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  • JESUS THE WORD[Charismatic Caucus]

    11/30/2015 9:37:44 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    I AM the Author of My WORD there is no other and though others place man in this place by names, occasions or people "I AM THE WORD" and it MY SPIRIT speaking directly to you as these verses are read and spoken , yeah even meditated on. So Truly as My Word "It is written" it was only as these men journaled out My Heart that today it is given to you! So be my Scribe and sit at my feet for I have fresh Manna for each of you daily and it is I that desire you to...
  • Saudi Arabia Refuses To Take Even A Single Syrian Refugee

    11/30/2015 8:22:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    EAD ^ | 11/30/2015 | Michael Snyder
    If Saudi Arabia won’t take in Syrian refugees, why should the United States? In recent weeks, we have heard a whole lot from Barack Obama about our “moral obligation” to take in refugees from Syria. Well, if there is a “moral obligation” to help these refugees, then why aren’t more wealthy Islamic nations stepping up to the plate? According to Amnesty International, since the beginning of the Syrian civil war Saudi Arabia has not accepted a single Syrian refugee. Neither has Kuwait. Neither has Qatar. Neither has the United Arab Emirates. These nations are absolutely swimming in money, and yet...
  • Low Oil Prices Hammer Saudi Arabia Budget

    11/29/2015 11:09:06 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 36 replies
    valuewalk.com ^ | 11/26/2015 | Brendan Byrne
    Continued low oil prices and the war in Yemen have hit Saudi Arabia's budget so hard it is creating a special office to oversee government spending and cut waste. On Monday, the Saudi Press Agency published an item noting that Saudi Arabia was "willing to cooperate with OPEC and non-OPEC producers" to maintain a "stable" oil market. WTI retook $42, however analysts remain pretty pessimistic about hopes that the Gulf OPEC nations are in any mood to restrict production, which is hurting budgets but helping with certain political objectives, such as killing US shale and hurting arch-enemy, Iran. In a...
  • UK-made missile hit civilian target in Yemen, say human rights groups

    11/25/2015 9:41:44 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 25, 2015 | Peter Walker and Richard Norton-Taylor
    Human rights groups say they have uncovered definitive proof a UK-made cruise missile was used to destroy a civilian target in Yemen in September and have called for Britain to end arms sales to the Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting a bloody campaign against rebel forces there. Such a use of the missile, made by Marconi and sold to Saudi Arabia during the mid-1990s, was “depressingly predictable”, said Amnesty International, which conducted the investigation alongside Human Rights Watch. According to research at the scene and interviews with witnesses, the groups say the missile was used on 23 September to destroy a...
  • Riyadh Feels the Pinch: The True Cost of Saudi Subsidies

    11/24/2015 5:15:41 AM PST · by thackney · 18 replies
    Geopolitical Monitor ^ | November 17, 2015 | Kirstin Berndt
    In downtown Riyadh, SUV-populated intersections and lushly landscaped parks leave little indication that Saudi Arabia is rapidly depleting its oil and water resources. The Saudi predilection for gas-guzzling vehicles and water-intensive leisure spaces is hardly surprising- governmental subsidies have long obscured the true cost of these resources. Saudis pay about 60 cents a gallon at the pump, which makes the average cost to fill a tank less than $20. Electricity, powered primarily by oil, costs only USD 0.6 per kilowatt hour. Drinking water supplied to Saudi households is so cheap that it is practically free. These low commodity rates are...
  • Wikileaks: Hillary Claims Saudi Arabia is the Largest Donor to “Sunni Terrorists” Worldwide

    11/23/2015 4:31:21 PM PST · by marvel5 · 38 replies
    Al-Masdar Al-'Arabi ^ | November 23, 2015 | United States Army PFC Bradley E. Manning via Julian Assange
    Wikileaks has struck again; this time, they have revealed a U.S. government cable sent from the former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, to the U.S. Treasury office that specifically alluded to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s substantial financial donations to international terrorist groups fighting the U.S. Armed Forces. According to an introductory cable that discussed Saudi Arabia’s background: “Donors in Saudi Arabia constitute the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide.” Secretary of State Clinton followed this statement up with the following: “Continued senior level USG engagement is needed to build-on initial efforts and encourage the Saudi...
  • Scientist Defends Account Of Exodus

    04/11/2003 1:52:30 PM PDT · by blam · 50 replies · 1,524+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 4-10-2003 | Richard N. Ostling
    Scientist Defends Account of Exodus By RICHARD N. OSTLING The Associated Press Thursday, April 10, 2003; 12:18 PM A British scientist is making two claims about Jewish history this Passover season that could surely spark discussion over the Seder meal. Colin J. Humphreys of Cambridge University has concluded that science backs traditional beliefs that the Israelites' exodus from Egypt was led by Moses pretty much the way the Bible and the Haggadah ritual tell it. He also says that Mount Sinai, where Scripture says Moses received God's Law, is located in Saudi Arabia, not Egypt's Sinai Peninsula - moving a...
  • USA Delivers 19,000 Bombs to Wahabist Saudis Supporting ISIS

    11/21/2015 4:41:36 PM PST · by lbryce · 47 replies
    Russian Insider ^ | November 19, 2015 | Staff
    Originally appeared at German Economic News. Translated by Susan Neumann. Hey, Muhammad Barack Obama Al-Husseini: My boots haven't been licked for awhile. Please bend down and start with the left boot Could it be any more clear who is on the right side, and who is on the wrong side of this conflict? The Islamist theocracy Saudi Arabia is getting heavy ammunition equaling billions of dollars from the United States. It remains to be seen whether this economic booster shot for the U.S. defense industry will lead to consequences in Syria. The Saudis are fighting covertly against the Russians. The...
  • Saudi Arabia, an ISIS That Has Made It

    11/21/2015 12:35:23 PM PST · by Theoria · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 21 Nov 2015 | Kamel Daoud
    Black Daesh, white Daesh. The former slits throats, kills, stones, cuts off hands, destroys humanity’s common heritage and despises archaeology, women and non-Muslims. The latter is better dressed and neater but does the same things. The Islamic State; Saudi Arabia. In its struggle against terrorism, the West wages war on one, but shakes hands with the other. This is a mechanism of denial, and denial has a price: preserving the famous strategic alliance with Saudi Arabia at the risk of forgetting that the kingdom also relies on an alliance with a religious clergy that produces, legitimizes, spreads, preaches and defends...
  • Walid Phares Explains Obama's Strategy (Why Obama is so pro Syrian refugee)

    11/19/2015 8:04:43 PM PST · by GilGil · 46 replies
    RushLimbqaugh.com ^ | 11/16/2015 | Rush Linbugh
    PHARES: ...the president has a different strategy. He's getting a lot of pressure by the Iranians. Otherwise he should have long time ago allied himself, partnered with Arab moderate forces such as Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, UAE, they are fighting terrorism very much and very well in Yemen, in Sinai, in Libya, elsewhere, but the reason that he's not going to these moderate Arab forces and asking them on the ground to be boots on the ground is because the Iranians are pressuring him because the Syrian Regime is pressuring him. They don't want those areas, those Sunni areas to...
  • ISIS Fighter: "Turkey And Saudi Arabia Support Us, We Love Them"

    11/19/2015 12:20:58 PM PST · by Strategy · 10 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | November 19, 2015
    These ISIS (Islamic Terrorists) were captured by YPG Kurdish fighters during the recent liberation of Sinjar and being interviewed by an Israeli journalist, he talk about how ISIS get its support from Turkey and Saudi Arabia, saying "Why wouldn't we like them?".
  • Revealed: The Gulf States are Buying Tons of American Smart Bombs

    11/19/2015 5:21:07 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 21 replies
    Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security ^ | November 18, 2015 | James Hasik
    The tragedy of Paris this past weekend may eventually prove to have been the beginning of the end for the Al-Baghdadi Gang in Al-Raqqah. Wantonly attacking the citizens of two UN Security Council members in a week wasn't just heinous, it was stupid. So if the Coalition air forces have been running through a lot of ordnance pummeling troops and infrastructure, the pace is only stepping up. Getting them the weapons, though, hasn’t been easy. As Air Force Secretary Debbie James stressed at last week’s Dubai Air Show, her department has been trying to speed up its part of the...
  • While US crude imports rise from Iraq, Saudi’s remain subdued

    11/18/2015 9:48:00 AM PST · by thackney · 4 replies
    Fuel Fix | November 18, 2015 | Matt Smith
    It is Margaret Atwood's 76th birthday, and her 2009 novel 'The Year of the Flood' seems an appropriate way to sum up the crude market this year. We await the weekly EIA inventory report this morning, with oil inventories less than 4 million barrels shy of the record of 490.9 mn bbls seen earlier in the year (...in itself an 80-year high). While a near-2 million barrel build is expected from today's report, last night's API report has put the putty cat among the pigeons by yielding a surprise draw of 0.4 mn bbls. The API report also showed a...
  • US Approves Sale Of Smart Bombs To Saudi Arabia (Reuters)

    11/17/2015 7:03:32 PM PST · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 16 November 2015 | Andrea Shalal
    The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of $1.29 billion in smart bombs to Saudi Arabia to help replenish supplies used in its battle against insurgents in Yemen and air strikes against Islamic State in Syria, the Pentagon said on Monday. The Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), which facilitates foreign arms sales, notified lawmakers on Friday that the sales had been approved, it said in a statement. The lawmakers now have 30 days to block the sale, although such action is rare since deals are carefully vetted before any formal notification. The sales reflect President Barack Obama's pledge...
  • Saudis Planning For A War Of Attrition In Europe With Russia’s Oil Industry

    11/16/2015 7:34:10 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 14 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 16-11-2015 | rus
    Russia’s central bank recently warned about the growing financial risks to the Russian economy from Saudi Arabia encroaching upon its traditional export market for crude oil. Russia sends 70 percent of its oil to Europe, but Saudi Arabia has been making inroads in the European market amid the oil price downturn. The result is a heavier discount for Russia’s crude oil, the so-called Urals blend. Bloomberg reported that the Urals typically lands in Rotterdam, a major European destination, at a discount to Brent of around $2 or less. But the discount has widened to $3.50 lately due to increased competition...
  • Location, Location, Location!

    11/15/2015 7:44:19 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-15-2015 | MOTUS
    We’ve all heard the phrase regarding the 3 most important aspects of real estate: location, location, location! I’ve been thinking about our current Middle East “refugee” problem and I think I’ve developed the optimal solution, using this basic principle. Instead of sending refugees on dangerous journeys to locations that are already densely populated, where social services are already hopelessly strapped and they’ll have to struggle to integrate with the existing culture why not reverse the direction of their emigration? Why not send them someplace where resistance is not futile, where society is already amenable to their religion of peace and...
  • The ‘Spruance’ Precedent (Proposed sale of the Littoral Combat Ship to Saudi Arabia)

    11/14/2015 7:20:59 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    WAR IS BORING ^ | November 13, 2015 | Paul Iddon
    In October, the United States announced a proposed $11.25 billion arms deal involving the sale of four Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ships to Saudi Arabia. If Congress approves the sale, the four Saudi LCSs will be configured differently than the U.S. Navy versions. For one, the Saudi versions will definitely have an area air-defense system which the U.S. versions do not have. Additionally, the Saudi ships will be equipped with RIM-162 Evolved Sea Sparrow surface-to-air missiles which can destroy aircraft or supersonic cruise missiles from up to 30 miles away — along with Harpoon Block II surface-to-surface missiles. It’s a formidable...
  • Russia Deploys Missile System Able To Hit Tel Aviv Planes

    11/13/2015 3:19:49 AM PST · by Fennie · 13 replies
    INN ^ | November 13, 2015
    Moscow places S-400 'Growlers' in Syria's Latakia base, in an escalation that places Ben-Gurion Airport within range. Russia has revealed in photographs that it has deployed a highly advanced anti-missile system in western Syria, that is capable of downing planes taking off in Tel Aviv. The S-400 anti-missile system, known to NATO as the SA-21 "Growler," was shown to be stationed in the Latakia Airbase on the Syrian coast of the Mediterranean Sea in photographs released by the Russian military, reports the Daily Mail on Thursday. In the past there have been Arab media reports of Israeli airstrikes in Latakia...
  • How do you smuggle 48,000 cans of Heineken into Saudi Arabia? Disguise it as Pepsi.

    11/12/2015 7:46:05 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 39 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 12, 2015 | Adam Taylor
    <p>Legally, alcohol is banned in Saudi Arabia. In reality, however, there are people in the country who drink.</p> <p>If you're wondering how exactly they actually get that alcohol, consider the multiple reports in the Saudi press today that describe how the Saudi authorities at border with United Arab Emirates caught a man with 48,000 cans of Heineken – all disguised as Pepsi cola.</p>
  • Yemen and the Coalition of the Wicked

    11/11/2015 3:36:41 PM PST · by marvel5 · 1 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | November 9,, 2015 | Daniel Larison
    Ibrahem Qasim/Flickr: air strike in Sana'a, May 2015 Samuel Oakford comments on the arrival of soldiers from two of the Saudi-led coalition’s nastiest members in Yemen: Just weeks after the UN said Eritrean soldiers may be on the ground in Yemen, Sudan has reportedly sent hundreds of additional troops to fight for the Saudi-led coalition. The apparent arrival of reinforcements from Saudi Arabia’s unsavory allies — both Eritrea and Sudan have dismal human rights records — not only has the potential to plunge Yemen even deeper into chaos, but it puts the United States, a de facto member of the...
  • Putin and Netanyahu to strike deal on Leviathan gas field

    11/04/2015 10:16:08 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 36 replies
    theaustralian.com.au ^ | October 20, 2015 12:00AM | The Australian
    Putin and Netanyahu to strike deal on Leviathan gas field The Australian October 20, 2015 12:00AM Russia wants to be the major partner in Israel’s offshore ­Leviathan natural gas field in the eastern Mediterranean, a top ­Israeli foreign affairs analyst said in Sydney yesterday. Ehud Yaari, the senior Middle East commentator for ­Israel’s Channel Two news, said “everybody regrets” a deal was not done with Woodside and that until now Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had ruled out a Gazprom deal. Gazprom bid for a stake in the project in 2012 but was beaten by Woodside, which pulled out of...
  • Saudi Arabia buys up land in Arizona; using desert water after drought concerns at home

    11/03/2015 12:04:32 PM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    abc 15 ^ | Nov 2, 2015 | Joe Bartels
    VICKSBURG, AZ - Like a desert mirage, the Almarai hay farm about 100 miles west of the Valley sprawls out on almost 10,000 acres. Buildings rise from the dust, and an endless stream of delivery trucks come and go. The bustle of activity is from alfalfa feeds as far as the eye can see. Saudi Arabian state-run media reports Almarai bought the land last year. That was after a Saudi government directive to conserve that nation's natural resources. Experts say underground reservoirs and ancient aquifers have almost dried up in Saudi Arabia after decades of modern farming. And since Almarai...
  • Saudi actor arrested after posing for selfies with fans

    11/01/2015 12:01:24 PM PST · by Fali_G · 10 replies
    The Foreign Desk ^ | 11/1/2015 | Lisa Daftari
    A Saudi actor and TV personality found himself on the wrong side of the country’s strict penal code after posing for ‘selfies’ with a group of female fans at a mall, according to Saudi news sources. According to The Gulf Times, Abdul Aziz Al Kassar was taken into custody from the popular Al Nakheel Mall after he was seen taking pictures with a crowd of fans by Saudi Arabia's strict "Mutaween," or religious police, also referred to as the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice or CPVPV. Al Kassar, 27, a Saudi national who lives...
  • Confirmed: Turkey And Saudi Arabia Sending ISIS Agents Into Europe For Muslim Conquest

    10/31/2015 8:29:12 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 42 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | Oct.31, 2015 | Theodore Shoebat
    (Original title too long: It Has Now Been Confirmed That Turkey And Saudi Arabia Are Sending In ISIS Agents Into Europe In Order To Have Muslims Conquer Europe And Force Europeans To Convert To Islam) ************************************************** In the divinely blessed land of the Balkans, the agents of the abysmal spirits are sending their bringers of destruction into the nation. Turkey and Qatar are sending in ISIS commanders and soldiers into Bosnia and Herzegovina in order to advance the Islamic cause. Dzevad Galijasevic, a terrorism expert, said: Turkey sends soldiers and commanders of individual formations of the Islamic State into BiH...
  • ISIS Releases Video Of Alleged Russian Airplane Mid-Air Exposion Claims Responsibility For Disaster

    10/31/2015 10:24:53 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 58 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/31/15 | Tyler Durden
    Breaking: Downing of Russian airplane, killing of more than 220 Russian crusaders on board. Soldiers of the Caliphate were able to bring down a Russian plane above Sinai Province with at least 220 Russian crusaders aboard. They were all killed, praise be to God. O Russians, you and your allies take note that you are not safe in Muslims lands or their skies. The killing of dozens daily in Syria with bombs from your planes will bring woe to you. Just as you are killing others, you too will be killed, God willing. Even Russia's transport minister Maksim Sokolov has...
  • Saudi Prince Pledges $32 Billion to Promote Islam/Sharia in America

    10/30/2015 7:08:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 60 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | Jul 9, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a senior member of the Saudi monarchy, says he'll pledge his $32 billion to advance the islamization of America. This is a MOAB (mother of all bombs) in the information battle-space. Looks as if I will be keeping busy for quite some time. The Saudis have spent billions already. 80% of the mosques build in America are Saudi funded. Islamic groups working to impose the sharia are largely funded by the Saudis. We can look forward to 32 billion more of the kingdom's brand of Islam, while censoring criticism of Islam. And it's not just...
  • Popular Mobilization Committee militia threatens to ‘strike and destroy’ the Saudi government

    10/30/2015 11:45:34 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | October 30, 2015 | By Bill Roggio
    An Iranian-supported Shiite militia that operates under the the Iraqi government-sanctioned Popular Mobilization Committee said that Saudi Arabia is “a legitimate and permissible target” and would it “strike and destroy” the country after the kingdom issued a death sentence for a cleric that has called for partition. The militia, Sayyid al Shuhada, is led by a Specially Designated Global Terrorist who is directly tied to Iran’s Qods Force. Sayyid al Shuhada threatened the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Oct. 26, the same day that the Saudi Supreme Court upheld a death sentence for Sheikh Nimr al Nimr, a prominent Shiite...
  • Top Saudi Sheikh issues fatwa allowing men to EAT their wives if they are hungry

    Men in Saudi Arabia "can eat their wives if they are suffering severe hunger" under a bizarre new fatwa reportedly announced by a religious leader in the country. Saudi Arabian grand mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah allegedly issued the guidelines to allow a husband to eat his wife's body parts in extreme circumstances. The cleric is reported to have said the ruling represents the "sacrifice of women and obedience to her husband" - but campaigners are understandably outraged. The announcement has sparked major concerns about the already well-documented poor treatment of women in the country. A statement reportedly from...
  • Syria conflict: Saudis say Iran must accept Assad exit

    10/29/2015 2:06:25 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | October 29, 2015 | Sum Gai
    Saudi Arabia has said Iran must accept the removal of President Bashar al-Assad as part of any solution to the conflict in Syria. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir made the remarks as talks among international foreign ministers on the crisis get under way in Vienna. Iran is for the first time taking part in such talks, which will also include Russia and Turkey. Russia and Iran both support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
  • Suicide blast in Saudi mosque kills at least 3

    10/26/2015 10:24:08 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 31 replies
    al arabiya ^ | Oct 26, 2015
    At least three people were killed and 19 others were wounded Monday after a suicide bomber targeted worshipers who were exiting a mosque after finishing their prayers in the Saudi city of Najran, close to the Yemeni frontier, Al Arabiya News Channel reported.
  • Saudi Prince Arrested On Private Plane With 2 Tons Of Drugs - Reports

    10/26/2015 10:05:42 AM PDT · by Fennie · 81 replies
    RT ^ | October 26, 2015
    Lebanese security forces are interrogating a Saudi prince on charges of carrying drugs on his private plane after they allegedly retrieved 2 tons of narcotics from the aircraft, local media reported. Abd al-Muhsen bin Walid bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud was detained on Monday in Beirut's Rafik Hariri International Airport. The prince was about to conduct a flight on his private plane to Saudi Arabia. Lebanese TV station Al Mayadeen also said that 40 packages of drugs, weighing 2 tons in total, were confiscated. The prince was arrested and taken in for questioning along with four other people.
  • Saudi Arabia to run out of cash in less than 5 years

    10/25/2015 3:38:46 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 68 replies
    money.cnn.com ^ | October 25, 2015 | Matt Egan
    If oil stays around $50 a barrel, most countries in the region will run out of cash in five years or less, warned a dire report from the International Monetary Fund this week. That includes OPEC leader Saudi Arabia as well as Oman and Bahrain. Low oil prices will wipe out an estimated $360 billion from the region this year alone, the IMF said.
  • Why Wendy's Opposes Ethanol Law- Franchising-Fossil Fuels Lift Billions From Poverty JACKI DAILY

    10/24/2015 5:56:09 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 1 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 09/06/2015 | Jacki Daily
    On this week's show Jacki speaks with Kathleen Hartnett White of the Texas Public Policy Foundation about her new book, Fueling Freedom, laying out the economic and ethical case for fossil fuels. She also weighs in on the President's job-killing "Clean Power Plan." Jacki also talks with Jim Amos, Chairman of Proctor & Gamble's Franchising Division, about why the International Franchise Association opposes the Renewable Fuel Standard.
  • Lavrov Speaks to Press Following Meeting With Kerry on Syria (Talks Failed)

    10/23/2015 9:34:36 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 5 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 10-23-2015 | Sputnik
    Top diplomats of Russia, US, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia have discussed a range of global issues, including the ongoing situation in Syria. Russian, US, Saudi Arabian and Turkish foreign ministers discussed specific ideas on the situation in Syria during their meeting in Vienna, and decided to maintain contacts, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday. "We have expressed a number of specific ideas on all issues which were discussed with our colleagues from the United States, Turkey and Saudi Arabia, these ideas will be continued, I hope. We have agreed to continue contacts, and we stressed the need to make...
  • Son: Briton, 74, may not survive Saudi's lashings over illicit wine

    10/23/2015 8:27:22 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/23/15 | Greg Botelho
    The crime is related to homemade wine. But can 74-year-old Karl Andree survive the punishment -- 360 lashes by Saudi authorities? His son fears that he won't, conceding that while Andree may have done wrong in the eyes of Saudi officials, it shouldn't warrant what may amount to a death sentence. "I completely understand that he has committed a crime and, for that, you have to face consequences ... He understands as well," Simon Andree told CNN. "But ... on the basis of his ill health, (I hope) he can get clemency and get released, because I feel he won't...
  • Saudi Arabia Oil Update 2015: Russia Beats OPEC Giant In Crude Sales To China

    10/23/2015 6:40:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 4 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 10/21/15 | Jess McHugh
    Russia topped Saudi Arabia in sales of crude oil to China for the second time this year, Reuters reported Wednesday. But Saudi Arabia will still finish the year with more sales to China than Russia overall, as the two producers continue to compete for dominance in the emerging market. China, with the largest economy in Asia and the second-largest in the world, is also the world's largest importer of crude oil, surpassing the United States in May. China bought a record 4.04 million metric tons, or approximately 988,000 barrels daily, from Russia in September, Bloomberg reported, up 42 percent from...
  • Saudi Arabia Is Buying The Littoral Combat Ship The U.S. Navy Desperately Needs

    10/21/2015 8:53:30 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 22 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | October 21, 2015 | Tyler Rogoway
    It was announced yesterday that Saudi Arabia wants to purchase four extremely up-gunned Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). The deal will be worth $11.25 billion including weapons and support. This will also be the first export sale for the troubled LCS program, and these Saudi ships will be far more capable than any version of the LCS the Navy plans on procuring. This fact may present an incredible opportunity for the Navy to get the version of the Littoral Combat Ship they really need, and possibly at an awesome price. Saudi Arabias highly upgraded variants of the Freedom-class Littoral Combat...
  • U.S. approves $11.25 billion warship sale to Saudi Arabia

    10/21/2015 5:07:26 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Oct 20, 2015 | Andrea Shalal
    The U.S. government said on Tuesday it has approved the sale of up to four Lockheed Martin Corp multi-mission warships, plus associated equipment, training and logistics to Saudi Arabia, a deal valued at $11.25 billion overall. The Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which oversees foreign military sales, notified U.S. lawmakers late Monday about the possible sale, and released a statement on its website on Tuesday. "We stand ready to support that sale," Lockheed Chief Executive Officer Marillyn Hewson told analysts on an earnings call. She said the deal could be completed in 2016.
  • Saudi Arabia in $11.25bn deal to buy US warships

    10/20/2015 7:15:27 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    arabianBusiness.com ^ | 20 October 2015
    Saudi Arabia will buy up to four Littoral Combat Ships from the US in a deal that could be worth $11.25bn as the kingdom seeks to modernise its navy, Bloomberg has reported. The agency quoted an unnamed American official as saying that the US State Department has approved the sale under the Foreign Military Sales program, which will allow the Saudis to negotiate contracts for the ships. The Littoral Combat Ship is designed in two versions by defence manufacturers Lockheed Martin and Austal. According to Bloomberg, the US is offering a version of the ship called the Multi-Mission Surface Combatant,...
  • FLASHBACK: Jeb Bush Admitted Leaky Immigration Led to 9/11

    10/18/2015 5:48:38 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Oct 2015 | Julia Hahn
    ...The latest Trump-Bush bout began in the most recent debate. In the CNN Republican presidential debate, Trump blamed George W. Bushs unsuccessful presidency for giving us President Obama, prompting an immediate response from Jeb Bush. TRUMP: Your brother and your brothers administration gave us Barack Obama, because it was such a disaster, those last three months, that Abraham Lincoln couldnt have been elected. BUSH: You know what? As it relates to my brother, theres one thing I know for sure. He kept us safe. I dont know if you remember This exchange sparked a war of words between the...
  • Trump: My immigration plans would have prevented 9/11

    10/18/2015 2:30:03 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 98 replies
    CBS ^ | Oct 18 2015 | CBS
    Donald Trump says that if he had been president in 2001, his immigration policies would have kept terrorists from attacking the World Trade Center on September 11. "I am extremely, extremely tough on illegal immigration. I'm extremely tough on people coming into this country," Trump said on Fox News Sunday. "I believe that if I were running things, I doubt those families would have -- I doubt that those people would have been in the country."
  • Donald Trump: I would have prevented 9/11

    10/18/2015 8:46:12 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 326 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/18/15 | Eric Bradner
    Donald Trump says he's not blaming George W. Bush for 9/11, but he claims that if he'd been president, the attacks never would have happened. In an appearance on "Fox News Sunday," the real estate mogul said that since he's "extremely, extremely tough on immigration" the attackers wouldn't have been in position to commandeer U.S. flights. "So there's a good chance that those people would not have been in our country," Trump said. He took another shot at Jeb Bush for claiming that Bush's brother, the 43rd president, kept the nation safe. "I'm not blaming George Bush," Trump said. "But...
  • Mohammad Discusses Bilateral Relations With Obama

    10/18/2015 12:15:09 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Gulf News ^ | October 17, 2015
    Mohammad Bin Zayed, US president discuss developments in region and cooperation between the two countriesHis Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and US President Barack Obama, discussed in a phone call friendship and cooperation between the two countries, ways to enhance them, and issues of mutual interest, as well as the latest developments in the region. During the telephone call, they also confirmed the distinguished relations between the two countries in all fields. They reviewed a number of matters of joint interest, especially the...
  • UAE to US lawmaker: We have a right to enrich uranium, too (nuclear arms race begins)

    10/15/2015 11:13:57 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    KRQE News ^ | October 15, 2015, 10:26 pm | DEB RIECHMANN
    WASHINGTON (AP) Amid fears of an atomic arms race in the Middle East, a senior United Arab Emirates official has told a top U.S. lawmaker that it too might seek the right to enrich uranium that Iran has asserted under the recently signed nuclear deal. The landmark Iran accord to curb its nuclear weapons in exchange for economic sanctions relief allows Tehran to enrich uranium. In barely noticed testimony last month, Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said the UAEs ambassador in Washington, Yousef al-Otaiba, had informed him in a telephone call that the...
  • Yemeni Missile Attack Kills 66 Saudi Officers, Destroys 17 Fighter Jets, 9 Apache Helicopters

    10/17/2015 4:27:40 AM PDT · by Strategy · 82 replies
    FNA ^ | October 16, 2015
    TEHRAN (FNA) - The Yemeni army and popular forces hit a strategic military air base in Asir province in Southern Saaudi Arabia with Scud missiles, killing tens of high-ranking Saudi officers and commanders and destroying over two dozen F-15 fighter jets and Apache helicopters. At least 66 high-ranking Saudi army officers, including two senior commanders, were killed when the Yemeni missiles hit Khamis Mushait air base in Asir province in retaliation for the kingdom's aggression against their nation. The Yemeni forces also destroyed 17 F-15 fighter planes and 9 Apache helicopters. About 300 Saudi officers were also injured in the...
  • Saudi Arabia drinking: The risks expats take for a tipple

    10/15/2015 5:36:01 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 23 replies
    BBC News ^ | October 13, 2015 | Mario Cacciottolo
    The issue of drinking alcohol in Saudi Arabia has come sharply into focus once again after a British man was caught with homemade wine. Karl Andree, 74, was arrested by Saudi religious police and has spent more than a year in prison - it had been reported that he was also facing 360 lashes but it has since emerged that he was going to be spared flogging because of his age and ill-health. Alcohol is prohibited in Saudi Arabia and the Foreign Office warns Britons not to flout these rules - but how easy is it to get your hands...
  • Saudis, ISIS, Al-Qaeda Agree: Time for Jihad Against Russia

    10/14/2015 6:07:20 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/13/15 | Mary Chastain
    The leader of al-Qaeda linked group al-Nusra Front is encouraging jihadists in the Caucasus to attack Russia. His call follows similar condemnation of Russia from rival jihadi group the Islamic State (ISIS) and a number of Saudi clerics. If the Russian army kills the people of Syria, then kill their people. And if they kill our soldiers, then kill their soldiers. An eye for an eye, declared Abu Mohamed al-Jolani. Russia began airstrikes on September 30. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the UN Security Council the government received a request from Assad to strike the rebels. Russia has stated...
  • In Remote Saudi Village, Women Are Giving Birth in Cars

    10/13/2015 12:33:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Al Alarabiya ^ | Sunday, 11 October 2015
    Harsh road conditions and the long distance to the nearest hospital leave women living in Madraka, a village in Saudi Arabia's Jamoom governorate, with no option but to deliver their babies in cars when labor pains are at their peak. The closest hospital to the town is about 150 kilometers away and the trip there is not a pleasant one for women in labor. Badria Al-Atiyani, a woman living in the province, said women are always faced with the challenge of reaching Hira Public Hospital at the entrance of Makkah since it is the closest to their town. Women are...
  • 350 Lashes for a British Grandfather is the Cost of doing Business with Saudi Arabia

    10/13/2015 9:06:35 AM PDT · by Cecily · 39 replies
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | October 13, 2015 | James Kirup
    First things first. Im not in any way condoning the act of mediaeval barbarity that the Saudi authorities are reportedly planning to inflict on Karl Andree, a 74-year-old British citizen. Its savagery dressed up as justice, plain and simple. And yet. We have to be realistic about this case, and about our dealings with Saudi Arabia. Bluntly, 350 lashes for a British grandfather is the cost of doing business with the Saudis.
  • Saudi Arabia to Execute "Pro-Democracy" Activist

    10/12/2015 4:11:22 PM PDT · by marvel5 · 11 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 9, 2015 | Jay Michaelson
    The kingdom is set to execute a young man for participating in the Arab Spring as a 17-year-oldand the Obama administration has admitted its not going to do a thing about it. An Islamic regime in the Middle East may soon behead a young man and hang his corpse up for display. ISIS? Iran? NoAmericas ally Saudi Arabia. And because its the Saudis, the Obama administrations silence has been deafening.