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.
Posted by Stuff that matters, stuff that don't at 15:38