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Iran’s president blames Israel for killing nuclear scientist and vows to respond at the ‘right time’
"Joe biden could be facing a crisis in iran when he takes office the runs top. Nuclear scientists was killed. Daytime ambush friday. The scientists was considered the architect of iran's secret nuclear program that was halted in two thousand three while. Nbc news has not independently confirmed details surrounding his death. Iran's foreign minister has implicated israel in the attack but israel has not commented on the allegations. Join me now now. You're a hawk former state. Department senior adviser and host of sirius. Xm that global experience treat a policy of the quincy institute for responsibility in statecraft and author of losing it. Enemy and colonel lawrence wilkerson former chief of staff for secretary of state colin powell. So i'd like to start with you. Treat it what exactly is happening right now. What are we hearing. Well the latest is happening. Is that the iranian president. I've come out with a statement. Essentially saying that iran is not going to walk into what he called a trap by israelis to escalate and and create a war because that is in his assessment with the israelis wants But it is not clear if that is the view of other elements inside the country. Some of this debate is starting to be taking place in public in which the argument that is made by the other side is that these assassinations continued to take place precisely because in their view the iranians have not responded harshly enough to previous attacks and the only way of preventing future. Attacks is to respond harshly. This one if that happens however than there is a very significant risk for a major esscalation potentially war which according to ruhani is what the Always looking for curl wilkerson. How unusual would it be for the notes to have not been informed of this. Do you believe that the white house knew that this was going to happen. It would be extremely unusual. Maria theresa I have to believe that was informed Trump's whole effort now seems to be to be foul the recent election. So i don't think he's very attentive to but my peyot at sectors state is and i'll remind your viewers of what's up their defense robert gates Now my chancellor. William and mary that the saudis are willing to fight the iranians for the last dead american. And i would add bb netanyahu too much in yahoo in that. I think that's what we're looking at here. They want as a major outcome. A war as a middle ground outcomes they want a bombing campaign by the us against toronto nuclear facilities and as a minimum amount They want to foreclose any possibility of the new president. Joe biden reentering the joint comprehensive plan of action the nuclear agreement with iran and. It looks like they're well on that road to success to follow up on that. Because i think the what the colonel stating is quite implicates the perhaps the role of the white house in this we know that any who has been a very strong ally of donald trump donald trump has been very clear that he is an ally of israel but also want also was the one that was responsible for pulling us out of the nuclear deal with iran. And the idea that we're hearing possibly is that donald trump perhaps did this. No had israelis did this informing donald trump. But also is this netanyahu's attempt to do something under this current administration that he knows me not able to do with a biden administration will the binding administration has certainly picked up a where. The obama administration left off in terms of wanting to return to diplomacy and use the tools of diplomacy to box in bad actors. If we rewind we know. The iran nuclear deal was less about iran's as a terrorist nation and more about eliminating the ability for iran to get a nuclear weapon. That yahoo was opposed of the saudis. Were closed. But this was a coordinated effort between european countries including russia and the united states with the united states. Pulling out that really opened the door. Before is israel and the saudis to look to other avenues to influence the united states. You also had with trump national security adviser john bolton who was in iran war hawk and so some of that still remains netanyahu just last week was meeting and talking with mohammed bin salman the crown prince of saudi arabia. So they're looking at a ticking time clock of being able to behave in ways in which the international at least the united states will not be speaking up. An opposing their efforts so That's the key thing is how much can they. Box in. A biden's options By engaging the united states under a trump administration or while trump is still commander in chiefs treatise of the. Us has done officially commented on what occurred. What is your take when this idea that. Perhaps the trying to do is box in the president elect wyden. I think that's absolutely correct than i think it's also correct would counter wilkerson said that There was probably some sort of implicit green light from the trump administration for netanyahu. Go forward with this. However it's also important to recognize that. Netanyahu must also have calculated that biden. Probably does not have the political will to inflict impose a cost netanyahu if he does these things to box in biden and i think it is up to the biden administration to prove netanyahu wrong. Because i doubt that netanyahu would have gone down this path unless he felt that it was pretty much cost fee from him not just from trump but also from biden
All-virtual G20 summit opens with Saudi Arabia as host
"Tested positive President Trump, Meanwhile, adjoining leaders from some of the world's largest economies for this weekend's G 20 summit, Saudi Arabia hosting this year's event, But NPR's Jackie Northam reports it's being held virtually because of the covert crisis. The G 20 summit was to have been an opportunity for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to present himself as a world leader. But human rights groups are urging heads of state to boycott the virtual event. Sanjeev Berry was freedom forward, says the Saudi monarchy is trying to use the summit to gloss over its human rights record. And the reality The matter is there's there's no amount of international publicity that is going to help the Saudi monarchy dig itself out of the hole that it's put itself in. Saudi organizer's say there will be serious discussions about the covert pandemic, the environment and the global economy during the virtual summit. Jackie
Jamal Khashoggi's family sue Saudi Crown Prince in U.S.
"Finally, a federal lawsuit accusing Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of personally ordering the brutal execution in order to silence the high profile government critic. Saudi officials maintain the death was a tragic accident and sentenced eight people to jail. This is Kimberly lease for Peeta.
Jamal Khashoggi's Fiancee Sues Saudi Crown Prince Over Journalist's Killing
"As Crown Prince and two dozen other Saudi nationals kidnapped, drugged and killed Kasogi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two years ago this month. This is the first civil lawsuit in the US regarding cash judges, killing NPR's Jackie Northam reports. The complaint filed in a U. S District court in Washington, alleges that Saudi Arabia is Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing because he considered Jamal Cashew cheese worked to promote democracy in the Middle East on existential threat. It was filed by dawn, the democracy organization that could shock she started And by her teacher, Jenga is his fiancee. The suit names her Coke. She's widow. It says they were finalizing their civil marriage when he was killed. Jenga spoke by videoconference. Gemma's voice Wass too powerful to straightening and saw they decided they must silence him permanently, Attorney Keys, Harper told the video conference. The lawsuit has two goals. Accountability for cash Augie's murder and obtaining more information documents and recordings from the U. S and Saudi Arabia through Discovery. Harper says U. S courts have jurisdiction for the lawsuit because the trap for cash O G was set by officials at the Saudi Embassy in Washington, D. C. He was informed repeatedly. That he could not obtain a certificate of marriage eligibility. He needed to confirm this civil marriage, miss changes in the US and would have to travel to Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, and in this temple as we all know. The defendant abducted and murdered him. The Saudi Embassy did not respond to requests for comment by air time Thie Kingdom did convict eight nationals for cash Augie's murder in a closed trial. Jackie Northam. NPR NEWS Washington
Activists seek justice on anniversary of Khashoggi killing
"On the second anniversary of the brutal killing a Washington post columnist and Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi activist remember his name and call for justice dozens of activists gathered at a monument erected in facilities on a near the Saudi consulate building and denounce the killing which had cost a shadow over the reputation of crown prince Mohammed bin Salman they also condemned as theatrical a court case in Saudi Arabia that rights groups have said failed to punish senior officials or anyone suspected of ordering the killing I'm Charles the last month
Trump and Biden's Diverging Visions for American Foreign Policy
"In our ongoing election coverage were taking a deep look at how president trump and democratic. Presidential nominee Joe Biden differ on major policy issues. Today, we're going examine foreign affairs mark. Stewart spoke with the journals national, security reporter Warren Strobel. A lot of attention in recent days to the Middle East obviously president trump is touting success with peace accords with Israel. Let's talk about the trump approach versus the biden approach. Yeah I mean in the waning weeks of the campaign here Mr Trump has secured really historic agreements from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to make peace with Israel and recognize it diplomatically big achievement. No. Matter how you count it. I think most people would agree but there are fundamental differences between the Republican Democratic candidates particularly when it comes to Saudi Arabia Mr Biden has said that he would review relations with Saudi Arabia, which is probably the most important US ally in the Middle East that he would consider stopping arms sales he's been very critical of their killing of the journalist dissident. Jamal Kashogi Mr Trump on the other hand has declined to put pressure on Saudi Arabia. Really. In any significant way he sort of dismissed defining by the CIA that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman probably ordered the killing of Mr. Kashogi and he has vetoed congressional moves to limit arms sales to Riyadh. Saudi Arabia obviously issues in the Middle East but also Iran. Let's talk about the different approaches there. Yeah. Here again, that's quite a stark difference Mr Trump. Two thousand seventeen withdrew from the Iran nuclear accord known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on. He has launched a campaign of maximum pressure designed to limit Iran's ability to cause trouble in the region and try to force it back into talks. He's also by the way in recent days Mr Trump has said get reelected around will come to the table and we can make a deal real quickly. Mr Biden has said he would go back into the nuclear agreement. He would get the United States back into that agreement if Iran also returns to compliance. So again, Joe Biden is tough on Iran but he is much more. I think looking at diplomatic track to try and halt their nuclear program. Another region of interest is certainly Europe. Obviously there are economic issues, their political as well as military issues. When we look at Europe, how big of a role does the relationship with NATO play in this discussion? You know I think it plays a significant role. NATO's the probably the most important and one of the longest standing alliances that the United States has. Important economically in terms of the trade between the United States and Europe, and important strategically given its role in sort of countering Russia Russia intervention in places like Ukraine Belarus. Again there's differences here though Mr Trump has been pretty critical of NATO. He demanded that all the countries live up to. A promise they made to spend two percent of their GDP. Self. Defense, and there have been rumors that he might withdraw from NATO entirely or want to. This is Chris from Mr Biden who again stressing the importance of good alliances with Europe and other parts of the world. You. Briefly mentioned Russia, where are the distinctions in viewpoint and policy between the two candidates? That's a good question. I think the trump administration has been in terms of my reporting and analysis sort of a weird bee's when it comes to Russia Mr Trump himself. No has been quite friendly with and trying to strike a good relationship with Vladimir Putin, but the people in the middle and. Upper levels of US government agencies are taking much more dim view, Mr Putin, and actually you know the US has done a lot of sanctions and other actions against Putin during Mr Trump's terms. So there's sort of a kind of a bipolar aspect to his administration's dealings with Russia Mr. Biden. I think has been more critical. Putin personally and has said he would stand up to Mr Putin on things such as election interference the Russian incursion into Ukraine and other things like that.
Trial of 20 Saudis in Jamal Khashoggi Killing Opens in Turkey
"Turkish court has opened the trial in absentia of two former aides of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and 18 other Saudis over the 2018 killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Kasogi. Circus prosecutors a seeking life prison terms for the defendants, who have all left Turkey. Saudi Arabia has rejected Turkish demands for the suspects extradition and put some of them on trial in the kingdom. The proceedings have been widely criticised as a whitewash with Jamal CAS showed his family later announcing they've forgiven his killers. The trial in Turkey will be closely watched for possible new information. Including the whereabouts of the late columnists remains
Turkey: Saudi suspects tried in absentia for Khashoggi death
"He's called this opened the trial in absentia of two former aides of Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman and eighteen other sound the nationals over the twenty eighteen killing a Washington post columnist Jamal Khashoggi Turkish prosecutors are seeking life prison terms for the defendants who have all left Turkey Saudi Arabia has rejected Turkey's demands for the suspect's extradition and put some of them on trial in the kingdom the proceedings have been widely criticized as a whitewash with Jamal Khashoggi is family later announcing they've forgiven his killers the trial in Turkey will be closely watched for possible new information including the whereabouts of the late columnist remains I'm Charles the last month
20 Khashoggi murder suspects on trial in Turkey in absentia
"A court in Turkey has begun the trial in absentia off 20 Saudi Arabian nationals accused of the murder of the Saudi journalists. Jamal Khashoggi. A vocal critic of Saudi Arabia is Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two years ago. The BBC Shoddy Alka chief, is there You're in Turkey. There's two ideas. The 1st 1 thinking that this is a simple IQ trial coming when there is no more evidence, and those whose child in this case is not in Turkey, and the body ofthe German did not found yet, but the other part looking for it as a political trials, where the relationship between Riyadh on Ankara is very bad, and also they think that maybe Turkey needs to send a message. To Saudi Arabia. Maybe this will push this case forward and push for Arial toe cooperate in the investigation.
Pompeo says he didn't know fired IG was investigating him
"Once again today. Mike pompeo refused to say why he requested the firing of State Department inspector. General Steve Levick. Who was conducting multiple investigations involving secretary of state? Mike Pompeo that includes Mike pompeo's use of a federal employees at least one federal employees for personal errands and Mike Pompeo's approval of an arm sale to Saudi Arabia. But today Mike Pompeo claimed he has no idea what investigations the inspector general has been working on. Mike pompeo knew about at least one of those investigations because Mike Pompeo refused to be interviewed for one of them and instead submitted written answers about the arms sales to Saudi Arabia. Nbc News reports that Mike Pompeo held two dozen elite dinners at the expense of taxpayers attended by influential Republican Party. Figures and leaders. Who would be likely contributors to a POMPEO presidential campaign in twenty twenty. Four Jars Cussin' now is Ben Rhodes former deputy national security advisor to President Obama. He is an MSNBC political analyst of been the A we have a secretary of state recommending requesting the firing of the Inspector General in his department who is investigating the Secretary of state and you have a present the United States who is trying to affect that firing claiming he has no idea what it's about. Yeah I mean it's truly extraordinary. Lawrence in the common thread is speaker. Pelosi alluded to is. They don't like anybody looking into what they're doing. They don't like Congress investigating napping oversight. They certainly don't like independent Specter's general looking what they're doing. There's an irony in this lawrence as well. Mike Pompeo was one of the leaders in the Republican Party in Congress who spent Literally Years Investigating Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server when she was secretary of State. Now we know of multiple potential wrongdoing Mike Pompeo the use of State Department resources for his personal political interests as well as perhaps flouting the laws and protocols without arm sales go forward and moving forward with significant transfers of weapons to Saudi Arabia. So there's a lot that the American people deserve to know and trump in Pompeii or doing whatever they can to prevent them from knowing how their tax dollars are being spent There are reports indicating that there were senior department officials who were advising the secretary of state not to use an emergency waiver for those arms sales to Saudi Arabia and go through the normal process of consultation with Congress That seems to be a certainly in in in in policy terms and in effect the most serious of these investigations that were aware of its very serious lawrence and you already situation where Congress has voted multiple times to prevent the United States from continuing to support a warn Yemen lead by Saudi Arabia that has killed tens of thousands of people in that has failed to achieve any of its objectives and that is in support of a Saudi crown prince who brutally murdered a Washington Post journalists. This emergency declaration doesn't make any sense Lawrence. It doesn't hold up because the situation in Yemen has basically been the same for several years. Nothing is different this year than was the case last during the year before. And what it seems to me is the way these arms sales move forward is the State Department has to license him and then they have to notify them to Congress and Mike Pompeo just decided he didn't want to go through the normal protocols which are in. Us Lockyer up so this is a separation of powers issue a constitutional issue and it also raises questions once again learns as to why this administration is always eager to do the bidding of Saudi Arabia despite all the very real concerns that we should have about the conduct of both the warned Yemen and the nature of Mohammed bin Salman. And but I want to get your reaction to the reports we have about these dinners paid for by the taxpayer which clearly have a political intent in them. An clear possible future campaign intent in them. Well there's
Saudi Arabia Declares Cease-Fire in Yemen, Citing Fears of Coronavirus
"Now they can be few countries in the world less well equipped to deal with a corona virus outbreak than Yemen years of civil war and outbreaks of other diseases have left it with a devastated infrastructure food shortages and few functioning medical facilities in that context we now have the unilateral Saudi announcement of a two week cease fire that started a few hours ago it says to supports the efforts towards combating the spread of the virus so is this a glimmer of hope for the people caught up in the conflict Hisham al may see is a Yemeni analyst currently outside of the country it's a very welcome move to be honest I mean a lot of people on the ground have been calling for a cease fire for a while now after hearing of the corona virus pandemic and fears that it might keep him and and it's going to basically devastate the population because we don't have health care to begin with but the the thing is that people are skeptical because over the past few weeks there's been if men uptick in fighting and they're not sure if the fighting factions within her to this he's from and currently this is a unilateral announcement of a ceasefire how likely is it that it will be reciprocated by the who sees what is the thing that was announced it was unilateral but it comes on the heels of local factions calling for a cease fire for the past two weeks so it was sort of like a reaction or response and deputies have welcomed it the government has welcomed it but the thing is that in the past forty eight hours the Yemeni government has been pushing fiercely and several strategic positions in Yemen and it's going to be quite the challenge to de escalate and does them does fry fighting fronts what would well let's talk then about the the the challenges ahead in terms of de escalation because about that requires at least a reminder all of the complications of this war over the last five years just outline for us the key players and how complicated it it is going to be to de escalate the thing is that that there's no two sides to this war as it's portrayed in the media the fact that the reality on the ground is that their multiple factions and there for several areas that they're fighting in Yemen in the past few days there's been an uptick in fighting with the Hokies taking over new areas and the government are pushing back to liberate them what do you make of it has made advances are quite significant advances in the past twenty four hours so it's going to be quite the challenge to convince the Yemeni government to de escalate at this very moment they might slow down a bit but it's it's designed to be a cease fire total ceasefire the next twenty four hours to forty eight hours I'm given given the fear over the corona virus itself how much has that taken hold in Yemen I mean how how much of an incident is that all of the code nineteen what so far there are no registered cases in Yemen they're not in the north not in the south but people in Yemen and in the fighting factions having witnessed how it devastated to every other country and realizing the limited capacity that we have in Yemen they realize we actually need peace we need at least a temporary cease fire in order to prepare for a possible outbreak so on the one hand there is a desire even amongst the the myriad of factions that peace is required if this virus does take hold in Yemen but on the other hand there is also you could argue just the the habits of five years of continuing this wall exactly there's a there's a propensity for cease fires not to last for about two weeks three weeks in the past and from the pacifiers that'll last for long but the thing is that now we could actually capitalize on the culture pandemic of the crises that the silver lining here is that this is going to bring all the factions to the table where they would coordinate a response to the call to conduct in depth through chat table trust building measures could happen there and they could start working together and that could pave the road to some sort of negotiations to build up a road map if you will for a long term peace the the the critical word that you used in that also was trust they really hasn't been a great deal of that to date so that's very true the thing is that the various factions don't trust each other old to the point that it became nearly impossible to bring them to the same table and this is been very much a war that is Mohammed bin Salman's war he was the defense minister when the war began and there has been a huge amount of money and investment in this war why is it that you think that that the Saudis and the Gulf allies have not been able to subjugate the who sees the thing is that Japanese game is very complicated damn it's actually a Yemeni war to begin with but the roots of this concert school way back to almost thirty years this is a power struggle between multiple factions such as between the parties and the government of the thirties in the seventies with between Yemenis themselves and dabbed people from outside the region and within the region as well they got involved in a Yemeni conflict you're going to get any conflict and if we as Yemenis don't strike a deal with among some selves it's gonna continue forever and how likely do you think that is how hopeful are you about the ceasefire here's the thing we're not left with much in Yemen but hope we've been trying to do this for the past five years we've had several initiatives we have had several peace meetings in Geneva and in Kuwait and deb we've made some progress but it always falls apart but we cannot give the hope we cannot give up we need to continue doing this and right now because everybody's scared was the culprit that does not discriminate and it's going to hit us equally all the factions and it's going to devastate the country there is that sense of responsibility what everybody needs to make some sacrifices but they need to compromise for the greater good so I'm hopeful I was Hisham al MACA Yemeni
"mohammed bin salman" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)
"She determined that there was quote credible evidence of high level Saudi officials individual liability including the crown prince. Thank you for joining us. No no thank you for being mean very pleased. I wanted to start by asking you to describe how the decision was made. Have you investigate the murder of Damascus? Oji so as we know Jamal. Khashoggi was murdered on October. Second even the we knew about it on a few days later To Out October and November. I focused mostly on advocating for an international investigation into the killing of Jamal. Cashew guy did that. We are the special rapporteurs the United Nation. And we've issued a an op-ed with the Washington Post Dog Ewing Y and international investigation was required that proved to be unsuccessful as we know and by the beginning of December I got a sense that the United Nation as with the rest of the world was actually prepared to move on and to turn the page way. Let's pause you for a moment. One of you explain to us what the role of the special repertory is sure. So special. Reporters are independent expert. They are appointed by the UN. And by this I mean at the member state of the UN the small version of the General Assembly that is based injury. Violence is called the Human Rights Council. So the Human Rights Council appoints Special Rapporteur we are appointed. We's mandate minus. I'll be true. Killings that mandate is derived former ISIL. Yutian that are adopted by the Human Rights Council and General Assembly and we are appointed for I three years renewable once so must've US remaining position for six years. We are independent which means that we do not act upon the order of the UN we are supposed to act impartially and independently from all member states including our own country of origin of course in the context of our work we can implement if so we wish decisions of home the United Nations so we can support United Nations in their various activities. But whenever we do that we also keep our full independence from the UN. And when you mentioned October second we are talking about twenty eighteen. When did you first learn of the murder almost immediately? I think you know Jamal was now. We know killed around three o clock or so local time in eastern by six. Oh seven. Pm. There were Joel Nationalist in front of the consulate demanding that he be released because at that point almost everyone thought that he had been disappeared inside. The concert and the news became international quickly because of my personal network since I work on freedom of expression I was informed of these alleged disappearance in the consulate. Almost immediately that same evening and with my colleagues a special report on freedom of Expression David Cape started following up the issue very closely and when finally we understood he had been killed. We moved on to demand an international investigation within two weeks staff and what was Saudi Arabia's position on the idea that sort of investigation look first of all. Saudi Arabia denied that Jama cashew guy had been murdered as we knew he was killed on the second of October. And it's only on the nineteenth of October that the chief prosecutor admitted that Johnny Cash Chaghi had been killed in the consulate. I should point out though that on the fifteen of October four days before that United States President Donald Trump tweeted that yet spoken to the crown prince who had originally according to the tweet denied knowledge of whatever happened to Mr Kashogi but in the same breath of tweet. Donald Trump said at some point. I don't want to get into his mind but it sounded to me like maybe this could have been rogue kilos. Who knows so my suspicion when I read. Donald Trump tweet is that on the fifteenth of October. It may be that both eat and the crown prince certainly discussed the killing of Jamaica Chaghi and that at this point the crown prince may have admitted that he had been killed. Also e- Continue to deny knowledge and I should also say that in those tweets donald trump mention rogue kilos which became then let on the main fury pushed forward the Saudi authorities. I could not find any reference to rogue kilos before the tweet by Donald Trump. So did you think those tweets than had an impact on both international impression and also messing around. That's my impression now. I do not know who of to may have mentioned wrote kilos. What is clear? Is that until the fifteen of October. Nobody else at mention row kilos. And that the first mention of the notion that the killings could have been conducted by so-called rogue kilos that was made by the US President own. The fifteenth of October and became letter on one of the main tessies advocated by the Crown Prince. So when does your investigation actually begin? So by the beginning of the middle of December it became increasingly clear to me that neither the UN nor the vast majority of member state at any interest in pursuing the matter. And that in all likely would we be witnessing another whitewash so by the middle of December. I also returned to my mandate and started looking at whether or not under the terms of my mended. I could undertake that investigation. I suspected that could but I decided to do that much more carefully. So I spend quite a lot of time. Reading to the history of my mandate and terms of the various resolutions adopted by the UN related to mandate and more generally special reporters and that research led me to conclude that as a United Nations special reporter. I could undertake that investigation into a single killing of a journalist There was no reason why I could not do that. Under the terms of my mandate so then proceeded to inform the UN by the end of December. That I intended to proceed with this investigation. So let me just reiterate what you've just said the UN didn't actually ask you to go about doing this. But you set about an undertaking understanding that through the mandate of being special rapporteur which is a sort of external part of the UN. You could launch this investigation on your own based on what you've seen absolutely. I was not appointed by the UN to conduct this inquiry. I would have preferred to be on but it was clear to me. Based on the terms of my mandate and on the statutory basis for the existence of special rapporteurs that I could undertake this investigation and that they will no reason why any member states could oppose me doing so. Did you get pushback from member states? I did get pushback from within the UN and for member state absolutely and were you actively discouraged through emails through voice. Has I was discouraged. depends what you mean actively but yes. I faced a fair amount of opposition. I will say toe out the investigation now. A lot of the opposition from within the system was Mosley making it more difficult for me to proceed with what I wanted to do. And by member studio position was political so as we know. Saudi Arabia was absolutely against my investigation and they made it clear that they will not supported in any ways. Although states mentioned to me that they could not assist me even though I watched them for some support So you know form. The member state standpoint there was a number of them did not react and a few of them opposed it home within the United Nations System The the opposition was expressed to an administrative fashion. So how did you go about launching the investigation? Then okay so from the first two weeks of January there were mostly exchanges between myself and various active within the UN system. Some of which were getting pretty tense but ultimately the U. N. Was absolutely no way to oppose my decision because my position was sound and the U. N. Meaning the UN Office of the High Commissioner admitted that from the start that I add the right coalition mark to undertake this investigation so the exchanges between the beginning of January and mostly the Leslie the third week of January with often tense and focused on. I should proceed whether it was a good idea with which is the coin of opposition. I was getting to you really sing. You should do that. There are so many other killings is it's tragic to do that this kind of statement that are meant to undermine your confidence that I got to lot. Maybe a bit more aggressive at times eventually however. I insisted that I wanted my decision to proceed to.
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, backed by the king, moves for absolute power
"It is easy to forget that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz. Al Sowed is not actually technically ruler of Saudi Arabia. That title belongs formerly to his elderly Father King Salman however since his appointment as crown prince in two thousand seventeen. It has been widely understood that. Nbs often known is the heir designate. Power behind the throne and at the age of thirty four very much the future of Saudi Arabia in this unofficial role mb has furnished considerable cause for concern he has overseen a terrible onslaught against Yemen and a blockade of Qatar. Neither of which appear to have accomplished much. He has interred dozens of his fellow royalty. For a time in a Ritz hotel and more or less kidnapped the prime minister of Lebanon perhaps most infamously. Nbs is widely supposed responsible for the murder of Washington. Post columnist. Jamal Khashoggi even by those standards. This week's palace intrigue in Riyadh is remarkable. Several members of the court appear to have been arrested at MBA's instruction including one of his uncles and one of his cousins dozens more army officers and civil servants are also reported to have been rounded up east this NBA swatting a coup. D'etat conducting one of his own. If he does manage to reach the throne when King Solomon's time comes. What does he want to do with it and is in BS? Perhaps not quite the Mariah Carey loving modernizer. He would have us believe. This is the foreign desk when you bring in Mariah Carey and all these singers and pay them views amount of money but you do not have an any universities anyplace to learn music. There is no department in any Saudi university to learn. Play ride to a drama making this these other forms that you should look for. And whether this massive youth constituency what she has to some extent manage to bring behind him is still behind him in five years time because young people need to get jobs. They need to be able to get married. They can't subsistence promises forever. So I think Basch is going to be the key determinant his credibility rather than some of the things that I looked with more interested in the book. We must remember that. Donald Trump has given unequivocal support. D'amato Vince on who is heavily implicated in the killing of the journalist. Jamal Hasha he. Trump has had his back on that one and I think as as long as trump remains in power that this relationship will continue quite strongly. You're listening to the foreign desk. I'm Andrew Miller on today show. I'm joined by Ali Al Ahmed and Laura James Ali. Ahmed is a Saudi Scala. The Institute for Gulf Affairs joins us from Washington DC. Laura James is senior Middle East analyst at the Global Advisory Firm Oxford Analytica Ali. Al Start with you and I'll start with well it's not always an easy question to answer with Saudi Arabia's concerned which is the the pretty basic one of as far as we know what has been going on this week Mohammed bin Salman the heir apparent of King. Solomon who has a lot of political ambitions obviously has members of the ruling family who are his rivals and they do not want to see him become king if they would like to see him ousted some just by talking and some by plotting so what has happened is Hamad discernment is extremely insecure about that and he took measures to stop any attempt to remove him. We have two groups here those who are talking and then the sort of speaking ill of Like his uncle Ahmad but Abdelaziz who who thinks that he has better in terms of becoming king and you have his cousin especially the younger ones who rallied around the his main rival. Hamad bin naive to try to dislodge him for power by by force even and that is why we have seen these steps of arrest and monitoring hundreds of members on family who are eyeing the throne Laura to bring you in his they one fundamental thing looking behind this extraordinary shakespeare in intrigue. Is it a reasonable assumption that MBBS is trying to nail down his future in anticipation that King Mohammed who is eighty four years old and not in good health? Con- last forever. I think he's done really since he became Crown Princeton before has been based on that assumption. It's been about shoring up his position within the family and I think if when his father succeeded nobody would have predicted that he could have done it. This effectively. He is essentially unchallenged. Do we understand. If the differences between the rival factions are actually political or is this basically a more atavistic. Instinctual family feud. I'm not sure that you can draw the distinction very clearly in Saudi Arabia between family in politics the two very much Banda with each other. I would say one difference between Mohammed bin Salman. His rivals is that he thinks that the anyway food. Saudi Arabia is essentially for one person to be in clear charging for that person to him whereas some of the people who oppose him wants to get back to a more consensual style family managed rule and Schering of resources and consensus in enslave change whereas if a political as well family reasons bin Salman says no that model work for Saudi Arabia. Dunga all these possible to be clear on rich factions of the house of sowed supporting. Nbs this point. Does he actually have the numbers? I think? So the most important in Saudi government and the ruling. Saudi Arabia is not even the ruling family anymore. It was about power previously. The model like Laura speaking about the there were centers of power at King. Abdullah had the national guard was his own militia guns so he can force his His agenda and his position and so on the delayed crown prince was also minister of defense so he had the army under his control so he can push his agenda and most importantly then the ministry of the interior with late conference knife had the interior ministry. Which has the largest number of security personnel and across the country and so he can use that to push himself to the throne in all of these people reach the throne. Some some did some died before they they got to to become king now all of these powers the Army National Guard and the Interior Ministry has been gutted and removed. Everything that's powerful about. It has been moved to something called the State Security Agency and the control of bin Salman so our bin Salman controls all the military and security apparatus in the country. So who is his real challenge? No one they can speak. They can talk about. They cannot do very much. There are members of the family who want to see him out. This is not strange to the Saudi ruling family King Faysal was shot and killed by his own nephew. King Salad was overthrown by his brothers. And also there was an assassination attempt on his life after he was deposed and expelled. This is nothing new in the history of the family so I expect to see some harsh measures against some of those younger princess like Nawaf bin Ni- F- Who was arrested and Mohammed bin? Naif who is basically the boss the boss of this of this of these people because he has the best chance in rivaling Ahmed bin Salman let us remember. It was the Obama Administration C. i. a. A and Obama who brought Hamad Knife as the future king and gave him a lot of accolades And supported him and tell trump came and push 'em B. S. INSTEAD AND MR. I'm mad but was pushed out and he still. Mr Benign has a lot of support in Washington in day democratic side. So that was the fear that MBBS had Laura how much might MB S.'s? Stature in court or credibility in the court of being damaged by his own somewhat petulant impulsive behavior over the years whether that's launching this war in Yemen his involvement? In the murder of Jamal Khashoggi would there be a concern in the rest of the court that he might be quite the loose cannon concerns among some parts of the ruling family and very strong concerns internationally. I think there are two distinct issues. One is about foreign policy mistakes. And as you've said in terms of Yemen in terms of Qatar in terms of the confrontation with Iran and particularly in Lebanon. It seemed that. His foreign policy initiatives haven't worked very well. I think within the country that's less important like the Ritz Carlton and this latest. Crackdown are actually less important than the nuts and bolts of vision twenty thirty which is his transformation plan so Mohammed bin Salman has stepped forward and said we know we need to change. The oil is going to run out. We've got to move into a new era. Diversify the economy. Be ready for this. Get Jokes Young People Change Society? I need a huge amounts woods that intensive transforming the way in which Saudi Arabia
Saudi Royals arrested by Crown Prince
"I'm Anthony Davis the dramatic arrests of two leading Saudi royals followed discussions between the two men about using a procedural body led by one of them to block the accession to the throne of the Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman if the current monarch dies or becomes incapacitated three sources have confirmed the arrests of Prince Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz the sole remaining full brother of King Salman and the former Crown Prince Mohammad bin naive on Friday were ordered off the details of alleged conversations were passed to the royal court. The detention of the two men was directed by Mohammad Bin. Salman whom they are accused of trying to sideline through the allegiance council. A body established in two thousand seven to ensure a smooth transition of power should the king or crown prince. Die The council was instrumental in securing Mohammed. Bin Salman is crown prince in two thousand seventeen when he won thirty one out of thirty four votes ousting Muhammad bin naive from the line of succession and establishing himself as the country's de facto leader a role he has ruthlessly consolidated ever since Prince. Ahmed is believed to have been one of the three dissenters and has remained a critic of the young crown prince him and Mohammad bin Naive Thought to be facing treason charges an unknown number love other royals remain detained. Mohammed bin Salman has
Saudis' arrest of 2 princes called a warning to royal family
"Two senior Saudi princes are under arrest for not supporting crown prince Mohammed bin Salman according to sources close to Saudi Arabia's royal family the crown prince has been consolidating power with the support of his father the king one of the sources said the arrests of the king's younger brother in the king's nephew were meant as a warning shot there's been no official comment from Saudi
Roundup of Saudi Royals Expands With Detention of a 4th Prince
"A roundup of Saudi Royals has widened amid reports a fourth senior prince says been detained on orders from the crown prince a US official confirms to CBS news the detentions happen in a moment of economic crisis in the kingdom and appear to tighten the grip of power for crown prince Mohammed bin Salman also known as MBS he's acting as the de facto ruler of the kingdom due to his father's
Saudi Crown Prince's Top Royal Rivals Arrested in Apparent Power Consolidation
"Two senior Saudi Arabian princes have been arrested a U. S. official confirms to CBS news the dissensions happen in a moment of economic crisis in the kingdom and appeared to tighten the grip of power for crown prince Mohammed bin Salman also known as MBS he's acting as the de facto ruler of the kingdom due to his father's
Senior members of Saudi Royal family detained
"There are reports today at least two members of Saudi Arabia's royal family being arrested on charges of plotting to overthrow the country's current leaders and BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner says that would be a very big deal if confirmed this would be a significant move by Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince Mohammed bin Salman to consolidate his position comes up in a blouse he's one of the senior princes reportedly detained is one of the last surviving sons of the country's funda and widely respected amongst older members of the ruling family the other senior prince to taint Mohammed bin Nayef was next in line to the throne before he was suddenly replaced three years ago and there's been no official comment on those reports yet from the Saudi
Saudi Arabia: Two Members of Royal Family Are Arrested
"Reports they have at least two members of Saudi Arabia's royal family being arrested on charges of plotting to overthrow the country's current leaders BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner says that would be a very big deal if confirmed this would be a significant move by Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince Mohammed bin Salman to consolidate his position prince Albert been up close he's one of the senior princes reportedly detained is one of the last surviving sons of the country's funda and widely respected amongst older members of the ruling family the other senior prince to taint Mohammed bin Nayef was next in line to the throne before he was suddenly replaced three years ago and has been no official comment on the reports yet by Saudi
"mohammed bin salman" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press
"But you can still be to John's point real politic and believe our intelligence services, and that is the other dimension of this that is similar to how he's talked about flat. Amir Putin that is similar to how he's talked about. Mohammed bin Salman, which is that our intelligence services believed that Otto warmbier was taken intentionally and strategically because if you look at the timing of it, it was three days before Kim Jong UN was about to test a missile for the first time in three years. This is a well known tactic of the Koreans which is North Koreans, which is strategic hostage taking so count this. As yet another time where this president is not just trying to butter up, dictators and strongmen but doing it in defiance of our own intelligence. You know, presidencies take on the personalities of of the president always agree. There's nothing nothing inherently wrong with walking away from negotiation. I don't think that's a problem. But in this is gonna sound harsh. This is a presidency entirely, without empathy. I think there's what you're getting only because he he seems to be for all appearances person who was entirely without empathy. Whatever his strong, suit's or or weeks. He does not have the ability to. To feel personally and deeply the suffering of others. He never exhibits that and and I think that's Cohen was getting it in his testimony. And it's what comes across in moments like this North Korea. David Brooks today. That's basically that theme of his column. Didn't love Donald Trump when he was a kid anyway, that's all for today. Thank you for watching. We'll be back next week. Because if it's Sunday, it's meet the press. Hey, guys, Willie Geist here reminding you to check out the Sunday, sit down podcast on the latest episode. We revisit one of our favorites with Emily blunt. I chat with the actress about reprising the iconic role of Mary Poppins, and what it was like to work alongside her husband. John presents keys in last year's monster hit horror film, a quiet place. You can listen to that full conversation with Emily blunt right now on the Sunday, sit down podcasts get it for free. Wherever you download yours.
"mohammed bin salman" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Mohammed bin Salman is responsible for the murder of Jamal because shows you that is a strong statement. I think it speaks to the values that we hold their the rest of this resolution. Does I'm glad the Senate is speaking with one voice unanimously toward this end. I thank the leader for accommodating making this happening without that with before any senators in the chamber who wished to voter change your vote. See none. The results are fifty six days in forty one days. The resolution is agreed to as amended senators voted to recommend the US and its assistance to Saudi Arabia for the war in. In yemen. But it appears that it's unlikely the house will be willing willing to consider that house leaders have added a provision to an unrelated house rule that would make it more difficult for lawmakers there to call it up and Georgia police officer and a suspect our dad had happened Thursday night after a traffic. Stop led to a foot. Chase said just east of Atlanta. Dekalb county police chief James Conroy said at a news conference that the identified officer and suspect died at an Atlanta hospital from injuries sustained during the Thursday evening shooting. Police dog was also shot in the process. Don't forget, you can take us with you. Wherever you go. Download the talk stream live free mobile app. Breaking news on the way. But first a word from our sponsor ask yourself, if you built a van for your business, where would you start at the beginning, of course, with the people who invented the work van over one hundred years ago, Mercedes Benz, you give your new.
"mohammed bin salman" Discussed on Katie Couric
"If not hundreds of millions of dollars. And so when you look at all the actions that his campaign took to cozy up to Russia. It turns out Donald Trump had an ongoing financial motive to dry to do that the complicated question of collusion. And there really isn't. There's a lot of debate about what that word means. Is it requires motivation on both sides? I believe in what was the motivation of those around the president did they intend to solicit the political cooperation of Russia. With the sole intent of affecting the outcome of the action or or at various moments where they just kind of following their instinct to get dirt on an opponent or to do a business. What is it all at up to? And that's why Robert Muller very much wanted to sit down with President Trump because there's only one way to get to someone's motives at any moment. And that's to ask them. What were your motives? It may be in this case that it's the cover up like in Watergate more than the crime itself that nails the president in that lying about this obstructing Justice about this may ultimately be seen as the greater infractions here. Needless to say, you'll be doing a lot of dailies in two thousand nineteen about the Muller. And no one thought investigation would last through the end of the year. Let's move on to some of the other big names and big stories that really dominated the daily and headlines writ large over the last year. Mohammed bin Salman and Saudi Arabia, m b s I. Member seeing sort of a big PR campaign. He was kind of doing a dog and pony show on the new kind of ruler look at this guy. And suddenly, he is, you know, public enemy number one in many ways, why did it take so long for the United States and for the citizens of this country to really take a close look at sunny Arabia and our relationship with it. It's a great question. The this all goes back to Jared Kushner as a young pretty inexperienced advisor to the president striking up a relationship with Mohammed bin Salman because as we're now learning through leaked documents and investigations the Saudi Arabian leaders, especially NPS they understood that he was vulnerable that they could cozy up with. He didn't have a whole lot of baggage or deep history in the region, and they formed an alliance that ended up influencing the course of events in Saudi Arabia because once Jared, Kushner decide. Added to elevate Muhammed bin Salman in particular with a one on one meal with President Trump. Suddenly people back in Saudi Arabia. Understood. Oh, this guy he demand. He is a really good position here. And so that affected his trajectory back at home. We understand he is elevated to crown prince which is actively the day-to-day leader of Saudi Arabia, and he has the approval the perimeter of the White House. So he's sitting pretty and then a series of events happen that make us question. Why why did we do that? And that of course, was the assassination of democracy, this journalist who resided in the US, and it's had the secondary effect of focusing our attention on the US role in the war in Yemen. Which is a Saudi led campaign that President Obama signed off on President Trump continue. It's one of those things hasn't it? Yes, we weren't paying attention to any of this until this assassination. And then we will look back and tried to understand what Jared Kushner had done and where he had taken us, and why we have had such a cozy relationship with Saudi Arabia for many many years. It's a remarkable kind of moment in life history. When an event like this assassination forces everyone to reevaluate everything, including whether we should be involved in the war in Yemen. Whether we should be selling arms to Saudi Arabia for that war the role, it has vis-a-vis, Iran. Right. I mean, it seems like it's it opened up a huge geopolitical. Right. Affirms fright Yemen is the worst humanitarian catastrophe in the world right now. There are literally thousands and thousands of children who are dying needlessly starvation yourself Michael admitted that you hadn't really been paying attention to it..
"mohammed bin salman" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"K S F O. We're living in depressing political times, and you can play either side whichever side you're on you complain the other side, if you're a living you wanna commit suicide you say, it's it's Trump. And if you're conservative you say, it's because of Hillary Clinton and Obama and Mueller, you know, you can always blame somebody that's called scapegoating. But at the end of the day, it's you you have the power knocked them. I absolutely feel obligated to play something for you. As you know, Bama lost the presidency because he couldn't run again, or you probably would have won you lost it because wisely there were term limits imposed to prevent anyone from occupying this powerful position any longer than eight years, which is too long as far far as I am concerned. Perhaps. I haven't told you this before I I've long believed that there should be two presidents, and I believe that when you have a race like we just had the winner becomes president the one who comes in second mission become vice president and that we should have a split executive position. And the reason for it is that fifty percent of America would not feel alienated. So if Obama had Alabama one if we had a Republican vice president we on the other side wouldn't have felt locked out. And right now the hatred and the country is so high because fifty percent of the nation. Feels locked out of this government, white farmers legal fight against plans to give the Atlanta black South Africa. Pins without compensation is throughout by South Africa's high court there is no high court in Africa. There will be genocide of whites after the land deceased NATO Trump's right to be nervous NATO. Look who's talking the gastroenterologist there neyland I came back from the grave neyla came back from the grave fatso had a surgical thing done to them. They bypassed this got lost one hundred pounds, and he lost one hundred pounds at a decent part of himself. Whatever was decent than I mean lost during after the surgery now, that's all left all its left of Jerrold Nadler, he took one hundred pounds off with some gastric surgery. They took one hundred pounds off of him. He was to fifty shot or maybe a two seventy. I don't know what he is. They looks like a mean one fifty like a hyena now like one hundred and fifty shatter. He was a two seven oh lost one hundred pounds. Whatever was good in him was lost after the surgery all its leftism meanness in horror neyla, Trump's right to be nervous. So I know what you want me to do. It's friday. I read the bible already about beating us. So as at the posh shares I say that's during the days. If you read the whole passage for the liberals who don't understand the bible, you have to read the whole thing because there was once a liberal group called Plowshares, and it was about being sorted in. Plowshares sounds good. We would all like that. But if you read the entire piece for my Xay, it's about in the end of days people shall beat their sorts diplo shares. But since we are not in the end of days, but in the beginning of the end of the day as I say beat your ploughshares at the swords for what's coming next case move on. I'm feeling. Okay. It's you know around the holidays, I feel good. I'm opposite. Most of you who get depressed around holidays. I don't know. Why people get depressed? I think loneliness they empty their lives. Are they have no relatives to talk to them? They buy meaningless gifts. They put on the meaningless trees, they giving them meaningless. By and large. I don't mean all of you. But most of you, it's a very depressing time under the surface of jolly jolly, they're sad. Sad for most people accept the decent people. Probably enjoy it. I don't know anybody. I hear about let's see Democrats looked to force Donald Trump to release tax returns. Alaska with six point six magnitude earthquake. Inside the disturbing and deadly pumping trend. I don't know what that is. Just sounds dirty. Driver. Indicted for allegedly mowing down, grieving mom of MS thirteen victim. Okay. Pictures better days, Robert deniro and grace Hightower before they split. I don't understand why they're running that. Now, they got the what's this PR now about deniro and his wife before they what would appear agent be running that for showing them happy. What did he came up with that one? When you order to stay away from Chinese President High school band co-director charged with raping students sick. MB s and Vladimir Putin are quite Shamir G twenty summit. That's that's cute. You know when Bs don't you? Mohammed bin Salman, personal friend of yours. Grinning from ear Saudi. She's supposed to say Saudi not Saudi grinning media Saudi Crown prince, Mohammad bin Salman and Russian President Vladimir Putin exchange. The hardy high fiber handshake Friday at the g twenty summit. In argentina. So that's no good either to everyone in the media. They should stab each other. That would be better. But don't say Hello. Don know, stab each other. That's what they want eight nine thousand year old stone mass discovered in Israel, nothing say about that. Down to the horoscopes, and I'm flipping over to areas that's gonna happen to me today. This should be an extremely fortunate time few and whatever minor obstacles, you may encounter along the way you will find ways to handle them the planets are very much in your side now so show the world what you can do. I've been trying to do that like a long time. Then I fly down to people. I know. Wow. I don't send these the people, you know, which weird. Some of these things are so accurate is very odd. And they're written by a computer somewhere. How could these be accurate? It's just good writing. It's very good fortune cookies right after Chinese meal you open who doesn't open their fortune cookie. Don't you have like a bad feeling that if you don't open your going to bad luck? I don't eat that garbage. It's all the worst Lord that they put into a cookie, I don't even feed them to seagulls flush. I throw them. But I always looked at the fortune because I want my freight if I don't look at my fortune. I'm gonna curse my fortune. Stupid. I pardon me. What are you gonna do? There's a part of us. That's childish. I understand that. That's what keeps me going people me say that you're much like a child inside your child like not childish. Offshore tremblor, rattles. Anchorage area. Knock shot power rips up roads. All right. Well, the alarm bells went off we can have one here, California. My house could fall into the bad with what I have a boat next to my house. You know, what if it falls in teddy it, I would drown to death in cold water? Gecko said greed is good savage has guilt is good. Get create a whole character based on what I just said. I know this goes against the entire psychological establishment because they teach you guilt as bad. So if you don't like your mother, tell your mother to drop dead and never see her again, you know, that that's the modern way. In other words, don't learn to accommodate your mother because she certainly had no problems in a life which made it that way. You don't like your parents tell him to drop dead and never see them again. You have a child and you don't like your mother and father. They don't have to see your child. It's not there's it's yours. If it feels good do you don't like your parents, let him drop dead. That's the new way of psychology. That's the new world order. That's the new world order of the mind that is not directly related to the political. But there is some overlap here if I was doing a an essay on it. I can make the connections. But I don't have the time. This is talk radio, and as a person who knows how to communicate. Bold ideas quickly. That's as far as I'll go with it. Don't like your mother told you drop dead. Don't go to thanksgiving dinner with your mother. She makes you comfortable. You know, like your father because he's gruff don't see your father. Let him go to hell. I don't care if he dies. I don't care if they bury the old bum. What do I care about him? If it feels good do it. If it makes you uncomfortable. You don't have to do it. That's the new way on the why you miserable though, no relationship with your parents. You have no relationship with your parents. You have no relationship with your past certainly not with your religion. What's religion to you tonight? Here's a new one for you to show you the meltdown of America. Southwest Airlines apology Ajaz is after gate agent mocks five year old named ABCD. Now, I'm not making this up. Southwest Airlines was forced to issue a formal apology today after a woman said a gauge made fun of her five year old named ABC. The the mother a mother you hear this a mother. Everything's a mother today. The mother Tracy Redford says about the board a flight from John Wayne airport to El Paso and a gauge began to make fun of her doing her the gate agents started mocking my child's name laughing pointing at me, and my daughter in tech, talking other employees, Redford told TV station KABC turned around and said, hey, I can hear you if I can hear you. My daughter can to the five year old's name is pronounced ABC's city ABC city AB city. Blah, blah, blah, registered airline did not respond to fall complaint apology statement. Okay. So they're going to now on this some crackpot lawyer. And that's that rats things Cohen police guilty lying to congress, seventy hours of testimony. We know that. Nightmare before Christmas. We know that Mirko plane makes emergency landing in Germany. We don't care. Look at the Marco planes to us an iron cross on it. Wow. The Germans permit Merckel to have an iron cross on on German one. German Germanic one has an iron cross on it, isn't that a little on the does that offend certain people to fly around the plane with an iron cross on it. How's the communist like her destroyed our own nation? Get the fly around with an airplane as an iron cross on it. Suicides fifty year peak? This is what triggered me. Life expectancy falls further. Suicides fifty year peak overdoses record high. Okay, right. We're talking about that. And red laser Dutch Florin president's chest and face during White House speech. That's that's a fun. That's not true that it wasn't laser dots. It was the cameras going off. It was the Red Eye on the cameras against the bulletproof screen, but it makes a nice fear. There's so much hatred and so much negativity, and so much doubt and so much fear and so much Voller ability. What if one hundred million people at the same time said God bless God. What if in that moment you suspend all your? Superiority and your knowledge of the universe and knowledge of self which is of course, infinitely small and for one minute or one second you realize that you don't really know that much outside of your own world. Maybe not a navigate your business. Navigate your life. Could you have to? But what if you became vulnerable like a lobster? When they shed their shells. And they're completely naked until they grow a new one. Did you know that a lobster sheds their shells and a completely naked until they grow a new one? Did you know that? A lobster sheds its shell. And is completely naked until they grow a new shell. What does it have to do with you? What am I talking about? It can be anything. You wanna make it into? It's a great metaphor for humanity. And I think the simplest take home. Message would be that. Maybe we have to become vulnerable in order to grow at all. That if we're locked within our shells we become rigid. Is that we have rigor mortis. It's certainly become true that in our political world. Rigor mortis is set in both sides are fixed in their ways. Both sides are like stiff corpses emitting. Slight sounds such as I love Trump, or I hate Trump all day long Mueller and Trump this to me is the sound of a dying civilization to be stuck on such a thing. And I mean, I know where I stand on it. And I've told them enough where I have to say it again. I've written about it. I've talked about it. I know where my loyalties lie. I don't want to second guess me. But I think that there are so many more important topics for us to talk about which is what I what I tried to do here on the radio. So all my little lobsters out there who are listening. I invite you to become vulnerable and shed your shells become spiritually and emotionally naked. And see what happens when you recognize that you're not alone in the universe. And they may be something higher than all of us that does really exist. Be right back. Join the Savage Nation..
"mohammed bin salman" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily
"We can to be cancelled because of violence and violence that the security personnel deployed without finding what on equal to control that has raised concerns about Argentina that they're unable to control the full final a reasonable full final. And how are they going to control old secure the twenty two important say that's been founding around us Borden say that football final last week was policed by city police this time, it's all the responsibility of the federal police. It's different. Response on more than twenty thousand person. I'm a think involved in this security operation. I'm among those due to attend is Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman that in itself where we controversial enough. Yes. Mohammed bin Salman was the first leader to attend twenty summit to touchdown in Buenos Aires yesterday morning. In fact, he had to a legal complaint with Argentina authorities by Human Rights Watch an act an activist group that has accused haven't been some nine of war crimes and torture, particularly in regards to the Saudi glittery leading into pension in Yemen. And the the killing of. The Saudi dissident journalist Malika Shoji that's has been it's been taken on. By federal prosecutor remains to be seen. Whether any action will be taken over the next forty eight thousand C T twenty summit takes place. But we certainly knows it's going to be uncomfortable. The weld leaders at the G twenty summit. What what are they going to do what they going to shun this out the leader? Or are they going to chef photo opportunities and with him grip and grin smile for the camera. If they do it would appear that that would lend legitimacy to the Saudi Crown prince, it may give the appearance supports. I remember this is a person who US intelligence agencies say an authorized the murder of Jamaica Shoji. Definite. Thank you very much Sheffi at time Decca Mugabe joining us that from point A Cyrus. You're listening to the daily from Monaco twenty four. Let's look ahead now to this week's addition off the menu when we will meet one of the world's most famous chefs Renate would as of Copenhagen Noma why he considered one of the world's best restaurants with his colleague, David. So but they've released a book that sheds light on their rather clever approach to cooking. It's cold the Noma guide to feminization Monaco's, Marcus hippie spoke to the officer that allow you have listened to that conversation culture that spans the world, and in some places, it's very active and alive and incredibly sophisticated a place to notice place like Japan where they're measles. And sources are just mind boggling, and we started to learn from that and slowly. But surely, it became that thing that gave no mites flavor. But nobody could see what is it about firms you like so much what are the benefits of using them for Mente, shins, alike, building blocks. It's like when you build a house, you need a foundation. You don't have foundation. Thing's gonna crumble and so the foundation in cooking is all the ferments that we have so way for the listener to somehow maybe understand a bit better. What from intentions can do for you cooking is when you have sushi that's an easy one. We all have it. And it's okay. But as soon as you dip it in your source sauce or the chef puts soya sauce. That's when the extra magic happens. And that's will we do. That's why we do it to bring that extra little thing. We faded many many hundreds of things, but we'd probably have a good hundred different potions liquids pastes that we use throughout our cooking all of them different all of them quite unique. And they all at that little extra thing, and you can see it most of the time you probably won't be able to taste it unless it's not there. He's still quite convenience to have something like that that brings more taste of the food in a way it makes cooking. He's. Absolutely. Sometimes we have some of the most simplest things that we serve and people like, you know, that's very simple. But in reality, the might be seven drops of for different things on that took six months each and five years to develop and you know, through that hardship of work, you're able to then some knee cook, easy if you will..
"mohammed bin salman" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"NBS Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince and who President Trump says may or may not be guilty. Andy Field ABC news, Washington asked Democrats are holding leadership elections before their party takes control in January. And the first winner has been announced Representative hiking Jeffries of New York edge Representative Barbara Lee, California to become the next democratic caucus chair the fifth highest leadership position the vote one twenty three to one thirteen the race highlighted the generational divide in the party Jeffries. A forty eight year old three term congressman against seventy two year old Lee who has served ten terms Jeffries is considered to be a potential future in first speaker of the house. Kenneth Moton, ABC news the capitol. The Senate is blocked a vote on a Bill that would protect special counsel Robert Muller from being fired by the president. It comes as President Trump's lead attorney revealed lawyers for former Trump campaign chairman, Paul Manafort has been briefing the president's lawyers about what Manafort told the special counsels. Investigators Federal Reserve chairman. Jerome Powell says the US economy remained, strong, but hikes in interest rates could slow in the coming months. Interest rates are still low by historical standards. And they remain just below the range of estimates of that level. That would be neutral for the economy that is neither speeding up nor slowing down gross. Owls speaking at the economic club of New York this morning. The Commerce Department said the US economy grew at a rate of three point five percent in the third quarter. The Dow is up more than five hundred points. You're listening to ABC news. I'm Jay Farner, CEO of.
"mohammed bin salman" Discussed on The Diane Rehm Show
"He's been clinging to the grey areas here to the lack of a smoking gun to say, look, we don't know with one hundred percent of veracity whether Mohammed bin Salman was behind this. And since we don't know that why should we Sauber Taj? This tremendously important alliance. We have with a partner in the Middle East with a young prince who's going to rule his country perhaps for decades. In whom we've invested a great deal of time and effort, and so he's really he keeps coming back to the lack of a hundred percent certitude will as we all know in many of these situations it's impossible to have one hundred percent certitude. But when your own intelligence agency concludes with a high degree of confidence that Mohammed bin Salman was involved. It really makes it difficult for the president to simply sweep all that under the rug and say, I'm sticking with my guide. So to what extent or the figure that that president has given about the investment, and the monies are they exaggerated are they truthful what we know they are grossly exaggerated. The president talks about a grand total of four hundred fifty billion dollars in with illion with the b of mill combination of military sales weapons sales and other direct and indirect investments that Saudi Arabia. He is making in the United States. Now, if you unpack that hundred ten billion number which is the easiest number to get at people who do this for a living defense analysts have concluded that there's only about fourteen and a half billion in military weapons sales that have actually been booked money's been transferred, and the real number might actually be lower than that. Because some of these were pre existing deals that the Saudis are simply completing a prior commitments on there are there were one or two big block BUSTER deals that were announced in the context of President Trump's trip to Riyadh last year. If you recall that was the first overseas trip he made his president to Saudi Arabia. And that's where this this very impressive. Number was first announced. There have been a couple of big deals announced in the context of his trip. Many of those deals in fact, did not come through it all there's a very big deal with Lockheed Martin for an. Anti-missile defense system that has yet to be signed. And concluded so the numbers are as I've said before in articles, not just exaggerated, but fanciful it is impossible to get to one hundred ten billion in arms sales and to say nothing of the four hundred fifty billion in total Saudi investment. So these numbers are really greatly exaggerated. They bear no relation to reality. So the prison keeps emphasizing those numbers as the reason for continuing this what he calls extremely important relationship despite the loss of a human life. A man who was a reporter for the Washington Post who went to the Saudi consulate intertie to get a marriage license. That's right. What the president says in essence is look what? Happened to Jamal kashogi is a terrible thing. It's a horrible thing. But this is a tough world and countries do bad things the Iranians do bad things the Russians do bad things the Saudis do bad things. Are you going to overturn this lucrative and strategic alliance on the basis of this one horrible thing for the president the answer to that is clear, you're not you're not only are you not going to overturn it? You're not even going to really seriously challenge the Saudis on their conduct in this matter. And so the president I think would like to draw a line under the whole episode this statement, he relate released shortly before thanksgiving was intended to end the debate. We are not going to give up on our alliance. We're going to stand with the Saudis. We're gonna stand with Mohammed bin Salman. The interesting question now is will the congress go along with that? And what are the options that the congress would have? Without any action on the part of the president will congress has a great deal of say in arm sales. They can ineffective pass a law that either suspends or prohibits the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia. There is legislation to that effect. That is already circulating on Capitol Hill. It is typically tied to getting to an early end to the war in Yemen. This is a disastrous conflict that that again has been masterminded engineered by Mohammad bin Salman. And so now, the focus I think is less on holding Mohammed bin Salman to account for the crime than it is to use that crime as leverage to try to force his hand in Yemen to bring an end to that conflict,.
"mohammed bin salman" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind
"Dave concluded that it's it's basically impossible that Mohammed bin Salman would not have been aware and had a role in. Ordering it. And the president said maybe he did made the he didn't what does that mean? Well, this goes to what I was saying earlier, the president has a huge declared interest in maintaining and preserving the alliance with Saudi Arabia and the relationship that he and his son in law Jared Kushner have built with the crown prince with Mohammed bin Salman, so throughout the process of the uncovering of this crime, President Trump, I think has been clinging to uncertainty. He's been clinging to the grey areas here to the lack of a smoking gun to say, look, we don't know with one hundred percent veracity weather, Mohammed bin Salman was behind this. And since we don't know that why should we sabatoge this tremendously important alliance? We have with a partner in the Middle East with a young prince who's going to rule his country perhaps for decades. In whom we've invested a great deal of time and effort, and so he's really he keeps coming back to the lack of a hundred percent certitude will as we all know in many of these situations it's impossible to have one hundred percent certitude. But when your own intelligence agency concludes with a high degree of confidence that Mohammed bin Salman was involved. It really makes it difficult for the president to simply sweep all that under the rug and say, I'm sticking with my guide. So to what extent or the figure that that president has given about the investment, and the monies are they exaggerate it are they truthful what we know they are grossly exaggerated. The president talks about a grand total of four hundred fifty billion dollars Ilian with Ilian with the b of mill combination of military sales weapons sales and other direct and indirect investments that Saudi Arabia's may. Making in the United States. Now, if you unpack that hundred ten billion number which is the easiest number to get at people who do this for a living defense analysts have concluded that there's only about fourteen and a half billion in military weapons sales that have actually been booked money's been transferred, and the real number might actually be lower than that. Because some of these were pre existing deals that the Saudis are simply completing a prior commitments on there are there were one or two big block BUSTER deals that were announced in the context of President Trump's trip to Riyadh last year. If you recall that was the first overseas trip he made his president to Saudi Arabia. And that's where this this very impressive. Number was first announced. There have been a couple of big deals announced in the context of his trip. But many of those deals in fact, did not come through it all there's a very big deal with Lockheed Martin for an anti me. Missile defense system that has yet to be signed. And concluded so the numbers are as I've said before in articles, not just exaggerated, but fanciful it is impossible to get to one hundred ten billion in arms sales and to say nothing of the four hundred fifty billion in total Saudi investment. So these numbers are really greatly exaggerated. They bear no relation to reality. So the prison keeps emphasizing those numbers as the reason for continuing this what he calls extremely important relationship despite the loss of a human life. A man who was a reporter for the Washington Post who went to the Saudi consulate in Turkey to get a marriage lice. That's right. What the president says in essence is look what happened. To Jamal Shoji is a terrible thing. It's a horrible thing. But this is a tough world and countries do bad things the Iranians do bad things the Russians do bad things the Saudis do bad things. Are you going to overturn this lucrative and strategic alliance on the basis of this one horrible thing for the president the answer to that is clear, you're not not only are you not going to overturn it? You're not even going to really seriously challenge the Saudis on their conduct in this matter. And so the president I think would like to draw a line under the whole episode this statement, he relate released shortly before thanksgiving was intended to end the debate. We are not going to give up on our alliance. We're going to stand with the Saudis. We're going to stand with Muhammed Bill bin Salman, the interesting question now is will the congress go along with that?.
"mohammed bin salman" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"Opposing crate war. We are also hearing Mike Pence vice president saying that there will be no let up and Trump policy in combat China's policy the when he is encouraging. Island nations to embrace you. Do you think of country will say, yes? Yes. At mini country leaders scholars say that naive belief. Everybody came from the United States. Right. Connect with stage. And now to a very interesting tool rose roller. China. America Pence, always play as the fire igniter. His second fights everywhere. This is quite interesting China as extinct Krisha. Put the fire in order to keep a peaceful. Smooth the mundane the war to it is. And the two goes gave a tune different the text books for the whole world is right. Claire. Very clear. That's why mini neither from Malaysia other Asian countries. They always say that China on neighboring country. We know each other much better than anybody else. I think we should let people in America in other continent. China Asia culture, much, better mutual understanding, and mutual respect and mutual NPR's to share with each other only by I think I could future. We cannot follow them. This has always second fire everywhere. Not really not good. Politician. All right. Thank you for putting things into perspective for us. Okay. There you go. So you've got the Chinese state run media their expert out there. So the ideas fire extinguisher versus fire igniter. So the Mike Pence is the fire igniter, Donald Trump and the United States they start fires. And then China's a fire extinguisher. I might go along with the half of that. I mean, the Donald Trump's afire igniter he likes to yester- things up. He's a counterpuncher series always picking fights that so sure there's any evidence that China's a fire extinguisher, but there is one thing that's should be clear to everybody. Again, we've done this show for so long. We've we've said it again histories be proven us right again. Not because we have any special powers, but we talked to people and do things like listen to the Chinese and hear what they have to talk about it. One of the things Trump understands this too. And I think more and more Americans understand this idea to is one of the, you know, the brilliant position that Trump that the China laid out it made perfect sense. You know, if the United States is going to police everybody, and if the United States is going to spend tons of money, and they're going to build up their military, and they're going to do all the business around the world. You know, our position can be we can challenge that or we can go underneath that. And draft off of that we can be efficient and let them do all the heavy lifting. Let them take all the risk. Let them spend all the money and will draft off of them. Well that draftkings been going on for about thirty or forty years now. Now, they're building up their military. And now they're another position where there are a richer country. And they've they've changed her position. When you go back to the eighties when they were first starting this economic revolution. And then really thriving in the nineties and then in the two thousands. They were drafting you let the United States risk everything. And let them pay we'll go in elsewhere in even with their economic expansion. They go into the third world countries. They go into you know, sub Saharan Africa. And they're cutting deals there. And they're building the roads, and they're putting their engineers, and they're they're putting their laborers in their in their extracting, the natural resources for these countries where the United States for the most part is saying we don't we're not going to necessarily get our hands dirty over there. They're drafting underneath. And Donald Trump is saying enough of the drafting, we know what's happened. You've been China's benefited wonderfully from it. But now that you've lifted yourself from third world country into if not a superpower, you're certainly a power you might be one notch away from full superpower. But now we see you're going to superpower. Now, we're going to deal with differently in China. They're trying to push China into no more drafting China doesn't wanna draft. China's not interested in drafting. That's why I say fire extinguisher no way, you know, with the military escalation in the South China Sea. And all of that. There's no there's none of that. There is aggressive as anybody militarily and otherwise. Now, we moved to the CNN of the Middle East Al Jazeera on our lead story, which is the Kosugi case the CIA now leaking that it is concluded that NBS Mohammed bin Salman did it and here we are going to listen to an interview with the son of a cleric from Saudi Arabia. Who was jailed and apparently is on death row there. Something that we've talked about for a long time. There is nothing special about a journalist getting jailed or killed in much of the world and certainly the Middle East and specifically in Saudi Arabia. And so why is everybody making a big deal all over the world about this one journalist who most likely got killed by the Saudi government in Turkey. This is there's nothing extraordinaire, and if you're gonna if you're gonna make a big deal out of him. What about the hundreds if not thousands of journalists or critics over the last five or ten years, and if not just for Saudi Arabia, but other countries why are we getting all excited about this? What is so special about this? This will give you an idea. And then again, I will give them credit. You will hear and listen very closely about we're talking about Al Jazeera. We always talk about popular media either corporate owned or state run aljazeera the CNN of the Middle East state. Sponsored by the country of Qatar right now sticky relations enemy relations with Saudi Arabia. That's not by mistake. And notice how it's acknowledged at least in this interview on voice to America. The New York Times reported this week that shortly after journalists Jamal kashogi was assassinated in Turkey, a member of the Saudi kill team instructor the superior over the phone to tell your boss about bosses believed to be Saudi Crown prince, Mohammad bin Salman who back at. Hong continues to crack down on his critics one. Such critic is the prominent listen cleric, Sheikh Salman, outta who's been held in solitary confinement for posing the government, and is now facing a possible death sentence. Joining me to discuss his situation is his some delay allowed a Saudi citizen who is now living in the United States and fears returning the Saudi authorities had your father imprisoned last year and charged with over thirty five different crimes, including corrupting. The land connection to a terrorist organization and offending patriotism. What's your response to the Saudi authorities unto those charges? Well, it's the same of rogue operation are going on is going on nationally for dissidents abroad for those who disagree at home for journalists. Economists public figures in general and Saudi prosecutors in September of this year called for this execution to do you think they're serious about that that they would really execute a cleric as prominent as your father Salman on outer well, do you think those who went to the Saudi council it were serious to take the life of the prominent John Nelson veteran Saudi Jamil Hushovd g it's it didn't it did not start with my father did not start with jemele casualty. It's a pattern that we have have seen through the past one year and a half since the conference came to power you say, it's a patent some say, yes, it is. Patten and your father was arrested imprisoned punished by the Saudi authorities in the past two in the nineteen ninety s when he was a, quote, unquote, Islamist rabble rouser. His critics said many would say that's why he's being imprisoned only do with NBS the Saudi government under any prince okaying has always taken a very dim view of people who oppose the government. It's fraternity is all this tyranny. Trying to ask and demand politically form is never something that you should be punished for political reform that my father and others pushed for. Is actually the solution is actually the path towards stability. We'll come back to the political reform in a moment. Just to confirm many say your father was arrested in September twenty seventeen because he refused to publish a tweet to his fourteen million followers at the request of the Saudi government that supported the Saudi led blockade of Qatar which full disclosure owns this channel owns aljazeera English. Is that true? It's it's such rigor. It's true. Because after he tweeted when he when he heard about the reconciliation between the Katara on the Saudi government a tweeted Alati concealed between their hearts for the better of people few hours after that tweet. He was arrested that was the trigger when Mohammed bin Salman told Bloomberg last month that one thousand five hundred Saudi citizens were arrested over the last three years because he the crown prince with trying to quote, get rid of extremism and terrorism without a civil war a lot of people, especially in the west will hit unsafe. He's got a fair. Point. They've seen hate preachers extremist clerics coming out of Saudi Arabia for years, and they've been fair enough of the prince wants to lock some of these people are trying to shut down extremist. What's your response? It's not accurate. He's cartel in the he's attacking the voices that actually spearheaded the campaign against terrorism for the past two decades. Your father has spoken out against terrorism as you say, including against the nine eleven attacks against the SAMA bin Laden himself. But the fact is that he was once a hero of bin Laden's al-qaeda leader, even fighted your out outer as his ideal personality. He praise your father for enlightening Muslim youth. You accept surely at the very minimum that whatever he says. Now, he was once a quote unquote extremist well in a what? In the eighties Miladin life so much oil family, and he was very close to them those who actually gave all the platform, those who pushed the jihadi agenda at that time. Those who run who ran the show at that time, those who should be responsible. My father was a popular cleric. He was admired by everybody the Royal at the time he was respected by the Royal family where the people just to be fair and get all facts, right when bin Laden turned against the Saudi government, we need already carried out the World Trade Center attacks, and he published his famous fatwa against Americans and foreign invaders etcetera. He was still praising your dad. No, he's not. He's actually just using my father's popularity to get into his audience. You'll father was never found have been long. Now, he was never a fan of like, he he did not have inconsiderate bin Laden, a scholar or global.
"mohammed bin salman" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Z. Memphis, ninety two point one FM W E G R HD to Memphis, an iheartradio station can. Saudi Arabia gets more time. I'm Lisa Brady. Fox news. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo briefing. President Trump on his meetings in Riyadh and in Turkey, which accuses Saudi Arabia of killing missing journalist Jamal Shoghi lots of stories out there about what has happened. We just going to allow the process to move forward. Wow. The fax to unfold and says once the facts are presented a decision will be made about a US response Pompeo, not directly addressing reports of evidence. That kashogi was murdered and dismembered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul Turkey has identified fifteen suspects in the disappearance of kashogi. It also says it has graphic audio what it says is kashogi, torture and murder. One of the suspects is identified as Maher Mutri's said to be a Saudi intelligence officer infrequently seen traveling with Mohammed bin Salman, number of others who are suspects identified by Turkish authorities are members of the Royal guard and the Saudi security forces. Fox's John Roberts at the White House. Bin Salman is the Saudi Crown prince meantime, a Turkish newspaper reporting one of the fifteen Saudis suspected of involvement has been killed in a car crash in Saudi Arabia, no official confirmation. This winter might be warmer in a lot of the US. Fox's grenell? Scott has this live at Lisa the National Oceanic and atmosphere. Eric administration, no up predicts warming patterns of El Nino could lead to wet weather in the south and drier conditions in the north over the winter months. Mike helper direct deputy director of the climate prediction center says this doesn't bode well for people looking for white Christmas. No part of the US is favored to have below. Average temperatures helper says it's likely the same story in the south west western Pacific northwest continued drought with few chances for soaking rains, nor will update their predictions in a month. Lease thanks Colonel. Stocks are tumbling on a variety of concerns right now. The Dow's down three.
"mohammed bin salman" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"Say that too. Plains Saudi Arabia landed in Turkey. At least fifteen individuals Saudis went to their council. It in Turkey. Among them was a prominent doctor who was an autopsy expert and it had written on lectured on dissection. They say that the New York Times says it has independently. Identified nine of the fifteen individuals who had into the consulate. As members of the Saudi Royal guard or security force some of them identified by the New York Times have traveled with crown prince. Mohammed bin Salman. Been photographed with him as he traveled in Paris as he traveled in Houston as he traveled in Boston. They have identified these individuals, and they are among those individuals who went into the Saudi consulate in Turkey. And they say, according to the Turkish officials that day were only. Dealing with kashogi for ten minutes. There was no time for an interrogation. The Turkish officials say that they. Dismembered kashogi. At one point. They stated that the guy with the bone saw as the other Saudis there to turn up the music in the radio to drown out. The sounds of the bone saw. Now, this is all from Turkish officials, right? So. They say that then they left the same day the same two planes. There was a black van that left. The consulate then the individuals who went to the consulate left the same day on the same two planes. They knew that there was likely to be an investigation. A cleaning crew came in allegedly cleaning out the consulate office. And apparently now the Turks say that there is evidence that they repainted a part of the consulate office. And so they have pretty strong evidence of the murder and dismemberment of this journalist Jamal kashogi. Pretty strong evidence. And Donald Trump President Trump says that he talked with the crown prince and the king, and after he did that mind you with Mike Pompeo, they're meeting with them. Trump comes up with this story that it was rogue killers perhaps. And now the story is coming out as it was all day yesterday and do out the evening. The story is coming out. That the Saudis are trying to come up with this theory, and this story. That it was an interrogation gone wrong. And that he was killed in the process. And apparently the term rogue killers was used in the conversation with the king. And so Trump has now repeated it the the rogue killing the rogue killing. So now that the heat is on Donald Trump and Repub members of the Republican party countries everywhere now that they are demanding a thorough investigation. Donald Trump is saying here we go again. He's making an excuse for the Saudi regime. Trump says here, we go again, you know, you're guilty until proven innocent says I don't like that. And then he went on then he went on to compare this incident. With the Senate Judiciary hearing of Justice Brent cabin. Oh, Trump said this is a quote, we just went through that with Justice cabin. Oh, and he was innocent all the way as far as I'm concerned he is giving cover to the regime in Saudi Arabia. They have promised a thorough investigation. The Turks have all of this information. And they are the ones releasing the information. They're even talking about conversations and the consulate the details of this murder are gruesome, I should say this alleged murder. What I don't think there's any doubt. Right. I don't think there's any doubt whatsoever. That the Saudis murdered kashogi or had him murdered and member of many of those who were among those fifteen who journeyed to extend bowl and went into that Saudi consulate are members of the Saudi Royal guard members of the security force. Okay. And Donald Trump Donald Trump. No, no, no guilty until proven innocent. I don't like that. Another excuse another excuse all because he has this arms deal. He says a hundred and ten billion dollar arms deal. What is our record? As America on human rights worth. What is how do we? If we go along. And and and make excuses. For the Saudi kingdom and for the Saudi King and crown prince, how do we as a country face other brutal despots other brutal dictators if we're going to make excuses for the for the for the Saudi kingdom and the Saudi Crown prince. Does that embolden other dictators like Kim Jong UN like president, gee, like like Philippines Duarte? Does it?.
"mohammed bin salman" Discussed on WLAC
"Wwl ABC. Jamaica shown, you I'm not. Shouldn't say this. But if I have to say this to be clear about it. Okay. I am not in any way. Suggesting the guy deserve to have harm. Come his that. That's not yet. All I'm just trying to explain why. I'll tell you what. I'll tell you what it exposes an in. It is kind of modified trap door for Trump because on the on the surface this new young crown Francis. Running around making it look like that he wants to reform Saudi Arabia. He wants to bring in all this western money and western influenced branch out. So that not totally Tigers petrodollars. So he's talked to Hollywood by the way wondering Hollywood agents. Ari Emanuel who is the brother of Rahm Emanuel and the brother of Zeke Emanuel who was instrumental in writing ObamaCare is big Hollywood Asian, and he has he has pulled out that don't want any part of this. We're we're we're pulling out any investment ideas. We had with Mohammed bin Salman, Illinois, part of it. They bought that. He was a reformer. What this episode is showing is the Royal family of Saudi Arabia is still the Royal family of Saudi Arabia. You cross them. If you've been part of them, if you've been part of their regime, and you cross them you become an opponent. They are still despite all this talk of reforms and tirelessly capable of being who they are. And it is a trap door for Trump when everybody would would would love for Saudi Arabia to actually be leading this reform in a lot of ways FOX Saudi Arabia has been doing some good things. Saudi Arabia has aligned with the United States against Iran. Unheard of prior to Mohammed bin Salman, he's done this with a newly forged relationship with the son-in-law, Donald Trump, Jared Kushner. That is a singularly important development. The Saudis have never been friendly toward Iran Iran's considered the biggest threat in the region. And to have the Saudis aligned with Israel and the United States against Iran as a huge deal, and you would like for nothing to happen to that. Then they come along. And they do this. They murdered this guy. And they're they're going to have to own up to it. They've got some flimsy excuse plan. Hey, he wasn't supposed to be killed. Yeah. We sent fifteen hit men in there. To the Turkish did it to the to our consulate in Istanbul. But they were not supposed to kill it. They were just supposed to roughly interrogate the guy. But some some rogue assassin went in there and killed him. And that's not what we intend. That's what they're going to have to try and sell and that'd be like John Gotti. Saying no I didn't intend for the guy to die in front of sparks. I just wanted him to get a message. Paul castellano. No, no, I wasn't aiming for kill shot. I just wanted him notice days, we're done. In fact, in fact, he bought it cement swimsuit, not my fault. God he didn't even try to make that case. But the Saudis are trying to make the case that what happened to jump alka Shoghi was some some rogue. Event and it office not not when you send fifteen people in there. Now, there's one other thing about this folks that. The media in the United States is trying to say to report. They're trying to say that there is recorded evidence of the interrogation and love murder because Jamal kashogi was wearing an apple watch his fiancee was outside in the family sedan. She had his iphone in the family sedan. She had instructions to call a man, I've got his name here. I'm not gonna bother look at it up. She had instructions to call somebody. If he didn't come back out. He was going in to get a divorce officially recognized. So he could marry the fiancee's that's waiting outside the family sedan and she had instructions to identify mutual friend if he didn't emerge. Meaning he thought he was lowered in there. He thought something could happen. I reporting that his apple watch was recording. Everything can happen folks is not possible in the first place and apple watch is a slave to the phone and apple even if kashogi had a new watch the series four which he didn't because it hasn't been out long enough. But even if he did if he if he bought it in the United States and had it it's still not capable of LT operation Turkey apple has not yet. Brought LT service to the to the I watch apple watch in Turkey, which means that there's no way his watch could have worked independently of his phone now there is an app there are a number of apps. One of the best ones is called just press record and on your watch. It's just a giant red button. And you press it, and it starts voice recording. And it ends up saving the recording on your paired iphone, but the phone has to be within range. And I'm I'm here to tell you with the fiance and the iphone in the car outside the concept was no way. You. It's knack sim twenty yards. It's bluetooth that connects watches two phones twenty yards twenty five yards. I'm trying to think of the golf course when I lose the range of phone stops talking to the watch. It's maybe twenty or twenty five yards at most low which would be seventy five feet tops on the outside sixty feet more like it. There's no way his watch was recording anything and transmitting anywhere. So there there can't be a recording of what happened with besides that the Saudis would have seen the watch taking it off. And they would've needed the fiancee's iphone to find out. What was on it? The watch is still not an independent piece of tech even watches that can operate under LT. They still need to be paired to the phone. There's not enough storage capacity on the watch to store the data of a recording. It doesn't store. Yeah. It can store. I think up two hundred songs maybe more now. But for the most part, it has to stream them, it's not an independent device. So the they're probably is no evidence on the guys watch or even on the phone. Well, the except for his heartbeat stopping not even that the phone will still have to be at some point put back in range and connected to the fun to watch. What needs to be back into close proximity? The phone for his heart rate data to show up on the phone. It's simply it's simply not possible. What they're saying. The way they're saying it's not possible to watch is not independently capable of doing what they're reporting it needs an iphone and and to remain paired to the iphone you can't be more than wish. I knew this. Exactly, I'm I know when I lose my connection when I'm on the golf course. And it's. Thirty yards ninety feet at the tops. Tops. And this guy had walls to deal with inside the consulate. He couldn't have been that close to the phone, which is in the car the family sedan with the with the fiancee's. Now, I've got the audio here of James O'Keefe the secret audio taken of Claire mccaskill and her campaign aide, rob mills. I this is. This is important because this news is not being reported in Missouri. Which is Claire mccaskill state. It also happens to be my home state. Now what we did here we went and we did a Google search. For news of the secret video from Project Veritas, Claire mccaskill, and we wanted to see where this Veritas news have been reported. So we got Washington Times the daily caller the daily wire Russia today. PJ media bright mart news in oak you report. But there's no way p here why there's no New York Times here. There's no Saint Louis post dispatch here, there's no Saint Louis globe democrat or even though they don't publish your in fifty years. There's no Saint Louis penny saver here. There's no Saint Louis TV station mentioned I don't know about camel exits Saint Louis, but we're covering that by me doing it. Now. There's nothing yahu is nothing. Not one drive by or mainstream media outlet shows up in a Google news. Search when you go Claire mccaskill and Project Veritas every site running this would be a conservative site or a conservative bloc. There's not one mention of Saint Louis papers or TV stations here. And what it basically is as mccaskill recorded on secret video admitting that she cannot tell Missouri voters that truth what she really thinks about things like gun control because she might not get elected. We can't all say that says whatever age we got two soundbites here. The first one is mccaskill herself and her staff talking to the unidentified Project, Veritas secret journalist, and in this particular soundbites, Senator mccaskill are talking about the Project Veritas secret. Journalists are talking about the second amendment..
"mohammed bin salman" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House
"He will know exactly everything that is going on here and you will be aware of everything. What can he do. But I think as Robert said, there are question on the personality of Mohammed bin Salman. Now there are no question, I think on the strategy alliance of the United States with Saudi Arabia, but there are definitely question on its ruler or its future ruler or because since Mohammed bin Salman is has emerged as a powerful figure in Saudi politics. I mean, it's kind of a disaster around there is the war in Yemen with an incredible amount of seven casualty with the brutality that is seen as the region, but coming from Saudi Arabia, it's which is an allied. It's kind of disturbing. There was also like the incredible kidnapping president to to the enemy. So Kaji kidnapping has not been kid of Assad really the I, the prime minister of Lebanon who has been kidnapped for a few days and who had to resign and then who took his resignation. All this was also instigated by Mohammad be summoned. So there is a series of of actions that are completing contradiction with the usual Saudi policy, which is pretty conservative with careful rulers were careful not twenty and the west, and this is a total change and total change that has been supported and in a way instigated by Donald Trump because he gave all his support to to to Saudi Arabia. It was his first official visit. Now is the son in law is a friend or describe as a friend of women, but some. And so there are, I think, many questions indeed around this. Personality and what what's what's his future? Would you agree? Rob floor says there is that Saudi Arabia prince, Mohammad bin Salman has been effectively being given the green light to allow Saudi Arabia to behave in a way that it would never have done five or six years ago simply because of the strength of the relationship between Saudi Arabia and the man in the White House. I, it was very interesting and it's I actually, this report making in this is where the the thing is going to turn on the hinge. France is absolutely right because watchword of Saudi policy and Saudi foreign policy was cautioned. Always be cautious, get used your neck out if anything, get somebody else to do it for you. But to be very, very careful the way it balanced. It's relationships between Israel obviously couldn't be seen supporting any form of Israeli policy in any way, but with very careful of very considered about that with the Palestinian cause and. With the US and with Europe. Very, very clever balancing act. You're absolutely right that the mood music changes with the arrival of Trump and his son-in-law they of very attracted to this can-do thirty two year old. I know my way how to do it. He's a very clever man, very studious man, Muhammad bin bin Salman..
"mohammed bin salman" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"Time. Eight minutes later he enters the consulate. The app further shows that messages sent ten minutes after he entered. We're delivered to his phone, but never read. Tonight. The Washington Post is reporting that Turkish authorities, say there's video. There's audio recordings supporting the theory that kashogi is dead today. The president was asked if this will change his very friendly relationship with the Saudis, particularly that crown prince known by his initials m b s Mohammed bin Salman. Chevy's face back the way you deal with NBS or Robert Saudi, we have to see what happens. A lot of works being done on that, and we're going to have to see what happens. I don't like stopping massive amounts of money that's being poured into our country on. I'm I know they're talking about different kinds of sanctions but spending one hundred, ten billion dollars military equipment and on things that create jobs like jobs and others for this country. We are so happy to have here with us tonight. NNcholas Kristof Pulitzer prize winning columnist for the New York Times. So many people are so upset about this. You could distill that answer into they're very good customers of ours. Have a dual question for you. How far from normal is this response by US president? And Secondly, what should our viewers know about this young leader in the kingdom. Well, I find it grotesque to think that NBS dispatched a team of people including autopsy expert, and a bone saw reportedly to assassinate a Washington Post columnist and dismember him and take him out. And I also find it grotesque that president would then in a sense, say that this is going to be business as usual with that leader. I also, I mean, I'm sick about what what happened, but I also think that we need to look back at the way the administration, and frankly, an awful lot of people in the American business community and naval and employee and applauded NBS as he was steadily becoming more reckless in confronting Qatar in kidnapping. The Lebanese Prime Minister in kidnapping women's rights activists from the UAE and and imprisoning her. And in. Bombing school kids in Yemen and bringing eight million people in Yemen to the brink of starvation. So this is a young man who has been reckless from the moment he arrived. And we, I think, have enabled that recklessness if he I think he thought, look, I kidnap the Lebanese Prime Minister and nothing much happened. So why can't I get away with dispatching a mirror journalist, you've been around a long time and reported from all over the world. How unusual did you find it when this new president chose as his first overseas stop Saudi Arabia. There was that was surprising, but I was willing to accept that there's an argument for trying to rebuild the relations with Saudi Arabia that it had been badly hurt by. In the Obama years. But the problem was that instead of using that relationship to try to gain leverage over Saudi Arabia and get Saudi Arabia to pull out of Yemen, for example, to behave more responsibly region instead, Saudi Arabia simply seem to gain leverage over us. And so Saudi Arabia promised to buy one hundred ten billion dollars where the weapons that hasn't appeared. I think that frankly, the Trump administration, one of the reasons it was so friendly to the crown prince was that he talked very soothingly about better relations with Israel, and I think that mattered a great deal to the White House. In fact, they they have not delivered on that. And so we, you know, the the crown prince, he was able to rise and consolidate his power in Saudi Arabia, partly because he had the blessings of the Trump administration. And he used that power that he hasn't shaved in Saudi Arabia to render the region less stable. Two. Embark on this absurd campaign against corruption. When here's a guy who bought a three hundred million dollar castle and a five hundred million dollar yacht and he didn't do that on his salary. Remember all of it cloaked in positive, press coverage for of all things, allowing women to drive an opening movie theaters in the in the kingdom. He knew how to talk to us. He had a push our buttons tour in this country. That's right. Yeah. And so many American tycoons were, you know, we're we're standing by their next week. There's a big conference in Saudi Arabia where everybody was supposed to go when applaud him..
"mohammed bin salman" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"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.
"mohammed bin salman" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
"Been expecting livery of things for over a week and UPS hasn't moved them from the custom center over in Shanghai. And I'm getting ticked off about it. That's keeping 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 they're just trying to cover up for it. Anyway, you people are observed out there. I got another Email rush. Could you explain to me this journalists named kashogi? Let me it's Shoghi. And I'll be if you. I'll be glad to tell you what I know about this. And it is it is somewhat. It is somewhat. 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 new found relationship is Saudi Arabia based on the fact, we no longer depend on them for oil now Jamal Khashoggi is Saudi. I don't know if he's related to Adnan kashogi common kashogi is as a Saudi or Arab name EDNA kashogi was a famous arms runner made famous as 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, which is made to look like a setting party animal by Robin Leach, so a whether whether jamarcus Shoghi is related to him, and I could eat 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 of 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 is wined and dined the Facebook guys, but a lot of 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 passive 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 lotta enemies. Well, Jamal Khashoggi 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, light, marriage license. He was in Turkey. In order to do that 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 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 men menacing type guys from Saudi Arabia arrive on the same day. They are seen entering the same. So Saudi consulate or embassy they are seen 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 others are being urged to get involved to find out what happened because we have an allied relationship with Saudis, and 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 theirs. We needed them 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 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 got the world convinced that he's trying to reform the Saudi Arabia and all there's another fundamental lasted the Saudi. Saudi Arabian society has been governed by wa hob ISM, which is a virulent 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 wahhabism 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 a generation coming up that will at some point refused to accept the circumstances 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 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 the 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 would 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. But it's 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.