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The irresistible rise of MBS… and his possible downfall (atimes.com)
by BayAreaObserver in #SaudiArabia on 21 Nov 2017  2 comments, latest 3 days ago
In the first installment of a two-part series, Asia Times examines how the soon-to-be Saudi king's power grab was masterminded and what it portends.In a two-part analysis of the recent...

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Wheels and deals: trouble brewing in the House of Saud (atimes.com)
by BayAreaObserver in #SaudiArabia on 29 Sep 2017  Posted 2 months ago
Saudi women being allowed to drive is a smokescreen – Salafi-jihadism is alive and well inside the Kingdom. What's more, another coup could be in the offingSuddenly, the ideological matrix...

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Today is Saudi National Day
by TwoScoopsMcGee in #SaudiArabia on 9 Oct 2016  5 comments, latest a year ago
Let's give 'em something to really celebrate tonight. Meanwhile, in Yemen, Saudi bombed a funeral in a populated area, killing 140. Then they launched another missile timed perfectly with the...

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Atheist gets 2000 lashes, 10 yrs in prison (independent.co.uk)
by TwoScoopsMcGee in #SaudiArabia on 21 Sep 2016  7 comments, latest a year ago
A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a man to 10 years in prison and 2,000 lashes for expressing his atheism in hundreds of social media posts. The report carried...

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Update: Obama WILL Veto Suing Saudi Arabia for 911 (edition.cnn.com)
by TwoScoopsMcGee in #saudiarabia on 9 Sep 2016  26 comments, latest a year ago
Washington (CNN-) Defying a veto threat from the Obama administration, the House of Representatives Friday passed by voice vote a bill that would allow terror victims of the attacks on...

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Cousin of Saudi Ambassador killed fighting with ISIS (heavy.com)
by TwoScoopsMcGee in #SaudiArabia on 7 Sep 2016  8 comments, latest a year ago
Not against, but with. According to various Iraqi government sources, the Saudi Ambassador to Iraq refused to condemn his cousin's actions and has been expelled. http://heavy.com/news/2016/09/

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Saudis are both the arsonists and the firefighters (nytimes.com)
by bob2356 in #saudiarabia on 26 Aug 2016  13 comments, latest a year ago
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08 Holy crap, someone gave the NYT a clue. Now if the rest of the country could get it at least to the point where the president doesn't suck face...

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FBI has 80,000 documents on Saudi-Al Qaeda Links (thedailybeast.com)
by TwoScoopsMcGee in #SaudiArabia on 12 May 2016  Posted 2 years ago
http://www.thedailybeast.com/a The Obama administration may soon release 28 classified pages from a congressional investigation that allegedly links Saudis in the United States to the 9/11 attackers. A former Republican member...
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