Friday, 7 November 2008

Change coming in Saudi?

A visit to Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom of Korruption, is always interesting, if not enjoyable. I found this extract from Okaz, a local newspaper, a bit of an eye-opener. Reflecting on the election of Obama, the writer says

“We, who live outside America, do not love this giant empire because of its cruel hegemony over the world. Yet we cannot hide our admiration for this constantly reinvigorated spirit. It is always capable of reinventing itself and taunting all other countries that cannot show the same degree of dedication and loyalty to their professed principles”

“Is there any tradition in the world better than the American tradition, when the defeated admits his defeat and congratulations the victor?”

Nothing remarkable for a Western paper, but trust me, it’s major in the home of the Religion of Peace.

6 comments:

Georgie Casey said...

Are you actually in Saudi? How'd you get the time and money to visit there?

Anonymous said...

Is there some hope that we can coexist with these people after all?

Aoife

Anonymous said...

you have no idea what dark desires the American Populace have towards this election and Obama.

Albeus Ergo Cogito said...

@anony 17.38
Naah - the editor had a momentary lapse of concentration, and is about to be sentenced to a thousand lashes over a period of five years imprisonment in solitary, whereafter he'll be stoned to death....

SAVANT said...

Georgie casey, I was in Saudi for about 4 days - I go there regularly. It's work-related - cant be more specific for obvious reasons.

Don't get me wrong, it's a hell-hole and they're by far the least likeable people in the region. But the fact they published such an article makes me think there may be some moverment.

Anonymous said...

I work there ocassionally as well. I'm convinced I've seen women driving there (In Jeddah). Up to now that would literally have cost them their live!

Donnycarney