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  • Oil-Price Poker: Why the Saudis Won’t Fold ‘Em

    02/02/2016 9:08:36 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 31 jan 2016 | SPENCER JAKAB
    Don’t underestimate the impact of Middle East politics... The game being played in the global oil market today bears more than a passing resemblance to poker. Nobody wants to quit while they’re losing... Russia, meanwhile, is pumping the most crude ever, hitting a post-Soviet Union peak. But it may have difficulty maintaining today’s pace given a lack of investment in its aging Siberian fields... In other words, Russia is holding weak cards and the Saudis know it... The newest players at the table are U.S. shale producers. They helped the U.S. to increase output by 80% between 2008 and 2014...
  • A Saudi Prince Fond of High-Profile Investing

    01/28/2016 8:01:29 PM PST · by RginTN · 27 replies
    the new york times ^ | April 12, 1995 | PETER TRUELL
    Just who is Donald J. Trump's Prince, and why has he come now to buy into the Plaza Hotel? Prince Walid bin Talal is the Saudi ruling family's most prominent -- and most adventurous -- international investor, with large stakes in Citicorp, Four Seasons Hotels, Fairmont Hotels, Euro Disney and Saks Fifth Avenue, which is controlled by Investcorp of Bahrain.
  • Donald Trump Now in Twitter Battle With Prince of Saudi Arabia For Retweeting Fake Photo

    01/28/2016 6:30:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 138 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Earlier today GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump retweeted an obviously fake photo featuring a woman in a burqa, Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly and Saudi Prince Al-Waleed Talal. Prince Talal noticed and issued a response. It's not clear what bailouts Talal is referring to, but this certainly is a rocky start to diplomatic relations should Trump win the White House. This isn't the first time the two have feuded. In the past, Trump referred to Talal as a "dopey" prince. Prince Talal noticed and issued a response. It's not clear what bailouts Talal is referring to, but this certainly is...
  • Saudi Arabia approaches Russia about oil output cuts, report claims

    01/28/2016 6:49:10 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 11 replies
    digitallook.com ^ | 27 Jan, 2016 17:42 - Updated: 19:48 | Alexander Bueso
    Saudi Arabia approaches Russia about oil output cuts, report claims Alexander Bueso | Sharecast | 27 Jan, 2016 17:42 - Updated: 19:48 Saudi Arabia approached the Russian Federation about possible oil output cuts within the framework of the Organisation for Petroleum Exporting Countries, Transneft chief Nikolai Tokarev said on Wednesday, according to a report from TASS. "Saudi Arabia came forward with the initiative to have a discussion that would include the members of OPEC," Tokarev said following a meeting between oil company executives and the Ministry of Energy. "In particular, we talked about oil prices, the measures everyone should take,...
  • Iraq says Saudi, Russia change tone on possible oil deal

    01/27/2016 7:47:46 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 18 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:30pm EST | Rania El Gamal
    Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:30pm EST Iraq says Saudi, Russia change tone on possible oil deal KUWAIT | By Rania El Gamal OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia and top non-OPEC producer Russia are showing signs of flexibility about agreeing to tackle an oil glut that has pushed prices to 12-year lows, the oil minister of Iraq said on Tuesday. "We have seen some flexibility from the brothers in Saudi and a change in tone from Russia," Adel Abdel Mahdi, whose country is the second-largest producer in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, said. His comments, made in Kuwait, boosted Brent...
  • The Four Jihads

    01/14/2016 5:36:28 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    CSPI ^ | Jan 11 . 2016 | Bill Warner
    Whenever there is Islamic violence the media uses the word terror not jihad. The problem is that the jihad of murder is only one of the four jihads and it is the least of jihads. The jihad of murder will kill people, but the jihad of money, speech and writing brings us closer to Sharia. Sharia annihilates a civilization. ... The jihad of money has invaded our universities which reject critical thought about Islam in exchange for donations from the Saudis. The Islamisation of universities is far worse than murder. Another jihad that is killing us is found in religious...
  • Saudi Arabia: We want better relations with Russia, "a great power"

    01/06/2016 10:33:09 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 38 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | 01/06/2016 | Holly Ellyatt | Hadley Gamble
    Saudi Arabia: We want better relations with Russia Holly Ellyatt | Hadley Gamble 11 Hours Ago Middle Eastern powerhouse Saudi Arabia wants better ties, trade and investment with Russia, a country it sees as a "great power," the Saudi minister of foreign affairs told CNBC. "With regards to our relationship with Russia, we believe that the extent of trade we have with Russia is not in line with the size of our respective economies. We are both members of the G20 but we have very little trade, very little investment and so we wanted to change that," Adel al-Jubeir told...
  • Saudi Arabia Cuts Ties With Iran Amid Fallout From Cleric’s Execution

    01/03/2016 12:58:31 PM PST · by TroutStalker · 88 replies
    NY Times ^ | JAN. 3, 2016 | BEN HUBBARD and THOMAS ERDBRINK
    BAGHDAD — Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic ties with Iran on Sunday and gave all Iranian diplomats 48 hours to leave the kingdom, as escalating tensions over the execution of an outspoken Shiite cleric in Saudi Arabia marked a new low in relations between the two Middle Eastern powers. The surprise move, announced in a televised news conference by Adel al-Jubeir, the Saudi foreign minister, followed harsh criticism by Iranian leaders of the Saudi execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr and the storming of the Saudi Embassy in Tehran by protestors in response. Mr. Jubeir said that the kingdom would not allow...
  • BOMBSHELL: US Government Planned/Funded Failed Muslim Conquest Of USSR As Far Back As The 1950s

    12/22/2015 10:46:52 AM PST · by SatinDoll · 37 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | Dec. 22, 2015 | Andrew Bieszand
    [Original title too long: BOMBSHELL: US Government Planned And Funded A Failed Muslim Conquest Of Russia As Far Back As The 1950s] Last week I wrote about how open-source documents expose that the CIA worked directly with Saudi princes to create ISIS. In another bombshell revelation, former Top Secret Intelligence Bulletins uncovered by journalist Wayne Madsen reveal that the CIA has been backing Muslim terrorists since the 1950s and even attempted to use them in a failed effort to undermine, overthrow, and conquer the former USSR. Via Infowars: According to its own formerly TOP SECRET Central Intelligence Bulletin, dated December...
  • Saudi millionaire cleared of raping teenager

    12/16/2015 12:00:02 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 69 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12/15/15 | Stephanie Linning, Lucy Crossley
    Full title: Saudi millionaire cleared of raping teenager after telling court he may have accidentally penetrated 18-year-old when he tripped and fell on her A Saudi millionaire has been cleared of raping a teenager after claiming he might have accidentally penetrated the 18-year-old when he tripped and fell. Property developer Ehsan Abdulaziz, 46, was accused of forcing himself on the young woman as she slept off a night of drinking on the sofa in his plush flat in Maida Vale, west London. He had already had sex with her 24-year-old friend and said he might have fallen on top of...
  • USA is a SAUDI COLONY? SHOCKING INTELL!

    12/12/2015 11:32:24 AM PST · by iontheball · 16 replies
    PROOF! Obama Refugee Crisis was predicted FIRST on PNN and Freedom Friday - years ago!
  • Saudis Trying to Kill U.S. Frackers as Oil could fall to $20 for the first time in 15 years.

    12/09/2015 8:12:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/09/2015 | Stephen Green
    Saudi Arabia might just bust OPEC by keeping its taps open, but right now the Kingdom's main concern is strangling American shale production. Read: Markets had been expecting Opec to announce a new ceiling on production after last Friday's meeting, but analysts at Barclays said the lack of any curbs in its announcement was a sign of discord. "Past communiques have at least included statements to adhere, strictly adhere, or maintain output in line with the production target. This one glaringly did not. " they said. Saudi Arabia needs oil prices of $100 a barrel to balance its budget, but...
  • Exposing Obamas Muslim operatives in his administration

    12/06/2015 1:30:37 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 53 replies
    youtube.com ^ | Oct 9, 2015 | Eugen Franz von Savoyen-Carignan
    Exposing Obamas Muslim operatives in his administration THIS IS SERIOUS RESEARCH BY SERIOUS JOURNALISTS! Muslim Brotherhood ties to the US government. Informative video by Tom Trento of the United West. Trento is dedicated to exposing the radical agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood. We are pulling back the veil to reveal how close to the Great Tribulation we currently are! We must recognize the signs of the Times! source: https://www.facebook.com/240638706109... American Bikers United Against Jihad - ABUAJ https://www.facebook.com/American-Bik...
  • FBI accused of whitewashing Saudi Arabian involvement in 9/11 (For Washington Post Fact Checker)

    12/06/2015 2:03:02 PM PST · by springwater13 · 11 replies
    FBI accused of whitewashing Saudi Arabian involvement in 9/11 after quashing report about Florida family who mysteriously fled US two weeks before attack Al-Hijji family left cars and food behind when they fled in August 2001 FBI agent's report said family of Saudi advisor had 'many connections' to hijackers, some of whom were said to have visited the house Agency now says report 'poorly written' and 'unsubstantiated' 9/11 Review Commission accepted FBI verdict, did not interview agent Congress document redacted by Bush administration pointed 'very strong finger' at financing from Saudi Arabia
  • Russian Oil Output Hits Post-Soviet High, Bests Saudi Arabia

    11/05/2015 6:44:18 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 14 replies
    rferl.org ^ | November 03, 2015 | Bloomberg, Reuters, AFP, and TASS
    Russian Oil Output Hits Post-Soviet High, Bests Saudi Arabia November 03, 2015 Russian oil production rose to a post-Soviet record of 10.78 million barrels a day last month, besting Saudi Arabia's output of 10.1 million and contributing to a renewed slump in oil prices. The increase in production reported November 2 reflects Russia's strategy of defending its market share as the Saudis and other rivals from the Gulf have started offering alternative supplies to Moscow's traditional markets. Russian production has withstood a collapse in oil prices and a global supply glut, while output by contrast has plummeted 5 percent since...
  • 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...
  • Saudis Mull Launch Of Regional War As Russia Pounds Targets In Syria For Fourth Day

    10/04/2015 9:33:30 AM PDT · by amorphous · 61 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 4 Oct 2015
    While the US has certainly made some epic strategic blunders in Syria that raise serious questions about just how intelligent US intelligence actually is, theres little doubt that if one were to look behind all of the media parroting, the Pentagon and Langley understand all too well whats going on in the Middle East. That is, the significance of the Russia-Iran nexus in Syria isnt lost on anyone in the US military and you can bet there have been quite a few high level discussions over the past 72 hours about the best way to counter Moscow and Tehrans powerplay...
  • Saudi Arabian health ministry statement said 4,000 people died in Hajj stampedethen disappeared

    10/04/2015 9:22:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Al Bawaba ^ | September 30, 2015
    There's strange news coming and being redacted from the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Heath about the death toll of Saturday's Hajj stampede in Mina. As the baffling fatality numbers have shown, this is the worst disaster to strike Hajj since 1990. But just how large those numbers are is a debate still raging days after the accident. The ministry's Arabic website said Tuesday some 4,000 people died in the crush. The announcement's since been wiped from the page, but not before people (including Al Bawaba) managed to capture a screen shot. See it below. Here's the translation: The...
  • Saudis Bulldoze Dead Hajj Pilgrims Like Garbage

    09/27/2015 8:06:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 65 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 09/27/15 | Jim Hoft
    On Thursday 769 Muslims were killed in a stampede during the Hajj in Saudi Arabia. Saudi officials blamed pilgrims for not following the rules for the deadly stampede. Others blamed the convoy of the son of the Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for the tragedy. About two million Muslims from 180 countries arrived in Saudi Arabia this year for the annual pilgrimage. The Saudis bulldozed the bodies after the deadly stampede.
  • Why The Saudis Won't Help Their Syrian Sunni Brothers...crisis pt 2

    For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them. And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same. And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for...
  • Why are 28 pages of the Joint Congressional Investigation into 9/11 still classified?

    09/11/2015 8:13:33 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 37 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 11, 2015 | Rick Moran
    Following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Congress set up a joint committee to investigate. After nearly 6 months, the joint committee released its report - but the Bush administration redacted 28 pages of the report, citing the damage the information could do to our relationships with foreign governments. Ever since then, families of the victims of 9/11, lawmakers, and government watchdog groups have all been agitating for the declassification of those 28 pages. First the Bush administration, and then the Obama administration have refued all requests to reveal what's in those 28 pages. President Obama told the families...
  • Current Migrant Surge Exposed as ISIS Trojan Horse Scheme, Long-Planned and Backed by Saudis

    09/08/2015 3:21:31 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 24 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 September 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Some of us have been wondering aloudas to why the Saudis, Qataris, Kuwaitis, et. al. aren't taking any Muslim refugees from the Syria-Iraq mess, instead of sending thousands to far-away Europe. And not as if there was ever any real mystery, but we can now say with certainty why they've turned their backs on their own Muslim neighbors, because the Saudis just let it slip... Saudi official: 'We are ignoring the issue as a strategic maneuver. If these refugees go and settle in the West then they will take the beacon of light i.e. Islam, with them... what we...
  • 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 and the staffer was fired 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 “Transparency for the Families of 9/11 Act,” which would force the release of the disputed pages. With his support,...
  • White House: If Saudis Were Sending a Snub, That Message Was Not Received

    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, that message was not received. Earnest insisted that all the feedback that weve received from the Saudis has been positive. 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 RSVPd yes. On Friday, he changed that to a no. Of the GCC states invited 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, DCRNC Communications Director Jim Dyke released the following statement regarding Senator Bob Grahams conference call today for the Kerry Campaign. Senator 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 records However, 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 Castlethathe'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's16-page letterclearly presented the case back in 2012: that the background, connections, and influence of Huma Abedin should at least...
  • ISIS militant Jihadi John 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 ‘Jihadi John’ 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 — 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. “I have no doubt that Mohammed is Jihadi John,” one of Emwazi’s close friends told the Washington Post. “He was like a brother to me. . . . I...
  • Saudis would let Israeli jets use their air space to attack Iran

    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 Irans nuclear program, an Israeli TV station reported Tuesday, highlighting growing ties in the shadow of Tehrans nuclear drive. Riyadhs 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. The Saudi authorities are completely coordinated with Israel on all matters related to Iran, 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’s efforts to “drown” 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’s 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) 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 Coroners 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 about 150 miles from where he was last seen 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. Im 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, its not the Obama Administration. Yeah, I know. Theyre 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…Gulftainer…was recently awarded a 35-year, $100 million concession agreement to ‘supposedly’ boost cargo operations at Port Canaveral…a port NOT far from the Trident Turning Basin which the Navy uses to support our fleet of nuclear ballistic missile submarines…and a port perilously close to the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral where our space launches take place…or at least they did until Obama cut their funding. And while it’s 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 sheriffs deputies confronted the man, who had a Tunisian passport. According to FBI records, authorities searched the dumpster and found a 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, DEBKAfiles military sources report. At least two cargo planes from bases in Iran were landing daily at Baghdads 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 Assads 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 Al Hayat reported. The paper quoted some men as saying the pills have achieved results in improving male hormones and...
  • The War Nerd: Saudis, Syria, and Blowback

    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 Syrias President Assad. According to the Daily Beast: Saudi Arabia is playing a dangerous double gameturning a blind eye to the jihadists flocking from Riyadh to Syria while assuring the West of its commitment to fighting terror. This is the famous blowback theory: Saudi Arabia itself will become a target when the Saudis fighting in Syria come home. There was serious blowback, were 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 Syrias 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 Houses 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) 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.