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More Bad News for the (Out)House of Saud: Peace Talks Break Off With Houthis

This week brought ominous news on multiple fronts for the tottering House of Saud…

First, the United States Senate unanimously passed a voice vote to legalize civil lawsuits against foreign governments seeking damages for terrorist attacks carried out on U.S. soil. Although Senators like Lindsey Graham (R-SC) denied that the resolution was aimed at Saudi Arabia, Tuesday’s ‘coincidence’ of The New York Times publishing 47 pages of declassified FBI memos related to the Bureau’s informant who lived with the Saudi-sponsored 9/11 hijackers could leave the House of Saud no doubts as to their being thrown under the bus by both the executive and legislative branches in Washington.

The Drone Strike Silencing of the al-Awlakis: Did the Obama White House Not Want Them to Live to Be Granted Reduced Sentences to Testify Against the Saudis in 9/11?

The fact that the informant in the released FBI documents published by the NYT was almost certainly Anwar al-Awlaki, the American citizen who died in a drone strike and whose 16-year-old U.S. citizen son was also killed in a separate strike authorized by President Obama’s ‘drone kill list’, points to a cover-up at multiple levels. As one of the Russia Analyst’s good friends and sources informed him, despite his close ties to the hijackers, Awlaki was allowed to leave the United States in 2002 without being detained. Yet later in 2011, shortly before the alleged Zero Dark Thirty ‘bin Laden’ raid, Awlaki was killed in a drone strike. So too, was his American citizen teenager son in a separate action that troubled civil libertarians like Sen. Rand Paul.

While we do not know exactly what Awlaki knew and when he knew it, someone in the Obama White House clearly did not want to take the risk of Anwar or his son returning to the U.S. to testify against potential state sponsors of 9/11, including the Saudi Embassy — which at that time was run by longtime KSA Ambassador to the U.S. Prince Bandar bin Sultan aka Bandar Bush for his close ties to the Bush family. RogueMoney readers will also recall that in his role as chief of Saudi intelligence before a car bombing assassination attempt forced him into retirement, Bandar Bush threatened Russian President Vladimir Putin to his face with terrorist attacks at the Sochi Olympics unless Moscow abandoned its massive armaments support to the Syrian government of Bashir-al-Assad.

 

According to investigative journalist Wayne Madsen, the so-called 28 pages of the Congressional inquiry into the September 11th attacks (not to be confused with the 9/11 Commission which published its now discredited in multiple parts report) that Obama does not want to declassify despite bipartisan demands on Capitol Hill that he do so contain information about direct payments from members of the Saudi royal family including Prince Bandar’s wife to some of the Saudi national hijackers. For what it’s worth, Haifa bint Faisal has denied through the Kingdom’s Al-Riyadh newspaper having anything to do with the 9/11 hijackers or funding them.

Nonetheless, the Russia Analyst strongly suspects Anwar-al-Awlaki the FBI informant was also one of the Saudi Embassy’s key handlers for the hijackers. And The New York Post reported in mid-April 2016, apparently without fearing a libel suit from Prince Bandar or his wifee Haifa’s attorneys:

Case agents I’ve [Paul Sperry] interviewed at the Joint Terrorism Task Forces in Washington and San Diego, the forward operating base for some of the Saudi hijackers, as well as detectives at the Fairfax County (Va.) Police Department who also investigated several 9/11 leads, say virtually every road led back to the Saudi Embassy in Washington, as well as the Saudi Consulate in Los Angeles.

Yet time and time again, they were called off from pursuing leads. A common excuse was “diplomatic immunity.”

Those sources say the pages missing from the 9/11 congressional inquiry report — which comprise the entire final chapter dealing with “foreign support for the September 11 hijackers” — details “incontrovertible evidence” gathered from both CIA and FBI case files of official Saudi assistance for at least two of the Saudi hijackers who settled in San Diego.

Some information has leaked from the redacted section, including a flurry of pre-9/11 phone calls between one of the hijackers’ Saudi handlers in San Diego and the Saudi Embassy, and the transfer of some $130,000 from then-Saudi Ambassador Prince Bandar’s family checking account to yet another of the hijackers’ Saudi handlers in San Diego.

An investigator who worked with the JTTF in Washington complained that instead of investigating Bandar, the US government protected him — literally. He said the State Department assigned a security detail to help guard Bandar not only at the embassy, but also at his McLean, Va., mansion.

The source added that the task force wanted to jail a number of embassy employees, “but the embassy complained to the US attorney” and their diplomatic visas were revoked as a compromise.

Former FBI agent John Guandolo, who worked 9/11 and related al Qaeda cases out of the bureau’s Washington field office, says Bandar should have been a key suspect in the 9/11 probe.

http://nypost.com/2016/04/17/how-us-covered-up-saudi-role-in-911/

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How Much Longer Can Lame Duck Obama Protect the Saudis Who Paid for Young Barry Soetoro’s College Education?

Obama’s continued threat to veto the legislation the Senate unanimously passed to permit lawsuits against the Saudis over 9/11, arguing that it would do further damage to U.S. national security, has come after he also backtracked on un-redacting and releasing these 28 pages. As Dr. Joseph P. Farrell and Team RogueMoney’s @BanksterSlayer have noticed, Obama reversed himself on the 28 pages issue after the Obamas’ strange family weekend getaway to the South American Nazi and UFO lore-linked southern Argentina resort of Bariloche. Obama also continues to protect the Sauds, perhaps fearing what ‘kompromat’ they have on him, despite a pointed snub of the President in late April, when the Kingdom violated diplomatic protocol by sending the Governor of Riyadh rather than King Salman to greet the American leader.

Nonetheless, while Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan opposes legalizing lawsuits against the Saudis, he may not have the clout to stop the legislation much longer — Ryan is facing a serious primary challenger this August in the form of Trump-supporter backed businessman Paul Nehlen. Nor is it a coincidence that native New Yorker Donald J. Trump is calling for the release of the 28 pages, while pro-Trump social media warriors tweet out about Bill and Hillary Clinton’s ties to the Saudi royals through millions donated by Riyadh to the slush fund of the Clinton Foundation: 

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“I think I know what it’s going to say,” [Trump] said on Fox News’s “Fox & Friends.” “It’s going to be very profound, having to do with Saudi Arabia and Saudi Arabia’s role in the World Trade Center and the [terrorist] attack.

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/276772-trump-9-11-pages-have-very-profound-info-on-saudi-arabia

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The Once Petrodollar Flush Kingdom is Now So Broke It’s Paying Contractors in IOUs

If the nearly fifteen year old skeletons of 9/11 were the only thing the Saudis had to worry about, that would be one thing. But as V the Guerrilla Economist reported in one of two short podcasts this week, the Saudis are now paying construction firms including the extended binLadin clan of supposed 9/11 plotter Osama bin Laden in IOUs.

The liquidity crisis in terms of rising Saudi bond yields and higher costs to defend Riyadh’s riyal currency that many suspected would arrive in 2017 is already here, and the recent modest rebound in oil prices to about $50 a barrel from their late 2015 lows isn’t helping much, primarily because Saudi cash burn remains so high (it isn’t cheap maintaining the lifestyles of so many princes or the billions per month Riyadh blows on largely useless weapons from the U.S. and NATO countries its troops are too incompetent to handle). The costs of maintaining Saudi Arabia’s welfare state, the potential for social unrest if additional austerity measures are undertaken against a previously pampered populace, and the blowback from Riyadh’s wars against Syria and Yemen are all rising like a Biblical flood through a long dry wadi.

According to the Guerrilla’s sources, the House of Saud is not only living on borrowed time, it’s quickly running out of time. In V’s view the Saudi Kingdom in its present form has about 18 months to live, and without some sort of drastic hike in oil prices or other forms of relief will begin to implode by the end of 2017. In V’s analysis the fall of the House of Saud will knock out the cornerstone of the collapsing petrodollar system and thereby accelerate the bonfire of the fiat greenback.

While V mentioned the disastrous Saudi-led Sunni coalition war against the Shi’a Houthis in Yemen, his video did not go into detail about the risk that the Houthis, smelling blood in the Gulf of Aden waters, will redouble their attacks inside the Saudi Kingdom — including perhaps against Saudi Aramco’s vulnerable refinery complex at Jizan on the Red Sea. These attacks are becoming more likely at a time when Iran, having lost enough of its soldiers and Hezbollah allies to Saudi and Turkish-backed proxies inside Syria, may decide the best defense of its IRGC and elite troops in the Levant may be a good offense by the PKK in Kurdistan as well as the Houthis against their common enemies.

Below is a video of the Houthis using a Russian made Konkurs anti-tank missile, which was likely originally supplied to the Yemeni or Syrian Arab Army, to destroy a United Arab Emirates personnel carrier in April 2016:

To that end, with peace talks breaking down in Kuwait and the Saudis as intransigent as ever with their idiotic threats to invade Syria, we expect more brazen Houthi and Yemeni Republican Guard attacks on Saudi troops in the coming weeks. As we said in our RogueMoney article about the shoot down of a Turkish army helicopter by the PKK last week, Allah snack-baring and proxy war can go both ways, and the Turks and Saudis are paying dearly for co-creating ISIS to carve up Iraq and Syria:

UPDATE 11:15 p.m. Central Friday, May 20: Former Arkansas Governor, Fox News host and ordained Baptist minister Mike Huckabee tweeted out this Daily Caller story about Hillary and the Clintons’ ties to Sunni Persian Gulf sheikhs and the Saudi/Qatari royals:

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UPDATE2 6 a.m. Central Saturday, May 21: The Twitter account @TonyTohCY, a contributor to Al-Masdar News tweeted about the Islamic State’s latest Yemen-related propaganda video being filmed in Aden, which is controlled by the Saudi-backed Hadi regime that the Houthis and Yemeni Republican Guard/Saleh loyalists are fighting. This looks like another ‘oopsie’ moment in terms of letting the mask slip on who ISIS’ true sponsors are. Daesh also claims to have stoned three Yemeni soldiers to death for being ‘infidels’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 thoughts on “More Bad News for the (Out)House of Saud: Peace Talks Break Off With Houthis Leave a comment

  1. Given that we destroyed Iraq on the trumped up charge they were involved in 9/11, which of course they weren’t, and given the fact that some court here in the U.S. tried very recently to apply the blame to Iran, which was so ridiculous that I don’t think it went anywhere, it’s clear how much the 9/11 narrative is used to frame all sorts of Machiavellian Geopolitical moves.
    It seems to me, it’s to be used again, one last time.
    If the Saudi’s fall, there goes the petrodollar. Boom! If the Saudi’s fall a huge chunk of the world’s oil supply could go off-line for an indeterminate period of time, depending on what level of internal convulsions they go through. Didn’t we fight the first Gulf War, so that Saddam Hussein could be prevented from messing with those oil supplies? Isn’t this situation equally dire? Even though the world is awash in excess oil at the moment, I can’t believe Washington would assume the loss of Saudi output wouldn’t be bad for western interests.
    So wouldn’t it make sense to intervene to either prop up the failing regime, saving it from itself and from Houthi fighters, and at the same time make sure that Saudi oil isn’t taken off the market or equally bad, suddenly traded for non-U.S. currency?
    Dahboo7 has more recent videos of Military equipment being moved around the country, now in desert yellow paint jobs… Now with the gradual release of the 9/11 information, the public can be enraged enough for yet another military adventure full of ‘righteous wrath’, cloaking our bloated, corrupt state in another moment of manufactured legitimacy. Perhaps also stealing some attention from a very unsettling political season, where too much about our systemic fraud is revealed every day…

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    • Mark,
      "If the Saudi’s fall, there goes the petrodollar. Boom! If the Saudi’s fall a huge chunk of the world’s oil supply could go off-line for an indeterminate period of time, depending on what level of internal convulsions they go through. Didn’t we fight the first Gulf War, so that Saddam Hussein could be prevented from messing with those oil supplies? Isn’t this situation equally dire?" Excellent points, and yes, the question of ‘why is the NYT and CBS pursuing this now?’ when these facts about Prince Bandar Bush sponsoring the hijackers if not Awlaki being the Saudi Embassy’s handler of them have been circulating among the alt media especially Wayne Madsen’s circles for years. As Madsen said in the interview the ‘why now’ would have something to do with the Obama Administration’s peace deal with Iran, and at least some portion of the U.S. Deep State concluding the Saudis and Israelis joined at the hip with them should not be permitted to sabotage the deal (I suspect Trump’s vow to tear it up from day one, as well as to secretly defuse military tensions with China while taking them on in trade is why the Zionist Macao casino owning billionaire Sheldon Adelson has decreed that the GOP Establishment must grit their teeth and get behind Trump — and why we’re seeing resignations in ‘Nuts&yahoo’s’ cabinet because Bibi may have decided to hedge his bets more vis a vis the Russians versus the Saudis, realizing thanks to Mossad’s contacts among the Yemeni Jews and their old Arab business partners how badly Riyadh is screwed). On this side of the Pond, the U.S. and perhaps to a lesser extent the UK Deep State is concluding we don’t need the Saudis oil anymore (with the Libya and Iraq wars perhaps being seen as ‘clearing the decks’ for gushers of non-Saudi light sweet crude), but the Chinese still do. So some portion of the Anglo-American Deep State that still backs Obama may ask, why not throw doddering Bandar and his protege Crown Prince Mohammed under the bus now instead of them spilling the beans on their terms later or even worse from D.C.’s POV, having a regime change in Riyadh and installing a new set of pro-Sisi and pro-Eurasian axis princes later?
      We can also speculate that there has been not only a fierce defense of the Saudis to avoid fracturing the Nixon-era sealed petrodollar and military industrial complex promoting alliance with Riyadh, but also because if you tug too hard on the 9/11 thread you also have to discuss the Israeli art students. And nobody in Washington, as Madsen said with a laugh in the interview, not even Donald Trump, wants to ‘go there’. Phil Girardi a former CIA officer who I believe is part of the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity group (VIPS) with former CIA briefer to President Reagan Ray McGovern has written an Unz Review article about it:
      http://www.unz.com/article/the-dancing-israelis/

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      • Mark responding from your macro to more micro or specific points, regarding whether we could see U.S. military action inside Saudi Arabia to protect the oil fields following upheaval in Riyadh or a generalized Shi’a revolt in eastern KSA’s cities — this is definitely possible. W the Intelligence Insider has spoken about the possibility that the U.S. will forcefully intervene rather than allow Putin and the Iranians to take down the House of Saud as their primary petro competition or even worse, get them to finally fully dump the petrodollar for the petroyuan and sell their crude in all currencies besides the $ and euro.
        Until we see other signs of a major U.S. military build up beyond the four battalions on permanent rotation for Russia’s western borders toward the Mideast, I wouldn’t put too much stock in the body armor report from Zerohedge — remember the billions of bullets the Department of Homeland Security was stockpiling ahead of the 2012 election? I’m convinced that at least the Russian calibers portion of that was for the black ops teams contingencies in Ukraine, but mostly it was a cover for the Syria jihadis Al-Nusra and at that time, the nascent ISIS to get armed up.
        And while the Houthis are likely to continue pillaging and laying waste to Saudi forces equipment in Jizan and other SWern provinces of KSA, they won’t be marching on Mecca or Riyadh. That will take a very different sort of force, likely after a palace coup overthrows Crown Prince Mohammed and he flees for his life with his loot to Geneva or Paris. No, to take the Two Holy Mosques under new custodianship, you need a different family — the legitimate claimants to the title, the Hashemites of Jordan. Who are directly connected to the British monarchy and have been in some interesting negotiations with the Russians over the last few months, and doubtless behind the scenes, the Chinese, who are not short with their Xinjiang issue on Islam scholars or the desire to prevent the Turks and Saudis from stirring up China’s largely peaceful 100 million plus Muslim minority.

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      • "…but also because if you tug too hard on the 9/11 thread you also have to discuss the Israeli art students. "
        And that is why SloopyJoe keeps bringing up the ‘Talmudic Tapeworm’. It is a major component of the slavery of the human species. We can celebrate the coming economic order, but as long as that entity in the Southeast Mediterranean is free to do what it wants without being stopped or exposed, this world will not be free of the parasite and we will see more of the same.
        As long as ‘leaders’ are afraid to go there or have to bow down instead of confronting the threat to the human race in order to reach the position of power, these are not our true leaders.
        The likes of Jim Stone have claimed that most of the world is held hostage by this entity with nuclear blackmail, with warheads planted in places as innocuous as giant public works of art, the last place where people will go to look. According to Jim Stone, Fukushima was the result of this use of nuclear blackmail.
        Dr Jim Willie was threatened with death twice by that entity’s intelligence agents for talking about the events of 2001, specifically the ‘Dancing Israelis’, which accelerated his move to Costa Rica.
        The ‘Talmudic Tapeworm’ is the parasite of the human race, they are the Daesh with brains.

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