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Sheikh Saud Al Mojeb's statement on the progress of the investigation spoke of "phase one" being complete.
originally posted by: xuenchen
Trump Administration found a way to bring the House of Saud to its knees.
Text“Additionally, President Trump noted that the king and crown prince’s recent public statements regarding the need to build a moderate, peaceful, and tolerant region are essential to ensuring a hopeful future for the Saudi people, to curtailing terrorist funding, and to defeating radical ideology – once and for all – so the world can be safe from its evil.”
originally posted by: Painterz
If you listened to the Saudi foreign minister being interviewed on CNN yesterday then the end game is quite clear.
He said Iran had committed an act of war against Saudi Arabia by firing a missile at them. And that this would not be forgotten, and an appropriate response would be forthcoming soon.
He also said Iran is clearly trying to force access to the holy sites of Islam, and this would not be allowed.
And that Iran was fighting a proxy war against Saudi Arabia, and they would respond directly.
So, it seemed pretty clear that war against Iran was coming.
originally posted by: RadioRobert
Could the House of Saud really be cleaning up? This is a giant step West and not without risk. It really sounds like a soft coup. Is the King ill, and they're making sure there isn't a sucession battle later?
The US obviously knows all about this, whatever it is, based on Trump's comments.
... . I'm sure some of those arrested were corrupt, but...
Some of the recent and coming reforms - letting women vote and drive, for example - are genuinely positive moves, but they don't really change the status quo in an absolute monarchy. Other reform - such as no longer allowing the religious police the power of arrest - are just the royal family consolidating power.
Early this morning, Israeli Channel 10 news published a leaked diplomatic cable which had been sent to all Israeli ambassadors throughout the world concerning the chaotic events that unfolded over the weekend in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, which began with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri's unexpected resignation after he was summoned to Riyadh by his Saudi-backers, and led to the Saudis announcing that Lebanon had "declared war" against the kingdom.
The classified embassy cable, written in Hebrew, constitutes the first formal evidence proving that the Saudis and Israelis are deliberately coordinating to escalate the situation in the Middle East. The explosive classified Israeli cable reveals the following:
On Sunday, just after Lebanese PM Hariri's shocking resignation, Israel sent a cable to all of its embassies with the request that its diplomats do everything possible to ramp up diplomatic pressure against Hezbollah and Iran.
-The cable urged support for Saudi Arabia's war against Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen.
-The cable stressed that Iran was engaged in "regional subversion".
-Israeli diplomats were urged to appeal to the "highest officials" within their host countries to attempt to expel Hezbollah from Lebanese government and politics.