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Saudi Government threatens death penalty for tweeting - reports


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The Saudi monarchy is becoming desperate - as their draconian penalties for ever more minor offenses indicates . Let's hope it's the last thrashings of the dinosaur's tail !


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Interesting point about them becoming desperate. You may be right as oil (their treasure) loses its magical allure. Why do we support these autocrats so shamelessly? We always excuse their abuse as if we were powerless to influence them. Do we object to such extreme penalties because we believe in freedom of speech?

Not that I can see. They strut that they influence us but not the other way around.

It's a joke to think Obama has any guts or a sense of independence. It is embarrassing to see him be a puppet whose strings are pulled at home like they are. How likely would it be that he would ever do anything that his _____ wouldn't like overseas.