12 February 2011

Quote for the day

"Many specialists say this couldn't happen in Saudi Arabia. Yet three weeks ago, when protests overthrew a leader in Tunisia, these same specialists were saying it couldn't happen in Egypt."

Fred Kaplan

3 Comments:

Blogger Robert the Skeptic said...

Again, the Middle East is not my area of expertise - but having disclosed that, I would expect that if a dozen "protesters" showed up in some square in Riyadh, they might quickly wind up with their heads and bodies going in separate directions.

The Saudi Arabian Kingdom is no Egypt.

12 February, 2011 18:03  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

And a dozen protesters in Egypt would have been brushed aside with equal ease, if less gore. A hundred thousand -- in either country -- is a different matter.

12 February, 2011 18:10  
Blogger Robert the Skeptic said...

I guess the point I was attempting to make was that I would think it difficult to even find a dozen people who would even RISK trying to instigate a public protest in Saudi Arabia... let alone anything remotely the scale of what transpired in Egypt. Saudi Arabia gives me chills.

13 February, 2011 12:18  

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