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Hariri Mystery

Has Lebanese PM Hariri/ Lost interest in power, grown wiri?/ Or is he a victim/ Of Saudis who trictim?/ Perhaps a more plausible thiri./// http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/saad-al-hariri-saudi-arabia-lebanese-pm-held-hostage-future-movement-accusation-iran-crisis-a8047411.html Has Lebanese PM HaririLost interest in power, grown wiri?Or is he a victimOf Saudis who … Continue reading

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Short Shrift

The Saudis are on the alert/ For anything apt to subvert/ How girls are repressed/ Which means an arrest/ For wearing a threatening skirt./// https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/18/saudi-arabia-video-of-indecently-dressed-woman-at-heritage-site-prompts-investigation The Saudis are on the alertFor anything apt to subvertHow girls are repressedWhich means an … Continue reading

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Howdy Saudi

United States President Trump,/ An Islamophobe on the stump,/ Has gone off to Saudi/ To smile and say howdy/ And kiss the odd oil-rich rump./// http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-arms-deal-saudi-arabia-110-billion-911-terrorism-international-law-war-crimes-a7747076.html United States President Trump,An Islamophobe on the stump,Has gone off to SaudiTo smile and … Continue reading

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Blogger-Floggers

An old theocratic regime/ Where fear of dissent reigns supreme/ Has publicly flogged/ A fellow who blogged/ Which some may find rather extreme./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-30744693 An old theocratic regime Where fear of dissent reigns supreme Has publicly flogged A fellow who blogged Which some may … Continue reading

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Too Hot for the Desert

There was a young man from Dubai, A quite irresistible guy, Deported from Saudi For not being dowdy, So women can’t give him the eye. ///http://jezebel.com/meet-the-man-who-was-deported-from-saudi-arabia-for-bei-480273484 https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/327697256134369280

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Never Mind the Recession – It’s the Saudi Succession

The death of Prince Nayef al-Saud/ Has cast a political cloud/ In terms of succession/ I get the impression/ The claimants form rather a crowd. //// http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/17/saudi-succession-heir-nayef-dies?newsfeed=true

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Howdy Saudi

So Cameron meets King Abdullah/To make UK-Saudi links fuller/Never mind human rights/When you have in your sights/Lotsa Saudi Arabian moola. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jan/13/david-cameron-saudi-arabia-ties?newsfeed=true

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Plot or not?

An American born in Iran/Is accused of concocting a plan/To kill an ambassador/But mates say he’s placider/Than your normal jihadi hit man. http://english.aljazeera.net/video/americas/2011/10/20111015115514112836.html

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Driving Reign

A woman from #Saudi, Shaimaa/Was arrested for driving her car/She was to be lashed/But, somewhat abashed/The King said that’s going too far. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/sep/29/saudi-woman-lashing-king-abdullah

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