The Saudi King Just Confirmed He’s Terrified Of Revolution

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
By Paul Martin

Joe Weisenthal
BusinessInsider.com
Feb. 23, 2011

Saudi King Abdullah just confirmed he’s terrified of revolution in the kingdom.

According to reports, he’s introduced a slew of new reform measures, basically centered around giving more money away to the poor.

Al-Arabiya tweeted out the full list of new benefits, which include:

A $10.6 billion increase to the housing fund.
Full unemployment benefits for a full year.
A greater investment in various sports and literary clubs.
A 15% pay hike for various salaries.
The moves come after the King spent time in Morocco for health reasons.

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