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Saudi King Fahd Dead

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  • 01-08-2005 3:49pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 790 ✭✭✭


    Unbelievably corrupt scumbag dictator dies. Even by the standards of royalty, this guy was a venal little turd of a man. BBC apparently publishing only readers comments that are sycophantic tripe.
    King Fahd was a man of great vision and leadership who inspired his countrymen for a quarter of a century as king, and for many more before that. - Tony Blair

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4734175.stm


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 291 ✭✭kstanl


    Ah well. I'm sure Abdullah will be just as oppressive.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,419 ✭✭✭nadir


    woho

    ...

    should be interesting, I'm sure Osama is having a part somewhere.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 790 ✭✭✭Redleslie2


    Saudi Arabia currently languishing at 140th in Nationmaster.com democratic institutions list, just trailing totally insane North Korea. How much more screwed up can the place get.


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 35,460 Mod ✭✭✭✭pickarooney


    My first points in this year's deathpredictions league :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,739 ✭✭✭BigEejit


    Not to mention that he has invested trillions of oil money in the USA and practically owns/owned the place while at the same time not doing anything about al-quaeda in Saudi (very high level of support for them there) which is wanting/trying to blow the place up.........


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,984 ✭✭✭✭Lump


    I thought he was very anti corruption. And a friend of the west. Also allowed the Us in help in the Kwuait war etc. Then again, I don't much about it. Only going on what I saw on the news this morning.

    John


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 978 ✭✭✭bounty


    http://www.nationmaster.com/graph-T/cri_unp_dip_par_fin

    1. Saudi Arabia 367 unpaid parking fines [1st of 116]
    2. Israel 191 unpaid parking fines
    3. Morocco 165 unpaid parking fines
    4. Nigeria 159 unpaid parking fines...

    so the average saudi crony gets a ticket every day :p


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 790 ✭✭✭Redleslie2


    Lump wrote:
    I thought he was very anti corruption.
    Saudi Arabia is run by, and for the sole benefit of, the royal family.

    http://meria.idc.ac.il/journal/2003/issue3/jv7n3a2.html
    And a friend of the west. Also allowed the Us in help in the Kwuait war etc.
    See my sig. ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,836 ✭✭✭Vokes


    My first points in this year's deathpredictions league :)

    How many points is that so? Cant be many, he was pretty old wasnt he...


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,984 ✭✭✭✭Lump


    Redleslie2 wrote:
    Saudi Arabia is run by, and for the sole benefit of, the royal family.

    http://meria.idc.ac.il/journal/2003/issue3/jv7n3a2.html


    See my sig. ;)


    I have sigs turned off, cause they are annoying. It's a royal Family. They OWN the country.

    John


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