The Saudi Arabia of Wind? – When this comment was first muted we just saw it as hyperbole. The Spin doctors were spinning out of control. Now we see that it has elements of truth. What is Saudi Arabia if not a totalitarian regime. Visitors are very restricted. Women are not even allowed to drive. It interferes, seemingly with impunity, in many other countries affairs. It was the birth place of Al Quaeda terrorism and one may question
that it may well support certain unsavoury elements. The ordinary people don’t see much of the wealth of their country but the landowners and ruling elite live lives way beyond our wildest dreams. Their leader lives in many mansions, furnished with gold, marble and the best silks. Private jets transport him in luxury throughout the world where he is fêted by world leaders and stays in the most luxurious hotels. No wonder Alex Salmond has aspirations to be like Saudi Arabia.