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Remember how Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama said that people had a right to peaceful protest in Egypt and other nations? How Libya's government had "lost legitimacy" by banning protests, shooting and locking up those who dared to speak?
Let's see how long it is before they say the same thing here:
DAMMAM, Saudi Arabia (Dow Jones) --Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia has banned all protests, marches and strikes in the kingdom after small protests continued over the weekend in the oil-rich Eastern province towns of al-Ahsa and Qatif, interior ministry said Saturday, according to state-owned channel al Ekhbariyah.
These activities don't conform with the Islamic laws and harm the interests of the nation and the society, the Saudi channel quoted the ministry as saying.
Any attempt to cause public disorder will be prevented by security forces, it said.
Remember, this is what Hillary said as official US Government Policy:
Together, the freedoms of expression, assembly, and association online comprise what I’ve called the freedom to connect. The United States supports this freedom for people everywhere, and we have called on other nations to do the same. Because we want people to have the chance to exercise this freedom. We also support expanding the number of people who have access to the internet. And because the internet must work evenly and reliably for it to have value, we support the multi-stakeholder system that governs the internet today, which has consistently kept it up and running through all manner of interruptions across networks, borders, and regions.
Some take the view that, to encourage tolerance, some hateful ideas must be silenced by governments. We believe that efforts to curb the content of speech rarely succeed and often become an excuse to violate freedom of expression. Instead, as it has historically been proven time and time again, the better answer to offensive speech is more speech. People can and should speak out against intolerance and hatred. By exposing ideas to debate, those with merit tend to be strengthened, while weak and false ideas tend to fade away; perhaps not instantly, but eventually.
Originally posted by bussoboy
For the sake of my record; anyone direct me to a video where Hillary Clinton makes the statments referred to by the OP. Much olbiged.
Originally posted by starwarsisreal
The reason why Hillary did not support the protest is because if there is one then we'll be paying $20 dollar for 1 gallonedit on 6-3-2011 by starwarsisreal because: (no reason given)
This equates to 34 days of oil at current daily US consumption levels of 21 million barrels a day.