Saudi Arabia king offers $150BN for facebook

Discussion in 'Wall St. News' started by misterno, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. It's funnier knowing that the competition (other traders) believe this crap.

    The Tehran Times ??? That's quite a reputable source. :D
    #21     Mar 5, 2011
  2. This is not the REAL story...

    The Real Story is that the King Offered to Adopt Zuck and make him the heir apparent as a buyout...

    I know because i was there and i speak and write Farce fluently... !!
    #22     Mar 5, 2011
  3. Even though this is a joke, I think the recent events proved social media specifically facebook is a lot more powerful than bombs and armies in this day and age.

    I would be very surprised if the intelligence communities around the world isnt having some sort of discussion on how to control/hack it.

    Imagine if facebook is controlled by our government, they could force regime changes without firing 1 bullet or spend 1 dollar.

    It will only become more powerful as we move forward.
    #23     Mar 5, 2011
  4. Illum


    They will eat themselves alive. Best to just leave them alone and reduce our oil use. They are not capable of self rule and their angry religion will keep them at each others throats. They will have an endless revolution until another dictator puts them in their place.

    I'd think out of all of them, the Persians are capable to join humanity in the the 21st century, if they can beat off the arab rule and muslim religion.
    #24     Mar 5, 2011
  5. How much Saudi king will offer for elitetrader and other countless forums? They have more information than facebook and twitter.
    #25     Mar 5, 2011
  6. Report: Saudi Facebook activist planning protest shot dead

    Riyadh/Cairo - Saudi activists alleged Wednesday that state security shot dead a leading online activist, who was calling for a 'Day of Rage' on March 11 in the oil-rich kingdom.

    Faisal Ahmed Abdul-Ahadwas, 27, was believed to be one of the main administrators of a Facebook group that is calling for protests similar to that have swept North Africa and the Middle East.

    The Facebook group, which has over 17,000 members, is calling for nationwide protests and reforms, including that governors and members of the upper house of parliament be elected, the release of political prisoners, greater employment, and greater freedoms.

    Online activists said they believe Abdul-Ahadwas was killed by state security and that his body was taken by authorities to 'hide evidence of the crime.'

    They argued he was killed because of 'his commitment to a better future for his country
    #26     Mar 5, 2011
  7. Saudis mobilise thousands of troops to quell growing revolt

    Saudi Arabia was yesterday drafting up to 10,000 security personnel into its north-eastern Shia Muslim provinces, clogging the highways into Dammam and other cities with busloads of troops in fear of next week's "day of rage" by what is now called the "Hunayn Revolution".

    Saudi Arabia's worst nightmare – the arrival of the new Arab awakening of rebellion and insurrection in the kingdom – is now casting its long shadow over the House of Saud. Provoked by the Shia majority uprising in the neighbouring Sunni-dominated island of Bahrain, where protesters are calling for the overthrow of the ruling al-Khalifa family, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia is widely reported to have told the Bahraini authorities that if they do not crush their Shia revolt, his own forces will.

    The opposition is expecting at least 20,000 Saudis to gather in Riyadh and in the Shia Muslim provinces of the north-east of the country in six days, to demand an end to corruption and, if necessary, the overthrow of the House of Saud. Saudi security forces have deployed troops and armed police across the Qatif area – where most of Saudi Arabia's Shia Muslims live – and yesterday would-be protesters circulated photographs of armoured vehicles and buses of the state-security police on a highway near the port city of Dammam.

    If the Saudi royal family decides to use maximum violence against demonstrators, US President Barack Obama will be confronted by one of the most sensitive Middle East decisions of his administration. In Egypt, he only supported the demonstrators after the police used unrestrained firepower against protesters. But in Saudi Arabia – supposedly a "key ally" of the US and one of the world's principal oil producers – he will be loath to protect the innocent.
    #27     Mar 6, 2011
  8. For past some 20 years Osama bin laden has been seriously trying to overthrow the Saudi royal family. Osama will be the leader/commander for Saudi Arabia revolution. Osama was born in Saudi Arabia and he will die in Saudi Arabia.
    #28     Mar 6, 2011
  9. BigSalad


    #29     Mar 6, 2011

  10. Why don't you mediate a deal between Baron and the Saudi King , who knows Baron may give you a couple of Mils. as a bonus:D
    #30     Mar 6, 2011