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If The Saudi Arabia Situation Doesn't Worry You, You're Not Paying Attention

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If The Saudi Arabia Situation Doesn't Worry You, You're Not Paying Attention

A key geopolitical axis is swiftly shifting
by Chris Martenson
Friday, November 10, 2017, 6:57 PM



While turbulent during the best of times, gigantic waves of change are now sweeping across the Middle East. The magnitude is such that the impact on the global price of oil, as well as world markets, is likely to be enormous.

A dramatic geo-political realignment by Saudi Arabia is in full swing this month. It’s upending many decades of established strategic relationships among the world's superpowers and, in particular, is throwing the Middle East into turmoil.

So much is currently in flux, especially in Saudi Arabia, that nearly anything can happen next. Which is precisely why this volatile situation should command our focused attention at this time.

The main elements currently in play are these:




    • A sudden and intense purging of powerful Saudi insiders (arrests, deaths, & asset seizures)
    • Huge changes in domestic policy and strategy
    • A shift away from the US in all respects (politically, financially and militarily)
    • Deepening ties to China
    • A surprising turn towards Russia (economically and militarily)
    • Increasing cooperation and alignment with Israel (the enemy of my enemy is my friend?)
Taken together, this is tectonic change happening at blazing speed...
 

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I wouldn't say it is anymore anti-American that it has been. In fact, they are cleaning up many of the anti-American components and preparing for a more open government.
 

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I had this thought that after Trump visited there that perhaps he gave them proof of who was responsible for 9/11??

Rearranging the pieces on the chess board....


They should be thankful they weren't flown 300 miles into the desert on a helicopter and left with a bottle of water to walk back....
 

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From the link:

We’ll get to the current ruler, King Salman, and his powerful son, Mohammed Bin Salman (age 32), shortly. Before we do, though, let’s talk about the most seminal moment in recent Saudi history: the key oil-for-money-and-protection deal struck between the Nixon administration and King Faisal back in the early 1970’s.

This pivotal agreement allowed KSA to secretly recycle its surplus petrodollars back into US Treasuries while receiving US military protection in exchange. The secret was kept for 41 years, only recently revealed in 2016 due to a Bloomberg FOIA request:

The basic framework was strikingly simple. The U.S. would buy oil from Saudi Arabia and provide the kingdom military aid and equipment. In return, the Saudis would plow billions of their petrodollar revenue back into Treasuries and finance America’s spending.

It took several discreet follow-up meetings to iron out all the details, Parsky said. But at the end of months of negotiations, there remained one small, yet crucial, catch: King Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud demanded the country’s Treasury purchases stay “strictly secret,” according to a diplomatic cable obtained by Bloomberg from the National Archives database.

“Buying bonds and all that was a strategy to recycle petrodollars back into the U.S.,” said David Ottaway, a Middle East fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington. But politically, “it’s always been an ambiguous, constrained relationship.”

(Source)

The essence of this deal is pretty simple. KSA wanted to be able to sell its oil to its then largest buyer, the USA, while also having a safe place to park the funds, plus receive military protection to boot. But it didn’t want anybody else, especially its Arab neighbors, to know that it was partnering so intimately with the US who, in turn, would be supporting Israel. That would have been politically incendiary in the Middle East region, coming as it did right on the heels of the Yom Kipper War (1973).

As for the US, it got the oil it wanted and – double bonus time here – got KSA to recycle the very same dollars used to buy that oil back into Treasuries and contracts for US military equipment and training.

Sweet deal.
 

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This pivotal agreement allowed KSA to secretly recycle its surplus petrodollars back into US Treasuries while receiving US military protection in exchange. The secret was kept for 41 years, only recently revealed in 2016 due to a Bloomberg FOIA request:
They think it was a secret? Really? Has their head been buried in the sand for those 41 years?


The basic framework was strikingly simple. The U.S. would buy oil from Saudi Arabia and provide the kingdom military aid and equipment. In return, the Saudis would plow billions of their petrodollar revenue back into Treasuries and finance America’s spending.
This is not nor has it ever been a secret. If so, I've been privy to State secrets all my life. lol



  • A shift away from the US in all respects (politically, financially and militarily)
  • Deepening ties to China
This fits nicely with OPEC dropping the dollar in 2018 that I've been hearing about for many years now. Will it happen? Maybe, maybe not, but at some point it most certainly will happen. No national currency stays on top forever. If history is any example, it's due to change sooner as opposed to later.
 

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In fact, they are cleaning up many of the anti-American components and preparing for a more open government.
Yeah, governments love transparency and always strive for openness.

The House of Saud is run by the Donmeh.
 

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Saudi threats for Lebanon show a special desperation. My thoughts circle around their inability to oust Bashar al-Assad. The desire to own Syria and run a pipeline to Europe is being at best delayed and at worst totally foiled. What really makes this unbearable is that Iran is a major factor confounding their Syria campaign (including ISIS, Israel, US, Turkey). Russia plays a clever semi-interested party. And now Saud friendliness with China pushes back on US coalition inability to give them what they want- Syria.
 

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Our county deserves everything we get. The Bush clan, the Clinton clan and the Kenyan and his hoard have done tremendous damage to the world and to our country. The American people put them in that position by 'electing' them. We have no one to blame for the world leaving our side but ourselves. As allies go the US has been a fairly shitty example. We're more like bullies!
 
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Fall of the House of Saud, Finally


By: Jim Willie CB, GoldenJackass.com


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-- Published: Sunday, 12 November 2017




*** COLLAPSE OF THE KINGDOM ***

The Saudi Kingdom will fall, a longstanding Jackass forecast, an inevitable event

The Saudi Kingdom will fall alongside the ruined collapsing Petro-Dollar

The Saudi foundation has been the primary element to entire Petro-Dollar system

This Saudi situation is loaded with intrigue, corruption, cunning, collusion, criminality

The Saudi region will erupt in chaos ruin decay and gross destabilization

The entire Saudi situation is a grand mixture of deep corruption and wreckage

The Saudi Royals will scatter and escape with stolen wealth, an absolute guarantee


*** BLATANT TREACHERY ***

The old guard like Prince al-Waleed are Citigroup investors and Wall Street friends

US will knock off princes to continue the USD, and to prevent deviation toward the East

Iran will knock off princes to stop the Yemen War, and to halt ISIS

Iran has a new vested interest, to avoid the spread of war to Lebanon

The US will deploy its usual terrorism, via Langley and ISIS tool

Iran will use the Yemeni violent anger for a rapacious invasion by the Saudi thugs


*** DANGEROUS DEEDS ***

Head of Saudi National Guard is dead

Crown prince Mohammed bin Salman captured the national media

Significant figure Prince Bandar is under arrest, his wealth frozen

Bandar is the key link in Bush Family for narcotics in the Saudi connection

Entire Bush-Clinton Crime Family is falling apart, in the process of being exposed



*** THE CLOWN PRINCE ***

MbS is buying time, but using the Rubin Doctrine in sabotaging tomorrow

Logical to expect the Fall of the House of Saud with the collapse of the Petro-Dollar

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) conducted power grab for throne

Former crown prince Mohammed bin Nayef has resentment and some power still

Widespread purge of pro-US NeoCons and old guard for USDollar and narco connections

Possibly seen is battle between White Hat Pentagon and Black Hat Langley narcos

The battle will be played out in Saudi Arabia, leading to grotesque destabilization


*** PRINCELY RIVALS & CONFISCATION ***

Cover of cleaning up corruption by Saudi Kingdom is thin veneer for attacks on rivals

At risk of $800 billion in confiscations from rivals

USGovt might make difficult confiscations if friends of US NeoCons and Narcos

These criminal royals will try to impose a confiscation tax on the entire kingdom

Many more thefts and violent events and resignations and purges to come

The entire Fahd half-brother family hates MbS (former king)

The entire Abdullah half-brother family hates MbS (former king)

The entire Nayef half-brother family hates MbS (former crown prince)

MbS earned the wrath of Langley since they promoted favorite MbNayef


*** SAUDI LINKS TO ISIS ***

Saudi has been financing ISIS and supplying ISIS with weapons and soldiers

The Saudi – ISIS connection involves Israeli logistic support & command

The Saudi – ISIS connection involves narcotics funding via the Bush Family

The Saudi – Qatari feud was lost by the Saudis (no friends)

The Saudis have removed their puppet Hariri in Lebanon

Risk of bigger war in Lebanon, pushed by Israeli

The Saudis have no friends in the Gulf region except UAE princes

The Saudis enjoy almost no friendship even among the OPEC nations


*** SAUDIS AS WAR CRIMINALS ***

They are war criminals for the Yemen War

The Saudi Military has killed a million civilians in Yemen

The USGovt helped pay bribes to the United Nations to prevent Saudi citations

The Saudis have avoided having been charged with war crimes

Worse, the Saudis hired a French Stage-4 Lab to distribute cholera to the Yemeni population

Evidence abounds on the dispersed cholera that led to epidemic


*** TROUBLE WITH SAUDI OIL BUSINESS ***

Saudis have half the former oil revenues

Saudis have oversized federal deficits

Saudis have conducted their first bond issuance deals

Saudis formerly rejected OPEC output accords, now Saudi pushes alone for them

Need to finance the war and kingdom federal deficits

US wishes to eliminate the Chinese connection in financial dependence


*** SAUDI DEEP FRAUD WITH ARAMCO ***

US trying to offer support in return for ARAMCO listing

US contradictory since recent USGovt Law permits lawsuits against Saudi nation

USGovt has frozen $100 billion in Saudi assets

ARAMCO true value is less than 30% of the stated $2 trillion (i.e. $2000 billion)

Good work by Western energy analysts to provide embarrassing valuation estimates

Saudi has actual oil reserves less than 30% of what officially stated

Saudis claim no depletion in oil reserves after 55 years of enormous constant output


*** SAUDIS AS TARGETS DOMESTIC & NEIGHBOR ***

Saudi popular resentment is widespread for lack of reforms in society

Saudi popular resentment for appropriation of businesses using extortion

Saudi popular resentment for hoarding and capturing their natural resource treasure

Saudi popular resentment for crackdown of fundamentalist Muslims

Yemen will target Saudi and UAE cities with missiles, like Riyadh and Abu Dhabi


*** SAUDI MAKING FRIENDS IN THE EAST ***

Saudi embracing Russian Rosneft oil consortium for non-USD sales

The Saudis join Iran and Venezuela in the oil consortium

Saudi embracing broad Chinese investment and federal finance (maybe modified)

Saudis will soon be compelled to sell China oil for RMB payments

Saudis are trapped, needed bond issuance to finance debts

Saudis are resorting to confiscations in a deadly game

Saudi Royals have begun to flee the country, escaping with captured wealth


*** STOLEN SAUDI GOLD ***

US & London used UBS & Credit Suisse to steal Arab gold in Swiss bullion banks

It had been stored in the Swiss bullion banks run by the two big Swiss banks

The UBS and Credit Suisse criminal charges were staged for access to their Swiss gold

The Swiss bankers shared in the stolen Arab gold

The last remnants of Saudi gold are stored in Deutsche Bank vaults


*** USGOVT STRIVES TO OBSTRUCT CHINA ***

USGovt wants to obstruct RMB oil sales, using threats against Saudi Royals

USGovt wants to obstruct Chinese funding of deficits and other investments

USGovt encouraged plan to confiscate rival royal bank accounts

Saudi has some Chinese missiles from recent purchases, shown in parades

Saudi has been courted by Russia on military association

Saudi Arabia is moving away from the US Sphere of influence

USGovt is encouraging high risk moves to keep Saudi contained in the US Sphere



*** SAUDI TREACHERY ***

The Saudis will become victims of their own brand of Night of Long Knives

These Saudi Royals stole their national treasure for 60 years

These Saudi Royals incite and sponsor terrorism with the collusion of the USGovt

The exposure of Bush-Clinton narcotic lines with the Saudis is next

These Saudi Royals are all goat herders by genetic right, and will revert as such

Saudi Royals have lost all three power centers (families, national guard, clerics)


*** AMERICAN TREACHERY ***

The US will eventually toss the Saudis under the bus

Saudi princes are caught in cross-fire with far more than two sides to strike

Saudi Arabia will shift eastward in alliances, and face collapse with chaos at home


*** MBS PARALLELS PAST & PRESENT ***

It is interesting that another MBS crisis is on the verge of hitting

MBS = mortgage backed securities in 2008 with Lehman Brothers

New MBS = Mohammed bin Salman in 2017 with Saudi collapse

Jackass has insisted on Saudi collapse with palace battles, despite contrary arguments

History repeats in crisis with a rhyme and echo on other side of the globe

Crisis repeats since no reform or remedy was even attempted, only more of the same


*** SAUDIS USEFUL TO THE EASTERN SUPERPOWERS ***

The Saudis are smart enough to realize that Russia & China are next protectors

But Russia & China will toss the Saudis under the bus also

For a while, R&C will find the Saudis as useful in establishing the Eurasian Trade Zone

The Saudis will be offered a key role in the emerging Eurasian Trade Zone

However, the requirement is to embrace trade in RMB and Ruble terms



*** SAUDI RUIN PAVES GOLD PATH ***

The fate of the Saudis is sealed, which will pave the way to the Gold Standard

The Saudis will attempt to ride both sides in the Dual Universe of RMB vs USD

In the process, the United States will be forced to launch a New Scheiss Dollar

The Dual Universe of USD vs RMB spheres has begun to develop with momentum

As the RMB rises with gold fortification, the King Dollar will die a slow certain death

Numerous platforms of non-USD nature are built, soon to endure golden gilding


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