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« Reply #125 on: August 20, 2017, 06:56:20 pm »

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/saudi-carrier-qatar-approved-hajj-flights-49322865

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So now who's the "villain"?
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« Reply #126 on: August 20, 2017, 07:02:12 pm »

Still Saudi Arabia ^
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« Reply #127 on: August 23, 2017, 01:15:49 pm »

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-41027177

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I didn't know the Macarena was against Sharia law...
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« Reply #128 on: August 24, 2017, 03:12:58 pm »

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-41027177

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I didn't know the Macarena was against Sharia law...

Reminds me of Whoops Apocalypse, when hardline elements toppled the Saudi Royal family and commenced a purge of "pro-western revisionism."

"Executed for entering the mosque on his unicycle, and refereeing to prophet Muhammad as 'spatz'."
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« Reply #129 on: September 02, 2017, 03:03:01 pm »

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/02/great-saudi-sell-off-bankers-lawyers-flocking-gulf
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« Reply #130 on: September 10, 2017, 07:37:29 pm »

http://nypost.com/2017/09/09/saudi-government-allegedly-funded-a-dry-run-for-911/

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George Bush should have invaded Saudi Arabia in 2003, not Iraq, IMO.
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« Reply #131 on: September 10, 2017, 08:51:14 pm »

http://nypost.com/2017/09/09/saudi-government-allegedly-funded-a-dry-run-for-911/

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George Bush should have invaded Saudi Arabia in 2003, not Iraq, IMO.


But Israel didn't want war with Saudi Arabia.
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« Reply #132 on: September 10, 2017, 09:22:09 pm »


Screw that...America was attacked on 9/11, not Israel, so they couldn't tell us what to do in that particular instance.
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« Reply #133 on: September 11, 2017, 03:58:07 pm »

Invading Saudi Arabia would mean occupying Mecca and Medina. Yeah I totally don't see any massive issues in regards to that.
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« Reply #134 on: September 12, 2017, 09:48:50 am »

20 clerics arrested over seemingly favoring peace with Yemen http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/two-prominent-saudi-dissident-clerics-prince-others-arrested-770745310

Also rumors Salman intends to abdicate in favor of MBS. Huge if true.
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« Reply #135 on: September 12, 2017, 09:56:01 am »


They weren't delighted about the war in Iraq either, iirc.
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« Reply #136 on: September 26, 2017, 02:47:20 pm »

Women will now be able to drive in SA as of next year https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/26/world/middleeast/saudi-arabia-women-drive.html
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« Reply #137 on: September 26, 2017, 04:17:25 pm »


Before the end of the century, women will have more rights in SA than in Israel.
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« Reply #138 on: September 26, 2017, 04:58:43 pm »


They weren't delighted about the war in Iraq either, iirc.

Netanyahu personally testified to Congress in favor of it.
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« Reply #139 on: September 26, 2017, 05:08:01 pm »


They weren't delighted about the war in Iraq either, iirc.

Netanyahu personally testified to Congress in favor of it.

Sharon made him do it as a private citizen rather than in his capacity as Foreign Minister, though.
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« Reply #140 on: September 26, 2017, 05:44:31 pm »


Before the end of the century, women will have more rights in SA than in Israel.

What is this even supposed to mean?
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« Reply #141 on: September 27, 2017, 01:11:20 pm »


Before the end of the century, women will have more rights in SA than in Israel.

What is this even supposed to mean?

I don't know, but it doesn't make sense.
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« Reply #142 on: September 27, 2017, 01:45:31 pm »


Before the end of the century, women will have more rights in SA than in Israel.

What is this even supposed to mean?

It means that Beet is bored enough to try on a new outfit: the "I'm not anti-Semitic but..." look.
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« Reply #143 on: September 27, 2017, 09:33:29 pm »

One of my favourite Twitter hot takes:

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« Reply #144 on: September 27, 2017, 10:33:10 pm »

A good step forward but SA is still crazy. It will take decades for them to repeal all their backwards laws. The Wikipedia page says the main reasons women couldn't drive until now were mostly so they don't interact with men outside their family.
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« Reply #145 on: September 27, 2017, 10:39:09 pm »

Fun fact: the hyper gender segregation in KSA has prompted a disprortionate rate of same-sex experimentation, something that would delight the spirit of al-Wahhab surely.

A good step forward but SA is still crazy. It will take decades for them to repeal all their backwards laws. The Wikipedia page says the main reasons women couldn't drive until now were mostly so they don't interact with men outside their family.

I mean, for starters you'd have to remove the parasitic layer of royals; and once that occurs the country won't really be Saudi Arabia anymore.

I have no hope for this current "reformist" princling - the economics seem to be based on a huge privatisation splurge proving a few gazillion dollars of revenue (which will be wasted) and a few token superficial reforms to appease the West.
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« Reply #146 on: September 28, 2017, 02:39:42 pm »


Before the end of the century, women will have more rights in SA than in Israel.

Absolute gibberish.
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« Reply #147 on: September 29, 2017, 01:18:13 am »

One of my favourite Twitter hot takes:



That's not really a hot take considering that it's basically true, but this James Martin character (am I supposed to know who he is?) reeks of #Resistance Twitter so I'm inclined to endorse your clowning of him.

He's implying that woman are somehow better off in the last country in the world to allow women to drive than the United States.
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« Reply #148 on: October 26, 2017, 08:58:52 pm »

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/saudi-arabia-bestows-humanoid-robot-citizenship-article-1.3591719

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I honestly thought this was a stunt Japan or South Korea would pull, not Saudi Arabia.
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« Reply #149 on: October 30, 2017, 01:57:44 pm »

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/10/30/saudi-arabia-to-extract-uranium-for-self-sufficient-nuclear-program.html

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I doubt anyone else in the region (especially Iran and Israel) believe this one bit.
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