Day Of Rage: Saudi Arabia In Veiled Threat To US

As the world braces itself for Saudi Arabia’s “day of rage” on Friday, which many fear could be the spark that sends oil prices soaring to beyond the $200 a barrel mark, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal issued a veiled threat to the United States, warning that the Kingdom was prepared to “cut foreign fingers” in the event of any outside interference.

The “day of rage” was been organized by Saudi youths using a Facebook page that has attracted over 17,000 members. A message posted on the page also called for a “Saudi Revolution” demanding democratic and political reform on March 20.

48 hours ahead of the first protest, Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal issued a stern message to outsiders who saw the demonstrations as an opportunity to advance geopolitical plans against the oil-rich country.

Claiming the protests violated, “The Koran and the way of the Prophet,” Faisal vowed that the Kingdom would “cut off” any accusing finger of foreign nations who condemned the government’s response to the Shiite protests, which is expected to be brutal.

“Faisal, who is the nephew of King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz, said Saudi Arabia “rejects any foreign interference in its internal affairs,” reports RIA Novosti.

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