Friday, March 18, 2011

Prince Al-Walid sums up the situation in Saudi Arabia

"A: Let me tell you, the so-called “Day of Rage” should be changed to some other word, please. Should call it Day of Allegiance and Love to King Abdullah. Today if you’re on the streets, people have the flags up, they were just themselves and say, “We will not tolerate and accept any sort of demonstration here. We’re happy with our king, we love our king, and we will not accept any outside interference at all”, as Prince Saud Al-Faisal said very openly in his press conference just two days ago. You know, we have issues, sure, internally, like any other country, and we had some demonstrations in the Shi ite province in the east coast. And we had maybe around 40, 50 demonstrators yesterday. And the whole thing, you know, just faded away after they had discussion with the authorities over there. We had issues in the past, and we resolved them internally and amicably. You know, when you have 40 million people going in the street and talking – and mingling with them! selves and authorities talk to them and disperse them amicably, this is not a demonstration. So really, this whole thing should be changed from day of rage to day of allegiance to the king." (thanks Nicholas)