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  • OPEC sees oil rally towards $80 as short-term spike, not supply-driven

    05/17/2018 10:52:54 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 16 May 18 | Alex Lawler, Rania El Gamal
    LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) - OPEC sees oil’s rally towards $80 a barrel as a short-term spike driven by geopolitics rather than any supply shortage, four OPEC delegates said, a sign the group is not rushing yet to rethink its supply-cutting agreement. The view of top exporter Saudi Arabia is that any brief, speculator-driven jump in oil prices is not sufficient grounds for producers to boost output, an OPEC source familiar with the kingdom’s thinking said.
  • Amir Tsarfati covers the latest events in and related to the Middle East.

    03/06/2018 7:16:25 PM PST · by firebrand · 11 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | March 6m 2018 | Amir Tsarfati
    Iran's aspirations, Abbas and the "Palestinians," the Iran deal and the possibility of the U.S. pulling out, the Netanyahu bribery accusations, and the Saudi participation in the growing march toward war. Saudi Arabia may care more about stopping Iran even than Israel does. Quote from Netanyahu: "Iran must be stopped. and we are going to stop it."
  • Saudi Corruption Purge Captures $106 Billion During Asset Forfeiture – Qatar Delegation Arrives..

    01/30/2018 10:44:51 PM PST · by bitt · 11 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 1/30/2018 | SUNDANCE
    Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) initiated a massive anti-corruption operation last year. Today, just as a Qatari delegation arrives in DC and concedes to the terms of the alliance, Reuters is reporting the resulting Saudi asset seizures total more than $106 billion.
  • Robert Mueller involved in FBI release of deceptive statements about Sarasota 9/11 probe

    01/24/2018 12:36:20 PM PST · by detective · 6 replies
    A recent government court filing is raising questions about then-FBI Director Robert Mueller’s involvement in the public release of deceptive official statements about a secret FBI investigation of Sarasota Saudis with apparent ties to the 9/11 hijackers. The misleading statements, issued by FBI officials in Miami and Tampa, were made within days of a September 2011 Florida Bulldog story disclosing the existence of the investigation and reporting that Congress had been kept in the dark about it.
  • Kerry: Israel, Egypt, Saudis pushed US to bomb Iran

    12/02/2017 11:59:48 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 42 replies
    AhlulBayt News Agency ^ | Dec. 2, 2017 | staff
    (AhlulBayt News Agency) - US Former Secretary of State John Kerry said Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt pushed the United States to bomb Iran before the 2015 nuclear deal was struck. Kerry defended the deal during the Ignatius Forum in Washington, saying Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was genuinely agitating towards action, before he struck the accord with Tehran. Kerry said when he was chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he met with Saudi King Abdullah, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Netanyahu, who all lobbied for military action. "Each of them said to me, you have to bomb Iran,...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Senior Saudi figures tortured and beaten in purge

    11/10/2017 5:03:37 PM PST · by dynachrome · 62 replies
    Middleeasteye ^ | 11-9-17 | David Hearst
    Some senior figures detained in last Saturday's purge in Saudi Arabia were beaten and tortured so badly during their arrest or subsequent interrogations that they required hospital treatment, Middle East Eye can reveal. People inside the royal court also told MEE that the scale of the crackdown, which has brought new arrests each day, is much bigger than Saudi authorities have admitted, with more than 500 people detained and double that number questioned. Members of the royal family, government ministers and business tycoons were caught up in the sudden wave of arrests orchestrated by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, known...
  • WATCH: Podesta Group Linked to Saudis Arrested For Corruption

    11/09/2017 5:21:06 AM PST · by smileyface · 24 replies
    One America News Network ^ | Nov 7, 2017 | OAN Newsroom
    New documents expose close ties between the Podesta Group and high-ranking Saudi officials recently arrested on corruption charges this past weekend. One America’s Kristian Rouz has more on the deals between key Clinton allies and ousted Saudi officials.
  • Saudi Billionaire Arrested with 10 Others - Waleed Bin Talal

    11/04/2017 3:11:23 PM PDT · by scooby321 · 308 replies
    Spectator Index ^ | 11/4/2017 | Staff
    BREAKING: Saudi Arabia arrests several senior princes including billionaire Waleed bin Talal and head of National Guard Miteb bin Abdullah
  • GULF NATIONS WAGING JIHAD ON THE WEST IN THE AIR!

    07/20/2017 9:28:44 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 22 replies
    Delta Airlines ^ | 7/20/2017 | Dick Bachert
    This just in from my old friend from the Fair Tax wars of the 90s, retired naval carrier aviator, Frank D. The muslims are waging jihad in the skies AGAINST THE WEST! Better let your guys in DC know that this crap MUST STOP! PLEASE GET THIS OUT TO EVERYONE IN YOUR NETWORK! Dick B All, My daughter's Father-In-Law, himself a retired airline captain, forwarded this to me. I had no idea that Gulf States airlines were waging jihad against western airlines until I viewed the video. Sent to you as I got it. FReegards, FRank ***************************** I'm shocked Don....
  • BREAKING: Iran parliament shooting: Several injured, one dead as explosion in Tehran

    06/07/2017 1:11:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 84 replies
    (UK) Express ^ | June 7, 2017 | Jon Rogers
    THE Iranian Parliament is under fire with a gunman shooting guards, with at least eight injured. Iranian state TV has reported that there were four attackers in parliament with one person killed and eight people injured. The situation is still ongoing, according to the broadcaster. [Snip] [Additionally] an armed man opened fire at the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini in southern Tehran and wounded a number of people. A gunman opened fire at pilgrims at the late Imam Khomeini mausoleum in southern Tehran on Wednesday injuring a number of people. There are reports of witnesses saying that they heard an explosion...
  • We Know What Inspired the Manchester Attack, We Just Won’t Admit It

    05/30/2017 6:12:02 AM PDT · by blam · 14 replies
    Strategic Culture Foundation ^ | 5-30-2017 | Patrick COCKBURN
    In the wake of the massacre in Manchester, people rightly warn against blaming the entire Muslim community in Britain and the world. Certainly one of the aims of those who carry out such atrocities is to provoke the communal punishment of all Muslims, thereby alienating a portion of them who will then become open to recruitment by Isis and al-Qaeda clones. This approach of not blaming Muslims in general but targeting “radicalisation” or simply “evil” may appear sensible and moderate, but in practice it makes the motivation of the killers in Manchester or the Bataclan theatre in Paris in 2015...
  • Saudi royals signal the real magnitude of the deal they made with Trump

    05/21/2017 4:29:52 AM PDT · by NYer · 54 replies
    American Thinkekr ^ | May 20, 2017 | Thomas Lifson
    Perhaps even more important in terms of Saudi daily life, the women in attendance at functions did not wear head coverings and abayas.  The entire nation saw this on television and understands that the fracking-created global oil glut changes everything, that the infidels no longer cower in fear of a cutoff of the oil Allah granted to the protectors of the holy cities of Mecca and Medina.  The old arguments of the fanatics hold less water. Change is coming. The king signaled that the restrictions declared by the Wahhabi clergy are no longer the ultimate arbiter of personal behavior,...
  • Saudi Foreign Minister Says He Wants to ‘Drain the Swamp’ During Presser #MAGA (VIDEO)

    05/20/2017 10:17:19 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 35 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | May 20th, 2017
    Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held a joint press conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Saturday. At one point in his opening statement Adel Al-Jubeir told reporters the House of Saud was looking forward to “draining the swamp” of extremism.
  • Trump Grumbles that U.S. Loses ‘Tremendous Amount Of Money’ Defending Saudi Arabia

    04/28/2017 10:51:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Newsweek ^ | April 28, 2017 | Callum Paton
    President Donald Trump says the U.S. is losing a “tremendous amount of money” defending Saudi Arabia, complaining that the Gulf monarchy is treating the United States unfairly. In a wide-ranging interview with Reuters, in which Trump discussed his first 100 days in office, the President criticized the key Middle Eastern ally, claiming the Kingdom wasn’t paying its way, and was relying on U.S. defense spending for its security. "Frankly, Saudi Arabia has not treated us fairly, because we are losing a tremendous amount of money in defending Saudi Arabia,” he said. It is not the first time Trump has accused...
  • Saudi king names son as US envoy as ties boosted with Trump

    04/23/2017 11:17:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    NanaimoNewsNOW ^ | April 23, 2017 | The Canadian Press
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia's King Salman issued a decree late Saturday naming one of his sons, an air force pilot who has taken part in coalition strikes against the Islamic State group, as the kingdom's new ambassador to the U.S. The appointment of Prince Khaled bin Salman to Washington signals the kingdom's eagerness to strengthen bilateral ties under President Donald Trump. As the king's son, the prince has a direct line to the Saudi monarch. Saudi Arabia is the world's third largest defence spender. Prince Khaled's appointment positions him as an influential broker in deals with U.S. manufacturers....
  • Tillerson touts Saudi investments, taking relations ‘to new heights’

    04/19/2017 9:57:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Arab News ^ | April 20, 2017 | Joyce Karam
    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson touted Wednesday more economic investment and cooperation between Saudi Arabia and the US because “when US companies invest in the Saudi economy, everyone wins.” Tillerson made his remarks at the second annual US-Saudi Arabia CEO Summit, which concluded Wednesday in Washington. The summit brought together Saudi and US government officials and business leaders to discuss challenges and opportunities to expand US-Saudi economic partnership. Participants included Majid Al-Qasabi, Saudi commerce minister; Ghassan Al-Shibl, chairman of Saudi Arabian Airlines and CEO of Saudi Research and Marketing Group, and Khaled Al-Seif, vice chairman of the Committee for...
  • Rookie judge to preside over Benghazi trial

    07/13/2014 4:47:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    wa po ^ | July 7, 2014 | Al Kamen and Colby Itkowitz
    Casey Cooper is new to the bench, but he’s well-connected . Just three months into his tenure on the federal bench, and before his formal investiture ceremony later this week, newly minted — but well-connected — U.S. District Judge Christopher “Casey” Cooper has been handed one of the most high-profile and politically sensitive American terrorism cases in recent years ... Cooper, 47, was part of the Obama administration’s transition team and is one of the more connected people in D.C. legal circles, Marimow notes. His wife, Amy Jeffress, worked at the Justice Department as a national security adviser to the...
  • Saudi UN Chief Compares Hungary to Nazis for Controlling Their Borders

    03/11/2017 7:36:57 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | VIRGINIA HALE | 9 Mar 2017
    Attacking European politicians who he accused of failing to show migrants a sufficiently warm welcome, the United Nations (UN) human rights chief compared the rhetoric of Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to that of Nazi Germany. Speaking in Geneva on Wednesday, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein also slammed “false claims that migrants commit more crimes” and claimed that Europeans welcome mass migration. “Many ordinary people in Europe have welcomed and supported migrants, but political leaders increasingly demonstrate a chilling indifference to their fate. “I am particularly disturbed by lurid public narratives which appear deliberately aimed at...
  • Follow the Money: Senator John McCain’s Ties to Saudis and Rothschilds EXPOSED

    03/09/2017 5:33:05 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 15 replies
    Free Thought Project ^ | 3/8/2017 | Jack Burns
    Charitable institutions (like The Clinton Foundation), as Judge Jeanine Pirro has stated publicly, often serve as a slush fund for those whose name the institution bears. Pirro called the Clintons’ foundation nothing more than a “money laundering operation used as a slush fund.” Now, it seems, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and his institution are coming under fire for contributions it has been receiving from the Rothschild family, a controversial global mining company, and the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia. Accusations of financial impropriety first arose back in 2008, when The Guardian first ran the story. McCain was traveling through the...
  • Why is Saudi Arabia's king spending a month in Asia?

    03/08/2017 5:22:10 AM PST · by csvset · 14 replies
    Straights Times ^ | 8 March 2017 | Jonathan Fulton
    Saudi Arabia's King Salman Abdulaziz Al Saud began a month-long trip to Asia last week that has taken him to Malaysia and Indonesia, with stops in Japan, China and the Maldives to follow. Coming after high-level visits between Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states and Chinese government officials, the King's trip is a further indication of the deepening of relations between Arab Gulf monarchies and East Asia. While trade is an important focus for the Saudi delegation, Asia's growing role in Gulf security is going to be a major feature of the trip. The China-Saudi security relationship was emphasised during a...