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Saudi National Saad Hariri Resigns As Lebanese PM During Speech In Saudi Arabia.

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I would love to hear the views of Tadhg, TPM, Parenthesis, Godsdog, El Chaval etc on these goings ons.

I hope I'm wrong but piecing it all together it seems like the Saudis and Israelis are going after Hezbollah, if not even Iran also...
 
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I would love to hear the views of Tadhg, TPM, Parenthesis, Godsdog, El Chaval etc on these goings ons.

I hope I'm wrong but piecing it all together it seems like the Saudis and Israelis are going after Hezbollah, if not even Iran also...

The Saudis and the Israelis worked very closely together on funding, arming and directing ISIS and Al Qaeda in Syria, so I wouldn't be surprised to see their co-operation extending to Lebanon.
 

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Saudi Arabia’s King to 'stand down and hand power to son after purging' rivals

KING Salman is reportedly preparing to make his son Prince Mohammed bin Salman the ruler of Saudi Arabia in a shock move following a corruption purge, reports claim.

The handover would follow the arrests of 11 princes and four ministers in an anti-corruption crackdown which has been referred to a power grab.

Billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal who holds stakes in Twitter and Citigroup was among those locked up when the five-star Ritz Carlton was transformed into a prison.

Dozens of officials, business leaders and their families are being held in the luxury hotels with video emerging appearing to show them sleeping on the floor.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/876832/Saudi-Arabia-King-Salman-ruler-Prince-Mohammed-bin-Salman
 

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I would love to hear the views of Tadhg, TPM, Parenthesis, Godsdog, El Chaval etc on these goings ons.

I hope I'm wrong but piecing it all together it seems like the Saudis and Israelis are going after Hezbollah, if not even Iran also...
The focus is on now Saud will respond to the Houthi attack on Riyadh for which they've blamed Iran. On a point of pride, they'll have to retaliate is some fashion. Given how useless Saud is though the Iranians are bullish.

Trump instead of developing a patchwork of alliances like Obama kinda attempted to do, has put all his money on this fragile coup on Saud. He's alienated virtually everyone else including Turkey and Qatar and pushed them towards the Russian orbit. So I'd say Hezbollah's position is quite strong.
 
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Saudi Arabia’s King to 'stand down and hand power to son after purging' rivals

KING Salman is reportedly preparing to make his son Prince Mohammed bin Salman the ruler of Saudi Arabia in a shock move following a corruption purge, reports claim.

The handover would follow the arrests of 11 princes and four ministers in an anti-corruption crackdown which has been referred to a power grab.

Billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal who holds stakes in Twitter and Citigroup was among those locked up when the five-star Ritz Carlton was transformed into a prison.

Dozens of officials, business leaders and their families are being held in the luxury hotels with video emerging appearing to show them sleeping on the floor.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/876832/Saudi-Arabia-King-Salman-ruler-Prince-Mohammed-bin-Salman
The Western establishments and their media wing would be telling us all that this is a tyrant seizing power - which of course it is - if he wasn't an ally.
 

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The inside story of the Saudi night of long knives

Princes, ministers and a billionaire are 'imprisoned' in the Riyadh Ritz-Carlton while the Saudi Arabian Army is said to be in an uproar

By PEPE ESCOBAR NOVEMBER 6, 2017 7:42 PM

The House of Saud’s King Salman devises an high-powered “anti-corruption” commission and appoints his son, Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, a.k.a. MBS, as chairman.

Right on cue, the commission detains 11 House of Saud princes, four current ministers and dozens of former princes/cabinet secretaries – all charged with corruption. Hefty bank accounts are frozen, private jets are grounded. The high-profile accused lot is “jailed” at the Riyadh Ritz-Carlton.

War breaks out within the House of Saud, as Asia Times had anticipated back in July. Rumors have been swirling for months about a coup against MBS in the making. Instead, what just happened is yet another MBS pre-emptive coup.

A top Middle East business/investment source who has been doing deals for decades with the opaque House of Saud offers much-needed perspective: “This is more serious than it appears. The arrest of the two sons of previous King Abdullah, Princes Miteb and Turki, was a fatal mistake. This now endangers the King himself. It was only the regard for the King that protected MBS. There are many left in the army against MBS and they are enraged at the arrest of their commanders.”

Read On: The inside story of the Saudi night of long knives
 

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Princess Ameerah, the ex wife of arrested Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal seen here with Huma Abedin, Dina Powell, Chelsea Clinton & Arianna Huffington.

 

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As ISIS moves out, Iran moves in. Iran wants to establish itself militarily in Syria, right next to Israel. Israel will not let that happen.

- Bibi.:cool: