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2003-10-14 Arabia
Saudi Police Fire Warning Shots At Human Rights Conference
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Posted by Steve 2003-10-14 2:26:46 PM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [244 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 The Saudi Royals define paranoid.

I'm sure others can confirm this... The way Saudi streets are built, you do have regular intersections where two streets cross - but in most intersections, there are no left turns allowed (by concrete blocks, usually) from the major street. If you multiply this hundreds of times and think about it, what it results in is two things: 1) a LOT of U-turns are required to get anywhere and 2) you can choke down the traffic in a city with a surprisingly small number of roadblocks. Think about it. This is by design. Any time the Royals have a paranoia attack or are looking for some fugitive, the roadblocks come out and I guarantee you they get a good look at every car traveling the streets in very short order. Only in ArabLand will you see this sort of de-engineering of otherwise normally designed streets to satisfy this security "need."
Posted by .com 2003-10-14 2:39:42 PM||   2003-10-14 2:39:42 PM|| Front Page Top

#2 Soddy apologist: You don't understand. The worst human rights abuse is to give them rights.
Vulcan: That is not logical.
Soddy apologist: Look at those ears! You must be Iblis!
Posted by Atrus 2003-10-14 2:45:20 PM||   2003-10-14 2:45:20 PM|| Front Page Top

#3 Dot com:

Famously Haussman designed the boulevards of Paris to be too wide for revolutionaries to blockade against govt troops. The govt of Austria in the 1850's blocked developement of the land outside the old city walls, which could therefore be used by the army as a field of fire against rebels approaching the imperial palace int he old city. The Ringstrasse and accompanying development werent implemented till a more open govt was in place.

This is SOP for an autocracy, of whatever religion.
Posted by liberalhawk 2003-10-14 3:30:11 PM||   2003-10-14 3:30:11 PM|| Front Page Top

#4 the news here is not the Saudi reaction, its that there were demonstrations AT ALL.

Rallies in Saudi and Iran on the same day - hmmm.
Posted by liberalhawk 2003-10-14 3:47:52 PM||   2003-10-14 3:47:52 PM|| Front Page Top

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