Saudi Arabia, Mohammad Bin Salman, Jamal Kashogi discussed on Rush Limbaugh
Of things for over a week and UPS hasn't moved them from the custom center over in Shanghai. And I'm getting kicked off about it. That's why I keep looking at the phone. I keep waiting for movement from UPS, and it's been over there for a week. I guess I sometimes I get obsessed with this stuff. I'll get an alert when there's any changes the deliveries app. It's a great app. Don't don't get confused. My beef is with UPS. I know this stuff is lost. That's what it is. And it just trying to cover up for it. Anyway, you people are observant out there. I got another E mail rush. Could you explain to me this journalists named kashogi? Let me it's kashogi and I'll be. If you. I'll be glad to tell you what I know about this. And it is it is somewhat is what fascinates name is Jamal kashogi that the president of the United States involved in this. Now, Trump is being openly asked about it. And it has to do in many ways with with our newfound relationship is Saudi Arabia based on the fact, we no longer depend on them for oil. Now, Jamaica Shoghi is Saudi I don't know if he's related to Adnan kashogi common kashogi is as a Saudi Arabia name. Adnan kashogi was a famous arms runner made famous as a celebrity by. Lifestyles of the rich and famous, but the guy was an arms merchant. He was an arm's dealer, and that's the source of his wealth. It was just made to look like a jet setting party animal by Robin Leach. So whether whether jamarcus Shoghi is related to him, and I couldn't even find out just habit. Jamal Khashoggi is a critic. Of Mohammed bin Salman, Mohammad bin Salman is the crown prince in Saudi Arabia. His father is the king king. Solomon. He is the brother of the late deceased king King, Abdullah, their father grandfather started the house of Saud. They are the Royal family. The crown prince the each of these guys have many sons, there are constant battles for power within the Royal family. The crown prince is the chosen son is the air. Now Mohammed bin Salman is not the oldest son of king, salmon, but he has been designated the crown prince, meaning he will be the next king as such Mohammed bin Salman has been trying theoretically to reform the so the Saudi economy and to take it away from being strictly petrol and oil focused. Because the world is expanding in ways that the Saudis are not involved in one of the things that Mohammed bin Salman has been doing has been traveling the world and making friends in the United States. He spent a lotta time in Silicon Valley he's gotten to know, he's wined and dined the Google guys. He's wined and dined the Facebook guys spent a lotta time at apple he wants to build a brand new city out of nothing in Saudi Arabia and make it a tech center. He's thirty two. If he takes off the Arab garb, he looks just like your average run to the middle guy. Fairly attractive short little stocky. But he represents if he's being truthful major reforms he is the guy who has opened up driving to Saudi women. He is the guy who wants to relax. All kinds of cultural rules on on Saudi women and opened up speech to them. Open up being able to drive go places on their own without male accompaniment is made him quite controversial. He also last summer not this past last night. It was this past summer. He arrested the elite of the elite of Saudi wealth some of them even among the Royal family and took over the Ritz Carlton hotel in Riyadh and that became a giant jail. He put all these guys in jail demanding a certain percentage of their wealth on the basis, they had stolen it. Due to corruption and connections. And so he's made a lot of enemies. Well, Jamal kashogi has as a journalist doesn't by any of this and has been running around openly criticizing Mohammed bin Salman. Even running stories suggesting that Mohammed bin Salman father. The king has grown so upset with his son. The crown prince that he's taking toys and power away from it. This reportedly has not set well with the crown prince, Mohammad bin Salman. Despite the reforms in Saudi Arabia. You still don't get to run around and criticize the government and keep your head. You don't get to run around and criticize the government and keep your knees. For example. Jamal kashogi wanted to get married. He had to get a wedding, marriage license. He was in Turkey. In order to do that. By the end before the he had supposedly had been targeted by the crown prince, and and others in the Saudi Royal family because of his open criticism of these reforms and other things. So he goes into the Saudi consulate or embassy in Istanbul. And hasn't been seen since. He went in to get a marriage license. He was wearing get this. He's wearing an apple watch his iphone. That was connected to the watch was outside in the car with his fiance who was outside waiting on him to get his marriage license and come back out, and they go off and live happily ever after at the same time Jamal kashogi. Shows up at the Saudi embassy or consulate Istanbul. Fifteen ma'am menacing type guys from Saudi Arabia arrive on the same day. They are seen entering the same. So Saudi consulate or embassy they are seeing leaving a few hours after they arrive Jamal kashogi has not been seen since the theory is that he was killed and murdered and beheaded and disfigured dismembered and taken out of there in various diplomatic pouches. And we'll never be seen again. This is why the president and others are being urged to get involved to find out what happened because we have an allied relationship with Saudis, a we cannot tolerate this. If this is how the Saudis are going to treat their journalists. Now, the relationship we have Saudi Arabia always has been very little leverage. They've got oil. We didn't have as much as we needed. We needed to buy shares. We needed him to stay friends. We needed them to have. Open ended relationship with us as such we treated them with kid gloves. We protected them. They let us build a base air force base. We've protected them. It was kind of a mutual back scratch relationship. But now it's changed because we don't need Saudi oil. We have become the largest producer, thanks to fracking a fossil fuels in the world. And we have reserves that go beyond what even the Saudis have this is not been widely reported. But it's true. And so the pressure is now on to not kowtow to the Saudis to find out what happened here to this journalist, Jamal kashogi. And if in fact, he ends up having been murdered and dismembered and then disposed of in various diplomatic pouches. It would not look good for Mohammed bin Salman who really is he's he's got the world convinced that he's trying to reform the the Saudi Arabia and all there's another fundamental the Saudi. Saudi Arabian society has been governed by hub ISM, which is a very extremist terrorist, inspiring strain of Islam. And by decree. The Royal family in Saudi Arabia is in charge of Islam. So it was with the apparent endorsement of Wahabism that the Saudi Royal family existed. They run mecca for example, the annual pilgrimage well Mohammed bin Salman, thirty two years old crown prince is attempting as part of his reforms. To distance Saudi Arabia and the Royal family from wa hob ISM from militant virulent terrorist, inspiring Islam. This has many other people upset these are the kinds of reforms that you never really expect to see in took talent -tarian and autocratic. Countries like this. But he's a millennial. And it's it's just the case that as generations, come and go there's always going to be generation coming up that will at some point refused to accept the circumstances. The traditions of its parents and grandparents and he may represent that generation of Saudi Arabia. But there are a lot of people rebelling against the don't want women to be able to drive you don't want women to be able to, you know, associate go to the movies or knitting clubs whatever they do. They don't really want to be able to do that. Without they don't want the male position to be weakened whatsoever. And he didn't win any friends when he gathered all of the corrupt wealthy tycoons and took over half of their wealth under the premise that they're gains were ill gotten. He's made a lot of enemies, but he's made a lot of friends to in the United States and in the UK. You made a lot of friends because building this big brand new city, which is supposed to be a tech marvel has made him the darling of Google guys. The darling of Silicon Valley if you will. So here comes this journalist who was openly critical of bin Salman, his nickname is m B S Mohammed bin Salman. And now this guy that journalist is dead, and it has geopolitical implications, depending on the fate of this journalist, and if he's dead who's responsible for it. Ambuhl Hamad bin Salman has a lot riding on this. And so does the king his father, which many people thought was strange that his father was just sitting by letting you some do all this thirty two year old son, not a sixty year old something not a fifty but a thirty two year old son doing all this, which is reshaping the whole kingdom. So from all of that. I mean, it's it's somewhat fascinating. And interesting to me. But the death of a journalist is now. Caused a renewed focus on all of this. And what it may mean. That's why what happened to Jamaica Shoghi has people interested. We'll be back. Don't go away. You're listening.