Whilst all mainstream media eyes are on Russia and wishing and hoping for an economic collapse and default (a very laughable notion), over in Saudi Arabia the nation is in a genuine economic meltdown. Not that you would know it if your only source of news was the likes of the BBC or Washington Post. With the Saudi government having to borrowing 13% of GDP just to keep basic services running to prevent complete overthrow and with them refusing to unpeg their currency to the dollar (perhaps they’re not allowed to based on whatever secret deal they did at Bitter Lake?), workers are going unpaid for months on end. The result:
More video of workers' protest at Grand Mosque in Saudi's Mecca, prompted by non-payment of salaries for six months. pic.twitter.com/qaRj134Z4X
— Rori Donaghy (@roridonaghy) March 2, 2016
The BBC will not call your attention to this story as they would were the scenes in the above video to have happened in Moscow and not Mecca. They will not sneer in hysterics hoping the Saudi economy collapses (that would, of course, harm UK weapons industry), nor will they cheer for the regime to be overthrown; nevertheless, the fall of the House of Saud is nearer every day. I think, in fact, they may collapse before even the fracking industry.