Riyadh – “Dismissing the reports that Saudi King Abdullah had slipped into a coma and was on ventilator, Crown Prince Salman on Tuesday said that the King was “well and in good health” (2)
PressTV – “Failing health, old age as well as the deaths of the king’s half-brothers have raised concerns about the future of the oil-rich country in the face of anti-government demonstrations.” (3)
Jim Willie –“The House of Saud (…) is in danger of falling, along with the Petro-Dollar. (…) An extreme wild card has surfaced. It began to be in play when Saudi Prince Bandar was assassinated a couple months ago, at the hands of HezBollah. Of course, the event was kept secret, but the Saudi Minister of Security was killed as revenge for the Saudi role in the high level Syrian assassinations. Phony photographs and other doctored official accounts have been produced by the Riyadh crowd to conceal the damage.” (…) Well this week, reports have come out that King Abdullah faces death. He underwent a mid-November back surgery but has not recovered, or even come into consciousness. His entire set of organs has shut down, no longer functioning. The risk to the Petro-Dollar was high with the Bandar killing. The risk just went double acute with a succession to the throne imminent. Domestic challenges by an increasingly aware population, beset by higher cost of living, will come. The great Saudi oil surplus is slowly dwindling, what with higher domestic usage in a higher standard of living. (…) Expect the Petro-Dollar defacto standard to fall in the coming months, as only weak successors remain in the line of surviving brothers.” (4) – emphasis added
Saudi King Abdullah clinically dead: Report
November 27, 2012
The Saudi king, who was taken to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a Riyadh hospital following his surgery, has gone into a coma and has been living with the help of a ventilator over the past two days, a Saudi journalist at the London-based Asharq Alawsat said.
According to medics of the hospital, the king’s basic organs, particularly his heart, lungs and kidneys do not function and the doctors have been forced to use electric shocks to stimulate his cardiac muscles several times. Read complete article HERE
Saudi’s King on TV Euronews– November 28, 2012
HSBC, Prince Bandar, and 9/11: The Plot Thickens
July 21, 2012
The recently-released 330-page report of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (SPSI) on HSBC’s role in money laundering for drug cartels, terrorist organizations, and Iran, has shed further light on the financing of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. As the report documents, HSBC maintained a correspondent banking relationship with Al Rahji Bank of Saudi Arabia, a conduit for funds to al-Qaeda and other Islamist terror cells. Al Rahji Bank was part of a network of Saudi-based banks and charities that funneled an estimated $30 million a year to finance al-Qaeda’s operations alone. HSBC, through its New York City branch, HBUS, gave Al Rahji and other linked elements within what was called the “Golden Chain,” access to the U.S. banking system.
What’s more, following the shutdown and sell-off of Riggs National Bank, after revelations of money laundering and other criminal activities on behalf of a number of foreign governments, the bulk of the embassy banking accounts were taken over by HSBC. The transfer of the embassy accounts from Riggs to HSBC included the infamous Saudi embassy accounts of Ambassador Prince Bandar bin-Sultan and his wife. Those accounts were conduits for at least $2 billion in kickbacks from the Al Yamamah weapons-for-oil barter deal to Prince Bandar, who brokered the Anglo-Saudi special arrangement back in 1985 with then-British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. At least $50,000 of those funds were passed on to two Saudi intelligence officers, Osama Basnan and Omar Bayoumi, who financed at least two of the 9/11 hijackers with those funds. These transactions were the subject of a 28-page chapter in the Congressional 9/11 panel’s final report, which was classified top secret by President George W. Bush, and which, to this day, has been kept from the public eye. In February 2009, when he met with representatives of the 9/11 families, President Obama pledged that he would make sure that chapter was made public—a promise he never intended to keep.
This week, as Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) was releasing the SPSI report on HSBC’s money laundering activities, Prince Bandar was named as the new head of Saudi intelligence. According to one knowledgeable U.S. intelligence source, Bandar is running the Saudi promotion of violent neo-Salafi terrorists. After the U.S. Department of Justice investigated Prince Bandar’s role in the Al Yamamah scandal under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and after a U.S. court temporarily froze $160 million in Bandar’s assets in the United States, the Saudi Prince has become virulently anti-American, according to the source. (5) – emphasis added
Western media ignore Saudi unrests: Hisham TillawiPressTVGlobalNews– November 28, 2012
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(4) Immutable Golden Laws by Jim Willie , http://www.financialsense.com, November 27, 2012
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