Little Green Footballs refers to a UK Observer story about what's happening to Westerners working in Saudi Arabia.
According to the story the current unrest there all started with that girls school thing. The Observer says "Revolution is in the air. Demonstrators are taking to the streets. Bombs are planted in cars. And Westerners can only watch and hope they survive." (My emphasis)
They can also leave!!!! It's not like they're waiting to get citizenship or anything.