Wednesday, 2 March 2011

I'm not surprised people were protesting in Bahrain



Take a look, courtesy of Businessweek at a collection of screenshots from Google Earth. The software was blocked in Bahrain but annotated pictures from it were circulating in the country. They show the royal family's properties - huge mansions looking very fertile, and vast swathes of empty desert where people aren't allowed to build, next to the dense overcrowded cities.

The ruling elite have all the wealth, and aren't afraid to show it. Kind of like how the wealthy business owners in western society have all the money and such an influence on politics. I'd definitely be protesting.

32 comments:

  1. I would be right beside you. Unbelievable!

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  2. this is an outrage... and they don´t mind killing citizens in order to keep that wealth!

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  3. It's scary the level of corruption there.

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  4. nice. I wouldnt stand for it either. Oh wait i do.

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  5. I've had enough of these Arab strongmen and I think the people have too.

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  6. Im pretty sure this will spread to most, if not all of the muslim countries in north Africa and middle east where long-time rulers have controlled the countries with an iron fist.

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  7. i wish i was a ruling elite, ill be nice

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  8. the parallels between the u.s. and the middle east can be frightening

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  9. No wonder they are protesting! I hope their message gets across so people wake up!

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  10. I wish the pupil good loock for their revolution down there

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  11. Like the 19th Cebtury or something.

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  12. pretty crazy. No wonder their people are pissed

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  13. obviously they are afraid of showing it otherwise google earth would not be banned... and besides, its not much better in the west sadly.

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  14. People ruling countries nowadays...

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  15. It is so time for people in this world to stand up to the wealthy elite. It's so out of balance it's stupid.

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  16. It's like this every where. Just not as obvious.

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  17. I wish I lived in a huge mansion.

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  18. Much as I'd love to have a place that big myself it's wrong to do it like that!

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  19. yep...I wonder where is next... god help us if the saudi's follow suit

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  20. I can't see how people could do such things and not have shame...

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  21. Thanks for keeping me and my family in your thoughts bud. Sadly how you state us over here in the western world is so true. With a lack of public transportation infrastructure so many of us are wedded to our cars and with gas companies raping us daily its a never ending cycle. :<
    Weave watched fuel prices go up $0.30 in @ 1 week. Roughly 10% increase.

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  23. It's not all that different from where I live (Canada). It's just that people here don't see the rich people as much because they keep totally separate from the rest of the population.

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