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There's An Unconfirmed Report Going Around That Saudi King Abdullah Has Died
The Business Insider ^ | 02/10/2011 | Joe Weisenthal

Posted on 02/10/2011 3:25:12 AM PST by speciallybland

This just hit the internet, and we don't know if it's true.

It's on IslamTimes, and frankly it doesn't read credibly because it ties his death to discussions about Egypt.

Needless to say, were it true, it would only further concerns about Mideast stability at an already fragile time.

Oil prices originally jumped on the news, but then that faded, perhaps indicating the market's disbelief in the rumor.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: egyptcrisis; kingabdullah; middleeast; saudiarabia

1 posted on 02/10/2011 3:25:19 AM PST by speciallybland
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To: speciallybland

After having a heated discussion with 0bama. That WOULD be a revolting development.


2 posted on 02/10/2011 3:28:24 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (BYOST -- bring your own sark tag. Thank you.)
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To: speciallybland
So what? They have gazillion members of the Royal family to take over and still bleed us for billions with their oil.

One my greatest wishes is that they run out of oil and revert to the camel-riding goat-humpers they were before western civilization helped them to drill. Screw them all.

Let's drill, drill, drill and tell them eat their oil.

3 posted on 02/10/2011 3:30:41 AM PST by A Navy Vet (An Oath Is Forever)
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To: speciallybland
Saudi Arabia's 86-year-old King Abdullah was discharged from a New York City hospital in good health after going through two back operations in December 2010.
Two things about this.

1) He is 86. It's not that unbelievable that he could die.

2) Why didn't he go to Cuba for the best medical care in the world? Surely he can afford to choose where he wants to get treated.

4 posted on 02/10/2011 3:31:56 AM PST by samtheman
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To: samtheman
OMG, Obama killed Abdullah


5 posted on 02/10/2011 3:40:13 AM PST by ResearchMonkey (Holding Conservative Country in California.)
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To: A Navy Vet
I forget, why don't we drill our own oil?
6 posted on 02/10/2011 3:40:30 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (Supreme Court overturns car)
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To: speciallybland
The writer quotes his source:
"King Abdullah talked with Obama about the situation in Egypt over the phone yesterday. Obama and the King got into a heated debate about their opinions of what Hosni Mubarak should do."
Laughable Obamaganda! Like Obama is not owned.


7 posted on 02/10/2011 3:52:00 AM PST by drpix
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To: speciallybland

bfl


8 posted on 02/10/2011 3:59:27 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies (Obama and the Radical Left: 'People of the Lie')
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To: speciallybland

If true, I wouldn’t doubt that Obama pushed him over the edge...he drives me to distraction daily. If I were 86, who knows?


9 posted on 02/10/2011 4:04:46 AM PST by Scanian
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To: drpix

Obama is definitely owned by the Saudis - after all, they paid for his election fair and square - but remember that the Saudis themselves are subject to a fair amount of pressure from even more radical Islamists and, despite their title as keeper of their Muslim “holy places,” they fear being overthrown, too.

Obama, on the other hand, sees radical Islam as his pathway to power, and I think he actually finds the Saudis too tame. They believe in an hereditary Islamic dictatorship, controlling all the resources of the ME, managed by them and benefitting them personally.

I think Obama wants something that will benefit him, and he has decided that the Saudis are no longer where the most advantage lies.

That said, if Abdullah actually has died, this could add yet another dangerous factor to the things going on now. Because of his age and illness (I think he was recently treated for cancer), I’m not sure how active he was, so maybe it doesn’t really matter. On the other hand, I don’t know which son is supposed to succeed him and what his outlook might be.


10 posted on 02/10/2011 4:04:46 AM PST by livius
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To: livius

I wish all the other Saudi Wahhabists would follow him to the grave - as soon as possible.


11 posted on 02/10/2011 4:11:56 AM PST by ZULU (No nation which ever attempted to tolerate Islam, escaped total Islamization.)
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To: livius
If the radicals were to come to power in Egypt, it would be seen as the winds shifting in their direction. This would have been inherently destabilizing in Saudi Arabia which has both radical and non-radical factions.

Now, if the King is dead, SA needs to chart a future direction, and I think odds are probably in favor of their moving in a more radical direction. Very bad.

12 posted on 02/10/2011 4:14:43 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (BO + MB = BOMB -- The One will make sure they get one.)
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To: speciallybland
Forget The Rumors, Here's The Real King Abdullah News
13 posted on 02/10/2011 4:19:34 AM PST by blam
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To: speciallybland
UPDATE 1-Saudi king alive, rumours of death untrue - source

DUBAI Feb 10 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz is alive, an adviser to a senior member of the ruling family told Reuters on Thursday denying rumours about his health that had triggered buying across financial markets.

"The rumours aren't true," said the Saudi-based source.

Abdullah, around 87, has been resting in Morocco since January following a two-month stay in the United States where he underwent surgery twice after a blood clot complicated a slipped disc, state media have said.

14 posted on 02/10/2011 4:22:22 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: livius
That (as you say) Obama may be flirting with the "more radical Islamist" * does not mean he would confront the King in "a heated debate." It's would be Obama's style to weasel around behind the King's back while the King is still in power and holds so many cards on Obama.

[ * While the Wahabism promoted & financed around the world by the Saudi Crown is as radical a form of Islam as you can get (i.e. it shares the same world caliphate goals as those "more radical Islamist" groups) the timetable of the Saudi Crown's Wahabism is too slow for those "more radical Islamist" groups.

15 posted on 02/10/2011 4:28:40 AM PST by drpix
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To: speciallybland

He’s alive
http://af.reuters.com/article/energyOilNews/idAFLDE71919V20110210


16 posted on 02/10/2011 4:29:31 AM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: saganite

I’m glad he’s alive. But at his age, with his health problem, he’s in my dead pool for 2011. The USA better have a plan for what happens when Saudi Arabia de-stabilizes — or will we be “caught by surprise” once again?


17 posted on 02/10/2011 4:37:28 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (BO + MB = BOMB -- The One will make sure they get one.)
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To: drpix
It's would be Obama's style to weasel around behind the King's back while the King is still in power and holds so many cards on Obama.

That's true. Maybe Bambi's feeling empowered, however; when he feels he's got a winning hand, he's very arrogant and rude.

As you say, it's not like him to argue issues. Maybe he just said to the Saudi King, "I won."

18 posted on 02/10/2011 4:39:38 AM PST by livius
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To: speciallybland
He's fine, see?

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19 posted on 02/10/2011 4:39:47 AM PST by B.Lyle
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To: livius
"That's true. Maybe Bambi's feeling empowered, however; when he feels he's got a winning hand, he's very arrogant and rude."

You mentioned the role Saudi money had in Obama's 2008 Presidential Campaign. (The Obama Campaign concealed the souces of hundreds of millions of dollars in contributions.)

Do not forget the Percy Sutton Youtube video. That's were Sutton revealed having been recruited by an agent of the Saudi Crown to help Obama get into Harvard Law School. How did the Obama camp respond? They sealed all Obama's school records - including financial records.

Unless Obama does not intend to run for reelection in 2012, he would not be arrogant with the man who can reveal those school financial records, those campaign contributions and the Saudi financial sponsorship of the Chosen One.

20 posted on 02/10/2011 4:59:02 AM PST by drpix
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To: ClearCase_guy

Wikipedia (Yes, I know):

King Abdullah is 86 this year, but his half brother and designated successor, Crown Prince Sultan, is 82. The apparent next in line is Sultan’s full brother, Prince Nayef[38]

In 2006, Abdullah set up the Allegiance Council, a body that is composed of the sons and grandsons of Saudi Arabia’s founder, King Abdulaziz, to vote by a secret ballot to choose future kings and crown princes. The council’s mandate will not start until after the reigns of Abdullah and Sultan are over. It is not clear, however, what would happen if Sultan were to die before the end of Abdullah’s reign, leaving a question as to whether the council would vote for a new crown prince or whether Nayef would automatically fill that position.[39]


21 posted on 02/10/2011 5:05:30 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: speciallybland

I guess he now knows that al-Lah is Satan.


22 posted on 02/10/2011 5:40:39 AM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: drpix

“Do not forget the Percy Sutton Youtube video. “

is this it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EcC0QAd0Ug


23 posted on 02/10/2011 5:46:44 AM PST by vanilla swirl (We are the Patrick Henry we have been waiting for!)
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To: speciallybland

The White House, 3 am, this morning; Ears: “Is that damn phone ringing again? Get some one out here to disconnect that ^)(&)*& thing - I’ve got a tee time at 9, for crying out loud.”


24 posted on 02/10/2011 5:50:42 AM PST by Stosh
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To: speciallybland; All
There's only way to know for sure. How's the flag at the White House flying?


Today is a good day to die.
I didn't say for whom.

25 posted on 02/10/2011 6:06:53 AM PST by The Comedian (Muslim Brotherhood = A.N.S.W.E.R = Soros = Obama)
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To: speciallybland

En Lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to the Muslim Brotherhood.


26 posted on 02/10/2011 8:15:14 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: speciallybland

Perhaps a harbinger of the King’s demise would be a round up of goats for sacrifice.


27 posted on 02/10/2011 8:28:20 AM PST by The Great RJ (The Bill of Rights: Another bill members of Congress haven't read.)
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To: vanilla swirl
That's the one. Thanks for posting the link.

Here's the key quote: "...introduced to him by a friend who's raising money for him. The friend's name is Dr. Khalid al Mansour."

Sutton knows Khalid Mansour from way back to the 60s, when they were both lawyers for the Black Panther and Malcom X crowd. For the scope on Khalid Mansour's Saudi ties (beyond beyond Sutton's description of "principle adviser to one the world's richest man") here are some links:

Pamela Geller

Jack Cashill

Jerome Corsi

28 posted on 02/11/2011 3:57:34 AM PST by drpix
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To: drpix

Thanks!
So much to research and document!
It’s becoming an information overload............which is one reason the general “sheeple” don’t care a wit about this stuff ;-)

Bread and Circuses, as long as there is a Super Bowl and McDonald’s (etc.) most of them won’t notice.........


29 posted on 02/11/2011 5:13:25 AM PST by vanilla swirl (We are the Patrick Henry we have been waiting for!)
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