If The Mountain Will Not Come To The Muhammad, The Revolution Will Come To Saudi Arabia On March 20

Tyler Durden's picture

With the facebook revolutions having claimed virtually every other country in the region, the time may be coming for that most important one of all. And if Facebook is to be relied on for its revolutionary calendar, a job it has so far done without reproach, the revolutionary wave will come to Saudi Arabia on March 20.That will also the day crude passes $200.

Also, instead of just announcing their rallying call, future protestors have listed their 12 demands:

1 – a constitutional monarchy between the king and government.
2 – a written constitution approved by the people in which governing powers will be determined.
3 – transparency, accountability in fighting corruption
4 – the Government in the service of the people
5 – legislative elections.
6 – public freedoms and respect for human rights
7 – allowing civil society institutions
8 – full citizenship and the abolition of all forms of discrimination.
9 – Adoption of the rights of women and non-discrimination against them.
10 – an independent and fair judiciary.
11 – impartial development and equitable distribution of wealth.
12 – to seriously address the problem of unemployment

Since none of these have a chance of going through in an absolute monarchy, things are about to get really hot.

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InconvenientCounterParty's picture

you sir, might be a statist.

Just build a fence around the country. To keep people out --or in; I don't really care. Zero taxes, zero gov't and as many anti-personnel devices as I can store in my bunker. I have a trebuchet as my waste disposer, so you don't want to be down wind.

Silly fools tell me I live in a fantasy world and I can't eat my guns. Idoits! see how easily I can eat the barrel of this gun? mmmmghgh, pop...........

fijisailor's picture

If this happens the US economy is toast.  Gas guzzlers abandoned everywhere and total chaos.

topcallingtroll's picture


Time to get.your shorts on boyz. However keep in mind i have been a.contrary indicator since january.

A Texan's picture

...human sacrifices, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria!


No, seriously, it will create a huge problem.  $147 oil was the straw that broke the camel's back on our debt-crazy economy in 2008, and all that Bernanke and Obama did was to step on the accelerator.  It worked, not so well, for a couple of years but here we are again with equally high oil prices on the horizon and MORE debt, LOTS more debt.


Our economy is, indeed, toast.  Toast like you'd get from the center of the Sun.

Internet Tough Guy's picture

Women drivers = $300 oil.

iota's picture

Man, Facebook was the best investment CIA ever made.

Pez's picture

Created by the DoD. Technology as a Trojan Horse! Internet for EVERYBODY! (Let the iPhone users pay more cause they're snots in general).

BigJim's picture

You think the CIA wants more democracy in the Middle East? How does that serve the MIC or the zionists on the Hill?

Drag Racer's picture

this has nothing to do with creating democracy, they want to equalize things 'enough' for centralized management. you know, the whole NWO crappy thing

Bruno the Bear's picture
The eastern world, it is exploding
Violence flarin', bullets loadin'
You're old enough to kill, but not for votin'
You don't believe in war, but what's that gun you're totin'
And even the Jordan River has bodies floatin'
BearOfNH's picture

That was 1965, and we're still alive.

Not sure we'll make another 45 years, though.

ZackAttack's picture

My only question is whether the House of Saud's plan involves US boots on the ground.

Magic 8-ball says 'Yes'.

Pants McPants's picture

Nothing like announcing your demands ahead of schedule to allow for preparations.

Please don't misunderstand - I'm all for gov't feeling the heat and people marching in the streets.  And if $200 crude will get the message across, so be it. 

I fear changing/improving an existing gov't will achieve nothing.  The entire philosophical approach needs to be altered from one that requires forced appropriation/violence to one that is founded upon voluntary cooperation and individual freedom.

How can you petition an organization that thrives upon oppression for human rights?  I don't get it.

Dr. Richard Head's picture

Nor I.  A voluntary society would indeed be the golden age.  However, what we have now are groups that are asking for the government to FIX things.  This is, quite truly, the antithesis of freedom.

arkady's picture

Nor I for that matter.  Announcing a revolution in a place like Saudi Arabia strikes me as comical.  The whole point of these uprisings is that they are random, unexpected and take the regimes for surprise.  This just looks like a joke.

Idiot Savant's picture

+1 hand chopping.

The Saudis have watched Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, etc.. The slightest hint of an uprising and it will be squashed brutally and quickly.

miker's picture

What happens if folks suddenly realize the Central Banks can't prop up markets with these rapidly deteriorating world economic and political conditions? 

All the big boys have been "nice" and played ball with the Fed and others to levitate the stock market up.  But what if animal instincts tell them they better get their money out?

What if BTFD can no longer be supported.  What if suddenly STFR takes its place?

topcallingtroll's picture

I think STFD is coming.soon! However dont expect more than a ten percent drop.

I Am The Unknown Comic's picture

if you're right, you're going to have to change your name to bottomcallingtroll

(sounds sexier anyway)

doggings's picture

lol, bottomfondlingtroll sounds much better, im going off to register it right now.

wandstrasse's picture

do Saudi-Arabians assume that other nations have what they demand?

Pez's picture

If I were to bet on Sauds vs THE WORLD, I'd pick THE WORLD.

topcallingtroll's picture

Woohoo! Load up on the short sells or buy the.double short etf's!

Be.sure and max out your credit cards and any savings you might have. If your wife asks.why tell her an anonymous troll told you to do it.

Is it any worse advise than you get.from a sell side analyst?

dick cheneys ghost's picture

our economy will suffer, but in the long run it will be the best thing to happen. read about saudi's society. what freaks.



tmosley's picture

Damn.  Tempted to go long oil here.  Silver has a pretty strong correlation.

Decisions, decisions.

Maybe I'll compromise and buy more solar panels instead.

TriggerFinger's picture

damn, has nobody recently reminded you that 'you can't eat solar panels' ?

Pez's picture

yes....but who can take the sunshine and dip it in a dream?

StychoKiller's picture

...Come on boys and wager,
if you have got the mind.
If you got a dollar boys,
lay it on the line.
Hand me my old guitar.
Pass the whiskey round.
Won't you to tell everybody you meet
that the Candyman's in town?

Look out,
Look out,
The Candyman.
Here he comes,
and he's gone again!
Pretty lady ain't
got no friend,
till the Candyman
comes around again!


 -- "The CandyMan", Grateful Dead

Different song, better CandyMan!

tmosley's picture

Whoever said that has never heard of spinach.

You can't eat MAN MADE solar panels.  That's true.  They are good enough fro running grow lights, however.

sudzee's picture

Seems like king Abdulla's best offer is social aid. Should be a sitdown strike on the airport runway.


Ham Wallet's picture

The decapitated bodies under their photo section of their facebook page is a nice touch.

StychoKiller's picture

What Julian Assange shoulda said! :>D

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Ask nicely and your request will be given serious consideration. What size tip are you offering?

SDRII's picture

Wait wait wait the wikileaks release hasn't occurred yet but should be coming on schedule. The libya one on the other hand was right on schedule.

Fix It Again Timmy's picture

Looks like Victor Hugo had a bead on 2011 - "All the armies in the world

cannot stop an idea whose time has come."  However, what becomes of the

idea is another issue...

TBT or not TBT's picture

What idea is it whose time has come?

StychoKiller's picture

Old, senile dictators must retire!  Forcibly, if necessary.  I recommend a steno-pad or a voice recorder to ya...

infinity8's picture

just read an AP article that referred to a Facebook page calling for a "March 11 Revolution of Longing", very similar to above. . .simmer breaks to boil pretty fast these days.

miker's picture

Don't underestimate that rapidity and enormity of these Mid-east upheavals.  We all know the markets have been levitated up by central banks, banks and corps doing their bidding.  But it's clear, they have been able to do this with relatively small amounts of fiat, because there has not been any strong selling.

We all know the central banks are not all powerful.  Just like Mother Nature, there are events and situations that even they cannot control. 

Black Swan anyone?  I think if things deteriorate further, many "buyers" are going to turn tail and sell to preserve their wealth.  The central banks simply couldn't stem this level of selling.