An American author says the repressive regime of Al Saud is “doomed” despite efforts made by the United States to keep it “viable,” Press TV reports.
“I truly believe that the Saudi regime is doomed. It can happen any time. It can happen in years from now. One day this repressive regime will go,” said Stephen Lendman, writer and radio host from Chicago, in an interview with Press TV on Tuesday.
The American author added that the “regime in America will pull every stunt they can to keep this machine (Saudi regime) viable.”
“They will extend its life but in the end they will lose,” he said.
Lendman made the comments a few days after Saudi security forces in the town of Awamiyah killed an 18-year-old protester on July 13 during a demonstration held near a police station in support of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nemr al-Nemr, who was attacked, injured and arrested on July 8.
“What is going on now in Saudi Arabia is spreading,” Lendman stated.
Since February 2011, protesters have held demonstrations on an almost regular basis in Saudi Arabia, mainly in the Qatif region and Awamiyah in Eastern Province, primarily calling for the release of all political prisoners, freedom of expression and assembly, and an end to widespread discrimination.
However, the demonstrations have turned into protests against the Al Saud regime, especially since November 2011, when Saudi security forces killed five protesters and injured many others in Eastern Province.
Similar demonstrations have also been held in the capital, Riyadh, and the holy city of Medina over the past few weeks.
According to Human Rights Watch, the Saudi regime “routinely represses expression critical of the government.