Saturday, December 09, 2006

Saudi King: Arab world waiting to explode

Funny, I thought they've been individually exploding for quite some time now.

Saudi King Abdullah opened the annual summit of Gulf leaders with a warning that the Arab world was on the brink of exploding because of conflicts in the Palestinian territories,Iraq and Lebanon.

The only time the Arab world isn't on the brink of exploding is when they're sleeping. And even then they're dreaming of being on the brink of exploding...and goats.

"Our Arab region is besieged by a number of dangers, as if it was a powder keg waiting for a spark to explode," he told the rulers of the oil-rich monarchies gathered in Riyadh for a two-day meeting to the backdrop of mounting sectarian violence in neighboring Iraq.

The Saudi King also stated that he believed the sun was responsible for sunburns, that the force of gravity may be responsible for falling deaths and papercuts may not be "Allah's way of telling you not to squeeze fresh lemonade", confirming his nickname amongst his closest friends, Captain Obvious.

In Iraq "a brother is still killing his brother," Abdullah said of the tit-for-tat killings between the Sunni Arab former elite and the ruling Shiite majority.

Wow, that's the first time I heard someone refer to secterian murder as tit-for-tat. Makes it sound like they keep fighting during lunch breaks at high school.


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