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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


"Most of us have been conditioned to regard military combat as exciting and glamorous -- an opportunity for men to prove their competence and courage. Since armies are legal, we feel that war is acceptable; in general, nobody feels that that war is criminal or that accepting it is a criminal attitude. In fact, we have been brainwashed. War is neither glamorous nor attractive. It is monstrous. Its very nature is one of tragedy and suffering" --Dalai Lama

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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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"Most of us have been conditioned to regard military combat as exciting and glamorous -- an opportunity for men to prove their competence and courage. Since armies are legal, we feel that war is acceptable; in general, nobody feels that that war is criminal or that accepting it is a criminal attitude. In fact, we have been brainwashed. War is neither glamorous nor attractive. It is monstrous. Its very nature is one of tragedy and suffering" --Dalai Lama

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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


"Most of us have been conditioned to regard military combat as exciting and glamorous -- an opportunity for men to prove their competence and courage. Since armies are legal, we feel that war is acceptable; in general, nobody feels that that war is criminal or that accepting it is a criminal attitude. In fact, we have been brainwashed. War is neither glamorous nor attractive. It is monstrous. Its very nature is one of tragedy and suffering" --Dalai Lama

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And...

 

 

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"Most of us have been conditioned to regard military combat as exciting and glamorous -- an opportunity for men to prove their competence and courage. Since armies are legal, we feel that war is acceptable; in general, nobody feels that that war is criminal or that accepting it is a criminal attitude. In fact, we have been brainwashed. War is neither glamorous nor attractive. It is monstrous. Its very nature is one of tragedy and suffering" --Dalai Lama

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"Most of us have been conditioned to regard military combat as exciting and glamorous -- an opportunity for men to prove their competence and courage. Since armies are legal, we feel that war is acceptable; in general, nobody feels that that war is criminal or that accepting it is a criminal attitude. In fact, we have been brainwashed. War is neither glamorous nor attractive. It is monstrous. Its very nature is one of tragedy and suffering" --Dalai Lama

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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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"Most of us have been conditioned to regard military combat as exciting and glamorous -- an opportunity for men to prove their competence and courage. Since armies are legal, we feel that war is acceptable; in general, nobody feels that that war is criminal or that accepting it is a criminal attitude. In fact, we have been brainwashed. War is neither glamorous nor attractive. It is monstrous. Its very nature is one of tragedy and suffering" --Dalai Lama

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"Most of us have been conditioned to regard military combat as exciting and glamorous -- an opportunity for men to prove their competence and courage. Since armies are legal, we feel that war is acceptable; in general, nobody feels that that war is criminal or that accepting it is a criminal attitude. In fact, we have been brainwashed. War is neither glamorous nor attractive. It is monstrous. Its very nature is one of tragedy and suffering" --Dalai Lama

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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


"Most of us have been conditioned to regard military combat as exciting and glamorous -- an opportunity for men to prove their competence and courage. Since armies are legal, we feel that war is acceptable; in general, nobody feels that that war is criminal or that accepting it is a criminal attitude. In fact, we have been brainwashed. War is neither glamorous nor attractive. It is monstrous. Its very nature is one of tragedy and suffering" --Dalai Lama

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"Most of us have been conditioned to regard military combat as exciting and glamorous -- an opportunity for men to prove their competence and courage. Since armies are legal, we feel that war is acceptable; in general, nobody feels that that war is criminal or that accepting it is a criminal attitude. In fact, we have been brainwashed. War is neither glamorous nor attractive. It is monstrous. Its very nature is one of tragedy and suffering" --Dalai Lama

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