Sunday, May 30, 2004

Khobar Hostage Drama 

The Religious Policeman gives a Saudi perspective about the latest battle of what he calls the Saudi Civil War, today's hostage drama in the Saudi city of Khobar. He specifically mentions the mood of the people, and how many have no problem with the attack on foreigners, since it discredits the ruling Royal Family.

So while it would be nice to see Madrid-style mass demonstrations in the streets of Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Makkah, Madinah, condemning this terrorism in all its manifestations, forget it, it's not going to happen. We have other priorities. Hitler was obsessed with the racial purity of Greater Germany. We are obsessed with the religious purity of the Arabian Peninsula.

Nice to hear a voice from inside the Kingdom. I just hope he lays low and stays safe.

It looks like Saudi Arabia is going to stay off most peoples' list of travel spots for awhile, and the attack will likely be more bad news for people frustrated by the high price of gasoline.

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