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  • Saudi says Trump stance on Iran and IS cause for optimism

    01/17/2017 10:11:15 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 16, 2017 | By John Irish
    PARIS--Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Monday he was positive about the way the incoming U.S. administration wanted to restore American influence in the world, contain Iran and fight Islamic State. "We are optimistic about the incoming administration and look forward to working with it in all areas that are a concern for both of us," Jubeir told reporters in Paris. "We will look at the Trump administration's view as articulated. Wanting to restore America's role in the world, we welcome this. Wanting to defeat ISIS (Islamic State), absolutely. Wanting to contain Iran ... absolutely." Jubeir said the interests...
  • The Saudi women afraid to go home

    01/16/2017 12:24:28 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | January 16, 2017 | Donie O'Sullivan
    Every woman in Saudi Arabia, regardless of age, has a legal male guardian, often a father or brother or son. Guardians have the power to make a range of critical decisions on a woman's behalf. Women need to get their permission to travel abroad, marry and sometimes to work or access health care. ... The guardianship system is "the most significant impediment to realizing women's rights in the country. ... Throughout the summer Saudi women began tweeting, detailing the injustices of the guardianship system -- risking the wrath of their guardians and the government in doing so. They got noticed....
  • Saudi's Flynas to buy 80 Airbus A320neo planes in $8.6B deal

    01/16/2017 8:20:02 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    hurriyetdailynew ^ | January/16/2017 | ap
    Riyadh-based Flynas is a low-cost airline previously known as Nas Air that flies to domestic Saudi and regional destinations. Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal's Kingdom Holding Company owns just over a 34 percent stake in the airline. It announced the value of the deal Thursday but did not disclose details of the aircraft involved.
  • For-Profit Univer. Cashed In On Access To Clinton Insiders, Paying Bill Millions

    11/04/2016 4:38:12 AM PDT · by Lewis Stone · 4 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/3/2016 | Peter Hasson
    A for-profit university that paid former president Bill Clinton more than $17.6 million for his role as its “honorary chancellor” utilized access to Clinton insiders at the Clinton Global Initiative to advance its financial interests, leaked documents reveal. Laureate International Universities — also referred to as Laureate Education — has faced scrutiny over its financial relationship with the Clintons, who have faced a string of pay-to-play allegations related to the Clinton Foundation and Hillary’s time as secretary of state. The organization has the financial backing of major Clinton donor George Soros and has donated between $1 million and $5 million...
  • Four Guantanamo detainees transferring to Saudi Arabia, as part of final wave

    01/04/2017 5:20:18 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 4, 2017 | Lucas Tomlinson
    Four Gitmo detainees are slated to be transferred to Saudi Arabia in the next 24 hours, the first of the final wave of up to 20 transfers expected before Inauguration Day, two U.S. officials tell Fox News. The identities of the four detainees are not immediately known. The transfers are proceeding despite renewed opposition from President-elect Donald Trump, who tweeted on Tuesday: “There should be no further releases from Gitmo. These are extremely dangerous people and should not be allowed back onto the battlefield.”
  • BREAKING: Obama Makes Deal With Saudi Arabia To Allow Their ISIS Soldiers To Retreat To Safety

    12/29/2016 4:35:19 PM PST · by detective · 53 replies
    Conservative Daily Post ^ | Dec 29, 2016 | Allison Hillman
    Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi became leader in 2010 of what was then known as Islamic State in Iraq (ISI). By 2013, the terrorist organization was carrying out dozens of attacks a month in Iraq. In April 2013, Baghdadi announced the merger of his forces in Iraq and Syria and the creation of the now feared “Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant” (ISIL). The end of 2013 brought the opportunity to take control of the central city of Falluja, aided by tribesmen and former Saddam Hussein loyalists. In June 2014, Isis overran the northern city of Mosul, and then advanced southwards...
  • New FBI doc shows active probe of support network for 9/11 hijackers in 2012

    12/22/2016 11:30:23 AM PST · by AC Beach Patrol · 4 replies
    Florida Bulldog ^ | 12/19/2016 | Dan Christensen
    As late as October 2012, federal prosecutors and FBI agents in New York City were actively exploring filing charges against a suspect for providing material support to the 9/11 hijackers and other crimes. The suspect’s identity and many details of the New York investigation are blanked out of a FBI summary report that discusses “Updates and Initiatives (as of 5 October 2012)” about 9/11. The document was released to Florida Bulldog amid ongoing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation that seeks access to records of the 9/11 Review Commission. The report was heavily redacted for national security, privacy and other...
  • Saudi Arabia Switches From Islamic Calendar to Jesus Birth Date-Based Gregorian

    12/18/2016 2:56:48 PM PST · by NYer · 37 replies
    Christian Post ^ | December 17, 2016 | ANUGRAH KUMAR
    The Islamic Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has switched from the lunar-based Islamic calendar, which starts with the emigration of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina, to the "Western" Gregorian calendar, named after Pope Gregory XIII and based on Jesus Christ's birth.The decision, taken during a recent cabinet session chaired by King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz, is an austerity measure to deal with its budget deficit, according to reports, which say the drop in crude oil prices beginning 2014 has hit the world's top oil exporter hard.The Muslim calendar, also known as Hijri, loses some 11 days a year so that Islamic...
  • A Saudi woman tweeted a photo of herself without a hijab. Police have arrested her.

    12/18/2016 3:08:26 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 12 replies
    <p>The Saudi woman was going out for breakfast when she decided to make a statement. Violating the country’s moral codes, she reportedly stepped out in public wearing a multicolored dress, a black jacket and ankle boots — without a hijab or abaya, a loosefitting garment.</p>
  • Senators Betray 9/11 Victims’ Families

    12/17/2016 9:58:50 PM PST · by 54fighting · 22 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 12/17/16 | Bruce Fein
    Jesus had his Judas, General George Washington had his Benedict Arnold, and the 9/11 victims’ families have their betrayers in Republican Senators Lindsey Graham (S.C.), John McCain (Ariz.), and Orrin Hatch (Utah). The Senators are attempting infanticide of the 10-weeks-old Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) which was enacted with their support to assist the 9/11 families in obtaining judicial redress for the 9/11 terrorist abominations. To paraphrase attorney Joseph Welch’s rebuke of Senator Joseph McCarthy during the Army-McCarthy hearings, have Senators Graham, McCain, and Hatch no sense of decency in putting the interests of the misogynist, religiously bigoted,...
  • Journalists and unions accuse EU-backed Euronews of pandering to oppressive regimes

    12/17/2016 6:08:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 18 December 2016 • 12:57AM | Rory Mulholland
    Euronews, the rolling news channel which was set up to provide a European counterpoint to the American news network CNN, has been reduced to a second-rate news service broadcasting “sponsored” propaganda programs for oppressive regimes, its journalists and unions say. Staff at the multi-language channel — which gets about a third of its funding in subsidies from the European Union — went on strike this week after workers backed a no-confidence motion against the station’s management. […] Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan are among a list of undemocratic regimes — where human rights abuses are widespread — which have paid...
  • German minister refuses to cover her head in Saudi Arabia

    12/15/2016 5:28:13 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 79 replies
    INN ^ | 12/15/16 05:15 | Ben Ariel
    German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen angered Saudi Arabians this week when she refused to wear traditional Muslim attire during her official visit to the kingdom, The Independent reported on Wednesday. Von der Leyen shunned the abaya, the black full length dress that covers the entire body but not the face, during her diplomatic visit in Riyadh, according to the report. The defense minister, who is a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union party and the first woman in German history to hold the defense portfolio, was meeting Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman al Saud during...
  • Al Qaeda Boss: Saudi Terrorist Rehab Praised by Obama is “Hidden Radicalization Program”

    12/14/2016 10:07:22 AM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 14, 2016
    An Al Qaeda operative incarcerated at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo has confirmed what Judicial Watch has been reporting for years, that a Saudi Arabian “rehabilitation” program that supposedly reforms jihadists is really a terrorist training camp. The U.S. has released dozens of Gitmo captives to the comical jihadist rehab and earlier this year considered sending another, senior Al Qaeda boss Ghassan Abdullah al-Sharbi, a dangerous Saudi national with a U.S. college education. During a hearing before President Obama’s Gitmo parole board, al-Sharbi said “you guys want to send me back to Saudi Arabia because you believe there is...
  • Two Major Fighter Deliveries to Middle East Mark Big Changes in Region (Israeli F-35, Saudi F-15SA)

    12/13/2016 9:29:55 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    THE DRIVE ^ | Dec 13, 2016 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    It is only fitting that the long-awaited deliveries of both Israel’s and Saudi Arabia’s newest jet fighters are occurring at the same time. For many decades, the US has carefully armed the two foes heavily, always giving Israel the qualitative advantage. This continues to today as the IAF will not only be the first foreign operational user of the F-35, it will also be the only country to get the jet in the Middle East. Turkey, a NATO ally, will be the closest country geographically to also operate the type. Still, Saudi Arabia did not get any sort of consolation...
  • Saudi police arrest woman for posting photo without veil on Twitter

    12/13/2016 5:32:55 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 28 replies
    Times of India ^ | Dec 13, 2016 | AFP
    RIYADH: Police in the Saudi capital said on Monday they had arrested a woman for taking off her veil in public and posting pictures of her daring action on Twitter. Police spokesman Fawaz al-Maiman did not name the woman, but several websites identified her as Malak al-Shehri, who triggered a huge backlash on social media after posing without the hijab in a main Riyadh street last month. Maiman said in a statement that the police in the ultra-conservative kingdom acted in line with their duty to monitor "violations of general morals".
  • Here’s what happens when a woman fails to wear a hijab in an actually repressive country

    12/13/2016 4:40:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 13, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    We’ve had our fair share of hijab news in the United States this year. You may recall that back during the Olympics, one Muslim athlete said that she didn’t feel safe in our country while wearing her traditional Muslim garb. In the heat of the election and the weeks which followed, we heard continual stories of “hate crimes” against women wearing such apparel, even though at least some of them turned out to be hoaxes. So I suppose wearing a hijab can be considered controversial. But not wearing one can cause even more issues depending where you live. If’ you’re...
  • The Coming Fracture Of Saudi Arabia

    12/13/2016 3:00:53 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 1 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 13-12-2016 | Saudis
    The Bible’s book of Galatians, VI teaches, «as you sow, so shall you reap». And for Saudi Arabia, which has overtly and covertly supported rebellions in Libya, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Ethiopia, Philippines, and Lebanon that have led to civil wars and inter-religious strife, the day of reckoning may soon be at hand. The present Saudi king, Salman bin Abdul Aziz, is the last of the sons of the first Saudi king, Abdul Aziz al Saud, who will ever sit on the Saudi throne. After Salman dies, Saudi leadership will pass to a new generation of Saudi royals. But not all...
  • Saudi arms money is running out

    12/12/2016 12:35:00 AM PST · by Cronos · 32 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11 Dec 2016 | Richard Wilson
    Saudi Arabia is certainly fighting proxy wars in the Middle East (Allies rally to Johnson over Saudi gaffe, 9 December), as well as promoting its form of Islam in many countries around the world. But it is not just for their oil and for their lucrative custom, for as long as they can pay, that we court Saudi Arabia. We were friendly with the Shah of Persia and selling him aircraft only weeks before he fled his country. The west found itself needing the stability the Saudi regime provides in the region. But it can now be predicted that all...
  • Saudi Arabia Has Funded 20% Of Hillary's Presidential Campaign, Saudi Crown Prince Claims

    12/12/2016 5:13:23 AM PST · by xzins · 70 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | Jun 14, 2016 3:57 AM | Tyler Durden
    As a reminder, It is illegal in the United States for foreign countries to try to influence the outcome of elections by funding candidates. That appears not to have stopped the Saudis, however. “Saudi Arabia always has sponsored both Republican and Democratic Party of America and in America current election also provide with full enthusiasm 20 percent of the cost of Hillary Clinton’s election even though some events in the country don’t have a positive look to support the king of a woman (sic) for presidency,” the report quoted Prince Mohammed as having said. According to the US Federal Election...
  • PETER HITCHENS: No. 10 disaster! Minister is caught telling us the TRUTH

    12/11/2016 6:57:35 AM PST · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 12/11/2016 | Peter Hitchens
    What fun it is on the rare occasions when a Cabinet Minister tells the truth. It upsets all the right people. The Government squawks and flaps and tries to drown out the revelation with fresh lies. The semi-official political press starts babbling about how the culprit has mad a 'gaffe', a word used by nobody else, meaning 'embarrassing but honest statement'. And the rest of us can enjoy it. So it is with Foreign Secretary Johnson's attack on Saudi Arabia's nasty, violent meddling in other countries, mainly responsible for turning Syria into a wasteland of ruins, full of corpses and...
  • Opposition parties condemn German defense plan with Saudi Arabia

    12/08/2016 7:00:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 8 December 2016 17:24 CET+01:00 | AFP/DPA/The Local
    The German Defense Minister was in Saudi Arabia on Thursday aiming to conclude a training deal for Saudi military officers, eliciting sharp criticism from German left-leaning parties. Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen held talks with her Saudi counterpart, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, on boosting the “excellent bilateral relations” between the two countries, the German embassy said. “In addition to that, the visit aims to finalize the talks on enhanced cooperation in the training sector. Beginning from next year, the German Defense College will host several young officers and staff from the Saudi military,” the embassy said in...
  • Trump’s Energy Advisor Hamm: We Are So Much Stronger Than The Saudis

    12/08/2016 10:36:44 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 8 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 08-12-2016 | Hamm
    U.S. crude oil production is not expected to rise much next year from the current levels of around 8.6 million bpd, energy mogul Harold Hamm said at the S&P Global Platts Global Energy Outlook Forum on Thursday. If the United States were to go all out with oil production, it could probably double to 20 million barrels per day, according to Hamm, but that it would be “foolish for us to do that” precisely because it would create an oversupply. Hamm called the OPEC deal that lifted prices wise on their part, but that OPEC’s previous attempt to out-stay and...
  • Old Article: McCain-Nonprofit with ties to Sen. John McCain got $ 1 million from Saudi Arabia

    11/23/2016 4:33:17 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 20 replies
    ABC15.com ^ | 4-04-16 | Anthony Cave
    PHOENIX - Saudi Arabia's government donated $1 million to a nonprofit that has ties to Sen. John McCain, according to federal tax filings obtained by ABC15. As first reported by Bloomberg on Thursday, the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia donated $1 million to the McCain Institute Foundation in the 2014 tax year. http://www.abc15.com/news/state/nonprofit-with-ties-to-sen-john-mccain-got-1-million-from-saudi-arabia
  • Saudis Bankroll Taliban, Even as King Officially Supports Afghan Government

    12/06/2016 12:11:26 PM PST · by Theoria · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 06 Dec 2016 | CARLOTTA GALL
    Fifteen years, half a trillion dollars and 150,000 lives since going to war, the United States is trying to extricate itself from Afghanistan. Afghans are being left to fight their own fight. A surging Taliban insurgency, meanwhile, is flush with a new inflow of money. With their nation’s future at stake, Afghan leaders have renewed a plea to one power that may hold the key to whether their country can cling to democracy or succumbs to the Taliban. But that power is not the United States. It is Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is critical because of its unique position in...
  • Saudi Arabia Surrenders To U.S. Shale

    12/06/2016 8:56:05 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 23 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 06-12-2016 | CityAM
    “Ending wars is very simple if you surrender.” – PJ O’Rourke The new OPEC deal to cut oil output – the cartel’s first since 2008 – amounts to nothing less than Saudi Arabia’s surrender to the power of American shale. It has come about due to Riyadh’s belated, horrified understanding that it has utterly lost control over the energy market, running through its capital reserves in the process. Rather than young, feckless Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman using Saudi Arabia’s John D Rockefeller strategy to permanently drive U.S. shale out of the energy market, the exact opposite result has...
  • Saudi Arabian Woman Faces Calls For Her Execution After Being In Pulic Without a Hijab

    12/02/2016 7:49:55 AM PST · by rhett october · 30 replies
    Resistance Feed ^ | 12-2-2016 | Rhett October
    A Saudi Arabian woman faced calls for her beheading after she was pictured in public without a hijab. The young woman, Malak Al Shehri, received a fury of posts on social media demanding her execution after she was seen in public in the Saudi capital Riyadh without an abaya (a full body cloak or a veil). Some said that she should be “thrown to the dogs” or “beheaded” for violating the country’s rules for women. But others, numbering in the hundreds, came to her defense and even praised her “bravery” for going out in public uncovered and for sharing the...
  • How Saudi Arabia dangerously undermines the United States

    11/30/2016 6:58:00 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    nypost.com ^ | April 16, 2016 | Ralph Peters
    Saudi Arabia is our enduring internal enemy, already within our borders and permitted to poison American Muslims with its Wahhabi cult. Oh, and Saudi Arabia’s also the spring from which the bloody waters of global jihad flowed. Iran humiliates our sailors, but the Saudis are the spiritual jailers of hundreds of millions of Muslims, committed to intolerance, barbarity and preventing Muslims from joining the modern world. And we help. Firm figures are elusive, but estimates are that the Saudis fund up to 80% of American mosques, at least in part. And their goal is the same here as it is...
  • BREAKING: McCain and Graham Seek to Gut 9/11 Bill to Immunize Foreign Governments Funding Terrorists

    11/30/2016 4:13:01 PM PST · by jazusamo · 74 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 30, 2016 | Patrick Poole
    In a Senate floor speech today, Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham announced that they are offering an amendment to strip a key element of the recently passed Justice Against Sponsors of Terror Act (JASTA) that clarifies U.S. law for civil claims against foreign governments for funding terrorism. JASTA was passed in the Senate in May with no objections, and passed the House of Representatives unanimously in September. President Obama promptly vetoed the bill. The Senate and House successfully voted to override the veto and the bill became law. McCain and Graham specifically said they want to strip the "discretionary...
  • Saudi Prince Breaks Ranks: Women Should Be Allowed To Drive

    11/30/2016 3:42:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    NBC News ^ | NOV 30 2016 | ALIYAH FRUMIN
    A Saudi prince implored his country on Wednesday to dump the kingdom's longstanding ban on women drivers, calling it "unjust" and an "infringement on a woman's right." Aziza Yousef drives a car in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, March 29, 2014, as part of a campaign to defy Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving. Hasan Jamali / AP Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that prohibits women drivers. Prince Alwaleed bin Talal took to Twitter to say "Stop the debate: Time for women to drive." He also issued a statement making an economic and social argument in favor...
  • Hello Saudi Arabia [Saudi Arabia has a very high rate of homosexuality - six minute video]

    11/30/2016 12:06:47 PM PST · by grundle · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 2, 2012 | Pat Condell
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnLTHHpKl60
  • Oil Prices Spike As OPEC Reaches Deal On Production Cut

    11/30/2016 6:59:28 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 10 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 30-11-2016 | Tsvetana
    Defying all odds, OPEC provisionally reached the much-hyped agreement to cut output in a bid to boost oil prices. According to an OPEC delegate quoted by Bloomberg News, the ministerial meeting in Vienna has just reached a deal to cut output by 1.2 million barrels per day to 32.5 million barrels per day. But there’s a catch. According to a ZeroHedge tweet, it looks like the OPEC deal would be conditional on a subsequent deal with non-OPEC producers in December to agree on a 600,000-bpd cut. If this is indeed the case, the oil production cut saga and drama will...
  • Saudis believe Trump will unleash America's economy

    11/28/2016 10:50:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    CNN Money ^ | November 28, 2016 | Matt Egan
    Count Saudi Arabia among the believers in Donald Trump's ability to make America grow again. Saudi Arabia is downplaying the need for OPEC to make good on its promise to cut oil production at Wednesday's meeting in Vienna. That promise was originally made in September, back when President-elect Trump was still a long shot to win the White House. But Khalid al-Falih, the Saudi energy minister, on Sunday said there will be more thirst for oil in 2017 and oil prices will stabilize without OPEC intervention. OPEC doesn't need to cut output, Falih said, because "we can also depend on...
  • Below Zero? Snow Covers Sand in Saudi Regions

    11/27/2016 6:52:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Sunday, 27 November 2016 | Dhafer Al-Bakri
    White and brown merged into one color as snow covered the desert sand in central and northwestern regions in Saudi Arabia after temperatures dropped below zero Celsius. In the central city of Shakra’ and the northwestern city of Tabuk, thin layers of snow carpeted the ground. In Tabarjal, a town located in the northern Al-Jawf region temperatures reached -3 Celsius, and in Al-Quryat, a northern province, the temperature was -1 Celsius. Rainfall continues While mid-October usually marks the short-lived peak for Saudi Arabia’s rainfall season, the kingdom is still experiencing light to medium showers. Saudi Arabia on Friday witnessed medium...
  • This Saudi prince now owns more of Twitter than Jack Dorsey does

    11/23/2016 7:42:04 PM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Quartz | 11/23/16 | Alice Truong
    Article cannot be posted to FR. Link to the article is here. Summary: Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud owns 34.9 million shares of Twitter stock. Jack Dorsey, Twitter's co-founder and CEO, only owns 21.86 million shares. Links to the official filings substantiating these numbers are within the article linked above.
  • Hillary Clinton Financier is Lobbying for Saudi Arabia

    11/23/2016 4:05:04 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 1 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4-20-16 | Chuck Ross
    A major Hillary Clinton campaign funder is personally lobbying on behalf of an arm of the Saudi government, federal records show. It’s been known for months that the Center for Studies and Media Affairs at the Saudi Royal Court, an arm of the Saudi regime, has been paying the Podesta Group to lobby lawmakers and federal agencies on its behalf. The Intercept reported the relationship last year. And The Hill reported on Tuesday that the Saudi government was paying the Beltway lobbyist $140,000 a month for its services. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/04/20/exclusive-hillary-clinton-campaign-bundler-is-directly-lobbying-for-saudi-arabia/
  • Saudi Arabia Issues Warning To Trump: Don’t Stop Saudi Oil Imports

    11/18/2016 11:32:25 AM PST · by Lorianne · 72 replies
    Oil Price ^ | 15 November 2016 | Zainab Calcuttawala
    President-elect Donald Trump jeopardizes the global economy through his promises to block Middle East oil imports for the purpose of creating an energy independent United States, according to petrostate Saudi Arabia. Over the course of the two-year American election process, Republican nominee Trump promised on the campaign trail to divest U.S. interests from “our foes and the oil cartels,” referring mainly to the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), of which the KSA is the largest producer and de facto leader. “At his heart President-elect Trump will see the benefits and I think the oil industry will also be advising...
  • Saudis implore Israelis for help

    11/18/2016 8:34:54 AM PST · by zlando · 45 replies
    Europe-Israel News ^ | November 18, 2016 | Europe Israel News
    The Saudi royals are petitioning the Israelis to save them. As the president of the Saudi American Public Relation Affairs Committee, Salman al-Ansari, says in this Hill blog post, the Saudis are imploring Israel to resuscitate their collapsing economy and defend them against their Iranian Muslim brethren. This should not have come as a surprise, given the Saudi ruling family’s obsession with its security and mistrust of Arab and Muslim regimes, especially the Persians, with whom they share strategic borders and reciprocal religious hatred. Having risen to and maintained their power by ruthless force, the Saudi rulers have mastered...
  • Saudi Prince Who Called Trump a “Disgrace” – Kisses Trump’s Butt Today

    11/10/2016 12:50:39 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 29 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 9, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    In December 2015 Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal slammed Donald Trump for proposing a ban on Muslim immigrants in the US until the government could alleviate security concerns. Prince Alwaleed called Donald Trump a “disgrace” for his popular plan. .@realDonaldTrump You are a disgrace not only to the GOP but to all America. Withdraw from the U.S presidential race as you will never win. — الوليد بن طلال (@Alwaleed_Talal) December 11, 2015 Donald Trump responded to attacks. “@Michael2014abc: @Alwaleed_Talal @realDonaldTrump Has your country, Saudi Arabia, taken ANY of the Syrian refugees? If not, why not?” — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)...
  • Saudi King to Trump: Let us work for peace

    11/09/2016 11:04:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | November 9, 2016 | Staff
    Custodian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud had a telephone conversation with President-elect of the United States, Donald Trump, during which he congratulated him on winning the presidential election, Saudi Arabia’s official news agency SPA has announced. During the conversation, King Salman confirmed Saudi Arabia’s aspiration to promote the historical and strategic relations with the United States, and work together to bring peace and stability to the Middle East and the world, and wished the American people further progress and prosperity under his leadership. President-elect Trump expressed his thanks and appreciation to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for...
  • Saudi Arabia to Buy 5 Spanish Corvettes In €2 Billion Deal

    11/09/2016 5:38:55 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    The Avante 2020 corvette selected by Saudi Arabia is derived from the offshore patrol vessels that Navantia built for Venezuela; they are 98 meters long and displace 2,450 tonnes. Shown here is the third ship, Yekuana. (Navantia photo) PARIS --- Saudi Arabia has decided to order five Spanish corvettes, marking a major victory for Spain’s Navantia shipyards in a naval market that has hitherto been dominated by France. The contract is worth over €2 billion and is expected to be signed during Spanish King Philip VI’s first official visit to Saudi Arabia, which begins Nov. 12. It also includes the...
  • Huma Abedin’s Troubling Saudi Upbringing-Which is synonymous with saying “ISIS upbringing."

    11/07/2016 6:50:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 7, 2016 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Huma Abedin’s Troubling Saudi Upbringing Which is synonymous with saying “ISIS upbringing." Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. Allegations concerning Huma Abedin’s connections to Islamist groups and actors devoted to taking down America through a subversive jihad is no secret.  But for those in the know about Islam, its goals and methods—and especially the power of indoctrination—her life story is more than enough for concern. Born in the U.S., Huma moved to Saudi Arabia (SA) at the age of two.  There, she likely spent her formative years being indoctrinated in the same Islam that...
  • Egypt says Saudis have cut off fuel shipments indefinitely

    11/07/2016 6:05:26 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 21 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | November 7, 2016 | Associated Press
    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt said Monday that Saudi Arabia has halted fuel shipments indefinitely, in a sign of lingering tensions following a dispute over the conflict in Syria. The move ratchets up pressure on Egypt as it implements austerity measures in the hope of securing billions of dollars in loans to stabilize its ailing economy. Cairo floated its currency last week and cut fuel subsidies, leading to across-the-board price hikes in the Arab world's most populous country. Egyptian Oil Ministry spokesman Hamdi Abdel-Aziz said that Saudi Arabia's Aramco, the world's largest oil company, stopped sending the fuel shipments to Egypt...
  • A Simple Guide To The Clinton Foundation Corruption

    11/06/2016 6:26:03 AM PST · by gaggs · 3 replies
    Executive Summary: Hillary and Bill Clinton have used their charity to collect funds from government and corporate services in exchange for political favors. The direct evidence of how the transactions occurred or what was given has not been fully explored. What we do know is that three governments have given to the Clinton Foundation Endowment without any specified goal. Those countries are Saudi Arabia, Oman, and the UAE. Qatar donated to the Cinton Global Initiative with no purpose specified for the money.
  • The Empire Files: Abby Martin Exposes John Podesta

    11/06/2016 4:44:22 AM PST · by AndyJackson · 20 replies
    You Tube w/ Reddit ^ | 11/5/2016 | Abby Martin
    See Video 23 minute summary of what's in the Podesta Emails. Lays out the formation of the Podesta group. See discussion on Reddit/r/The_Donald: Wikileaks calls this video "best summary by far" of Podesta Emails!!!.
  • Saudi Citizen Decapitates Brother in Horrifying Murder

    11/05/2016 3:00:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Saturday, 5 November 2016
    A Saudi citizen in his thirties has decapitated his 17-year-old brother in Jeddah using a cleaver in what residents are calling one of the most horrifying murders in recent years. Spokesperson of the Makkah police department Col. Dr. Aati al-Qurshi confirmed that police in Jeddah are currently investigating the murder that took place in the early hours of Saturday. Qurshi also confirmed that the offender, who has not been named by authorities yet, has a drug-related criminal history and is said to be mentally unstable. The offender is currently in custody police custody pending further investigations into the cas
  • Why does Hillary refuse to call Islamic Terror "Islamic Terror"?

    11/04/2016 1:47:15 PM PDT · by arrogantsob · 25 replies
    Even after Trump repeatedly called her out in debates for not using the term "Islamic Terror" Mrs. Clinton refuses to do so. Why? Does it have anything to do with the fact that one of the Clinton Foundation's biggest contributors is Saudi Arabia? Much, if not most, of the money funding al Queda, ISIS and other killers comes out of Saudi Arabia. Has she been bought off and prevented from accurately identifying our enemy? Has Trump mentioned the connection?
  • The Greatest Spy Story Ever Told

    11/04/2016 9:06:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 4, 2016 | Shai'ben- Tekoa
    One candidate for most amazing video of the presidential race on the Net now is an anonymous 8-minute biography of Huma Abedin, former right-hand woman to American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and (until last Friday) her closest associate for twenty years. Snippets of Abedin’s biography have floated through the blogosphere for years, but this is the first coherent exposé that tempts a reasonable person to consider the current crisis surrounding Hillary Clinton and emails as part of the greatest spying operation, the greatest secret agent story, in history. Huma Abedin, though born in the States, grew up in Saudi...
  • Assange: ‘Trump will not be allowed to win’

    11/04/2016 7:15:47 AM PDT · by detective · 93 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 4, 2016 | James Longstreet
    In a most recent and revealing interview, Julian Assange met with his favorite documentarian, John Pilger.  Assange offers several predictions and analyses, most quite revealing. Via RT: “RT (Russia Today) provides an alternative perspective on major global events, and acquaints international audience with a Russian viewpoint.”
  • Assange: Clinton & ISIS funded by same money, Trump won’t be allowed to win

    11/04/2016 6:18:29 AM PDT · by zeebee · 32 replies
    RT News ^ | 11/4/16 | Drudge Headline
    Julian Assange accuses Hillary Clinton of misleading Americans about the true scope of Islamic State’s support from Washington’s Middle East allies. In a 2014 email made public by Assange’s WikiLeaks last month, Hillary Clinton, who had served as secretary of state until the year before, urges John Podesta, then an advisor to Barack Obama, to “bring pressure” on Qatar and Saudi Arabia, “which are providing clandestine financial and logistic support to ISIL [Islamic State, IS, ISIS] and other radical Sunni groups.”
  • Clinton Foundation “May Be the World’s Largest Money Laundering.....(VIDEO)

    11/03/2016 9:32:17 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Nov 3rd, 2016 11:12 am | Jim Hoft
    Sen. Cotton: Clinton Foundation “May Be the World’s Largest Money Laundering and Influence-Peddling Operation” (VIDEO) Jim Hoft Nov 3rd, 2016 11:12 am Leave a Comment Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) went on FOX and Friends on Thursday morning to discuss the ongoing investigations of Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation.Senator Cotton had this to say: The more we learn about the Clinton Foundation’s operations, whether it’s from the book Clinton Cash, or Bret Baier’s reporting or The Wall Street Journal‘s reporting, the more it becomes clearer that the Clinton Foundation may be the world’s largest money laundering and influence-peddling operation. In...