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

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 14 May 2020 10: 18 New
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    "In the West, they write about the" new "Saudi Arabia - with increasing dissatisfaction with the king’s policies."

    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 14 May 2020 10: 24 New
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      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.

      That is the point. But kings suddenly become very interested in the opinion of the people, if the doors of their palaces are knocked with butts. Judging by the information wave of the West, they are ready to help the Saudi people "democratize" there. While assessing the risks to themselves
      1. Insurgent 14 May 2020 10: 31 New
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        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 14 May 2020 12: 34 New
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          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 14 May 2020 17: 44 New
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            Quote: Stas157
            Vladimir Putin, well done,
            Politician, leader and fighter!

            wherever you look, solid ... n ... holiday ... yes
      2. Sergej1972 14 May 2020 10: 57 New
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        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 14 May 2020 11: 20 New
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          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 14 May 2020 12: 27 New
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            I agree. And the relationship between them is complicated.
      3. Grandfather 14 May 2020 17: 43 New
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        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 14 May 2020 11: 33 New
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      So then do not complain about the Ipatiev houses, where they are shot. negative stop
    3. Civil 14 May 2020 11: 43 New
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      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 14 May 2020 11: 56 New
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      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 14 May 2020 13: 04 New
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        Persuaded .. even sit for 50 years at the throne and do whatever they want ...
    5. iouris 14 May 2020 12: 04 New
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      Quote: Doccor18
      "In the West they write

      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 14 May 2020 12: 31 New
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      They relied only on oil without even trying to invest in other areas.
      1. iouris 14 May 2020 16: 31 New
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        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 14 May 2020 19: 40 New
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        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 14 May 2020 10: 18 New
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    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 14 May 2020 10: 25 New
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      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 14 May 2020 10: 39 New
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        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 14 May 2020 10: 42 New
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          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?

          Is the sun and wind the only alternative your imagination has reached? But steam, electricity, green fuel in any way? By the way, at the expense of steam and electricity ... the start of ICE, electric vehicles and steam engines then started almost at the same time.
          And they drove into our heads that the same steam is an anachronism. You google the topic of steam technology, very surprised.
          1. rocket757 14 May 2020 11: 02 New
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            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 14 May 2020 13: 42 New
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            Quote: NEXUS
            But steam, electricity, green fuel in any way?

            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 14 May 2020 16: 10 New
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            Quote: NEXUS
            steam, electricity, green fuel in any way?

            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 14 May 2020 11: 15 New
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        Quote: NEXUS
        For example, finally seriously engage in alternative energy sources.

        Moreover, we are a world leader in the field of nuclear energy ... So, you don’t really need to think up strongly “alternative sources” ...
      3. Mihail2019 14 May 2020 18: 58 New
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        Something I did not notice such an understanding in the late Russian Empire. And I don’t notice at our current "defective" managers ..
        Somehow they sharply lose in effectiveness among people who acted in the USSR in the 40s and 60s of the last century.
    2. novel66 14 May 2020 10: 31 New
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      like that - bring camels !!! Hello my friend, hi Long time no see!
      1. Hunter 2 14 May 2020 10: 41 New
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        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 14 May 2020 10: 43 New
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          well, or take away the Saudis from camels, and let them master the permafrost, there is oil too lol
        2. Krasnodar 14 May 2020 15: 05 New
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          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 14 May 2020 12: 34 New
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      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 14 May 2020 17: 48 New
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      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 14 May 2020 10: 33 New
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    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 14 May 2020 11: 00 New
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      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 14 May 2020 13: 50 New
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        They will not return to their previous lifestyle

        Something I have a head for them somehow does not hurt much. I even want to fuss. The Saudis thought they were the smartest, sitting on oil and it will be like this forever. From the realization of their own "greatness", they quarreled with all the neighbors. That's only in their wealth, their own merit zero. Everything in this world is temporarily, quickly come, quickly leave. Someone now has to work, but they are not accustomed to this. And genetically.
  4. rotmistr60 14 May 2020 10: 36 New
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    The course of the Western press on information pressure in relation to Saudi Arabia is traced
    Down with the king! "Proletarians" of all countries unite! It would be interesting to look at the results of the "color revolution" inspired by the West. Whose head will fall under the executioner's sword? Really monarchs? For some reason, big doubts prevail.
    1. Rusticolus 14 May 2020 12: 00 New
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      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 14 May 2020 10: 36 New
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    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 14 May 2020 10: 36 New
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    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 14 May 2020 11: 01 New
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      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 14 May 2020 11: 14 New
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        Wow, the prince turned there, swagger with might and main! For anyone who and how there, these are their internal affairs, they themselves must break up .... but outside, they, too, were not childish! External players can also show "concern".
        1. Grandfather 14 May 2020 17: 50 New
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          Quote: rocket757
          Wow, the prince turned there, swagger with might and main!

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

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

                Called the Saudi Crash? winked
              2. rocket757 14 May 2020 21: 40 New
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                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 14 May 2020 10: 54 New
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    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 14 May 2020 19: 12 New
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      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 14 May 2020 11: 00 New
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    Nuuu, apparently the Saudi royal boshkoruba work will increase fellow
  9. Roman123567 14 May 2020 11: 09 New
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    In the West, they write about the "new" Saudi Arabia - with increasing dissatisfaction with the king’s policies

    In the "new" Russia there is also an increase in dissatisfaction with the tsar’s policies ..

    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 14 May 2020 19: 13 New
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      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 14 May 2020 11: 21 New
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    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 14 May 2020 19: 14 New
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      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 14 May 2020 11: 31 New
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    Give the orange revolution? repeat tongue
  12. sabakina 14 May 2020 11: 39 New
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    in the meantime, in Saudi Arabia, everything is going to deepen differentiation.

  13. kriten 14 May 2020 11: 40 New
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    They need a mess, and on such a scale that they would move from Maybach to camels.
    1. Grandfather 14 May 2020 19: 15 New
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      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 14 May 2020 11: 48 New
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    For a long time there had to be a proletarian revolution and the overthrow of the medieval anachronism - the monarchy!
    1. alone 14 May 2020 12: 01 New
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      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 14 May 2020 19: 19 New
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      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 14 May 2020 11: 55 New
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    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 14 May 2020 19: 22 New
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      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 14 May 2020 12: 31 New
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    It is stated that people in the country want a change for the better

    Yes Yes. Be afraid of your desires, for they may come true. The desire to "fill" the world with cheap oil was fulfilled ...
    1. Roman123567 14 May 2020 13: 52 New
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      Anyone who wanted this is unlikely to be very upset now ..
      And such as Salman or Putin, cheap oil only dreamed in terrible dreams ..
      Actually, only the mantra that "the world economy will collapse if oil prices remain at $ 80" says a lot ..
    2. Grandfather 14 May 2020 19: 24 New
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      Quote: Vasyan1971
      It is stated that people in the country want a change for the better

      Yes Yes. Be afraid of your desires, for they may come true. The desire to "fill" the world with cheap oil was fulfilled ...

      But the truth ... I remember this. dumped into the ocean.
  17. Lord of the Sith 14 May 2020 17: 49 New
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    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 14 May 2020 19: 24 New
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      Quote: Lord of the Sith
      means that they can do nothing but sell their resources.
      Reply

      somehow familiar ...
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  18. Mihail2019 14 May 2020 18: 32 New
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    Scribe! 60 years ago, these “kings" camel tails twisted in the desert ..
    And now everyone is looking at them - "what will they do ?!"
    Yes, what they are ordered from across the ocean will do!
    They are the same "kings" as a stray cat - the "king" in the nearest garbage dump ..
    Tailed camels ..
    No science! No production! Not your own education! Religion - and that reception!
    80 years ago - the feudal tribal system!
    Now - like a "kingdom"!
    As brains and concepts were the "dark" Middle Ages, they remained. Dough they were only allowed to have enough for the fun of pride - and that's it!