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Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Dead at 90

Jabu_Rule
Jabu_Rule Members Posts: 5,993 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited January 2015 in The Social Lounge


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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/22/saudi-arabia-king-dead-dies_n_6527616.html?utm_hp_ref=world&utm_hp_ref=world
Abdullah had been in poor health in recent months. Reuters reports that the king had been admitted to a Riyadh hospital in December for medical tests. The royal court announced in January that Abdullah was suffering from pneumonia.
The new king, Salman, is a former defense minister and governor of Riyadh. He is widely reported to be in poor health and is rumored to suffer from dementia. Last year, King Abdullah appointed his youngest surviving brother, 69 79-year-old Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz, as second-in-line to the throne.
King Abdullah's death comes at a time of extraordinary challenges for Saudi Arabia.

Plummeting oil prices have strained the nation's domestic spending and support to foreign allies. The kingdom's regional dominance is increasingly threatened by Iran, Saudi Arabia's bitter rival. Extremist groups like al Qaeda and the Islamic State have vowed to target the kingdom.

The new king's age and reported illness raise the prospect of protracted instability. Saudi tradition passes the crown down the line of the sons of the kingdom's founder, Ibn Saud. But with the youngest son nearing 70 80, scores of grandchildren are now eyeing power. Meanwhile, Saudi activists fear that political uncertainty in the kingdom could further undermine the country's dismal human rights record.

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  • jono
    jono Right fist = power, left fist = unity Members Posts: 30,280 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It still crazy to me that we still had royalty on this planet in 2015. I thought we were done with that type of 🤬 .
  • kzzl
    kzzl Members Posts: 7,548 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I think something is wrong when your government problems can be a story for Game Of Thrones.
  • Stiff
    Stiff Legion of Trill BG Members Posts: 7,723 ✭✭✭✭✭
    jono wrote: »
    It still crazy to me that we still had royalty on this planet in 2015. I thought we were done with that type of 🤬 .

    Sometimes I wonder if democracy is even compatible with every culture.
  • StillFaggyAF
    StillFaggyAF Queer LGBT CommunityMembers Posts: 40,358 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Stiff wrote: »
    jono wrote: »
    It still crazy to me that we still had royalty on this planet in 2015. I thought we were done with that type of 🤬 .

    Sometimes I wonder if democracy is even compatible with every culture.

    Its not IMO
  • Jabu_Rule
    Jabu_Rule Members Posts: 5,993 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2015
    jono wrote: »
    It still crazy to me that we still had royalty on this planet in 2015. I thought we were done with that type of 🤬 .

    Yeah that's some 🤬 . Over here in England, the queen is pretty much a figurehead, but the taxpayers shell out money for these 🤬 . Up until a couple of years ago, taxpayers were paying for the security for every royal. So even if they were like 58th in line to the throne, we were still paying for them, these 🤬 millionaires.

    The whole thing is 🤬 up.

    I thought the Queen could still flex her powers if she wanted to.

    Britain`s Queen intervenes in Scotland debate

    http://www.independent.ie/world-news/europe/cameron-urged-to-ask-queen-to-intervene-in-scottish-vote-30571824.html

    Does intervene mean her statements are as good as a presidential directive?
  • Mr.LV
    Mr.LV Members Posts: 14,089 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Damn al qaeda and ISIS wants to take over Saudi Arabia as well, the only one that is left is Iran.
  • Idiopathic Joker
    Idiopathic Joker PISTOL GRIP PUMP IN MY LAP AT ALL TIMES Working On My LowriderMembers, Moderators Posts: 45,690 Regulator
    Mr.LV wrote: »
    Damn al qaeda and ISIS wants to take over Saudi Arabia as well, the only one that is left is Iran.

    Saudi Arabia is ruled by a powerful and wealthy family with connections. They will never take over that country.
  •   Colin$mackabi$h
    Colin$mackabi$h Smartass Snatch Money ave.Members Posts: 16,586 ✭✭✭✭✭
    R.I.p tho I didn't know the king.
  • Jabu_Rule
    Jabu_Rule Members Posts: 5,993 ✭✭✭✭✭
    JokerKing wrote: »
    Mr.LV wrote: »
    Damn al qaeda and ISIS wants to take over Saudi Arabia as well, the only one that is left is Iran.

    Saudi Arabia is ruled by a powerful and wealthy family with connections. They will never take over that country.

    There are a lot of family members with differing opinions. 🤬 might hit the fan if the new King can't hold it together. Factions will fight one another just like related Kings in the past. The new King isn't in good health either.
  • Mr.LV
    Mr.LV Members Posts: 14,089 ✭✭✭✭✭
    JokerKing wrote: »
    Mr.LV wrote: »
    Damn al qaeda and ISIS wants to take over Saudi Arabia as well, the only one that is left is Iran.

    Saudi Arabia is ruled by a powerful and wealthy family with connections. They will never take over that country.

    Never say never they are hell bent on getting that country
  • Rasta.
    Rasta. Mt. ZionMembers Posts: 9,342 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Mr.LV wrote: »
    JokerKing wrote: »
    Mr.LV wrote: »
    Damn al qaeda and ISIS wants to take over Saudi Arabia as well, the only one that is left is Iran.

    Saudi Arabia is ruled by a powerful and wealthy family with connections. They will never take over that country.

    Never say never they are hell bent on getting that country

    The US wn't allow that to happen....most powerful ally they have in that region.
  • Ajackson17
    Ajackson17 On the shoulders of Giants and Elders in history UniverseMembers Posts: 22,501 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Kai wrote: »
    jono wrote: »
    It still crazy to me that we still had royalty on this planet in 2015. I thought we were done with that type of 🤬 .

    You know on top of that in Islam having kings and queens is haram specifically. But like the saudis care, them mfs are the worst violators of Islam while at the same time acting like they have the ultimate voice on how things go in Islam.

    And US gets a side eye from me when they wanna call out human rights violations by other countries like they don't know the saudis behead more people and violate women's rights worse than anyone

    I guess the cheap gas is enough of an incentive to turn the blind eye

    The elites probably 🤬 to them doing be headings those dudes are 🤬 sick 🤬 .
  • mc317
    mc317 Chief Of Goddamn Station Dark Side of The MoonMembers Posts: 5,548 ✭✭✭✭✭
    🤬 em I want a flying carpet and 3 wishes
  • dalyricalbandit
    dalyricalbandit Co-Owner Of AllhipHop.com, Super Moderator, Administrator, Moderator Members, Moderators Posts: 67,918 Regulator
    this guy was trill

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  • Kwan Dai
    Kwan Dai Members Posts: 6,929 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Kai wrote: »
    jono wrote: »
    It still crazy to me that we still had royalty on this planet in 2015. I thought we were done with that type of 🤬 .

    You know on top of that in Islam having kings and queens is haram specifically. But like the saudis care, them mfs are the worst violators of Islam while at the same time acting like they have the ultimate voice on how things go in Islam.

    And US gets a side eye from me when they wanna call out human rights violations by other countries like they don't know the saudis behead more people and violate women's rights worse than anyone

    I guess the cheap gas is enough of an incentive to turn the blind eye

    Well said. More importantly it's all truth.

  • KingFreeman
    KingFreeman Way UpMembers Posts: 13,731 ✭✭✭✭✭
    this guy was trill

    tumblr_nafd55ap9Z1tpuqwro1_500.jpg

    Who dis?
  • zombie
    zombie Members Posts: 13,450 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2015
    this guy was trill

    tumblr_nafd55ap9Z1tpuqwro1_500.jpg

    Who dis?

    the man who created the modern Saudi Arabian kingdom I think that's a picture of idn saud
  • CracceR
    CracceR ૐ☯★♑☮⌘ Members Posts: 4,346 ✭✭✭✭✭
    this guy was trill

    tumblr_nafd55ap9Z1tpuqwro1_500.jpg

    Who dis?

    smh
  • Jabu_Rule
    Jabu_Rule Members Posts: 5,993 ✭✭✭✭✭
    zombie wrote: »
    this guy was trill

    tumblr_nafd55ap9Z1tpuqwro1_500.jpg

    Who dis?

    the man who created the modern Saudi Arabian kingdom I think that's a picture of idn saud

    It's King Abdullah.
  • kingblaze84
    kingblaze84 Bronx, NY birthplace of hip-hopMembers Posts: 14,288 ✭✭✭✭✭
    jono wrote: »
    It still crazy to me that we still had royalty on this planet in 2015. I thought we were done with that type of 🤬 .

    It's not hard to do if you promise a people lots of free homes and healthcare, something many Saudis have. The United Arab Emirates is ruled by kings too and their people are promised free healthcare and housing many times until they die and even then many have great jobs from the govt. If you take care of a peoples' basic needs (or pretend to), you can rule forever
  • KingFreeman
    KingFreeman Way UpMembers Posts: 13,731 ✭✭✭✭✭
    CracceR wrote: »
    this guy was trill

    tumblr_nafd55ap9Z1tpuqwro1_500.jpg

    Who dis?

    smh

    ???
    FuriousOne wrote: »
    zombie wrote: »
    this guy was trill

    tumblr_nafd55ap9Z1tpuqwro1_500.jpg

    Who dis?

    the man who created the modern Saudi Arabian kingdom I think that's a picture of idn saud

    It's King Abdullah.

    Thx.
  • CracceR
    CracceR ૐ☯★♑☮⌘ Members Posts: 4,346 ✭✭✭✭✭
    CracceR wrote: »
    this guy was trill

    tumblr_nafd55ap9Z1tpuqwro1_500.jpg

    Who dis?

    smh

    ???
    FuriousOne wrote: »
    zombie wrote: »
    this guy was trill

    tumblr_nafd55ap9Z1tpuqwro1_500.jpg

    Who dis?

    the man who created the modern Saudi Arabian kingdom I think that's a picture of idn saud

    It's King Abdullah.

    Thx.

    well its in the fuccin thread title, who else would it be?
    but you posted some funny pics in the ratched thread so its aight

  • KingFreeman
    KingFreeman Way UpMembers Posts: 13,731 ✭✭✭✭✭
    CracceR wrote: »
    CracceR wrote: »
    this guy was trill

    tumblr_nafd55ap9Z1tpuqwro1_500.jpg

    Who dis?

    smh

    ???
    FuriousOne wrote: »
    zombie wrote: »
    this guy was trill

    tumblr_nafd55ap9Z1tpuqwro1_500.jpg

    Who dis?

    the man who created the modern Saudi Arabian kingdom I think that's a picture of idn saud

    It's King Abdullah.

    Thx.

    well its in the fuccin thread title, who else would it be?
    but you posted some funny pics in the ratched thread so its aight

    True dat. Only way to know is to ask tho. No need to be a hoe about it. Didnt know who dude was before entering the thread.