....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.