Sejarah Saudi Arabia (1774-2004)

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Informasi di bawah ini adalah ringkasan dari dokumenter House of Saud oleh PBS Frontline. PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) adalah penyiar publik televisi non-komersial yang didanai oleh rakyat Amerika.

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Pendiri Wahabisme dan Keluarga Suku Al Saud

Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab, pendiri “Wahhabisme,” bentuk Islam yang keras, tiba di negara bagian tengah Najd di Arab pada tahun 1744 untuk mengumumkan pengembalian ke Islam yang “murni”. Dia mencari perlindungan dari amir setempat, Muhammad ibn Saud, kepala keluarga suku Al Saud, dan mereka membuat kesepakatan. Al Saud akan mendukung bentuk keras Islam al-Wahhab dan sebagai imbalannya, Al Saud akan mendapatkan legitimasi politik dan uang pajak dari pengikut al-Wahhab.

Saudi Arabia adalah tempat suku-suku yang berperang satu sama lain. Tidak ada persatuan di antara kelompok-kelompok itu.

Saudi pada tahun 1900

Di antara para pengembara, syekh dan amir adalah keluarga Al Saud.

Abdul Aziz ibn Al Saud ingin menyatukan suku-suku.

Abdul Aziz ibn Al Saud
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History of Saudi Arabia (1774-2004)

The information below is a summary of the PBS Frontline documentary House of Saud. PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) is a non-commercial free-to-air television public broadcaster funded by the American people.

The information presented below is for educational and comparative purposes. None of it is personal opinion.

The Founder of Wahhabism and the Al Saud Tribal Family

Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab, founder of “Wahhabism,” an austere form of Islam, arrives in the central Arabian state of Najd in 1744 preaching a return to “pure” Islam. He seeks protection from the local emir, Muhammad ibn Saud, head of the Al Saud tribal family, and they cut a deal. The Al Saud will endorse al-Wahhab’s austere form of Islam and in return, the Al Saud will get political legitimacy and regular tithes from al-Wahhab’s followers. 

Arabia was a place of warring tribes. There was no unity among the groups.

Arabia in 1900

Among the nomads, sheikhs and emirs was the family of Al Saud.

Abdul Aziz ibn Al Saud wanted to unite the tribes.

Abdul Aziz ibn Al Saud
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Fasting to Cure Diabetes, Hypertension, Cancer, Arthritis and Other Diseases

Apparently, fasting for 2 to 3 weeks while only drinking water can oftentimes permanently cure diseases like diabetes, hypertension and rheumatoid arthritis. It can also expedite the curing of cancer and other diseases. You basically starve the cells causing the disease. This extreme type of fasting must be done in a supervised environment with doctors checking your health periodically.

Some water fasting clinics include

Watch the full 1-hour documentary at

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The New Rulers of the World

In order to examine the true effects of globalization, Pilger turns the spotlight on Indonesia, a country described by the World Bank as a model pupil until its globalized economy collapsed in 1998. The film examines the use of sweatshop factories by famous brand names, and asks some penetrating questions. Who are the real beneficiaries of the globalized economy?

Who really rules the world now? Is it governments or a handful of huge companies? The Ford Motor Company alone is bigger than the economy of South Africa. Enormously rich men, like Bill Gates, have a wealth greater than all of Africa. Pilger goes behind the hype of the new global economy and reveals that the divisions between the rich and poor have never been greater — two thirds of the world’s children live in poverty — and the gulf is widening like never before.

The film looks at the new rulers of the world — the great multinationals and the governments and institutions that back them — the IMF and the World Bank. Under IMF rules, millions of people throughout the world lose their jobs and livelihood. The reality behind much of modern shopping and the famous brands is a sweatshop economy, which is being duplicated in country after country.

The film travels to Indonesia and Washington, asking challenging questions seldom raised in the mainstream media and exposing the scandal of globalization, including revealing interviews with top officials of the World Bank and the IMF. (Excerpt from
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Documentary: The Retirement Gamble

Interesting documentary. A must see! Is it better to invest in indexes instead of individual funds?

Watch The Retirement Gamble on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE.


And here’s a nice explanation of how much your managed investment fees can cost you.

Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead [Documentary]

Now here’s a very inspirational documentary that makes a lot of sense. Another must watch video by all Americans and whoever is overweight! If you want to lose weight as easy as possible, this is probably your best bet. It involves detoxing yourself by going on a “juice fast” in which you consume nothing but vegetable and fruit juice. No solid foods.

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Documentary: Last Train Home

Interesting documentary on how crazy it is for millions of Chinese people to take the train home back to their villages for the Chinese New Year and a look at their living conditions and lifestyle.


Watch the full documentary at

Global Economic Crisis

By now, many of you have probably noticed that the economic crisis that started back in 2008 isn’t over and doesn’t seem to be ending any time soon. Furthermore, demonstrations are taking place more and  more all around the world. Corrupt governments all over the Middle East are being toppled. If you haven’t already done so, I highly suggest you watch some or all of the following videos to learn the real cause of the economic meltdown the world is going through. The more informed you are, the better we can be at preventing governments and Wall Street from letting it happen again.