It should come as no surprise to anyone that Saudi Arabia a leading force against revolution in the Middle East. This reactionary regime continues to play a counter-productive role in the region, and quite possibly the world. Reports suggest that the Saudi regime was disappointed with Ben Ali for fleeing Tunisia in the face of the revolt and admonished him for not digging in and fighting back even more than he already did. Additionally, further reports suggest that the Saudi regime is angry with the US for not sufficiently supporting the Mubarak regime in its hour of need. And now the Saudis are sending in troops to reinforce the Bahraini dictatorship. This should be an important lesson to all observers of the region who want to see the end of the tyrannies that have long plagued the region; that the Saudi regime is a stalwart ally to dictators in the regime (i.e. Yemen, Bahrain, Oman, Jordan, etc.) and is a counter-revolutionary force and that Arabs cannot ignore this regime as they fight for revolution in their respective. countries In other words, the Saudi regime and its role in the region is a major obstacle to revolution and must be addressed.