Pepe Escobar: ‘Rage against the House of Saud’

“Yet don’t expect to see much on al-Jazeera – because the coverage won’t be anything like Egypt and Libya; it has already been pre-empted by a princely visit to the emir of Qatar; al-Jazeera is based in Qatar, while the al-Arabyya news channel is a mouthpiece of the House of Saud. Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates all belong to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Obviously none of these GCC kings and emirs want to be swept away by democracy; revolution is only for “others”, like Tunisia, Egypt and Libya.”

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