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Saudi Arabia nako kumeanza?

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Askari Kanzu, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. Askari Kanzu

    Askari Kanzu JF-Expert Member

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    Saudi Arabia: early stirrings of revolt?

    Three separate petitions represent a small but growing slice of Saudi public that is discontent with an absolute monarchy.

    Caryle Murphy March 2, 2011 12:23

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    Saudi children celebrate as they greet the convoy transporting King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz upon his arrival in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Feb. 23, 2011. (Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images)


    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Since his return to Saudi Arabia last week, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz has been peppered with petitions demanding that the royal family share power with representative, elected bodies and move toward greater transparency in fiscal matters.

    Three separate petitions, whose signers have included moderate Islamists and secular-oriented liberals, differ in details but their general thrust is toward a constitutional monarchy and away from the absolute control now exercised by the ruling House of Saud over all aspects of life in the kingdom.

    The petitions come as other, unknown groups have posted calls on Facebook for street protests in Saudi Arabia on three different days (March 4, 11 and 20) to press for changes similar to ones listed in the petitions.

    It is impossible to know if such protests will materialize. But it does not appear likely for several reasons. Such demonstrations are illegal in the kingdom, and Saudi culture is strongly against public displays of civil disobedience.

    In addition, there is no evidence that the petitions or the protest calls have widespread national support. Rather, they appear to be most representative of a growing slice of Saudi society that is politically restive but not yet organized for mass action.

    It is evident, however, that both the Facebook groups and petitions were inspired by the popular uprisings that have leap-frogged across the Arab world in recent weeks, toppling long-time leaders in Egypt and Tunisia, and threatening the rule of several others.

    As one of the petitions noted: “It is no secret that the Tunisian and Egyptian revolutions have raised tensions and political movements in many neighboring Arab nations [which requires] us to review our situation, and to make every effort towards reforms before the matter escalates and we find ourselves in front of unpredictable developments that cannot be stopped.”

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    mhhh wala tende kazi imeanza sasa,natamani waondoke leo!
     
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    Ngekewa JF-Expert Member

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    Ama kwa Saudi Arabia nahisi mambo ni tofauti. Watakaoanza sijui wapi? wenye msimamo mkali wa dini? au wanaotaka mageuzi? Nafikiri watawala wa Kifalme kule watapeta tu!
     
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    Askari Kanzu JF-Expert Member

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    Ni vigumu kutabiri lakini hizo siku za maandamano zilizochaguliwa zote ni ijumaa. Kuna msemo usemao kwa Mashariki ya Kati siku ya kudondoka dikteta ni ijumaa!
     
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    Ngekewa JF-Expert Member

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    Tatizo ni wakubwa wa dunia hawako tayari yatokee Saudi Arabia kwani wanaocomplain hasa ni wenye msimamo mkali wa kidini. Mfalme amekuwa akijitahidi kuleta mabadiliko lakini wenye msimamo mkali wanapinga. Wakubwa wanaogopa kuwa huenda watu hao wakapata nafasi.
    Halafu dosari ya uzalishaji mafuta itawaathiri wakubwa wanaopata mafuta kwa bei chee kutoka Saudi.
     
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    sisi yetu ni macho tu na masikio:decision:
     
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    March 4, 2011
    Protests Last Night in Qatif, Saudi Arabia
     
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    mambo yanaendelea saudia Arabia.kazi kweli kweli
     
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    Ngekewa JF-Expert Member

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    Habari za kuaminika ni kuwa hakuna lolote na watu wanaendelea na shughuli zao kama kawaida.
     
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    Saudi Arabia drafts in up to 10,000 troops ahead of protests

    Saudi Arabia is drafting in up to 10,000 security forces to the north eastern Muslim Shia provinces ahead of mass protests planned next week.
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    Saudi Shias staged protests in two towns in Saudi Arabia's oil-producing Eastern Province on Thursday Photo: REUTERS
    12:37AM GMT 05 Mar 2011

    Desperate to avoid mass uprisings against the House of Saud, security forces have deployed in huge numbers across the region.

    King Abdullah is also reported to have told neighbouring Bahrain that if they do not put down their own ongoing Shia revolt, his own forces will.

    In response to the massive mobilisation, protesters are planning to place women on the front ranks to discourage Saudi forces from firing on them.

    In Yemen, President Ali Abdullah Saleh set off a deadly battle for survival last night as he rejected an opposition peace proposal and ordered troops to fire on demonstrators, killing four. Efforts to suppress demonstrations by the key ally in the “war on terror” could jeopardise rising volumes of Western aid flooding into the country, diplomats warned.

    President Saleh rejected an opposition proposal that would have brought demonstrations to a standstill in return for a promise to step down by the end of the year. Yemeni troops used rockets and machineguns to attack demonstrators in the north of the country, killing four and injuring nine

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