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  • Shocking moment Saudi historian claimed American women drive...

    02/13/2016 4:15:35 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/11/16 | Alexandra Klausner
    ...because they don't care if they are raped Historian Saleh al-Saadoon said that in countries where women can drive they don't care if they're raped 'They don't care if they are raped on the roadside, but we do,' al-Saadoon said Al-Saadoon also suggested that Saudi Arabia prevent rape by male chauffeurs by getting foreign female chauffeurs A Saudi Arabian historian tried to justify his nation's ban on female drivers by saying that they might get raped if their cars break down. He added his opinion that in countries like America sexual crimes 'are no big deal' to women. In a...
  • Pilgrim Gives Water to Thirsty Cat in Makkah

    02/09/2016 12:31:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, February 09, 2016
    A Muslim pilgrim was seen on camera giving water to a thirsty cat which stood at a stone seat licking the water from the man’s hands without any fear. A YouTube film showed the man, who is performing Umrah (mini pilgrimage), cupped his hands and filled them with tap water before giving it to the cat. 'Ajel' newspaper said the film was shot at the Grand Mosque in the Western town of Makkah, the world’s largest mosque.
  • Feldman: You Cannot Support Israel’s Existence (and Ours) and Vote Democratic This Election

    02/07/2016 12:10:03 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 7, 2016 | Clarice Feldman
    The Iowa Democratic caucus which I've already described as akin to the Marxist Zimbabwe Farmers-workers confabs is over, and it appears -- as Mark Steyn ably notes -- "almost certain" that Hillary Clinton did not win it. If Iowa were one of those banana republics in which the president-for-life has been prevailed upon to hold an election and Jimmy Carter and a bunch of UN observers had flown in to certify it, none of the above would pass muster. But in the Democrat Party it does:[snip] In effect, Hillary and Bernie fought Iowa to a draw. But a miss is...
  • When Advisers Hate Israel--The dark narrative in Hillary's emails.

    02/05/2016 4:39:41 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | February 5, 2016 | Joseph Klein
    When Advisers Hate Israel The dark narrative in Hillary's emails. February 5, 2016 Joseph Klein Hillary Clinton has tried to portray herself as a steadfast friend of Israel. "I have stood with Israel my entire career," she wrote in an article appearing last November in The Forward. "As president, I will continue this fight." She promised that she would "invite the Israeli prime minister to the White House in my first month in office." Hillary Clinton's steadfast support for the disastrous nuclear deal with Iran calls into question her stated "personal commitment" to "fighting for Israel." Peace and security...
  • Meet Bernie Sanders’ Israel Hating Advisers Jewish Democrat taking advice from Israel critics

    02/08/2016 11:13:49 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/816 | Adam Kredo
    Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders has tapped several critics of Israel to advise him on foreign policy, including one who has compared Israelis to “Nazis” and accused them of waging “a Holocaust.” Sanders, who is Jewish and had family members slaughtered during the Holocaust, recently disclosed that his top foreign policy advisers include J Street, a dovish Middle East advocacy group that backs some of Congress’ most vocal critics of Israel, former assistant Secretary of Defense Larry Korb, and James Zogby, an Israel detractor who heads the Arab American Institute. The inclusion of these advisers in the Sanders’ campaign, which...
  • Iranian commander mocks Saudi offer to intervene in Syria

    02/06/2016 11:59:57 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    cnn ^ | 02/06/2016 | jason hanna
    Saudi Arabia's fresh public willingness to send ground troops into Syria is drawing ridicule from the kingdom's chief regional rival. The commander of Iran's revolutionary guard on Saturday mocked Saudi Arabia's declaration that it is prepared to commit ground troops to fight ISIS in war-torn Syria. "They claim they will send troops (to Syria), but I don't think they will dare do so," Maj. Gen. Ali Jafari told reporters in Tehran, according to Iran's semiofficial Fars news agency. "They have a classic army and history tells us such armies stand no chance in fighting irregular resistance forces." "This will be...
  • Saudi Arabia willing to send ground troops to Syria

    02/05/2016 2:02:21 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 26 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 05 Feb 2016
    Saudi Arabia is prepared to deploy ground troops to Syria to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) if US-led coalition leaders agree to the offer. Saudi's air force has targeted ISIL with air strikes since the campaign began in Syria in September 2014, but the Gulf kingdom is now ready to provide ground forces to defeat the armed group, a military spokesman said on Thursday.
  • A BEATIFUL REFRESHING IS HERE[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/02/2016 10:11:08 AM PST · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    bible,The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-2-16 | Holy Spirit, bible
    I saw a huge waterfall pouring over a beautiful rock formation and the water looked like liquid glass so pure and transparent you could see all the rocks behind it . All around the base of the waterfall were people and they were enjoying the refreshing spray and droplets covering them as a beautiful misty spray and the droplets just seemed to hang in the air effortlessly and the sound of the waterfalls was the roar of His Voice. As I looked over where the water goes over the falls I saw Jesus with his bare feet standing in the...
  • Saudi police arrest 9 American 'terror' suspects: Report

    02/01/2016 9:01:03 AM PST · by thouworm · 34 replies
    AFP ^ | January 31, 2016 | Agence France-Presse
    Saudi authorities have arrested nine American citizens among 33 "terror" suspects rounded up over the past days, the Saudi Gazette newspaper reported on Jan. 31. Four Americans were arrested on Jan. 25 and five others over the past four days, the paper reported citing an unidentified source.
  • Oil price crash: Saudis told to embrace austerity as debt defaults loom

    01/31/2016 1:17:32 PM PST · by Lorianne · 70 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 30 January 2016 | Mehreen Khan
    Kingdom faces a future of higher taxes and low fuel subsidies amid fears the world's weakest oil producers will soon begin to buckle ___ Saudi Arabia faces years of tough austerity as the worst oil price crash in the modern history forces the kingdom to make radical cuts to government largesse, the International Monetary Fund has warned. The world's largest producer of crude oil will need to "transform" its economy away from oil revenues, which make up more than 80pc of the government's wealth, according to Masood Ahmed, head of the Middle East department at the IMF. The Saudi monarchy...
  • Kent State Professor Praises al Qaeda, Says he will "Bury" Washington, DC

    01/31/2016 9:04:06 AM PST · by rightistight · 34 replies
    iOTW Report ^ | 1/31/16 | Aurelius
    History Professor Julio Pino of Kent State has publicly praised al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, and has said that he will "bury" Washington, DC. Julio Cesar Pino is Associate Professor of History at Kent State University, Ohio and, despite being investigated by the FBI for possible ties to ISIS, he is still teaching there. More than the investigation, Pino has also publicly praised terrorist organizations on Facebook. Here, he praises "Sheikh" Osama bin Laden and the "brave warriors" of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula: Pino also mourned the death of bin Laden: He posted pictures of jihadists on his...
  • Erdogan, Salman and the Coming ‘Sunni’ War for Oil [lib POV]

    01/30/2016 6:49:25 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 7 replies
    New Eastern Outlook ^ | Dec 22, 2015 | F. William Engdahl
    We're about to be plunged into a new oil war in the Middle East, this one with a possible nuclear dimension. Wars for control of oil have been instigated for more than a century since the dawn of the petroleum era around the time of the First World War. This war for control of oil, however, promises to be of a scale that will change world politics in a spectacular and highly destructive manner. It is on one level, a Saudi war to redraw the national borders of the infamous Anglo-French Sykes-Picot carve-up of the bankrupt Ottoman Turkish Empire of...
  • Donald Trump Now in Twitter Battle With Prince of Saudi Arabia For Retweeting Fake Photo

    01/28/2016 6:30:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 138 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Earlier today GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump retweeted an obviously fake photo featuring a woman in a burqa, Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly and Saudi Prince Al-Waleed Talal. Prince Talal noticed and issued a response. It's not clear what bailouts Talal is referring to, but this certainly is a rocky start to diplomatic relations should Trump win the White House. This isn't the first time the two have feuded. In the past, Trump referred to Talal as a "dopey" prince. Prince Talal noticed and issued a response. It's not clear what bailouts Talal is referring to, but this certainly is...
  • A Saudi Prince Fond of High-Profile Investing

    01/28/2016 8:01:29 PM PST · by RginTN · 27 replies
    the new york times ^ | April 12, 1995 | PETER TRUELL
    Just who is Donald J. Trump's Prince, and why has he come now to buy into the Plaza Hotel? Prince Walid bin Talal is the Saudi ruling family's most prominent -- and most adventurous -- international investor, with large stakes in Citicorp, Four Seasons Hotels, Fairmont Hotels, Euro Disney and Saks Fifth Avenue, which is controlled by Investcorp of Bahrain.
  • Haia Arrests Gays ‘Who Got Married’ (Saudi Arabia)

    01/27/2016 2:30:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Arab News ^ | 27 January 201
    The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (Haia) has arrested several gay men here who had apparently “married” each other secretly. Sources were quoted as saying in a local publication on Tuesday that Haia members, acting on reports on social media, raided an apartment in Al-Quds neighborhood. When they arrived, they found two young men, aged 28, who appeared to be gays. They were arrested and later revealed that they had married a few days before at a rest area in the southern part of the city, and had then moved in together. The men...
  • Malaysian prime minister cleared of corruption over $681m Saudi 'gift'

    01/26/2016 2:30:25 PM PST · by Theoria · 6 replies
    the Guardian ^ | 26 Jan 2016 | Oliver Holmes
    Attorney general says huge sum in Najib Razak’s personal bank account was donation from Saudi royal family and not linked to troubled state fund 1MDB Malaysia's attorney general said on Tuesday that $681m transferred into prime minister Najib Razak's personal bank account was a gift from the royal family in Saudi Arabia, and there were no criminal offences or corruption involved. Scandal-hit Malaysian PM Najib Razak says conscience is 'absolutely clear' Read more The involvement of the Saudi royal family is an unexpected twist in a scandal over the mysterious funds transfer and the troubles of indebted state fund 1Malaysia...
  • Divorce Me and Go to Your Camels: Wife to Hubby

    01/26/2016 11:19:57 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, January 25, 2016
    Says he did not keep his promise to take her to Turkey A Saudi woman in her 20s took her ageing husband to court for a divorce, saying he did not keep his word to take her abroad for their honeymoon so he could stay with his camels, a newspaper reported on Monday. The woman told the judge in the Gulf Kingdom that her husband, in his 70s, promised before marriage to take her to Turkey for their honeymoon but that he lied to her. 'Instead of going to Turkey, he went to the farm and stayed with his...
  • Man Caught Hiding Liquor in Underwear (Saudi Arabia)

    01/25/2016 12:38:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, January 25, 2016
    Arrested by customs on King Fahd causewaySaudi customs men on King Fahd causeway linking the Gulf Kingdom with neighbouring Bahrain, arrested a local man trying to smuggle liquor in his underwear. The Saudi man was returning from Bahrain when he was stopped by the customs and ordered to step out of his car. Customs men searching him found 14 bottles of liquor hidden under his dishdasha (grown) and tied around his body, according to 'Sabq' newspaper. Alcohol is strictly banned in conservative Saudi Arabia, where liquor smugglers are punished with long jail terms.
  • Several Blasts Rock Aramco Oil Facilities [Saudi]

    01/12/2016 5:55:42 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Farsi News ^ | Jan 12, 2016
    Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:18 Several Blasts Rock Aramco Oil Facilities TEHRAN (FNA)- A number of blasts hit Baqiq industrial city in the Southern Saudi province of Jizan where the kingdom's giant Aramco oil facilities is located. The local residents of Al-Sharqiya region where the Baqiq industrial city and the Aramco oil facilities are located confirmed huge explosions near the huge oil facilities, the Arabic-language media outlets reported on Tuesday. Baqiq industrial city belongs to Aramco oil company which itself is Saudi Arabia's biggest economic enterprise. The oilfields of Aramco, including Qawareh oilfield, are located in Shiite-populated Eastern Saudi Arabia....
  • Will The White House Finally Clear Qatar To Purchase 72 F-15 Strike Eagles?

    01/24/2016 2:46:37 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | 23 January 2016 | Tyler Rogoway
    Qatar asked for clearance from the U.S. Government to purchase 72 F-15E Strike Eagle derivatives, but the request has been slow-rolled. Now, almost two years later and after the Iran Nuclear Agreement has been implemented, there are high hopes the deal may finally be allowed to move forward. Considering that Qatar remains a close ally of the U.S. in the region, and their fighter business has traditionally gone to European manufacturers, penning a deal for dozens of F-15 Strike Eagles seems like a no-brainer. Yet, politically, this would seem not to be the case. Aside from Israel and Saudi Arabia,...
  • U.S. Relies Heavily on Saudi Money to Support Syrian Rebels

    01/23/2016 12:25:00 PM PST · by Theoria · 34 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 23 Jan 2016 | Mark Mazzetti And Matt Apuzzo
    When President Obama secretly authorized the Central Intelligence Agency to begin arming Syria's embattled rebels in 2013, the spy agency knew it would have a willing partner to help pay for the covert operation. It was the same partner the C.I.A. has relied on for decades for money and discretion in far-off conflicts: the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Since then, the C.I.A. and its Saudi counterpart have maintained an unusual arrangement for the rebel-training mission, which the Americans have code-named Timber Sycamore. Under the deal, current and former administration officials said, the Saudis contribute both weapons and large sums of...
  • The End of Saudi Arabia?

    01/21/2016 3:46:07 PM PST · by ChessExpert · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 20, 2016 | Mike Konrad
    A more detestable regime than Saudi Arabia could not be found. Arguably the most repressive regime on earth. An absolute monarchy. A Wahhabist theocratic nightmare that arms ISIS. Only North Korea may be worse, and North Korea does not put women in burqas or have any areas where female genital mutilation (FGM) is practiced. It is a close call. At least North Korea does not ban alcohol. Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/01/the_end_of_saudi_arabia.html#ixzz3xvSaCmLo Follow us: @AmericanThinker on Twitter | AmericanThinker on Facebook
  • Release The Father's Heart it is ok to love [Charismatic Caucus]

    01/22/2016 8:56:25 AM PST · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    Stop hiding my heart from my children sons and daughters of light for I AM your defense and my spirit takes no offense. So challenge the adversary with the Virtue of My love My Children for you carry The Heart of an Overcomer for I have already overcome the world for all mankind. My Heart trusts My Love for The Father of Mercies gave Me Grace to give to you endlessly. . . and such is My Love for ALL of you ! 1 Corinthians 13:1-8 Love: The Superior Way 13 If I speak human or angelic languages but do...
  • Financial Crisis Calls for Saudi Slowdown

    01/21/2016 7:19:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2016 | Matt Towery
    For whatever reason, Wall Street has become obsessed, all of a sudden, with the price of crude oil. Of course there has been a glut in oil for well over a year, but analysts and investors saw no correlation between oil and the value of stocks in other sectors of the market until this month. Now it appears that we have a full-blown crisis centered on plunging oil prices. To be blunt, we have a president who could care less about the price of oil or oil-related companies. Think about it: That industry has been heavily supportive of Republicans and...
  • The End of Saudi Arabia?

    01/20/2016 9:43:01 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 19 replies
    A more detestable regime than Saudi Arabia could not be found. Arguably the most repressive regime on earth. An absolute monarchy. A Wahhabist theocratic nightmare that arms ISIS. Only North Korea may be worse, and North Korea does not put women in burqas or have any areas where female genital mutilation (FGM) is practiced. It is a close call. At least North Korea does not ban alcohol. Make no mistake about it: Shi'a Iran, as bad as it is, is nowhere near as oppressive as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). There are churches in Iran, albeit persecuted. There are...
  • Its a New Day [Charismatic Caucus]

    01/20/2016 11:15:12 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 1-20-16 | Holy Spirit,Bible
    It is a new day my children and I have dressed you in my light and filled you to overflowing with my spirit for I have set you free to please My Kingdom and give freely "The Spring of Life" for as I and The Father are one so you ARE for I have washed you in my blood and breathed upon you as my True disciples of Truth and I call you Friend, Priests and Kings for I have made you worthy My Beloved ! 1 Peter 2:9-10 9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a...
  • Saudis not ruling out nuclear bomb in response to Iran

    01/19/2016 2:36:39 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/1/16 | Ben Ariel
    Saudi Arabia is not ruling out developing a nuclear bomb if its regional rival Iran obtains one, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told the Reuters news agency on Tuesday. Asked if Saudi Arabia had discussed seeking a nuclear bomb in the event Iran managed to obtain one, al-Jubeir replied the country would do "whatever we need to do in order to protect our people". "I don't think it would be logical to expect us to discuss any such issue in public and I don't think it would be reasonable to expect me to answer this question one way or another,"...
  • Saudi king ‘plots to bypass nephew’ in handover of crown

    01/19/2016 7:33:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Sunday Times ^ | January 17, 2016 | Toby Harnden
    KING Salman of Saudi Arabia could be preparing to upend the succession of the House of Saud by abdicating in favour of his controversial 30-year-old son Prince Mohammed bin Salman, bypassing his designated successor, according to American diplomatic sources. At present Salman, 80, is due to be succeeded by his nephew, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, 56. A report by the Washington-based Gulf Institute, supported by Saudi dissidents, claimed last week that the king could change the rules and install his son.
  • SNA 2016: Lockheed Martin Showcasing its LCS Frigate in Royal Saudi Navy Configuration

    01/19/2016 5:12:27 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 14 January 2016 | Xavier Vavasseur
    At the Surface Navy Association's (SNA) National Symposium currently held near Washington DC, Lockheed Martin is showcasing for the first time a scale model representative of the MMSC (Multi-Mission Surface Combatant) being offered to the Royal Saudi Navy as part of a modernization program of the Saudi navy's eastern fleet called SNEP II (Saudi Naval Expansion Program) LCS Frigate / MMSC scale model in Royal Saudi Navy Configuration as showcased by Lockheed Martin during SNA 2016. Back in October 2015, the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced via press release that the U.S. State Department gave its green light...
  • Navantia Said to Be in Negotiations With Saudi Arabia for 5 Avante 2200 Corvettes

    01/19/2016 2:38:00 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 19 January 2016
    According to Spanish daily newspaper La Voz de Galicia, Spanish shipyard Navantia is said to be in advanced negotiations with Saudi Arabia for five Avante 2200 corvettes. The newspaper talks about "final phase" of talks. It is likely that Navantia is competing against Lockheed Martin who is offering four Multi-Mission Surface Combatant (MMSC) Ships, an export variant of Lockheed Martin's Freedom class LCS currently in use with the U.S. Navy. We just revealed the design of the MMSC last week while attending the SNA 2016 show. Follow this link to see the pictures. The ships are being offered as part...
  • Saudi Arabia buying up farmland in US Southwest

    01/16/2016 10:52:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 15, 2016 | Jeff Daniels
    Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf countries are scooping up farmland in drought-afflicted regions of the U.S. Southwest, and that has some people in California and Arizona seeing red. Saudi Arabia grows alfalfa hay in both states for shipment back to its domestic dairy herds. In another real-life example of the world's interconnected economy, the Saudis increasingly look to produce animal feed overseas in order to save water in their own territory, most of which is desert. Privately held Fondomonte California on Sunday announced that it bought 1,790 acres of farmland in Blythe, California -- an agricultural town along the...
  • Muslims In Iran Are Discussing How To Destroy Saudi Arabia [Isaiah 34]

    01/16/2016 1:10:53 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 28 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 1/15/2016 | Walid Shoebat
    "The rift between Saudi Arabia and Iran has quickly ballooned into the worst conflict in decades between the two countries" says one news source adding "The back-and-forth escalation quickly turned the simmering tension into an overt struggle for power in the Middle East." And while in the west is already seeing a cold-war brewing between the two, in Iran, the populace envision a literal scenario where the complete destruction of Saudi Arabia is at hand. The animated film, produced in Iran shows what is going viral in Iran: a sinister plan to completely wipe out Arabia: The Revenge of Fatimah...
  • Amid Plummeting Oil Prices, Saudi Arabia Rejects Littoral Combat Ship Deal With US

    01/14/2016 4:49:32 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki
    International Business Times ^ | 01/11/16 | CHRISTOPHER HARRESS
    The Saudi Arabian government has rejected a $4 billion U.S. military offer to build state-of-the-art Lockheed Martin Littoral Combat warships, citing high costs and a long delivery time. The ruling royal family in Riyadh, which regularly spends heavily on U.S. defense products, has had to tighten its government budgets over the past year because of the plummeting price of oil, which is the country's main source of income. While the deal is not dead yet, Saudi officials are expected to ask for a cheaper price tag and a delivery time under the current seven years as quoted by primary manufacturer...
  • One More Time: New Year Eve’s Saudi Power Deal Caps Off Historic 2015 For GE

    01/13/2016 12:53:10 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 4 replies
    http://www.gereports.com ^ | Dec 31 2015 | Seth Martin
    GE finished a historic year of massive deals with one more win before the ball dropped in New York’s Times Square. On the last day of the year, the company announced a landmark power contract with the Saudi Electric Company valued at nearly $1 billion.
  • 2 Wives ‘Present’ Younger Wife to Hubby, 70

    01/12/2016 12:25:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    Arab News ^ | Monday 11 January 2016
    A 70-year-old citizen of Taif got the surprise of his life when his two wives egged him on to get married a third time, and that too to a younger woman. They not only made the suggestion but also offered help in the form of arranging the marriage. Awad bin Aouaimer Al-Thouaibi told local media that he could not believe his ears when his wives came up with the idea. “First I thought they were pulling a fast one on me. However, they looked serious about it and said they want to do that out of love and respect for...
  • In Pakistan, They Trust

    01/12/2016 9:44:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January12, 2016 | Caroline Glick
    It is a testament to the precarious state of the world today that in a week that saw North Korea carry out a possible test of a hydrogen bomb, the most frightening statement uttered did not come from Pyongyang. It came from Pakistan. Speaking in the military garrison town of Rawalpindi, Pakistani Army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif said that any Iranian threat to Saudi Arabia's territorial integrity will "wipe Iran off the map." Sharif made the statement following his meeting with Saudi Arabia's defense minister and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. According to media reports, Salman was the second...
  • Top US Admiral Fired For Questioning Obama Purchase Of Mansion In Dubai (Russian propaganda)

    01/10/2016 4:25:04 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 161 replies
    A stunning new Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) report circulating in the Kremlin today states that one of the United States Navy’s top commanders was relieved of his command a few hours ago after he sent out an “email/posting” revealing that President Barack Obama was in the process of purchasing a multi-million dollar seaside luxury villa in the United Arab Emirates city (UAE) of Dubai. According to this report, the Commander of the US Navy’s Carrier Strike Group 15, Rear Admiral Rick Williams, posted a “pointed” query on 8 January [since deleted] to the US Naval Institute’s “Readiness Kill Chain” “recipients/responders”...
  • Top 10 Everyday Things Banned in Saudi Arabia

    In Saudi Arabia there are no specific statutes or laws to govern by. The sole constitution that is used is the Quran, which all judges have to interpret conservatively. Many actions that are considered illegal have no actual written laws to ban them – a lot of them are not even addressed in the Quran. Some of these bans also occur in other countries, but this list is specifically about Saudi Arabia since I was born there and I grew up (along with millions of others) shackled by these laws. The general rule in regards to the legality of something...
  • Why Obama Keeps Indulging Iran

    01/08/2016 1:36:29 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Friday, 8 January 2016 | Dr. Majid Rafizadeh
    Iran keeps breaking international law and U.N. Security Council resolutions, while U.S. President Barack Obama continues to capitulate to Tehran’s demands. What did he do when it intensified its military involvement in Syria? He invited Tehran to a peace conference on the conflict. Iran imprisoned several U.S. citizens, but instead of pressuring Tehran Obama continued nuclear talks. Iran then arrested Dubai-based American businessman Siamak Namazi. Obama signs a nuclear deal with Tehran offering tremendous sanction relief, yet Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) immediately tests ballistic missiles several times, in violation of the nuclear deal and UNSC resolutions. The Obama administration...
  • North Korea and Iran: The Nuclear Duo

    01/07/2016 5:32:16 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/07/16 | Joseph A. Klein
    There is no reason to believe that, as a result of the deal Iran is already sidestepping, Iran will suddenly stop all dealings with North Korea with regard to both countries’ nuclear programs North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test on January 6th, which it claimed was a hydrogen bomb. Despite some skepticism as to North Korea’s claim that it had actually tested a hydrogen bomb, the Obama administration acknowledged that North Korea had indeed tested some sort of nuclear device. The administration condemned North Korea’s latest testing as a violation of a series of past United Nations Security Council...
  • Strike after strike fail to change US outlook on Pakistan

    01/07/2016 9:35:46 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    timesofindia.indiatimes ^ | 01/08/2016 | Chidanand Rajghatta
    Individual expressions of support and commiseration over the terrorist attacks on Indian assets in Pathankot and Mazar-e-Sharif has been tricking in from a raft of US lawmakers, but don't hold your breath for the Obama administration to alter the long standing US policy of coddling Pakistan's terrorism-steeped military establishment that has harmed both US and Indian interests in the region. . . ... many senior US lawmakers tweeted and issued statements with the pro-forma expressions of support for India's sufferance. But Washington, which laid out the red carpet to Pakistan's military strongman Gen. Raheel Sharif last November, is showing no...
  • Saudi Arabia Plans 'Thatcherite Revolution'

    01/07/2016 11:35:14 AM PST · by EBH · 14 replies
    Saudi Arabia is mulling the sale of shares in Aramco, believed to be the world's most valuable company, as part of plans to repair its finances and open up its economy. The announcement was made by the country's deputy crown prince as Saudi's secretive, state-owned oil firm grapples with the effects of oil prices nearing 12-year lows . Mohammed bin Salman told The Economist: "That is something that is being reviewed, and we believe a decision will be made over the next few months." The Saudi economy has taken a battering from the oil price decline and the finance ministry...
  • Saudi Devaluation Odds Highest In 20 Years, Kingdom Now More Likely To Default Than Portugal

    01/07/2016 9:23:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/07/2016
    On Monday, we brought you "Saudi Default, Devaluation Odds Spike As Mid-East Careens Into Chaos," in which we outlined the jump in riyal forwards and widening of CDS spreads that Riyadh witnessed in the aftermath of the kingdom's move to cut diplomatic ties with Iran.In short: the market is getting worried that Riyadh is about to careen into crisis. In the face of slumping crude, the Saudis are staring down double digit budget deficits and the prospect of having to once again tap debt markets in order to offset the SAMA burn and keep the kingdom from having to...
  • Iran condemns what it calls Saudi-led airstrike that struck its Yemen embassy

    01/07/2016 4:57:07 AM PST · by McGruff · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | January 7, 2016 | Greg Botelho and Schams Elwazer
    Iran's foreign ministry claimed that warplanes from the Saudi Arabia-led coalition involved in Yemen's ongoing war struck and damaged its embassy in Sanaa, yet another incident that could inflame tensions between Tehran and Riyadh. Iran condemned the strike, according to foreign ministry spokesman Hussein Jaberi Ansari. But it was not immediately clear if the Iranian embassy was targeted or if it got struck unintentionally amid the broader conflict within Yemen. That war pits the Shiite Muslim rebel Houthis supported by Iran against forces loyal to President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi, which are being backed militarily and otherwise by the overwhelmingly...
  • Iran embassy bombing: Saudis targeted Yemen site - Tehran

    01/07/2016 4:57:35 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 43 minutes ago | BBC
    Iran has accused Saudi-led coalition warplanes of "deliberately" bombing its embassy in Yemen's capital, Sanaa. State media quoted a foreign ministry spokesman as saying members of staff had been wounded in an air strike. Sanaa residents reported dozens of air strikes on Thursday by the coalition, which is battling Houthi rebels. However, residents and witnesses in Sanaa reported there was no damage to the embassy after the air strikes, Reuters and AP report.
  • Saudi Arabia vs Iran: The oil war that isn't coming

    01/05/2016 4:46:00 AM PST · by thackney · 3 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1/4/2016 | Everett Rosenfeld
    Armchair analysts have been predicting an oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Iran for a while now, and escalating tensions between the countries would seem to portend a major market disruption. But that war may never come. Saudi Arabia announced Monday that it will sever all commercial ties with Iran, a day after the kingdom said it would cut diplomatic relations with Iran. Protesters stormed the Saudi embassy in Tehran earlier Sunday, and the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, predicted "divine vengeance" for the Saudi execution of a major Shiite cleric. Saudi Arabia is predominantly Sunni and home...
  • The Saudi-Iranian War Has Begun: The Coming Oli Wars As Predicted in the Bible....

    01/06/2016 2:55:01 PM PST · by Shery · 16 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 5 January, 2016 | Walid Shoebat
    After Saudi Arabia executed 47 men convicted of terror-related offences, including Nimr Al Nimr, an Ayatullah dissident Shia cleric, three strongest reactions came from Iraq’s former prime minister Nouri Al Maliki who declared Al Nimr’s death would “topple the Saudi regime” and Hizbollah promising an “assassination” while Iran’s Supreme Leader warned Saudi’s rulers would face “the divine hand of revenge”. What is perhaps unconsidered in the West is that the Prophet Muhammad’s own grandson, al-Husayn bin ‘Ali, was killed in the course of defying such a regime seeing this to mimmic their main bone of contention on the Sunni Shiite...
  • Iran says Saudi Arabia cannot cover up 'crime' by cutting ties

    01/05/2016 5:34:37 PM PST · by Mariner · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 5th, 2016 | By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday Saudi Arabia could not hide its "crime" of executing a Shi'ite cleric by cutting ties with Tehran, but Iranian authorities disowned an attack on the Saudi embassy in Iran. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Sudan broke all ties with Iran and the United Arab Emirates downgraded its relations on Monday after the Saudi embassy in Tehran was stormed by protesters. Kuwait recalled its ambassador to Iran on Tuesday. An angry mob broke into the embassy on Saturday night and started fires following protests against the kingdom's execution of cleric Nimr al-Nimr, a prominent critic...
  • Why Can't the U.S. Just Condemn Saudi Arabia's Executions?

    01/05/2016 7:34:44 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 13 replies
    Slate ^ | 01/05/2016 | Joshua Keating
    One of the more darkly amusing aspects of the escalating tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia has been watching the Obama administration try to avoid directly condemning the Saudi execution of 47 people. Here’s the circular answer provided by White House spokesman Josh Earnest yesterday after he was asked whether the administration would condemn its ally: Well, we have raised significant concerns about the human rights environment in Saudi Arabia. And carrying out mass executions I think is a prime example of a government that is not doing enough to address the legitimate concerns that have been expressed by the...
  • Saudi Arabia faces 'economic bomb' and hikes gas prices 50%

    01/05/2016 4:17:38 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | January 5, 2016 | Heather Long
    Saudi Arabia is running out of money. While the world's attention is focused on Saudi Arabia's latest flare up with Iran, many Saudis are concerned about the "economic bomb" at home. The government is slashing a plethora of perks for its citizens. The cash crunch is so dire that the Saudi government just hiked the price of gasoline by 50%. Saudis lined up at gas stations Monday to fill up before the higher prices kicked in. "They have announced cutbacks in subsidies that will hurt every single Saudi in their pocketbook," says Robert Jordan, a former U.S. ambassador to Saudi...