The BBC has an interesting report about the prospect of Oman turning into the next Egypt.
LM has already expressed my view about the corrupt western puppet Sultan Qaboos however, what is not well known is that a desperate economic package is secretly being organised by Saudi and Kuwait to prevent further protests in Oman spiralling like a domino into their backyard.
In Oman, following the violent disturbances in the Industrial city of Sohar the immediate reaction from Qaboos was to pathetically try and bribe his people with offers of jobs, money and a minor reshuffle. Why will the Sultan not listen to his people and legitimate peaceful demands from the likes of leading youth protester Khaled Maqbuli.
These absolute monarchs and tyrants just don't get it. Yes of course jobs and economic prosperity is one demand from the protesters however, fundamentally they will not be won over by just financial blackmail because the ultimate demand is also political reform.