With its skyrocketing birth rates, falling per capita income, high rates of unemployed malcontents, and its wacky Wahhabi ideology (a strict Wahhabi believes the world is flat), Saudi Arabia is a powder keg
waiting to detonate.
Dragging Blondie's bass lines and The Rapture's riffs to a place where ska is tartanised, Franz Ferdinand want to spark the powder keg
of today's low power charts.
The Middle East, a powder keg
for generations, seems, as of this writing, to be into a downward spiral that will maintain this volatility for yet another generation.
The resulting powder keg
exploded when lightning from summer thunderstorms provided the sparks.
In October's "Risk Reporter," I wrote that "the labor force of the twenty-first century is a potential powder keg
for discrimination suits" and followed it with a bunch of facts and figures to prove that rather bold statement.
Freeing the slaves may seem a no-brainer, but it was a political powder keg
The Middle East is a powder keg
, and its readiness to explode has been increased through Israel's nuclear arsenal, which it gained through the help of the great powers, especially the United States.
Deftly stitched into nine rich minutes exploring the seductive and subversive possibilities of dance as social ritual and political powder keg
are Ondaatje's allusive and densely layered writing, McKellar's penetrating view of the comic possibilities of social life and McDonald's visually playful film sense.
In Yugoslavia, there was intense competition between Emir Kusturica's "Black Cat, White Cat" and Goran Paskaljevic's "The Powder Keg
And, unlike big companies, they don't have as many options to deal this powder keg
of debt they're sitting on that's one of the residues of this terrible recession the whole country has gone through.
There are so many entrances that it's like a powder keg
This deal is likely to trigger an arms race in the region, which is already sitting on a powder keg
He blamed poor infrastructure for allowing the US subprime mortgage crisis to "light a powder keg
under UK markets, triggering the worst recession in our lifetimes".
In a rare interview with Western media in Damascus, Assad told French newspaper Le Figaro that the Middle East is a powder keg
, and the fuse is getting shorter.
At the moment, because of the political and economic situation, they are living in a powder keg