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  • Saudi Crown Prince accused of assassination plot against senior exiled official

    08/06/2020 5:24:10 PM PDT · by RandFan · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug 6 | By Alex Marquardt
    Washington (CNN) A former top Saudi intelligence official who fell out with the Saudi Crown Prince is alleging that an assassination squad traveled from Saudi Arabia to Canada to try to kill him just days after journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered by members of the same group, according to a new legal complaint filed Thursday by the alleged target, Dr. Saad Aljabri, in DC District Court. Aljabri accuses the Kingdom's powerful crown prince and defacto ruler, Mohammed bin Salman, known as MBS, of dispatching the hit team to murder him just over a year after Aljabri fled from Saudi Arabia...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 5/25/2020

    05/25/2020 7:20:36 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
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    A police raid on a business operating in spite of a Repbublican governor's emergency orders but first.... "Analysts have long talked about the end of an American-led system and the arrival of an Asian century. This is now happening in front of our eyes. If the 21st century turns out to be an Asian century, as the 20th was an Amercian one, the pandemic may well be remembered as the turning point of this process" The words of the European Union's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell...... In Idaho last Thursday state police raiding the Hardware Brewing Company in Kendrick. The...
  • Saudi Arabia ends death penalty for minors and floggings

    04/27/2020 8:18:46 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 31 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | 04 27 2020 | AYA BATRAWY
    Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered an end to the death penalty for crimes committed by minors, according to a statement Sunday by a top official. The decision comes on the heels of another ordering judges to end the practice of flogging, replacing it with jail time, fines or community service and bringing one of the kingdom’s most controversial forms of public punishment to a close. King Salman's son and heir, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, is seen as the force behind the kingdom’s loosening of restrictions and its pivot away from ultraconservative interpretations of Islamic law known as Wahhabism,...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 4/24/2020 Newsdump Friday

    04/24/2020 9:11:12 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
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    A team of Chinese doctors sent to North Korea to help determine the status of ruler Kim Jong-un's health according to the Reuters News Agency. Also a report by Hong Kong Satellite Television stating that Kim was dead..... A police crackdown in Vienna, Austria today as hundreds protested against coronavirus house arrest restrictions.... You Tube censorship with word that "medically unsubstantiated" content will be banned..... President Trump signing the latest big spending bill..... Its beyond the statute of limitations, but the Metropolitan Police in Washington DC are investigating the sexual assault allegation of Tara Reade agains former Vice-President and presumptive...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 3/6/2020 Newsdump Friday

    03/06/2020 11:50:55 PM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
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    Former President Bill Clinton has something to say about Monica Lewinsky, a staff shakeup at the White House and a publisher backs away from the memoir of film director Woody Allen but first.... Another crackdown on elites in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia launched by the country's de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. High ranking members of the royal family under arrest reportedly for treason plotting a coup.... President Trump changing the White House Chief of Staff... From northwestern Syria the cease-fire agreed to by the Russian and Turkish presidents appears to be holding but.... In Portland, Oregon...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 2/21/2020 Newsdump Friday

    02/21/2020 10:32:49 PM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
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    Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone Friday with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about the situation in Syria. The Kremlin issued a news release noting that Putin expressed concern about "ongoing aggressive actions of extremist groups"..... Russia's defense ministry says that large numbers of Turkish armored vehicles and huge caches of ammunition entering northwestern Syria point to apparent preparation for a large scale military operation that Turkey has been threatening...... The Pentagon revising upwards for the fifth time the number of traumatic brain injuries resulting from the January 8th missile attack by Iran on the Al-Asad Air Base..... US...
  • Why Jeff Bezos’s Claim That Saudi Arabia Hacked His Phone Is Ridiculous

    01/23/2020 12:26:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 23, 2020 | Jordan Schachtel
    Jeff Bezos, one of the world’s most powerful and richest men, is levelling severe allegations against the Saudis, and once again, he has nothing to show for them. The media has been set ablaze by an “exclusive” report in The Guardian, a United Nations report, and even a documentary film, all dropped at once, alleging that Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) of Saudi Arabia is personally responsible for “hacking” into a personal phone belonging to Jeff Bezos, one of the world’s richest men and the owner of Amazon and The Washington Post.The “bombshell” report in The Guardian, published Tuesday evening, was...
  • New Aramco IPO Deadline Looms -- Energy Journal

    11/18/2019 1:08:59 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 37 replies
    WSJ Moneybeat ^ | November 18, 2019 | Neanda Salvaterra
    The oil giant released a valuation target ranging from $1.6 trillion to $1.7 trillion. The figures fall short of the $2 trillion target Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been fixed on for more than two years. The difference in value illustrates the operational, geopolitical and governance risks that investors face betting on the offering, writes Ben Dummett. The IPO still has potential to be the world's biggest by surpassing the $25 billion Alibaba raised in 2014. But the stock listing is beginning to reveal a set of dueling interests for Saudi Arabia. Saudi leadership wants the stock offering...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Tuesday 7/9-Wednesday 7/10/2019

    07/10/2019 3:32:30 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
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    No official word from Washington in response to British citizen journalist and activist Tommy Robinson video asylum plea released Monday.... Cyber activist Paul Joseph Watson, voted as most likely to be targeted by British authorities next, says Facebook has updated its policy to allow death threats and incitement of violence against him..... British Ambassador Sir Kim Darroch's Tuesday visit to the White House for a meeting with the President's daughter Ivanka Trump called off.... The British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt taking aim at President Trump describing the President as "disrespectful"..... Additional British and French troops are on their way to...
  • Mitt Romney criticizes Trump — again — for defending Saudi prince accused in journalist's death

    07/02/2019 7:12:33 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 54 replies
    The Deseret News ^ | 07/01/2019 | Dennis Romboy
    SALT LAKE CITY — Sen. Mitt Romney took issue with President Donald Trump defending his relationship with the Saudi Arabian leader who allegedly ordered the hit on a Washington Post columnist. Trump said he was "extremely angry and very unhappy" about the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi but claimed "nobody has directly pointed a finger" at Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, despite U.S. intelligence and a United Nations report saying otherwise. Trump had breakfast with the crown prince in Osaka, Japan, over the weekend, but did not press him on his involvement in Khashoggi's murder. "The President’s praise for MBS,...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 3/8/2019

    03/08/2019 3:56:14 AM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
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    At the top of the news from the UK....Tommy Robinson's "contempt of court" case for reporting outside a grooming gang trial involving Muslim defendants will go to trial on March 22nd..... Living proof of Venezuela's serious problems Thursday with a nationwide power outage.... A weekend of Yellow Vests rallies starting today in France. Its Week 17 of the Yellow Vests protests. A call for a weekend long presence at the Champs-de-Mars near the Eiffel Tower starting this evening..... Some 36 nations led by Iceland including the 28 European Union nations have condemned Saudi Arabia for the killing of Saudi journalist...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report 3/1/2019

    03/01/2019 3:52:01 AM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
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    The talks with North Korea are one but the talks with the Taliban in Afghanistan continue tomorrow after a break. New energy added to the talks earlier this week between the US and Taliban with the addition of top Taliban leader Mullah Bardar..... Israel's Attorney General moving forward with the indictment of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in three corruption cases..... The leader of the opposition in Canada calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to resign..... Nine votes in favor of a US resolution calling for humanitarian aid and free and fair elections for Venezuela in the UN Security Council.....
  • From da Vinci's Salvator Mundi at $450MILLION to a 10ft tall painting of red scribbles for $46m

    01/27/2018 4:11:21 PM PST · by mairdie · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25 January 2018 | Jenny Stanton
    They say the best things in life are free, but try telling that to the art-lover who owns a Leonardo da Vinci or Vincent van Gogh masterpiece. World-renowned auction house Christie's has revealed its top 10 most expensive lots sold in 2017 including da Vinci's 500-year-old mystical masterpiece, Salvator Mundi, which was bought for an eye-watering $450,312,500(Ł342,182,751). An Andy Warhol painting, two pieces of work by Cy Twombly, Max Beckmann’s Hölle der Vögel and Fernand Léger’s Contraste de Formes all made it into the top 10 list after buyers battled it out in the auction room.
  • Saudi Prince Salman Confirmed as 'Salvator Mundi' Buyer

    12/09/2017 5:46:56 PM PST · by marshmallow · 38 replies
    RTE ^ | 12/8/17
    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is the actual buyer of a painting by Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci that sold for a record-breaking $450 million at auction last month, the Wall Street Journal has reported. The young crown prince, known by his initials MBS, used an intermediary to buy the much-sought-after painting of Christ, 'Salvator Mundi', the newspaper reported, citing US intelligence and other unnamed sources. The son of Saudi King Salman is seen to be progressively consolidating his power, and is the architect of a wide-ranging plan dubbed Vision 2030 to bring social and economic change to his...
  • Leonardo da Vinci painting 'Salvator Mundi' sold for record $450.3 million

    11/15/2017 7:17:06 PM PST · by Enchante · 77 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 15, 2017 | Staff
    A painting by Italian Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci that depicts Jesus Christ holding an orb sold for a world record $450.3 million at Christie’s auction house in New York Wednesday night. The painting, called "Salvator Mundi," Italian for "Savior of the World," is one of fewer than 20 paintings by Leonardo known to exist and the only one in private hands. The buyer was not immediately identified. The highest price ever paid for a work of art at auction had been $179.4 million, for Picasso's "Women of Algiers (Version O)" in May 2015....
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Newsdump Edition Saturday 2/9/2019

    02/09/2019 5:29:56 AM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
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    At the top of the Newsdump this morning. President Trump is refusing to report to Congress on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last October..... Later this month the President's son-in-law Jared Kushner is expected to meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin-Salman on his visit to five Arab countries to lay out financial plans... But media attention will be on another meeting at that time, this one in Hanoi, Vietam between the President and North Korea's ruler Kim Jong-un..... A second rape allegation against Virginia's Lt. Governor, Democrat Justin Fairfax.... The private investigator...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 2/8/2019

    02/08/2019 5:14:05 AM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
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    Amazon magnate, the world's richest man and owner of "The Washington Post", Jeff Bezos, says he's being blackmailed by the "National Enquirer", a media outlet friendly to President Trump...... The Justice Department filing its opening brief in the appeal of last year's dismissal of charges against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, two of his sons and another key defendant in the Bunkerville Standoff case...... France has pulled its ambassador out of Italy for consultations two days after the leader of one of Italy's governing parties met Yellow Vests protesters in Paris.... After all the conflict or at least it appeared to...
  • Behind The Shutdown: Donald Trump Gives Turkey The Gravy For Christmas...Will Jews Get A Raw Deal

    12/24/2018 8:14:02 AM PST · by Nextrush · 12 replies
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    "I just had a long and productive call with President @RT_Erdogan of Turkey. We discussed ISIS, our mutual involvement in Syria & the slow & highly coordinated pullout of US troops from the area. After many years they are coming home. We also discussed heavily expanded Trade." President Donald J. Trump Twitter December 23, 2018 "I was just exposed to the daily trolling of the anti-Semitic dictator Erdogan"..... Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu December 23, 2018.... "Forced to choose between Turkey, with 80 million people and the second-largest army in NATO, which sits aside the Dardanelles and Bosphorus entrance to...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 12/17/2018

    12/17/2018 5:29:22 AM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
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    With a week to go before Christmas here are some stories from Washington to think about? Who will President Trump pardon?..... Will President Trump get a bill on his desk to let a lot of people out of federal prison? Criminal Justice Reform passed the House and now before the Senate.... For now the President wants to review the case of a former Green Beret charged with murder for shooting a man in Afghanistan in 2010.... No evidence of President Trump colluding with Russia. That's what Ken Starr...... Saudi Arabia has condemned the US Senate for passing resolutions..... North Korea...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 12/14/2018

    12/14/2018 5:19:07 AM PST · by Nextrush · 1 replies
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    The terrorist attack suspect in Strasbourg, France shot dead by police Thursday.... The latest polling in France for next May's European Parliament elections shows a lead for the National Rally party of Marine Le Pen.... And getting back to the "yellow vests" two representatives appeared before the media in Versailles France Thursday to announce that Phase 5 of the protest is on for this Saturday.... The Battle of Brexit. The word from the European Union summit in Brussels is that there will be no renegotiation or changes to the Brexit deal agreed to by the EU and Prime Minister Theresa...