EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Saudi Arabia preparing for “Day of Rage” tomorrow.


Click into the video to see the calm before the storm.

A day before protesters planned to take to the streets for an anti-government “Day of Rage” rally in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s capital- Saudi Arabian security forces broke up a rally in the eastern city of al-Qatif, 12 miles north of the Capitol.

Al-Mugaiteeb, president of the al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia- based Human Rights First Society, said a doctor who attended to the wounded told him that 3 people were injured at the rally, in the Shiite Muslim-dominated city.

Crude oil futures pared losses after it was reported that police in Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest oil exporter, opened fire to disperse protesters by using percussion bombs, followed by gunfire, which caused the crowds to flee.

U.S. officials said Saudi authorities used “less-than- lethal” means on protesters by firing rubber bullets.

Crude oil for April delivery declined to $102.93 a barrel.  Prices are up 25 percent from a year ago. Oil traded at about $101.50 before reports of the gunfire showing that the markets are incredibly sensitive to disruption in the Middle East.

Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes said on a conference call with reporters that the White House was aware of reports of firing in Saudi .

“What we have said to the Saudis and to all the people of the region is that we’re going to support a set of universal values in any country in the region,”  Rhodes said. “And that includes the right to peaceful assembly, to peaceful protest, to peaceful speech.”

Rhodes added, “And we’ll of course continue to closely monitor this particular situation, get as many facts as we can about exactly what transpired, since these reports are relatively recent.”

At a look at tomorrow, Protests are being formed in Saudi Arabia despite protests being outlawed in the kingdom.

In February, Saudi King Abdullah announced a number of reforms, such as pay raises and increased spending on social programs to appease protesters. Yet the protesters were not satisfied.

A ban on protests was enacted earlier by the government earlier this month.

On Thursday, human rights organization Amnesty International asked Saudi authorities to reverse the ban on peaceful protest in the kingdom.

“Instead of banning peaceful protests the Saudi Arabian authorities should address the need for major human rights reform in the country,” Philip Luther, deputy director of their Middle East and North Africa program, said.

To read the request to reverse the ban in full, please visit: http://www.amnestyusa.org/document.php?id=ENGUSA20110310002&lang=e

It is said that approximately 10,000 Saudi troops are ready to be deployed to crack down on any protests.

If today is any indicator of what tomorrow is going to bring, I suggest filling up your gas tanks NOW.

For if the Saudi uprising does occur Friday, and oil pipelines and distribution networks are disrupted, expert analysts are stating that oil prices will rise to $150 per barrel almost instantaneously, and $200 per barrel will shortly follow.

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