapon (barely a peep out of the US govt about saudi's actions causing serious damage to US fracking ops because they really don't care about that as long as Russia is damaged economically)

    The princes live it up in decadent europe in the finest brothels and casinos, with the most expensive cars, jewellery, penthouses, yachts and stock portfolios.

    US political cover means they can pretty much do what they like with little negative media attention. ( Compare and contrast with Russia / Iran / North Korea where they are lambasted regularly even when they DONT do anything. The media still manage to concoct fake stories to keep up the demonisation)

    meanwhile the country of SA has the most abysmal human rights record and ordinary people live under strict wahabbist tyranny.

    Sickening place. Sickening hypocrisy in the media coverage
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    Bloody civil servants!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Incitatus View Post
    Bloody civil servants!
    Our executioners are paid 30-40-50% (delete as appropriate) more than Saudi ones! Typical!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dammit_im_mad View Post
    The sooner this evil corrupt regime falls the better.

    They are spreading toxic wahabbist ideology all over the world using their oil money, supporting ISIS headhackers in Syria, in Libya etc etc, and working with the US to destabilise russia using oil as a weapon (barely a peep out of the US govt about saudi's actions causing serious damage to US fracking ops because they really don't care about that as long as Russia is damaged economically)

    The princes live it up in decadent europe in the finest brothels and casinos, with the most expensive cars, jewellery, penthouses, yachts and stock portfolios.

    US political cover means they can pretty much do what they like with little negative media attention. ( Compare and contrast with Russia / Iran / North Korea where they are lambasted regularly even when they DONT do anything. The media still manage to concoct fake stories to keep up the demonisation)

    meanwhile the country of SA has the most abysmal human rights record and ordinary people live under strict wahabbist tyranny.

    Sickening place. Sickening hypocrisy in the media coverage
    I fear that if you get what you wish then the replacement regime may be worse - the kingdom replaced with a caliphate. This could be followed by all out a shiite-sunnis war.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Incitatus View Post
    Bloody civil servants!
    Very bloody......and at the lower end of the pay scale to booth!! If it were here they would all be on premium pay and compulsory bonuses of over 100k each.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cozzy121 View Post
    I think the lowering of oil prices (By the Saudis) is a deliberate attack on the Fracking industry in the USA. Fracking is only viable when oil is at a certain price or higher. If it's lower then it's not worth the expense to frack the oil out of the ground.
    That is one aspect of their strategy, but it's a bit more strategic and complex than curtailing the Fracking industry. Aside from hurting the Fracking industry, it is also driving small oil companies out of business where investments have been made in areas with less than stellar potential for oil production, not just in the U.S., but in other countries as well. It is also disrupting oil markets and exportation ventures for Russia, Venezuela, Iran, and a number of other countries that rely on oil exportation for their economies. It is also in part, a strategy to offset the impact of the increasing production and near self reliance on oil production in the U.S. which is also exporting more and more oil and an increasing move to exploit and export from their natural gas reserves. It also, opens more opportunity for opening new markets for Saudi oil exports as countries with more higher production costs can't keep pace with their lower cost production. At any point, they can change their strategy, increase price and reap further benefits. It has elevated their importance to the world markets and signaled their dominance.

    Oil is money, money is power, and the power they currently wield will go a long way to insure their regime continues. And, IMO, if challenged, there are not many countries willing to allow them to fall as that would massively disrupt the world's economy, more so than any other mid-eastern country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter-Gatherer View Post
    perhaps Saudi is the only true monarchy left on the planet.
    Saudi Arabia is an absolute monarchy. So too is the Vatican, Brunei, Oman, UAE, Qatar and Swaziland.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firefly123 View Post
    Our executioners are paid 30-40-50% (delete as appropriate) more than Saudi ones! Typical!
    Highest paid executioners in the world. The bastards!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter-Gatherer View Post
    ....and if so, how long before the kingmakers of the west declare their undying support for whatever new regime arrives into that sandy place. It is interesting how the arab spring toppled so many dictators and yet left Saudi untouched. And of course, their human rights record is pretty shocking. With no freedom of speech and tough blasphemy laws, perhaps Saudi is the only true monarchy left on the planet. Never forget that Bin Laden was a Saudi with money. Also bear in mind that, containing Mecca and Medina , Saudi is holy land for all muslims. Also remember that the whole country was set up on a whim by some western powers and a few well connected locals. Countries fast to make can fall apart just as quickly.

    Is it true that the house of Saud have thousands of minor royals, cousins if you will, running amok and causing merry hell ?

    Whatever happens, with all that oil, things will get very interesting.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/28/wo...pled.html?_r=0


    Incorrect.

    How can we take what you ask seriously when you don't even know the basics of Saudi history?

    What whims are you talking about?
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