Yemen * Houthi try to bomb Saudi oil terminal April 28, 2017 debka - Houthi attempted to bomb a Red Sea Saudi oil distribution terminal near the Yemen border by remote control using an unmanned boat packed with explosives. Saudi coast guard sighted the boat, opened fire and blew it up away from the Aramco terminal. January 30, two sailors were killed when a boat bomb was used against a Saudi frigate in the Red Sea near the Yemeni port of Hodeidah.
Saudis not paying fair share April 28, 2017 - President Donald Trump complained that Washington was losing a tremendous amount of money defending the kingdom. Saudi Arabia was not paying fair share for U.S. defense.
Saudi King Abdullah is dead Prince Salman becomes king, father of MbS January 2015 Prince Muqrin is in contention for the Saudi Arabia throne. Muqrin is a protg of Prince Bandar bin Sultan. Bandar, a former ambassador to the US, acted as point man on the Syrian conflict. Bandar met with the Mossad in November. 2013 in Vienna. King Abdullah appointed Prince Salman as first successor but he has Alzheimers. Prince Muqrin is next in line. NOW WE KNOW WHO TIPPED OFF ISIS - Muqrin. www.tapatalk.com/groups/cj/saudi-arabia-war-for-the-throne-january-2015-t5130.html
Did Iran fire at Trump? May 20, 2017 - Iran proxy in Yemen, the Houthi, allegedly launched a ballistic missile towards the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh. Iran has been at war with Saudi Arabia from Yemen. News of this came just hours before President Trump departed.
Backed by Iran, the Houthi rebels have been fighting for control of Yemen since they overthrew the pro-American government in 2014. Saudi Arabia, with the support of several other regional states, began an air assault against the rebels the following year. The coalition later stepped up its efforts with intense ground attacks.
Saudi troops in Syria May 22, 2017 - Riyadh is to become the heart of counter-terrorism operations in the region. President Donald Trump and 55 Muslim-majority states sign pact pledging 34,000 troops to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria. The Riyadh Declaration was signed May 21, 2017 and promises troops for defeating ISIS and singles out Iran for destabilizing the region.
55 countries vowed to combat terrorism in all its forms, address its roots, dry up its funding and combat terrorism among their states. The leaders welcomed the establishment of a global center for countering extremists, and praised the center's objectives.
The exact membership of the Middle East Strategic Alliance will be decided in 2018, but members have committed to assembling a reserve force of 34,000 troops in Iraq and Syria when needed. The Kurds shoulder most of the burden of ISIS. www.rt.com/news/389152-trump-muslim-leaders-terrorism/
Trump Saudi visit a turning point May 22, 2017 - Is Melania an angel? I see light over her head. Saudi King Salman described US President Donald Trump's visit as a turning point in relations between the two countries.
The king also praised an historic agreement between Gulf monarchies and Washington to take firm measures to target the financing of terrorism and the setting up of a Riyadh-based centre for this task.
Saudi nab 3 Iran spies Jun 20, 2017 - Saudi Arabia detained 3 Iran Guards near Marjan oil field. 3 Iran boats entered Saudi territorial waters and headed towards offshore oilfield in the Arabian Gulf. The Saudi naval forces fired warning shots, but the boats did not respond. One of the boats was intercepted, 2 got away. The seized boat contained a stash of weapons for subversive purpose and had 3 IRG men onboard. Iran spies intended to use explosives for terrorist act. www.rt.com/news/393128-saudi-arabia-detains-iran-guards www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/231271
Iran started WAR with Saudi Arabia from Yemen a year or so ago.
New Saudi Prince MbS Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman aka MBS Jun 21, 2017 DEBKA - Saudi Arabia's 82-year-old King Salman named his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince. Prince Mohammed bin Nayef was removed from all his posts. M. Nayef promptly vowed loyalty to his successor after the decree.
M. Salman has accumulated significant influence within the Saudi royal family and in Washington DC. M. Salman had decided Saudi would go to war in Yemen, and he is currently leading the campaign against Qatar by Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE.
M. Salman is in charge of foreign affairs, defense and economic development, where he has instituted reforms. He has close ties with the US, especially with President Donald Trump. He led the preparations for Trump's visit to Arabia in May and played a main role in arranging the US declaration of support for the Sunni coalition against Iran.
Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman Crown Prince Jun 21, 2017 - Saudi Arabia's King Salman made his son his successor, giving him almost unprecedented powers as the world's leading oil exporter implements transformational reforms. Some people thought this would lead to a division in the family and strife and some kind of revolt. 188.8.131.52/focus/f-news/3562746/posts
Saudi heir impacts USA, Israel Jun 22, 2017 - The Saudi king’s decision to elevate his son Prince Mohammed bin Salman, age 31, to crown prince and heir to the throne, is a game-changing international event. Its the outcome of a process initiated by President Donald Trump in May which laid the cornerstone.
Prince MbSalman has made his mark as a visionary reformer in Arabia, but young, brash and impatient. MbSalman is ready to step into place in a new US-Arab-Israeli alliance that will seek to dominate Middle East affairs. Israel will be accepted in a regional lineup for the first time alongside the Sunni Arab nations who all share similar objectives, especially the aim to stop Iran.
US President Trump is taking the lead role along with Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, UAE Sheikh Zayed Al Nahyan, Egyptian President Abdul-Fatteh El-Sisi, and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. There is a lot going on under the surface.
WW3 building - rapidly Jun 23, 2017 - Iran supplies 1,000+ tons of food to Qatar daily. Turkey also assissting Qatar. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE, Egypt and other countries cut diplomatic ties and transportation links with Qatar early in June. Doha supports terrorism and meddling in the internal affairs of other nations.
Qatar, which earlier praised the arrival of poultry and dairy products from Turkey, might be reluctant to acknowledge or reveal the help from Iran due to fears of further complications with Tehran’s archrival, Saudi Arabia. www.rt.com/news/393644-iran-qatar-food-supply-blockade
Saudis foil Mecca terror attack Jun 24, 2017 - A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque at Mecca. Police engaged in a shootout where the suicide bomber blew himself up causing the building's collapse. Several wounded. 8 suspects were arrested including a woman. Lemme guess - Qatar sent them. debka.com/newsupdatepopup/20907/Saudis-foil-major-terror-attack-on-Mecca
I try to only post what happens, but there are predictions about Mecca falling, and I found this - interesting
Saudi prince Nayef arrest Jun 29, 2017 - Saudi Arabia ex-crown prince Nayef under virtual house arrest. Prince Mohammed bin Nayef has been prevented from leaving his palace and barred from leaving Arabia. He was removed from the line of succession in 2017 June.
Saudi Prince arrested July 20, 2017 - Saudi Prince Saud al-Saud arrested after a bloody assault on ordinary Saudi citizens. Saudi King Salman ordered him arrested. Salman issued the warrant for the arrest and imprisonment of Prince Saud bin Abdulaziz bin Musaed bin Saud bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, a descendant of Saudi Arabia’s founder.
Mohammed bin Nayef was summoned to meet King Salman bin Abdulaziz at the royal palace in Mecca in June, and replaced him with Prince Salmon.