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RIYADH (AFP) – Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Sunday he was "stunned" by the spread of Arab protests as he arrived in Saudi Arabia on a Gulf tour to boost Washington's ties with regional allies.
Mullen's visit comes as an unprecedented wave of revolts challenges Arab authoritarian regimes, notably in Bahrain and Yemen, after uprisings toppled rulers in Tunisia and Egypt.
"It's stunning to me that it's moved so quickly," America's highest-ranking military of
"I think the dominant issue of the day is going to be stability in the Middle East."
Originally posted by MikeboydUS
reply to post by ugie1028
Any student of history who knows a thing or two about revolutionary waves would not be surprised at all.
All one has to do is look back to 1989 to see parallels. Its moving faster than 89-91 though due to the internet, cellphones, and social networks.
Originally posted by FarArcher
Thing is, there's hundreds in the Royal family.
I do wonder what it's going to look like when the crap hits the fan here in the US within the next couple of years.
You want to talk about some really, REALLY PO'd people . . .
Oh. And unlike those Arab protestors?
Americans are armed.
Originally posted by ugie1028
Well when you ignored the signs for the past year, I guess this is an exaggeration too.
I am really starting to think that the ME instability was allowed to happen.
While Movements.org coordinates their army of youthful cannon fodder in the streets of foreign nations from Bahrain to Libya, their corporate sponsors and their partners in the US State Department put on a convincing act of carefully portrayed confusion in the mainstream media.
MSNBC recently republished a New York Times piece titled "U.S. scrambles to size up ElBaradei," suggesting somehow Egypt's Mohamed ElBaradei may pose an obstacle to American and Israeli interests in the region. The utter contempt for their readers' intelligence is revealed when considering ElBaradei is a trustee of a prominent US think-tank, the International Crisis Group (ICG) along side George Soros, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Richard Armitage, and Kenneth Aldelman.
Zbigniew Brzezinski of course is the father of MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski, who daily feigns ignorance over the true nature of the protests and that her father is openly involved in orchestrating them. MSNBC itself is a corporate sponsor of Movements.org.
Originally posted by ladyinwaiting
So, do you guys think Saudi Arabia is immune to these revolutions? Just wondering.
I can't even imagine.........the bloodshed. They wouldn't stand a dog's chance.
Or would they?