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Fresh update on "saudi arabia" discussed on Dark Secret Place

Dark Secret Place

01:36 min | 7 hrs ago

Fresh update on "saudi arabia" discussed on Dark Secret Place

"Dark secret place and. I thought it was a good time to revisit part of the reason that the United States a backed out of the Joint Commission Plan of Action JCP away or the Iran nuclear deal and why it is the Saudis are feeling compelled to start writing checks and and get a get a renton nuke from from Pakistan. But you have to put yourself in Saudi Arabia's shoes deep in the Saudi desert. It appears a ballistic missile construction and testing facility has been has been discovered a military base. Deep inside Saudi Arabia appears to be testing and possibly manufacturing ballistic missiles. Experts in satellite images suggest evidence of the type of weapons program. It is It has long criticized in its arch rival Iran for possessing further raising the stakes for any such program are comments by Saudi. Arabia's powerful Crown, Prince Mohammad? Bin. Salman. Mussa last year of the kingdom wouldn't hesitate to develop nuclear weapons. If Iran does listing missiles can carry nuclear warheads to targets, thousands of kilometers or miles away. Officials in Riyadh and the Saudi Embassy in Washington did not respond to requests for comment having such a program could further strain relations with the US. It kingdoms longtime security partner at a time when ties already are being tested by the killing of Washington Post columnist, Jamal, Kentucky, and the Saudi led war in Yemen. That by the way is complete crap absolute complete crap of the the trump administration. Fully supports and and probably approves of a Saudi standalone ballistic missile program. Because the Saudis said all along. And they were in lockstep with trump that the Iranian nuclear treaty wasn't worth the paper it was printed on and it was worth the paper that all the hundreds of millions hundreds of billions that they got back was printed on. However so not only. Did the Obama Administration give the Iranians official cover through this phony treaty to continue developing nuclear weapons but the Obama Administration also gifted them many many many billions of dollars. The Saudis are not enter any misimpression..

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'Behind The Kingdom's Veil' Offers Insights Into The Lives Of Ordinary Saudis

All Things Considered

03:06 min | 2 d ago

'Behind The Kingdom's Veil' Offers Insights Into The Lives Of Ordinary Saudis

"Saudi Arabia opened its doors to foreign tourists. The move was part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salmon's grand plan. To transform the ultra conservative kingdom into a modern open state with a more modern open economy. How that is playing out is a complicated, often contradictory story. As we have reported And, of course, being a tourist anywhere right now is tough with the pandemic, shutting down most international travel, all of which makes a new book that offers insights into the lives of ordinary Saudis. In this moment, all the more welcome. It's called behind the Kingdom's Vale, its authors whose on a couple is a correspondent for Der Spiegel magazine, who lived and worked in the kingdom. She's on a couple welcome. Thank you very much happy to join. We're glad to have you with us. Your book tells the story of Saudi Arabia it's past its president. Through encounters that you had with all sorts of people. Sunni Shia men. Women rich, poorer, powerful, not so powerful. I want to start by talking about Nora because Nora was in many ways your entree into Saudi life. Who is she? That was really a stroke of luck to run into. Nor in almost the very beginning. When I moved there, she worked as the assistant off a businessman. Who are you Actually, she was the person who took me to all these places to weddings to food festivals to the desert to places where women only meet suddenly that was an accident, which was rare in which I enjoyed very much and we had so much fun, So actually, it was a wonderful person to accompany me Throughout this time it was living there. You nodded to a food festival. Tell mejust this sounds like such a normal outing heading out to a food festival with a girlfriend. What did it reveal to you about how life in Saudi He is changing. Actually, it was a complete exciting thing. It was the first time that something like this was happening in Saudi Arabia, which just a couple years ago was the kingdom of border just to go out with a friend on neat with other people, Men, possibly even and sit down somewhere. Have a chat with people you have never met before who do not belong to your family, for instance. That is something which was absolutely impossible. Impossible. Impossible is recently as what a decade ago five years ago. Actually, it's only like three years ago, I would say when I was living there every morning, there was another thing, which was absolutely impossible to imagine the day before music concerts. What? I knew somebody who was trying to learn an instrument. He had to drive to betrayal every week, 500 kilometers to get one lesson. And then when he came back, his family criticized hip to say what you wanted to do Music. I mean, people who do music. They also do other bad things. Like meeting women or drinking or other things, which are Haram Haram, meaning forbidden. It's so yes, on this person now is one of the hay started. A great career is a musician. Suddenly this became very normal, but before it was not I want to

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Fresh update on "saudi arabia" discussed on The Real Estate Report with Brent Gove

The Real Estate Report with Brent Gove

01:03 min | 14 hrs ago

Fresh update on "saudi arabia" discussed on The Real Estate Report with Brent Gove

"German. There's your host, Angela Garcia. We're talking with Scott. Faith. Scott is one of our few regular guests on the on American Warrior radio. We try have have him on a couple. Time's a couple times a year, maybe three or four times a year. Scott is the editor of the Havoc General. Learn More H A. V o k journal dot com. Scott, I don't know that we'll have time to get some of that. Yeah, it's hard because all these articles jump out of me and I don't know if I'll have time to get to it. But I don't want Teo missed the opportunity. Because earlier in the show we talked about Ashley and how lots of folks Khun dude things to help. And here you got a 19 year old accounting student. Flying heavy lift helicopters to help fight the forest fires. You're the last article. We talked about PTSD about how it's important to replace bad things with good things, and that really brings me around to another. Initiative of the Havoc Journal. The Second Mission Foundation. Tell folks more about that organization and what they are doing. Sure been So secondment Second Mission Foundation is a 5 23 nonprofit that dedicated to helping veterans find their second mission after military service. And what we found over time, especially. I've been in the Army a very long time. At this point. I've seen people come and go from military service and sometimes when they get out They get lost. They have such a meaningful life. In the military. When they get out. They really don't have a mission afterwards in their lives start going downhill. So what we do is we help better find their second mission. Maybe it's writing maybe starting a business. Maybe it's going back to school. Whatever that second mission is for them, we help them find it. And right now, I'm very excited that we're going to help one better named Kirk. Goose's first book of the second Mission Imprint is called the film's about his experience in line in Afghanistan. So that's something that I'm really excited to have coming out and hope it's going to be the first of many Scott. If I'm not mistaken, you were also doing a sort of a compendium of stories. And you're looking for authors to contribute to that. Is that still happening Did that go to print? Is there another Initiative coming down the line. Absolutely. So that wouldn't thank you for bringing that one up. Also been so that is voices from the shadows and that the collection of first person accounts from Army special operations soldiers, men and women. We spent some time in the shadows and special operations field and we're going to publish them after Aaron books, So we're going to Aaron's book first, and then we're going toe right afterwards released by voices from the shadows. Do you being involved? Are working quite a bit with the special operations community. Scott, do you find that folks? Don't think about women that air that are working in and special forces. And, and I mean, really, some of the stories are are amazing. They absolutely are. It's actually been a little bit of a struggle to find women in the Special Operations Forces Committee who are willing to share her story. And first of all, there's far fewer of them. And second while I found in talking to them that a lot of times they don't feel that that their stories are worth being in a book like this, and it's a struggle to convince them That it ISS because their experiences are an important port of special operations forces. Success and also it's essential helping inspire the next generation of warriors, both male and female. So we do have some some stories from some special operations women, but we're always looking for more. And what other initiatives is Ah Second Mission Foundation looking at Scott. So right right now. We just got off the phone earlier today with a veteran who's looking to start a police training program and we're going to give them some seed money for that. So, basically, we've got some money right now. We're looking for ways to spend it where we had set up a big writers workshopping. It was to bring a lot of veterans from across the country in to the New York area. Come together in a cabin for a couple of days and help them work on their writing or journalism or blogging. Whatever they want to do, because what we found is very therapeutic. Let veterans just tell their story, even if they never shared with anybody else. Just get it down on paper. So Kobe it kind of put that on the back burner, But as soon as we're able to, that's the next big thing that we're going to do. On top of the the looks that we have coming out. Do this right workshop Getsem betters again and start that network and help them find their second mission as well. Scott. I'd be remiss if I didn't get your opinion or pick your brain. Given your Line of work in your day job something else that maybe September will History will reflect about this September is gosh, peace breaking out all over in the Middle East. Yeah. Momentous historical for riel. It is so big right now. I think a lot of that gets lost in the election and Kobe it and just kind of things that are going on right now and specifically the normalization of relations between Borane The way in Israel and what that means for the region. Most people couldn't find youe or Bahrain on the nap. I'm probably one of them. If I had a couple of guesses, I could probably get it. But people don't understand why these relationships are so important in the cascade is gonna have in the region first you had you had Kosovo saying, Hey, we want to normalize relations. Kosovo is In Europe, but it's a majority Muslim nation, and then you have these these deals with you, Eddie and Bahrain. You have Saudi Arabia letting Israel flyover. I think it's some point, maybe maybe not the next year or two. But before too much longer study radio will have normalized relations with Israel to which will be enormous. And all this peace breaking out. People say Well, not peace away in Israel were at war, but it is normalization of relations and it's twofold. First of all, there's some big economic benefit to be gained from everybody involved also everyone that region's terrified of Iran. So I think Iran is making things easier unintentionally for Israel the region because the neighbors are looking around saying, Hey, what we have is our options..

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Trump and Biden's Diverging Visions for American Foreign Policy

WSJ What's News

04:06 min | 3 d ago

Trump and Biden's Diverging Visions for American Foreign Policy

"In our ongoing election coverage were taking a deep look at how president trump and democratic. Presidential nominee Joe Biden differ on major policy issues. Today, we're going examine foreign affairs mark. Stewart spoke with the journals national, security reporter Warren Strobel. A lot of attention in recent days to the Middle East obviously president trump is touting success with peace accords with Israel. Let's talk about the trump approach versus the biden approach. Yeah I mean in the waning weeks of the campaign here Mr Trump has secured really historic agreements from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to make peace with Israel and recognize it diplomatically big achievement. No. Matter how you count it. I think most people would agree but there are fundamental differences between the Republican Democratic candidates particularly when it comes to Saudi Arabia Mr Biden has said that he would review relations with Saudi Arabia, which is probably the most important US ally in the Middle East that he would consider stopping arms sales he's been very critical of their killing of the journalist dissident. Jamal Kashogi Mr Trump on the other hand has declined to put pressure on Saudi Arabia. Really. In any significant way he sort of dismissed defining by the CIA that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman probably ordered the killing of Mr. Kashogi and he has vetoed congressional moves to limit arms sales to Riyadh. Saudi Arabia obviously issues in the Middle East but also Iran. Let's talk about the different approaches there. Yeah. Here again, that's quite a stark difference Mr Trump. Two thousand seventeen withdrew from the Iran nuclear accord known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on. He has launched a campaign of maximum pressure designed to limit Iran's ability to cause trouble in the region and try to force it back into talks. He's also by the way in recent days Mr Trump has said get reelected around will come to the table and we can make a deal real quickly. Mr Biden has said he would go back into the nuclear agreement. He would get the United States back into that agreement if Iran also returns to compliance. So again, Joe Biden is tough on Iran but he is much more. I think looking at diplomatic track to try and halt their nuclear program. Another region of interest is certainly Europe. Obviously there are economic issues, their political as well as military issues. When we look at Europe, how big of a role does the relationship with NATO play in this discussion? You know I think it plays a significant role. NATO's the probably the most important and one of the longest standing alliances that the United States has. Important economically in terms of the trade between the United States and Europe, and important strategically given its role in sort of countering Russia Russia intervention in places like Ukraine Belarus. Again there's differences here though Mr Trump has been pretty critical of NATO. He demanded that all the countries live up to. A promise they made to spend two percent of their GDP. Self. Defense, and there have been rumors that he might withdraw from NATO entirely or want to. This is Chris from Mr Biden who again stressing the importance of good alliances with Europe and other parts of the world. You. Briefly mentioned Russia, where are the distinctions in viewpoint and policy between the two candidates? That's a good question. I think the trump administration has been in terms of my reporting and analysis sort of a weird bee's when it comes to Russia Mr Trump himself. No has been quite friendly with and trying to strike a good relationship with Vladimir Putin, but the people in the middle and. Upper levels of US government agencies are taking much more dim view, Mr Putin, and actually you know the US has done a lot of sanctions and other actions against Putin during Mr Trump's terms. So there's sort of a kind of a bipolar aspect to his administration's dealings with Russia Mr. Biden. I think has been more critical. Putin personally and has said he would stand up to Mr Putin on things such as election interference the Russian incursion into Ukraine and other things like that.

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Fresh update on "saudi arabia" discussed on Fresh Air Weekend

Fresh Air Weekend

02:43 min | 14 hrs ago

Fresh update on "saudi arabia" discussed on Fresh Air Weekend

"Anyone that well, and we said this before he was a political figure. Cares about where he ranks in that list. And if you care that much about where you rank in that list, then you care that much about any little thing that you could do to get higher on that list. And if you look through, it's not just the Forbes list. I mean, this is a guy who No back in the late eighties Spy magazine did this test where they sent they try to figure out who's the cheapest rich person in New York, and so they sent checks that all these different people. And you know the first check. I don't remember the exact amount, but let's say it was a dollar. And they said, Who's going to cash this check? And, you know, maybe a dozen people cash the cheque. Will they repeated the exercise over and over again to figure out who was actually the cheapest and I think that the final number was like No 37 cents or something like that. And there are only two people on the starting list to cash. The check. One was the Saudi arms dealer, and the other one was Donald Trump. He's a guy who cares about small amounts of money, even though it doesn't make any logical sense. So this office that appears not to be used and you spoke to people around there, and no one had ever seen anyone actually working in there. Explain why this matters what was happening with Qatar during Trump's presidency that might have given them an incentive to send some money. Donald Trump's way. Right. So you know, Trump arrives in office. And unlike say, you know that George W. Bush presidency or the Barack Obama presidency, there doesn't seem to be coming in a really clear Middle East. Policy. You know where he is going to do extra is going to do why, and so it's kind of a blank slate. And when he comes in The very first trip that he takes is the Saudi Arabia. And the Saudis are U S allies as his guitar. But those allies are sort of fighting amongst themselves. The Saudis are accusing the Qataris of funding terrorists. So Trump goes over to Saudi Arabia and he comes back convinced of this argument, and he says, you know, right away. Well, you know, Qatar and remember he's speaking about a U. S ally in Qatar, unfortunately, has been a funder of terrorists historically. And everyone's kind of Whoa. That's a pretty wild thing to say about a U. S ally and trump sort of pitches it is. Well, this is, you know me doing business in an unconventional way. You know, somebody had to shake things up. And so Qatar after that, you know, goes on this big lobbying spree where they're hiring a bunch of people in Washington. They're really trying to repair their image and make sure that the United States one of their most important allies. Isn't accusing him of funding terrorists and around that time Is when the Qataris movin to this, We'll quote unquote movin to this unoccupied office space in San Francisco, apparently figuring out a way to secretly funneled money. Into the president's business empire. And then the position that Trump takes on Qatar does a total 1 80. He invites the emir of Qatar to the United States. And on the second one, he says, You know, I'm so proud of you for all of that you've done to fight against Terrorism funding. In the mirror of Qatar is sitting there in the Oval Office, and he's like, Well, I just want to make something clear. Mr President with you know, we were never supporting tear his funding and Trump just sort of nods along. And then you go about a year after that the emir of Qatar comes back to the United States. And this time Trump rolls out the red carpet. They've got a huge dinner ready, trumps invited ton of business people. They're They're like 40 business. People in the audience, and a third of them are billionaires. This is you know who's who of America meets a Who's Who of Qatar. And where did they host that of all places in something called the cash room of the Treasury Department, which is where the United States used to store. You know, its currency, its gold, its silver and that sort of stuff. And Secretary Mnuchin stands up and he says, You know, this room is a really fitting tribute to the economic and security partnership of the United States and Qatar. And then Trump stands up and he says, You know, I would just want to let you know addressing the guitar is that Here in the United States. We really appreciate your investments, and so it's hard to get inside someone's head. But if you add up all of that timeline, it certainly leaves the question of Is U S policy being informed in part by business deals that are going on the side that no one is aware of right And it's fair to note that the world is complicated. A lot of things can affect US foreign policy. So you reached out to the White House to the Trump Organization to the other partners in the the office building to the government of Qatar. Did anybody offer you any explanation? No reach out. All of them, and the answers were either ask somebody else or no response for declined to comment. You're right that when Trump occupied the White House never before had someone assumed the presidency with such a large business reaching into so many areas more than 100 different entities use he owns. As you say. What does Federal law provide? For government officials who have business that could present potential conflicts. So there are some disclosures that all officials have to make you know they have to list for example, all of the companies that they own They have to give some information about either the revenues or the profits that those companies generate. I said, We know what he owns. We know a little bit from that about how profitable these companies are. But you've got to go to a whole range of other documents to put together the full picture..

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UN Fails to Pass Palestinian Resolution

The Friends of Israel Today

01:25 min | Last week

UN Fails to Pass Palestinian Resolution

"In the news stunning move from the Arab League failed to pass a proposed Palestinian resolution, which would have condemned the normalization deal between Israel and the United Arab. Emirates the Arab. League comprises twenty two member states that include Bahrain Libya Levin on Qatar Egypt Jordan. Saudi Arabia and more a senior League official was quoted as saying discussion around this point was serious and comprehensive, but it did not lead to. Agreement over the resolution proposed by the Palestinians. Steve this is a big deal the Palestinians. If you think about this, the Palestinians probably have more friends in the United Nations than they do in the Arab League where they actually have full membership status, the Arab countries believe this is what the Arab countries are saying to the Palestinians. They believe that normalizing a relationship with Israel is more important than their complaint. Now I do believe that this is going to take the Palestinians in a certain direction I. I believe that there's one way out for the Palestinians and it's not through the Arab League it's actually to go into the arms of Iran. This is something that I think the Israelis are looking toward something that two countries are looking toward as well to make sure that the Palestinians don't go in that direction they already are shaking hands in many ways, but some of the PAL with the Iranians. So we gotta keep our eye on that, but we'll have to wait and see ultimately what happens in the end but continue to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

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Fresh update on "saudi arabia" discussed on KDKA Programming

KDKA Programming

01:21 min | 14 hrs ago

Fresh update on "saudi arabia" discussed on KDKA Programming

"Um, Thankfully, they're asking me to work here a number of different schedules. I'll be working this Thursday, the first of October from 7 to 10 P.m. 7 to 10 this Thursday. Satiety the third from 5 to 8 again my regular shift on Sunday, the fourth from 5 to 9. They asked me to work Thursday, the eighth, but I have a soldiers and sailors board meeting that night. Ah, and, um another The thing that I'm doing a zoom meeting that I'm doing for the Corps year that afternoon, so I can't work They've, but they asked me to work to 10th of October. Sanity from five days and again my regular shift Sunday, five days, So those are some of the Days that I have coming up that I'll be here starting with this. Thursday, the first 7 to 10 P.m., okay? And for the foreseeable future through October, at least through the middle of October. We were concerned it is 5 to 8, including my regular shift on Sundays from 5 to 9. Let's go to Tommy in Oakland. Tommy youand Katie Kate. Oh, thank you. Ah, Chris was in a chance to vent a little walking songs Have. Yeah, just briefly. Was you were bringing up about the job? Biden of pensions for war, making that there wouldn't be much difference from what Joe Biden You know, um stanzas faras our military efforts in song. What I surely remember that Donald Trump. Um okay a briefly just a few couple months ago on a billion dollar arms sale. Saudi Arabia. Yes, he did. Wow. It was a U. N. Is making it on alarm about the civilian deaths in Yemen. And at the same time, Donald Trump was piling on the other side of his mouth. How he hates these wars. You know that he would like the wind our the was he do anything to stop them, though? Uh, not really. But, I mean, it's pretty are ironic that you know, man. Champ, one of the main, um you know, the highlights of the so called, you know, being against our war involvement that he would collect Tio not sell. These Dorin weapons the Saudi Arabia and do you think it'll be any different under bad because I don't No, No, I don't. I know it was my only point. It is part of the war established. I think so, yes. Where Democrats they are, Chris. I want to do ah of calling your attention to a show that was on an HBO channel of believe it was Friday night. And I remember that you had previously stated that your child is that there was much credence to the theory that Trump had Much collusion with Russia did sanity is after you see this if you could see this highlight on a documentary The name of it is the age agents of chaos. And If you could get see this, I would think you were gone. You would have a different conclusion about whether there was much collusion with Donald Trump and Russia. It was on HBO, the agents of chaos. Yes, sir. Okay, well, we'll look for it. See if it changes my mind, OK? Yes, sir. Also, I'd like to tell you that as far as Mr Trump pretending, you know, calling himself the law and order President. It's pretty. It's really a joke because he shows really very little concern for rule of law at all. So I would agree with that. Especially if the attempts to pardon Paul Man afford What he's part of some so many of his ex cronies that have stood by him. Ah, so it's it wouldn't surprise me at all if he does at any time before he leaves office. So you and I mean, imagine this, the women that are supporting Donald Trump in view of what he's going to set back the Supreme Court. With, um Ah Supreme Court against Park that fought so hard for women's equality to see all of her work be jeopardized. By his fix. Well, do you really think all of her work for women's equality and equal pay will be jeopardized. I think her work on behalf of abortion rights will be jeopardized. But I I haven't looked at it. Ah! Miss Amy Comey Ah barretts of record on equal pay. I don't imagine she's going to go in as a Supreme Court justice, if confirmed, and expect to get paid less than any other justices just confirmed. Oh, I I agreed. But I was saying it was a farm or be in a cause of, you know of her principles had let's say that terrible word, a liberal. Imported into the No. You know, that's not gonna happen as long as Trump's in office and the Republicans say of control of the Senate. Come on, Mr Mohr. Imagine that Donald Trump made an insinuation about a cup a weaker so we can have a go that the the Blue States that The victims of the virus. The cabby on people that have died that were I was just even insinuating Democrats would need to be counted and therefore it makes the tally of the deaths by the virus. Not that significant or that it's not as bad. If you if you leave out the dead of the virus that were Democrats. You knew only every every day, he says something that's so unbelievable that I just don't know how anyone in this country and they're right. Man can continue to support him, but they do they, It's like, damn the torpedoes full speed A and fall the Trump supporters that whether he's telling lies. Outright fabrications or just making proprietor serous statements. Hey, continues to do that. You look at his life and the things that he's done in the times. He's been sued by women people He has not paid who have done contract work on his casinos. Anything else and these people still support him. I don't know how working people blue collar working people have been convinced. That he is their champion, but they are It's very frightening that we've reached this point where I don't know the new principles that are being champions like Selfishness and greed. The that the Americans don't seem to have any more. Uh, you know, we're like in a more ah, on uncertainty about What? What principles are of any value anymore More. Five. That's what Just cut your knees. More moral fiber, sir. Anybody like you on leg going? Don't Yes. Yeah, but Mr Moray would like you Please look at that, and you'll have a different perspective on The trump collusion. Ah, question. When you see that agents of chaos on HBO, Okay, I'll look for it. Have a good evening to you, too. Thank you Buy. Let's go to Brenda in Pittsburgh. Brenda young kid, okay? Hey, Chris Moore. How you doing? Peachy came not a juco. Get the one you go put the cuffs on him for the money. Alright, one. Kris, I got three points I want to make tonight about voting. The first point is beginning October. The tents in the 11th We're gonna have satellite places around Allegheny County so you can go in and place your vote. Matter of fact, if anyone has their ballot right now. Bacon boat. Right now. All they have to do is go down to the election bureau and they convert. Anyone that has not registered to vote. They can go to the election Bureau that can fill out a registration and so was the deadline for registration. The deadline for registration is a nice tea. Let me get those dates for you. I'll give you a few minutes telling you about the October 10th and 11th in the African American community. You can go to C C A C. Homewood. From man flocked to five and from 11 to seventh. You Khun Goto Homewood at the home with C C A C and you can vote there. On October 17th and 18th..

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Trump presides as Israel, 2 Arab states sign historic pacts

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | Last week

Trump presides as Israel, 2 Arab states sign historic pacts

"President trump is declaring the dawn of a new Middle East the signing of diplomatic agreements between Israel and to Gulf nations where this afternoon to change the course of history at the White House the president hailed deals normalizing relations between Bahrain the United Arab Emirates and Benjamin Netanyahu's Jewish state it heralds a new dawn of peace echoing the words of the president who is looking to cast himself as a peacemaker weeks before the election the agreements could lead to a major shift in the Middle East if other Arab nations like Saudi Arabia follow suit but the deals do not address Israel's conflict with Palestinians who rejected them as stabs in the back by fellow Arabs Sager mag ani Washington

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Fresh update on "saudi arabia" discussed on KDKA Programming

KDKA Programming

00:32 min | 15 hrs ago

Fresh update on "saudi arabia" discussed on KDKA Programming

"The Russians or the Germans or the Japanese at one point And now there are friends and now is the Middle East and ah Arabs, you know, And now it's black Lives matter is a terrorist organization. So says in steel How do you like the Middle Eastern peace deal? Oh, I think it's ridiculous. That leaves out the people with whom are losing the most of Palestinians. You know, you know, it's funny. They're making this peace deal. And you know it. With all the people who aren't angry at us. We're taking money from her. Do it And, you know now we have a peace deal. It's like what about the Palestinian? You know they will tell them. You know? But they're agreeing to hear soon enough. More settled months and more taking of your land, bulldozing olive groves in and all the rest and sooner or later. The Palestinian people will not be a Palestinian problem because they won't exist there really living in the open air, Get oak of man's People Convent, a small area of land, It's getting smaller by the day. How we ever befriended Saudi Arabia after 9 11. I'll never understand or the killing of the journalist, Kasogi or or anything else that they've ever done. I mean, I don't mean like, you know, the government? No. There. There's business dealings and things. You know they they don't create more, but you know the average person In America how they accept that things is beyond me. I mean, we remember sleights from 150 years ago, but the Saudi Arabia they have all those people involved in 9 11 things with this, like honey and Megan bound that military equipment. Oh, my God. No, no. All right, All right. Thank you. You take it easy. Okay, Let's go to James and Washington. James Joan Katie Gay. Hi. How are you today? I'm swell. How are you? I'm hanging in there. You know what? I heard that brother stated. Someone went by and called him the n word. I was coming in my house for a while going somebody job? I said Homo queer, You know, I thought No straight man is secure with himself. They're not gonna bother me as long as I don't have heard him in anyway, you know, I mean, I don't know what you mean. I think you're right. The ones that have suppressed feelings of being gay or in a closet. Other ones call me names. You know what I mean? So I understand that, but I was watering the flowers and I come in, and I got mail from my church. 1 808 family focused on the family during Colorado Springs. They're millionaires. You don't send them any money. No, I haven't understood. I'm a poor nurse. I'm a born disability. But you know what I'm making through these times because I get a nice little check. 60. 150 is not a lot of you Keep it for yourself. Don't send it to focus on the family, okay? They're rich. But you know what brother for these people, hateful and all that. I think the news has a lot to do with it. Don't don't hang up on me. But I think that this pending 11 person against the other and having I'll be political ads on there and have a chick fil a for gays, and they really go after the gay people, the news media and on television. There's gays. They're working there. There's David Hyde Field and Mike Holden from general that then he wears more makeup than a woman. Does they look Stop, Stop! Stop calm now, people. You don't know those people. You don't know whether they're gay or not. The problem is ah You're right. Some people are insecure, and they have no reason to attack you because you're gay. Other than they insecure or they've got some really poor religious teaching about gay people. All right. We have to take this break, but we'll come back 866391 10 20 is the number No, you can see Gauri performances, Radio three stars, pop star sports stars, people making news. He's the coolest radio theater in the Burgh, the bouncer Nissan Theater. That's right, we said All Radio Theater experience are state of the art facility. You have a really cool video dot com slash theatre. This's derricks arriving auto parts story after the third time jump starting my car. I finally realized my battery was dying. So I stopped by O'Reilly tohave. It checked. They tested it right there in the parking lot. It was bad, real bad, but they helped me find the right battery from my car and even installed it for free. Now my car starts like new Old farts. You get a whole lot of something with farmers policy perks so much I'm going to have to speed things up. You could get the farmers signal happen That could get you up to 15% off your auto policy. That's just for using the app and driving like the normal speed Limited very full. Stop making lane change sickling human being you are Get a whole lot of something.

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Trump presides as Israel, 2 Arab states sign historic pacts

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | Last week

Trump presides as Israel, 2 Arab states sign historic pacts

"President trump is declaring the dawn of a new Middle East the signing of diplomatic agreements between Israel and to Gulf nations where this afternoon to change the course of history at the White House the president hailed deals normalizing relations between Bahrain the United Arab Emirates and Benjamin Netanyahu's Jewish state it heralds a new dawn of peace echoing the words of the president who is looking to cast himself as a peacemaker weeks before the election the agreements could lead to a major shift in the Middle East if other Arab nations like Saudi Arabia follow suit but the deals do not address Israel's conflict with Palestinians who rejected them as stabs in the back by fellow Arabs Sager mag ani Washington

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Trump presides as Israel, 2 Arab states sign historic pacts

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | Last week

Trump presides as Israel, 2 Arab states sign historic pacts

"President trump is declaring the dawn of a new Middle East the signing of diplomatic agreements between Israel and to Gulf nations where this afternoon to change the course of history at the White House the president hailed deals normalizing relations between Bahrain the United Arab Emirates and Benjamin Netanyahu's Jewish state it heralds a new dawn of peace echoing the words of the president who is looking to cast himself as a peacemaker weeks before the election the agreements could lead to a major shift in the Middle East if other Arab nations like Saudi Arabia follow suit but the deals do not address Israel's conflict with Palestinians who rejected them as stabs in the back by fellow Arabs Sager mag ani Washington

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President Trump presides over a reshaping of Middle East power dynamic

All Things Considered

03:19 min | Last week

President Trump presides over a reshaping of Middle East power dynamic

"The White House was trying to resolve the Israeli Palestinian conflict with the quote deal of the century, but the Palestinians were not among those signing the so called Abraham Accords today. It was the foreign ministers of the United Arab Emirates in Bahrain, agreeing to open diplomatic and economic ties with Israel. President Trump's staged an elaborate ceremony to mark the occasion were here this afternoon to change the course of history. After decades of division and conflict, we marked the dawn of a new Middle East. Neither Bahrain nor the United Arab Emirates were at war with Israel. They had been working quietly together to counter Iran. Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, thanked the the US US president, president, You You have have unequivocally unequivocally stood stood by by Israel Israel side. side. You You have have boldly boldly confronted confronted the the tyrants tyrants of of Tehran. Tehran. You've proposed a realistic vision for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, Palestinian see the deal's as a betrayal by their Arab allies and an effort by the Trump administration to undermine the Arab peace initiative. That plan calls for normalization with Israel after the Israeli Palestinian conflict is resolved. The Trump Administration took a different approach, says Aaron David Miller of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. They reserved all the honey for Israel in the key Arab states and all the vinegar for the Palestinians. The idea is that as Arab states normalize ties with Israel and get big arms deals with the U. S. They will put pressure on the Palestinians to make peace with Israel on terms more favourable to Netanyahu. Miller says It's known as the outside in approach, and he recalls numerous conversations about this with Trump's son in law and advisor Jared Kushner. It was just easier for them. It was more attractive for them. It was much more in keeping with the pro Israeli sensibilities both for political reasons, and in the case of Mr Questioner and others emotionally To align themselves with the eyes outside in approach. It's starting to pay off. But the Trump administration is still short of its ultimate prize, Miller says. Getting Saudi Arabia on board. My only concern is that they have hyped and Who plotted to the point where That may not yet be wanted. But if other Arab states join the party, particularly the Saudis, then I think you've got something that will be much more enduring. The Arab foreign minister say they're not turning their backs on Palestinians and Moradi Abdullah bin Zayed, speaking through an interpreter reminded Netanyahu that he agreed to suspend plans to annex parts of the Israeli occupied West Bank. You can look after dark cell. Um thank you for choosing peace and for halting the annexation off Palestinian territories at position that reinforces our shared will To achieve a better future for generations to come. In this time of a pandemic. The men didn't wear masks as they signed their deals with Israel. They did, however, avoid a public handshake. And while the ceremony was taking place at the White House, Palestinian militants in Gaza fired two rockets into southern Israel.

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Trump hosts Israel, Bahrain, UAE for deal signings

John Williams

00:40 sec | Last week

Trump hosts Israel, Bahrain, UAE for deal signings

"Of a US brokered deal to normalize ties between Israel and two Arab Muslim Gulf nations. ABC is Jordana Miller reports The deals to normalize ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain may prove to be a game changer for Mideast peace. But that's only if more Arab countries follow, especially the biggest player, Saudi Arabia and if they can exert riel influence in solving the Israeli Palestinian conflict, But those air open questions and for now the Palestinians or not. Playing ball. They're condemning these deals, calling them a stab in the back since they do nothing to advance their goals of an independent state. Giordano Miller, ABC News, Jerusalem and now, W. G in sports. Here's Dave.

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Bahrain follows UAE to normalise ties with Israel

Fareed Zakaria GPS

03:32 min | Last week

Bahrain follows UAE to normalise ties with Israel

"Friday president trump announced that Bahrain would recognize Israel and the two nations would normalize relations. This comes just weeks after a similar move from the United, Arab Emirates what to make of it. All I'm joined again by Zanny Minton beddoes and we slaughter and Ian Bremmer in put this in context for us what does this mean? Why did it happen? What does it mean? Well two big things that people need to come to terms with the first. Is that Israel Palestine is considered close to the most important conflict in the region. It is for the Palestinians when you talk to the Maradas with the Saudis, the Bahrainis, the Kuwaitis you'll talk to you about their concerns about Iran they'll talk to you about diversification away from fossil fuels and the difficulties that they'll talk to you about domestic radicalism, all of these sorts of things. And so as a consequence, you no longer have a veto on if you don't get peace with Israel Palestine, you can't move on geopolitics. The second point is the united. States had long attempted to be seen as some kind of honest broker between Israel and Palestine when we're anything but Israel's our best ally in the region, the Palestinians particularly agree with we have problems with and so you know it's interesting trump's first trip as president outside the United States was to Saudi Arabia and then to Israel and those are the two places where he has the best personal relations and that's where they really drove. So yeah, you had the effort to. Talk about peace with Israel and Palestine where the Palestinians weren't even engage a big conference in. Bahrain. Now, you've got big announcements in relation. I think especially from you and I talking to jared through this that was kind of the game all along I I'm not in any way surprised by this. And we. A friend of mine WHO's from the Middle East very knowledgeable about the says what's really going on here this is this is the post American Middle East that is countries like. Israel UA Bahrain Saudi Arabia saying we're GONNA make our own alliances to defend ourselves against the the real threat that we feel as he was saying, which is Iran and we know the Americans aren't going going to help us. So we need we need to band together. Is that part of the dynamic. Afraid, I think that is right that again Obama wanted out of the Middle East. If you if you think about the direct line from his refusal to engage in Syria. And that's actually an area where he his policies and trump's have been closer than than other areas. But I also think you have to think about this in the context of us. Domestic Politics Donald Trump. Has Two modes he can be the fearmongering president or he can be the dealmaking president who delivers and if we're thinking about October surprises up for this election, what he would dearly love is to actually have a treaty or agreement between Israel and Saudi Arabia, which really would redraw the map of the Middle East and the conventional wisdom is the Saudis aren't ready but obviously, the UAE in Bahrain are stalking horses and and Bahrain would not have been able to do this without Saudi approval. So it's probably a low chance, but there is a real chance at least of a framework agreement in which Saudi Arabian Israel would would normalize relations in return for something more something bigger on the Palestinian sought.

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Trump announces Bahrain, Israel will normalize relations

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

00:22 sec | 2 weeks ago

Trump announces Bahrain, Israel will normalize relations

"Has joined the United Arab Emirates and agreeing to normalize relations with Israel. President Trump unveiled the agreement in the Oval Office yesterday and asked became less than a week ahead of a White House signing ceremony between Israel and the United Arab Emirates barring the tiny island nation that is home to the U. S. Navy's fifth fleet, and these largely dependent on Saudi Arabia. Officials believe the deal could not have happened without behind the scenes blessings of the Saudis.

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Bahrain and Israel agree to normalize relations, Trump announces

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

00:27 sec | 2 weeks ago

Bahrain and Israel agree to normalize relations, Trump announces

"Will reportedly normalized relations with Israel. The Times of Israel says President Trump will make that announcement this afternoon at the White House. Israel and the United Arab Emirates, or said to formally sign a peace accord in Washington next week. It's still unclear whether Bahrain will also sign or whether it'll just issue a statement indicating its intentions. Bahrain is a small island close to both the USA in Saudi Arabia. Its leaders have been making public overtures to Israel for a while.

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Fresh war crimes fears highlighted in new Yemen report

UN News

01:34 min | 2 weeks ago

Fresh war crimes fears highlighted in new Yemen report

"War in Yemen continues to ravage the country and its people senior appointed rights. Investigators said on Wednesday in coal for an international probe into suspected war crimes and sanctions against the perpetrators in a new report. The group of eminent international and regional experts on Yemen said that all parties continues to show no regard for international law. All the lives, dignity and rights of the civilians who are suffering. There were no clean hands in the violence, which is likely killed well over one hundred, thousand people destroyed vital public infrastructure and created a humanitarian catastrophe affecting many millions. They said, here's right sexpert and report CO author Melissa Park for too many people in Yemen. There is simply no safe place to escape the ravages of war. There is, for instance, nice safe place for those near the frontlines face the risk of indiscriminate attacks for children playing in fields which landmines have been planted. For school children at risk of being recruited into armed forces or groups, or for human rights advocates journalists were targeted because they work responsibility for violations rests with all parties to the conflict. The experts said citing the government of Yemen, the WHO Hutus, and the independent sudden transitional council members of the international coalition led by Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates that support the government of Yemen, but also responsible for potential serious rights violations. The experts maintained they also voiced concern about the continued flow of weapons into Yemen from countries including the United States. France the United Kingdom Canada Italy and Spain

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Saudi court issues verdicts in Khashoggi murder

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

02:26 min | 2 weeks ago

Saudi court issues verdicts in Khashoggi murder

"A Saudi court issued final verdicts on Monday in the case of slain Washington Post, columnist sounded critic Jamal Kashogi after his son who still resides in the kingdom announced pardons that sped five of the convicted individuals from execution. While the trial draws to its conclusion in Saudi Arabia. The case continues to cast a shadow over the international standing of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman associates have been sanctioned by the US and the UK for their alleged involvement in the brutal killing, which took place inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The Riyadh criminal courts. Final verdicts were announced by Saudi Arabia state television which aired few details about the eight Saudi nationals and did not name them. The court ordered a maximum sentence of twenty years in prison for the five. Another individual received a ten year sentence and two others were ordered to serve seven years in prison. A team of fifteen Saudi agents had flown to Turkey to meet Kashogi inside the consulate for his appointment on October. Second two, thousand, eighteen to pick up. That would allow him to marry his Turkish fiance who waited outside. The team included a forensic doctor intelligence and security offices and individuals who worked directly for the Crown Prince's office according to Agnes. Cala MoD who investigated the killing for the United Nations Turkish officials alleged Kashogi was killed and then dismembered with a bone saw inside the consulate and his remains put in a tandoor oven. His body has been found. Turkey apparently had the consulate bugged and shared audio of the killing with the CIA among others. Western intelligence agencies, as well as the US Congress of said the Crown Prince Baz responsibility for the killing. He also maintains the support of Donald. Trump. Likely for his preference for the eight billion dollar arms deal. He had just closed Saudi Arabia's trial of the suspects has been widely criticised by rights, groups and observers who note that no senior officials nor anyone suspected of ordering the killing has been found guilty. The independence of the Rianne Criminal Court has also been questioned.

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Saudi court issues final verdicts in Khashoggi killing

Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt

00:14 sec | 2 weeks ago

Saudi court issues final verdicts in Khashoggi killing

"Right now. Saudi Arabia is state television says Final verdicts have been issued in the case of slain Washington Post columnist and Saudi critic Jamal Kashiwagi after his family announced pardons have spared five from execution. The Riyadh Criminal Court issued the final verdict today against eight

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Bahrain to allow Israel flights to UAE over its airspace

Del Walmsley

00:19 sec | 3 weeks ago

Bahrain to allow Israel flights to UAE over its airspace

"Allow all flights coming to and departing from the United Arab Emirates to cross through the island Kingdoms airspace, A statement apparently allowing Israeli flights after neighboring Saudi Arabia issued a similar announcement. State run by rain news agency made the announcement without directly naming Israel just as Saudi Arabia has done. The White

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Saudi Arabia Opens Airspace to Israeli Flights

Dennis Prager

00:51 sec | 3 weeks ago

Saudi Arabia Opens Airspace to Israeli Flights

"Saudi Arabia changes its airspace regulations to permit Israeli flights to and from the United Arab Emirates, the latest from the media lines. Lawrence Rifkin. Despite the generalized language, Israel is officially upbeat about Saudi Arabia is new policy, opening its air space to all countries sending flights to or from the United Arab Emirates. The policy change follows an overflight on Monday by an El Al jet, bringing officials to Abu Dhabi to discuss normalization, something Riyadh will hold off. Until there is peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Although stated policy covers only flights to or from the Emirates officials in Israel Sieff has an opening too much shorter flights to the Far East, which until now took most commercial aircraft around Saudi Arabia or north of Syria, Iraq and Iran. I'm

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Kushner tries to smooth over F-35 dispute in visits to Israel and UAE

Morning Edition

02:38 min | 3 weeks ago

Kushner tries to smooth over F-35 dispute in visits to Israel and UAE

"This week. The first Israeli commercial airliner landed in the United Arab Emirates and both countries are celebrating new diplomatic ties. But the USA is focused on a different airplane. It wants to override Israeli objections and by the F 35 from the U. S. NPR's Daniel Estrin reports. Good morning. A senior Emirati defense official welcome President Trump's son in law and White House advisor Jared Kushner at an Emirati airbase that hosts US troops. Mr. Jared Kushner. Distinguished delegation Major general Fella who Kahtani ticked off the U. S and M Iraqi military's joint efforts. Recently. We have sent our troops to Afghanistan to work with US force to fight Isis. Afterward, Kushner met the Emirates first female fighter pilot, They posed for photos in front of a sleek F 16 fighter jet marked with the Emirati flag. Nearby like unacknowledged elephants in a room stood to gray F 35 joint strike fighters. The US keeps those stealth aircraft at this base, the USA once some of its own Carnegie Middle East Center fellow but safe. Having a case of non belligerency between Israel and the U. S is a kind of argument that now that you Moratti's will push forth to ensure that they can get that deal with the F. 35. The Emirati military has fought in conflicts in Yemen and Libya and wants to enhance its standing as a regional power. But the F 35 issue is sensitive. Israel is the only country in the Middle East that has a 30 fives. And despite the new peace deal, it publicly opposes the U. S selling the Emirates those Jets. Former Israeli defense official AMA Ski Lad says Israel needs to protect its military superiority for whatever geopolitical changes come in the future. I want apology and is a precedent right? You'll get it and not Saudi Arabia, Egypt and so and we might be surrounded by coalitions. That is not inferiors in our air Force. That's him. Lots of them. The U. S. Is committed by law to protecting Israel's qualitative military edge, or Q. M. E. Kushner told reporters that the U. S can keep the Israelis and the Emirati is happy. The military relationship that America has with United Arab Emirates is very special, just as the relationship that America has with Israel is incredibly special. And so the cure me is something that can be respected while also advancing our military relations with the United Arab Emirates. Kushner says discussions on the F 35 will take time. His priority is to quickly finalize the treaty between Israel and the U. S. A. And try to get more Arab countries to establish ties with Israel.

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Saudi Arabia says flights to, from UAE can fly over kingdom

WBBM Morning News

00:19 sec | 3 weeks ago

Saudi Arabia says flights to, from UAE can fly over kingdom

"Will allow flights from all countries to cross its skies to reach the United Arab Emirates. That word comes just days after the Saudis allowed the first direct Israeli commercial passenger flight to the U. S. A to use its airspace. It's one of the results of a US brokered deal to normalize relations between Israel and the U A. E no

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"saudi arabia" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

10:40 min | 4 months ago

"saudi arabia" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

"These ideas we hear these things but it's also quite liberal and liberal people there also where women ask me. Hey you seem lost and I was. I was lost Help you which I found fascinating because we had that you like old. They're not allowed in the beginning. I didn't know how to talk to women. In Jeddah is a completely different world than other places. Come interesting that being the gateway city but also having the international influence. I'm fascinated by that difference arriving. Okay what do you expect? But Yeah you arrive there for example cinemas opened up. I think they said two years ago that's started to have cinemas again and one of the first ones was in Jeddah and a lot of the concerts that are happening of big artists. They are injured as well. So there were telling me a Was just there and David Guetta. So that's because it's a bit more liberal interesting. That seems like that's just wrapped up the ten area that you were pitching to me. Is that correct? That's it. Yeah that's correct anything. We want to talk about jeter before we get to some of our wrap up questions. Maybe one thing that I would say Jeddah. There's this beautiful water promenade again. Take a stroll. They're really really beautiful to see big contrast to ultimate besides idea. That's that's one thing that surprised you about Saudi Arabia. I don't want maybe difficult to I think because it is so different than what we Ayoola used to. At least what I was from Germany or Europe. So there's a lot of surprises that you will encounter but the biggest one for me was how friendly in kind the people were. And I've said this before. It was by far the biggest surprise. I mean starting from the box of oranges in the cap to being invited to people's houses for food being invited for tea when they take you out. They don't let you pay for anything even if you try to fight for it is very very kind and welcoming culture and definitely was mind blowing. That really was mind blowing no matter what if a Muslim or not they always tried to treat me. The best could and there was said you a foreigner your gift of God and we want you to have the best experience and therefore me was mind blowing this attitude that encountered from pretty much. Everyone there one time when it felt very familiar completely could have been at home and one time that it felt very very foreign. Okay very familiar. They have all off the fast food chains. We have which actually they have more of the fast which we have in Germany. It was insane Baskin Robbins which I've never seen anywhere else. Outside of the states. They have literally all the fast food chain so when walking around in the modern parts. And you're you're sitting McDonald's. It's sitting in McDonald's in Germany Munich. You have the young Saudis who have the the modern clothing and laughing over the phone and it would be ailing female so it wouldn't matter no bacon no bacon or ham on the egg. Mcmuffin would be different. I'm sure but other than that. You wouldn't find out most foreign. I think most foreign when I was standing in front of the Prophet Mosque in Medina. And everybody was mapping the traditional outfit going into the into the mosque because for me it felt beautiful beautiful experience but out of this world because we always see from TV or you hear about it. So that's when I fell the most foreign unsafe or something unfamiliar. Well you mentioned safe. Are there any warnings that you would give that one thing? You should really know before you go to Saudi Arabia. Good question because I told my family that going to Saudi Arabia and the frustrations like Oh my God is that is it safe like. Are you sure it's okay? It's absolutely safe. It's really no problem at all. I think one little thing to be aware of that. The border to Yemen all the way in the south there could be some issues but overall Saudi Arabia is a very very safe country and really nothing to worry about. It probably would be one of those countries. I would try not to get into political argument. She just have some concerns that way and and there are multiple countries that that would be included in my country. I would try and had to do that absolutely agree with you. Chris and I think it's always you have to separate the people from politics. Also it's two things but yeah of course maybe a side note here. I was in Medina and I was traveling with the friend. I met there and we saw this. Little Hill said okay. That would be a perfect overview over the city. Let's climb up there so we really climbing up this hill and suddenly we hear the sirens and the police. The police the road waving us down and what doing illegal story like. We did know there were. There were no science. We didn't know that we not allowed to go there and there was a little way so we thought it's okay so I think be aware that it can still be a conservative country in a lot of waste and of course you have to be aware of those things but safety wise. It's absolutely found to go in terms of dress code for you as a tourist. Anything that you would advise people different from going to any other Muslim country. Yeah so interestingly. Because they open up the borders Petursson. They got quite moderate When it comes to clothing so for example women. They don't have to wear the headscarf or the long dress. The Abaya but they said okay be decent and respectful usually known as no shoulders. Exactly Sony's no shoulders. If you want as a woman you might WanNa have a head scarf around when you go for example to Medina just to be more respectful. But in general snow sleeveless shirts or short dresses. Even guys no sleeveless shirts to understand what flow is saying here. This is not the place to where your wife beater tee shirt or so. I think there's any places of tourist wearing that Polynesian Eighty. It's very hot country but try not to do that. Because that's probably will get you could get you in trouble or you will get a lot of looks for that but it might make things less comfortable for you and that's and that's really one of the reasons that we want to talk about. Things like warnings is if you're going to go we want you to have a good experience and being more sensitive to the culture is going to help you have a better experience some excellent. You're standing in the prettiest spot you saw in Saudi Arabia. Where are you standing? What are you looking at? I think the prettiest spot I saw was when I was in the middle of the desert in Riyadh close to show the world absolutely nothing around this huge desert this nothingness. It's mind blowing and to think that this goes on for miles and miles and miles and there is nothing that blew my mind. Excellent one thing that makes you laugh and say only Saudi Arabia. When I arrived in in Jeddah the Saudi guy took me out. And he's like he's like I'm GonNa take you to the best restaurant in Saudi Arabia. It's the best thing like all the Saudis knows like. Okay probably going to be good restaurant and you know we went to. We went to allback Albuque- most famous fast food chain in Saudi Arabia. It's pretty much Casey. But I thought that was hilarious in Saudi Arabia. The Best Best Restaurant would be pretty much a KFC. And I can tell you it's fantastic. It's really really good but I did not expect it. Would we drove up to interesting? I remember my guide in Jordan saying that for dinner when they WANNA treat they. Don't go out to the traditional restaurant that would have traditional food because they make that at home and makes that really well and so they go out to Taco Bell and so somewhat. It's it's a treat to do something. Different is probably one of the reasons why it's popular is that we make traditional food at home and so we don't need to go out for that exactly the same thing. I mean it was my for me because this restaurant existence in one thousand nine hundred seventy four did they tell me. It's been popular since then so it very very very interesting but very good excellent and if you had to summarize Saudi Arabia in just three words what three words would use hospitable different and three and you were there in February. We should underline that. What do we say that it was hot is one of your three words so possibly not a place to go in July excellent definitely rather than line I mean I immediately a somber the first day and they were always laughing because they were saying? It's cool right now. So it's excellent. Our guest against has been flu Miller from Munich and flu. You don't have a travel blog that we want to send people to. I started a youtube channel which it's called flow. Nfl Oh if you type in flow and Saudi you probably see a knee roaming around in Saudi Arabia. Excellent that something you will. Not You want to see before you go there will. Then I'll put a link to that in the show notes at amateur traveler dot com and thanks so much for coming on amateur traveler and sharing with us your newfound love for Saudi Arabia. Thank you so much. Chris was a pleasure to review the community. I did WANNA thank some of the patrons who've been supporting the show especially the new ones. We have since the last time we recorded. I'd like to thank Peter Sewer Marshall Denki and also Ryan Miller who raised his pledge. The pledges do help support the show. And so I thank you so much for that. I know that not everybody's interested in doing that. I also not know that never be can do that so I really appreciate that and just as reminder those who support the show through Patriot and we're doing a monthly get together on zoom and they also get a version of the show without ads usually get a day or so early. Colin left a comment about the show that we did recently on Senegal went for ten days in two thousand eighteen and it was a really wonderful time. The friendliest people gorgeous country. Thanks con patron. Jeff's left a comment about the show did on West Virginia at Pipe Stem State Park. You can write a cable car down to the river and walk. The trail into bluestone national river between Fayetteville and Greenbrier is a unique cultural arts and Crafts Center called Tamarack with award winning restaurants and their two additional national rivers adjacent to New River. Gauley and Bluestone. Thanks so much Jeff. And with that we're going to end this episode of Amateur Traveller. If you have a question sent an email to hosted amateur traveler dot com or better yet. Leave a comment on this episode at Amateur Traveler Dot Com and thanks so much for listening..

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"saudi arabia" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

08:57 min | 4 months ago

"saudi arabia" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

"The bags back on the road and read. It's real passport. Camera Traveler pursued seven hundred and five today the amateur traveler talks about mosques a magnetic hill and malls Nabataeans hospitality and the edge of the world. As we go to Saudi Arabia. Welcome to the amateur traveler. I'm your host Chris Christianson. Let's talk about Saudi Arabia. I'd like to welcome to the show flow meter. Who's come to us from Munich Germany but come to talk to us about Saudi Arabia flow? Welcome to the show. Thank you Chris. Happy to be here. Saudi Arabia is not a place that well actually. It's a place that a lot of people have gone on Hosh. It's one of the most popular travel destinations in the world but for people who are not Muslims. It is a relatively new destination very true yet. Open up its tourist visa in the end of September so everything is very new. There and for me was the interesting part of really yet. Go to a country where tourism really hasn't been a part of the history in the last year. I guess that answers the question of why you went to Saudi Arabia. Was there more to the story than just it opened up. The opportunity was available. I mean Saudi Arabia. There's so much so much to talk about. I mean first of all landscape. I think we always think about at least to me. It was okay. Saudi Arabia desert oil encampments. That's the first words that came to remind but the landscape boys. There is so much more to see. I mean the Sea of the mountains zero than history wise. I mean a lot of ancient kingdoms coming from there the history of Islam being from there but for me it was one of the biggest reasons why a went to Saudi. Arabia was the hospitality of the people. I heard such amazing things about that. I've been around in the Middle East and I wanted to experience it for myself and as soon as I heard. They opened up the doors for tourists. I said okay. I'm going to jump on that wagon and I want to see for myself to really see how it is. And what kind of an itinerary? Are you going to recommend for us when you look at the map? Saudi Arabia is a huge country. So I always say it's better to have more time than less. But if you have about eight to ten days that should give you a good idea overview over the country so I did it. I'd recommend always starting in Ria. That's the capital on the east side. And then making your way for the West stow after that a Lula which is a beautiful beautiful historic site than to Medina which is super interesting because Muslims go there as well now and then to Jeddah and then from Jeddah head back to Fly Back from Jeddah which options whatever works best for you excellent before we get into that in more detail one place. You didn't name and I WANNA talk about why you didn't name. It is a place that other people might be interested in going. And that's Mecca and there's a reason why you didn't name Mecca and we OUGHTA address the elephant in the room as it were so if he would want to go to Mecca. I'll give you the picture you'll drive on the road and then you see a big sign which says non Muslims go right and Muslims go straight celebrate as a non Muslim. You're not allowed to go to Mecca. And that of course has to be respected now of course if you are Muslim than that's entirely different and you in fact are encouraged or required depending on how one looks at that to make a trip to Mecca at least once in your life if you have the means to do so. So but we're not gonNA address Mecca in this particular episode. We're not going to address going on Hajj because most of the show can't do that so excellent you started us in Riyadh exactly so the beauty of Saudi Arabia is that everything is pretty new so I mean arriving day you arrive at a Super Bowl Airport. I first of all said okay. I'm GonNa take the metro into town so followed the metro signs only to find out that not. That's not billed yet. So that's how earlier wasn't the country so back out of the airport into Uber and into town. We think we always have this idea that Saudi Arabia is a very rich country but maybe a bit old school. That definitely didn't find that the case Uber which works fantastic they have all the amenities modern buildings amazing and paired with all the history that comes with it and there was amazing for me on firsthand arrived in the country. I get into Uber. You drive into town takes about forty five minutes because traffic is crazy and we start talking and suddenly he stops and he gets out of the car and he comes back into the car with a box of oranges. And I'm super perplexingly. Okay what would you know? He's giving me this box of oranges and I was like okay. Maybe we did the picked it up for his wife or his family and he's like no no no. This is for you and this was the first time really experienced hands on Saudi hospitality. Which is insane. I mean I've been to a lot of places but never ever did uber. Taxi driver gave me a present for just arriving in the country. And that would be a new one for me as well. It's really insane. And this was not a one time I arrived in is expensive. There's a lot of hotels but they are quite expensive when expensive sixty seventy USD. For I would say the the cheapest room. That actually doesn't sound expensive to me agreed. I think I always if you compared to the surrounding countries. Yes okay I always said okay. I've I've been in the surrounding countries compared to that it was more expensive than expected but amazing place. Huge huge city. Lots of traffic because they just building public transport so you pretty much have to use a car to go everywhere but still a lot of history and it's interesting because via just started to really grow in the nineteen fifties so it's quite a new city and there's a beautiful place called Old Town. Where have the old fort were all started? And from there you can explore to the old markets and then also completely after a few minutes. Go to the modern part where you have for example the kingdom tower which is a huge huge skyscraper. We have a bridge on top where you have an overview of the whole city in the old fourth that would be the Mascara Fort exactly the Muslim for exactly. Can we have this little apart with Ford in the middle where you can walk around you have some bazaars but then when you venture further out you have all these modern buildings the kingdom tower with a bridge on top where you can see everything and also on my first day? Something that I heard before but I think that's always very interesting when you there. Is the shops actually close five times during the day. So you actually have to be aware of when you want to eat when you to buy something. Because when it's prayer time they will close a shop and you wouldn't be able to get in for twenty thirty minutes okay. Well and that's true in some other Muslim countries as well so just interesting. I think four Oscar not used to this on a daily basis to experience but very very fascinating will in. I'd say most of us who are listening to the show are not experts in Saudi Arabia. How much did you read up on Saudi culture or history before you went? I'm guessing you were not an Islamic history student or something like that beforehand that this was an opportunistic trip. Did you do a lot of reading? Was this all jumping in new. To be honest with you. It was more jumping pursue. What I expected you to say. That's all right. I mean of course read up on some things on the Internet but I mean because there hasn't been a lot of tourists country. There isn't a lot of information for tourists and there was very interesting because usually when I go into country tried to look pay. What a typical tourist routes that did not exist for Saudi Arabia. How did you put together your tannery then going to the country and talking to the people and then okay. I want to go to Riyadh. I WanNa go to Jeddah but for example Medina. I wasn't really sure if I'm allowed to go there. I was surprised when you said you were. Yeah yes so. This was not on my list and then actually people recommended me to go there and so yeah on the go. Put together my travel itinerary. I was lucky in that sense that I didn't have restrictions on time. I said okay. I'M GONNA be here for about two to three weeks so I had the flexibility to adapt on the girl. Excellent anything else. We want to remember to see well..

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"saudi arabia" Discussed on The President's Inbox

The President's Inbox

12:44 min | 8 months ago

"saudi arabia" Discussed on The President's Inbox

"The rest of the Gulf countries who felt that the US was conducting putting its policy and did not include their own concerns vis-a-vis Iran so there's a fear of abandonment. I would again a fear of Vanden men and just simply not taking their. They're interested into consideration after so many years of alliance where they were also taking the US interest into consideration so they didn't think that the agreement should have been only only on the nuclear which is the top priority for the other parties the US and other parties that signed the agreement but also that for example around regional activities which are more for over. An immediate threat to countries should have been included in the discussion. I'm bad the balance of power between Gulf countries and Iran wouldn't have permitted them to do this on their own so it should have been included when the rest of the international community was putting around under pressure. Well obviously the Obama Administration gave way to the trump administration many ways. The president trump's foreign policy has been Abo anything but Obama. How would you describe the way? President trump has approached Saudi. Arabia's me I think right now where a moment where it is changing president trump as you know his first visit abroad in twenty seventeen was to Riyadh and it Trulia signalled a return to what Saudi Arabia at least perceived as an alliance between the US and Saudi Arabia and the threat perceptions in the region. We're closer the perception of the importance on the vitality of the bilateral relationship. was closer and more compatible than the one that they had with the Obama Obama administration of weather on Iran relations with Israel Saudi Arabia's role ended what is called often. It's IRT of foreign policy in the region and also president trump is someone who doesn't really get into the domestic affairs of Saudi Arabia or other countries. which is something that is important for countries from this region? But I kind of feel that as you know the. US Ball has been a folding in the region. Specially what concerns the maximum pressure campaign against Iran. We are at a moment where we can and see that tensions are starting to appear in this relationship because there is a tension between the top national security priorities of Saudi Arabia. Stabilizing Strean to to be able to focus on its vision. Twenty thirty projects that are a major priority to the crown prince on the current king. And that is not necessarily compatible with an escalation with Iran. Despite by the fact that from the start they have supported the maximum pressure campaign. And so right now we've seen press reports and confirmations by some officials that for example Saudi Saudi Arabia is starting to be open to a dialogue with Iran which is something I'm not sure the US administration or certain parties in the US administration are welcoming for example burning. How would you assess the change of policy under the trump administration? Smart Move Overdone Underdone. Well look there's continuity from Obama administration to trump's administration inasmuch as president trump just like President Obama wants to end the never ending wars. He wants to withdraw from the middle it'll east. He wants to turn America's attention to facing China which is much more immediate and longer term strategic threat to the United States but what president trump unlike President Obama president trump has decided to do is to fall back on the strategic traditional strategic allies in the United States namely Israel and Saudi Arabia. And as it where he hopes that both these countries will do the heavy lifting of containing Iran and of keeping regional order instability. President Obama wanted to create create a theater in which four five countries including Iran and Turkey would keep the balance now trump says no. It's just Israel and in Saudi the problem for for president trump as it as it was for president. Obama is you cannot reset the clock back to the pre one thousand nine hundred ninety period when the US had a very limited footprint in the region no basis no troops on the ground and kind of an offshore balancing approach. That's because neither Israel nor Saudi Arabia wants to do the heavy lifting the United States is doing both Israel and Saudi Arabia for different reasons. Don't have the same force projection capabilities. They don't have the same ability to contain Iran and and want the United States to remain not to retreat. In fact maybe both countries would ideally want the United States to get into some sort of fight with the Iranians and to give Iran a bloody nose so that Iranians would remain contained for a long period of time and so trump finds himself in the situation again a frustration and in that without the United States being present in this region it is very likely that the region will become much more volatile. And we see some of this inklings of this for instance. Since if you look at what's going on in Libya and Libya you have the Turks the Saudis the Emirati suggestions the French the Italians the Russians all fighting each other on different insides of the Libyan civil war. And something like that could happen in any one of these other countries especially in the countries where so much oil and gas is located and that would be hugely disruptive to the global economy even if we are more energy independent in the United States because of shale I want to return to this point Bernie but if I could just a backup the second and you mentioned that the United States wanted Saudi Arabia with the trump administration wants Saudi Arabia to do more of the heavy lifting. Yes what does that actually mean in practical practical terms well in practical terms it would mean to build up a military capability that would ideally replace the military capability that the United States. Now Oh has in the region so the US has about sixty eight thousand troops between Iraq Kuwait Qatar Saudi Arabia and the UAE. It has a large naval base. It has a large large air force base in Qatar Naval Base in Bahrain. The Saudis to replace that kind of capability would need at least a generation. The Saudi military is just simply employees. Not Up to that level of professionalism and competence and and that's something that the Saudi crown prince is working on but it'll take a long time to build because you need to change change the culture of the military You need to capabilities. The Israelis have that capability by the way they have a phenomenally powerful military. But again it's not a military that's willing into project itself beyond the borders and the defensive Israel. Yes I would add to this. That they have lifting was not just about also the military power it was also about orienting the regional politics in general so the the reliance on Saudi Arabia and Israel was that Saudi Arabia would also be able chew don't lead regional politics in a certain direction in a direction of you know a normalization with Israel and mobilize opposition to Iran for example. which is something? I think that Saudi Arabia hasn't really been able to do so. I think it's also the leadership in politics on which that Saudi Arabia wasn't able to deliver. You're absolutely right. I mean yes-men is absolutely right about that. I want to bring in the other half of this equation here. which is what is happening? In Saudi Arabia itself we briefly touched upon the fact that others new king. But few thousand fifteen on come to the throne after the death of his half-brother King Abdullah and by the mid two thousand seventeen he has cemented his son. Mohammed bin Salman no by his initials M B S as the crown prince neighbor. NECAS walk us through. What the vision is that? The Crown Prince Prince has a lot of talk about lots of late night. Conversations between Jared Kushner the president's son-in-law and NBS visions of remaking Saudi Arabia just sort of give was that part of the equation. Yeah so if you had met with King Solomon when he was still prince and governor of Riyadh so back in two thousand six two thousand seven when I first met him personally in his office he was obsessed with two issues. He felt that the kingdom faced two major challenges that needed to be addressed and they were one the challenge of diversifying find the economy from its near total dependence on oil revenues. So that you know. The hundreds of thousands of students that are graduating from schools and universities get jobs Outside the public sector seventy percent of the Saudi working population works for the government in the public sector. So he felt that you know if that didn't change if the economic structure of the country was not going to change then the oil money would not be sufficient to keep Saudis employed and that would then ultimately lead to political and social mobilization against the regime so so that was priority number one. The second priority was to confront Iran which had essentially taken over Iraq after the US invasion of Iraq in two thousand and three and that Iran had to be contain that the US was no longer a reliable ally for that and that the Saudis needed to build up their own capacities to do this to contain Iran and so when he takes over in two thousand fifteen gene he delegates most. If not all authority to pay son. The Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman who actually only becomes crown prince in two thousand seventeen but he's a factor person Jason running the country. And you see that haven't been someone is ineffective following these to a top priority of his father diversifying the economy and trying to confront Tehran and the confrontation with Iran is on full display of course in Yemen where Saudi Arabia has waged a five-year war and ineffective war against the herpes. Who are a proxy xc force Yemeni proxy force that is closely allied to Iran a proxy of Iran's so those are the two priorities and then what MBA strikes to do is he clamps down down on the Islamists he imprisons anyone who he thinks is criticizing his policies including liberals and human rights activists and women's rights activists but at the same time gives women the right to drive? You see many more women in the workforce and he's relying on women because they're the better human capital that he has in his population. They work harder. They're more disciplined. They're better educated than the men. So all for pragmatic reasons. He also emasculate S- most of the royal family he concentrates and consolidates power away from other members of the family. He tries to limit or restrict corruption. especially if the royals so he's doing all kinds of things some of it. Good some of it really bad like the imprisonment of the of the US as well as political dissidents including of course the tragic murder of democracy in Istanbul so the record is very mixed ext but the broad outlines of what. He's trying to do where set by his father yesterday. How do you make sense of the changes happening domestically in Saudi Arabia? And do you see. See them as sticking I. I asked that because clearly in Saudi Arabia there are components society that don't like decisions king and the Crown Prince have made on the other hand. There are lots of other people Think younger Saudis. who think that this is the change that the country desperately needs? Okay so the turn that happened in Saudi howdy politics whether domestically or in its foreign policy since twenty fifteen especially with the ascendance to power chew of the Crown Prince's dot. Saudi Baltics have as Bernard has mentioned the new. Saudi leadership is is very pragmatic. It's his extreme blooper especially the crown prince's very pragmatic which here in DC. Some people see as being recklessness. He knows what he needs to do to transform the country it is not use. Some international reports have been writing about diversifying Saudi economy. Powering Women Empowering the private sector changing the dictation sector opening up the education system to for example for universities and so on and so forth he knew what he needed to do undecided that he's going to do it without sticking to the old normally frameworks of respecting the hierarchy inside the family respecting you know. The capitalists capitalists or if you want the business community that is client of the regime and so he went down on doing good. This is why I prefer using the word pragmatic than the other than the word reformist. For example or reformer because he's someone who needed what knows what he got his country needed and he's doing it not because he believes that it's in the good adv value of empowering women because he thinks that this is going to do good to the economy. The second thing I would like to say about this is that with those changes that he was making. An as Bernard mentioned Bharat of this was his absolute refusal to any kind of critique it was not just about imprisoning the Islamists or or activists because they were talking politics in general. It is really one down to cracking down on any kind of criticism including for example in criticism two of the entertainment authority or of the head of the entertainment authority who is a very close to the crown prince for example. That's one of the things that actually kind of a little bit surprised me when I was in the last time is that here in Washington. DC We tend to talk about the huge events and captured them to evaluate what the crown prince is has been doing in Saudi Arabia..

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"saudi arabia" Discussed on Cheap Heat

Cheap Heat

01:45 min | 11 months ago

"saudi arabia" Discussed on Cheap Heat

"saudi arabia" Discussed on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

08:25 min | 1 year ago

"saudi arabia" Discussed on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

"This marketplace podcast is brought to you by MD Anderson Cancer Center home to one of the nation's largest cancer clinical trial programs of its kind providing hope to patients through new approaches in detection an advanced therapies more at making cancer history dot com. This marketplace podcast is supported by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation Evan Lyle of rush enterprises. This is a big fan of Michigan as he put it. The future mobility is going to be decided right here in this state visit planet dot com to find out why that's P. L. A. N. E. T. TM DOT COM Washington business goes on despite the political firestorm. I'm David Brancaccio in New York. Whistle blowers ars impeachment investigations military aid to Ukraine blocked and unblocked that said there is other crucial business that also has to happen in Washington. Monday is at the end of the government's fiscal year in less polarized times. There'd be a plan for how to fund the Government for the next fiscal year. There is not both the House and Senate have instead passed temporary prairie extensions keeping the government open through November the twenty first and there's a new estimate on what a government shutdown costs marketplace's Sabrina beneficial reports four billion dollars that is what the last three shutdowns cost U s taxpayers according to the Senate Subcommittee on Investigations they cost a shutdown isn't so much additional tax payer money. It's more punch money. Have we raised it. Mark Goldline is with the committee for a responsible federal budget when the government shuts down still ends up paying federal employees pays operate government buildings. Even though work isn't getting done and that's just money down the toilet millions of federal workers and contractors weren't able to work for fifty two who days in the last three shutdown twenty nine thousand nine hundred eighteen and twenty thirteen on top of that there was lost revenue from parks for example project delay costs but four billion dollars wasted AH low balling it according to Matthew Shapiro Director of the Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan it understates the cost of shut down because of all the indirect effects restaurants restaurants that lost business purchases not made contractors who were never reimbursed taking all that into account the CBO estimated that the last shutdown alone the longest and US history at thirty five days cost three billion dollars all told in New York. I'm sure for marketplace. Let's check the markets. The footsie index in London is up one point one percent here the S&P futures of three tenths percent the Nasdaq futures up four tenths percent on its first day of trading yesterday stock in the exercise with the bike company. Anthony Peleton closed down eleven percent that poor performance is one reason Hollywood talent agency. Endeavour has decided not to launch its new stock today has his planned there are many stock exchanges to choose from even within just the US a stock in trade wherever but it can only list on one it's where a stock launches. Is this week one. US Stock Exchange. I E X got out of the listening business. I X is an exchange known for what's called a speed bump and intentional slight delay in in prices to mute the effect of Super High Frequency traders the CEO and Co founder of I x came by to talk about his decision. Mr Brad Cut Ziama. Thank you so much for joining us. Thanks for having me so bread to list with the stock. Exchange means you kind of home to a stock this DACA trade anywhere on different exchange but there's a home your home home but your stock market. I E X got outta that business this week. You think teaches a larger lesson about the stock markets that we live in you. No I think it was an opportunity to talk about the difference between listings and trading. I'd meet someone at a at a school party for my kids and they say can you only trade one stock stock. You know you only have one listing. I said no trades six thousand stocks a day. enlist want. I think what we learned is that you know enlisting. We saw the problem and we were selling solution in trying to educate companies on why they should care. I think that was a much steeper hill than we thought you know after year of being in business just it just wasn't right for us if ever there were David Brancaccio stock that I wanted listed. Why would I have gone to I xe. What was your invented enlisting with you? Instead of New York stock is sure yeah. I mean for us. It was partly about values and in an education that I x was built upon important pillars of fairness and transparency and performance for Cheryl. There's really important the place we had the hardest time. Competing was was on the ceremony in the events around listing New Yorker Nasdaq. Wait the thing in the morning where the new stock is listed and they ring the bell over at the absolute change. It gets on brand x cable television station yeah. That's sort of a marketing thing they were offering yeah. I mean it's it's like the Disney world moment right. It's I think the exchanges have done a great job of making that experience ah part of the decision to list and we found ourselves being forced to you know consider competing impeding as an entertainment or events company and that's just not who we are where we are technology company so what you see on. TV is not the Stock Exchange that remind US I E X. He's still trading in six thousand stocks. why would one trade there instead of one of the other places nobody goes to great lengths to protect investors than I xe are speed bump technology technology. We've built machine learning signals on our six version of a signal that helps predict price changes to protect people from trading stale prices so we obsess over protection of investors were having a record year in profits in revenues in volume and market share. I think for us it's it's about discipline red cuts. Yamasaki John Co founder of a Stock Exchange called X. Thank you very much. Thank you cuts. Yama is the lead character pushing back on high frequency trading in the Michael Lewis Book Flash Boys Voice Marketplace helps you stay sharp on crucial matters related to business the economy and money and to help you do some numbers of your own. You can get your very own marketplace pencil pack and you become a marketplace investor today. 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Saudi Arabia has been contemplating this move for years. The Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman is keen to diversify the economy and reduce its reliance on oil exports until now visas have been largely restricted took pilgrims and business people from today. They'll be available to tourists from forty-nine countries. They'll be no restrictions on unaccompanied women or the non all Muslims still won't be allowed to visit the holy cities of Mecca and Medina but Saudi Arabia's deeply conservative social attitudes and ban on alcohol combined the controversy over the killing last year of the journalist. Jamal Khashoggi might push off many potential visitors. That's the BBC's Grant Ferret reporting in New York. I'm David Brancaccio with the marketplace morning report from APM American public media. This marketplace podcast is brought to you by indeed when when it comes to hiring you don't have time to waste. You need help getting your shortlist qualified candidates fast. 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"saudi arabia" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

07:36 min | 1 year ago

"saudi arabia" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"Are still at a very important factor in overall global economic indices sees and so you saw markets react very strenuously particularly in Asia which is of course more and more tied to Saudi energy supply even as the United States becomes he comes less least individually dependent on oil coming out of Saudi Arabia so I think you know first and foremost that's one of the reasons why we have to give a rat's ass is but the reason is simply that we can't walk away or disregard the conflicts that have been raging in the Middle East simply because we have paid such a high price in terms of both blood and treasure on the part of the American people these conflicts come back to haunt us in a very immediate way in terms of our own security at home in terms of our security of our allies and partners around the region and around the world but they also have an enormous effect talk on the people of an important region of the world and this idea that you know a war in Yemen we can simply tolerate because we we needed to give the Saudis a little a bit of running room after signing a nuclear deal with Iran which they found of Horri- I think was an incredibly horrific calculus on the part of the Obama lead ministration which effectively was in a position to green light and did green light the initial decision on the part of the Saudis to launch this conflict there you know the war in Syria has had a tremendous effect both on on obviously a Syrian people and the wider region on the prospects for a peaceful he's fun and prosperous Middle East but also of course on on refugee flows into Europe and on European politics and so the idea that we can simply sit back back and watch the prospect of another war a war that would engage this long-standing sectarian and geopolitical rivalry between the two most important countries. He's Today in the Middle East and that we would who we simply shouldn't care. I think is both inaccurate in terms of the security implications and incredibly really inhumane so I have experienced a kind of weird Iran whiplash over the last couple full of months where we've gone from being within a few minutes of attacking them to John Bolton leaving and a half for being fired and a half to wanting to meet them socially in New York to now suddenly family saber rattling about this incident in a fashion that is certainly suggestive of possible military action so I'm I'm wondering is there some way to understand the US side of the US Iran relationship that makes any more sense of it than I am instinctively able to make or does it simply not make sense. That's a very open ended question of I think you know the trump administration undertook a policy toward Iran without really thinking through how would play out beyond the immediate initial and overwhelming frankly success that was achieved in reimposing sanctions on Iran and having a massive economic doc cost for Iran. There was either magical thinking that somehow there would be regime change for wholesale capitulation and neither one of those assumptions has any bearing reality but there wasn't a sort of fully thought out appreciation of how easily something like this would come to pass and of course there was widespread anticipation that this kind of escalation was almost inevitable when president trump made the decision to exit the nuclear deal all in May of two thousand eighteen it took another year before the Iranians began to react in any serious way and even then these attacks that we saw over the course of the summer the efforts to begin to back away from their own commitments under the nuclear deal were relatively incremental relatively small scale L. and enabled us all to sort of go back to forgetting that this was in fact a very live a point of friction in the international system. I don't think we're going to be able to forget in the near future. Scott WanNA finish with you when you look at this it's a real mess of sort of interrelated plated issues that range from Yemen to in the immediate crisis since this attack to in a larger sense the the US Iranian frictions that are driven by the withdrawal from the JCP oh as well as a lot of issues in Iranian behavior that lead to escalatory steps like this one and all of it takes place against a sort of international law backdrop in which sh there's a whole lot of nested relationships and sets of obligations that are dicey and complicated and and fraught. What do you see as is is there anything here that is meaningfully guided by international law or is this simply what the different pressures the different parties can put on each other at any given moment in time. I think the simple answer is that it is both because because the international law really structures what is seen as a degree of legitimate state to state behavior among the different states it has a long term effect of empowering or potentially disempowering states depending on the degree to which they can make a credible case that what they're doing it. It was consistent with it in this case the trump administration has been pursuing action against Iran that violates certainly at least international political commitments in this form of JCP. Oh it was not a treaty but it was a political commitment that also strains various cases of territorial sovereignty in regards to secondary sanctions that pushes is the envelope in regards to a lot of other international law and policy and that makes it harder for it to rally support and make credible threats against Iran because it seems seems to have thrown stuff so willing to depart from international morals and standards much the same can be said about Saudi Arabia so while you know national lock in surface a constraint the short term and sometimes can seem as a weakening element on states abilities in that kind of timeframe in the longer term it it can also help to empower them if if they can build a case as to what they're doing is correct and therefore get more support from it from the international community here none of the relevant actors that are on the receiving end of the strike have done so and I think it weakens their ability to response and limits their options. We're going to have to leave it there Gregory Samantha Suzanne Scott. Thank you all for joining us. The law fair podcast is produced in cooperation with the Brookings Institution thinks this week to Gregory Johnson Johnson Suzanne Maloney Samantha Gross and Scott Are Anderson for coming on the show. Please share the law fair podcast. Give us a five star review on itunes. The podcast cast is edited by Gen Patio. How audio engineers this week where Michaela Fogel and Jacob shots are music is performed by Sofiane as always thank. Did you for listening.

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"saudi arabia" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

12:29 min | 1 year ago

"saudi arabia" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"Calculus may shift a little bit whereas a little bit of a Greyer picture they'd be worried about that supports new mash community they would want in the event of an armed conflict and that may be leading them to take what is so for at least it's been a little bit more of a conservative approach even than American officials in trying to attribute this attack says Suzanne. I bet you have not sat at a whole lot out of tables in which people have asserted that countries other than the one you study are even more unpopular right now than Iran but that actually actually is what Scott suggesting that that that Saudis may be being cautious because they look bad next to the Iranians. Do you have a sense of like assuming assuming you're Saudi Arabia and you decide that you need to back from this. What are your options. Let me just stipulate that I don't in any way disagree with what's already been said by Scott and others here about the cat of PR problem that the Saudis have they've poured billions into reputation laundering ring and and lobbying over the years and I think if anything there is just no purchase among the American electorate and more widely among long domestic publics around the world for the kind of sales pitch that MBBS tried to launch a New Vision Asian for Saudi Arabia and a close ally and friend of the United States that said I don't think the Saudis ever look beyond one address when when it comes to considering their own security and who has their back and that's here in Washington and obviously there's you know real precedent for that in terms of prior administration policy in coming in and a very strenuous way to try to ensure that we in fact did defend the Saudis against I any prospect of an attack for example after Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait was the concerns about his future mindset and and whether Saudi Arabian oil production and the autonomy and independence of of the Saudi Kingdom would be preserved that helped to mobilize an an American effort to generate international support for a coalition to defend the kingdom and I think if anything that you know this kind of us preeminence in Saudi security mindset has only intensified since in the thirty years since that time I do think that from the perspective of how might they respond to Iran there once again looking to Washington the Saudis have some considerable capability when it comes comes to at least actual arms purchases one of the leading arms importers from the United States in a number of other western industrialized countries hasn't always translated to military effectiveness which greg can speak to and much greater detail than I can particularly in the case of Yemen but I I'd also point to the sort of history of some reticence on the part of the Saudis to go up against the Iranians directly this is a very different time very different leaders in both countries different political context all around but if you think back to nineteen ninety-six when a terrorist attacked a housing compound near Dhahran nineteen American in military personnel were killed in that attack the Clinton administration trace the the attackers to orchestration from Tehran the Saudis Saudis were very averse to cooperation in prosecuting that attack miraculously or perhaps not in two thousand fifteen the purported ringleader actually turned up in Riyadh and I think justice was settled on the part of Saudis from there so there is a I think a different way of doing business that was a very different kind of an attack as I said the political context in both Saudi Arabia Iran was very different at that time but I think it's not inconceivable that the Saudis will choose news to look for ways to de-escalate with Iran just as we saw happen with the Mercedes after the attacks which targeted targeted ships in their ports this summer in fact what we've seen is a at least briefly some new life for a diplomacy between the Iranians honey in the Mercedes I think suggesting that at least some within the Emirati leadership where we're happy to engage in support for US pressure on Iran Iran but when they recognize that there was a real cost to their own security into their economy they were they were more interested in diplomacy all right so one area where the Saudis have not ratcheted things down as Yemen and they've kind of not facing the Iranians directly have really I've been very aggressive and so gregory just give us a sense all of this may involve Yemen directly or it may not but it certainly involves vol's. Yemen to the extent that the huskies have claimed responsibility for it so what is the state of the Saudi involvement there again which is of course the backdrop against which all of this takes place right so the Saudis went into Yemen back in March of two thousand fifteen in their idea what what they were telling people in Washington here at the time was look. It'll take a six weeks. We'll push the WHO tease out of out of the capital Sanaa. the legitimate government. President Hattie will be able to return turn he was in exile in Saudi. Arabia will just bond them. They'll flee back to the mountains. Everything will be taken care of for now. Four and a half years on the Saudi strategy of airstrikes is not worked and so now Saudi Arabia's faced with I think militarily they have basically three options they can withdraw completely leave the Hutus in control of the country and that then the who these will clearly declare victory. Saudi Arabia doesn't want that to happen. They're worried that WHO `this will be essentially Hezbollah south than their border. Saudi Arabia can double down on what it is that they've been doing over the past four and a half year send ground troops in an attempt to push these out but that would be bloody there'd be a lot of a lot of Saudi casualties and there's also so no guarantee of success so they'll they're unlikely to do that so that means that they keep doing what it is that they've been doing for the past four and a half years which carry out airstrikes which kill a number of civilians kill sympathy fighters but have very little impact on the ground and as Scott said Suzanne said is everyone around the table that said as this war has gone on the UN calls Yemen the world's worst humanitarian humanitarian crisis everyone who touches it from the US to Saudi Arabia to the UAE is really being tarred with this new see this just a couple of months ago the UAE am drawing down UAE clearly looking for an exit in in Yemen the US would like not to be associated with this in back in April president trump vetoed the the joint resolution from from Congress asking to cut off US support US logistics and intelligence support the Saudi led coalition so Saudis Prosecution of this war despite their massive amount of military spending over really decades has not really shown that they have a military that's capable of up defeating this this tribal militia in north so they have extensive weapons they have state of the art technology and they're not able to to defeat the WHO these and it's unlikely that given four and a half more years bombing that there'll be any more successful than they have been over the past past four and a half years so Samantha when I hear all this in part of me says where you started is exactly the key point that yes this is a big facility for Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia doesn't matter as much as it used to and it's got this quagmire in Yemen. There's no obvious response ons for it against Iran if it tries directly and therefore it won't and so they will come looking to us to do something but we care less about them than we used to and by the way they're super unpopular right now and congress isn't itching to pass a sort of authorization to use force to defend Saudi Saudi Arabia which wants did right as recently as nineteen ninety-one and so my question is this is Saudi Arabia kind of on on its own here. Is this the sort of Kashogi in Yemen chickens coming home to roost where you really piss off the entire world and then somebody destroys your oil facilities and the world's Kinda like deal with it. Did I think there is some truth to it. You said I do I think the Saudi is are are much less popular than they used to be. I think Mohammed bin Salman really tried to paint himself as a reformer and he did some things he brought music to the Kingdom and in cinemas cinemas and let women drive and a lot of things that he he did to make himself look like a reformer whereas Baha behind the scenes he was causing all kinds of troubles with the war on Yemen with the Kashogi murderer Peter with continuing to imprison dissidents and political enemies and so to some extent it is I think the chickens coming home to roost but also I mean Saudi is still absolutely crucial to world markets. I don't WANNA I don't want to downplay their importance and even to the United States we still import oil and the prices that we I also at the gas station and we drive by and stopped to fill up our influenced by what happens in Saudi Arabia probably more than any other country but yeah they have kind of alienate alienate a lot of folks in the world and the other thing that this is that's happening in the background is it oil markets are pretty well supplied right now. There's been issues in Iran. There's there's been issues in Venezuela and Libya taken small off the market the by and large markets are still pretty well supplied and they've kind of shrugged off those disruptions. If this disruption is is short they can probably shrug this off to and so that kind of changes the world's calculus toward Saudi. We're concerned about Saudi for the most apart because we're concerned about their oil and we feel like markets are well supplied. We we do back away from them a pet to have help themselves out but that that reality stands so Suzanne before we turn back to Iran this morning or yesterday Washington Post columnist Elizabeth Bruni tweeted tweeted who gives a rat's ass if Saudi Arabia was attacked in kind of reflection of exactly what we've been talking about and you responded. I thought were particularly interesting tweet. You tweeted. I've been thinking about this tweet that is Elizabeth Brunettes tweet and my first reaction is how does a Washington Post opinion writer have so little understanding of energy and the global economy and so little regard for the potential implications of Middle East conflict for people in the region as well as elsewhere and so that seems to me to put a interesting bracket on the principle of you know you're on your own Saudi that we've just been flirting with so obviously one of the things that limits that principle is the impact on global oil markets and global global able other markets that are influenced by oil but there's more to your tweet than that. There's a you can decide you. Don't care or give a rat's rat's ass about the Middle East but the Middle East may still give a rat's ass about you. What are the things that limit that principle the ability to just say Saudi Arabia. You're kind of on your own on this one even if they're really unpopular and even you know even if they they're making the Iranians look good these days right well. I think the primary interest that the United States states has with respect to the security of Saudi Arabia and particularly in the aftermath of an attack like this is fundamentally about the health of the global economy and this is where I think you know some of the rhetoric out there that we are energy independent the sorts of things that Samantha said in her description of trump administration policy on USO S. O. Energy Production at home has been problematic because it's giving Americans the idea that somehow we are completely divorced from anything that might happen with with respect to energy supply coming out of the Gulf in fact of course because Saudi Arabia is such an important reliable low cost producer of energy anything anything that happens in Saudi Arabia will have an immediate ripple effect on global oil prices and global oil prices despite changes alternative.

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"saudi arabia" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

12:18 min | 1 year ago

"saudi arabia" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"Gulf port in the United Arab Emirates pipeline in Saudi Arabia and oil markets effectively shrugged off those attacks and while there was a little bit of Saber rattling and a little bit of concern particularly after the Iranians down an unarmed drone that was surveilling the coastline in the Persian Russian Gulf. there really was no military response of any significance from the United States and I think the Iranians haven't quite gotten what they needed out of that escalation. They need need an exit strategy. They need a mechanism to persuade president trump that maximum pressure is not in his interest and the best way to do that is is to threaten the global economy and by virtue that threatened the prospects of his reelection and strike the takes out a significant proportion of global spare energy capacity acidy will have that effect all right. Scott so let's with that as a factual backdrop. Let's consider the law of all all of this. You know you have a significant strike that may or may not be either conducted or aided or inspired fired by the Iranians may have hootie involvement or may not and is against the Saudi Arabian economic sort of vital organs. What are the tools reasonably immediately available to whom including especially especially given that the president has a kind of rattled sabres on twitter in response if you were still at the State Department at Ah the legal advisers office. What memo are you being asked to write today at this stage lawyers in the trump administration are gonna be I looking yet? The question of what sort of legal case can be made that the United States has a legal right or capability to respond militarily early in a in a variety of different ways and there may be other non military tools that we could discuss as well in regards to military solutions the international law side of this question. really is pretty straightforward. There's very little doubt that Saudi Arabia is a subject of an armed attack other. Maybe some dispute about the scale of it but the level of harm and hostilities here. We're talking about got a major attack in a major facility. I haven't seen fatalities numbers. It's hard to imagine there were no fatalities but regardless it seems to pretty easily qualify for an armed attack. Jack in which case Saturday we will have a right to kind of respond against in a necessary and proportionate should say as against the perpetrator that that tax comes down to a question of attribution whether that credibly be Iran or whether it be who t's have already accepted responsibility and that question of credibility really allies in the eyes of the Party undertaking the military action in this case perhaps the United States were Saudi Arabia or their allies or in the broader community whether they accept that legal justification as valid Saudi Arabia's the one with the right to respond in self defense but it can ask the United States step in and cooperate with us in with an exercising that right and what is called a collective self-defense and if the United States does and there is clear evidence linking back this attack back to Iran or go to another party that they ended taking military action against. It's a hard case to imagine that many people would object to there being some sort of right of response here although again it has to it'd be kind of scaled appropriately even in our community that's very skeptical of the trump administration and its position on Iran and that to some extent is why this is such an escalatory. Orien- exceptional move from a US domestic law perspective. The executive branch has maintained a for a number of decades across administrations. Now the president has has the authority to engage in the use of military force abroad under two conditions one in pursuit of national interests and to so long as the use forces out of a scale that quote unquote constitutes a war for constitutional purposes here. There's little doubt that the executive branch is going to be able to identify national national interest at play here regard the impact on the global economy and the US economy US security commitments say allegations in the region but certainly longstanding policy towards the Gulf region of variety of factors will kind of allow them to make that case people make contest it but the bar is very low. It's a pretty subjective standards not very constraining training on the executive branch. The real constraint then becomes well. What kind of level of force can be used. It's not clear illegally exactly where the line or the executive branch thinks the line is about what constitutes a war for constitutional purposes but the big factors tend to be something like the use of US ground troops or the use of major escalatory escalatory hostilities large scale civilian casualties things like that so at the United States wants to pursue a relatively minor response such as set up airstrikes strikes it likely feels it has legal authority to do so already again. That's controversial. Some people don't agree in particular some folks on Capitol Hill Disagree that the president has that authority forty but executive branch maintains that it doesn't has for for many years if the president however believes that this requires a much larger military or spots and extended military military campaign or that. There's a substantial risk of it escalating to such a military campaign factor that the trump administration itself is really emphasized and it's legal analysis the prior situations then they may feel compelled or at least feel that the strongest legal argument is that they do need congressional authorization for that and if that's the case swell than they have two options essentially one they can go to Congress and try and get that authorization or they can look to other laws on the books to say will do any of these. He's reach the situation. We've heard murmurs from the trump administration at various times that the two thousand and one authorization for military force. That's the same law that authorizes is the war in Afghanistan and bill travers al Qaeda could reach Iran potentially as well based on some Iranian ties to certain al Qaeda members on prior to nine eleven and afterwards. It's a weak case. I think it's one that lacks a lot of credibility. I think it's one that's not likely to be well received but it's it's hard to say it's absolutely Salihi outside the realm of possibility for an argument that the trump administration could choose to advance so it's at least an outside possibility although again I think it would entail major political risks the last step all this. They'll ask actor think about really is Congress. we saw. Congress earlier this year. Try and pass a statutory provision that would have prohibited pivoted president from engaging the use of force against Iran except in certain self-defense circumstances that would reach to the circumstance we saw it fail in the Senate simply because because it couldn't reach the sixty votes necessary to defeat a filibuster so you have congress kind of on their record majority of Congress really expressing reservations about engaging in this sort of military action and I think that sort of factory even though institutionally may not limit the president's legal authority is really likely to weigh in here as the administration considered a response Congress has been very skeptical of a major military campaign against Iran and you know the trump administration may reasonably fear ear that pursuing that sort of policy even if it thinks it has legal authority may result in more conflicts unless support from Congress than it would need particularly in the lead up to an election year so maybe more hesitant to pursue that path even if it's legally available so Samantha. It seems to me in the first instance. The question is what the Saudi government does right they are after all the victim of the attack although the perpetrator of a lot of attacks in in Yemen which which will talk about in a moment but they're the target of this attack and they are a famously impenetrable political political target to understand at least for me other than that they don't like the Iranians and will likely blame things on the Iranians. What what should we anticipate in a Saudi response both politically and militarily. It's a difficult question to answer. I think something that's GonNa play into into the answer to that. Question is I feel like this attack was a really specific personal affront to Mohammed bin Salman and here's the reason why the Saudis are really focused focused right now on the IPO the initial public offering of Saudi Aramco. That's come back to life recently and something that's really being pushed forward the idea behind this is that they'll use the revenue behind that IPO to invest in the economy to help move the economy away from its dependence on oil. This is something something that the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has been super focused on an Israeli staked his reputation on and this attack is a real blow to that what it does it demonstrates that the production there is much more at risk than anyone knew there never been an attack this successful flow on that facility before and I think they'll recover from this attack. We'll know more tomorrow but I think they're likely to recover fairly quickly but this ability to attack their production has been demonstrated right now and so this is really an attack at the heart of the Saudi economy and a heart attack at the heart of what is trying to do with the Saudi Saudi economy so that certainly argues for strong action on the other side. Nobody wants a war in their yard. I mean they they have this enmities where it's the the the Iranians however a hot war with Iran is not something that does anybody any good and so the balance between those two factors the really deep strike get their heart verses not needing any more problems erupting in their neighborhood. I think that's the calculus that's going to have to take place within the Saudi government and assuming they feel that they cannot not respond to it. The Iranian military is quite battle-tested and a lot of areas the Saudi military careers had its hands full in Yemen other than kind of getting off involved. What is their actual leverage to respond like. What are their options. That is a difficult question. I'm trying to figure that out myself actually because they're already the beating the WHO is to death in Yemen and you know going after the Iranians by proxy. I'm not sure where they have the ability to go from there. I'd be interested to hear from our other panelists so gregory. Do you have a sense of that where if if you're Saudi Arabia and you WANNA hit the Iranians back in response to this. What do you do he will it depends where the attack comes from right so if it comes if it came from Yemen if the Hutus are correct then it's part of this broader ongoing war and that sort of limited in a sense that the Saudis have an immediate target they can go after a raw by by hitting the Hutus who they see as running proxy but if it's launched from Iran if it came from Iran then this is something whereas I think it was said earlier. We'll know oh pretty soon where the attack came from then it's something else entirely and then Saudi Arabia either has to respond or they're in a position where they may invite invite more tax if you take the view that Iran has slowly been escalating over the summer. What do you think Scott One other consideration. I think that has to be entering into into Saudi. Thinking at this moment is that it is really in a position where it's goodwill with interesting probably approaching a Nader never necessarily a high sold it to begin with but we have seen in Saudi Arabia come under incredible criticism for the conduct of the were Yemen for the Democra- Shoghi murder late late last year and really the trump administration has been one of the few allies. It's really still bolstering. Saudi Arabia other countries are maintaining military ties and a couple of other relationships and of course oil purchase ties but they're under increased domestic pressure and domestic strain and from the perspective of Saudi Arabia. I kind of suspect that their confidence at the International Ashley Unity we'll have their back if the event of a conflict with Iran is dwindled even if there is a strong case to run as taking a brazen attack the.

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"saudi arabia" Discussed on The Daily

The Daily

06:17 min | 1 year ago

"saudi arabia" Discussed on The Daily

"Might be a little bit skeptical of that but then we saw that there were seventeen different strike points and that became evident from some satellite photographs those satellite photographs showed seventeen separate strikes that it didn't quite seem to add up with ten drones the second thing is that these strikes were deep inside Saudi Arabia and it would have required a flight of a five hundred miles or so for drones to be able to get there and that seems well beyond the range of what we've seen the WHO tease be able to do before four and then as we looked more and more at these satellite photographs it seemed clear that these were precision strikes in fact there was a hole in the Dome of some of the storage facilities that were each in precisely the same and they were neatly board little holes. Does that seem to suggest a missile strike not a drone that just was carrying some explosives so the initial story just didn't seem to a match with what we were looking at in the photographs and then what happens well then the president took to twitter and he said on Sunday that I'll Loreto Saudi Arabia. Oil Supply was attacked. There's reason to believe we know the culprit are locked and loaded depending on verification. Shen but are waiting to hear from the kingdom as to who they believe was the cause of the attack and under what terms we would proceed kingdom is referenced instead of Kenema Saudi Arabia so here we have the president United States in charge of the world's largest and most powerful intelligence agents and military forces saying that he is waiting for the Saudis to tell him who they believe triggered this attack and tell him what terms they would proceed on well. It sounds like they're discussing some kind of joint response but the United States for the past two hundred plus years decides on its own whether or not it is going to come to the defense of an outline conduct conduct a military strike or any other kind of response. It's somewhat remarkable to hear that they're waiting for instructions from an ally which is what the president's tweets sounded like he was saying and David. It's not just an ally right. It's Saudi Arabia and we're coming up on the one year anniversary of Jamal Khashoggi Steph which there's a significant amount of evidence that Mohammed bin Salman leader of Saudi Arabia ordered so it also seems somewhat extraordinary for the US to defer to Saudi Arabia given that track record. That's right the administration had been under tremendous pressure. I sure after the murder to identify. NBS as he's called as somebody who was involved but the administration ignored it all and I'm not how can you tell a country that spending hundreds of billions of dollars and has helped me do one thing very importantly keep oil prices down so that they're not going linked to one hundred and one hundred and fifty dollars a barrel right now. We have oil prices in great shape. I'm not going to destroy the world economy yeah and I'm not going to destroy the economy for our country by being foolish Saudi Arabia so I think the statement wait a minute so in some ways this this is a big challenge to nbs but it's also something of a potential political gift to the administration because they can make the case to who congress and others that while Saudi Arabia is no perfect government or society that the Iranians are in fact more evil actors in the region and that's essentially the argument they've been making in the past forty eight hours this attack would potentially have the impact of you've drawing the US in Saudi Arabia closer and giving the trump administration rationale for being closer to Mohammed bin Salman Saudi Arabia. That's right but there's also the concern inside the Pentagon you not let Mohammed bin Salman drag the United States into a new mid-east war it was only a week ago the people in the Pentagon and elsewhere in the administration or showing a big sigh of relief that John Bolton had gotten unfired is national security advisor because their concern was that Bolton would lead the United States ultimately into a conflict with Iran now with Bolton gone a series of unpredicted events may in fact push the US and Saudi Arabia there or pushed the United States to back up the the Saudis Strike Iran so just a review. POMPEO has said it's Iran. The president has said we're locked and and loaded. We're going to let our ally Saudi Arabia lead the way in determining who it is the Hutus are claiming credit but why would use claimed to have done this carried out this audacious sophisticated attack if they had a great question. I'm a bit confounded did myself. The WHO of course are backed by the Iranian so it's conceivable the Iranians ask them to do it. It's conceivable that they just thought that by taking credit therefore they would look more powerful than they really are and maybe in some way they were involved but the most important element of this is that the Saudis came out on Monday the Saudis specifically are pointing their finger at Iran with whom of course they're involved in this proxy war and declared that their examination Asian of the evidence was that this attack was launched by Iran specifically right now however while saying that these were Iranian weapon systems and they are saying they are still investigating precisely where those weapons were fired from they have however ruled out. Yemen as being that base they provided no evidence and that evidence may not exist.

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"saudi arabia" Discussed on The Daily

The Daily

03:21 min | 1 year ago

"saudi arabia" Discussed on The Daily

"Described the scene in Saudi Arabia on Saturday Michael. We're all still trying to piece together but what we do know. Is that about three thirty in the morning on Saturday morning in Saudi Arabia. There were a series of explosions at a number of refinery facilities line and of course it was dark. no-one exactly what was happening. Fires were burning it wasn't clear where these came from and it wasn't until the sun rose that they saw a really remarkably extensive amount of damage and what they discovered was that a number of their big oilfields were burning than when you look at the satellite photographs you see classic oilfield kind of operations big tanks lots of pipes and obviously lots the facilities that if hit by a weapon can burn and that's exactly what happened this was bigger than anything we had ever seen done to the oil fields in Saudi Arabia at any time in history and David help us understand the significance of hitting oilfields in Saudi Arabia. What's the impact of that also Arabia obviously is among the world's biggest oil producers these facilities account Michael for about six percent of the oil pumped around the world every day while the Saudis themselves produce roughly ten million barrels a day. These facilities are capable of doing somewhere between five and eight million of that so this is a significant a significant amount for world production but it's a huge amount for the Saudi production right so if someone is interested in striking Saudi Arabia and striking the global economy. This is a very good target. It's the best target you could find and what is the original understanding of what has happened and who did it before. There was understanding. There was a claim of responsibility Leah Thirty Huggins Emotional Russian all the WHO tease who are engaged in pretty desperate war with the Saudis in Yemen immediately claimed credit for this. GonNa shut we promise the Saudi Arabia team that are coming operations will only grow wider and we'll be more painful than before so long as their aggression and blockade continues they don't they said that they sent ten drones into Saudi Arabia and that those were responsible for the hit so is the initial sure report came out on Saturday. The hootie movement from neighboring Yemen has taken credit for the attacks the Saudi government as been backing the Yemeni government's fight against awesome rebels of that seemed perfectly credible explanation intil you dug into the facts a little more.

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"saudi arabia" Discussed on Reason Podcast

Reason Podcast

13:34 min | 1 year ago

"saudi arabia" Discussed on Reason Podcast

"It'll be a better outcome if in fact the at least one house of Congress Congress pushes back against trump if he makes a decision to go after this in the same way it would have been great to have seen actual pushback against Obama when he entered a Libya without any form of congressional authorization in fact there was push back against Obama after during that Congress. I don't know the exact mechanism but it was sort of a formal censuring. Hey look you know you're violating the war powers act you could declare your emergency within the first sixty days ninety maybe but I think it's sixty but after after that you need to come to us directly and the Obama administration used the marvelous euphemism ongoing Connecticut exercise as opposed to actual warfare is different is because kinetic. You know it's different than war. Even though we're warring on the most exercise as kinetic ask ask yourself what about planking. Peter Plunkett a said most excellent points excellent point. I Catherine President Trump this morning seemed to indicate strongly that previous shoot down of a US drone was conducted by Iran on on despite Iranian denials there is that how do you pronounce a causes or Casas belly cash clay is that Cassius clay to WHO to get to send a bomb of our own somewhere. You know this is a this is always like there's this idea that there is some kind of objective standard right. There's this idea that okay well. You know somewhere sometime. In the you know in the formation of the nation state some official rules were encoded wherein war is either justified or unjustified and of course that's not true and so there's there's you know there may or and I may not have been acts of aggression. There may or may not be aggression every single day. These things are purposely done in such a way that they are often opaque so that both sides have plausible deniability ability because nobody actually really really wants to have a war right like they sometimes feel like they must and so that is why we have wars but nobody's like woo. Let's have a war unless they're literally insane which John Bolton. Some world leaders are and occasionally some moustachioed advisors to world leaders are but for the most part even John Bolton I would prefer for us not to be at war. I suspect I want to give him the benefit of the doubt wow and and so nothing has caused a spell I unless you want it to be and and that is the unfortunate truth of realism is guests and certainly it's extremely true. In this case there will be a bunch of small things that may or may not add up to war and it will actually be at the discretion of world leaders unfortunately not at the discretion of Congress at this point whether or not we engage in war and it is it is silly to pretend that at some point a red line is crossed and then the US has no choice or then. Iran has no choice. That's not how it is. That's never how it is. It's worth pointing out that we almost attacked Iran earlier this summer we came according to President trump within about ten minutes of allowing an an attack to go through and he planned it all day and had given the go ahead and then suddenly pulled back and give it a thumbs down when he realized this is his story sorry when he realized that it it could cause up to one hundred fifty fatalities this was after Iran apparently attacked shutdown. I believe a US military drone in June and and it was trump who pulled back trump who had been pushed by his advisors into doing this into sort of setting up the attack and putting it on the road to being real and and so you know we talk about Congress should be restraining trump. What's actually interesting. Is that in the trump administration. The president has been the person who has restrained himself has restrained the administration has restrained the military from acting in ways that I think this is this is trump's best quality is that he genuinely does not not seem to actually want to go to war. He likes bellicose talk tweets. He likes to Brag about America's military. He wants to spend way too much on the Department of Defense but he does not appear to have the let's go to war over every little slight instinct that virtually all presidents and since World War Two had although I would add that after he fired John Bolton last week and or Bolton resigned whatever he made some comments. I believe again on twitter saying that Bolton wasn't strong enough against Venezuela Cuba more than right so he claims to be more hawkish on Venezuela which is insane and there certainly have been reports and rumors over the last year or so that the trump administration driven by president trump wants to you have at least a military standoff maybe not an actual conflict but at least a standoff and maybe a conflict with Venezuela and it's crazy and that's the sort of nutty thing that you get from a guy like president trump on the other hand. What I said was trump really likes the the language of war. He likes military rhetoric. Marshall Rhetoric he likes to threaten to use America's military because America's military is big an awesome and that's in in a way that appeals to someone like Donald Trump but given given the opportunity to actually send bombs to send troops. He has been pretty wary and this is a pretty reticent. This is a thing that has been fairly consistent assistant with him certainly more so than any president in my lifetime and more so than pretty much any other. Republican contender that he was against in twenty any six hundred fifteen two thousand sixteen probably more so than Hillary Clinton speaking of both Democrats and reticence arguably about the only bright spot lots of last week's presidential debate in Houston of ten leading contenders for that particular thrown was kind of a discussion of Afghanistan in particular particular and and what should be done there and there was surprising to me amount of support there for restoring congressional authorization Asian for war haven't heard a lot of talk like that in a while you Pete Buddha judge was talking about sunsetting authorizations after three years and a lot of people were talking about getting the troops the hell home out of Afghanistan Catherine. Is there a reason to expect any optimism that Democrats have had more of a change of heart on this particular topic. I don't think that I have any optimism at all on the procedural point well maybe in general but more narrowly on the procedural point the idea that the Democrats should they win the White House will restore the balance of power by returning some more powers to Congress strikes me as absolutely laughable and and wildly unlikely to occur. I do think though that it's fairly likely if Democrats take the White House that we will see a drawdown from Afghanistan 'cause we're maybe sort of seeing a drawdown from Afghanistan Ghanistan. Now it's sort of weird bipartisan transpartisan nonpartisan thing that's just drifting around inside our politics like a plastic bag in the wind no-one on so you're welcome for that for that metaphor a little bit of American beauty for your day so yeah. I think I I do believe I believe Pete Buddhis- When he looks in the camera and says forever war is bad endless war is bad. You dislike him. I like him. I mean I like him less than I do when he first emerged 'cause he has sort of was like guys. Don't worry I'm going to tell you a bunch of substance really soon and that dude seem smart. He's probably going to deliver on that and then he didn't but you know I do believe that the anti war sentiment on that stage was sincere with regard to Afghanistan. I do believe that though many of the Democrats grads on that stage are more likely to draw down than Donald Trump has been despite his occasional rhetorical promises to do so but I absolutely do not I believe that under any of the administrations and the people on that stage that they will defer to Congress about the declaration of war. I started this by saying that it was one of the only highlights here I will. I will yield the floor to anyone who can mention any other policy related highlight that they heard word at the democratic debate. Anyone cared of volunteer would mean there was a somewhat interesting discussion of Medicare for all and how are you going to pay for it. In the first forty minutes or so Joe Biden actually seems to have studied up a little bit on his plan versus Bernie's plan and made. I think you really show Biden's best case which is not necessarily to say the greatest case but the best case that Joe Biden has made so far against the impossibility possibility of of just raising taxes enough to finance the thirty two trillion her so that would be necessary to fully pay for Bernie Sanders Medicare for Auckland. I know that the way these plans get written isn't that the candidates themselves originate the ideas and yet there's always a link depressing to me about the idea that these dudes have to like swot up before the debate to be ready to talk about the thing they would do so it's also that he he had to swat up to be ready to talk about to criticize is effectively the thing that Bernie Sanders wants to do yeah and Biden ahead made some attempts to say well this this goes too far. It's too expensive in the past I but he did the best job that I have seen him do again. This is a this is a qualified praise of talking about the kind of you've just the practical impossibility of getting Bernie Sanders plan implemented and he said I mean he actually started his criticism. Bernie Sanders plan with something that I thought was kind of interesting which was that he said well. We'll my plan costs seven hundred and fifty billion dollars over ten years. That's a lot of money it it is. He's right here just happy. It's it's it's like relative to all of the to the seniors plan. Actually it's a tiny amount of money but seven hundred and fifty billion dollars over a decade is a huge amount of money and Biden actually seems to recognize that and seems to be aware of the kind of political and economic limits that would face any healthcare reform. I here's how unlimited the general a notion of spending is attract a lot of comment but a Comma Harris at some point just sort of casually through that she plans to give two trillion dollars to really twice as much as the ten ten year price tag on obamacare initially to historically black colleges and universities just for that go ahead Catherine. Yeah I was actually going to say education highlight as well which is cory booker who has who has gone back and forth a little bit on his record on charter schools and school choice in general saying yes we closed poor performing charter schools but Dag Nabet we expanded High Performing Charter Schools Tag Nazi literally said he actually said that she said it twice because he also referred referred losing out to the March of the Dag Nab Penguins when nominated for the documentary about his efforts was nominated for that's not a lot better than okay. I WANNA fight you on this. The use of data by like one of the youngest people on the stage was really a delight to me and I think actually a pleasing so y'all note listeners to this podcast no but especially my reason colleagues know that I liked colorful language and and I have been deeply annoyed by Beto Oryx plan to prove his seriousness by just saying fuck Allott and it's because I think he's robbing the rest of us and the chance to use that word when we really mean it against him again and again. This goes against his gun policies. He yells at Hell. Yes he's going to take our fifteen and our AK47's you know now. We have Tulsi saying that. We're we're not Saudi Arabia's bitch like I guess just a thing where if you don't have a lot to lose you might right as well try to win by being a straight talker. I am surprised to find myself in the category of saying you know what maybe people who literally we wanna be president could just scale back the language a Smidge Wa holy on the debate stage or on CNN and so. I appreciate the DAG bag nabet did Catherine just become beckel. I don't know what happened but I I understand when you're president you need is sometimes drop f bombs and sometimes drop actual bombs but I guess I would prefer that they do so only rarely in traditionally connected. You see anything that was positive that hasn't been mentioned so far and worth where they've comment. Andrew Yang had a nice riff about the historical role of immigration and of the United States as a magnet for immigrants as a positive force which I thought was nice to hear but overall you know it from a libertarian perspective. It was a deeply disturbing showing because first off it's becoming coming increasingly clear that the race at this point Israeli between Bernie Sanders Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden and none of them you know from from a libertarian perspective has much to offer. I mean they all in various ways want to either maintain the exact status quo or much more common..

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"saudi arabia" Discussed on Tha Boxing Voice

Tha Boxing Voice

01:57 min | 1 year ago

"saudi arabia" Discussed on Tha Boxing Voice

"You're happy despite has taken place in saudi arabia. Would you prefer to in the u._k. Or the united states i know that on this show we suggested definitely making boxing great and having it in a foreign country <hes> similar to thrilla in manila hello or <hes> you know the rumble in the jungle but is saudi arabia that is it thrilling manila. Is it rumble in the the jungle. You tell us this is what we will be discussing. Administer gibbs on skype to be part of the conversation. You know you can do that. <hes> just add any t._r. B._b. Let me head on out to my co hosts in indiana production <music> sparta's dot com state these dot com coach yoyo job good morning good morning good morning everybody out there to t._b._b. Universe back with another one and then look here. It's been a lot of things said edmund. A lot of articles out there about the dangers of this area versus the dangers of that area. I'm just here to say me dangerous everywhere. We we are are living in the united states. We had to mass shooting at the past week. We had a guy in california who's got fifty. One counts up stabbing people on like friday or friday or thursday fifty one counts of stabbing people for people that i'm seeing all this to say this. Should we have fucking. Nightclub should lash it. We had a shooting at a church in south. Carolina is dangerous everywhere in the world no matter if you take precautions or not every place you can be dangerous..

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"saudi arabia" Discussed on Worldly

Worldly

02:04 min | 2 years ago

"saudi arabia" Discussed on Worldly

"It's not like what is good for Saudi Arabia objectively it is what Mohammed bin Salman wants to do to maintain power and to assert his own authority and distract from these Doba calls and human rights violations that Alex was describing. He wants other countries to know that if you go after Saudi Arabia's human rights record, you will face retaliation. So he wants to generate running room for himself and whip up national sentiment at home and Canada. It's not like the United States. It's not the most powerful country in the world, Saudi Arabia's prime patron. It's not an e you country so you, you know, he started trying to one of them. Then you get into a major, fade worth entire trading block. It's a western country, a big and prominent one, but one that you can take on with relatively little economic cost, though some, but not the tremendous cost that you would incur by alienating more powerful. Patriot. So it's a perfect country to go after if you want to send a message to other ones stay away from human rights record best. My money is a Middle East expert at the university of Waterloo in Canada, and she wrote this brilliant piece. Zach, I think you actually flagged to me in the globe and mail newspaper, and she has this great essay. You should definitely read. It will link to it in the show notes, but just wanna read one quote from it. She says, this is less about Canadian foreign policy than it is about the Saudis. This is a new, bold Saudi Arabia, trying to make its Mark global and regional affairs led by the young, very brash crown prince Mohammad bin Salman. This latest move is yet another red line that is being used for rial up nationalist and assert Saudi dominance. And that's exactly how to understand what's going on. It has nothing to do with Canada candidate didn't do anything differently than it's always done. What's different is MBA s. what's different is what's happening in Saudi Arabia and what he's doing. And I think that's where we'll leave it for the segments of the one last thing I want to say is that my fiance he was Canadian has been getting. For us for not talking about Canada enough on the show. So Honey, I hope you're happy and you know on the next segment on elsewhere, we'll be talking about something very different, which is some great reporting that Alex did about the North Korean nuclear program, something different, good reporting..

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"saudi arabia" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

04:55 min | 2 years ago

"saudi arabia" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"This is a global news podcast from the bbc world service media and in the early hours of sunday the twenty fourth of june these are our main stories saudi arabia lifts its decadeslong ban on women drivers does imbaba and president emmerson mnangagwa suggest the blast at an election rally in bulawayo was an attempt on his life tens of thousands marched through central london commanding a second vote on britain's departure from the european union also in this podcast i hope that they'll keep to the front of the agenda the knowledge that libya's nasha safe place we collect testimonies on the inhumane conditions the torture the violence the sexual violence you leaders from a nurse on board the migrant rescue ship the aquarius and he set up the korean central intelligence agency the us official wants described it as a combination of the gestapo in the soviet kgb look back at the life of the architecture of south korea's once notorious spy agency who's died at the age of ninety two i after more than sixty years spent stuck in the passenger seat saudi arabia's fifteen point one million women have finally been allowed to take over the wheel at midnight local time the ban on women drivers officially ended it's being seen as part of sweeping changes of traditional norms by crown prince mohammad bin salman but the country raines one of the most restrictive for women and many of those who campaign to get the ban lifted remain in detention from riyadh or garin reports hi how are you today fine lesson let's go well we're just sitting off now for a driving lesson we're at the campus of princess nura university outside riyadh we have a female driving instructor and a female pupil can i go forty or you can be voted but not more than fifty cleese driving teacher ashok muhammed who has spent years in the uk provides plenty of reassurance terrified roundabouts do you remember yeah you're gonna terrified can do it it's easy nice cars my name's nandy ah how are you nice meeting you will okay so far so good i'm looking for a car i'm very interested in the range rover i like to big cars i don upmarket showroom in riyadh businesswoman nadia i'll huzzah is checking out the latest models so this is this port this is not the biggest one in the past when she bought new cars she only ever looked at the back seat every time i bought the car had the til in my thinking oh my god i i'm not going to be driving it's it's the driver who was gonna step you know have the first step on it and that kind of us to break my heart because it's my money it's my car i wanna be i wanna be able to be the first one to drive it off from the showroom back to the house but that never happened and now it's happening it's evening time and i met the tiber suk it's one of the oldest markets here in riyadh there are arched ceilings and the shops are just opening now many of them selling gold and plenty of them selling a buyer's the floor length black cloak that women still wear here when you look around you don't see much sign of change the women are all fully covered they all have their heads covered some have their whole faces covered but talking to people here you do get a sense of change of a desire for change my name is ryan guebuza was born here actually for thirty two years i'm with my wife and with my daughters the driving will be soon for the latest so we relax a little bit you know we'll sit home they will they will start doing their own things by themselves yeah it'll will be nice i mean change you know they start to be equal in these things i mean why not it is the normal life it is normal life and we start with the normal life and i'm happy with it spoke to our correspondent in jeddah hanan razzaq most women here are very excited and and the are looking forward to actually change their day to day lives we've been talking to women in jeddah and they've been telling us that now the the will be able to drive themselves to the work place they can go to the doctor appointments without having to wait male driver to.

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"saudi arabia" Discussed on Arms Control Wonk

Arms Control Wonk

02:08 min | 3 years ago

"saudi arabia" Discussed on Arms Control Wonk

"When ahead and on air force air force one enroute japan said a shot was taken by iran in my opinion at saudi arabia and our system knocked it down that's how good we are nobody makes what we make and now we're selling it all over the world and then he gets off the plane in japan right and is at a press conference and he gets ask and then he says that japan will be able to shoot down north korean missiles shoot them out of the sky is actually what he said just like the shatt the saudis shot this missile doubt you can't see me but i'm just shaking my head and looking at the ground because it's literally uninformed speculation but uninformed nonsense from somebody who should be better briefed you know what it also is it is donald trump waving a big red tape at the cns oh saint team so you said well farc we know it support divides system we could probably find what they were defending and work backwards absolutely and like i say we just started early on we had started because we were trying to just place things just to understand which videos were real and an which videos were not and early on with something caught our i that bothered the hell out of me and it i know what it is but tell the listeners so there were videos showing the debris in a neighborhood and we were able to jio locate that net neighborhood is in the northern part of riyadh helpfully in a parking lot in in a parking lot between not between because they're sort of caddie corner to one another but like you know next to a a shopping mall and a boy school.

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"saudi arabia" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Foreign Edition

WSJ Opinion: Foreign Edition

01:43 min | 3 years ago

"saudi arabia" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Foreign Edition

"A a lot of talk bernard about now these asset a grabs by nbs either in saudi arabia or attempts on to get money back to saudi arabia from abroad which i assume is a much more difficult task now it is that then really about ending socalled corruption or is it a message to this very very large royal family that look the good times are coming to an end you cannot live off of the backs of the oil revenues anymore you can still be princes and royalty in live a good life but maybe not the life the two which you've become accustomed yeah and actually it's more about your behavior is unsustainable and you know you the way you've operated is impossible if the countries to reform itself economically so i i think that it's an attack on a culture of a debt had become dominant in amongst the royals and among some of the business community and basically a culture of impunity people who you know we take on government contracts and never deliver or overcharged for government work he wants to end that culture and to do that you really have to show unity do a greedy brutally i think in the way that in the way that he did although it is important to note that there was no bloodshed at all and there hasn't been so far and second you know they're not actually in in jail or in prison there in a fivestar hotel.

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"saudi arabia" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

01:52 min | 3 years ago

"saudi arabia" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"So why has saudi arabia done this and how significant is it i asked damage zaki from bbc arabic there is a huge government and loyal support for this new body groups like alqaeda or isis have been going to have biz's them or the teachings and the walks off mohammad bin abdel wahab as a form of the ideology of their extremism ideals you've come at the knob through hab walls one of the most important figures into a saudi history with south and can be and he formed the first saudi a state so mohammed mahbool hep teachings or allow habilis him until now is forming a huge part or sunk off the saudi eucation system so what is mohammed bin samantha new crown prince and his father the king is trying to do is to shift as a society from this culture of extremism to a culture of fighting such groups and opening the society four different thoughts and how important will it be do you think it's important because it's coming from saudi arabia and saudi arabia is presenting itself as the most important soudini country in the islamic world and medina is the second most important religious city in saudi arabia and also it will not only be formed from saudi islamic scholars but it would be formed from schoolers coming from different countries inside stomach world and it zaki from our arabic service thousands of a hindu muslims fleeing the violence in myanmar thought to be trapped on the border with bangladesh with limited access to food and water they are among more than half a million who've left draconian state since august when the burmese military launched an offensive in response to alleged attacks by hindu militants.

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