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Saudi Arabia: Missile intercepted near Riyadh

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Saudi Arabia says it has intercepted a ballistic missile fired from Yemen, after a loud explosion was heard near Riyadh airport on Saturday evening.

The missile was destroyed over the capital and fragments landed in the airport area, officials quoted by the official Saudi Press Agency said.

A TV channel linked to Houthi rebels in Yemen said the missile was fired at the King Khalid International Airport.

The civil aviation authority said that air traffic was not disrupted.

Saudi forces have reported shooting down Houthi missiles in the past , though none has come so close to a major population centre.

"The missile was launched indiscriminately to target the civilian and populated areas," said Turki al-Maliki, a spokesman for the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen.

"Shattered fragments from the intercepted missile landed in an uninhabited area of the airport and there were no injuries."

Witnesses reported seeing parts of the missile in the airport's car park, Saudi broadcaster Al-Arabiya reported.

Residents in the north of Riyadh said their windows were rattled by a loud blast on Saturday evening that was followed by the roar of low-flying aircraft.

The Houthi-run Saba News in Yemen said the missile had been a Burkan H2.

The rebel group is believed to have access to a stockpile of Scud ballistic missiles and home-grown variants. Saudi forces have previously brought them down with Patriot surface-to-air missiles bought from the US.

The Houthis fired a missile towards Riyadh in May, a day before US President Donald Trump was due to arrive in the city for a visit, but it was shot down 200km (120 miles) from the capital.

Yemen has been devastated by a war between forces loyal to the internationally recognised government of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi and those allied to the Houthi rebel movement.

Saudi Arabia is leading a campaign to defeat the Houthis, and is the biggest power in an international air coalition that has bombed the rebel group since 2015.

On Wednesday a suspected strike by the Saudi-led coalition killed at least 26 people at a hotel and market in northern Yemen, medics and local officials said.

The coalition, which rights groups say has bombed schools, hospitals, markets and residential areas, said it struck a "legitimate military target".

UN-brokered talks have failed to bring an end to the bloodshed in Yemen, which has claimed more than 8,600 lives and injured nearly 50,000 since the Saudi-led campaign began.

The conflict has also left 20.7 million people in need of humanitarian assistance, created the world's largest food security emergency, and led to a cholera outbreak that is believed to have affected 884,000 people and caused 2,184 deaths.

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I wonder if they used another missile or land/space based lasers?
 

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I wonder if they used another missile or land/space based lasers?
That is something that I curious to know, too. When I was in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm, Patriot missiles were used bring down incoming Scud missiles from Iraq.
I would imagine something more advanced than Patriot missiles are being used today?
 

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Saudi Arabia supports the petrodollar, al qaeda, Isis and the Taliban. Fuck em.
 

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It's heating up over there. Saudi Arabia wants a war with Iran, but doesn't want to do the fighting.
 

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Saudi Arabia is arresting people because of "corruption", helicopters with princes are crashing, unusual stuff going on in the Kingdom and nary a word in the media...destabilization of the Kingdom would potentially have grave consequences for crude oil supplies and cost around the world, and potentially could trigger a US military response to come "stabilize" the region even more. This stuff isn't making me feel comforted...at all.
 

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Oil is the least of " disruptions". Saudi controls piles of money, have 51 percent ownership of a few US banks and own a whole slew of "investment banks" that they bailed out in 08/09. Not sure of the most recent controlling interests. On to the meat. About four years ago I went to a training class with a very well to do Saudi, he was preparing to move from the Kingdom, stating in 3-4 years mayhem, rebellion, and attacks on Mecca were going to happen....seems his information is panning out. His wife was a well to do Yemenese woman. Keep in mind, the first successful Iranian Shia backed Yemen attack will bring on the Shia feeding frenzy, fear and betrayal from the top. Keep in mind Trump's recent well received visit.
 
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This guy was an Obama supporter, tons of cash given to Nobama, and even more to the radical Sunnis in Syria. My bets are on regime change in the Kingdom, then stepped up Iranian Yemenese attacks....and then of course the Lebanese President just resigned and fled to Saudi, expect Hezzbollah to start getting uppity,.....expect big stuff on the horizon....S-a-u-d-i ,I-s-r- a-e- l alliance becomes reality, Lebanon next on Iran's list, mucho bloodshed. To early to see if our Gulf War III becomes reality...but we have enough stockpiled in those desert tunnels to react quickly.
 
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Oil is the least of " disruptions". Saudi controls piles of money, have 51 percent ownership of a few US banks and own a whole slew of "investment banks" that they bailed out in 08/09. Not sure of the most recent controlling interests. On to the meat. About four years ago I went to a training class with a very well to do Saudi, he was preparing to move from the Kingdom, stating in 3-4 years mayhem, rebellion, and attacks on Mecca were going to happen....seems his information is panning out. His wife was a well to do Yemenese woman. Keep in mind, the first successful Iranian Shia backed Yemen attack will bring on the Shia feeding frenzy, fear and betrayal from the top. Keep in mind Trump's recent well received visit.
I've always suspected that Saudi owns a LOT (and I mean a LOT) of US investments/securities...and *that, my friend, is why the last few POTUS' have kowtowed to them. They can crash the whole system if they so choose to.
 

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I love reading about dead Saudis in the morning.
 

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Seems my thoughts are panning out. Stay tuned, Saudi events are the most under reported and mis represented news today. With Lebanon leadership dissolved, expect Hebollah to try the total take over and Iran to move in quickly...the Saudi Israeli alliance becomes solidified....actually, a Saudi-Israeli-US alliance. As I thought, it was no coincidence Trump visited Saudi, Egypt, Jordan and Israel early on.

"Saudi Arabia said on Monday that Lebanon had declared war against it because of attacks against the Kingdom by the Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah.

Saudi Gulf affairs minister Thamer al-Sabhan told Al-Arabiya TV that Saad al-Hariri, who announced his resignation as Lebanon's prime minister on Saturday, had been told that acts of "aggression" by Hezbollah "were considered acts of a declaration of war against Saudi Arabia by Lebanon and by the Lebanese Party of the Devil.

Saudi Gulf affairs minister Thamer al-Sabhan said the Lebanese government would "be dealt with as a government declaring war on Saudi Arabia" because of what he described as aggression by Hezbollah."

www.watch.org

The next Israeli Lebanese war will not end without dragging all into it....and if you are wondering, I put my money on " The Alliance".
 

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I put my money on " The Alliance".
Agreed. The axis of evil(Saudi-Israeli-US) will have the upper hand, but the war will take decades and will accomplish precisely nothing save fattening some defense contractors' bank accounts and killing more brown people. Perhaps Russia will finally tire of Israeli puppet state aggression and we'll be drawn into a much larger conflict. Wouldn't it be kewl if the bloodthirsty warmongers in DC would just take a break from murdering for awhile? I know...I'm a dreamer.
 

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Agreed. The axis of evil(Saudi-Israeli-US) will have the upper hand, but the war will take decades and will accomplish precisely nothing save fattening some defense contractors' bank accounts and killing more brown people. Perhaps Russia will finally tire of Israeli puppet state aggression and we'll be drawn into a much larger conflict. Wouldn't it be kewl if the bloodthirsty warmongers in DC would just take a break from murdering for awhile? I know...I'm a dreamer.

Yeah, your right. We had to let Russia take the lead in wiping out ISIS. I had to fix your other statement.

"Wouldn't it be kewl if the bloodthirsty Islamists would just take a break from murdering for awhile? I know...I'm a dreamer.[/QUOTE]

...that said, the historic Sunni Shia Killfest is ramping up, it will be interesting to see what happens in the the coming Iranian Shia / Saudi Sunni conflict. My bet is Mecca, not Karbala, remains standing, but who knows, both Islamists may be wiped out.
 

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RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s future king has tightened his grip on power through an anti-corruption purge by arresting royals, ministers and investors including billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal who is one of the kingdom’s most prominent businessmen.

Prince Alwaleed, a nephew of the king and owner of investment firm Kingdom Holding, invests in firms such as Citigroup and Twitter. He was among 11 princes, four ministers and tens of former ministers detained, three senior officials told Reuters on Sunday.

The purge against the kingdom’s political and business elite also targeted the head of the National Guard, Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, who was detained and replaced as minister of the powerful National Guard by Prince Khaled bin Ayyaf....

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Charming bunch, Hezzbollah. With Iran's goading, I expect we see some heavy loses on their side when they decide to attack Israel, so far, Israel has managed to destroy most of Iran's arms shipments to them, and whack a few Iranian Generals poking their noses along the Golan Heights border.They have had years to dig their tunnels, but their antiquated Soviet equipment will be easy pickings for the " Alliance".

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Analysis: The Lebanese prime minister’s resignation concludes a week of turbulent events in the region, which all point to the extremely explosive situation created by the Iran-Syria-Hezbollah axis and, most importantly, mark the end of the civil war in Syria and its implications on Lebanon.

Israel’s finest speech writers couldn’t have produced a better speech for Lebanese Prime Minister Facebook and shipment of precision-guided missiles en route to Hezbollah warehouses in Lebanon. If Israel indeed carried out the strike at such a sensitive time, the shipment was likely an unusual one and the timing of the attack must have been critical to prevent the missiles’ arrival in Lebanon, where Israel avoids attacking."
 
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If you took off their ceremonial clothing and put them in a US city in street clothing, they would be looked down on. These are the guys who regularly import porn stars to indulge their base desires! Basically the top porn actresses are paid $50K to go and service them, their films are advertising their services, rich guys pay them to entertain them and their harems.
 

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If you took off their ceremonial clothing and put them in a US city in street clothing, they would be looked down on. These are the guys who regularly import porn stars to indulge their base desires! Basically the top porn actresses are paid $50K to go and service them, their films are advertising their services, rich guys pay them to entertain them and their harems.
Right on, I may even have met a few when I worked in Taif for an Italian company. The plane to Bangkok was always packed full, the smell was memorable. The only worse smell was those dress wearing Yemenese who would fill up your car at the gas souks.
 

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...that said, the historic Sunni Shia Killfest is ramping up, it will be interesting to see what happens in the the coming Iranian Shia / Saudi Sunni conflict. My bet is Mecca, not Karbala, remains standing, but who knows, both Islamists may be wiped out.
Saudis ain’t got much of a military and the Saudis already failed at their proxy war using Isis and “moderate terrorist rebels”Israel can’t invade Iran, only air strikes... I foresee a stalemate. I think the key to peace is the world calling out Saudi Arabia for their extreamist views.

I find it interesting that the biggest sponsor of terrorism, Saudi Arabia, is allowed to invest so heavily into the USA. We will pay dearly for making a deal with the devil.
 

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The key to peace is removing Iranian Guards from Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Lebanon. Let all the other Islamist factions duke it out, as they have been.
 
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Wow, interesting visit. Something big ( lines being drawn for a finale?). We will know it is "on" if / when Pakistan sends more troops to Saudi. " Rumor" amongst those " watching" is the 20,00o some already there are being heavily increased....Mecca my friends must be kept safe and sound.....even if it takes a few Paki nukes....

" Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas traveled to Saudi Arabia unexpectedly on Monday to meet with King Salman and Crown Prince Muhammed Bin Salman, with the Gulf kingdom at the height of a major crackdown on members of the royal family.

Abbas had been in Egypt, where he was scheduled to meet with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, when he was summoned to Riyadh to meet with the Saudi rulers, according to the official PA news site Wafa.
The timing is very curious, as this sudden invitation came at the same time of the current upheaval in Saudi Arabia where some leaders were placed under house arrest.

"Palestinians are making jokes about it:

Some social media users suggested that Abbas had been summoned to Saudi Arabia to hand in his resignation letter, in the same manner as Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who resigned from Riyadh on Saturday.

Others tried to guess which luxury hotel Abbas would be placed under house arrest in.

The tweets were in reference to the wave of arrests of tens of Saudi princes and businessmen and their detention at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, as well as Saad's resignation.
One Arab analyst did float an interesting idea, though.

As the PA is slowly working to take over parts of Gaza, Hamas plans to maintain its military forces - exactly the way Hezbollah does in Lebanon outside the Lebanese army.

And Hamas has been very chummy with Iran, with their leaders visiting Iran only a couple of weeks ago.

Saudi Arabia is sufficiently worried about Iran that it may be possible that this is meant to push Abbas to stop any more encroachment by the mullahs into Gaza.

If this was only about the moribund "peace process" it could have waited. But when it comes to threats from Iran, and during the ongoing negotiations between the PA and Hamas under Egyptian oversight, this theory makes as much sense as any other."
 
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Well, well, well. Maybe he made the visit to remind Iran they have nukes, a good sign....maybe the kids are finally learning to use diplomacy instead of suicide belts and car bombs...or maybe he simply stated his bombs were much, much bigger than theirs.

"Pakistan’s army chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, arrived in Tehran yesterday on a three day tour in which the influential military chief will meet with Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and discuss defence and security issues.

The trip is the first time in more than two decades that an army chief from the Sunni majority state and a close ally of Saudi Arabia has made an official visit to Iran...."

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/2...hief-visits-tehran-amidst-saudi-iran-tension/
 
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I don't care if we sell weapons but let's sit this one out.

Saudis have enough money they can hire mercenaries
 

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Humm? so popcorn and whiskey prepping is in order? Me? I think these guys can just nuke it out, burn up all that oil, carbonize the planet with the residual dust and then I can watch the loonie liberals who believe in climate change being caused my mankind just do a melt down in frozen tears.

I'll say this though numbers: Ur doing some fine research there as I have missed all of this, though I have my own problems. My problems are eating up all my research time and clicking back here takes away from that but dam there guy: Fine job.
 

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Humm? so popcorn and whiskey prepping is in order? Me? I think these guys can just nuke it out, burn up all that oil, carbonize the planet with the residual dust and then I can watch the loonie liberals who believe in climate change being caused my mankind just do a melt down in frozen tears.

I'll say this though numbers: Ur doing some fine research there as I have missed all of this, though I have my own problems. My problems are eating up all my research time and clicking back here takes away from that but dam there guy: Fine job.
It is really nothing new. Sides had been taken years ago, however today we see Iranian Guards actually deploying into Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon will be the prize. I believe they waited for two events, ISIS defeated and word from Hezzbollah that they have enough rockets and tunnels to keep Israel busy on the northern front.....up to now most of Iran's weapons to Hezzbollah were flown directly into Syria, then trucked into Lebanon. Hezzbollah lost boat loads of fighters in Syria, my guess is when ISIS is eradicated, they start their shenanigans on the Israeli border again and when Israel captures or kills more Iranian Guards on the border, the fun begins....OR Israel simply does not let Iran send troops and weapons directly into Lebanon. Wild card is Turkey.
 

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Yeah Turkey is not the wild card as they have already killed ....darn? Roadside assassination, like way before that silly wana be coup. I'd blame it on the whiskey but there is no enough of it in the world as I can remember the agents getting hosed. Naw I'm thinking Turkey is going to slide with Russia which is really weird being Russia is christain and Turkey is well turks/Muslim. That is unless I missed something.
 

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Holy crap...another Saudi Prince killed resisting arrest:

Prince Abdul Aziz’s strange and sudden death which is said to have occurred during an attempted arrest, sheds light on the theory that the clearly forced resignation of former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri had more to do with internal Saudi affairs than the Saudi attempt to bring instability to Lebanon.

The Saudi Royal family has now lost two princes in 24 hours.

As Al Jazeera notes, in this Saudi version of ‘Game of Thrones’, the 32-year-old Bin Salman shows that he is willing to throw the entire region into jeopardy to wear the royal gown.

His actions have already all but destroyed the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC); Yemen can no longer be referred to as a functioning state; Egypt is a ticking time bomb; and now Lebanon may erupt.

http://theantimedia.org/saudi-prince-killed-gunned-resisting-arrest/
 

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Holy crap...another Saudi Prince killed resisting arrest:

Prince Abdul Aziz’s strange and sudden death which is said to have occurred during an attempted arrest, sheds light on the theory that the clearly forced resignation of former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri had more to do with internal Saudi affairs than the Saudi attempt to bring instability to Lebanon.

The Saudi Royal family has now lost two princes in 24 hours.

As Al Jazeera notes, in this Saudi version of ‘Game of Thrones’, the 32-year-old Bin Salman shows that he is willing to throw the entire region into jeopardy to wear the royal gown.

His actions have already all but destroyed the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC); Yemen can no longer be referred to as a functioning state; Egypt is a ticking time bomb; and now Lebanon may erupt.

http://theantimedia.org/saudi-prince-killed-gunned-resisting-arrest/
My suspicions are simple. Trump visits Saudi, next thing top princes and businessman are purged for " corruption". Most likely explanation ...Trump on his visit tells the King to purge his Kingdom of terrorists and those funding terrorism or he will withdraw all help in fighting Iran, the Shia and Saudi's survival. Substitute " Terrorism" for " Corruption" and you have the real story....another win for Trump.
 

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Yeah Turkey is not the wild card as they have already killed ....darn? Roadside assassination, like way before that silly wana be coup. I'd blame it on the whiskey but there is no enough of it in the world as I can remember the agents getting hosed. Naw I'm thinking Turkey is going to slide with Russia which is really weird being Russia is christain and Turkey is well turks/Muslim. That is unless I missed something.
Erodogan has stated numerous times he plans to extend the former Ottoman Empire to its past glory. His purges of the military and "elected " officials have become a common occurance. Friend of mine, his wife will not even go back to visit close relatives....things much worse in Turkey than being reported......

"Sep 29, 2016 · In Turkey, there has been an unmistakable revival of the image of Sultan Abdulhamid II. The powerful Ottoman monarch who ruled the empire single-handedly from 1876 to 1909 is praised ..."

Oct 23, 2016 · Turkey's New Maps Are Reclaiming the Ottoman Empire. Erdogan's aggressive nationalism is now spilling over Turkey's borders..."

Apr 20, 2017 · “I believe that Turkey will eventually conquer Iran, and Iran will come under the sway of this emerging Turkish neo-Ottoman empire,” he said. “The Turks want to revive the empire that ruled the Middle East...."
 
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My suspicions are simple. Trump visits Saudi, next thing top princes and businessman are purged for " corruption". Most likely explanation ...Trump on his visit tells the King to purge his Kingdom of terrorists and those funding terrorism or he will withdraw all help in fighting Iran, the Shia and Saudi's survival. Substitute " Terrorism" for " Corruption" and you have the real story....another win for Trump.
You may be on to something...I had this same thought this morning. "Corruption" means funding terrorism throughout the world...looks bad on Saudi Arabia and destabilizes the region. If you're a petro-ruler, the last thing you want is destabilization of your system.
 

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Rising Defense stock symbols
Raytheon
Northrop
Lockheed Martin
Ouch! ouch!ouchh! Numbers are you ok? cause you just hit a wall!
 

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If you took off their ceremonial clothing and put them in a US city in street clothing, they would be looked down on. These are the guys who regularly import porn stars to indulge their base desires! Basically the top porn actresses are paid $50K to go and service them, their films are advertising their services, rich guys pay them to entertain them and their harems.
When I was in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm, the Saudi's were know to go to Bahrain for their entertainment.
 

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Ouch! ouch!ouchh! Numbers are you ok? cause you just hit a wall!
It seemed obvious that it was a reference to stocks.

Numbers you need to get some sleep.