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  • Royal Saud senses wind of change

    08/06/2005 4:37:42 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 4 replies · 596+ views
    Sunday Times (UK) ^ | August 07, 2005 | Jon Swain, Riyadh
    THE thump of helicopters and the sirens of police convoys will be reverberating around the Red Sea port of Jeddah from tomorrow morning. Private jets will soon be standing wing tip to wing tip at the airport. The house of Saud, the largest and wealthiest royal family in the world, whose members rule the desert kingdom of Saudi Arabia and control a quarter of the world’s known oil reserves, is descending on the city in droves. Having buried King Fahd, Saudi Arabia’s absolute monarch since 1982, in an austere ceremony in Riyadh, the royal family are free to travel again....
  • TIA now verifies flight of Saudis

    06/09/2004 10:38:46 AM PDT · by Ol' Dan Tucker · 76 replies · 1,624+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | 06-09-04 | JEAN HELLER
    TIA now verifies flight of Saudis The government has long denied that two days after the 9/11 attacks, the three were allowed to fly. By JEAN HELLER, Times Staff Writer Published June 9, 2004 The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks, better known as the 9/11 Commission, sent a list of questions to Tampa International Airport. It appears concerned with the handling of the Tampa flight. TAMPA - Two days after the Sept. 11 attacks, with most of the nation's air traffic still grounded, a small jet landed at Tampa International Airport, picked up three young Saudi men and left. The...
  • 'Al-Qaeda' arrests spark Malawi riot

    06/27/2003 11:04:41 PM PDT · by Prodigal Son · 24 replies · 745+ views
    BBC ^ | June 28, 2003
    Police in the Malawi city of Blantyre have fired tear gas at Muslims protesting against the arrest and deportation of five suspected al-Qaeda members. The al-Qaeda suspects are now in US custody The Muslims, coming from Jumm'ah, or obligatory Friday prayers, chanted slogans against the government and their own association, the Muslim Association of Malawi (Mam). They accused the government of losing sovereignty by secretly handing the suspects over to American CIA agents, despite a High Court ruling ordering the government to charge or release the men. They also accused their association of failing to protect fellow Muslims, despite the...
  • Dealing With Iraq’s Governing Council

    08/29/2003 9:29:58 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 1 replies · 177+ views
    Arab News ^ | 08/30/03 | Abdul Rahman Al-Rashid
    Some ambiguity has been created by Saudi Arabia’s silence on the subject of the Iraqi government, the governing council created by the United States. The council has been subject to an intense opposition campaign from various Arab factions. But the fact that Prince Sultan, second deputy premier and minister of defense and aviation, welcomed Ibrahim Al-Jaafari in Jeddah last week broke the mental and political barrier. Perhaps it is time that those who are still against any contact with the governing council thought again. Luckily for the Iraqis, individual Arab nations have opened their doors to the governing council, thus...
  • Americans officially end era at PSAB

    08/28/2003 1:33:28 PM PDT · by Gabrielle Reilly · 8 replies · 577+ views
    US Airforce Operations Centre ^ | Aug 27th, 2003 | Not Stated
    8/27/2003 - PRINCE SULTAN AIR BASE, Saudi Arabia (AFPN) -- U.S. officials transferred control of portions of Prince Sultan Air Base to Saudi officials at a ceremony Aug. 26. The ceremony also marked the inactivation of the 363rd Air Expeditionary Wing. "We came here under difficult circumstances following the Khobar Towers bombing (at Dhahran Air Base),” said Col. James Moschgat, the wing’s commander. “The mission thrived and prospered here, and I believe our legacy will live on. We are leaving after seven years of friendship and cooperation. It's bittersweet, but it's time to go."
  • Ceremony marks U.S. withdrawal from Prince Sultan Air Base in Saudi Arabia

    08/26/2003 4:26:16 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 9 replies · 317+ views
    A discrete ceremony marked Tuesday the departure of the last American quota of the air base of Prince Sultan with Al-Kharj, some 80 km in the south of Ryad, indicated Western military sources. Nearly 100 members of the American personnel, unit of genius, the civil ones but also of the soldiers, left the base of Prince Sultan, who accomodated the majority of the thousands of American soldiers and allied forces present in the kingdom, added these sources. The vice-commander of the US Air Force in the area, the General Robert Elder chaired the ceremony, specified a person in charge...
  • Sultan Vows Action Against Perpetrators of Riyadh Blasts

    05/16/2003 8:52:01 PM PDT · by Lawrence of Arabia · 12 replies · 201+ views
    Arab News ^ | May 8, 2003 | P.K. Abdul Ghafour
    JEDDAH, 17 May 2003 — Prince Sultan, second deputy premier and minister of defense and aviation, stated yesterday that the perpetrators of Monday’s Riyadh bombings, which killed 34 people including seven Saudis and seven Americans, would receive severe punishment. “Islam has nothing to do with these terrorist acts that claimed the lives of innocent people,” Prince Sultan told reporters after visiting the family of Fulaih ibn Shayez Al-Anazi, an air force officer who was killed in the incident while on official duty. Prince Sultan offered his condolences to Anazi’s family and relatives. “The government will take care of the martyr’s...
  • Terrorism as a form of entertainment

    08/20/2002 1:14:00 PM PDT · by JohnathanRGalt · 8 replies · 403+ views
    SiMoKy Fed ^ | August 20, 2002 | Andrew Weisburd
    Terrorism as a form of entertainment This week we're featuring images and movies from, in honor of the ISP's attempt to block us from accessing the site. Today's 'episode' is The Road Bomb. It goes like this: first they bury a bomb in a road. Then they retreat to a nearby hillside with a video camera. When an Israel truck drives over the bomb, they blow it to pieces, killing the occupants, and capturing the whole thing on tape. The tape is broadcase on Arab television, and then is uploaded to their webside, so they can share it...
  • Management or Confrontation? - The Brent Scowcroft problem.

    08/20/2002 8:18:01 AM PDT · by xsysmgr · 3 replies · 619+ views
    National Review Online ^ | August 20, 2002 | John Derbyshire
    The first time Brent Scowcroft impinged on my consciousness was in December 1989, six months after the massacre of young Chinese patriots in Tiananmen Square. The particular way he impinged was by being photographed in Beijing's Great Hall of the People, smiling and raising a toast with Li Peng, one of the main organizers of the massacre. Like many others, I was shocked and baffled by this spectacle, and read with great interest the justifications for it offered by the Bush-41 administration. The principal justification was that it was "important to keep the lines open," and to "keep China...
  • Heavy Fighting in Gaza

    08/19/2002 11:30:58 PM PDT · by eclectic · 14 replies · 382+ views ^ | 8/20/2002 | -
    ( Heavy exchanges of gunfire continue in Gaza at this hour. Early reports from the scene of the battle, mainly in the vicinity of N’vei Dekalim, indicated that an Israeli has been seriously injured. More details will be published as they become available.

    08/19/2002 11:17:40 AM PDT · by kattracks · 212 replies · 1,186+ views
    Qatar News Agency | 8/19/02
    AMMAN, Aug. 17, 2002 (QNA via COMTEX) -- Dr. Oasma Al Baz, political advisor to the Egyptian president, said Egypt will not allow passage through the Suez Canal of US ships headed to strike Iraq. In statements published here Saturday he added Egypt rejects any military operation against Iraq, its territorial unity, independence and safety of Iraqi people, adding any military attack on Iraq represents a vary dangerous step endangering the security of the region. Dr. Al Baz said the question of UN weapons inspectors is an issue which concerns the UN and the Security Council and not Washington and...
  • Iraq Mission Aborted (Peter Jennings looks likes he's happy w/himself)

    08/19/2002 4:15:55 PM PDT · by mhking · 78 replies · 692+ views
    ABCNews & World News Tonight ^ | 8.19.02 | Peter McWhethy
    Iraq Mission Aborted President Bush Calls Off Operation to Take Out Al Qaeda Poison Gas Laboratory By John McWethy W A S H I N G T O N, Aug. 19 — The CIA and the Pentagon began planning a covert operation into Northern Iraq to destroy what appeared to be a budding chemical weapons laboratory several years ago, but late last week, the president called it off, sources told ABCNEWS. U.S. forces had been monitoring a small group of al Qaeda operatives for weeks as they experimented with poison gas and deadly toxins — killing barnyard animals and...

    08/20/2002 8:25:19 AM PDT · by 1bigdictator · 11 replies · 320+ views | August 20, 2002 | Glenn R. Jackson
    IF THE TRUTH BE TOLD... IT IS TIME FOR ISLAM TO REPENT! By: Glenn R. Jackson Shortly after the September 11th attack Franklin Graham, son and successor to evangelist Billy Graham, came under intense criticism for calling Islam “a very evil and wicked religion.” Last week the Associated Press reported remarks by Franklin Graham that show he still holds some very un-Politically Correct views. The AP quotes Mr. Graham as saying “The silence of the (Islamic) clerics around the world is frightening to me.'' “How come they haven't come to this country, how come they haven't apologized to the American...
  • Saddam's Rap Sheet

    08/20/2002 8:33:47 AM PDT · by 1bigdictator · 2 replies · 350+ views
    New York Post | August 12, 2002 | Daniel Pipes and Jonathan Schanzer
    Saddam's Rap Sheet by Daniel Pipes and Jonathan Schanzer New York Post August 20, 2002 Consider the paradox: Almost every government agrees that Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is an appalling monster and shudders at the prospect of his acquiring nuclear weapons. Yet those same governments are also furiously signaling their disapproval of an American-led military effort to depose him. That would be "risky adventurism," declares Germany's Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder; Saddam poses no immediate threat, and Washington lacks a justification to attack him. Most U.S. allies worldwide agree. But they are plain wrong. Saddam is an immediate menace, and...
  • Military says missile shot down helicopter in Chechnya - Over 150 Russian troops aboard

    08/20/2002 8:55:18 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 11 replies · 382+ views
    Interfax ^ | August 20, 2002
    Military says missile shot down helicopter in Chechnya KHANKALA. Aug 20 (Interfax) - Evidence has been found to confirm the theory that Monday's crash of a military helicopter in Chechnya, which killed more than 100 troops, was the result of a missile attack from the ground, a military source said on Tuesday. "An investigating group found the weapon of the crime, a Strela anti-aircraft missile launcher, which had been used," a source in the headquarters of the Combined Federal Forces in the North Caucasus told Interfax. Over 150 were aboard crashed helicopter in Chechnya - official source MOSCOW. Aug...
  • Iraq Lab Said Linked to al-Qaida

    08/20/2002 1:33:07 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 11 replies · 326+ views
    AP | 8-20-02 | my favorite headache
    Iraq Lab Said Linked to al-Qaida CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) ? Arab terrorists linked to al-Qaida may have tested biological weapons at a small facility in northern Iraq known to American intelligence, a U.S. official said Monday. U.S. intelligence agencies had reason to suspect that the facility, in a part of northern Iraq not controlled by President Saddam Hussein's government, was a kind of laboratory for chemical and biological weapons activity that included testing on barnyard animals and at least one man, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. ..
  • Kurdish Militants Conducted Tests With Deadly Toxin Ricin

    08/20/2002 3:01:02 AM PDT · by The Raven · 2 replies · 418+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | Aug 20, 2002 | David S. Cloud
    <p>WASHINGTON -- The U.S. has evidence that a Kurdish militant group with possible ties to al Qaeda has conducted crude chemical-weapons experiments in northern Iraq, a U.S. official said.</p> <p>The group, Ansar al Islam, allegedly has been producing ricin, a toxin that can easily be made from castor beans, at a camp in northeastern Iraq. Intelligence reports indicate that at least one man and some farm animals died after exposure to the poison, the official said.</p>
  • Who Is Brent Scowcroft?

    08/19/2002 10:08:38 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 26 replies · 409+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | Monday, August 19, 2002 | House Editorial
    - To judge by the press, the world’s sagest and most influential foreign policy expert is a 77-year-old named Brent Scowcroft. Mr. Scowcroft’s argument against an American attack on Saddam Hussein was the lead opinion piece in Thursday’s Wall Street Journal. The New York Times made it its lead, front-page news article on Friday and Saturday and its lead editorial on Friday. The Times editorial called Mr. Scowcroft’s words “an extraordinary challenge to the Bush administration” and “the equivalent of a cannon shot across the White House lawn.” All of which makes it appropriate to ask just who is Brent...
  • Saudis Cry Foul over U.S. Sept. 11 Lawsuit

    08/18/2002 12:59:14 PM PDT · by GeneD · 24 replies · 258+ views ^ | 8/18/02 | Fahd al-Frayyan
    RIYADH (Reuters) - Several Saudi banks and Islamic charities named in a lawsuit by families of Sept. 11 victims vehemently denied Sunday any role in funding terrorism and blasted the case as an attempt to extort Saudi wealth abroad. The suit has sparked rare calls by commentators and newspapers in the kingdom to review traditionally strong Saudi-U.S. ties. Saudi Arabia has yet to comment officially. Offended that the lawsuit named members of the royal family, including Defense Minister Prince Sultan -- the third highest official in the kingdom -- many Saudis accused Washington of putting pressure on the Gulf Arab...