Saudi succession crisis

July 2024 Forums General discussion Saudi succession crisis

Viewing 7 posts - 1 through 7 (of 7 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #83428

    All the recent Saudi kings have been the sons of one man:

    Quote:
    Not only washe the founder of the royal house, Abdulaziz was also the progenitor of it. Marrying more than 20 times and producing around 45 sons, Abdulaziz’s descendants now number in the thousands, although the inner circle of power is considerably smaller. It is from within that elite that the Saudi kings have been chosen, with a crown prince moving into line when a monarch dies.

    new King Salman (who will doubtles be called a 'reformer' when he dies too, by the BBC) appears to eb the last living son.

    #108875
    ALB
    Keymaster

    One down but how many more of the bastards to go (and some will no doubt be in the literal sense)? And what about the hypocrites from the Western states would are attending the funeral of the deceased head of the Islamic State of Saudi Arabia?

    #108876
    ALB
    Keymaster

    Now the government is flying flags at half-mast for the old bastard:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/saudiarabia/11365375/Government-criticised-for-lowering-flags-along-Whitehall-in-honour-of-King-Abdullah.htmlThis is for the head of an Islamic State which applies sharia "law" in all its ferocity. But then its "our" Islamic State and, besides, has juicy arms deals to offer. What next will they do to get one? Will Cameron allow himself to be buggered by a Saudi prince?

    #108877
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    Can anybody think of another country that is named after the ruling monarch's family? It's like calling England, Windsor's Britain….(Or Battenburg Britain)

    #108878
    sarda karaniwan
    Participant
    alanjjohnstone wrote:
    Can anybody think of another country that is named after the ruling monarch's family? It's like calling England, Windsor's Britain….(Or Battenburg Britain)

    Ah, umm, The Philippines? After Philip that bastard king of Spain?sardaan Ordinarian

    #108879
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    Bolivia after Simon Bolivar…but plenty of other place names to commemorate rulers and monarchs …but …not quite what we have with the Saud family, is it? Those who do not recognize Saudi rule (particularly the Islamic State) call the nation the "land of Haramayn http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saudi_Arabia

    #108880
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    26th of JanThe first beheadinghttp://www.kentucky.com/2015/01/26/3661681_saudi-arabia-carries-out-first.html?rh=1I do have concerns that it is an American report…after all several of their states exercise capital punishment, one being Tennessee and a quick decapitation appears more humane that some recent executions in America by injection where the prisoner writhed in agony for a fairly long time. 

Viewing 7 posts - 1 through 7 (of 7 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.