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Holy Shit: Palace Revolution in Saudi Arabia

By TwoScoopsMcGee following x   2017 Nov 4, 5:48pm 463 views   32 comments   watch   quote     share  


As an alleged Houthi Missile was shot down over Saudi Arabia, King Salman and Crown Price Mohammed removed several figures, from the Army to the Navy.

King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz has sacked prince Moteib Bin Abdullah, Minister of the National Guard from his post on Saturday through a Royal order.

Prince Khalid bin Ayyaf has been appointed as minister for the National Guard.


A second Royal Order was issued to relieve Minister of Economy and Planning, Adel al-Faqieh, from his duties, and the appointment of Mohammed Al Tuwaijri as Minister of Economy and Planning.

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/gulf/2017/11/04/King-Salman-issues-Royal-Orders-relieves-Minister-of-the-National-Guard.html
They also arrested Saudi Billionaire and Trump Hater, Prince al-Waleed bin Talal,on corruption charges, along with several other ministers and former ministers.
LONDON — Saudi Arabia announced the arrest on Saturday night of the prominent billionaire investor Prince al-Waleed bin Talal, plus at least 10 other princes, four ministers and tens of former ministers.

The announcement of the arrests was made over Al Arabiya, the Saudi-owned satellite network whose broadcasts are officially approved.

The sweeping campaign of arrests appears to be the latest move to consolidate the power of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the favorite son and top adviser of King Salman.

The king had decreed the creation of a powerful new anticorruption committee, headed by the crown prince, only hours before the committee ordered the arrests.

Al Arabiya said that the anticorruption committee has the right to investigate, arrest, ban from travel or freeze the assets of anyone it deems corrupt.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/04/world/middleeast/saudi-arabia-waleed-bin-talal.html



WOW. History in the making folks. And it was all waiting for a President that could backstop them during their reforms, who wasn't a Political Islamicist Sympathizer or Neoliberal, but a man of business.

#Saudi #SaudiArabia #EndOfWahabi
1 anon_6f0c9   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 4, 10:54pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

what goes around comes around.
2 Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 4, 11:14pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

This could be good news.

Also nice that a Houthi rocket reached Riyadh.
3 anon_f8cad   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 5, 12:19am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

TwoScoopsMcGee says
WOW. History in the making folks. And it was all waiting for a President that could backstop them during their reforms, who wasn't a Political Islamicist Sympathizer or Neoliberal, but a man of business.

Yeah, except the implementation of Vision 2030 has zero to do with Trump.
4 steverbeaver   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 5, 12:28am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Still figuring what reaction to have. This could be Turkey revolution 2.0 for all I can tell for now.
5 BayAreaObserver   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 5, 3:13am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Might want to hold off on yet another celebration until you see what exactly unfolds in the line of "reforms". The only real reform right now seems to be a quick consolidation of power into one person's hands and a go along with Washington to some degree to marginalize Iran somewhat. Be careful what you wish for on this one, they are playing footsie with the Russians as well concerning arms etc. and we may find ourselves on the short end of the stick once again.

He has stoked the ongoing feud with Iran, saying the regime in Tehran "will not change overnight." International criticism of his own country's extremely conservative Islamic ideology, Wahhabism, does not faze the crown prince. Iran supports the Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, whom Saudi Arabia would gladly like to see gone.

Women still require permission from a male family member to study or travel. Human rights remain a low priority in the Kingdom. The blogger Raif Badawi, for example, has been in prison since 2012 despite an international effort to free him. Indeed, the crown prince appears to be in no hurry to create a more open society.

http://www.dw.com/en/saudi-arabias-mohammed-bin-salman-reformer-and-hardliner/a-40714307
6 APOCALYPSEFUCK_is_ADORABLE   ignore (5)   2017 Nov 5, 4:26am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Nothing here until the sauds order mosques to serve beer from the tweeties of hot chicks and bacon sandwiches.
7 Quigley   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 5, 4:56am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

BayAreaObserver says
The blogger Raif Badawi, for example, has been in prison since 2012 despite an international effort to free him


There are some things that are unforgivable, and blogging is one of them!
8 errc   ignore (2)   2017 Nov 5, 5:02am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Look how far we’ve come

Trumpcucks embracing Moderate Islam



What’s next? Believe any accuser of any sexual allegations, no matter how lame and dated? That will be the day. These people are indistinguishable from women
9 bob2356   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 5, 5:04am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

BayAreaObserver says
Might want to hold off on yet another celebration until you see what exactly unfolds in the line of "reforms". The only real reform right now seems to be a quick consolidation of power into one person's hands and a go along with Washington to some degree to marginalize Iran somewhat. Be careful what you wish for on this one, they are playing footsie with the Russians as well concerning arms etc. and we may find ourselves on the short end of the stick once again.


Hold off a long time. The people being removed are direct succession and a possible future threat to Salman. More like a preemptive strike than any kind of shake up. Looks like the concern about corruption seems to be corruption that costs the royal family money, not corruption that affects ordinary saudis.

If you believe the saudis new found concern about terrorism goes beyond protecting the royal family from domestic terrorists and getting the oil iPO off the ground I've got some only slighty damp land in florida I'd love to sell you.
10 Strategist   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 5, 9:17am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Looks like our hold on the Saudis is increasing. Nothing like destroying the mother of all terrorism from the inside.
11 TwoScoopsMcGee   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 5, 9:27am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

errc says
Look how far we’ve come

Trumpcucks embracing Moderate Islam


Look how far we've come. Leftists who had no problem with Saudi Arabia's big donations to Obama and Hillary and the Clinton Foundation, it now cuts no ice with them to see Women Driving and their detractors arrested, long time Wahabi symps and even Princes being sacked, calls for restoring Moderate Islam, and sports events open to women, too. Just in the past few weeks after the Orb of Covfefe meeting and the announcement by the Crown Prince.

What next? Calling Donna Brazille a liar? I thought she dindu nuttin'?

I continue to be amazed in 2017, watching the Democrats turn into the Party that hates the working class, spews "never again!" McCarthyism, it's biggest donors are sexpest sleezeballs, a Senator up on corruption charges and accused of sleeping with underage girls, etc. etc.

Please run Kamala Harris in 2020.
12 errc   ignore (2)   2017 Nov 5, 9:36am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

TwoScoopsMcGee says
errc says
Look how far we’ve come

Trumpcucks embracing Moderate Islam


Look how far we've come. Leftists who had no problem with Saudi Arabia's big donations to Obama and Hillary and the Clinton Foundation, it now cuts no ice with them to see Women Driving and their detractors arrested, long time Wahabi symps and even Princes being sacked, calls for restoring Moderate Islam, and sports events open to women, too. Just in the past few weeks after the Orb of Covfefe meeting and the announcement by the Crown Prince.

What next? Calling Donna Brazille a liar? I thought she dindu nuttin'?

I continue to be amazed in 2017, watching the Democrats turn into the Party that hates the working class, spews "never again!" McCarthyism, it's biggest donors are sexpest sleezeballs, a Senator up on corruption charges and accused of sleeping with underage girls, etc. etc.

Please run Kamala Harris in 2020.


Even more amazing is the Right in this country. After going on and on and on about The Debt and ‘Obamacare ‘ for years, you’d think Trump and Republicans would have resolved these issues rather than exacerbated them!
13 Sniper   ignore (7)   2017 Nov 5, 12:41pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Saudi Helicopter Carrying 8 High-Ranking Officials & Prince Bin-Muqrin Crashed Near Yemen Border - All Dead.

The shocking latest twist in what has been a chaotic weekend in Saudi Arabia is news that a helicopter transporting 8 high-ranking Saudi officials (including prince Mansour bin-Muqrin) has crashed in the south of the Kingdom, near the border with Yemen.

Sky News Arabia confirms an earlier report from Al-Watan news..."Newsletter: loss of a helicopter carrying a number of officials in the southern Asir, Saudi Arabia"

Details are few for now but some headlines report that the high-ranking officials aboard included Crown Prince Mansour bin-Muqrin, deputy Emir of Asir province.

Just what is going on in Saudi Arabia?

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-05/saudi-helicopter-carrying-8-high-ranking-officials-crown-prince-mansour-crashed-all-
14 Tenpoundbass   ignore (6)   2017 Nov 5, 12:47pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Sniper says
Just what is going on in Saudi Arabia?


Can't MAGA when Global Socialists can finance subversive conflicts in Democratic Republics.
15 justme   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 5, 1:08pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

It seems like it is more of a palace crackdown or palace power consolidation than a palace revolution, does it not?
16 anon_a0239   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 5, 1:13pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Sniper says
Saudi Helicopter Carrying 8 High-Ranking Officials & Prince Bin-Muqrin Crashed Near Yemen Border - All Dead.


Someone is cleaning house fast.
17 Quigley   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 5, 2:18pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

It’s hard to get upset about someone killing a few sand vipers.
18 Strategist   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 5, 2:26pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Sniper says
Just what is going on in Saudi Arabia?


Whatever it is, I get the feeling it benefits us.
19 APOCALYPSEFUCK_is_ADORABLE   ignore (5)   2017 Nov 5, 3:29pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Saudi Arabia needs hot chicks fucking on the floor of burning mosques and FREE! beer and bacon sandwiches for the entire kingdom!
20 Strategist   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 5, 4:18pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

APOCALYPSEFUCK_is_ADORABLE says
Saudi Arabia needs hot chicks fucking on the floor of burning mosques and FREE! beer and bacon sandwiches for the entire kingdom!


A few more years and the hot Saudi chicks will be having sex on the beach. You are invited.
21 Booger   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 5, 7:17pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

TwoScoopsMcGee says
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman


22 Tenpoundbass   ignore (6)   2017 Nov 5, 7:41pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Some think this Coup is the result of the Paradise Papers. Which are considered to be the Panama Papers part II

https://www.revealnews.org/episodes/the-paradise-papers/
24 Sniper   ignore (7)   2017 Nov 5, 7:50pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Regarding 27 and 32, is he insinuating Hillary and friends will be having visitors very soon?
26 Rew   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 6, 12:07am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote        

errc says
Look how far we’ve come

Trumpcucks embracing Moderate Islam


LOL. Trumpcucks are embracing another authoritarian regime. Nothing new here really.

I have a very bad feeling about the next King in the making here. Again, like Trump, I hope to be proven wrong, but I do not think the 2030 plan, or women driving, is anything but breadcrumbs. There isn't going to be a major shift toward a more egalitarian society here. I think there will, however, be new power dynamics and a much more active Saudi presence.

As crazy as it may seem, Iran is actually the far more progressive state/counter.
27 Rew   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 6, 12:15am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote        

Strategist says
Looks like our hold on the Saudis is increasing. Nothing like destroying the mother of all terrorism from the inside.


"Our hold"? If you mean power is being concentrated into a single individual, who is an extremely savy politician, and ruthless enough to oust and imprison foes, to cement central rule ... is a "hold" ... surrrreeeee ... Trump is more like kitten MbS blew his nose on, comparatively.
28 bob2356   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 6, 1:04am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Rew says
I have a very bad feeling about the next King in the making here. Again, like Trump, I hope to be proven wrong, but I do not think the 2030 plan, or women driving, is anything but breadcrumbs. There isn't going to be a major shift toward a more egalitarian society here. I think there will, however, be new power dynamics and a much more active Saudi presence.


There won't be any actual elimination of fundamentalist wahhabism either. The radical imans hold a lot of power in KSA and around the world. They aren't going to be giving it up.
29 Ceffer   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 6, 7:46am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

The 1400s are so much fun. When is the last time we had a good ole mass murder royal putsch over religion and politics?
30 Strategist   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 6, 8:10am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Rew says
Strategist says
Looks like our hold on the Saudis is increasing. Nothing like destroying the mother of all terrorism from the inside.


"Our hold"? If you mean power is being concentrated into a single individual, who is an extremely savy politician, and ruthless enough to oust and imprison foes, to cement central rule ... is a "hold" ... surrrreeeee ... Trump is more like kitten MbS blew his nose on, comparatively.


This guy, Mohammad Bin Sultan - MBS, makes a perfect puppet. The Middle East is not ready for any form of democracy, using them as puppets is the only way to control them.
Divide and conquer always works.
31 BayAreaObserver   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 16, 12:43pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

How history suggests the Saudi ‘Game of Thrones’ may keep going — in one chart.



Saudi Arabia’s crown prince tightened his grip on power with sweeping detentions of high-level figures this weekend — and that could just be the start of the uncertainty if a royal family feud intensifies in the Middle Eastern kingdom.

That’s according to RBC strategists, who noted that “fractious family politics” have driven two Saudi kings off the throne before their time was up. And there have been only seven kings of Saudi Arabia since it was founded in 1932.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-history-suggests-the-saudi-game-of-thrones-may-keep-going-in-one-chart-2017-11-06
32 BayAreaObserver   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 17, 3:41am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Starting to look like a "shake down" over there along with an effort to control the media and everything else.

Saudi authorities are striking agreements with some of those detained in an anti-corruption crackdown, asking them to hand over assets and cash in return for their freedom, sources familiar with the matter said.

The deals involve separating cash from assets like property and shares, and looking at bank accounts to assess cash values, one of the sources told Reuters.

One businessman had tens of millions of Saudi riyals withdrawn from his account after he signed. In another case, a former senior official consented to hand over ownership of four billion riyals worth of shares, the source said.

Reuters could not immediately verify a Financial Times report that in some cases the government is seeking to appropriate as much as 70 percent of suspects' wealth to channel hundreds of billions of dollars into depleted state coffers.

A third source familiar with the matter said if people are willing to return "ill-gotten gains" then their punishment will be "time served" in the Ritz Carlton hotel, where they are being detained.

Bankers and consultants had told Reuters that Riyadh may strike deals with detained tycoons and princes that in effect legalize their fortunes in exchange for a share of their money.

More: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/17/saudi-arabia-swapping-assets-for-freedom-of-some-held-in-graft-purge-sources.html

Maybe Tumpligula could really make MAGA, if we did something similar to the Koch brothers and all the other "tycoons" in the country so we could reduce the deficit and actually pay for the GOP tax "reform" aka "trickle down" tax package all in one neat little package.

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