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  • Khobar Towers The Clinton administration left many stones unturnd.

    06/25/2006 3:28:43 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 39 replies · 1,384+ views
    OpinionJournal ^ | Sunday, June 25, 2006 | LOUIS J. FREEH
    Khobar Towers The Clinton administration left many stones unturnd. BY LOUIS J. FREEH Sunday, June 25, 2006 12:01 a.m. Ten years ago today, acting under direct orders from senior Iranian government leaders, the Saudi Hezbollah detonated a 25,000-pound TNT bomb that killed 19 U.S. airmen in their dormitory at Khobar Towers in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The blast wave destroyed Building 131 and grievously wounded hundreds of additional Air Force personnel. It also killed an unknown number of Saudi civilians in a nearby park. The 19 Americans murdered were members of the 4,404th Wing, who were risking their lives to enforce...
  • Iran 'most significant' threat to world: Canada PM

    10/15/2011 3:32:27 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 13 replies
    AFP ^ | Fri, Oct 14, 2011
    Iran is the "most significant" threat to world peace and security, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Friday after the US accused Tehran of plotting to kill the Saudi ambassador to Washington. "We have no quarrel with the Iranian people, but the regime in Tehran represents probably the most significant threat in the world to global peace and security," Harper said. This week, Canada's Foreign Minister John Baird said Ottawa and its partners were considering "consequences" for Iran over the alleged plot.
  • WikiLeaks: Saudis tried to shield students from US scandal ( Butte, Montana )

    06/23/2015 6:20:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    ap ^ | Jun 22, 2015 | MAGGIE MICHAEL and RAPHAEL SATTER
    A group of Saudi students caught in a cheating scandal at a Montana college were offered flights home by their kingdom's diplomats to avoid the possibility of deportation or arrest, according to a cache of Saudi Embassy memos recently published by WikiLeaks and a senior official at the school involved. The students were in a ring of roughly 30 alleged cheaters at Montana Tech accused of having systematically forged grades by giving presents to a college employee. The cheating was discovered ó and the staffer was fired ó following an investigation made public in early 2012, but the memos reveal...
  • Will We Learn The Real Saudi 9/11 Connection [?]

    06/10/2015 3:55:01 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 17 replies
    StoneZone ^ | 4 June 2015 | Roger Stone
    My old friend Eleanor Clift reports for the Daily Beast: "Coming off the Patriot Act fight, the presidential hopeful is sponsoring a bill to declassify 28 pages of a 9/11 report that may blame Saudi Arabia.Senator Rand Paul, the man of the hour when it comes to pushing back against government secrecy, is throwing his weight behind a fresh push to declassify 28 pages from a 2002 Senate inquiry into the causes of 9/11.The Kentucky Republican is sponsoring legislation called the ‚ÄúTransparency for the Families of 9/11 Act,‚ÄĚ which would force the release of the disputed pages. With his support,...
  • White House: If Saudis Were Sending a Snub, ĎThat Message Was Not Receivedí

    05/11/2015 7:13:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5/11/15 | Bridget Johnson
    White House press secretary Josh Earnest said today that if King Salman changing his mind against coming to Washington this week was supposed to send a message to the administration, ďthat message was not received.Ē Earnest insisted that ďall the feedback that weíve received from the Saudis has been positive.Ē The Saudi king, who was supposed to meet one-on-one with President Obama at the White House on Wednesday before a broader meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, initially RSVPíd ďyes.Ē On Friday, he changed that to a ďno.Ē Of the GCC states invited ó Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar,
  • The American House of Saud

    05/04/2004 2:55:49 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 7 replies · 331+ views
    DanPipes.org ^ | 5/2/85 | Daniel Pipes
    After the price of oil quadrupled in 1973, Syria and other Arab states put pressure on Saudi Arabia to use its new wealth against Israel. Part of the Saudi government's response was to lead a campaign against support for Israel in the U.S. On their own, however, the Saudis lacked the connections and savvy to affect American-Israeli ties. To make up for this, the Saudi state recruited help. In "The American House of Saud" (Franklin Watts, 448 pages, $18.95), Steven Emerson, a journalist and former staff member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, chronicles anti-Israeli activities undertaken in recent years...
  • RNC Communications Director Statement on Senator Bob Graham

    09/07/2004 11:35:27 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 23 replies · 1,414+ views
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Christine Iverson202-863-8614Washington, DCóRNC Communications Director Jim Dyke released the following statement regarding Senator Bob Grahamís conference call today for the Kerry Campaign. ďSenator Graham is right. Intelligence does matter. That's why it's so troubling that John Kerry did not bother to show up for 76 percent of his Senate Intelligence Committee hearings. The Kerry campaign says the percentage would change if non-public committee hearings were included but refuses to release the recordsĒ ďHowever, we know Senator Graham keeps notebooks which are obsessive in their attention to detail. Perhaps one of these notebooks sheds light on Senator...
  • Hannity gives Senator Bob Graham the One...Two....

    09/07/2004 11:56:18 PM PDT · by dila813 · 34 replies · 2,066+ views
    Fox News Channel ^ | Today | Hannity and Alan
    Bob is quoting Michael Moore's Material to Alan...and before that.... He asked Bob Graham about his books thesis that Bush needs to be impeached and removed from office for miss-leading the public. Then Hannity read some quotes to Bob. Then said what is wrong with that, and then Bob goes on to say that Bush should have done a comparative between the threat of al-Qaida and the threat from Iraq. Then he went on and on and said that Bush just miss-lead the People about WMDs and the ability or the lack of there of to deliver these WMDs to...
  • Saudi king urged US to attack Iran

    11/28/2010 6:20:30 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 19 replies · 1+ views
    AFP ^ | 11/26/2010 | AFP
    King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia urged the United States to attack Iran to destroy its nuclear programme, according to US documents leaked by WikiLeaks and published Sunday by daily newspapers. According to a leaked US cable, published by the New York Times, King Abdullah bin Abd al-Aziz made the call during an April 2008 meeting with US Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker and US General David Petraeus. "He told you to 'cut off the head of the snake'," Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Washington, Adel al-Jubeir, told the US embassy in Riyadh two days after the high-level talks, according to the...
  • Instead of 'Ridding World' of Nukes -As Pledged- Obama's Walked Us Into a Complex Arms Race

    03/27/2015 11:13:04 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 28 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 27 March 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Remember back in the Spring of '09, when a fresh-faced 'historic president' Obama told a cheering crowd one sunny day at Prague Castle†that†he'll work towards a world 'free of nuclear weapons'? In retrospect, it seems he meant a world just free of American nuclear weapons- as he's been slashing all our capabilities, development programs, and even defensive missile shields to appease enemies -primarily Russia- in order to free up more money for solar panels and food stamps. The Norks sure didn't get the memo... nor the Russians, or anybody else- as they've been building and testing whatever-they-damnwell-please the whole time....
  • Humagate Might Top ALL Hillary Scandals- and That's Saying Somethin'

    03/20/2015 8:42:46 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 61 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 20 March 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Now that Senator Chuck Grassley (R- Iowa) is asking if Hillary's closest aide and rumored love interest Huma Abedin was using her private email server too (among other things)- and now that we also know Hillary's email security/anti-spam contractor could see all of her most classified emails in plain English, it's time to worry about just who Huma Abedin is-†and worry a lot: Although she was pilloried by the left and useful idiots like John McCain at the time, Michele Bachmann's†16-page letter†clearly presented the case back in 2012: that the background, connections, and influence of Huma Abedin should at least...
  • ISIS militant ĎJihadi Johní unmasked as middle-class Brit

    02/26/2015 6:12:09 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2-26-2015 | Yaron Steinbuch
    ISIS militant ¬ĎJihadi John¬í unmasked as middle-class Brit By Yaron Steinbuch February 26, 2015 | 7:16am The infamous masked ISIS madman seen in gruesome videos beheading Western hostages was identified by media outlets Thursday as Mohammed Emwazi ¬ó a middle-class Briton with a degree in computer programming. The BBC reported that the Kuwaiti-born Emwazi is in his mid-20s and from West London. British authorities chose not to identify him earlier for operational reasons. ¬ďI have no doubt that Mohammed is Jihadi John,¬Ē one of Emwazi¬ís close friends told the Washington Post. ¬ďHe was like a brother to me. .‚ÄČ.‚ÄČ. I...
  • Saudis Ďwould let Israeli jets use their air space to attack Iraní

    02/24/2015 6:02:28 PM PST · by nuconvert · 77 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | February 25, 2015
    Saudi Arabia is prepared to let Israeli fighter jets use its airspace if it proves necessary to attack Iranís nuclear program, an Israeli TV station reported Tuesday, highlighting growing ties in the shadow of Tehranís nuclear drive. Riyadhís only condition is that Israel make some kind of progress in peace talks with the Palestinians, Channel 2 reported Tuesday, citing an unnamed senior European source. ďThe Saudi authorities are completely coordinated with Israel on all matters related to Iran,Ē the European official in Brussels said. Jerusalem and Riyadh do not have diplomatic ties, but unconfirmed reports have swirled for years of...
  • Good News: American Eco-Fascists Now Praising Saudis As Their "Best Ally" in Fight Against Keystone

    02/03/2015 8:36:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Last week the Senate, with votes from Democrats and Republicans, passed long-stalled Keystone XL pipeline legislation. President Obama is planning on vetoing the legislation despite broad support from lawmakers and the American people. In the meantime, the Saudis are doing everything they can to undermine U.S. domestic oil production and far-left eco-fascist groups like the Sierra Club are loving it. Washington Free Beacon's Lachlan Markay has the details:¬†Saudi Arabia¬ís efforts to ¬ďdrown¬Ē American energy producers make the oil-rich theocracy a crucial ally of the environmentalist movement, according to a leading green group. The House of Saud, the kingdom¬ís royal family,...
  • PRINCE ALWALEED: Oil Is Never Going Back To $100

    01/12/2015 10:26:11 AM PST · by blam · 45 replies
    BI ^ | 1-12-2015 | Portia Crowe
    Portia Crowe January 12, 2015Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the eccentric Saudi billionaire once labeled the "Arabian Warren Buffett," predicted that oil would never again reach $100 a barrel. "The price of oil above $100 is artificial," he said. "It's not correct." That's in an interview with Maria Bartiromo for USA Today, in which the business magnate blamed oversupply and weak demand for the recent drop in oil prices. He also predicted hard times ahead for America's shale-oil and gas industries. "No one knows for sure what price is the breaking point for shale," he said. "Wells have a higher production...
  • 'Saudi prince paid for 9/11 pilots to learn to fly'

    11/16/2014 7:35:06 PM PST · by qaz123 · 37 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 16Nov14 | ASSOCIATED PRESS and KIERAN CORCORAN FOR MAILONLINE
    A jihadist serving life in prison on terror charges brought in the wake of 9/11 has claimed the Saudi Arabian royal family helped finance the plot. Zacarias Moussaoui, 46, says an unnamed Saudi Prince paid for flying lessons for him and the 19 terrorists who hijacked planes in the September 11 attacks in the run-up to the atrocities. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2837261/Saudi-prince-paid-9-11-pilots-learn-fly-Incredible-claims-20th-hijacker-serving-life-prison-terrorism-asks-testify-court.html#ixzz3JIFO3rer
  • Body Found Along 10 Freeway In Palm Desert Identified As Missing CSUN Student

    10/18/2014 4:50:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | October 17, 2014 4:46 PM | Brittney Hopper
    PALM DESERT (CBSLA.com) ó The body of a 23-year-old missing CSUN student was found Thursday along the 10 Freeway in Palm Desert, authorities said. The Riverside County Coronerís Office confirmed the discovery near Cook Street and Washington Street, according to CBS affiliate KESQ. LAPD officials said they were conducting an investigation but confirmed the body was Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi. His remains were discovered yesterday ó about 150 miles from where he was last seen ó around 11:50 p.m., authorities said. The missing student, the son of a prominent Saudi Arabian family, had last been seen at his home in the...
  • Can't Believe I'm Saying This - Time For a Middle-Eastern Oil Import Tariff

    10/14/2014 7:45:55 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 45 replies
    Vanity | 10/14/14 | Lee Roggenburg
    I know. We are the side that preaches free markets. But not all markets are truly free anyway. And this is one time when a substantial national interest needs to be protected. Iím talking about our incredibly productive domestic energy industry that is on the path to making our oil self-sufficiency a reachable goal, at least if we look at it as North America. Except there is one player out there that is desperate to kill the baby in the crib. And in this instance, itís not the Obama Administration. Yeah, I know. Theyíre probably creaming at the possibility that...
  • Saudi Arabia Shows Off Anti-Terror Acrobatics

    10/02/2014 10:27:59 AM PDT · by KirbDog · 8 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/02/2014 | NBC News
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  • Brian Craig Show ■ Dr. Jim Garrow ■ Obama Is a Foreign Agent

    09/16/2014 6:43:59 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 7 replies
    Brian Craig Show ^ | 2014 | Dr. Jim Garrow
    "Obama" is an agent of the Saudis.
  • Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti denounces Iraq's Islamic State group

    08/20/2014 8:09:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/19/2014
    Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh, the highest religious authority in the country, said on Tuesday the militant groups Islamic State and al Qaeda were "enemy number one of Islam" and not in any way part of the faith. Although the mufti and other senior Saudi clerics have condemned Islamic State, al Qaeda and other groups before, the timing of Al al-Sheikh's statement is significant given the gains by militants in Iraq. "Extremist and militant ideas and terrorism which spread decay on Earth, destroying human civilisation, are not in any way part of Islam, but are enemy number...
  • Another Saudi port deal - Selling off control of America one piece at a time

    08/04/2014 5:53:03 AM PDT · by Elle Bee · 20 replies
    The Patroit Factor ^ | August 3, 2014 | Diane Sori
    What pray tell has our country come to, and what pray tell has my beloved state of Florida allowed, as a Middle Eastern company‚ĶGulftainer‚Ķwas recently awarded a 35-year, $100 million concession agreement to ‚Äėsupposedly‚Äô boost cargo operations at Port Canaveral‚Ķa port NOT far from the Trident Turning Basin which the Navy uses to support our fleet of nuclear ballistic missile submarines‚Ķand a port perilously close to the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral where our space launches take place‚Ķor at least they did until Obama cut their funding. And while it‚Äôs claimed by port officials that the new container and...
  • New 9/11 records offer tantalizing puzzle pieces

    07/06/2014 5:34:22 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 30 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 5, 2014 | Dan Christensen and Anthony Summers
    An ongoing lawsuit has pried loose new records linked to a family of Sarasota Saudis who left home in a hurry just before 9/11. It was Halloween night, 2001. The horrors of 9/11 were still fresh on the the minds of Americans. At a time when everyone was on edge, the sight of a man disposing documents in a dumpster behind a Bradenton storage facility aroused suspicion. Summoned to the scene, Manatee County sheriffís deputies confronted the man, who had a Tunisian passport. According to FBI records, authorities searched the dumpster and found ďa self-printed manual on terrorism and Jihad,...
  • As first US advisers reach Baghdad, Iranians and Saudis airlift weapons to opposing sides in Iraq

    06/26/2014 10:09:22 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 16 replies
    DEBKA ^ | June 26, 2014 | Debka
    When the first of the 300 military advisers US President Barack Obama promised the Iraqi government arrived in Baghdad Wednesday, June 25, Iranian and Saudi Arabian arms shipments were already in full flow to opposing sides in embattled Iraq, DEBKAfileís military sources report. At least two cargo planes from bases in Iran were landing daily at Baghdadís military airport, carrying 150 tons of military equipment. More than 1,000 tons were flown in this past week alone. Tehran has replicated for the Iraqi army the routine it established for Bashar Assadís army, furnishing its needs on a daily basis as per...
  • Young Saudis Taking Oral Contraceptives for 'Better Looks'

    05/07/2014 12:41:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, May 07, 2014
    Report quotes some men as saying pills have achieved results in improving male hormones and some body parts Young men in Saudi Arabia are increasingly taking oral contraceptives in the belief that the pill will make them look better and treat acne and other problems, according to a Saudi newspaper. The phenomenon has also become widespread among men involved in body-building exercises so they will get bigger chest and arm muscles and win tournaments, the London-based Arabic language daily ĎAl Hayatí reported. The paper quoted some men as saying the pills have achieved results in improving male hormones and...
  • The War Nerd: Saudis, Syria, and ďBlowbackĒ

    05/06/2014 10:59:00 PM PDT · by wetphoenix
    PandoDaily ^ | DECEMBER 19, 2013 | GARY BRECHER
    People are saying that the Saudis are asking for big trouble by backing jihad against Syriaís President Assad. According to the Daily Beast: ďSaudi Arabia is playing a dangerous double gameóturning a blind eye to the jihadists flocking from Riyadh to Syria while assuring the West of its commitment to fighting terror.Ē This is the famous ďblowbackĒ theory: Saudi Arabia itself will become a target when the Saudis fighting in Syria come home. There was serious ďblowback,Ē weíre told, after a generation of Saudis, most famously a tall guy named Osama, went off to do jihad in Afghanistan, and it...
  • Obama considers sending anti-aircraft weapons to Syrian opposition

    03/28/2014 9:32:13 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 44 replies
    RT ^ | 3-28-2014 | RT
    President Barack Obama may authorize the shipment of new air defense systems to rebel forces in Syriaís ongoing civil war, a new Associated Press report states. Citing an unnamed US official, the AP stated Obama is mulling over the idea of sending man-portable air-defense systems, also known as MANPADs, to Syrian opposition groups, a move that would mark a notable shift compared to the White Houseís past statements. As RT reported last month, the Obama administration has been interested in employing new ways to put pressure on Syrian President Bashar Assad and boost the opposing rebels, who have lost ground...
  • U.S. Suspends Diplomatic Relations with Syria

    03/18/2014 8:42:43 AM PDT · by mojito · 28 replies
    Time/AP ^ | 3/18/2014 | Lara Jakes
    WASHINGTON) ó A senior State Department official says the Syrian government has been told it must immediately suspend its diplomatic and consular missions in the United States. The order Tuesday essentially shutters the Syrian embassy in Washington and its honorary consulates in Troy, Mich., and Houston, Texas, and forces all personnel who are not legal U.S. residents to leave the country.
  • Rand Paul: GOP shouldnít Ďtweakí Russia over Ukraine

    02/27/2014 7:06:39 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 29 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 25 2014 | Robert Costa
    Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, a presidential hopeful and leading non-interventionist voice in the Republican Party, believes the United States should seek "respectful" relations with Russia and avoid antagonizing President Vladimir Putin over the ongoing political turmoil in Ukraine, where a Kremlin-backed government collapsed last week. "Some on our side are so stuck in the Cold War era that they want to tweak Russia all the time and I don't think that is a good idea," Paul said on Tuesday, in an interview with The Washington Post. Paul's comments underscore the latest foreign-policy fissure in the GOP, where the party's...
  • Government Coverups Behind Islamic Invasion of America

    02/16/2014 7:23:24 AM PST · by george76 · 46 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | February 15, 2014 | Ben Barrack
    Grover Norquist, who founded Americans for Tax Reform (ATR)... his connections to Muslim Brotherhood groups and individuals in the U.S. is irrefutable. One such individual is Abdurahman Alamoudi. Another is Suhail Khan, whose father helped found the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the Muslim Students Association (MSA). His mother sat on the board of a Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) chapter... Norquist helped Khan become the White House gatekeeper relative to selecting Muslim leaders who the Bush administration partnered with before and after 9/11. Those Muslim leaders belonged to Muslim Brotherhood front groups. ... Last year it was...
  • Iranian Regime Accuses Saudi Arabia of Plan to Replace al-Aqsa Mosque With Jewish Temple

    01/28/2014 4:53:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 28, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    The Iranian regimeís Press TV accused Saudi Arabia and Israel of planning to replace the al-Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount with a Jewish temple.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Press TV reported, via Religion of Peace: Saudi Arabia is supporting the Israeli regime in its plan to replace the holy al-Aqsa Mosque with a temple, an analyst tells Press TV in an interview. Saab Shaath was talking to Press TV on Saturday, one day after Israeli Minister of Housing and Construction Uri Ariel called for the construction of what he called ďthe Third TempleĒ to replace the holy site. ďAl-Aqsa Mosque is currently in place...
  • Syria's Assad slams Saudi ideology as 'threat to world'

    01/16/2014 7:04:26 AM PST · by mac_truck · 45 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/15/2014 | AFP
    Damascus (AFP) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned during a meeting in Damascus on Wednesday with Iran's foreign minister that Saudi Arabia's political and religious ideology is "a threat to the world," state television reported. He was referring to Wahhabism, an ultra-conservative Sunni Muslim tradition which is predominant in Saudi Arabia, a key backer of Syria's revolt against Assad. "President Assad warns during his meeting with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif of the threat posed by Wahhabi thinking to all the world, not just to the region," the report said. "The Syrian people and some peoples in the region...
  • New Umarov Video Uploaded After Kadyrov Says He Is 'Long Dead'

    12/19/2013 8:42:01 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe
    rferl.org ^ | December 19, 2013
    An 8 Ĺ-minute video address by self-styled Caucasus Emirate head Doku Umarov has been posted on YouTube just hours after Chechen Republic head Ramzan Kadyrov told journalists in Moscow on December 18 that ďI officially state that Umarov is long dead.Ē Kadyrov has prematurely declared Umarov dead several times before. The video footage was dated autumn 2013 and shot outdoors. There are still some leaves on the trees visible in the background. As is the norm in such claps, Umarov is seated in front of the black jihadi banner and flanked by two younger fighters, one of whom he identifies...
  • Mossad and the Saudis Convinced Iran Seeking Nuclear Holocaust

    11/17/2013 3:23:25 PM PST · by Bratch · 40 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | November 17, 2013 | Yori Yanover Read more at: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/mossad-and-the-saudis-conv
    A Sunday Times story headlined ďTwo Old Foes Unite Against TehranĒ suggest, according to a diplomatic source, that Israelís Mossad is working with the Saudis on contingency plans for an attack on Iran, should the latter not take down its nuclear weapons program in the deal to be signed in Geneva this week. The Israelis and the Saudis are convinced that the Geneva talks that seek to place limits on Tehranís military nuclear development are nothing more than appeasement, Munich style, and will do little to slow Iranís effort to possess a nuclear warhead, which it can then mount on...
  • Too Bad: Saudis angry with U.S. (can we talk 9/11 now)

    10/24/2013 10:26:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | October 24, 2013 | Walid Shoebat
    If there is a country Saudi Arabia and Iran despise more than Israel, itís each other. When it comes to Syria, Iranís most prominent ally, the prospect of removing Bashar al-Assad has a pavlovian effect on the Saudis. ... Putin beat Barack Obama and John Kerry like a couple of drums. While Obama saw an opportunity to spin a resounding defeat into an opportunity to back down under the guise of a diplomatic stalemate as the preferred option, there were consequences. One of those consequences involves Saudi Arabiaís anger with the U.S. for not dealing with Assad. Consequences arenít necessarily...
  • Saudi Arabia, angered over Mideast, declines Security Council seat

    10/18/2013 6:07:33 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:58am EDT | Angus McDowall
    Saudi Arabia, in an unprecedented show of anger at the failure of the international community to end the war in Syria and act on other Middle East issues, said on Friday it would not take up its seat on the United Nations Security Council. The kingdom condemned what it called international double standards on the Middle East and demanded reforms in the Security Council. Riyadh's frustration is mostly directed at Washington, its oldest international ally, which has pursued policies since the Arab Spring that Saudi rulers have bitterly opposed and which have severely damaged relations with the United States, Saudi...
  • Pentagon Proposes Boots On The Ground In Syrian Civil War (CNN video at link

    09/19/2013 7:27:20 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 47 replies
    FireDogLake ^ | 9/19/2013 | DSWright
    Despite it being overwhelmingly clear that the American people want nothing to do with the civil war in Syria, the Pentagon has proposed entering the war. Under the proposal U.S. involvement will escalate from providing weapons to rebels via the CIA to direct support and training of rebel forces by the U.S. military. ...
  • Half of Syrian rebels are hardline Islamists: British study

    09/15/2013 9:58:45 PM PDT · by DTA · 10 replies
    France24 ^ | 2013-09-16 | AFP
    Half of Syrian rebels are hardline Islamists: British study AFP - Jihadists and members of hardline Islamist groups make up almost half of forces fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, according to extracts from a British defence study published in Monday's Daily Telegraph. The analysis by defence consultancy IHS Jane's, due to be published in full later this week, puts the number of rebel forces at around 100,000, the Telegraph reported. But these fighters have split into as many as 1,000 bands since violence flared two years ago, the study concluded. Of the rebel forces, IHS Jane's estimates that around...
  • State Department Reveals Hillary Clinton Received $500K Worth of Jewelry from Saudi King

    09/09/2013 8:55:58 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 56 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | AUGUST 30, 2013 | BILL HUTCHINSON
    Foreign diplomacy doesnít always resolve world-class problems, but it sure does rake in the swag. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was given a half-million bucks worth of diamond and ruby jewelry by Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz and received $58,000 worth of bling from Brunei. The lavish gifts were among a treasure trove of keepsakes bestowed upon U.S. leaders in 2012, the State Department disclosed Thursday. ... Meanwhile, Vice President Joe Biden got a bare-breasted female bust from Liberia. The Constitution prohibits U.S. government employees from keeping presents worth more than $350. But officials at the U.S....
  • Has Pentagon chief reversed his position on striking Syria?

    09/04/2013 8:49:43 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 47 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 9/04/2013 | Anna Mulrine
    Gen. Martin Dempsey, the top Pentagon officer repeatedly warned against the costs and potential entanglements of military involvement in Syria. Now he's testifying on behalf of the White House. The nation's top military officer warned repeatedly in recent months that getting US military involved with Syria is a dangerous proposition... Did he change his mind or is he just doing the White House's bidding? In the past, he has made it clear that US military intervention could tip the balance of power in favor of Islamist rebels who don't necessarily have the interests of the United States at heart...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Syrians In Ghouta Claim Saudi-Supplied Rebels Behind Chemical Attack

    09/03/2013 3:31:45 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 38 replies
    Mint Press news ^ | August 29, 2013 | Dale Gavlak and Yahya Ababneh
    Clarification: Dale Gavlak assisted in the research and writing process of this article, but was not on the ground in Syria. Reporter Yahya Ababneh, with whom the report was written in collaboration, was the correspondent on the ground in Ghouta who spoke directly with the rebels, their family members, victims of the chemical weapons attacks and local residents. Gavlak is a MintPress News Middle East correspondent who has been freelancing for the AP as a Amman, Jordan correspondent for nearly a decade. This report is not an Associated Press article; rather it is exclusive to MintPress News. Ghouta, Syria ó...
  • Saudi Prince Bandar behind chemical attack in Syria: report

    08/31/2013 5:59:26 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 118 replies
    Syrians in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta say Saudi Arabia provided chemical weapons for an Al-Qaeda linked terrorist group which they blame for the August 21 chemical attack in the region, a Mint Press News report says. The article co-authored by a veteran AP reporter, said interviews with doctors, residents, anti-government forces and their families in Ghouta suggest the terrorists in question received chemical weapons via Saudi spymaster Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud. The report quoted the father of a militant as saying that his son and 12 others were killed inside a tunnel used...
  • Saudis offer Russia secret oil deal if it drops Syria

    08/27/2013 10:50:23 AM PDT · by Blackyce · 26 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 08/27/2013 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Saudi Arabia has secretly offered Russia a sweeping deal to control the global oil market and safeguard Russia's gas contracts, if the Kremlin backs away from the Assad regime in Syria. The revelations come amid high tension in the Middle East, with US, British, and French warships poised for missile strikes against Syria, and Iran threatening to retaliate. The strategic jitters pushed Brent crude prices to a five-month high of $US112 a barrel.
  • The Saudis' Duplicity

    08/22/2013 5:27:01 AM PDT · by libstripper · 11 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Aug. 22, 2013 | Alex Alexiev
    King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has now weighed in decisively on the Egyptian imbroglio by declaring his strong support for his ďEgyptian brothers against terrorism, deviance, and sedition.Ē And the brothers he has in mind are not the Saudisí long-term clients in the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) but their military oppressors. To underscore the decisive nature of this shift, the kingdomís state-controlled press promptly wrote off the Brotherhood as ďno longer relevant politically,Ē in stark contrast with Washingtonís feeble efforts to prove the opposite. By siding openly with the military and pledging economic aid, the Saudi monarch has essentially given carte...
  • Saudis Warn the West: We Wonīt Forget Your Stance on Egypt

    08/20/2013 9:59:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    CNS news ^ | 8/20/13 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) Ė In a blunt warning to countries critical of the Egyptian military crackdown and considering suspending aid, longstanding U.S. ally Saudi Arabia suggested that the decisions they make now will have long-term consequences for their relationships in the Arab and Muslim world. Saudi Arabia has led the way in supporting the Egyptian militaryís actions, first in removing the Muslim Brotherhood administration early last month and in its subsequent steps against supporters of the ousted Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi. Its warning came as policymakers in the U.S. and Europe mull the question of continuing financial assistance to Cairo following the...
  • Saudis Warn the West: We Wonít Forget Your Stance on Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood

    08/20/2013 6:13:49 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 54 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/20/2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) Ė In a blunt warning to countries critical of the Egyptian military crackdown and considering suspending aid, longstanding U.S. ally Saudi Arabia suggested that the decisions they make now will have long-term consequences for their relationships in the Arab and Muslim world. Saudi Arabia has led the way in supporting the Egyptian militaryís actions, first in removing the Muslim Brotherhood administration early last month and in its subsequent steps against supporters of the ousted Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi. Its warning came as policymakers in the U.S. and Europe mull the question of continuing financial assistance to Cairo following the...
  • Kenyan Woman Claims She Was Kept as Domestic Slave for Months ( Saudi Arabia in Va )

    05/25/2013 6:49:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    News4 ^ | May 25, 2013 | By Jackie Bensen
    A 25-year-old Kenyan woman has come forward with allegations that she was kept as a domestic slave for three months by Saudi Arabian diplomats living in Northern Virginia. The allegations come to light two weeks after News4 first reported an investigation into possible human trafficking at a Saudi-owned compound in McLean, Va. The Kenyan woman -- who goes by the name Sheila -- said she was brought to the U.S. from Kenya by way of Saudi Arabia last summer, by people who forced her to work long hours each day, seven days a week, as a domestic worker. "I used...
  • Report: Traveler From Saudi Arabia Arrested With Pressure Cooker at Detroit Airport

    05/13/2013 5:45:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/13/13 | Billy Hallowell
    A traveler from Saudian Arabia was reportedly arrested after arriving at Detroit Metropolitan Airport with a pressure cooker. On Saturday, Hussain Al Kwawahir, who flew from Saudi Arabia through Amsterdam, allegedly told authorities that he was in the U.S. to visit his nephew who attends the University of Toledo. But The Detroit News also claims that he will be arraigned on Monday in federal court for purportedly lying to a Customs and Border Protection Agent about the pressure cooker and for allegedly using an altered passport. When asked about the passport, which had a missing page, Al Kwawahir apparently told...
  • Saudis arrested over blast at Tanzania church

    05/06/2013 9:43:54 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 15 replies
    Al-Jazeera ^ | 06 May 2013 | anon
    Tanzanian authorities have arrested six people, including four from Saudi Arabia, in connection with an attack that killed two people and injured 30 others during a mass at a church, officials say. Jakaya Kikwete, the Tanzanian president, called Sunday's blast, which happened in the northern town of Arusha, an "act of terrorism". "This is an act of terrorism perpetrated by a cruel person or group who are enemies of the country," Kikwete said in a statement on Monday. ...Magesa Mulongo, Arusha's commissioner, confirmed six people had been arrested, two from Tanzania and four from Saudi Arabia. "Investigations are ongoing," Mulongo...
  • BOMBSHELL: Saudis Warned Bumbling Obama Regime IN WRITING about Tamerlan Tsaraev in 2012!

    05/01/2013 3:11:30 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 48 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 May 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    They even†rejected the Boston Marathon terrorist's† app for a visa†to visit Mecca in 2011-†and told us so Rather than heed unsettling warnings from Saudi Arabia (in addition to intelligence separately obtained by the Kremlin), the FBI -after interviewing him- mysteriously lost any interest in Tamerlan Tsaraev while the disgruntled pugilist and the rest of his devil-spawn kin soaked the US welfare system, posted fun jihadi stuff online, attended a radical mosque, and learned how to make bombs.† Elder brother Tamerlan was even thrown out of that mosque for bizarre outbursts, and then†traveled†to Dagestan/Chechnya for six months- only to come...