Friday, 28 January 2011

A Pandemic of Riots!

I read of riots spreading across North Africa and the Middle East. People are being killed on the streets as dictators fight to hang onto power. How far will it spread and who is organising it?  So far the countries affected do not appear to be a threat to western economies but what happens if the goatherders attack the Saudis or the Qataris?

After all they have been kept in poverty for years whilst the ruling classes enjoy a lifestyle beyond belief.. I suspect that their wealth of the ruling classes enables them to gather a large enough force to keep them in place but if one goes who knows the consequences?

In addition there doesn't appear to be a threat to Iran or to any other extreme Islamic state so perhaps these riots are coordinated by fundamentalists. If it is an Islamic rebellion then people like the Saudis would really have a fight on their hands. Perhaps even the owners of Manchester City would feel the pinch? Perhaps we will soon all be walking to the shops?

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