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http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/05/middleeast/middle-east-eventful-24-hours-analysis/index.html

http://www.latimes.com/world/middleeast/la-fg-saudi-arabia-billionaire-arrest-20171105-story.html

 

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1189021/saudi-arabia

 

"The list includes billionaire business magnate Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who owns 95% of Kingdom Holding, which holds stakes in global companies such as Citigroup, Twitter, Apple and News Corp."

 

This is the Prince the Great Instigator got into a peeing contest with on Twitter.  Kushner was just in SA very recently.

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How ironic that this happened during the "corruption crackdown"...

 

Saudi prince killed in helicopter crash near Yemen border

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-41881058

 

Yeah, that's the Arab News link.

 

IIRC, Salman is the first to name his son, not one of his brothers, as Crown Prince.  The new CP is said to be the driving force behind all this.  He's 32. 

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Obama banned the sale of precision-guided military technology to Saudi Arabia over "human rights concerns." The ban was overturned by the Trump administration's then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in March 2017.

 

Astonishing graphic from CNN, identifying civilian massacres in Yemen with the bomb makers - Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics. This should be standard in war reporting. Searing images. https://t.co/EZqkSsAri6

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American-made bombs in Yemen are killing civilians, destroying infrastructure and fueling anger at the U.S.

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/american-made-bombs-in-yemen-are-killing-civilians-destroying-infrastructure-and-fueling-anger-at-the-u-s


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And...

 

 

Edited by KJP

"Now you're not naive enough to think we're living in a democracy, are you Buddy? It's the free market. And you're a part of it." -- Gordon Gekko.

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"Now you're not naive enough to think we're living in a democracy, are you Buddy? It's the free market. And you're a part of it." -- Gordon Gekko.

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Ah, just another case of one or two rouge Saudi agents who took it too far and in no way represent the Saudi government. Sometimes they get confused by the peaceful messages of Wahhabism, but oh well, shit happens, god is great, women get to drive now, and Iran is the real enemy so let's talk about them some more instead. 

 

Open and shut case - next!

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/23/business/saudi-conference-khashoggi-killing.html

 

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Henry Biner, an executive at the Boston-based P/E Investments, said that Mr. Khashoggi’s killing was “horrendous” but that there were wars and atrocities occurring across the Middle East and that the situation should not necessarily deter business ties.

 

“One year from now, somebody is going to ask where the revenue is,” he said. “We’re not going to put our relationships on the line for this.

 


Very Stable Genius

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"Now you're not naive enough to think we're living in a democracy, are you Buddy? It's the free market. And you're a part of it." -- Gordon Gekko.

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"Now you're not naive enough to think we're living in a democracy, are you Buddy? It's the free market. And you're a part of it." -- Gordon Gekko.

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Baiting The Hook

 

The attack on Saudi oil facilities was not an attack on the USA and no American personnel were killed or wounded. Well, we are going to see if we can make sure that it doesn't happen again. Next time there will be a better chance of wounded or dead Americans, as Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said Friday the U.S. will send troops to the Middle East. The deployment is billed as being  in response to an attack last weekend on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, but officials offered few specifics about the scope of that response.

 

Trump will send troops to Middle East in response to attack on Saudi Arabia

https://www.yahoo.com/now/trump-send-troops-middle-east-230258543.html


"Now you're not naive enough to think we're living in a democracy, are you Buddy? It's the free market. And you're a part of it." -- Gordon Gekko.

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