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POLITICS: Saudi King Fahd taken to hospital

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posted on May, 27 2005 @ 06:49 PM
Reuters and CNN have reported that Saudi Arabia has declared a state of alert and cancelled all leave of its security forces on Friday after ailing King Fahd was taken to hospital.
Speculation is rife among Riyadh's ruling elite of Fahd's clinical death - but even if this were true, any official announcement would delayed until a final decision on Fahd's successor has been taken.

Sources close to the Saudi royal family told Adnkronos International about the "suspicious" disappearance of King Fahd from public scene in the last ten days. At the same time, the sources have noted frantic activity involving the Seven Sudaris - the seven sons of King Abdul Aziz's wife, who hailed from Saudi Arabia's Sudari tribe, around whom the succession question revolves - King Fahd and Defence Minister Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz are two of the most powerful Sudari sevens.

Crown Prince Abdullah - who is Fahd's half brother - has long been touted to ascend the throne, but well placed sources maintain that there is resistance from other Sudari sevens members who favour closer ties with the West, something which Abdullah, who is very popular among Saudi religious circles, seems reluctant to cultivate. However, past efforts to promote the more Western-friendly defence minister Prince Sultan as Crown Prince instead of Abdullah failed because of division among the Sudaris.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

And Muslims are in full demonstration mode over paper flushed down a toilet, itself an act demonstrating utter contempt.

The US just pulled people out of North Korea, and certain prominent people have predicted action in Iran come June.

But Saudi Arabia may be about to undergo political unrest due to a power stuggle.

Keep an eye out for a certain Saudi born boogeyman.

but let's try to keep our heads ok?

Another source linked by From the Wilderness (EDIT: dated April 29 mind you - Thanks Grady
) recently reported ...

[edit on 28-5-2005 by ZeddicusZulZorander]

posted on May, 27 2005 @ 07:24 PM

Can you elaborate on why you believe the death of King Farhad of Saudi Arabia has anything to do with the U.S withdrawal from N.Korea? And Bin Laden?

Are you saying a major event is happening or going to happen in June?

posted on May, 27 2005 @ 07:35 PM
As of this moment, CNN is reporting that King Fahd is alive and well.

and so is Reuters

[edit on 05/5/27 by GradyPhilpott]

posted on May, 27 2005 @ 07:38 PM
It doesn't have anything to do directly with North Korea. I was just referring to the two "Axis of Evil" countries and predictions of action there soon.

Then I drew attention to the big event that may be underway right now.

The King's death will set political forces into motion.

Remember that Bush likes to holds hands with Prince Abdullah, someone who's claim to the throne is contested by Bin Laden.

This may profoundly affect Middle East realpolitiks. Watch the "war of terror" get ramped up a notch.

[edit on 5/27/2005 by Gools]

Thanks Grady!
I missed the date on that story and jumped to conclusions based on a very badly written headline.

[edit on 5/27/2005 by Gools]

posted on May, 27 2005 @ 07:43 PM
All hail crown prince Abdullah!

posted on May, 27 2005 @ 09:21 PM
The King, as some may have noted, does not rule the country. One of his sons is the effective ruler. However, its allways possible that his death (eventually anyway) can result in a power struggle.

This is critical.

Many people, I think, do not realize the full extent to which international politics and things like 911 are simply an extension of domestic politics within the Kingdom. The House is split between 'moderates' and 'pro-islamists'. Thats a huge simplification, but essentially there are factions of the Saud family that are sympathetic to the hardliners, who recognize that they can be useful for them, and others that don't seem to want to rely on them. The effective 'regent' is on the 'moderate' side, but other BTO's are on the islamist side. IF a Prince, sympathetic to the Islamists, or dependant upon legitimatization from the Wahhabists comes to power, well, there will be big rammificiations on the global scene. All this is unlikely, but, unlikely things have happened before.

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