Saturday, March 05, 2011

All is not well in the kingdom

"THE hole in the doughnut is Riyadh. On the map of revolt in the Middle East, the House of Saud is surrounded - Mubarak, gone; Jordan, restive; Iraq, roiling against corruption and poor services; Iran, opposition ballsy; Bahrain, dangerous; Oman, awakening; and Yemen, a powderkeg.

Combine all that with the extent to which Saudi Arabia's army of overeducated and underemployed youth are wired to the rest of the world by new-age media like Twitter and Facebook, and it becomes clear that all is not well in the world's biggest gas station."

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