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In the West, they write about the "new" Saudi Arabia - with increasing dissatisfaction with the king’s policies

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In the West, they write about the "new" Saudi Arabia - with increasing dissatisfaction with the king’s policies

The course of the Western press on information pressure in relation to Saudi Arabia is traced. On the eve of the British "BBC" came out with material (with reference to an expert) that Saudi Arabia itself is to blame for the crisis that is now plaguing its economy. A similar opinion is held in Denmark and Germany.


Forbes comes out with material that accuses Saudi officials of the economic crisis in the country. The article in this publication is called: “New” Saudi Arabia, where taxes are tripled and benefits are reduced.

Authors Jim Crane and Christian Ulrichsen write the following:

Almost tax-free Saudi Arabia now risks becoming a completely different place (on the map).

We are talking about the decision of the Saudi monarchy to revise tax legislation in the direction of raising tax rates. VAT increased from 5 percent to 15.

In Saudi Arabia, a large-scale investment program Vision-2030 was suspended, against which the kingdom faced an unprecedented outflow of capital.

Forbes Analysts:

For Saudis accustomed to a one-way cash flow - from the state treasury to their wallets - these changes should seem strange. Since the 70s, monarchs have directed excess profits from the sale of oil, including to their legitimization, to service social obligations.

Now, it is claimed, everything is different. Energy subsidies are being canceled. And if earlier in Saudi Arabia the prices for natural gas, gasoline, desalinated water were “ridiculous” (by the standards of income of citizens), now they are rushing towards the world average.

Western media have written that subjects now publish portraits of King Abdullah, the predecessor of the current monarch Salman, on Twitter and other social networks. It is noted that this is "a signal to the current monarch that his predecessor cared for the people of the country more and better."

That is, there is an increase in dissatisfaction with the king’s policies.

From the material:

Old state rules prohibiting “taxation without representation” are thrown out the window.

It is stated that people in the country wish for a change for the better, and so far in Saudi Arabia everything is going to deepen differentiation.
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  1. Doccor18
    Doccor18 14 May 2020 10: 18 New
    +2
    "На Западе пишут о «новой» Саудовской Аравии - с ростом недовольства политикой короля"

    If kings were more often interested in the opinions of their peoples, then there were no crises, let alone revolutions.
    But ... it doesn’t really bother kings.
    1. Volodin
      Volodin 14 May 2020 10: 24 New
      19
      Quote: Doccor18
      If kings were more often interested in the opinions of their peoples, then there were no crises, let alone revolutions.
      But ... it doesn’t really bother kings.

      В том и дело. Но королей вдруг начинает очень интересовать мнение народа, если в двери их дворцов стучат прикладами. Судя по информационной волне Запада, там готовы помочь "демократизироваться" саудовскому народу. Пока оценивают риски для самих себя
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 14 May 2020 10: 31 New
        +8
        In the West, they write about the "new" Saudi Arabia - with increasing dissatisfaction with the king’s policies

        Well, West-West, there is discord ...

        1. Stas157
          Stas157 14 May 2020 12: 34 New
          -3
          Almost tax-free Saudi Arabia now risks becoming a completely different place (on the map).
          We are talking about the decision of the Saudi monarchy to revise tax legislation in the direction of raising tax rates. VAT increased from 5 percent to 15.

          And what place is Russia with a VAT rate of 20%?

          the kingdom is faced with an unprecedented outflow of capital

          Alarmists! In Russia, more than a trillion dollars abroad has flowed. And nothing -
          Vladimir Putin, well done,
          Politician, leader and fighter!
          1. Grandfather
            Grandfather 14 May 2020 17: 44 New
            -5
            Quote: Stas157
            Vladimir Putin, well done,
            Politician, leader and fighter!

            wherever you look, solid ... n ... holiday ... yes
      2. Sergej1972
        Sergej1972 14 May 2020 10: 57 New
        +4
        There is no such people. In an extreme case, the Arabian Arabs. The country is named after the dynasty. It would be if the Russian Empire was called Romanovsk Eurasia.
        1. Insurgent
          Insurgent 14 May 2020 11: 20 New
          +4
          Quote: Sergej1972
          There is no such people. In an extreme case, the Arabian Arabs.

          yes
          I would even call them different tribes, with a shared history of living in a certain territory ...
          1. Sergej1972
            Sergej1972 14 May 2020 12: 27 New
            +2
            I agree. And the relationship between them is complicated.
      3. Grandfather
        Grandfather 14 May 2020 17: 43 New
        -2
        Quote: Volodin
        kings suddenly become very interested in the opinion of the people, if the doors of their palaces are knocked with butts.

        how true is this Alex! good Putin would have realized that ....
    2. Ros 56
      Ros 56 14 May 2020 11: 33 New
      +1
      So then do not complain about the Ipatiev houses, where they are shot. negative stop
    3. Civil
      Civil 14 May 2020 11: 43 New
      -2
      If kings were more often interested in the opinions of their peoples, then there were no crises, let alone revolutions.
      But ... it doesn’t really bother kings.

      Judging by the income and standard of living of the Saudis, all the kings care. But the prime ministers are raising everything, from taxes to pensions.
    4. alone
      alone 14 May 2020 11: 56 New
      -4
      Quote: Doccor18
      If kings were more often interested in the opinions of their peoples, then there were no crises, let alone revolutions.
      But ... it doesn’t really bother kings.

      And so the power should systematically change ... The more you sit in one place, the more megalomania
      1. alone
        alone 14 May 2020 13: 04 New
        +1
        Persuaded .. even sit for 50 years at the throne and do whatever they want ...
    5. iouris
      iouris 14 May 2020 12: 04 New
      0
      Quote: Doccor18
      "На Западе пишут

      In the West, they just never write anything. Trump solves the problem: at the expense of whom the United States will enter a new technological mode (who will pay). Despite the fact that US debt is well over 22 trillion. Options: China, EU, KSA ... well and further on the list. Some have already been stripped and swollen.
    6. knn54
      knn54 14 May 2020 12: 31 New
      0
      They relied only on oil without even trying to invest in other areas.
      1. iouris
        iouris 14 May 2020 16: 31 New
        0
        You're not right. How to invest. However, the States decided to rob Saudi Arabia - their own shirt is closer to their bodies - and, as a drink to give, found good reason. Nothing, leaning against China (although radish horseradish is not sweeter).
      2. alone
        alone 14 May 2020 19: 40 New
        0
        Quote: knn54
        They relied only on oil without even trying to invest in other areas.

        There are only desert sands .. And all that could be created .. But this is too small a percentage for their economy .. Islamic tourism is well developed (Pilgrimage to the shrine of Islam)
  2. Hunter 2
    Hunter 2 14 May 2020 10: 18 New
    +4
    With the Saudis, everything is clear - the oil will run out, jumped onto the camels and roam again.
    And to us, what to do with such an increase in industry? Well, at least the military-industrial complex is pulling something!
    1. NEXUS
      NEXUS 14 May 2020 10: 25 New
      -5
      Quote: Hunter 2
      With the Saudis, everything is clear - the oil will run out, jumped onto the camels and roam again.
      And to us, what to do with such an increase in industry? Well, at least the military-industrial complex is pulling something!

      What should we do without oil? For example, finally seriously engage in alternative energy sources. Or we’ll continue to feed the Rothschilds and Rockefellers. By the way, in tsarist Russia they understood this, but it doesn’t reach our helmsmen ... well, or they don’t need it, due to the fact that they provide oil not only for their old age, but also the old age of their distant descendant relatives.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 14 May 2020 10: 39 New
        10
        What are the alternative sources? Are you trucks and other equipment in the north, for example, you can recharge from the sun or wind?
        1. NEXUS
          NEXUS 14 May 2020 10: 42 New
          -9
          Quote: rocket757
          What are the alternative sources? Are you trucks and other equipment in the north, for example, you can recharge from the sun or wind?

          А солнце и ветер -это вся альтернатива,до которой дошла ваша фантазия? А пар,электричество,"зеленое" топливо совсем никак? Кстати,на счет пара и электричества...старт ДВС,электромобилей и паровых машин то начался практически в одно время.
          And they drove into our heads that the same steam is an anachronism. You google the topic of steam technology, very surprised.
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 14 May 2020 11: 02 New
            11
            Can you suggest another Vika to read?
            I don’t know how you are in ... it seems, as for me, OIL is a source of energy, electricity, steam, THIS PRODUCT is obtained as a result of using a primary source of energy ....
            About green fuel .... it is a source of energy, but it is small and expensive, a PR project, nothing more. The economic value is zero integers, figs tenths.
            Steam is used in the process of generating electricity, for heating and ... where it is profitable, efficient, justified! For direct conversion to mechanical action ... is not rational.
          2. orionvitt
            orionvitt 14 May 2020 13: 42 New
            +2
            Quote: NEXUS
            А пар,электричество,"зеленое" топливо совсем никак?

            Of course, that is not clear. Why rack their brains if the electricity is extracted from a power outlet, steam from a boiler pipe, and milk is supplied not by cows, but by supermarkets, and already in tetrapacks. laughing
          3. Albert1988
            Albert1988 14 May 2020 16: 10 New
            0
            Quote: NEXUS
            пар,электричество,"зеленое" топливо совсем никак?

            No way - the first is not everywhere, electricity - if you are talking about electric cars - it’s expensive and it’s another task to dispose of batteries, but biofuel is too expensive ...
      2. Albert1988
        Albert1988 14 May 2020 11: 15 New
        +5
        Quote: NEXUS
        For example, finally seriously engage in alternative energy sources.

        Тем более, что мы мировой лидер в области атомной энергетики... Так что и сильно "альтернативных источников" придумывать особо не надо...
      3. Mihail2019
        Mihail2019 14 May 2020 18: 58 New
        0
        Что то я не замечал такого понимания в поздней Российской Империи. И не замечаю у наших нынешних "дефективных" менеджерах..
        Somehow they sharply lose in effectiveness among people who acted in the USSR in the 40s and 60s of the last century.
    2. novel66
      novel66 14 May 2020 10: 31 New
      +2
      like that - bring camels !!! Hello my friend, hi Long time no see!
      1. Hunter 2
        Hunter 2 14 May 2020 10: 41 New
        -1
        Quote: novel xnumx
        like that - bring camels !!! Hello my friend, hi Long time no see!

        Greetings Roma hi ! And where to get so many camels? request Send Sechin with Novak - take them (camels) from the Saudis ??? belay
        1. novel66
          novel66 14 May 2020 10: 43 New
          +5
          well, or take away the Saudis from camels, and let them master the permafrost, there is oil too lol
        2. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar 14 May 2020 15: 05 New
          -1
          Quote: Hunter 2

          Greetings Roma hi ! And where to get so many camels? request Send Sechin with Novak - take them (camels) from the Saudis ??? belay

          I am glad to see bored retirees, demobilized reservists and caring graduates of military departments on the forum! hi
          Better to have camels and pay girls to keep animals fellow
    3. halpat
      halpat 14 May 2020 12: 34 New
      0
      Quote: Hunter 2
      With the Saudis, everything is clear - the oil will run out, jumped onto the camels and roam again.
      And to us, what to do with such an increase in industry? Well, at least the military-industrial complex is pulling something!

      they took sledges, harnessed the dogs and went along the taiga / tundra.
      In winter, living in an igloo is being built quickly, environmentally friendly and so on.
      :))
    4. Grandfather
      Grandfather 14 May 2020 17: 48 New
      -2
      Quote: Hunter 2
      And to us, what to do with such an increase in industry? Well, at least the military-industrial complex is pulling something!

      Does the whole economy mean war? like the United States in the case of kipish (well, there is a great depression and other subsequent garbage ..? and cho, everyone will have work, both in the rear and at the front ...
  3. Kamchatsky
    Kamchatsky 14 May 2020 10: 33 New
    +1
    Quote: Volodin
    But kings suddenly become very interested in the opinion of the people, if the doors of their palaces are knocked with butts.

    So there is no one to knock butts, in the case of a sheher the Bedouins will scatter in the desert - look for winds in ... the desert.
    1. Sergej1972
      Sergej1972 14 May 2020 11: 00 New
      +5
      They will not return to their previous way of life. For the most part, urban residents. And the population is already so large that nomadic camel husbandry will feed a small part of the population.
      1. orionvitt
        orionvitt 14 May 2020 13: 50 New
        +1
        Quote: Sergej1972
        They will not return to their previous lifestyle

        Что то у меня за них голова как то не сильно болит. Даже хочется поёрничать. Саудиты думали, что они самые умные, сидят на нефти и так будет вечно. От осознания собственного "величия", перессорились со всеми соседями. Вот только в их богатстве, собственной заслуги ноль. Всё в этом мире временно, быстро пришло, быстро уйдёт. Кое кому, теперь придётся работать, а они к этому не приучены. Причём генетически.
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 14 May 2020 10: 36 New
    +5
    The course of the Western press on information pressure in relation to Saudi Arabia is traced
    Долой короля! "Пролетарии" всех стран соединяйтесь! Интересно было бы посмотреть на результаты "цветной революции" инспирированной западом. Чьи в итоге головы попадут под меч палача? Неужели монаршие? Почему-то большие сомнения одолевают.
    1. Rusticolus
      Rusticolus 14 May 2020 12: 00 New
      +1
      But who cares about royal heads when such a tidbit of foreign oil is at stake. They will democratize by the most for nothing. Nothing personal, it's only business.
  5. aszzz888
    aszzz888 14 May 2020 10: 36 New
    +3
    And if earlier in Saudi Arabia the prices for natural gas, gasoline, desalinated water were “ridiculous” (by the standards of income of subjects)
    There is nothing permanent in the World, everything changes once, and the Saudis are no exception. We lived richly - now let them try to live differently.
  6. rocket757
    rocket757 14 May 2020 10: 36 New
    +3
    He listened to the opinion of an expert, from ours, he argued that the Saudis have many opportunities for financial maneuvers and they .... will withstand a difficult period without serious disasters within the country ??? Maybe he studied, relied on knowledge of the previous monarch? Because the current ..... okay, let's look at the results, without guessing, premature conclusions.
    1. Sergej1972
      Sergej1972 14 May 2020 11: 01 New
      +3
      One gets the feeling that there is no longer ruled by the current king, but his crown prince. Which, incidentally, has an official deputy.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 14 May 2020 11: 14 New
        0
        Это да, принц там развернулся, куролесит вовсю! По любому, кто и как там, это их внутренние дела, сами должны разбиться .... но вовне они тоже на куролесили не по детски! Могут и внешние игроки "заботу" проявить.
        1. Grandfather
          Grandfather 14 May 2020 17: 50 New
          -2
          Quote: rocket757
          Wow, the prince turned there, swagger with might and main!

          well ... ours is not a prince, but he is foolish ...
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 14 May 2020 18: 23 New
            0
            We ourselves have chosen, and we will .....
            1. Grandfather
              Grandfather 14 May 2020 19: 09 New
              0
              Quote: rocket757
              We ourselves have chosen, and we will .....

              or we or us.
              1. cost
                cost 14 May 2020 20: 21 New
                +1
                In the West, write about the "new" Saudi Arabia

                Called the Saudi Crash? winked
              2. rocket757
                rocket757 14 May 2020 21: 40 New
                0
                Us, of course, all of us! Until we all put our brains together and decide, finally, that the country is WE ......
  7. 2 Level Advisor
    2 Level Advisor 14 May 2020 10: 54 New
    0
    Any country that has a commodity economy should understand that today it is a KSA, and tomorrow Venezuela .. especially if it builds a lot of itself ..
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather 14 May 2020 19: 12 New
      +1
      Quote: 2 level advisor
      Any country that has a commodity economy should understand that today it is a KSA, and tomorrow Venezuela .. especially if it builds a lot of itself ..

      about us ...? well, yes, so ...
  8. Sayan
    Sayan 14 May 2020 11: 00 New
    +2
    Nuuu, apparently the Saudi royal boshkoruba work will increase fellow
  9. Roman123567
    Roman123567 14 May 2020 11: 09 New
    -6
    In the West, they write about the "new" Saudi Arabia - with increasing dissatisfaction with the king’s policies

    В "новой" России тоже рост недовольства политикой царя..

    Saudi Arabia itself is to blame for the crisis that is now plaguing its economy.

    Russia, too, is to blame for the crisis that is now plaguing its economy.

    We are talking about the decision of the Saudi monarchy to revise tax legislation in the direction of raising tax rates. VAT increased from 5 percent to 15.


    In Russia, VAT has long been raised from 18 to 20 ..

    prices for natural gas, gasoline, desalinated water, now they are rushing to the global average.


    In Russia, gas has long been more expensive, in many surrounding states ..

    subjects now publish portraits of King Abdullah, the predecessor of the current monarch Salman, on Twitter and other social networks.


    In Russia, portraits of Stalin have been published for a long time ..

    It is noted that this is "a signal to the current monarch that his predecessor cared for the people of the country more and better."

    Abstracting in the Russian Federation and Stalin-it is difficult not to agree

    That is, there is an increase in dissatisfaction with the king’s policies.


    We have a king ..

    people in the country want change for the better, but for now in Saudi Arabia everything is going to deepen differentiation.


    And again - similarly ..

    As you can see, there are not so many differences between us ..

    Is it possible that while our pensioners drag bucket on the hump for watering and seedling seedlings, so that in the summer there was something to stand for days on the market, the Saudis, at this time, are puzzled how much gasoline can now be poured into a roll-royce ..
    If you do not pay attention to such trifles, I think what is happening can safely be called our grandfather ..
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather 14 May 2020 19: 13 New
      -2
      Quote: Roman123567
      If you do not pay attention to such trifles, I think what is happening can safely be called our grandfather ..

      stand up ..
  10. vavilon
    vavilon 14 May 2020 11: 21 New
    -1
    Yes !!! apparently, their allies are preparing for the “dermocrisation” of the Saudis,
    And the oil-dollar paradise that our pro-Western liberals love to set as an example when comparing living standards
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather 14 May 2020 19: 14 New
      -1
      Quote: vavilon
      Yes !!! apparently, their allies are preparing for the “dermocrisation” of the Saudis,

      and that would be nice, in a strategic plan.
  11. Warrior MorePhoto
    Warrior MorePhoto 14 May 2020 11: 31 New
    -1
    Give the orange revolution? repeat tongue
  12. sabakina
    sabakina 14 May 2020 11: 39 New
    +1
    in the meantime, in Saudi Arabia, everything is going to deepen differentiation.

  13. kriten
    kriten 14 May 2020 11: 40 New
    0
    They need a mess, and on such a scale that they would move from Maybach to camels.
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather 14 May 2020 19: 15 New
      0
      Quote: kriten
      They need a mess, and on such a scale that they would move from Maybach to camels.

      camels, also among the rich ...
  14. bars1
    bars1 14 May 2020 11: 48 New
    0
    For a long time there had to be a proletarian revolution and the overthrow of the medieval anachronism - the monarchy!
    1. alone
      alone 14 May 2020 12: 01 New
      +3
      Quote: bars1
      For a long time there had to be a proletarian revolution and the overthrow of the medieval anachronism - the monarchy!

      It doesn’t work out .. It takes the Monarch and resets to zero .. and that's it .. the whole revolution is empty wassat
    2. Grandfather
      Grandfather 14 May 2020 19: 19 New
      0
      Quote: bars1
      For a long time there had to be a proletarian revolution and the overthrow of the medieval anachronism - the monarchy!

      Grandfather Lenin, rested prematurely, and it would have been possible, the World Revolution, and would have freed all the oppressed, and ...
  15. Rusticolus
    Rusticolus 14 May 2020 11: 55 New
    -1
    Well that's it, kirdyk to the Arabian kingdom. If all sorts of IMF and Forbes began to count money in the pocket of another state, then wait for color revolutions, and even democratic bombing. Looks like the monarchy has delayed the payment of another tribute to world money lenders. Now moneylenders from the monarchs and their subjects last tear off, in a place with leather.
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather 14 May 2020 19: 22 New
      +1
      Quote: Rusticolus
      Well that's it, kirdyk to the Arabian kingdom.
      Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
      and lived before us, and will survive us ...
  16. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 14 May 2020 12: 31 New
    0
    It is stated that people in the country want a change for the better

    Ну да, ну да. Бойтесь своих желаний, ибо они могут исполнится. Исполнилось же желание "залить" мир дешёвой нефтью...
    1. Roman123567
      Roman123567 14 May 2020 13: 52 New
      -4
      Anyone who wanted this is unlikely to be very upset now ..
      And such as Salman or Putin, cheap oil only dreamed in terrible dreams ..
      Собственно, одни только мантры, что "Мировая экономика рухнет в случае сохранения цены на нефть на уровне 80 долларов" говорит о многом..
    2. Grandfather
      Grandfather 14 May 2020 19: 24 New
      -1
      Quote: Vasyan1971
      It is stated that people in the country want a change for the better

      Ну да, ну да. Бойтесь своих желаний, ибо они могут исполнится. Исполнилось же желание "залить" мир дешёвой нефтью...

      But the truth ... I remember this. dumped into the ocean.
  17. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 14 May 2020 17: 49 New
    +1
    The policy of the king has deteriorated, bring another king?))
    Sounds familiar ...

    In general, this crisis is indicative for the Saudis - this means that they can do nothing but sell their resources.
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather 14 May 2020 19: 24 New
      -2
      Quote: Lord of the Sith
      means that they can do nothing but sell their resources.
      Reply

      somehow familiar ...
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  18. Mihail2019
    Mihail2019 14 May 2020 18: 32 New
    +1
    Писец! 60 лет назад эти "короли" верблюдам хвосты крутили в пустыне..
    А сейчас все на них смотрят - "что же они сделают?!"
    Yes, what they are ordered from across the ocean will do!
    Они такие же "короли", как бродячий кот - "король" на ближайшей помойке..
    Tailed camels ..
    No science! No production! Not your own education! Religion - and that reception!
    80 years ago - the feudal tribal system!
    Сейчас - типа "королевство"!
    Как мозгами и понятиями были "темным" средневековьем, так и остались. Бабла им только позволили иметь достаточно для потехи самолюбия - и все!