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  • Hillary Clinton Tops Middle East Forum’s ‘Islamist Money List’

    10/22/2016 8:25:22 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 21, 2016 | Allum Bokhari
    The Middle East Forum has released its 2015-16 “Islamist Money In Politics” list, charting the top ten recipients of contributions from Islamic organizations — and Hillary Clinton is at the top of the list. According to the Middle East Forum, their list tracks political donations from “from individuals who subscribe to the same Islamic supremacism as Khomeini, Bin Laden, and ISIS.” Clinton has received a total of $41,165 from individuals that the Middle East Forum describes as “prominent Islamists,” including $19,249 from senior officials of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which was declared a terrorist organization by the United...
  • “The Terrorist Threat against U.S. has Never Been Greater” says Johns Hopkins Lecturer

    10/21/2016 8:15:43 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 21, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    At the Heritage Foundation, Dr. Mary Habeck, an adjunct lecturer at John Hopkins' School of Advanced International Studies (known as SAIS), noted that terrorism has spiked since 2011. She said that today, "the terrorist threat against the U.S. has never been greater." She added, "You have to go back to the Algerian civil war to find" this number of terrorist attacks. Habeck said, "First of all, al-Qaeda and ISIS [known as the Islamic State, or ISIL] have a plan and they’re executing it." "They have created a whole series of campaign plans for each country," Habeck said, and "ISIS inherited...
  • Nostalgia for the Gendarme

    10/13/2016 8:30:08 AM PDT · by Jyotishi
    Jihad Watch ^ | Thursday, October 13, 2016 | Alexander Maistrovoy
    It is difficult to say who will be elected by American people, but the world (except for sterile Western Europe) has made its choice. And this choice, in spite of formal logic, is the "racist," "sexist," "imperialist," "Islamophobe" Donald Trump. In New York, the President of Egypt, el-Sisi, has met with Trump and characterized him as a "strong leader." The presidents of the Czech Republic and Hungary, Milos Zeman and Viktor Orban, urged Americans to elect Trump. According to Orban, Trump would be a better leader than Obama, and Zeman compared him with Reagan. Russia, Israel and the Arab monarchies...
  • Hillary In Leaked Email: Saudi Arabia And Qatar Are Funding ISIS !!!

    10/11/2016 9:14:50 AM PDT · by WENDLE · 43 replies
    The Dailey Caller ^ | 10/11/2016 | ALEX PFEIFFER Reporter
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton sent an email to her campaign chairman John Podesta in 2014, who was then-counselor to President Barack Obama, that said Saudi Arabia and Qatar are both giving financial and logistical support to the Islamic State and other extremist Sunni groups, according to a recent Wikileaks release.
  • Saudi teen flirts online with a young woman in California - and ends up in jail

    10/10/2016 11:56:21 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 36 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | 10/10/2016
    Saudi teen flirts online with a young woman in California - and ends up in jail - Breaking911 Saudi teen flirts online with a young woman in California – and ends up in jail October 10, 2016 | 1:51 PM Home » Bad News » Cyber Attacks » Saudi teen flirts online with a young woman in California – and ends up in jail CAIRO – It seemed like a innocent, if goofy, flirtation. Abu Sin, a young man in Saudi Arabia, met Christina Crockett, a 21-year-old in California, on YouNow, an online community forum that allows people to...
  • Congress Looks to Override Obama Veto of 9/11 Bill

    09/27/2016 9:56:30 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Sep 2016 | Breitbart Jerusalem
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is poised to override President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for the kingdom’s alleged backing of the terrorists who carried out the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people. The showdown is scheduled for Wednesday. Proponents of the legislation say they have enough votes for what would be a first: During his nearly two full terms in office, Obama has vetoed nine bills. None has been overridden. While there is broad and bipartisan support for bucking the president, the bill’s opponents also are pushing...
  • Saudi lobbyists plot new push against 9/11 bill [Trent Lott sighting]

    09/27/2016 8:11:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | September 26, 2016 | Isaac Arnsdorf and Seung Min Kim
    Saudi Arabia is mounting a last-ditch campaign to scuttle legislation allowing families of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks to sue the kingdom — and they're enlisting major American companies to make an economic case against the bill. General Electric, Dow Chemical, Boeing and Chevron are among the corporate titans that have weighed in against the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, or JASTA, which passed both chambers unanimously and was vetoed on Friday, according to people familiar with the effort. The companies are acting quietly to avoid the perception of opposing victims of terrorism, but they're responding to...
  • ISIS Sex Slaves Auctioned Off in Saudi Arabia – Hillary’s Top Donor Country

    09/26/2016 9:52:45 AM PDT · by xzins · 47 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Sep 26th, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    According to eyewitness reports ISIS sex slaves are reportedly being sold in Saudi Arabia. Jihad Watch reported: It isn’t news that the Islamic State has long been abusing and trafficking sex slaves – especially Yazidi girls – but it has been now discovered that the sex slaves of IS are being “sold in horrifying auctions to UK ally Saudi Arabia.” An eyewitness reported: Dozens of women were being held in a large room, and it was not only Iraqis and Syrians trading women but also Saudis and Westerners, whose actual nationality was not clear. Western women have also been reported...
  • Saudi leadership nominates Christian to serve on the judiciary (Satire)

    09/08/2016 4:42:11 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 3 replies
    News | 8 September 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Government minister Abdel Bin Loo Ni has nominated Christian lawyer Rashad Oh Mih Goud to serve on the Saudi judiciary in a special late night session. Understandbly, some Saudis are upset, but many applaud Bin Loo Ni's courage in showing the need for a balance to Sharia law in the nation. Minister Abdel Bin Loo Ni told news reporters as he ducked shoes being thrown that it was time for the Saudis to step up to the plate and show respect for Christianity in light of Obama's nomination of Abid Riaz Qureshi for the Federal Judiciary in the United States....
  • Hillary's top aide may be a Saudi plant (Bachmann: 'Advancing Shariah Abedin family business')

    08/22/2016 7:21:47 PM PDT · by amorphous · 48 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 22 August 2016 | Leo Hohmann
    The woman who many say could be Hillary Clinton’s White House chief of staff served for years as assistant editor of a Saudi-funded Muslim publication that opposed women’s rights and blamed the U.S. for the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, according to a new report.
  • Huma Weiner-Abedin linked to designated Al Qaeda funder

    08/22/2016 3:22:03 PM PDT · by Steven Tyler · 22 replies
    Twitter feed ^ | August 22 2016 | David Reaboi
    Huma linked to designated AQ funder Naseef in 4 different ways … That's not to say Huma *is* AQ or a jihadi, etc--but at minimum she & her family have, let's say, "different" ideas of what's objectionable Huma's mon turns to Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, a combination Hitler quoting cleric/Muslim Brotherhood chief jurist - a real beauty!!
  • Groom Flees When Bride Arrives at Airport

    08/10/2016 1:39:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, August 10, 2016
    Married her after seeing photosAn Egyptian groom waited for several hours at a Saudi airport for his bride to arrive. When he finally saw her, he fled. The man said he decided to marry that girl after he saw her pictures sent by his brother in Egypt when he asked him to search for a bride for him. “When he saw at the airport in Saudi Arabia, instead of rushing to hug her, he fled. People chased the man and caught him as they thought he stole something from the bride, but she told them he is her husband,” an...
  • Exclusive: Hillary Rubber-Stamped Visas for Record Number of Saudi Visitors

    08/09/2016 7:30:53 AM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    Counter Jihad ^ | August 8, 2016 | Paul Sperry
    Despite evidence Saudi Arabian terrorists exploit the U.S. visa program, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton doubled the number of visas for Saudi visitors to the U.S., while helping cut a deal with the Kingdom to waive security procedures for Saudi nationals upon their arrival in the U.S, CounterJihad has learned. The annual number of nonimmigrant visas issued to Saudi nationals soared 93% during Clinton’s tenure as secretary from 2009 to 2013, federal data show, hitting a record 108,578 in fiscal 2013 and reversing a post-9/11 pause in Saudi visa approvals. Before leaving office, Clinton helped negotiate a little-noticed January...
  • Former Saudi General Makes Rare Israel Visit; MK: "Saudis Want to Get Closer to Israel"

    07/24/2016 5:48:56 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 18 replies
    Israel News ^ | 24 July 2016 | By Ariella Mendlowitz
    ormer Saudi General Dr. Anwar Eshki visited Israel last week, alongside a delegation of academics and businessmen, all of whom came with the intended goal to encourage further discussion of the Saudi-led 2002 Arab Peace Initiative. The Israeli news source Haaretz reported that the delegation met with Foreign Ministry Director-General Dore Gold, the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories Major-General Yoav Mordechai, and several Knesset members from the opposition. ...
  • Read the 28 Pages for Yourself. The Saudi 9-11 Connection Declassified

    07/16/2016 11:43:54 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 117 replies
    House Intelligence Committee ^ | December 2002 | Congressional Intelligence Committees
    Read the 28 pages for yourself at the link. Bottom Line: The Saudi Ambassador to the USA, Prince Bandar, and a bunch of intelligence officers from his embassy, were either running the 9-11 operation, or heavily supporting it up to their eyeballs. It was an act of war, in my opinion. Although the predominance of evidence is damning, they treat it as not definitive enough to prove it to have been official Government policy, rather than just heavy infiltration of the Government by al Queda sympathizers. It showed me that the mosques and organizations established by Saudis in this...
  • Orlando Shooter Traveled to Saudi Arabia in 2011, 2012: MSNBC

    06/13/2016 7:17:58 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 56 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 6-13-2016 | NewsMax
    Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen made two trips to Saudi Arabia in 2011 and 2012, MSNBC reported Monday, citing federal officials.
  • Man shoots male doctor for assisting his wife’s delivery in Saudi Arabia

    05/26/2016 10:42:29 AM PDT · by wtd · 23 replies
    Gulf News ^ | May 26, 2016 | Habib Toumi, Bureau Chief
    Man shoots male doctor for assisting his wife’s delivery in Saudi Arabia Riyadh: A Saudi man was arrested after he shot a male obstetrician, arguing that he had no right to assist his wife’s delivery and that a woman gynecologist should have been around. Dr Muhannad Al Zabn, who has a Jordanian father and a Saudi mother, delivered the baby one month ago at the King Fahad Medical City in the Saudi capital Riyadh. According to media reports, the father went to the hospital and told the doctor he wanted to see him to thank him for helping his...
  • Schumer upends 9/11 Saudi suit bill at 11th hour

    Last week’s unanimous passage of a Senate bill making it easier for 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia and other foreign terror sponsors was widely heralded as a major victory. It’s more of a cruel hoax. It turns out that just before the vote, Sen. Charles Schumer and other proponents of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act stuffed an amendment into the final draft allowing the attorney general and secretary of state to stop any litigation against the Saudis in its tracks.
  • US House blocks aid to duplicitous Pakistan

    05/20/2016 12:08:54 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Saturday, May 21, 2016 | Editorial
    US House blocks aid to duplicitous Pakistan The US House of Representatives' decision to incorporate stringent requirements for the release of American aid to Pakistan, even in the face of opposition from the White House, is indicative of a gradual change of heart in Washington, DC, towards what was once its frontline ally in the war on terror. It comes days after the US Congress objected to the sale of American F-16s, which have little value in fighting insurgents but help Pakistan build parity with India. This is not to suggest that the US is anywhere close to changing its...
  • Senate Passes Bill Exposing Saudi Arabia to 9/11 Legal Claims

    WASHINGTON — A bill that would let the families of those killed in the Sept. 11 attacks sue Saudi Arabia for any role in the terrorist plot passed the Senate unanimously on Tuesday, bringing Congress closer to a showdown with the White House, which has threatened to veto the legislation.The Senate’s passage of the bill, which will now be taken up in the House, is another sign of escalating tensions in a relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia that once received little scrutiny from lawmakers.Obama administration officials have lobbied against the bill, a view that the White House...
  • 50,000 Laid Off In Saudi Arabia As Oil Crisis Bites Deeper

    05/09/2016 10:01:22 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 19 replies ^ | 09-05-2016 | Savages
    Saudi construction giant Binladin group has laid off tens of thousands of workers, leading to rare protests, as workers torch seven buses demanding compensation as low oil prices begin to bite in earnest. The numbers of layoffs range from 50,000 to 77,000, many of who say they were not paid for several months. Binladin group, which last year had all of its contracts frozen after a crane fell over the Grand Mosque in Mecca, killing 107, denied that it owed its workers any compensation. The company said the layoffs were a “routine” adjustment to a slowdown in construction activity in...
  • Saudi Prince Begs America to Reject Trump

    05/07/2016 5:41:42 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 76 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | Breitbart News
    A Saudi prince has urged Americans not to vote for Donald Trump in the upcoming general election. Turki al-Faisal, who served as Saudia Arabia’s ambassador to the US from 2005 to 2007, spoke against the presumptive Republican nominee during a foreign policy dinner in Washington, DC on Thursday.
  • Saudi King Salman Cries During Son’s Graduation in Riyadh

    05/04/2016 4:05:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Wednesday, 4 May 2016
    Saudi King Salman could not hold back his emotions as he attended the graduation of one of his sons, Prince Rakan who finished high school studies in Riyadh. “I attend this graduation not only as Rakan’s father, but a father to all the students,” King Salman said during a speech he delivered. King Salman has made a habit of attending all his sons' graduation ceremonies, a sign of the importance the king places on education. Before the ardha (sword dance) ceremony, Prince Rakan presented a sword to his father, which caused the King to get emotional seeing his last son...
  • Saudi IS members killing their own relatives

    05/03/2016 7:28:29 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | May 2, 2016 | Ibrahim al-Hatlani Saudi IS members killing their own relatives The Islamic State's (IS) influence has penetrated Saudi Arabia so successfully via social media that some Saudi youth are being persuaded to kill soldiers and police, even when they are family members. Summary: The control demonstrated by the Islamic State over some young Saudi minds apparently exceeds even that of prominent Muslim leaders. Author Ibrahim al-Hatlani Posted May 2, 2016 Translator Pascale el-Khoury Salafists — ultraconservative Muslims — believe in the concepts of al-wala wal-bara, which some scholars interpret as loyalty to all that is Islamic and disavowal of everything not considered...
  • Saudi minister confirms warning on proposed U.S. law on 9/11

    05/02/2016 2:33:48 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 26 replies
    reuters ^ | 5/2/16
    Saudi Arabia has warned the United States that a proposed U.S. law that could hold the kingdom responsible for any role in the Sept 11, 2001, attacks would erode global investor confidence in America, its foreign minister said on Monday. The minister, Adel al-Jubeir, speaking to reporters in Geneva after talks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, which mainly focused on Syria, denied that Saudi Arabia had "threatened" to withdraw investment from its close ally. The New York Times reported last month that the Riyadh government had threatened to sell up to $750 billion worth of American assets should...
  • Should Women Take Blame if Daughters Stray?

    04/29/2016 7:35:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Saudi Gazette ^ | Apr 30, 2016
    IN the past, traditions and customs were such that mothers used to be blamed if their daughters went astray and engaged in unethical practices. Viewed as the protectors of their daughters, mothers were expected to take care of and raise them to be good citizens. However, such views have changed today and mothers are no longer blamed for the mistakes of their daughters. Al-Riyadh daily reports on the way modern society views the mother-daughter relationship. Dr. Salih Al-Aqeel, a criminology and sociology expert, said it was unfair for society to blame mothers for the mistakes of their daughters. “In the...
  • Saudi Influence on Washington Must End if we are going to have any hope of defeating global jihad

    04/22/2016 8:47:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 04/22/2016 | Robert Spencer
    The 28 pages of a Congressional report detailing where the 9/11 hijackers got their financing have been classified for years, but what they contain is an open secret. Former Senator Bob Graham explained: “The 28 pages primarily relate to who financed 9/11, and they point a very strong finger at Saudi Arabia as being the principal financier.” So why keep this information secret? Because the Saudis wield undue influence in Washington, among both parties – an influence that has deformed our response to the global jihad threat, and continues to do so. Responding to a bill that would allow 9/11...
  • Author: U.S. Official Who Issued Visas to 9/11 Hijackers Still Works for State Department

    04/21/2016 6:19:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | APRIL 20, 2016 | NICHOLAS BALLASY
    The State Department official who issued visas to many of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists is still employed by the federal government, according to J. Michael Springmann, the author of Visas for al-Qaeda: CIA Handouts That Rocked the World. Springmann, former head of the visa section at the U.S. Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, told PJM that Shayna Steinger approved 11 of the visas granted to the 19 9/11 hijackers. Fifteen received their visas at the Jeddah consulate. Page 7 of the 9/11 Commission report states that “one consular officer issued visas to 11 of the 19 hijackers.” Those visas...
  • Fresh evidence links Saudi government to 9/11: Flight certificate of would-be bomber found

    04/20/2016 8:50:39 AM PDT · by LNV · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 4/20/2016 | Lydia Willgress
    "Officials have revealed that the flight certificate of Al-Qaeda bomb maker Ghassan Al-Sharbi was discovered hidden in an envelope from the Saudi embassy in Washington when they arrested him in 2002...The cache was discovered by US authorities and details, written in a memo known as Document 17 in 2003, were released without fanfare by investigators last year. They were only brought to the public's attention when an activist discovered them and wrote about them on his website earlier this week."
  • Trump: 9/11 Report Pages Should Have Been Released a Long Time Ago

    04/19/2016 7:14:48 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 19, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump discussed the unreleased classified portion of the 9/11 report, which some have some speculated ties Saudi Arabia to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Trump argued for their release, adding “it’s sort of nice to know” who your friends and enemies are. “I think we should have seen it a long time ago,” Trump said. “And you know, I think I know what it’s going to say. It’s going to be very profound having to do with Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia’s role on the World Trade Center...
  • Obama Responds To Saudi Threat To Dump Treasuries If Its Role In Sept 11 Is Probed

    04/18/2016 12:56:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 4/18/16 | tyler durden
    This weekend's biggest, and most shocking story, was the report that in response to a proposed Congressional Bill that would allow a probe into the Saudi role behind the Sept 11 terrorist attack, Saudi Arabia had threatened the US with dumping its roughly $750 billion in Treasury holdings. What was curious about the story is that while Saudi Arabia implicitly admitted it had a role in the September 11, the Obama administration was actively doing everything in its power to prevent the Bill from passing, and thus to keep the truth under wraps, leading many to wonder if Obama was...
  • Saudi Arabia turns oil weapon on Iran: Kemp

    04/18/2016 7:27:28 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 18, 2016 | John Kemp
    Saudi Arabia turns oil weapon on Iran: Kemp By Reuters Published: 13:22 GMT, 18 April 2016 | Updated: 13:22 GMT, 18 April 2016 By John Kemp LONDON, April 18 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's decision to scupper negotiations on a coordinated oil output freeze in Doha on Sunday seems to confirm a significant shift in the kingdom's oil policy. For decades, the kingdom has insisted it does not wield oil as a diplomatic weapon, but at the weekend it did just that as part of an intensifying conflict with Iran. ("Saudi-Iran tensions scupper deal to freeze oil output", Reuters, April 17)...
  • Secret 28 pages of 9/11 report under new scrutiny

    04/17/2016 7:49:19 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 27 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 17 Apr 2016 | Kristin Donnelly
    When the president leaves for a trip to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday an unresolved issue will go with him: did the Saudis play some role in supporting the hijackers responsible for the attacks on September 11th? The question is being raised in the wake of a renewed push to declassify 28 pages of a 838-page congressional report on the worst terror attack on American soil. The so-called “28 pages” are locked away in a secure basement room at the Capitol and although they can be read by members of Congress, the pages remain classified. That the two of the hijackers...
  • Saudi Arabia Warns of Economic Fallout if Congress Passes 9/11 Bill

    04/16/2016 4:44:08 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 57 replies
    Saudi Arabia has told the Obama administration and members of Congress that it will sell off hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of American assets held by the kingdom if Congress passes a bill that would allow the Saudi government to be held responsible in American courts for any role in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The Obama administration has lobbied Congress to block the bill’s passage, according to administration officials and congressional aides from both parties, and the Saudi threats have been the subject of intense discussions in recent weeks between lawmakers and officials from the State Department and...
  • Report: Saudis vow to sell US assets if Congress decides gov was involved in 9/11

    04/16/2016 7:55:04 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 188 replies
    Fox News ^ | 16 Apr 2016
    Saudi Arabia has reportedly told the Obama administration and congressional leaders that it will sell billions of dollars in U.S. financial assets if Congress passes a bill to make the Saudi government legally responsible for any role in the 9/11 attacks. The administration has tried to stop Congress from passing the legislation, a bipartisan Senate bill, since Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir last month told Washington lawmakers his country’s position, according to The New York Times. Al-Juberi purportedly informed the lawmakers during a trip to Washington that Saudi Arabia would be forced to sell as much as $750 billion in...
  • Willful Blindness and Our Saudi ‘Friends’

    04/16/2016 8:06:48 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/16/2016 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    ... When 9/11 finally happened, killing nearly 3,000 of our fellow Americans, al-Qaeda credited none other than the Blind Sheikh with issuing the fatwa — the sharia edict — that authorized the attack. We had imprisoned him, but we had not stopped him. That is mainly why I finally wrote the memoir in 2008. I called it Willful Blindness . . . and not just because my infamous defendant was both blind and willful. American counterterrorism, even seven years after 9/11 (and fully 15 years after the jihadists declared war by bombing the World Trade Center), had bored its head...
  • ’60 MINUTES’: Lawmakers Say Redacted Pages Of 9/11 Report Show Saudi Official Met Hijackers In LA

    04/12/2016 5:22:12 PM PDT · by WENDLE · 35 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | April 11. 2016 | Steve Kroft
    Bob Graham won't discuss the classified information in the 28 pages, he will say only that they outline a network of people that he believes supported the hijackers while they were in the U.S. Steve Kroft: You believe that support came from Saudi Arabia? Bob Graham: Substantially. Steve Kroft: And when we say, "The Saudis," you mean the government, the-- Bob Graham: I mean-- Steve Kroft: --rich people in the country? Charities-- Bob Graham: All of the above. Graham and others believe the Saudi role has been soft-pedaled to protect a delicate relationship with a complicated kingdom where the rulers,...
  • Islamic Military Alliance Vows To "Dry Up Terrorists" [Daniel 11]

    03/31/2016 3:13:43 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 9 replies
    Newsroom America ^ | 3/28/28/2016 | Staff
    The first meeting of the Islamic Military Alliance to combat terrorism has been held in Saudi Arabia. with military chiefs from the member states vowing to "dry up terrorists' resources." Brig. Gen. Ahmed Asiri, spokesman for the alliance, said the representatives of the 34-country Islamic alliance discussed a unified strategy to degrade terrorism. Ideological, media, financial and military aspects to combat terrorism were discussed. "Today's meeting is to put the foundation stone for the coalition," he said. "Today we did not discuss any individual cases." However, Gen. Asiri said "Saudi Arabia has presented a paper to follow the resources of...
  • Saudi government ‘wants to EXECUTE gay people who show their sexuality in public & online'

    03/30/2016 7:30:40 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 43 replies
    UK Express ^ | 03/30/2016 | Charlie Peat
    SAUDI law makers could impose the death penalty on gay people who show their sexuality in public and on social media, according to reports. The government in the Sunni Kingdom is reportedly demanding tougher punishments on those found guilty and claimed social media has caused a boom in homosexuality. According to Okaz newspaper, the last six months has seen 35 cases of homosexuality and 50 cases of cross-dressers as well as cases of "sexual perversion” in Saudi Arabia. The judiciary reportedly also claimed there has been a large rise in "perverts" displaying "sins and obscenities" on social media in the...
  • A trillion dollars and counting: total value of U.S. crude oil imports from Saudi Arabia since '73

    03/28/2016 7:10:21 AM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 4 replies
    am thinker ^ | 3/28/16 | s rayne
    Donald Trump has said that "if elected, he might halt purchases of oil from Saudi Arabia and other Arab allies unless they commit ground troops to the fight against the Islamic State or 'substantially reimburse' the United States for combating the militant group." So just how much money has the U.S. sent to the Saudi kingdom by way of oil purchases? While U.S. crude oil imports from Saudi Arabia have declined substantially over the past decade, they remain above 1 million barrels per day. Converting the historical oil imports from 1973 to 2015 into constant dollars using inflation adjusted average...
  • Not Destroying ISIS: The true reason there are no "moderate" Muslim armies killing ISIS terrorists

    03/25/2016 12:21:20 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 15 replies ^ | October 13, 2015 | Nonie Darwish
    Obama and Turkey's Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan Western media, President Obama, all Muslim countries, and myriad groups and individuals have been telling us that ISIS does not represent Islam. Muslims, especially in the West, insist that their beloved faith has nothing to do with the terrorists who are embarrassing the good and peaceful Muslims and who are giving Islam a bad name and dishonoring the real Islam. It is a fact that Arab/Islamic culture highly values honor and pride and has little tolerance for those who dishonor Islam and Islamic "family values." Because honor is so vital in Islamic culture,...
  • Senior Arab Diplomat: Saudis See Putin, Not Obama, as Key to Syria’s Future

    03/18/2016 6:54:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 17, 2016 | Aaron Klein and Ali Waked
    Russia’s decision to withdraw some of its forces from Syria was made thanks to reassurances provided by Saudi Arabia, the main sponsor of militias fighting President Bashar Assad’s regime, a senior Arab diplomat told Breitbart Jerusalem.
  • Largest U.S. Refinery Now Belongs To Saudi Arabia

    03/17/2016 12:58:57 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 29 replies ^ | 17-03-2016 | Harvey
    Royal Dutch Shell and Saudi Aramco appear to be getting a divorce, breaking up their joint venture in U.S.-based refining assets. The two companies joined together to create Motiva Enterprises LLC in 1998, a 50-50 joint venture that operated three refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast. But Shell and Saudi Aramco have seen their interests head in different directions. "It is now time for the partners to pursue their independent downstream goals," said Abdulrahman Al-Wuhaib, a senior vice president of Saudi Aramco’s downstream unit. Reuters reported that the relationship started to fray after Motiva announced a $10 billion expansion of...
  • Saudi Oil Minister Says Oil Production Cut “Not Going To Happen”

    02/23/2016 10:29:31 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 7 replies ^ | 23-02-2016 | Ali
    Saudi Arabia’s oil minister spoke in Houston at the IHS CERAWeek conference, where he poured cold water on the prospect of a production cut. Saudi oil minister Ali al-Naimi, one of the most important voices in the oil world, spoke at the conference on Tuesday. He first suggested that the production freeze being negotiated between several key OPEC members and Russia could be a building block. “Freeze is the beginning of a process, and that means if we can get all the major producers to agree not to add additional balance, then this high inventory we have now will probably...
  • Donald Trump on 9/11: "You Will Find Out Who Really Knocked Down The World Trade Center"

    02/18/2016 8:38:36 AM PST · by gridlock · 339 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 2/18/16 | RCP
    At a Wednesday morning campaign event in Bluffton, SC, Donald Trump takes his relitigation of the Bush administration's record on 9/11 and Iraq to the next level, seeming to imply that we don't currently know who "really" committed the 9/11 attacks. Trump says if he is elected: "you will find out who really knocked down the World Trade Center." "It wasn't the Iraqis," he explained. "You may find it's the Saudis." "They have papers in there that are very secret," he also said, referencing the 28 still-classified pages of the 9/11 commission report. "But you will find out."
  • Road To World War III: Turkey Shells Syria For Second Day As Saudi Warplanes Arrive [Update]

    02/14/2016 7:59:55 AM PST · by amorphous · 32 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 14 Feb 2016 | Tyler Durden
    On Saturday, the geopolitical world was shocked when Turkey began shelling Aleppo, where the Syrian opposition has its back against the wall in the face of an aggressive advance by Hezbollah and the IRGC supported, of course, by Russian airstrikes. To be sure, everyone knew Ankara and Riyadh would have to do something quick if they wanted to preserve the rebellion. Their proxies are being rolled up rapidly by Hassan Nasrallah's army and Vladimir Putin's air force juggernaut. But few expected the escalation would come so quickly. But Recep Tayyip Erdogan is unpredictable (just ask the lone surviving pilot of...
  • Saudi deploys jets in Turkey for anti-IS fight

    Dubai (AFP) - Saudi Arabia has deployed warplanes to a Turkish airbase in order to "intensify" its operations against the Islamic State group in Syria, a senior Saudi defence official has said. "The Saudi kingdom now has a presence at Incirlik airbase in Turkey," brigadier general Ahmed al-Assiri was quoted as saying by Al-Arabiya television late on Saturday. "Saudi warplanes are present with their crews to intensify aerial operations along with missions launched from bases in Saudi Arabia," Assiri said, without providing further details. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Saturday that Saudi jets would be deployed at Incirlik, and...
  • Saudi Arabia official: If all else fails, remove Syria's Assad by force

    02/13/2016 8:25:58 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/13/2016 | Mick Krever
    Saudi Arabia's foreign minister says if the Syrian political process fails, President Bashar al-Assad will have to be removed "by force." "I believe Bashar al-Assad is weak and I believe Bashar al-Assad is finished," Saudi Arabia's foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir told CNN's Christiane Amanpour in an exclusive interview in Munich, Germany. Saudi Arabia is prepared to contribute ground troops to the fight in Syria, but only as part of a U.S.-led coalition, he said. "Bashar al-Assad will leave - have no doubt about it. He will either leave by a political process or he will be removed by force." "We...
  • 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: Follow us: @AmericanThinker on Twitter | AmericanThinker on Facebook
  • 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,"...