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Fresh update on "saudi arabia" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
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Argentina's fan token drops 31% after losing against Saudi Arabia
"6 a.m. Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022 Argentina's fan token drops 31% after losing against Saudi Arabia. Argentina's World Cup opener loss to Saudi Arabia hurt the FA fan token. ARG token was 7.21 before kick-off and 4.96 after. The Saudis, a non fungible token collection themed after Saudi Arabia, rose 52.6 to 0.3 ETH. Algorand is the first blockchain based FIFA World Cup sponsor. CHC has fallen 40 since FTX insolvency news. Read more
Fresh update on "saudi arabia" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Amazing. This is our third World Cup. We were in Russia, France, and now here and actually it's been wonderful. So where does the U.S. stand after the U.S. and England tied yesterday it is a must win for the U.S. when they play a Ron on Tuesday. And by the way, Saudi Arabia is still celebrating the biggest upset in World Cup history after beating Argentina. There are rumors the Saudi prince gave every player on the team a 2023 Rolls Royce after the win, they cost about 460,000 each. This is CBS News. This hour's newscast is presented by rocket mortgage. When you need cash out of your home and a simple way to get it, rocket can. It's 9 O three on Saturday, November 26th, 45° gonna be a really nice day, mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Good morning, I'm Nick eying Ellie, the top local stories we're following
Jack Posobiec Describes the 'Saudi Shuffle'
"What's going on with Saudi Arabia? Outside of silly soccer stuff. Let's go on with the pump and dump. We call it the Saudi shuffle a massive pump and dump that took place yesterday. Single source reporting, similar to the international distribution James laporta, who was summarily fired from Associated Press. I don't know why they were dumpster diving into the bargain bin of The Daily Beast of higher reporters. I hope they never do that again. After they had to fire him for lying about the Poland missile strike that turns out actually was a cream missile, not a Russian missile. It was a stray missile, by the way zelensky still yet to apologize for that, or at least offer condolences. But in Saudi Arabia, there was a single sourced anonymous report to The Wall Street Journal yesterday that said that Saudi Arabia would be ramping up oil production. Now, remember, this has been a huge strategic goal for the Biden administration to ramp up OPEC's oil production because they've put the lock and chain on all American domestic production. And so for a second there, it looked as though the oil would be flooding the pumps would be going from Saudi Arabia and all because the Biden administration had given immunity to MBS himself The Crown prince essentially the ruler of Saudi Arabia in these lawsuits regarding the death of Khashoggi. This guy Khashoggi was in a very shady, very sinister character, wrote for The Washington Post, so already someone that we should definitely have an asterisk next to. But again, you tied to some very, very bad people in the Middle East. But here's what happened. The Saudis came out and completely denied the reports of the price of oil Charlie. For a couple hours there on the markets, the oil futures just spell. They were suddenly lying down. They said, oh, there's this huge deal because the Biden White House was taking incoming all day over this Khashoggi's widow comes out and is like, oh, how about you've killed him again? So she said, you've killed him again. Well, the dirty little secret is, it looks as though this entire thing was fake, and it was either cooked up by somebody on the street who had some nice puts maybe in the oil market and conducted a literal pump and dump with oil futures or or where they working potentially in conjunction with somebody in The White House. The Biden administration that was looking for a little bit of cover fire for the fact that they had given immunity to MBS and
Americans plan to bet $1.8 billion on the 2022 FIFA World Cup
"Fans are gathering for the World Cup opening match Gas is holding the Middle East first FIFA World Cup after having been battered by a regional boycott and international criticism for many of its policies The 2022 tournament is due to see its first match with gutter versus Ecuador fans were in high spirits outside the el bait stadium in Doha Crowds of international fans have been pouring into Hamad international airport for the matches Gutter like Saudi Arabia follows an ultra conservative version of Islam known as wahhabism Yet the country is
US moves to shield Saudi crown prince in journalist killing - Yahoo News
"The U.S. has moved to shield the Saudi crown prince and a journalist killing the Biden administration has declared that the high office held by Saudi Arabia's crown prince should shield him from lawsuits for his role in the killing of a U.S. based journalist That's a turnaround from Joe Biden's passionate campaign trail denunciations of prince Mohammed bin Salman over the brutal slang The administration says the prince's official standing should give him immunity in the lawsuit filed by the fiance of slain Washington Post columnist Jamal
Iran protests rage on streets as officials renew threats
"Protests raged throughout Iran with some going on overnight as officials renew threats against local descents Explosions wrung out on the streets of cast Arizona in Isfahan province south of Tehran online mobile phone footage showed balls of fire erupt in the streets as protesters shouted in the background much further south in bandaras and online videos showed women twirling their headscarves above their heads in protesters cars honked their horns in solidarity in the Kurdish town of mahabad protesters carried the body of a local man who was shot a month ago by security forces but died recently the protesters chanted martyrs don't die and Kurdistan are enemies are afraid of you another online video showed protesters in the capital Tehran chanting freedom over a wave of supported car horns It has been over 50 days since protests erupted in Iran following the detention and killing of a Kurdish woman in morality police custody Iranian officials have kept up their threats against the demonstrators and the wider world including Saudi Arabia who alongside Britain the U.S. and Israel they blame for fermenting unrest I am Karen Chammas
Not the Red Wave You Imagined
"May I say that I made no prediction, no hint, no intimation. No suggestion that there would be a great red wave. I was, as I told you all the time, I'm not optimistic, and I'm not pessimistic. Why did people, why did so many Republicans pundits and regular folk? Why did they buy the idea that there would be this red wave in this election? And I'll tell you why. Most people think with their heart more than with their mind. That's just the way it is. It is a very sad part of the human condition. But it is the case. People, and I'll tell you why. It's an honest mistake. I'm not criticizing. Well, it's a criticism to think with your heart rather than your mind as a criticism. But it's not meant as such. This is what I think a lot of Republicans said to themselves, and to their friends. They said the country is being ruined by the Democrats. It is so obvious. In terms of energy, what Joe Biden and the Democrats have done to a country that was a net exporter of energy overnight into a country that is a net importer of energy. From places like Venezuela and Saudi Arabia.
Thousands pack Bahrain national stadium for pope's main Mass
"Thousands of Christians arrived in Bahrain from around the gulf to attend a large mass with Pope Francis Crowds cheered as Pope Francis looped around back when sports stadium before taking part in a mass with an audience of about 30,000 people The pontus four day visit was mainly to attend an interfaith conference but he shifted gear to focus on the region's Catholic community The liturgy was in English as most of the worshippers were South Asian migrant workers he traveled from across the gulf to attend be joy Joseph and Indian living in Saudi Arabia was thrilled to be there The Pope urged his audience to strive for peace If anyone strikes you on the right cheek turned him to the other also that is what the lord asked for bus I am Karen Chammas
Ali Velshi's Worldwide Perspective on the Turn From True Democracy
"If anyone has a worldview because you report from all over the world all the time, it's that, right? Netanyahu is making a comeback. What's his name, Bolsonaro, thank God, just lost, but it is this ongoing worldwide battle, isn't it? About autocracy fascism. There are a couple of standouts though in that. So Netanyahu, mama had been Salman who doesn't have to run for elections ever. Vladimir Putin who doesn't have to run for elections ever. And Xi Jinping. We have a few people here who are in a much better position if Donald Trump were to win the election. And Donald Trump now looks like we'll declare that he's running for president on according to some sources on November the 14th. So there are people who are setting up for it, right? So Saudi Arabia and Iran got together to cut oil production to increase oil prices right before an election to hurt Democrats. And because they would like to hurt Democrats and they'd like Donald Trump in power. Netanyahu facing indictment and all sorts of things want to be prime minister of Israel looks like that's actually going to happen. And have never had a better friend than Donald Trump. So there's two themes going on in the world. There's a general lurch to the right, but not just the right toward fascism toward all these things. And I think a lot of people don't understand that having the vote does not guarantee you democracy, right? Iran has about Russia has a vote. All these people vote. But there's this lurch to the right, and then there's a bunch of people in the world setting up for Donald Trump to regain the top spot as the anti democratic guy in chief. And that's a big issue. You've now heard a lot of Republicans talking about, I don't know if we should spend this kind of money in Ukraine. Kevin McCarthy Senate Marjorie Taylor Greene said it. You know, so I am very worried that that is an abstraction to a lot of Americans, right? We're dealing with the price of gas. The price of food, and these are all very, very real issues with interest rates going up and inflation. But if democracy ends while we're worried about that, it's going to be a problem.
Officials: Saudis tell US that Iran may attack the kingdom - Yahoo News
"Saudi Arabia has told the U.S. that Iran is prepping for an attack on the kingdom I Norman hall U.S. officials have confirmed that Saudi Arabia has shared intelligence with American officials that suggest Iran could be preparing for an imminent attack on the kingdom The concern comes as the Biden administration is criticizing Tehran for its crackdown and widespread protests and condemning it for sending hundreds of drones to Russia for use in its war in Ukraine Meanwhile U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia have soured after the Saudis and other OPEC plus nations announced
Saudi, UAE back OPEC cuts as US envoy warns of 'uncertainty'
"Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have backed OPEC cuts as a U.S. envoy warns of uncertainty Comments at the Abu Dhabi international petroleum exhibition and conference show the stark divide between the U.S. and gulf Arab countries It supports in the wider Middle East the UAE's energy minister says while OPEC and its allies are only a phone call away if the requirements are there to raise production there's no suggestion such a boost would be on its way any time soon American politicians meanwhile have reacted angrily to a decision likely to keep gasoline prices elevated OPEC and a loose confederation of other countries led by Russia agreed in early October to cut its production to 2 million barrels of oil a day beginning in November I'm Charles De Ledesma
One More Reason to Impeach Joe Biden
"A few days ago on the podcast I talked about reasons to impeach Joe Biden. And I gave four or 5 reasons, but I said one reason not to impeach Joe Biden is over his phone call to Saudi Arabia. But as it turns out, I didn't know enough about that phone call, and there is a new article in The New York Times. The New York Times of all places that convinces me that this is an additional reason to impeach Joe Biden. In other words, there is an impeachable offense here. And as we look at it, look at what the article reveals. We see that Biden is acting corruptly once again. Initially, I thought that Biden's phone call was nothing more than, hey, Saudis. We have this oil problem in the United States. And people in America are suffering with high gas prices. We also have this war in Ukraine that's preventing us from buying Russian oil, so we want you to help out the U.S. consumer and produce more oil so that the prices will go down and this will help all Americans. Now, you can impeach Biden over that. In fact, arguably Biden is doing his job in looking out for the welfare of the American people. But that is not in fact the full story. Here's the article in The New York Times. U.S. officials had a secret oil deal with the Saudis or so they thought. Now I gotta give credit to The New York Times here because this is the reporting that I haven't seen anywhere else and this is not helpful to Biden. In fact, it's extremely damaging. It turns out that U.S. officials were trying to save Biden's chances. The Democrats chances in the midterm election. And so they cut a deal with the Saudis, in which the Saudis would agree to lower oil prices between September and December of this year. So think about it. This is not a case where the Saudis are saying well lower oil prices across the board. It's give us a temporary boost so we can get our party to success in the midterm elections.
Anti-US Foreign Powers Are All Rooting for Republicans
"Speaking, by the way, foreign powers, Natasha Bertrand, our friend tweeted Saudi prince Mohammed bin Salman, max President Biden and private making fun of the 79 year old gaffes questioning his mental acuity. He's told adviser he is much preferred former president Trump. And bob made a good point. He said, clean renewable energy pushed this unforgivable out of business, make it so. Yeah. I mean, I keep saying that calls, I don't know what to expect in the next two weeks before the actual elections. But trust me, Russia, Saudi Arabia, every actor that does not have the United States interests at heart are rooting for Republicans. Make no mistake about it.
"saudi arabia" Discussed on New Media Show
"It's diversity by default there because it's a diverse and intermixed community. There is. A Saudi Arabia have racial diversity really from the standpoint of how we look at it. I don't think they even consider that it's just diverse. I don't think they, of course, someone's going to someone's going to be on the show and call me out on this, but it looks to be pretty integrated. Okay. And someone that's, again, I ask, is there prejudice? There's certain communities that are looked down upon. Oh no, we're one big happy family. No, someone's probably going to tell me different, but and again, I can get a perspective from an event people registered to come to the event. I wasn't in the suburbs and sitting down and having bread with somebody. That I am sure there would be lots of other discussions. But laying the I wasn't there to figure out the politics. Right. Is there to figure out what was happening with the crater space? But it was very, very, very exciting. And I kind of had a little bit of a wow moment. You did. Yeah, I did. What was that? The overall experience? Yeah. It was the wow of, yeah, we talk about expansion, we're really isolated here. Yeah. You have to have boots on the ground to understand what's really going on. That's only way you're really going to understand what's going on in the space. We hear about it. Well, that's what's been great about what James has done with that pod news newsletter. But even then it doesn't open up at least some level of visibility into things going on outside of the U.S. because he does so much traveling to these markets. So it's been really helpful. I mean, I've been keeping my own the global stuff. I mean, some of the episodes that I did in my old podcast speed, which is still live. I was talking about the globalization of podcasting back in 2013. I was talking about this stuff. And I could see it happening and I figured it was just a matter of time. But cultural changes needed to happen, just like what we've seen now with Saudi Arabia, the ten years ago, we never would have thought. It was even possible. No. And actually, some people said that the next market that could potentially open up would be things change with all the chaos going on in Iraq. If there's regime regime change there in the public are allowed to say what they want to say, that could be another explosive market. Iraq, Jordan, all those countries, you know, have populations that could express themselves just like in Saudi Arabia. Iran instead of Iraq. But some of these just like, yeah, and where's turkey? I don't hear about it. Too much. Yeah, someone was saying something, but I didn't hear too much. And then there's Russia and then there's China, but those are those are separate conversations. Right. Yeah, I don't think you can talk now in Russia without getting constructed and sent to the front line. So I think you're well, my son lives there. Direct feedback from me. Oh, I'm sure. And I wish he would leave. And what's actually going on there is not what we're being told. Oh, of course. There's a big difference from what I'm hearing from him. So anyway, we just spent an hour on this Riyadh thing, but so I'm sure I saw some Facebook posts and I understand I went there with I'm a no bullshit kind of guy. So I just kind of wanted to know. You would do the underground investigation before you would take a risk like that. Well, you know, I watched a hundred YouTube videos before I went. And then I used some of the stuff I saw on YouTube as an example to ask people. I said, is this really happening? And people said, yes. And while it's still the minority, it was, yes, and you're not getting arrested and thrown in jail for it. So. But it's still the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. So that is one thing people will have to deal with and the politics aside. I hope the creators create and create stories that create change and the younger generations hungry to I'm excited for them. I'm really excited. I'm excited to hear the stories that come out that I'll be able to listen to in English. I'm all in. I'll be, I'll be hitting that content up hard. Because I want to hear this, you know, because I'm sure some of it's going to be on the edge. And I said internally to my team. And I think this is maybe what all podcast hosts are going to have to think about is the government wants companies and I don't know what this means politically, but the Saudi government has said they want companies that are going to do business in Saudi to establish presence there by 2024 and those that don't before that date are after that date are not going to get as much cooperation with the government. They've set a deadline for international companies to start doing business. Okay, so if I establish a business in KSA, then. What if I have a podcaster that wants to read private am I going to be able to allow that podcaster to be private? Those are questions yet to be answered. So I guess they're going to be content that's produced that will give you that insight Todd that's going to be produced in English. I hope so. I just, you know, I'm a big freedom of speech person. I'm big about privacy. So I want this to thrive. So. Again, I appreciate the trip out and the having, again, just full disclosure. I was the trip was fully paid for. By the event organizer, which was a government ministry. So full disclosure on that. But again, I saw none of their presence whatsoever. Only the agency that organized that. So yeah, it's a government did pay the bill to come out. So I was not constrained or instructed or it was given any type of guidelines on anything I could or could not say. So I just want to say that up front too. Yeah, that's good. I mean, did you get a sense of any kind of monitoring of your activities or anything? No. Okay. No. Well, I'm sure the Internet is monitored there. So they have a firewall. You're not someone asked me. Can you get to a porn site? And I'm like, I did not try to go to a porn site. Was it you or someone that posted that Verizon didn't provide Verizon socks? Verizon sucked. It was mobile was great. T mobile, they have a partner with Verizon does too. I thought it was going to work Ryzen. I could get text. That was
"saudi arabia" Discussed on New Media Show
"Was also making that make that point when I was talking to people too, but I don't know. I don't know if the video piece is, I only heard a few people were talking about live. Again, we're. Magic of the sound, you know, our, you know, I think a lot of people are making a big deal about video now. And I just don't think it's as big as people perceive it to be. I mean, I mean, what, maybe 25% of the market when the medium started. With like we do with this show, there's a video podcast feed that has a downloadable episode in it. So we have to be clear what we're talking about here, but even though those will say, you know, we shouldn't parse this conversation based on technology. When it comes to referring to a podcast, right? The listener is in control. It can be whatever it is and we'll call it a podcast. Well, that's not my point. My point is there's different types of podcast distribution. And just uploading directly to YouTube is one type of distribution for a video podcast. But it's not the only. So Anita says in chat, this is Anita soy. And she's over in Indonesia. She says, does it happen because Spotify was there first or some brought it there first? No. Spotify is boots on the ground. In Saudi Arabia. Yeah. Well, they are in Dubai, but they have boots on the ground in the Middle East. And so does. And so does angami. Well, yeah. Will there be? Yeah. They're based in their basements. And of course, podio, based in Beirut. Or Lebanon. So maybe it's in Lebanon someplace. So there's a bunch of kind of audio audio enhancement companies that are in transcription companies out of television as well. So there's a bunch of audio tech kind of companies going on. I mean, there's quite a bit of activity in that part of the world already. That's been going on for a long time. I know I talked to folks regularly from Tel Aviv that are working on high-tech project. It's almost like it's a startup. Area of the world. There's a lot of smart people there that are building technology products. Yeah. And I'm not surprised that this whole thing is happening. I guess I'm surprised that the Saudi Arabia is opening up like this. It doesn't have a history of behaving like this. Rob, it was 110% completely off my radar. I would have not known. Right. Why is it happening is also my next well, the why is because, well, KSA has had to. He has had to make changes because of the younger demographic? Because of the younger demographic. Absolutely. Unequivocally. 2222 sats from Mike Dell, more ducks for the collection. Thank you, Mike. The audio didn't come through. I don't know why. Yeah. It was an interesting I want to go back. Did they talk about next year event? Well, we'll see because the next, this is a four tier system, the next event they're going to have on video. So it's going to be focused on YouTube and TikTok and so that's going to happen sometimes January or February. They're going to be looking for people to come over and talk about that realm. So it's a four tier deal and it's a multiyear and the budget, my lord. I don't think I thought it was like a couple $1 billion or something. Yeah. It's huge. It's a huge budget that the ministry of communications or whoever it was to put this on has dedicated. Because they have a goal of like, they're now number 14 in the world on tourism, believe it or not, they moved up 5 places. And they want to be number one in the world on tourism. That's going to be tough. Especially with no alcohol. Because Todd, don't they? This time of year, believe it or not, the days highs were 90, and then nighttimes from the 70s, it was beautiful in the evenings. It was savvy and it was lovely. No, obviously no humidity. So this is the time of year to visit when it's a little cooler because it's definitely not a 135 in the shade. On which I've experienced before, in its 24/7, not just during the daytime, same thing in the nighttime. But one thing's for sure. I was staying up so late trying to keep my body on a somewhat not wax schedule. I looked at my hotel room at 4 o'clock in the morning and the streets were packed. Full. I mean, traffic jams are 4 o'clock in the morning. People out cruising. They got a big cruise, their gas is up 50%. They're very pissed off about that. It's up to $2 and 30 cents a gallon. It's 50% in the last year. Population is absolutely crying about it because it's double their commute cost and stuff like that. Very much a car city. It is, they're putting in mass transit, but I said, the way these people love their cars here, good luck getting them out of their vehicles and getting them into the they have a basically one of those raised overhead transit systems. Beautiful. Got it. The amount of construction, the amount of money being spent is insane. You just can see it. So, and everyone said it's transformed and really the last 5 years. There was no skyscrapers there before. Now there's starting to see very tall buildings. So do you see the podcasting industry putting efforts into competing in that market? It's a new market. Matter of fact, the folks from patio says you guys can catch up with this. We're going on to the next market this developing. That got a laugh. If this one's already launched and going, where's the next one? Somewhere? Right. That's the question. Who knows? Maybe. South Africa, mid Africa. I mean, so this area kind of covers the North Africa. But I think there's I think there's lots of opportunity there. Because we both know of events that are being planned in what was it in Bali. I think there's one in Bali. Well, yeah, that's what's on you. Yeah. And then, in fact, that's where the pod being I think her name's Norma. She's from she's in Bali. That's where she's working out of there. So. Here's one thing too.
Why JJ & JP Would Never Withdraw in a LIV Tournament
"Speaking withdrawals, Kevin na with drew last week in the live tour. I think that's the first WD we've seen on the live in 5 events. I'm not exactly allowed. Yeah, not exactly sure what happened. I think he had the flu or something. But if you told me that I could complete two more rounds and it doesn't matter if I shoot a hundred. I think you'd have to decapitate both of my legs for me to not play. If last place is 75 racks or whatever it is, 150, dude. Yeah, I mean, I would 50 her. I mean, dude, hundred and wider than I know that. A 150? Yeah. Yeah, man. I mean, I've been there like food poisoning on the road for foreign land, like where you can't even move, but like for sure, is your caddy allowed to literally carry you. Like, is that allowed? Yeah, kitty harms kitty harms could definitely carry Kevin around $8000, yeah. Yeah, 'cause he's a little guy. And you can technically have 18 caddies, so like, I would just get like, I pay, I pay each guy a grand. I pay each guy a grand per hole and I get the strongest guy in Saudi Arabia. You know there's some strong guys there. Like some freaking, whatever their secret police military, I'd be like, bro, thousand a hole. 18 caddies in like literally carry me to like wherever my ball is and then you have to carry my clothes too. It goes without saying because I've got carrying those. And just fucking drag me wherever. Like if you have to hold me by the arm and drag me across the sand a few times, like get me this 150 racks so I can finish this round.
People Don't Want to Invest in the Traditional Energy Sector
"Want to invest in the traditional energy sector here in the United States of America for a reason right now because they know that Joe Biden is going to be very hostile towards their investment. What do you think this ESG environmental social governance stuff is all about? They rate things green, yellow, red in terms of whether pension funds can actually put their money into these things. And that's all orchestrated to try and basically turn off this traditional energy. Well, in doing so, you make yourself more reliant and more dependent on all these countries that you don't want to be reliant and dependent on. I mean, heck, he didn't want to have to go over there to Saudi Arabia to say hello to MDS. Especially after the Khashoggi stuff, this is something that Joe Biden and the Democrats didn't want to have to do. But they did, he went and gave the little fist bump and now he's angry. He's angry that the Saudis are turning off that oil. Well, maybe you ought to have. Now I'm going on a limb. Maybe just want to have a solution, right? Is anybody playing chess instead of checkers? In a game of chess, you're thinking through what happens next. What are the next moves that could actually transpire? And I don't even want to think about them because they're so bad. But this is what we are supposed to be getting from our lawmakers and our leaders. We're not getting it. Hence all the inflation.
Should Biden Be Impeached Over His Call to Saudi Arabia?
"Republicans are now talking at the leadership level about impeaching Biden, impeaching Biden if, as seems likely, Republicans win the house. And there's a decent chance that Republicans will also win the Senate. So impeachment becomes something that's quite real. Now I was worried as I'm sure some other people were also that Republicans would do what Republicans do, which is essentially talk big and then quickly back off the moment that they come into power. And go well, you know, we really don't want to be going down impeachment. We've got a lot of legislative business to do. No, there's actually no legislative business to do for the simple reason or whatever legislative business is done by Republicans is going to be vetoed by Biden. So let's not fool ourselves and talk nonsense about passing legislation. It's really not going to happen. It's going to be a standoff. Republicans should do is use the power of the purse as leverage against Biden and impeachment is very important. Now, here's the least stefanik number three House Republican saying that one potential reason to impeach Biden is quote his illegal request that Saudi Arabia de la delay, oil production cuts. And she goes on to say when there's an egregious abuse of power and high crimes and misdemeanors, that means anything is on the table. Now I can see why Elise Stefanik is saying this. She's basically thinking, look, Biden makes a phone call to the Saudis and basically says hey listen release the oil now because the midterms are coming up. And that's certainly distasteful. And she sees that there's a kind of a mirror with the Democrats going after Trump for what? A phone call that he made to Ukraine. So there's a kind of parallelism here and I think this is really what Elise Stefanik is grabbing on to.
Jack Posobiec Details Joe Biden's Quid Pro Quo With Saudi Arabia
"I want to ask you, you talked, you kind of tweeted this out here. Biden admitted publicly he was coercing Saudi Arabia to lower oil prices before midterms by threatening them with consequences and Republicans gave them gave him a pass. What do you mean by that? Well, so here's the thing, right? Charlie, the last time I was on this program, on your program. And you were one of the few people that brought this up and really gave it the attention it did. Obviously, on human events, we did as well on Bannon. We did as well on war room. But I noticed that with this issue, right? The fact that and by the way, we just saw last night as a matter of fact, this kind of prompted me on this that Biden has announced yet again another 15 million barrels from our strategic oil reserve are going to be released prior to midterms that he's literally stealing away. The reserve of the American people, he's stealing away all of this in countering and going into co quid pro quos with the Saudis with OPEC with everybody else. Meanwhile, by the way, OPEC is coming out saying it's not just the Saudis. It's all of us. We're all against you at this point. You're ridiculous. Your policies have allowed us to do this and we are going to use this leverage. They're stealing from the American people. They're entering in a quid pro quo. And yet I haven't seen the Republican leadership. I haven't seen Republican candidates. I haven't seen this gaining the traction that it really needs. And maybe it's because it's one of those things where they think, oh, you know, maybe the voters don't understand. Maybe they don't understand what the strategic oil reserve is. The other understand what the importance of this is. No, I think voters are actually smart, right? And it may be, you know, Russia had that great line about low information voters. And which is true. But he also pointed out voters aren't stupid. The American people are just busy, okay? So you have to educate. You have to use the megaphone. You have to get the story out there. And
Rep. Elise Stefanik: Republicans Could Impeach Biden Next Year
"Congresswoman Elise Stefanik. Boy, she real impressive Republican from upstate New York. She's the number three House Republican. And she told a reporter the other day, still the New York Post. That Republican lawmakers could very well move to impeach Joe Biden next year. After they can, after they investigate, his family's foreign consulting businesses and his what she called illegal request that Saudi Arabia delay oil production cuts until after the November 8th midterm elections. Biden going to Saudi Arabia begging them to hold off is we are so numb.
Quid Pro Joe Threatens the Saudis With Jack Posobiec
"Gears here, Jack, I want to talk about OPEC and quid pro Joe. What is the story here? It's a little confusing to most people. Walk us through it with your foreign policy expertise. So the timeline on this is important, right? So over the summer, when gas prices were getting really bad, Joe Biden and his crack team at The White House decided to go over to something called the strategic oil reserve. There are these giant caverns down in Louisiana bio, they're underneath the Louisiana Bayou, these actually salt caverns, limestone, one of them used to be owned by Morton salt, really interesting story. And we, in the 1970s, our country started filling these up as a reserve in case OPEC ever conducted another embargo against the United States or ever looked to cut production. Pay attention to that because that's going to come up later. So Biden decided that he didn't like where his approval numbers were. So what did he do? He started releasing oil from the strategic oil reserve into the markets and prices dipped for a little bit, but now they're back on the upswing again. So last week, Biden calls for OPEC to increase their production. And of course, we remember it was. He goes over there. He has the fist bump with MBS, The Crown prince that's basically in charge of how do you right now. Saudi Arabia's government is basically run my game, like Game of Thrones. It's Game of Thrones rules over there. So the king is pretty much he's down, but he's not out yet completely, but MBS is the prince is really running the government. Yeah, the prince is running down. So if you've seen Game of Thrones, that's basically how they run Saudi Arabia. And so OPEC plus last week comes out and says, you know what? We're actually not going to increase production. We're going to decrease production. Joe, we're very sorry about that. We don't like the things that you've been doing. We've decided that we're going to push off. And Charlie, you had Steve Bannon on here yesterday for that incredible discussion about the collapse of the Anglo American financial system worldwide. This is part and parcel of that because of course everyone knows that system. And maybe we should do some more episodes explaining this for people. It's backed by the petrodollar. It's backed by the fact that all oil transactions petroleum LNG must be conducted around the world in U.S. currency, even if
"saudi arabia" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"ESPN daily is presented by supercuts. The smarter, easier way to get a haircut. It's not just any haircut. It's super cuts. Kevin von waldenberg, you have been tracking the protagonist of the existential crisis that golf has been enveloped by over the last several days. You were with Phil Mickelson in London at the live golf tournament the first ever, which we're here to talk about, but we also just watched him give his first press conference. Here in America in months at the country club, the host of this week's U.S. open in Brookline, Massachusetts, and my first question to you is just, are you surprised that Phil Mickelson ditched his leather jacket? Well, Pablo in the vein of Phil Mickelson, the way he answered questions today, I'll say, I respect your question, just so much respect for it, but I think I'm going to not address that at the moment. I know that many of you have strong many people have strong opinions, emotions about my choice to go forward with Liv golf. And I understand, and I respect that. Well, I mean, it was such a thing because he shows up. He's also looking like a midlife crisis in London, right? Which is appropriate, I suppose, for what golf is also battling with, but he shows up in his Harris licked back and his leather jacket, and he is a scruffy beard. How would you describe what Phil was looking in sounding like? A couple days later here at the U.S. open presser. On Monday, a little more polished than we saw in London. You could tell in London he was going to take a full ten second pause at times to decide how he was going to answer questions. I think you can see a lot of evidence of a lot of therapy since he's been away. And he's has pretty much come out and said that not only has he been in therapy to deal with some of his gambling addictions, but also to just sort of be a better, more focused, more present person. Well, I wanted to say that it's nice to be back, nice to see you guys. It's been four months. It's been, it's given me an opportunity to spend time with loved ones and continue some of the work therapy wise on some of the deficiencies that I have, certainly, and as well as focus on best paths forward. I'm sure we're big fans of therapy on this pod here and of course. So I don't think anything is that as a knock on film, but I think that it's very clear that he is done being the sort of smart alecky freewheeling character that he once was. It is hard to shake the fact that a lot of this evolution has been spurred by the fact that he is the face of the Liv golf tournament, right? Which is backed by the government of Saudi Arabia. Why is this tour such a huge deal that is obscuring everything? How would you begin to answer that at this point? Let's just start with the fact that the public investment fund of Saudi Arabia has around $600 billion in it. And that is just money that Saudi Arabia has earmarked for the purposes of transforming its country in their words sort of away from a dependency on oil and more towards being a more progressive society. They made investments in Formula One in WWE in horse racing. There you now have a controlling interest in Newcastle United and the Premier League. Golf is the latest step in that supposed evolution. And what that is essentially being described by human rights groups is sports washing. Which is when you are essentially laundering your reputation geopolitically by using sports by making yes, people more comfortable with investing in your country, business wise, and so what Liv golf is basically saying, it's not a regular sports league that would ever have to turn a profit or balance its books. It is just a sports league that is willing to spend $2 billion over the next four years to launder Saudi Arabia's reputation. How big a threat do you think the live tour is to the sport of golf to the PGA Tour in specific? I try to sort of explain it like this to people who aren't golf nerds like myself. Imagine if another league started up another basketball league, say, in China or in Europe or somewhere, and they could take away the 50 best players in the NBA. So no Steph Curry, no LeBron James, no Joel embiid, no even, you know, James Hart. What would that look like in terms of you as an NBA fan? You'd be pretty bored by some of the games you wouldn't just immediately adopt the sort of new players you'd feel kind of lost. You didn't know any of the storylines. You didn't know any of the drama. You were frustrated. That's what's potentially occurring with golf is yes, those players, it seems like who went to go live will probably still be able to play in the majors. The masters, the U.S. open, the PGA Championship, the open championship. Right, not regulated by the PGA Tour proper. Correct. The PJ tour does not own or control any of those majors. But Phil is going to play Liv golf. He's said he's going to play in all the tournaments this year. He's going to play in all the tournaments next year. And whether he's able to ever play on tour again, I think we'll just have to be kind of determined going forward by the courts. And so that's why golf has a kind of like a boxing vibe to it at the moment where there are a lot of different competing interests and some people declaring themselves jamming that some people getting mega rich and all of that is going to shake out in a long, protracted,.
"saudi arabia" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast
"The same thing. Well, strategic to me sounds like it's like tactical in terms of it's smart and you're using within the boundaries of the rules. I mean, they were found today to not be within the boundaries of the rules. So on the first instance, when Verstappen was meant to give back the place, he immediately took it. He immediately took it back from Hamilton because I have given you the place. But now I'm going to take it back because I can. Playing within the boundaries of the rules, but I did feel like the attitude from the Verstappen and the Red Bull camp very aggressive. I mean, we're at the point at the end of the season, and we have a championship at stake here. I totally understand why this would be the case. But it did feel like and the point I want to get to is that after all of this, Hamilton, one of Hamilton's quotes that really stuck out to me was the fact that he said he uses his experience of keeping his nose clean and keeping his head cool to win championships. If it comes down to obviously, we're going to go into Abu Dhabi next weekend. This weekend, technically, I guess, because for Luke, it's for both of us for all of us. Everyone. This weekend, we're going to Abu Dhabi. They're equal on points. It's essentially a one race shootout for the title. Winner takes all. Winner takes all. I mean, absolutely amazing for us. If it does go Lewis Hamilton's way, will will it be races like this that really show the difference between an 8 time potential 8 time world champion and a young phenomenally talented driver yet to win a championship? I'm not entirely sure the difference in experience is the deciding factor here. I think it actually just comes down to their approaches and how they go about things. Even when he was starting out, he wasn't he didn't pull moves, I think I'm already saying that it didn't pull the kind of moves that I think we've seen from max. And I think that that is how max is approaching things. That's his mantra. It is that sort of center escada of funeral long ago for a gap, then you're no longer racing driver. I think that's really what it all comes down to and Hamilton said after the race that I've raced a lot of guys who at the very top of their games there's lots of different characteristics and some of them will keep going over the limit and he was asked to do me max and he went, yeah, max was over the limit and he said that he feels that max the rules don't apply to max attempts like keeping within the white lines and everything. And he made a couple of references in his post race interviews too that keeping it within the white lines. So I think that I think, yeah, come Abu Dhabi. I think that you'll look at races like, I think, particularly Brazil. I think that was a very obvious one. They had their term for saga where they both ran wide. But then the second time, Hamilton got side by side with him. He didn't do the same thing. He let Verstappen basically hold the position he was like, I'm just going to buy my time a little bit longer. And yeah, I think that I think that it is experience. But I think it's also just the approach as well is the lowest time and time again this season has been the person who has been avoiding the collisions. And I'm sure this will set off the auto sport British bias claxons. But it is true with max has been aggressive and he is really and that's his style and that's the way he's going to go about things and basically say, look, either you go out the position or neither of us get through this corner. Points, that's what this year. I mean, look at imola in the early part of the season. I mean, he was very aggressive, but he got the position and that was key to his race. So I think the experience I think obviously, yeah, it is a fact or anything that come out and be Derby. I think that's really going to be the test for Verstappen in terms of how do you deal with a final race decide? How do you deal with such a tense situation? But I think that what we saw today in terms of their varying approaches, I think it just comes down to their characteristics and how they do things as drivers more so than the golfing experience between them. I was going to completely disagree with you. But now you've made a very good point and a very good case for him. Aha. My point on Verstappen and sort of lack of experience was him learning from these and going back to the Bahrain first race example of basically just freeing up the first position and then not being in that position ready to attack straight away and basically hammers got away and then was able to win to win that race. And he said after that that I'm going to learn my lesson from this, take that experience and then be sort of when those opportunities come up, try and use that strategy or gainsmanship or however you want to describe it to take advantage. And ultimately, that's something he has tried today, but not necessarily works, but I don't think he anticipated being rear ended by Hamilton, neither of them were, but yeah, I think had he not done that, then you probably would have been fine with it. So in terms of learning from those experiences, like you say, being aggressive, that is just happening in a word. And they're very, very different personalities, both off the track and on the track. And I think that is always going to be Verstappen over the next few years. It's how he refines that and uses it in the right way and at the right time. There have been a fair few races that you'd say at the start of vim and is a good example where it's been on the right side of what is correct. And I think that's ultimately where he's got a lot of fans from and a lot of people that support him for the way he approached racing. And it's just finding that fine line of not going too far over the other way and unfortunately I think the last few races that we've mentioned, Brazil, and then obviously Saudi Arabia this weekend, it's gone perhaps too far the other way and that could be down to the pressure of the championship fight. It could be how the cars are performing on the given weekends and the risks, perhaps he's having to take more, take more risks because of, say, car deficits or tired deficits or something like that compared to where he has the faster car and strategy. If we look back through the history books of Formula One, we've had plenty of what at the time and now looking back on it retrospectively have been rather aggressive drivers that have been extremely successful. As you say, it's an interesting driving style. I for one am very interested to see how this is going to play out in Abu Dhabi. And as you say, whether they can with a max can can contain that. But what do both drivers need to do? Going into this final shootout for the championship. Win the race. That would help. Yes. Or finish in front of the other one. It's kind of as simple as that. Yeah, sorry, guess, but yeah, I think both of them I think it's hard to say that I think the momentum you've got to say, okay, lies with Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes because of the form they've had in the last I mean, it's three wins on the bounce. Now they've really come back into this fight. But I think just the way that, yeah, the way that Verstappen approached those, right? So I think that it kind of makes it clear that having the fastest car is not going to be enough in Abu Dhabi. I think that it's really going to be particularly if they're locking out the front road together, side by side one, it's going to be really, really fascinating in terms of who's willing to do what how far do they want to push it? And I think that they might be tied on points but because of the wind situation, it's 9 8 to Verstappen. It means that basically if neither of them finish, then max would be world champion. And I'm not going to I'm not going to suggest that max would do something as cynical as taking out those deliberately to win the championship. But it's the kind of thing where if they do have a similar moment to today, whether they're going cyber cycling to a corner..
"saudi arabia" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast
"And end up being a really tame boring race. And yeah, Daniel Ricciardo I spoke to him post race and he said that he had spoken to his mates back home in Australia and they were like, oh, should I stay up for this? Because obviously it's very late in the day in terms of their time zones. And he said to the knee was like, hey, I'm not sure, 'cause it'll either be like really great or really, really boring. So I think there was always that thought that there would be some kind of drama, but yeah, when the start happened, it was all very quiet. And I thought, okay, we might be might be all right here. Everything may go pretty smoothly with no major issues, no major drama. Then it was Mick Schumacher's crash on lap ten at turn 22 that obviously sparked everything off really and did bring out eventually that first red flag. And that really sort of set the wheels in motion for what would follow. But yeah, there was a point when I did think, oh, this might actually be quite a chill race and truth be told after the formula two crash and yet the place that he's fine, he feels it feels okay. Still waiting to see if he'll race in Abu Dhabi. Ends off its pauli, he was known to be conscious when he left the car there's no official update on his condition. At the moment, I think we all just wanted a very straightforward race really with very safe race. That was the big thing. And we'll get onto the safety aspects and the track itself much later on. I know. But yeah, the start itself, I did kind of think oh this might actually be quite a chill one and chill it was not. Well, not chill, but I think a factor in the yeah it all becoming undone. Was obviously the red flag, but before that was the cooling of the safety car after the Schumacher crash because you put the Mercedes pair into pit. Obviously, they lose track position for staff and stays out, which is on paper, the right thing for both teams to do. But then, of course, for staff and gets his free tire change as well as others do, so there was plenty of winners and even that. But those obviously the main focus and then therefore you've got snapping ahead of an aged Mercedes team. It's the rules of the roles and I do believe it's Hamilton benefited from that in imola. Early this year, when he was struggling and managed to get free check the tires and a big chunk of time gained. So swings around about some of that. But yeah, that's it, the wheels of motion for carnage. The safety car to red flag scenario was questioned by Lewis at the time. He very angrily wanted to understand why Massey had decided Michael Massey that is had decided to call a red flag kind of, I guess, maybe was his grievance to do with the length of time between safety car period and red flag decision, given that we had incidents there before and it seemed to be a slam dunk red flag if anybody came off in turn 22. But obviously, yes, his concern was very much to do with the fact that their Max Verstappen gets a free pit stop essentially. What do you guys make? 'cause Lando Norris was quite vocal about this as well after the race in that he believes this to be a silly rule that when a red flag is waved, you get a free choice of tires for the restart. What do you make of that? Is that something that we should be looking at? Or as Hayden said, the rules be the rules and it kind of is just a fact in the playbook of F one. Yeah, it's a strange one, isn't it? Because it is in the rule book and it does allow for things such as this to happen. And hey, you mentioned Hamilton's recovery under the red flag imola, for example. I mean, that saved his race. Otherwise he would have been a lap down. It's happened many times over the years where air drives do just luck in basically to that. And when Lewis Hamilton asks Mercedes about it over the radio, it James fowls and Bono came back and they explained that that was always sort of a risk that would be run when there is a safety car in the driver's dates out that if it does turn to a red flag, they've essentially had a free pit stop. So yeah, I know I understand why Lando, for example, will feel agreed about it, but also it goes both ways, doesn't it? It's just part of the strategic sort of elements involved. But I think from a pure standpoint, though, it is a little bit weird, isn't it that a driver ultimately benefits from not doing something or not pitting and just staying out. So yeah, I think that I think the length of time it took to go from a safety car to a red flag as well. I think that was, yeah, it maybe took a little bit longer than expected or maybe it should have. But yeah, I think that from a purist point of view, maybe that's a rule that does need to be looked at because it does seem to be the kind of thing where drivers aren't really rewarded for anything much more than just getting a bit lucky. As always with these things, it's always a multiple of factors involved, as you say, the delay between initially a safety car to red flag to allowing the people to pit stop before the red flag showed. But the scenario I guess there is the key point of when that changes and you allow those drivers that opportunity. If it's called much earlier, nobody necessarily gains no losers on that and it's just down to the call they made at the time, which I think is probably a theme of the race as well that is going to come under a lot of scrutiny in terms of certain calls that were made at certain times by race direction and the FIA stewards in terms of who is at fault and who necessarily wasn't it. Yes, official, I think there's a lot of finger pointing still being still going on and I'm sure we'll go on right into next weekend. I don't feel like we're going to hear the end of this for a number of reasons. But so obviously we've had the first red flag, which is triggered the first race restart. Which didn't last very long. That restart seemed to be a little bit more chaotic than the first. We had the incident where leclerc and Perez came together at the exit of turn two and that also had the knock on effect of mazepin. Quite scarily rear ending. George Russell, to which again, he has been very vocal about safety concerns off the back of that clash. Luke, you spoke to Russell in the pen. What did he have to say about that? Yeah, he was very open about it, and he right the way through the weekend has been talking about the blind corners, the safety concerns that he had about the track and he said that this really did highlight the issue that it was so narrow at that point that you couldn't really go anywhere. Yeah, he had to slow down and maze have been had nowhere to go. So when ramming really hard into the rear of his car and it was a really scary incident and the first thing I said about them was.
"saudi arabia" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast
"You'll notice I'm not Ariana. In just a few hours she'll be flying off to Abu Dhabi with the rest of the F one paddock. So instead, I'm temporarily taking the reins, and I'm joined by Luke Smith, F one reporter for auto sport and Hayden Cobb editor of autosport dot com. But before we all try and make sense of exactly how that Grand Prix played out, for those listeners who tune into the podcast for the results, and we know there are a few of you. Here's the short version. In a bizarre race that required two restarts and four virtual safety cars, Lewis Hamilton beat Max Verstappen to victory to set up a final round showdown as they head to Abu Dhabi level on points. That's the first time that's happened since 1974 with McLaren's Emerson Fittipaldi, battling Ferraris clay regazzoni for the championship. Bottas took third from ocon in a dash to the line on the final lap, finishing just a few meters ahead. Behind them, Ricardo managed to climb up to 5th, followed by gasly, leclerc, saints, jovina, and a disappointed Lando Norris rise up the points in tenth. Max Verstappen picked up a 5 second time penalty for passing off the track, and after the race was issued a ten second time penalty for sudden breaking and causing a collision for the break check incident with Lewis Hamilton. But that penalty didn't end up affecting the results as Bottas was 16 seconds behind max. There were two red flags, two standing restarts, three different pole sitters, four virtual safety cars, and at least two clashes between the title rivals in a race which is easily the most frantic of the year. And with that said, and I'm pretty surprised that we managed to get such a succinct summary considering the action, I wanted to kick off the podcast as we usually do guys by asking you for your ratings for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. I'm really interested to know what you guys are going to say. I think there's such a mixed feeling towards this race for various reasons, but Luke, why don't we start off with you? What was your rating for the race? Yeah, very mixed feelings, actually, because we've had this amazing fight between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen. Don't get me wrong, it was incredible to see the instance and everything that happened. And there was so much drama throughout the race, but in terms of actual strategy or intrigue or on track action, it wasn't actually like overtaking or anything like that and a raw fight between the two title rivals. Yeah, maybe it maybe didn't hit some of the heights that we've seen earlier in the season. So there's a bit of a funny one. I thought it was a bit of a messy race with all of the VSC's and debris and everything like that going on. And yeah, it was kind of we kept having these continual battles where we had Lewis will get close to max, max would then be aggressive, Louis would have to back out, we keep repeating that basically. So yeah, I would probably give it a 7 or an 8, I would say. I probably I think, yeah, it's not the kind of race. It's a race on me don't remember and we will remember this so so much. It's so exciting for the championship. But in terms of an out and out race, I think if you take away that lead battle throughout the rest of the field, actually it was quite tame in places. So yeah, I would go with the name. It was a very memorable race and a good race and many places, but it wasn't a ten out of ten or anything like that. For me, can I have two ratings, please? I'll explain why. First one is the entertainment side of it in terms of what makes an entertaining race and I think you've got to go ten out of ten for that because like you say there is so much going on. I'm so impressed the way you summed it up in about three minutes because just trying to cover it in the written form, it's like pages upon pages of everything. So it just had a little bit everything that you almost forget little instances to happen here or there, which for the spectator taking out the sporting purist take on it. It just was incredible and difficult to kick up with. But as Luke said, I think yeah, from perhaps more to what was pure sporting racing situation, take a few marks down from there. I'd agree on the 7, because yes, the back of the front was great, but maybe we didn't see a great deal else going on, but that probably because of the Java suit carnage that was actually unfolding everywhere you looked. Yeah, it was definitely, I think a controversial, I don't even want to because obviously it's been questioned as to whether we are even going to call it a race. And I guess in the fallout in the quotes that have come out post race, max and Red Bull have very much vocalized the fact that they don't believe this is Formula One, that this was an example of penalties and politics, getting in the way of quote unquote racing. Which I'm sure we're going to get on to when we get around to the penalties. But I thought I have to agree with you guys in terms of, I mean, my heart rate, I don't think dipped below one 60 BPM for that entire length of time of the race. Maybe see your doctor about that. I mean, genuinely, I felt like I'd been treat this trait this is therapy. This is a safe space for you. It's time to talk over the troubles that we've just witnessed and go from there. I mean, it's been great. I feel like I don't have to go for a run, because I basically did, however, long we had of some hard cardio based on the fact that it just never seemed to want to calm down. It just had every time you thought it couldn't twist anymore. It twisted again. And the momentum just seemed to swing between Lewis and max throughout. But in order for us to really process and analyze and give the listeners a bit of a viewpoint on exactly what happened out in Saudi Arabia today, I thought we would try and attack this by going through it in chronological order. Just the major points otherwise we will probably be doing a 5 hour podcast, but why don't we begin? Because I guess to your point Luke, the race started off quite simply, given the start for formula two, we'd seen that it can get quite chaotic and there was also throughout the weekend the worries about the safety of the track and formula two with the crash that we saw in formula two as well. Not necessarily to do with the circuit itself, but obviously was quite a harsh start of race procedures today. What did you make of the start of the Grand Prix? And what did you believe was going to be playing out? Did you think it was going to be that boring the whole way through? Or did you know that chaos was most likely coming? It was a quite a serene start and it tallies with a lot of Italy's with what a lot of drivers said that it would be one of two races that would either be chaos and crazy and lots going on or it would be very tame and not a lot happens. And I think back to Baku when it had its first race, the F two race was absolutely crazy. All of the F one guy saw it and thought, okay, if I take it easy and just get to the finish, that will probably be enough..
"saudi arabia" Discussed on Box of Neutrals
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"saudi arabia" Discussed on The Media Show
"Could even dream of having. The sailing back home from Charleston houseman, how typical is all of this? Everything we've talked about today of the way, Gulf states used the media as a former soft power as Jim was saying. Well, as we're talking about the golf, I think we should broaden the scope, but this is not unique to Saudi Arabia. Qatar, the UAE are equally involved in investing and using the media and trying to project self power. A lot of money. They do. They do, indeed, and part of the reason behind the multiyear rift between Saudi Arabia and the UAE Qatar and Bahrain was Qatar's Al Jazeera. A media station, which was seen as an extension of the Qatari government. It didn't provide accurate or honest reporting on regional issues was not a reflective of regional trends in realities and one of the demands issued against Qatar in the 27 rift was that Al Jazeera be shut down. And so it's important to see how that sort of coverage of regional issues. And of neighboring GCC countries will change if at all, once now that the rift has been resolved as of January of this year. And so this is very much tied to deeper dynamics of regional competition where you have these small countries, particularly the UAE and Qatar trying to Project Power. Through sports, through investments in the media, through their own stations and channels, they're buying football teams. And it's directed to politics back home, regional tensions. And again, of course, to improve their image in Western countries. San and buckle, thank you. Thank you so much. You know, that's us talking about golf state franchises of British brands, but, you know, let's now turn to a massive U.S. brand that has arrived on British British shores and if that's not a massive handbrake turn, I don't know what is..
"saudi arabia" Discussed on The Media Show
"Service was offering the sports offering that be in sports was offering was complete in the Premier League. And beans windowed this. They realized that the kind of they did some digging themselves as well as the Premier League. And they discovered that the signal that was being used to add these games originated not from a Colombian and Cuban consulting which is what the Saudis were claiming, but from Saudi Arabia, from a company called Arabs, which is majority owned by who, the Saudi government. And then what happened after that, the qataris, they then took this case to the World Trade Organization for not to kind of get to the bottom of why this is happening. And he took Saudi Arabia to the WTO arbitration process. And the WTO then ruled in favor of Saudi Arabia. So not so it's not Saudi Arabia or Qatar. And accused Saudi Arabia of essentially not charging and prosecuting the people behind Q and this was a big deal for the Premier League. This was why Newcastle, that stalled that takeover. There's a massive deal for its massive deal for the Premier League because beings contract. For example, is worth roughly 500 million pounds. And that's a lot of money for the Premier League. And when the kind of Newcastle deal became public, one of the first people to condemn it and also lobby the Premier League and the UK government against this deal was being sports. But then what also happened was in early 2000 2021, we saw Saudi Arabia and its blockade on Qatar. And as a result of that, what we also saw only last week was being sports was then allowed to air its games and its programming inside Saudi Arabia. Right. So there we go. I mean, we should point out as well in this tit for tat between or more than tit for tat between Qatar and Saudi Arabia point out that the Saudi Arabia's previously blocked the website of your title, the Middle East and I, because of what they say, your papers links to Qatar. Yeah. Jim will just got any thoughts on all of this? BN B out, Newcastle. I think with all of it, it's so hard to follow if you're not entwined in the regional politics. And it's very, very difficult. I spend so long on this and even I struggle with it. But basically, you end up with a story where the thing blocking a takeover of a Premier League club appears to be more about who's paying for the television rights than about the human rights in the country that's connected to the purchases. So, you know, we have a fit and proper persons test. But I think with all of this, it comes back to. There is no better place in the world to come to than the UK if you want to buy an institution to improve your reputation. And whether it's football club or a media outlet, that's what we come back to..
"saudi arabia" Discussed on The Media Show
"Which involves western media companies entertainment companies, and they appear to have turned the page. I'm from chatham House. Good point to bring you in. Are you surprised there isn't more pushback over what happened with Cassidy? I think that there was this two year lull where MBS and the kingdom receded. They tried to take a back seat, not be so public. And work on domestic issues. So that's what we have been witnessing over this two year period. And with the sale of Newcastle, I think this is a sort of signal that people are willing to turn the page. And as Vivian described with so many companies, still looking for markets, western companies have not been very successful or able to push back on human rights issues. Which in the kingdom, of course, go beyond the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi. And also, you know, worthwhile, elevating and mentioning that activists and women and journalists are detained also in the kingdom. But the market is a hugely appealing. There's a very young population that is looking to benefit from the social liberalization that was granted by Mohammed bin Salman. And so there is a domestic dynamic here to the sports wash shape or media washing that is taking place. And the soft power projection is very much tied to domestic drivers of reform in the kingdom. And of course, it has broader regional and international implications as well. Larry, let me bring you in because Salam mentioned the football that is has been the big story this past week. The Saudi led consortium, buying into Newcastle for United football club. Everybody from the Middle East and I because in all the excitable coverage about these new owners in football, there's actually been much less about something we've obviously noticed on the media show, because with the media show, which is, you know, in the end, this is really a media story in a sense. Tell us what are being and how that will plays into this. So Sabine sports is the katari back sports broadcaster that's got the commercial rights to air Premier League games and sporting events from around the world. For the Middle East and also a lot of the global south, for example, Indonesia is a big market for being sports. And what happened was, in 2017, when there was an air sea and land blockade imposed on Qatar, which owns being sports. We're also and this was imposed by Saudi Arabia. We're also in sports was then banned inside Saudi Arabia. Within a few weeks later, what you'd also see emerging is a new website could be our Q and this was being promoted by senior royal advisers on Twitter like Turkey and Sheik who's in charge of the whole kind of entertainment revamping in saddle, and also saddle katani, who has been his accused of helping orchestrate the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, mentioned earlier. And this.
"saudi arabia" Discussed on The Media Show
"It could not get distribution because it was about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. It took a very long time for that documentary to be picked up by anybody and they were very clear reasons why. I mean, Netflix screened it at or came to the screening of it at the Sundance Film Festival and took a pass on it as did everybody else. I mean, I suppose Netflix aren't here to put their side and of course there might be other reasons why they didn't want the documentary might not be for any good, whatever. But you mentioned earlier just this deal with Netflix and Saudi. What was that deal? Well, the saris made two production deals with Riyadh production companies. And I think a pardon, the Netflix made two production deals 5 years each and 5 products each TV series or movies with two production companies in Riyadh. And actually, the interesting thing is that, you know, you and I can now click on Netflix and see what they've produced. And they're very unusual. And rather surprising, these are made by young cutting edge film directors of which there are many in Riyadh. And they're creating TV series and movies that are very clearly critical of rich Saudis, possibly the royals, although that's a little bit less obvious. They explore the repressed sexuality. They using the medium to express themselves in a way that I think might be quite surprising to western audiences. Interesting. And now you mentioned just then the awful murder of Jamal Khashoggi. I mean, that was only a few years ago and there was outcry across the media across the world. Many parts of the world about that. A western media company is not seeing any pushback for their engagement, miss Saudi Arabia. Sorry, very little. And in fact, Khashoggi's murder, which happened exactly three years ago. Came only 6 months after The Crown prince MBS did this major trip around New York and Silicon Valley and LA had dinner with all the major movie stars and directors and, you know, squandered around the major tech giants of Silicon Valley there were enormous deals in the work. 6 months later, Khashoggi was murdered. And there was a freeze for about a year or two, but I would say that that's pretty much behind the Saudis. And you have what's now kind of the schizophrenic experience where, you know, 6 flags, the big amusement park company, biggest amusement park company in the world is building a huge amusement park outside Riyadh. There's a film festival about to happen. I believe next month in Jeddah, there's a lot going on in Saudi Arabia..
"saudi arabia" Discussed on The Media Show
"If you want these things and you have the cash, you can kind of make this happen. And so when we think about what influences us, you know, whether it's a mysterious Facebook campaign promoting a country or whether it's a more traditional thing of owning an outlet, there is always an opportunity for Gulf states and it's not just Saudi Arabia, UAE guitar, also looking around the place and investing in outlets. They want to shape western opinion because they care about how it affects them and how it reflects them back home. And Vivian, let's bring you in from fortune here. That's the British press pretty much that we're talking about, but you've also been looking I think at some of the U.S. media companies that Saudi Arabia has been investing in. And these are companies that many of us are called to use every day. Absolutely. I mean, the one that I delved into deepest was Netflix. And the Saudis made a big deal with Netflix. Now it should be said that unlike what Jim was talking about, these are U.S. companies going out and looking for growth markets and a lot of them are kind of tapped out in the west. I mean, we think of Netflix as being a booming company, but in fact, it's growth is really, really slowing. And where are you going to get millions and millions of well funded young people to sign on to your service? It's going to be in countries like Saudi Arabia, where two thirds of the country is younger than 30. They have money to spend. They looking for entertainment. They're hungry for it. And as many of the Saudis that I spoke to said, you know, we binge watch all the kind of the same TV as you do. We just do it online. But why does that mean that the Saudis want to invest in Netflix? I can see why Netflix might want to reach Saudi. Well, that was actually the way the direction it went. What Saudi is investing in our other kinds of media companies. They've invested hugely in Disney and AMC movie theaters. There wasn't a movie theater in Saudi Arabia until a few years ago. There hadn't been a movie theater open and the kingdom for something like 35 years. And now other lots. There are according to the head of AMC, which runs I think they've opened about a dozen multiplexes around Saudi Arabia. The one in Riyadh, they estimate to about does about 11 times the traffickers, the one in London, for example. They're packed. They've been packed from day one when they opened and I think it was 2018. The first showing was Black Panther. It was the biggest event in Riyadh in memory. And that's interesting because that's black Panthers the same Black Panther you'd see around the world. I wonder whether the investment in something like Netflix. The same questions I asked Jim in a sense is he does it have real world implications in terms of what they're seeing? Does it give the Saudis any editorial sway, for example, in what Netflix viewers are seeing? And we see tiny bits of that. And I would say unlike what Jim was saying, I think one of the major effects is a kind of the hesitation that western producers have now. Can they create something that's very critical of the Saudis without risking losing their shirt in the process? There was one instance which of the documentary called the dissident made by an Oscar winning film director came out in January last year..
"saudi arabia" Discussed on The Media Show
"The back pages have been dominating the front pages this past week with the sale of Newcastle United football club. But the Premier League isn't the only area of British public life that Saudi Arabia is buying into. The Evening Standard and the independent can both trace their ownership back to the gulf kingdom. While over in the U.S., media giants, including Disney and Netflix have had big investment from the Saudis. So, does this affect the journalism we read, or the television we watch? Joining me to discuss all that Vivian Walt is a correspondent for Time Magazine and fortune. Arab ola is a journalist at Middle East. I also am wacky, whose deputy director of the Middle East and North Africa program at chatham House. And Jim Waterson, media editor for the garden, guardian. Also today, the classic American music magazine Rolling Stone has launched in the UK. That might come as a surprise, considering how many media publications are shrinking. Darren Stiles is the magazine's managing editor. He also publishes attitude magazine, Darren. Welcome to the show technically, I think we ought to call this a relaunch because the original British version didn't really work out so well. Tell us what happened. Yeah, I think it was 1968. Mick Jagger launched the magazine in partnership with January, the founder of Rolling Stone. And January said to me, everybody had a lovely time, burnt through quite a lot of money over a 12 month period had a spanky office in Chelsea. But Jan decided it was doing more harm than good when I think what turned out to be the last issue spelled Bob Dylan's name wrong on the front cover. So at that point I decided it's time to cut and run. So 52 years later, here we are back again. But with spell check. So all these good. Brad, I'm looking forward to hearing much more about that and what you're doing with this iconic title later in the program. But let's start with Saudi Arabia. Because the spotlight's been on the football. But listeners may be surprised to realize how embedded that country is in the British media. Jim Walter sir, media editor at The Guardian, just give us a reminder, which newspapers and TV channels are owned by or associated with Saudi Arabia. Well, Saudi Arabia is a country with a lot of money and it wants to improve its image. And it wants to start improving its image abroad. And there's no better place in the world if you're a gulf state to come to change your image than love London. We have all sorts of institutions where they're football or media or educational up for sale and willing to take some money. So in the case of the media, you've got two really prominent examples. The London Evening Standard and the independent, which is now online only were both owned by lord lebedev, who is a Russian originally from Russia. He a few years ago sold stakes in those third stakes to a mysterious Saudi businessman who through slightly complicated series of offshore accounts turned out to be in the eyes of the British government connected to the Saudi state. Now, it's worth noting that the independence made very clear that they haven't had.
"saudi arabia" Discussed on Chicago Dog Walk
"This charity where do you get all your money from the saudi royal family and then they're dispersing it as they see fit where you're getting money off from the ambassador's wife who how are you in the united states student visa even though i don't go to class it's like a very like there's like a buffer there's always a buffer like plausible deniability but this is more and more becoming like as more documents release in these. This latest round of releases. Was the sixteen page document released. Just you know right before the twentieth anniversary by joe biden against heavily redacted. But they're letting things start to trickle out the. Yeah maybe saudi arabia was on some level behind it. Maybe the kingdom no but people in his family certainly did. And that's been speculated since the beginning obviously like majority of them were from there. Yeah but but it was always denied because now it's like being released from the heart you're in it's taking taking these families a long time to get here like i said. They initially tried to the they were going to sue the saudi royal government and take them to court where they would be subject to discovery. And there're some law on the books as hey like we. Actually there's some. I can't remember the name law but you're just basically not allowed to sue governments k. So then there are well fuck that so. They went through this long process decade of trying to get the laci so they had to lobby to go to congress and called their cars. Raise money to all these things. They finally get the law changed. They bring it to obama's desk. Obama vetoes saying. Hey we don't want to go down this path. Saudi arabia saudi arabia's out there saying like we have seven hundred fifty billion dollars in holdings in the united states in different investments and holdings and that. We're going to pull all that out so we don't have that sees which would be a significant Impact on our economy in these different businesses..
"saudi arabia" Discussed on Chicago Dog Walk
"So if like hey like saudi arabia's working with these terrorists funneling money to it's because they're solely interwoven with this more hardcore stream view and has really ramped up since nineteen seventy nine. So they go there linked going all the way back to the original House of saw the king of sod. Okay he he was from this part of saudi arabia where this other guy whose name wa lasting was a hob and he was from a from a prominent religious family and the house of sod was more like business and political and they. You know there's all these kind of warring tribes back then. I think we might have talked about this on another dock and those two guys foreign basically an alliance and it was like all right. The king of of sowed your family. You're going to be in charge of all military operations and all the political entities at the hobby family. They're going to be in charge of all the all the all the religion section so they have like the ministry of religion. That's run by these hobbies and they have created this network of kind of this growing extremism and they were loosely linked and then they kind of fell apart okay or had a bigger divide as the years went on. We're talking like one hundred or so years. Two hundred years hobby ism is still like the principal religion but they're not working closely with The the king of saudi arabia at the time two things happen in hundred seventy nine that makes saudi arabia flip on its policy towards the more hardcore religious factors of their country and other government. So nineteen seventy nine iranian revolution guy. Where you had this secular The the shah around who's a ruler of iran. They get thrown over by these student radicals. Who are like very extremist. Muslims and they become a theocracy where like the religious elements of iran are very much in charge and then also took over and took power in the the the biggest mosque in mecca. So it's like holy shit these guys. These radicals who were kind of just pushing over here. Okay like yeah. You guys do your thing do your thing. Whatever well now we just saw them. Topple iran that type of person not the same group at the same religious fervor people toppled iran and now. They have our mocks so they could really do that to us too. So why don't we bring them back in closer. And that's what saudi arabia start to do in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine. Because like the king kingdom the royal family was scared shitless. Okay so that is how this started. And then it is estimated that the the saudi royal government or saudi royal family rather has spent upward and again. This is the number one oil rich country in the world has spent an estimated one hundred billion dollars exporting lobbyism throughout the world over the last forty years since that happened there i hate will will bring in closer and then they've built fifteen hundred mosques around the world so now that now that they're working more closely with autism it becomes a thing where like you can't really advance in your career and the saudi government if you're not a hobby so either have to actually be one or say you're one But that is how you end up having more power in the saudi royal family so why would saudi arabia want to support these groups walls..
"saudi arabia" Discussed on Stand Up
"I was excited. You say it again. American and then i had the most surreal conversation i ever had with the person he looks at me and he says i want to thank you for everything i want to invite you and your friends to come to my palace so that i may entertain you look. Are you freaking kidding me. I am not getting invited to a palace by prince. Oh my god up until this point my only experience with royalty was a burger king drive through all of a sudden one of those. Suv's pulls up and a guy jumps out in a suit. And i guess. His favorite word was pleased. Because that's all he said. Please please please please please please. Are you kidding me. There's a man in a suit trying to give me in the back of a lincoln navigator and there's a prince invited was palace. I'm not gonna lie. I felt like a hot chick. God let her. We get to the front of his palace. You guys. i'm not gonna let it didn't look like a palace. The walls are really high. There's bob wire around the entire property. And there's two guys in the front with machine-guns. I'm looking at this and i'm like this doesn't look and i started thinking what up on some messed up. Episode of middle eastern punt bala as you put the prison and your fortune elite. The doors opened up and we drive in and then they closed and when we got outside you guys. What we saw was amazing outside. Desert inside palm trees. Bushes shrubs a pond and he had exotic pets. I know exotic pets over there. He's a frequent. Bala constrictor are you kidding me. Snakes monkeys zebras tiger. Oh my god that makes me kung fu panda started thinking what if he decides to keep me. It sounds messed up but let me explain as an american you cannot just purchase an airline tickets go to saudi arabia. You have to be invited by a person of power. When i left detroit to go over there. I had to fill out a form that says i understand that i'm going to saudi arabia and should something happen to me. One of those things on the list being kidnapping conveniently right above death. America is not responsible. The prince could have actually your mind two weeks later now. He's showing someone else around. It is my snake at ziba at this my mexican mcivor. You said some little boxes but it never happened. And we're walking around and actually pulled him aside for a second. I said listen. I gotta tell you something. Will you tell me. I need to apologize. What did you do. I didn't do anything. I just want to apologize for coming here with the wrong mentality. I says unfortunately. I bought the just you know because it is the middle east you guys. We're going to be rude and everybody's been nothing but nice. I know. I didn't think you guys we're going to speak english so well and understand you know so many references and you guys get everything i know. But you guys we're going to throw rocks but you're funny. Never mind what are three. So we're walking and he's showing me this and that and we're just kind of like looking around. I thought it was great. And then i saw something that freaked me out. We're walking in the direction of a giant cage. And when i saw the cage i stopped. What's the cage. Look great fly. Walk over towards the cage and look inside and i notice that there's birds in there okay. Cool it's a birdcage. And he got all birds. Those are falcons okay. Well you have a lot of falcons or use a falcons for hunting. You hunt falcons. No no no no. Each falcon is very expensive. One hundred thousand. us dollars. They are trained. We go out and shoot a little animal and we send a falcon three. Would you like to see on a little dogs. Before i know it here comes the other guy leaf and he goes inside the cage and he puts on this leather glove comes up to his elbow and he starts getting one of the falcons. I'm watching them. Do this and i noticed. All the falcons are on these purchase about this high. And there's about fifteen in a row and they all have hoods covering their eyes. And i asked them why do they have hoods of their is met. They look like little hostages shit. I'm sorry i meant no disrespect by that man seriously i. It was a slip and he was cool. I ended up middle east test. The so the other guy comes out. And he's got to go with him and he's got a glove and he hands me the glove and put it on any transfers his falcon arm and all of a sudden. He starts doing snapping things. And he's basically showing me. That the falcons trained and i thought that was great though. We're going to kill something. No but we're just playing with the falcon. And i started getting excited and the more excited i got the more. The prince started showing his age because then he got excited. Like this is great these great. This is so cool. So here's a look you to have somebody falcons. I am so lucky. Would you like falcon so matter-of-fact like would you like to cook eat. 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"saudi arabia" Discussed on Stand Up
"Hey what's up you guys. This is gabriel iglesias. God it's fluffy hell. Yeah it is. And i'm here hanging out of san diego california getting ready for big show tonight as you can see. It's really big. It's not really big. Anyways you guys the this weekend is the incorporation of my special. Aloha fluffy on comedy central. Now how many central is only available in the us. so for the rest of worldwide. I wanna give you guys a nice big sneak. Peek of the special that is going to be eventually available on dvd. Or if you hack it or how we get it. But i'd like to know that. I'm i'm giving this one to you guys to enjoy so check this out. This is my story about me going to saudi arabia. And you'll see. I surprise at the end because i was expecting expectancy either so enjoy employee. Share fun it's twenty three minutes long so get ready. My agent calls the open. He says gay. Check it out. You're getting a request to perform in the middle east. I go really okay. Cool army maybe marines. Air force who. Actually the request is coming from a prince. Run that by me again. A prince. I said not prince a prince i said how do they know me. I i don't know but they say that they know you and they want to hire you i. It sounds like a joke. Matt trust me. It sounds legit. It's legit. I'll tell you what give whoever a ridiculous figure and let them know that they have to wire the money today. Otherwise forget it four hours later. Gabe what ridiculous just called. are you serious. I'm looking at the screen bro. They wired all of it next thing. I know welcome aboard saudi arabian airlines seventeen. Our flat you guys from detroit michigan to riyadh saudi arabia. And just you guys know. I didn't go by myself okay. I took some friends with me. Nobody from this show for reasons. The crew that i travel with everybody's harry big nose. Goatee beard crazy is this. Are you kidding me. All of us were like osama bin lopez. So i took two other friends. I took one friend. His name is edwin san. Juan who's filipino works clean. Oh yeah and another buddy of mine. Named larry omaha native american wall source clean. And as you all know what to look at the camera larry omaha and ones that you guys have fans in their here in hawaii. Get your answers over anyway. So we had to riach seventeen hour flight from detroit as soon as we get there. They flew us there. First-class by the way it was really nice and the plane is pulling up to the gate. And you know it's doing the whole and the tube is coming out to meet the plane. As soon as a tube touches the plane all of a sudden at the door on the opposite side of the plane pops open and a man in a suit gets on and he walks over to the three of us and he does this. And i'm sitting there a freaking out like oh my god. This is like the movies and they pulled us off the plane and they escorted us to this area the baggage claim and it sounds kind of create vip. And i get there. And i realized serving cookies and candy and coffee and there's leather sofas and it's really nice and there's nothing but middle eastern businessmen they're okay and they're all talking about me. I don't understand arabic but everyone in this room understands when someone's talking about you guys looking at me and he's like a new committee me. I'm sorry but this is universe. Apparently this is arabic for so then. This other guy walks over to me and he's holding a sign and the sign has my name on it and he's really excited. He's like he dumped. Come all kickoff our luggage and we follow him outside to the curb. They have. Three lincoln navigator. Suv's waiting for us. There's three comedians. And there's three cars were so paranoid that we're in the middle east. We all get in one car sitting in there and we take off. We're heading towards downtown. Riyadh okay now all. I know up to this point about my experiences that i've already been paid. My flights have been taken care of. And i have a point person plump supposed to meet at the airport. Who's not there some talking to the drivers. Excuse me sir. Where's where's this guy is okay. He's okay okay and for me. It's not okay because i researched saudi arabia. And you know you think. The rules in singapore are strict. The rules of saudi arabia are very very different. And i don't wanna offend anyone. And i wanna make sure that i don't say the wrong thing so i need to know you know some some. I need some info. So i keep talking to the drivers sir. Would you mind helping me with some questions. You ask i tell you he's okay he's I apologize in advance. If i come across rude or disrespect for ignorant. But how do you guys know about me here in the middle east main. How do we know how do you know that a comedian. You have comedy central or hbo or showtime. What does that. that's a no. That's that's not. How do you know that. I'm an entertainer. Oh your videos you do. My friend your. You're you're the number two most famous comedian in all of the middle east number two. You're kidding. I am not comedian. I don't kid know. I'm the number two most famous comedian in all of the middle east. Who's number one. Jeff done them. Gun of is the number one comedian in the middle east. You guys don't find him at all offensive new. When i heard that you guys i was like you know what they get it. They get it so i'm like we're cool. We're sitting we're driving. We're heading towards downtown. All of a sudden. The driver cuts the wheel really hard and we get off the freeway and now we're taking a side road going away from the city and i'm like oh excuse me. Where are we going to this. Show i go. It says that we're staying in the city. Yes you're staying in the city but this show is somewhere else that doesn't make sense. Why would you have the show somewhere else. How come you don't have it in the city. And then he broke it down. He didn't realize it is very different. Okay your type of entertainment is forbidden in the city that people called religious police that hold up the traditions. Keep it so that is very traditional. Did not allowed social gathering is a nano. We must go.