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Fresh update on "saudi arabia." discussed on BTV Simulcast
"His in his native Nigeria speaking at an energy conference and meeting with president Buhari. But I think to your point, OPEC secretary generals have generally been sort of technicians about energy markets and he was that, of course, but he was also an experienced diplomat and Barry widely respected and such a kind person. I mean, there's so many examples that people have been relaying over the last 24 hours of people that he didn't even know. And the kindness and interest that he showed in people and I know even for members of the media who had to deal with him, there was a great fondness for him as well. So it's a huge loss, I think. He was already leaving OPEC at the end of the year, but I'm sure he was going to be playing a very pivotal role in the discussion about energy markets moving forward. What do you think algae who takes in, he takes up the seat now, officially he was due to step in at the end of the month I think in an official capacity, what does he need to do to make the OPEC plus and I emphasize the word plus I most importantly, Russia, what does elgas need to do to set up a stall for OPEC going forward? Well, look, I mean, he doesn't have a chance to even get used to the office because he's coming right into the job as they're transitioning to a new OPEC plus agreement. And I think there's a window of opportunity here since the agreement ends in September for something new potentially. I mean, I guess that one option is they could just extend the current agreement till the end of the year, which is something that they've done in circumstances like this when the agreement ends sort of not at the end of the year or something. But that just punts this window of opportunity to the end of the year. And I think they have to take an assessment that we're oil markets are and obviously what's going on with a potential recession. Which obviously I think is weighing on markets today. So there's a lot of work that he has to do just in terms of analysis of the market and also determine what OPEC's policy might be going forward. Well, obviously we're building up to Biden arriving inside the Arabia. What do you think the outcome of that trip is going to be? Sub a $100? Does that weaken? The cause by the Americans and the Brits for side to pump more. Oh, I don't think so. I mean, look, I welcome the lower prices, obviously. I'm sure consumers everywhere welcomed them. But I would caution everybody about this being some kind of trend, I think what we're seeing really is an example of high volatility and wild price swings that we've seen not just because of the war in Ukraine. I think it's important to underscore that prices and volatility were already quite high last winter dealing with the energy crisis in Europe and Asia. And so the Russia situation is just exacerbated that. And so I think we're about to see a lot more volatility in the fall. There's a lot more shoes to fall here exactly what happens in China with demand. Demand is already outpacing supply in terms of the Jodi data that we keep of consumption of production data. So the risk then to then you see the risk Joe, you see the risk you see the risk then for these prices to the upside, which brings me to the rubber the issue spare capacity, how much spur capacity do you see in this system? It is Macron right when he says the Saudis are at their max. How much sperm capacity do you think is in the old system first of all? And how much more can the site is actually do? Well, look, I think president Macron was talking about the OPEC plus agreement, not really global spare capacity. I mean, global spare capacity, which of course the majority of it is from Saudi and UAE is about 2 million barrels a day, give or take that could come on really quickly. And probably another 3 million if you add in some additional time to ramp up additional production. But I think this is the key issue, I think for Saudi Arabia and others, yes, you want to be responsive to the needs of the market in terms of supply. But also you have to be cognizant about the spare capacity issue because if you reduce bear capacity, that actually has the perverse effect of raising prices. What was the question then comes dying to has OPEC plus started to discuss the new quotas for September to leave that window to add the spur capacity is that well progressed is that formulating solidly? Well, I don't know about this myself because I'm not kept in contact with regarding this policy, but everybody knows that there's the agreement is ending. So they have to figure out what they're going to do and I'm sure these discussions are well underway. Where's the upside in oil for you? Let's go there. You've cautioned about more volatility. Where do you see the risk on the upside Joe before I let you go briefly? Yeah, look, I mean, I think we're in a situation of high elevated prices and volatility until one of two things happens, whether the Russia Ukraine situation normalizes and those supplies are normalizes, normalized, or there's a recession and demand is greatly reduced. And I understand there's different forecasts with different banks these days. I'm particularly concerned about supply because the EIA in May, there are forecasts for U.S. production was about 260,000 barrels below what they had forecast. So I'm very skeptical about this additional supply from non OPEC that's been forecast in different models actually coming back. Joe, thank you very much for joining me this morning. And reflecting on secretary general about kendo's time and the state of play in the market, that is Joseph McManus. Secretary general of the IEF, plenty
Fox News: Biden Admin Misses Major Oil Lease Deadline
"Fox News the Biden administration misses major oily deadline This administration all right Ladies and gentlemen Joe Biden is never ever Going to agree to the production of more oil natural gas coal nuclear energy never They are trying to starve the American people they are throwing sand in the engine of our economy To drive this nation into their ideological grasp What's not being reported is what I've been saying At the same time that they're at war With all of our institutions the Supreme Court the border patrol local police the United States military the list is a long one There are number one enemy is American energy Their number one enemy They would rather deal with a genocidal communist regime in Venezuela they'd rather deal with a monarchy genocidal regime in Saudi Arabia Then give one inch of land Our coastline For domestic production
Fresh update on "saudi arabia." discussed on The Christian Science Monitor Daily
"Thanks for joining us. I'm Dave Scott. And I'm Clara germanie. Cooperation sometimes occurs under unusual conditions. Consider the latest research on neodymium. It gets a little geeky, but stay with me. This chemical element is used in magnets. Normally if magnetic materials are cooled, the spin of their atoms freeze. Lock into place a static pattern, showing what researchers call cooperative behavior. But for the first time, physicists have found that atoms of neodymium freeze not when they're cool, but when they're heated, it's quite counterintuitive, like water that becomes an ice cube when it's heated up. It's a doctor Alexander cajuns at radbot university in the Netherlands. The behavior of neodymium got me wondering about other examples of counterintuitive cooperation. This past year Israel was governed by a coalition of ultra nationalist right wingers, pro peace leftists, centrists, and for the first time an Arab Israeli political faction. That government recently dissolved, but it remains a remarkable example of unlikely political bedfellows. Another case of odd allies illustrates the proverb, the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Saudi Arabia has never recognized Israel. Yet the two nations have unofficially engaged in security cooperation against the mutual adversary, Iran. There are reports that president Joe Biden may help pave the way for closer official ties between Jerusalem and Riyadh next week. American school curriculums have become heated battlegrounds over teaching the history of racism. But in one Tennessee community, we find black, white, and Hispanic moms are united in modeling respect and civility. In a competitive polarized world, the concept of working together might seem outdated. But the evidence suggests that in nature, ranging from atomic motion to geopolitics, cooperation keeps finding new ways to flourish. Now, today's stories. Our first story. A war of attrition by definition tests resilience. Yet even as Ukrainian fighters bow to Russian artillery in the east, our reporter finds a dogged hope that arriving western weapons will help them turn the tide. Ammunition was low, major Denise's unit had been eating grass, and the four U.S. supplied M 7 77 howitzer cannons, the Ukrainians had been using against Russian forces in Wuhan to devastating effect. Had been discovered by a Russian drone days earlier and knocked out of service. Then came the order to withdraw. Surrounded by Russian forces on three sides, facing relentless artillery bombardment, and with a river at their backs, the outgunned Ukrainians response was to run the artillery reconnaissance officer recalls. We were waiting for that withdrawal order more than a month major Denise says, acknowledging the imperative of slowing Russia's advance. The goal give Ukraine time to deploy American and European longer range artillery and rocket systems that could tip the balance in the fighting. It was a test of Ukraine's perseverance in a war of attrition already in its 5th month. The front line is in a very bad situation, says major Denise, speaking shortly after the withdrawal, the Russians have more firepower, the difference is not slight, he says, noting a ratio of one Ukrainian shell fired back in response to ten or 12 incoming Russian artillery rounds. Luhansk is a minor loss because we won precious time in this battle says the 11 year veteran. We lost the battle, but we will win the war. This story was reported by Scott Peterson in promotors, Ukraine, for the monitor. Hit hard by inflation, Hispanics are coping as they have with other challenges with a resilience rooted in community cooperation. Sale Molina is like millions of other Americans whose lives have been upended by the past year's big inflation spike. Living in Kenner, Louisiana, she and her husband have been absorbing higher costs and scrimping. Yet with Cuban and Honduran roots, respectively, the Molina's are also part of a Latino segment of the population that's among the most severely affected, and is handling the situation differently. Latinos experience is far from monolithic, of course. Yet, they often have smaller paychecks and spending that's more heavily focused on basics like food and gas, where costs have been spiking. At the same time, experts say Hispanic Americans are adapting to inflation as they have to other challenges, with a resilience rooted in cultures that focus on cooperation within the community, multi generational living, entrepreneurship, optimism, and hard work. Miss Molina runs a local Facebook group that sometimes helps people connect with job opportunities and plans to start a community garden as a bulwark for neighbors against current troubles. Louis olivas, a Latino professor emeritus at Arizona state university, says the Hispanic cultural community is resilient and that we reach out to one another to assist because when someone else benefits, we also benefit. This story was reported by Hillary chora in New York and Xander Peters
Rand Paul: What We Can Learn From South America's Failures
"Paul Senator I get your point You're right I think in the short term you're correct I don't want to be overly apocalyptic I think Biden's approval numbers are clearly indicative that the argument that we can spend money without consequence is kind of gone by the wayside But I think long-term we just the media keeps blocking running like an offensive tackle blocking the story I'll give you a perfect example not to get into global affairs but Gustavo Petrov and Columbia center the guys that devout communists He just got elected in Colombia In countries in South America some of them were just starting to turn the corner And you have this pernicious idea this socialist idea of top down authoritarianism led by big government spending and economic control that just continues to resurface around the world And you'd think after this inflation crisis we could finally put this thing to bed for once Yeah and there's so much that can be learned by looking at the failures in South America You know my wife and I wrote a book called the case against socialism and in it we tell the story of socialism in Venezuela they've destroyed their money prices are rising at 50% not a year a month there's a lack of food The average person in Venezuela has lost 30 pounds not from dieting but from lack of food And their system their economic system and socialism the generals get fat that dear leader president for life gets fat but the ordinary citizen is grounds around There are actually stories of people eating their pets for lack of food But Venezuela has more oil underground than Saudi Arabia so you can take a rich country with lots of natural resources and destroy it with socialism That's the story we need to keep talking about because some of the young people in our country think it would be a good idea to try socialism But it's been a disaster everywhere it's been tried
Fresh update on "saudi arabia." discussed on Today, Explained
"Can't work. We need to be bigger and stronger. Exactly. Yeah, being scared in the right way. I think that's a great way to put it. So back in the 1930s and 40s, the United States is not part of the League of Nations. It's not part of the group that generally puts the sanction pressure on. Was the U.S. itself using sanctions at all as a threat? They were not part of it for a large part of this period. They were very much kind of torn internally, the United States. So there are people who are internationalists who think the United States should become a member of all these international organizations, that it should do much more to try and maintain world peace. And then there's a very big group of Americans in the 20s and 30s who actually think, no, that actually gets the United States involved in these endless foreign wars. That's the old world. We're a new country, a young country. We don't want to have anything to do with that. And if you start with sanctions, it will escalate to war. So let's not be part of any of this. But of course, in the 30s, you do get all of these regimes very radical regimes, nationalist regimes that begin to challenge the status quo in very dangerous ways. And ultimately, Roosevelt, the president, FDR, he does begin to use economic sanctions because he realizes that the United States actually has quite a lot of levers that it can pull. So this is kind of interesting because at that time, particularly in the late 30s, early 40s, for example, the United States is the world's largest oil producer. And it has the power to stop oil supplies to all of these other countries. And some countries are actually very dependent on American oil supplies. So America is kind of like Saudi Arabia at that point. It can stop tankers from going across the ocean. And that potentially can bring the economies of other societies to a halt. And in 1940 and 1941, they actually twice used this. Once they use it against Spain, where the Spanish, they're under this dictator, Francesco Franco, and he's kind of tempted to side with the fascists. And at the right moment, Roosevelt actually withholds oil from Spain and Franco realizes uh oh, this is going to turn out badly. We're totally dependent on the U.S. and he actually also does not join the war. He remains neutral for the entire duration of World War II. So there, again, it ends up working. But one year later, the United States tries the same thing against Japan. And in the summer of 1941, together with Britain and the Netherlands, they impose this big oil embargo on the Japanese economy in Japan as an island. It has no oil, it's totally dependent on overseas supplies, and the Japanese respond by this by realizing, okay, well, we need to now conquer resources by force, we have to take over most of Southeast Asia if we want to remain self sufficient and keep our economy running, and this is one of the things that makes Japan attack the U.S. at Pearl Harbor. So sanctions actually drag the United States into the Pacific war in the second half of 1941. Wow. December 7th, 1941, a date which will live in infamy. The United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked. By naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
Saudi-funded golf series puts new scrutiny on Mickelson
"Phil Mickelson is defending his decision to play in the inaugural Saudi backed live golf international tournament this week Mickelson reportedly signed a contract worth $125 million The tour is funded by the sovereign wealth fund in Saudi Arabia a country with an abysmal record on human rights most notably the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi I don't condone human rights violations at all I don't think nobody here does Throughout the world And I'm certainly aware of what has happened with Jamal Khashoggi and I think it's terrible Mickelson says he is excited for this opportunity I've also seen the good that the game of golf has done throughout history And I believe that Liv golf is going to do a lot of good for the game as well Phil Mickelson says he intends to play at the U.S. open near Boston next weekend I'm Ed
Golfers put aside 'reprehensible' Saudi moves to join series
"The Liv gulf international series starts this week backed by Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund This has been incredibly polarizing Graham McDowell brought up the political ramifications of aligning with a Saudi backed tour Take the Khashoggi situation we all agreed that that was reprehensible No one's going to argue that fact U.S. based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018 U.S. intelligence services believe it came at the orders of the Saudi crown prince But we're golfers you know And speaking personally I really feel like golf's a force of good in the world I just try to be a great role model to kids I know what the game of golf has taught me McDowell is trying to avoid discussing the specifics of the country he is effectively working for Phil Mickelson has joined the live tour and Dustin Johnson quit the PGA to join I'm Ed
President Biden Travels to Saudi Arabia
"Other our headlines. President Biden is traveling to Saudi Arabia to get big hugs The Crown prince if this was Donald Trump, there would be condemnation following condemnation going back to the murder of the journalist, but it's accepted as a necessity because The Wall Street Journal. Saudi oil boost Yemen tru since stayed for Biden visit to kingdom. We need their 648,000 barrel a day increase in oil because we can't do it ourselves because President Biden shut down the capacity to do so. OPEC agrees to accelerate oil production. And Saudi Arabia's agreement is a crucial part of that to offset the embargo on Russia, which continues its war crimes and its illegal invasion of Ukraine. President
Biden Turns to OPEC for Help
"Want to get to one of the things that's driving all this inflation. And that's oil prices, crude oil, ending the day up 2% and a $117 and change. What have I said? I've said a 130 by the height of the summer driving season. So I'm still on the lookout for that. I think it could be coming July 4th. And this is despite the news that we got today out of OPEC. You see the Biden administration has been working really, really, really hard. Trying to get Saudi Arabia who kind of like runs the show right over at OPEC. To pump more oil. Drill more oil. You don't get it out of the ground and onto the open market. In Saudi Arabia, in part because they aren't tremendous fans of this administration. Well, they've been pretty reluctant to do that. So there's been a lot of pleading and a lot of diplomats going back and forth. And we've sent people over and we're like, hey, you know, we really need this one. So come on, Saudi Arabia. Go for it. So now Saudi Arabia apparently has said, okay, we've been persuaded. They're willing now to up their oil production. So by what? 600 and some odd thousand barrels a day. They're going to put into the open market. So you'd say, all right, well, that's good, right? That's actually going to lower the price of oil. And yet here we are. With the price oil, up 2% on the day, this whole thing is announced. Antonio, the oil markets are on fire, and they're going to continue running higher because of some pretty basic stuff. We lack a commitment to energy that's drilled here in the United States.
How Did Rapper Zuby Get to Where He Is Today?
"We've had many, many guests on this show in the last three years. Some of them can be known by their initials like DJT, the former president, but I don't think we've had anybody who just has one name. And we're never going to have Madonna, but today we have zuby with us. He's an entrepreneur. He's a rapper. A man with a fascinating background. I saw him first on my buddy's podcast trigonometry fans foster and constantin Kissinger zuby. Welcome to America first one on one. Hey, how's it going? Happy to be here. It's going very well so far so good. We are 90 seconds into this interview. And it seems to be going all right, but we have a ways to go. Let's start where my buddies Francis and constantin begin there. Superb interviews. How did you get to be where you are today? Where did you grow up? What's your training? What's your background? And perhaps the greatest interest to all of our millions of listeners across the nation. How did you get to be the world heavyweight powerlifter in the female category? Okay, well, that's a lot of questions there. So my name is zuby. I'm an independent rapper, author, host of the real talk with zuby podcast, public speaker and coach. I was born in England, my family background is originally from Nigeria. I actually grew up in the Middle East and Saudi Arabia, lived there for almost two decades and went to school there up until 5th grade. I then went to boarding school in the UK and studied computer science at Oxford University, which is where I also started my music career. And over the course of time, I have released 6 independent albums and EPs, sold tens of thousands of albums, independently, and yeah, I've added a lot of strings to the bow, started my podcast and wrote and released my first book in 2019. And have become well known as well for, I guess what you could call social or cultural commentary. So different people around the world know me for a different things. But I'm someone who is always trying to seek the truth, speak the truth and help motivate and inspire other
Dr. Mehmet Oz: The Biggest Issues Across Pennsylvania
"You know people don't realize how big Pennsylvania is I mean 67 counties the western part isn't like the eastern part the southwestern parts not like the central part and they could go on and on and on It really is a diverse state in every respect What do you find are the biggest issues that people are raising as you campaign across the state Just to underline something you said it is actually a bellwether for the country because of that Because you see microcosms of the east coast the Midwest a rural areas Areas that have been deprived of support and areas that are incredibly affluent Issues with our questions start with inflation in part because Pennsylvania's know that energy prices are driving a lot of inflation and under our feet here is enough natural gas to power the entire country for hundreds of years There's two Saudi Arabia's beneath me So when people know they've got an answer and there's a problem in front of them as well they want to combine the two but they're frustrated that ideology has prevented the Biden administration for doing the simple basic things of creating an operation warp speed for energy policy to actually prioritize what we're doing with the domestic energy For that reason our communities are communities are impoverished We're not taking natural gas out of the ground We're not actually able to become energy dominant again and we can't help our allies overseas
Why Is the Biden Administration Soft on Iran?
"Well, Michael Doran, why? We're in the catbird seat. We have the military power. We have the economic power. We have the diplomatic power. We have the information power. We should be dictating to these mullahs. Who incidentally have already killed many hundreds of Americans in Iraq. And have not had payback. Why are we playing footsies with these guys at all? I don't understand it. There's two reasons. They have a foreign policy theory. And the foreign policy theory is that it's our allies, Israel and Saudi Arabia that are throwing us into conflict with Iran that in objective terms the United States and Iran don't have that much to quarrel about. And so if we can, if we can restrain the allies and then just start negotiating with the Iranians directly over the heads of the allies, that's the way to stabilize the Middle East.
Charlie Gasparino: Elon Musk May up His Bid for Twitter
"Now that doesn't mean it's the end of the story he may up his bid and then it becomes more difficult to say no They could also say no because I think the 52 week high was $73 Already prince Allen would lead of Saudi Arabia They sort of Arabian prince part of the royal family has come out and said it's too low His current bid of whatever was $58 I think it was Remember they got wiggle room to say no from a fiduciary standpoint right now Now he may come back and say hey I'm going to do $60 a share And this story is not over yet By the way it's 54 20 that must bid on it The high was 73
Biden Administration Revisits Failed Obama Middle East Policies
"Now, congressman, I got a new column up over at The Washington Post on the fact that we have a new axis. Russia, Khamenei and Iran and she and China. And being critical of Putin is being like critical of Mussolini in 1938. What about tojo and Hitler? And we've got these other two adversaries. You've recommended steps to help Taiwan. What about helping Israel and the other states in the Arab partnership with Israel threatened by Iran? Well, this is critical to you because what have we seen in the last few days? And something that is really unprecedented or at least in my lifetime I've never seen there was basically a Saturday Night Live sketch that came out of Saudi Arabia criticizing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. And I think that gives you a window into just how far the relationship between the United States and our traditional Arab allies in the Middle East has trade. And that is a function of the fact that the Biden administration has pursued a resurrection of the Obama Iran deal. And of course, by doing that, they are messing up all of the progress we made in the Trump administration with the Abraham accords.
Turkey suspends trial of Saudi suspects in Khashoggi killing
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What Should America's Foreign Policy Be Toward Russia and Ukraine?
"What should America is foreign policy be toward Russia and Ukraine? And here I think if you fare mindedly look at it, there's a little bit of pulled in two opposite directions. On the one hand you want to say, listen, Ukraine couldn't be more remote from America. It's really far away. And number two, what are our national interests in the Ukraine exactly? Will Ukraine can Ukraine be counted on to rush to our defense of America with somehow mortally threatened? No. Is Ukraine a country like Saudi Arabia that supplies vital oil that America depends on or has depended on for the past half century or more? No. So what are we undertaking these risks for exactly? Let's remember our democratically elected leaders are elected by us to look out for us to protect our interests and our welfare. So on the one hand, this is a case for keeping hands off staying out of it. But on the other hand, there is the sense that America is a country that stands for freedom. The Ukrainians are in fact writing for their freedom and their own survival. And so there is an element of our conscience and our values that say, let's do what we, what we can to help.
The New Iran Deal Is Sinister for Many Countries
"Now imagine what Israel would have to do if the Russian air force if they had to engage the Russian air force And that's why this deal with Iran is so sinister For not just Israel but Egypt Jordan Saudi Arabia all these countries It's because now Syria is going excuse me now Russia is going to have a special relationship with Iran because Iran is going to provide it with a financial backdoor to get around the sanctions And Iran is going to provide them apparently with under the deal that the Russians negotiated XS nuclear materials that they develop And so what are these Arab states in Israel going to do now So that's why I haven't focused on what it is we're doing about this Israel scared to death They're not sure what the hell to do about all this Because the Biden administration has put them in a horrific position As it has everybody so I don't take second place to anybody when it comes to Biden and this administration and the destruction they are doing overseas and here But I want to stay focused on this which is putting everything aside the Ukrainian people are being slaughtered They didn't provoke anything Vladimir Putin has explained why he's trying to take over Ukraine In a multi thousand word essay in July of this past summer And it has nothing to do with NATO and has nothing to do with anything else He wants that territory because he believes it's Russian territory It doesn't even have to do with the old Soviet Union He goes back to the 9 to the 900th century 1200 years ago That's what he writes I encourage you to read it And he's not done after Ukraine according to this essay He doesn't believe Poland He doesn't believe hungry are fairly considered sovereign nations and so forth he believes that they manipulated the map way back when and so this guy is serious about what he wants to do We ought to read what he says and listen to what he means
Pres. Trump: We Were Energy Independent Until Biden Came In
"They're going can you imagine they're talking to Venezuela They're talking Iran Energy Right We were energy independent a year and a half ago Think of it Energy independent and we were going to be double the size of Russia and Saudi Arabia combined in a very short period and they threw that out the window and now he's begging for oil He begging for energy because the Green New Deal stuff that doesn't have the power to fire our plans and our manufacturing Just as if the power And it's many many times more expensive Mister president I got a minute left last question for you but he ran on build back better but don't you find it odd that everything's gotten worse I mean literally he's not speaking figuratively Everything's gotten worse than two left and he took over Yeah just go build back worse and that's what's happening and there's no build back Now all of the things that you see everything happening Dan would not have happened And just one of those things that you're a great guy and you have a great show and I appreciate it
The Economy of China Is Suffering
"President Xi has put in a lot of economic reforms that have given the state more power in China. He has increasingly gotten away from the capitalist. Fundamentals that have allowed China to be the success it has been over the course of the last decade. The minute you veer away from that, and I would argue, by the way, that China has never been fully capitalist, right? Because you can't have real capitalism in real freedom without having democracy, but nonetheless, the more he's gotten, the state involved in all of these economic ventures, the more his economy, has suffered. And we've seen that just this week with new data points coming out of China, the economy of China is suffering. If it gets involved in this mess with Russia, it will suffer further. There's a big article that's making making the rounds where it's in The Wall Street Journal today where they're talking about how China and Saudi Arabia would like to see oil priced in yuan, which is the Chinese currency. I have some comments on that for even if they did do that, which they won't, but even if they did, it's never going to work because the U.S. dollar still reigns
Report: Iran suspends talks with Saudi after mass execution
"Iranian state linked media reports that country has decided to suspend talks aimed at defusing tensions with regional rival Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia reportedly put to death eighty one people the group that activists believe included over three dozen Shiites Iran is the largest Shiite Muslim country in the world Saudi Arabia's Shiites live primarily in the kingdom's oil rich east they have long complained of being treated as second class citizens Saudi Arabia's executions of Shiites have stirred regional unrest in the past I'm Walter Ratliff
Average US gas price rises 22% in two weeks to record $4.43
"The average price for a gallon of regular grade gasoline nationwide has shot up to a record high I'm Ben Thomas with a closer look the new average prices for forty three that's a twenty two percent increase over the past two weeks a whopping seventy nine cents the fuel price analyst trilby Lundberg says diesel is up even more the dollar eighteen per gallon and that diesel hike will further feed inflation the diesel fuel impact on consumers are so extreme the publisher of the Lundberg survey notes oil prices were already going up but Russia's invasion of Ukraine in the sanctions that's prompted especially with the combination of the banned by the US on imports from Russia are driving this price surge because Russia is the second biggest exporter of oil after Saudi Arabia and it follows a sustained period of curtailed global output or some OPEC members unable to keep up with production targets and the decline in US production Mr whether gas prices pause a little ago yet higher Lundberg says the only unlikely thing is for them to grow up right now I'm Ben Thomas
"saudi arabia." Discussed on The Autosport Podcast
"And end up being a really tame boring race. And yeah, Daniel Ricciardo I spoke to him post race and he said that he had spoken to his mates back home in Australia and they were like, oh, should I stay up for this? Because obviously it's very late in the day in terms of their time zones. And he said to the knee was like, hey, I'm not sure, 'cause it'll either be like really great or really, really boring. So I think there was always that thought that there would be some kind of drama, but yeah, when the start happened, it was all very quiet. And I thought, okay, we might be might be all right here. Everything may go pretty smoothly with no major issues, no major drama. Then it was Mick Schumacher's crash on lap ten at turn 22 that obviously sparked everything off really and did bring out eventually that first red flag. And that really sort of set the wheels in motion for what would follow. But yeah, there was a point when I did think, oh, this might actually be quite a chill race and truth be told after the formula two crash and yet the place that he's fine, he feels it feels okay. Still waiting to see if he'll race in Abu Dhabi. Ends off its pauli, he was known to be conscious when he left the car there's no official update on his condition. At the moment, I think we all just wanted a very straightforward race really with very safe race. That was the big thing. And we'll get onto the safety aspects and the track itself much later on. I know. But yeah, the start itself, I did kind of think oh this might actually be quite a chill one and chill it was not. Well, not chill, but I think a factor in the yeah it all becoming undone. Was obviously the red flag, but before that was the cooling of the safety car after the Schumacher crash because you put the Mercedes pair into pit. Obviously, they lose track position for staff and stays out, which is on paper, the right thing for both teams to do. But then, of course, for staff and gets his free tire change as well as others do, so there was plenty of winners and even that. But those obviously the main focus and then therefore you've got snapping ahead of an aged Mercedes team. It's the rules of the roles and I do believe it's Hamilton benefited from that in imola. Early this year, when he was struggling and managed to get free check the tires and a big chunk of time gained. So swings around about some of that. But yeah, that's it, the wheels of motion for carnage. The safety car to red flag scenario was questioned by Lewis at the time. He very angrily wanted to understand why Massey had decided Michael Massey that is had decided to call a red flag kind of, I guess, maybe was his grievance to do with the length of time between safety car period and red flag decision, given that we had incidents there before and it seemed to be a slam dunk red flag if anybody came off in turn 22. But obviously, yes, his concern was very much to do with the fact that their Max Verstappen gets a free pit stop essentially. What do you guys make? 'cause Lando Norris was quite vocal about this as well after the race in that he believes this to be a silly rule that when a red flag is waved, you get a free choice of tires for the restart. What do you make of that? Is that something that we should be looking at? Or as Hayden said, the rules be the rules and it kind of is just a fact in the playbook of F one. Yeah, it's a strange one, isn't it? Because it is in the rule book and it does allow for things such as this to happen. And hey, you mentioned Hamilton's recovery under the red flag imola, for example. I mean, that saved his race. Otherwise he would have been a lap down. It's happened many times over the years where air drives do just luck in basically to that. And when Lewis Hamilton asks Mercedes about it over the radio, it James fowls and Bono came back and they explained that that was always sort of a risk that would be run when there is a safety car in the driver's dates out that if it does turn to a red flag, they've essentially had a free pit stop. So yeah, I know I understand why Lando, for example, will feel agreed about it, but also it goes both ways, doesn't it? It's just part of the strategic sort of elements involved. But I think from a pure standpoint, though, it is a little bit weird, isn't it that a driver ultimately benefits from not doing something or not pitting and just staying out. So yeah, I think that I think the length of time it took to go from a safety car to a red flag as well. I think that was, yeah, it maybe took a little bit longer than expected or maybe it should have. But yeah, I think that from a purist point of view, maybe that's a rule that does need to be looked at because it does seem to be the kind of thing where drivers aren't really rewarded for anything much more than just getting a bit lucky. As always with these things, it's always a multiple of factors involved, as you say, the delay between initially a safety car to red flag to allowing the people to pit stop before the red flag showed. But the scenario I guess there is the key point of when that changes and you allow those drivers that opportunity. If it's called much earlier, nobody necessarily gains no losers on that and it's just down to the call they made at the time, which I think is probably a theme of the race as well that is going to come under a lot of scrutiny in terms of certain calls that were made at certain times by race direction and the FIA stewards in terms of who is at fault and who necessarily wasn't it. Yes, official, I think there's a lot of finger pointing still being still going on and I'm sure we'll go on right into next weekend. I don't feel like we're going to hear the end of this for a number of reasons. But so obviously we've had the first red flag, which is triggered the first race restart. Which didn't last very long. That restart seemed to be a little bit more chaotic than the first. We had the incident where leclerc and Perez came together at the exit of turn two and that also had the knock on effect of mazepin. Quite scarily rear ending. George Russell, to which again, he has been very vocal about safety concerns off the back of that clash. Luke, you spoke to Russell in the pen. What did he have to say about that? Yeah, he was very open about it, and he right the way through the weekend has been talking about the blind corners, the safety concerns that he had about the track and he said that this really did highlight the issue that it was so narrow at that point that you couldn't really go anywhere. Yeah, he had to slow down and maze have been had nowhere to go. So when ramming really hard into the rear of his car and it was a really scary incident and the first thing I said about them was.
"saudi arabia." Discussed on The Autosport Podcast
"You'll notice I'm not Ariana. In just a few hours she'll be flying off to Abu Dhabi with the rest of the F one paddock. So instead, I'm temporarily taking the reins, and I'm joined by Luke Smith, F one reporter for auto sport and Hayden Cobb editor of autosport dot com. But before we all try and make sense of exactly how that Grand Prix played out, for those listeners who tune into the podcast for the results, and we know there are a few of you. Here's the short version. In a bizarre race that required two restarts and four virtual safety cars, Lewis Hamilton beat Max Verstappen to victory to set up a final round showdown as they head to Abu Dhabi level on points. That's the first time that's happened since 1974 with McLaren's Emerson Fittipaldi, battling Ferraris clay regazzoni for the championship. Bottas took third from ocon in a dash to the line on the final lap, finishing just a few meters ahead. Behind them, Ricardo managed to climb up to 5th, followed by gasly, leclerc, saints, jovina, and a disappointed Lando Norris rise up the points in tenth. Max Verstappen picked up a 5 second time penalty for passing off the track, and after the race was issued a ten second time penalty for sudden breaking and causing a collision for the break check incident with Lewis Hamilton. But that penalty didn't end up affecting the results as Bottas was 16 seconds behind max. There were two red flags, two standing restarts, three different pole sitters, four virtual safety cars, and at least two clashes between the title rivals in a race which is easily the most frantic of the year. And with that said, and I'm pretty surprised that we managed to get such a succinct summary considering the action, I wanted to kick off the podcast as we usually do guys by asking you for your ratings for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. I'm really interested to know what you guys are going to say. I think there's such a mixed feeling towards this race for various reasons, but Luke, why don't we start off with you? What was your rating for the race? Yeah, very mixed feelings, actually, because we've had this amazing fight between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen. Don't get me wrong, it was incredible to see the instance and everything that happened. And there was so much drama throughout the race, but in terms of actual strategy or intrigue or on track action, it wasn't actually like overtaking or anything like that and a raw fight between the two title rivals. Yeah, maybe it maybe didn't hit some of the heights that we've seen earlier in the season. So there's a bit of a funny one. I thought it was a bit of a messy race with all of the VSC's and debris and everything like that going on. And yeah, it was kind of we kept having these continual battles where we had Lewis will get close to max, max would then be aggressive, Louis would have to back out, we keep repeating that basically. So yeah, I would probably give it a 7 or an 8, I would say. I probably I think, yeah, it's not the kind of race. It's a race on me don't remember and we will remember this so so much. It's so exciting for the championship. But in terms of an out and out race, I think if you take away that lead battle throughout the rest of the field, actually it was quite tame in places. So yeah, I would go with the name. It was a very memorable race and a good race and many places, but it wasn't a ten out of ten or anything like that. For me, can I have two ratings, please? I'll explain why. First one is the entertainment side of it in terms of what makes an entertaining race and I think you've got to go ten out of ten for that because like you say there is so much going on. I'm so impressed the way you summed it up in about three minutes because just trying to cover it in the written form, it's like pages upon pages of everything. So it just had a little bit everything that you almost forget little instances to happen here or there, which for the spectator taking out the sporting purist take on it. It just was incredible and difficult to kick up with. But as Luke said, I think yeah, from perhaps more to what was pure sporting racing situation, take a few marks down from there. I'd agree on the 7, because yes, the back of the front was great, but maybe we didn't see a great deal else going on, but that probably because of the Java suit carnage that was actually unfolding everywhere you looked. Yeah, it was definitely, I think a controversial, I don't even want to because obviously it's been questioned as to whether we are even going to call it a race. And I guess in the fallout in the quotes that have come out post race, max and Red Bull have very much vocalized the fact that they don't believe this is Formula One, that this was an example of penalties and politics, getting in the way of quote unquote racing. Which I'm sure we're going to get on to when we get around to the penalties. But I thought I have to agree with you guys in terms of, I mean, my heart rate, I don't think dipped below one 60 BPM for that entire length of time of the race. Maybe see your doctor about that. I mean, genuinely, I felt like I'd been treat this trait this is therapy. This is a safe space for you. It's time to talk over the troubles that we've just witnessed and go from there. I mean, it's been great. I feel like I don't have to go for a run, because I basically did, however, long we had of some hard cardio based on the fact that it just never seemed to want to calm down. It just had every time you thought it couldn't twist anymore. It twisted again. And the momentum just seemed to swing between Lewis and max throughout. But in order for us to really process and analyze and give the listeners a bit of a viewpoint on exactly what happened out in Saudi Arabia today, I thought we would try and attack this by going through it in chronological order. Just the major points otherwise we will probably be doing a 5 hour podcast, but why don't we begin? Because I guess to your point Luke, the race started off quite simply, given the start for formula two, we'd seen that it can get quite chaotic and there was also throughout the weekend the worries about the safety of the track and formula two with the crash that we saw in formula two as well. Not necessarily to do with the circuit itself, but obviously was quite a harsh start of race procedures today. What did you make of the start of the Grand Prix? And what did you believe was going to be playing out? Did you think it was going to be that boring the whole way through? Or did you know that chaos was most likely coming? It was a quite a serene start and it tallies with a lot of Italy's with what a lot of drivers said that it would be one of two races that would either be chaos and crazy and lots going on or it would be very tame and not a lot happens. And I think back to Baku when it had its first race, the F two race was absolutely crazy. All of the F one guy saw it and thought, okay, if I take it easy and just get to the finish, that will probably be enough..
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"saudi arabia." Discussed on The Media Show
"Which involves western media companies entertainment companies, and they appear to have turned the page. I'm from chatham House. Good point to bring you in. Are you surprised there isn't more pushback over what happened with Cassidy? I think that there was this two year lull where MBS and the kingdom receded. They tried to take a back seat, not be so public. And work on domestic issues. So that's what we have been witnessing over this two year period. And with the sale of Newcastle, I think this is a sort of signal that people are willing to turn the page. And as Vivian described with so many companies, still looking for markets, western companies have not been very successful or able to push back on human rights issues. Which in the kingdom, of course, go beyond the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi. And also, you know, worthwhile, elevating and mentioning that activists and women and journalists are detained also in the kingdom. But the market is a hugely appealing. There's a very young population that is looking to benefit from the social liberalization that was granted by Mohammed bin Salman. And so there is a domestic dynamic here to the sports wash shape or media washing that is taking place. And the soft power projection is very much tied to domestic drivers of reform in the kingdom. And of course, it has broader regional and international implications as well. Larry, let me bring you in because Salam mentioned the football that is has been the big story this past week. The Saudi led consortium, buying into Newcastle for United football club. Everybody from the Middle East and I because in all the excitable coverage about these new owners in football, there's actually been much less about something we've obviously noticed on the media show, because with the media show, which is, you know, in the end, this is really a media story in a sense. Tell us what are being and how that will plays into this. So Sabine sports is the katari back sports broadcaster that's got the commercial rights to air Premier League games and sporting events from around the world. For the Middle East and also a lot of the global south, for example, Indonesia is a big market for being sports. And what happened was, in 2017, when there was an air sea and land blockade imposed on Qatar, which owns being sports. We're also and this was imposed by Saudi Arabia. We're also in sports was then banned inside Saudi Arabia. Within a few weeks later, what you'd also see emerging is a new website could be our Q and this was being promoted by senior royal advisers on Twitter like Turkey and Sheik who's in charge of the whole kind of entertainment revamping in saddle, and also saddle katani, who has been his accused of helping orchestrate the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, mentioned earlier. And this.
"saudi arabia." Discussed on Chicago Dog Walk
"This charity where do you get all your money from the saudi royal family and then they're dispersing it as they see fit where you're getting money off from the ambassador's wife who how are you in the united states student visa even though i don't go to class it's like a very like there's like a buffer there's always a buffer like plausible deniability but this is more and more becoming like as more documents release in these. This latest round of releases. Was the sixteen page document released. Just you know right before the twentieth anniversary by joe biden against heavily redacted. But they're letting things start to trickle out the. Yeah maybe saudi arabia was on some level behind it. Maybe the kingdom no but people in his family certainly did. And that's been speculated since the beginning obviously like majority of them were from there. Yeah but but it was always denied because now it's like being released from the heart you're in it's taking taking these families a long time to get here like i said. They initially tried to the they were going to sue the saudi royal government and take them to court where they would be subject to discovery. And there're some law on the books as hey like we. Actually there's some. I can't remember the name law but you're just basically not allowed to sue governments k. So then there are well fuck that so. They went through this long process decade of trying to get the laci so they had to lobby to go to congress and called their cars. Raise money to all these things. They finally get the law changed. They bring it to obama's desk. Obama vetoes saying. Hey we don't want to go down this path. Saudi arabia saudi arabia's out there saying like we have seven hundred fifty billion dollars in holdings in the united states in different investments and holdings and that. We're going to pull all that out so we don't have that sees which would be a significant Impact on our economy in these different businesses..
"saudi arabia." Discussed on Chicago Dog Walk
"So if like hey like saudi arabia's working with these terrorists funneling money to it's because they're solely interwoven with this more hardcore stream view and has really ramped up since nineteen seventy nine. So they go there linked going all the way back to the original House of saw the king of sod. Okay he he was from this part of saudi arabia where this other guy whose name wa lasting was a hob and he was from a from a prominent religious family and the house of sod was more like business and political and they. You know there's all these kind of warring tribes back then. I think we might have talked about this on another dock and those two guys foreign basically an alliance and it was like all right. The king of of sowed your family. You're going to be in charge of all military operations and all the political entities at the hobby family. They're going to be in charge of all the all the all the religion section so they have like the ministry of religion. That's run by these hobbies and they have created this network of kind of this growing extremism and they were loosely linked and then they kind of fell apart okay or had a bigger divide as the years went on. We're talking like one hundred or so years. Two hundred years hobby ism is still like the principal religion but they're not working closely with The the king of saudi arabia at the time two things happen in hundred seventy nine that makes saudi arabia flip on its policy towards the more hardcore religious factors of their country and other government. So nineteen seventy nine iranian revolution guy. Where you had this secular The the shah around who's a ruler of iran. They get thrown over by these student radicals. Who are like very extremist. Muslims and they become a theocracy where like the religious elements of iran are very much in charge and then also took over and took power in the the the biggest mosque in mecca. So it's like holy shit these guys. These radicals who were kind of just pushing over here. Okay like yeah. You guys do your thing do your thing. Whatever well now we just saw them. Topple iran that type of person not the same group at the same religious fervor people toppled iran and now. They have our mocks so they could really do that to us too. So why don't we bring them back in closer. And that's what saudi arabia start to do in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine. Because like the king kingdom the royal family was scared shitless. Okay so that is how this started. And then it is estimated that the the saudi royal government or saudi royal family rather has spent upward and again. This is the number one oil rich country in the world has spent an estimated one hundred billion dollars exporting lobbyism throughout the world over the last forty years since that happened there i hate will will bring in closer and then they've built fifteen hundred mosques around the world so now that now that they're working more closely with autism it becomes a thing where like you can't really advance in your career and the saudi government if you're not a hobby so either have to actually be one or say you're one But that is how you end up having more power in the saudi royal family so why would saudi arabia want to support these groups walls..
"saudi arabia." Discussed on Stand Up
"I was excited. You say it again. American and then i had the most surreal conversation i ever had with the person he looks at me and he says i want to thank you for everything i want to invite you and your friends to come to my palace so that i may entertain you look. Are you freaking kidding me. I am not getting invited to a palace by prince. Oh my god up until this point my only experience with royalty was a burger king drive through all of a sudden one of those. Suv's pulls up and a guy jumps out in a suit. And i guess. His favorite word was pleased. Because that's all he said. Please please please please please please. Are you kidding me. There's a man in a suit trying to give me in the back of a lincoln navigator and there's a prince invited was palace. I'm not gonna lie. I felt like a hot chick. God let her. We get to the front of his palace. You guys. i'm not gonna let it didn't look like a palace. The walls are really high. There's bob wire around the entire property. And there's two guys in the front with machine-guns. I'm looking at this and i'm like this doesn't look and i started thinking what up on some messed up. Episode of middle eastern punt bala as you put the prison and your fortune elite. The doors opened up and we drive in and then they closed and when we got outside you guys. What we saw was amazing outside. Desert inside palm trees. Bushes shrubs a pond and he had exotic pets. I know exotic pets over there. He's a frequent. Bala constrictor are you kidding me. Snakes monkeys zebras tiger. Oh my god that makes me kung fu panda started thinking what if he decides to keep me. It sounds messed up but let me explain as an american you cannot just purchase an airline tickets go to saudi arabia. You have to be invited by a person of power. When i left detroit to go over there. I had to fill out a form that says i understand that i'm going to saudi arabia and should something happen to me. One of those things on the list being kidnapping conveniently right above death. America is not responsible. The prince could have actually your mind two weeks later now. He's showing someone else around. It is my snake at ziba at this my mexican mcivor. You said some little boxes but it never happened. And we're walking around and actually pulled him aside for a second. I said listen. I gotta tell you something. Will you tell me. I need to apologize. What did you do. I didn't do anything. I just want to apologize for coming here with the wrong mentality. I says unfortunately. I bought the just you know because it is the middle east you guys. We're going to be rude and everybody's been nothing but nice. I know. I didn't think you guys we're going to speak english so well and understand you know so many references and you guys get everything i know. But you guys we're going to throw rocks but you're funny. Never mind what are three. So we're walking and he's showing me this and that and we're just kind of like looking around. I thought it was great. And then i saw something that freaked me out. We're walking in the direction of a giant cage. And when i saw the cage i stopped. What's the cage. Look great fly. Walk over towards the cage and look inside and i notice that there's birds in there okay. Cool it's a birdcage. And he got all birds. Those are falcons okay. Well you have a lot of falcons or use a falcons for hunting. You hunt falcons. No no no no. Each falcon is very expensive. One hundred thousand. us dollars. They are trained. We go out and shoot a little animal and we send a falcon three. Would you like to see on a little dogs. Before i know it here comes the other guy leaf and he goes inside the cage and he puts on this leather glove comes up to his elbow and he starts getting one of the falcons. I'm watching them. Do this and i noticed. All the falcons are on these purchase about this high. And there's about fifteen in a row and they all have hoods covering their eyes. And i asked them why do they have hoods of their is met. They look like little hostages shit. I'm sorry i meant no disrespect by that man seriously i. It was a slip and he was cool. I ended up middle east test. The so the other guy comes out. And he's got to go with him and he's got a glove and he hands me the glove and put it on any transfers his falcon arm and all of a sudden. He starts doing snapping things. And he's basically showing me. That the falcons trained and i thought that was great though. We're going to kill something. No but we're just playing with the falcon. And i started getting excited and the more excited i got the more. The prince started showing his age because then he got excited. Like this is great these great. This is so cool. So here's a look you to have somebody falcons. I am so lucky. Would you like falcon so matter-of-fact like would you like to cook eat. Would you like a falcon same way. Are you kidding me. Don't give me a falcon that can retrieve things shoe. You'd think i'm lazy. Hell no don't give me a. I wouldn't even leave the house. I'd be at the front door doughnuts. Who the hell is gonna watch my falcon. When i'm appear performing. I can't leave it with my buddy. Deane in the back you know he would abuse take to some nightclub trying to hook up every the red head stopped you. It was better because you can..
"saudi arabia." Discussed on The Men's Room
"Anchor. Cnbc's capital connection in abu dhabi. She's known for her tough questions and amazing interviews with some of the middle east biggest political figures. She's really well versed in regional affairs and doesn't mince words even when she's on the air i couldn't be happier to have her on the show. Please welcome hadley gamble. hi hadley. how's it going wonderful. How are you fantastic. Where here in lebanon as you know. Things are going great. That is good to hear. So we're in touch with you now. Although i've been a fan of your work for quite a while now but we're in touch with you now because you're speaker at the women digital summit festival and so i'm curious. How has your experience been as a woman journalist in the middle east. Oh wow well. I came out here back in two thousand and nine as a writer and producer and eventually made my way to becoming an on air correspondent and then an anchor for cnbc. So it's been quite the journey You know depending on where you are. The social and cultural norms can vary being based mostly in the gcc countries. After say it's been a pretty positive experience overall You know when. I started going to saudi arabia. I'm about a decade ago. Now you know women. Journalists from from western countries did not spend much time in saudi arabia And i think that there was always an element of Surprise in an interacting with government officials in and and women in business there but also one of acceptance. So in the sense that. I've been spending some time Concentrating on the gcc companies at a time frankly Until quite recently when you know as a western journalist you you'd tell people at an assignment desk in london or new york that you found saudi interesting are you a interesting or etc. And they look at you like you had seven heads because they didn't really understand the connection between what happened in the sec countries with all of that money and what was happening in countries like lebanon syria like egypt and elsewhere. So i think that making that connection with the juicy to the levant has been something that i've been really passionate about and interested in Over the last decade or so but in terms of a woman a woman's place in the middle east..
"saudi arabia." Discussed on Brothers of the Serpent Podcast
"The Great African Rift. and that's this like anomalous enormous. Split that's that goes like one third around the Earth's circumference or whatever we talked about this in the. Earth in upheaval series Belakovsky goes through it and he just lists off every country that this rift goes through. It's thousands of miles long but then right up there at the northern point of that rift where where the the Red Sea, which has the rift right down the middle of it meets the Gulf of Akaka. Aqaba, Haka it turns into that Trans Transverse are transformed fault or whatever he was calling in. And all. In that Gulf right on the one side, the the the western side of it is where the fault is so that Gulf and then when you go further up north following that fault line the dead seas up there in another set of holes caused by that fault shift and that whole plate with Saudi Arabia and Lebanon Earth is rotating. Right. So you have known. I have known massive concentrations of hydrocarbons beneath the ground there the ground is very porous in a lot of places, its sand and sandstone and and sediments right now he said in other cases, there are pockets where it's trapped underneath volcanic stuff. And and shale but. There's plenty of places where the gas has just come out of the ground but because you have these faulting systems there. And then you look at the story. And yeah the geological explanation was really interesting like all you need is a like a some kind of major slippage of that. All the water pulls away out of the Gulf and suddenly you've got dry land in areas where there never was before and then it's GonNa come rolling back as Nami..
"saudi arabia." Discussed on The Men's Room
"A young. Saudi artists are in the process of making themselves making themselves heard not just by outsiders by Saudis themselves now as I said earlier this is a very conservative paternalistic paternalistic society. So when you have. Let's say a young man. I'M NOT GONNA I'm not GonNa even touch a young woman situation although there are several Saudi women a a filmmakers who are now in the process of making films and so on but let's say a young Saudi artist a painter. Let's say or a sculpture a male who is trying and to present his artwork. Now this has to be accepted by society very conservative Society for him to Actually Express Express his artistic of US and beliefs. It's going to take some learning process as well on both sides. He has to learn how to express themselves l.. Conservative society and that Conservative society audience has got to accept the creativity that this young artist is presenting. This is a difficult process Let us not forget that in the previous songs. Gop Environment Lots of artists were also all burned at the stake because they were not accepted mental. Many paintings were burned along with the artists themselves. Into into and Pre Renaissance Europe. We have the same problems. The renaissance came as a change everything. Saudi Arabia is going through a new renaissance right now. It's not going gonNA happen overnight but already. There is enough fulfill room for for people to express themselves. Let's sorry to interrupt. Let's not forget that you. They've already executed a lot of people this year. Under which more than in previous years I believe actually does not very true. The executions are going so in very much down and again the executions are the result of Sharia Onnell and Sharia law is very specific for thieves for murderers and lots of Criminals who engage in activities that are that are judged by lawyer by by a judge That in fact this is the punishment but again. This is not as prevalent as people assume. In fact there are more executions in Iran and Saudi Arabia and nobody talks about the fact that these are taken place in Iran Human Woman Rights Watch and Amnesty International regularly. Publish these numbers. Thanks interesting to look at those numbers absolutely absolutely and if I'm not mistaken. Saudi Arabia has executed about one hundred fifty people in the past year according to the two thousand eighteen whereas Iran has topped up to one thousand figure so therefore I mean again. The comparison is silly. I'm not trying to make a comparison but we we have lots of anti-saudi audie propaganda going on around the world and I don't dismiss the fact that Janelle Hustle. She was assassinated in Istanbul onto October. Two thousand eighteen. I mean this is a fact it occurred and the Saudi government has actually acknowledged the fact that one of its own citizens was executed in. Its own a consular office. They're not denying it and they've arrested a whole bunch of people and several of them are on trial. It's going to take a while for all the evidence to come through. It will come up. We'll see what happens. Well what's most shocking about that event I don't think is just the fact that he was killed but the fact that the reason for which he was killed which was his criticism of the regime he was in fact a very prominent well to journalists. That was just doing his job and expressing his opinions. which is you know in the Russell? In many parts of the world part of journalists duty and it's accepted by society and its comes par for the course for most governments were. So it'd be something that would be Part it should be part of this kind of developmental process that they're going through. It is part of the development process. But I've devoted to chapters in my recent study Eddie. Can you remind us the name of the Book Abia in Two Thousand Thirty which was published by the US on Institute in Seoul Korea available online for anyone to download. It's GONNA GONNA come out in Arabic very shortly. King Faisal Center for Research in Slavic Studies in Riyadh Devoted to chapters Kashoggi's case in this particular Asia minor was a friend of mine We worked together for a while. I'm normally very well And and I know that he expressed his us but there was a lot more to Jamal story. Laurie than people assume the fact that he worked for the Washington Post and and he wrote a total of twenty articles for the Washington. Post over the course of one year for for which he got paid ten thousand dollars five hundred dollars a piece and Jamal was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood living. Can I discuss all the details tails you know. Lots of lots of questions about his fiancee about his Egyptian wife about his divorced wife tremendously complicated fellow and usually. That's not a reason to for country and I'm not saying that okay. I'm not saying that was the reason. But I'm saying that was much more than people assume and even though I am a champion of Jamaa as well but one has to also understand the political environment in which she operated he called literally for transformation formation of Saudi Arabia and he worked against the government of Saudi Arabia to a certain extent taking money from other countries again. All of these details are in the book. I'm not trying to justify his killing by by any shred of the of the imagination. It was a horrible murder but there is a lot more to the story than people people assume. And I invite everyone to actually go to the ASSAN. ASEAN US on institute webpage and download the report and read it for themselves. Of Of course there always is more to the story is death is a loss And I'm fortunately it happened. There is nothing can you can do about. It is too late now for him but Saudi Arabia will continue to prosper. Okay so the book that you were just talking about. That's your latest book you've written extensively about the kingdom and you you're Armenian originally do you spend most of your time in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia and Lebanon now. Of course I've lived most of my life if in the United States but now I commute between Saudi Arabia and Lebanon and The also teach. I believe I don't teach anymore. I stopped teaching. All I do now is right right and And think more importantly so my family members tell me you do three things in life you read you think and you're right right. Why don't you do a fourth thing and I will eventually? What do you think that will be a gardener? Probably when I retired so as a as a fellow at the KFC are how do you call it. The king between farce holds onto search on Islamic studies. So you always name it with the whole with all the words you don't shorten it. Not just the King Faisal Institute or will sell center is a world world known institution despite the King Faisal Foundation that it was established after the king was assassinated in one thousand nine hundred seventy five. It's a it's a philanthropic organization. It is a nonprofit organization and We there are several researchers who are trying to do good work As much as we can. What is your mission there My mission is to write My mission is to give opportunities. He's too young Saudis as much as I can share my knowledge with them and to do research underground And I have written as you said several books on. Saudi Arabia allows me to have a home in the kingdom and I can interact with both members of the ruling family what society at large what intellect intellectuals university members I attend conferences and Write papers write books. That's what that's what I do. And do you feel that you can be critical in that role because you're kind of in you know inside. The country and interacting with the inner circle are can be critical. I when when I was hired for the job obviously I was aware of the fact that I would be working in Saudi Arabia but in the Pasta. Several years I've been there since two thousand eleven. No one has ever told me. Don't say this or don't write back I am careful in terms of what I write but it doesn't. It's not because I'm afraid I am careful because I don't want to write something that that will be proven to be totally wrong. And I want to base my writing on credible information that I gather without having either a pro all or anti-saudi prospective my interest is to actually think critically about Saudi Arabia. NC transformations that are going on. First Time I went to Saudi. How did ABO was in one thousand nine hundred eighty three and I have seen in my lifetime? Many many changes in the country. So it's my duty as a scholar to actually look critically to clear the country and see what's happening. And if I can present this message in my writings that would have been an accomplishment already and hopefully it is so the kingdom has these incredible ambitious plans With Vision Twenty thirty so by twenty thirty were expecting to see the big plans come to fruition including NEOM and Keita's that we do think that they will be able to complete these enticing they will be as Incredible as the plans indicate. And do you think they'll be able to To staff these with Saudis. Who are not not necessarily used to these kind of very ambitious projects will those are the challenges that the leadership faces to be able to actually deliver on their promises says and there is a great deal of work to do ahead it might not all come to fruition by twenty thirty it might take longer but that's your objective that people have have sit have set for themselves now? Let's be clear about something. Saudi Arabia is part of the G. Twenty it is a global economy. GDP is almost almost seven hundred fifty billion dollars per year. We're not talking about Zimbabwe. We're talking about a real country. And it is a a major oil-producing it is one of the world's most important it holds one of the world's most important reserves of about two hundred fifty billion barrels of proven reserves and oil over. The years is going to become even more valuable because it will not be wasted to produce electricity and transportation. It will be used for important things. like like medical facilities and and that kind of stuff so we will see what happens. The challenges however need to be addressed in total. They cannot be addressed in isolation the as far as I can tell they are three major challenges ahead for them. The most important is the the legal system. The Saudi legal system has to be updated it has to be adapted to the environment in which the world expect Saudi Arabia to be the second important. Let me stop you there. Do you mean by that that you believe that they should no longer have a sharia law. That's impossible because sustain a Muslim country but that doesn't mean that Sharia law is Not opened for UPDATES and reforms if you would like but but that's not up to me to decide that's for the the Saudis to decide the religious clerics and leadership they will have to address dramatic transformation Sherry. The law is not written in stone. It can be. It can be adapted as it is in many Muslim countries around the world. The second challenge that they face is to make sure sure that the socio economic environment that people live in and grow up and is able to accommodate all of these young demands. Young People's olds demands so that they can address them in a very frank and open way and the third challenge. That people face is to allow a free enterprise is the creation of wealth..
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"And welcome back to the Marquis dirty thirty here on d radio dot net w Dvr yes me again Mark Davis so I want to discuss to you what would Iran due for an all out war doc quote unquote so Iran they recently purchased a a a whole mess slow of Scud B missiles to the a short-range ballistic missiles from Liberian government. do the Soviet army dash seventeen so they can shoot a Lotta missiles a hell of a lot of missiles. They got the chah-i-ab the shooting star Dash one which is based on the Scud B and and it's a nuclear threat type of long range missile liquid-fuel and it can hold about two thousand pounds of explosives so you know what a missile that can travel up to one hundred eighty six miles yeah. Iran can do some damage them to. I guess Afghanistan I mean one hundred and eighty six miles. Is that really gonNA reach the United States no so they have a No Dong missile as well which is called the heap three while which is the variant of North Korea's. There's no wrong one and this one can hit desire to hit the US oh no it can hit the US base in Korea so they they can do some damage what missiles it'd be a lot of missiles that issue a hell of a lot of missiles that issue so. Delo the threat to us here in the United States now not really but you know thinking of the troops you know think of the guy that's in Iraq and Afghanistan you know the ones wanted are in Japan the ones that are in Korea you know this'll be a whole regional type of war similar to what we have now in Iraq and Afghanistan where they're just like country type of we're but Arabia regional war you have Saudi Arabia and the war you would Jerusalem Israel. Yes they will definitely being a war and you have some African countries. Maybe e Egypt Syria series on Najib Africa but you know what I'm saying you know you have those those countries in this war's well so an all out war for would be an all out war in that region now this could get nasty of say Russia to the side and this Iran and Russia would try to attack the United States mainland staying with China. You know it's like this little biddy. Incident could cause a whole world war three for no reason because of Little Guy Syndrome. That's exactly kind of what it is. Iran wants to be the big dog in the region but they're not they're not and they want to be so bad but who cares about Iran. I mean let's be real here. Iran wants to be on on the world stage so bad that they are just randomly attacking Saudi Arabia for for no reason doesn't make sense it makes no sense at all makes no sense at all but to them it does to dim. It seems as though like they are now bolstering themselves. They're posturing for position. You know and it's like why why are you even doing this. full for what reason the secretive that you continue to try to make the world your little and you can't do it. You don't have the infrastructure structure you do not have the capabilities you do not have the technology is just ridiculous that you even think for a second that you have the manpower weaponry and technology to even face the United States yes you may have come up with a nuclear weapon will be Du Ooh DA. We have a nuke that could pretty much wipe out the entire region. Would one drop as leader of a country. That's the first thing we we think about my people okay. Let's figure out a way so that my people don't feel the devastating effects of what the enemy may do to us another article. I was reading says that the Iranians may have set drop over dime or phone. Call may just start at randomly the attacking buildings or shooting up you know stores or they may have bombs placed somewhere to blow up at the same as simultaneously really no no. I mean we see it in movies. All the time like you know look at face off only beginning of the movie he's planning a bomb out of the hospital and and then you know he it takes them on a chase faceoff. Fix My wife's favorite movies for some reason. I have no idea why she thinks Nicholas cage is a good actor but that's for one of the show we can talk about that all day because Nicholas Cage is not a good actor if you grew any comment in the section below if you don't agree with me comment in the section below hello all right Nicholas Cage. Oh my God only movie was as good as national treasure eight Nicholas Cage over active okay I digress. Iran is a threat but it's not a threat that is so serious that we need to stop focusing on American issues things that are pressing here in America we we shouldn't stop focusing on them because Iran wants to be Dick's in the region. I said it I went there. It looks like North Korea. We shouldn't stop doing doing because North Korea says oh now we have nukes and everybody claps in Kim John Van or whatever he is whatever his name is. He decided that all now. Let's kill my uncle. You know God I don't I don't I I watch a lot of fascinating documentaries on dictators haters over the years. You know Idi Amin hitler-stalin Mao Zedong Kim Jong Son. You know people like that. I watch a lot out of documentaries on it because I like to learn about the facet of that type of person I what drives you to become become such a face for evil. You know like if you if you look up the history of Joseph Stalin okay he had good intentions coming up through the ranks but his political ideology was just warped you know look at my house. Adang same thing coming up through the ranks to become the sole leader of China at the time a become the sole supreme leader of China. You know during that time he he he had great ideas that just didn't come into practice. They weren't practical you know and that's what happens opens with a lot of these dictators they they they are so you know they have such a great brass persona that they can it just changed the minds of the entire continent or country or wherever they are to follow behind him and then when they get to that level they stall they don't know what to do to make the country better you know look at. Hitler Hitler thought taking over the entire European peninsula that it would be wondrous for his people but instead it turned out to be a bad thing you know dragging Agan Italy into his war dragon Japan into his wars turned out to be a terrible thing for those countries because he lost sight of let me just be the old my country to the best that I can so that future generations can live prosperous without homelessness without poverty and like I said in the first segment contribute to the entire planet. It's warped ideologies based on religion or opinion. Whichever one you want to say you know that transforms a country into something that it should not be I was watching a show on. I think it was showtime of Senator. Whatever and it was based on if the Germans if the axis powers had one world war two what the world would be like in America was split in Hab between German side and Japanese hot as a very fascinating alternative history show you know making up stuff as they go but it's very fascinating to see even if you watch the shows like the handmaiden sailed how a you know religious cult took over the United States you know and transformed it into something and that just is Asinine. You know looking at stuff I even newest fictitious not real it gives you a good study on the human mind and how to human humans turn themselves into idiots now say it like that how humans turned themselves into idiots if you have anything to add man you can always email the show at marquee dot. Davis one at G..
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"They may not have running water but it may have have a a a a pool of water that they can then use technology to clean filter and drink someone in Iran or someone in North Korea Korea may have the same idea or better idea but they can't get it out because we have idiots that are dictators and these countries who can't see the world for what the world is. We're not just nations of one people okay. We are world of a lot of people yes. I'm an isolationist. I believe that we should focus on America first but when we have that opportunity to make something that can affect the entire world and change it for the better we should I use it. That is my position. You know let's be reasonable here people. Let's be reasonable here right now. Iran is thinking about now themselves which could then turn into a global catastrophe because they do something stupid. We're going to destroy him. Bottom line bottom line. WHO's GONNA COME TO THEIR AID Russia. Maybe not North Korea will kill him to China. China hasn't been a global power until just recently all right. China was to the stomping ground for the British and the Russians and whoever else wanted to just come in and take it over and do whatever they wanted to do that was to stop and go to China and do whatever the hell you WanNa do all right. I know China is the second order probably the number one world old economy now whatever but still we as Americans have a gift that many in the world want some of us. Take that gift for granted. Let me say that again us here in America. We were giving giving a gift. We were given that gift of freedom of the right to choose what we want to do the right to say what we want to say the right to practice what religion we want to practice to right to marry who we want to marry the right to have sex with who we want to have sex with when they're of age okay all you pedal vows out there is when they're of age. Let's get that straight here but in in other countries you don't have that right. You don't have it you know and then when you look at the immigration stands and how we are turning people away that are coming here from countries that are civil civil war. I'm okay with that. Okay and let me tell you why I'm okay with that because first and foremost what our politicians should be doing is vetting these people okay. We don't know WHO's coming in and out of the country if we're just allowing everyone to come in and if we allow everyone to come into the country then we can have another nine eleven happened right under our nose. You know a major attack if we don't know who's coming in and out and in the next segment I wanNA talk about how Iran could wage total the war against the United States and our allies if it ever came to that but right now I just let's. Let's just you know reset here because when we allow people into the country that we do not know who's in here crazy stuff could potentially happen so you know I know we've been seeing images of the camps and the stuff that's going on down at the border but in the end is for degraded good. I mean I I hate to say it that way but in the end Gal it is for the greater good because when you like I said before allow just any one to just come into the country then they can do what they want to do. In that right there would be a travesty. Let's look at other countries around the world. let's look at Iran Iran for instance you know I'm I'm pretty sure people can't just come walking in and out of that country no and why because they are afraid that somebody might infiltrate Drayton attacking nine. That's the truth you know and US here in America. We've been through that in two thousand and one and we should understand. You're I understand that yeah. They came here. Fake visas and you know all this other stuff and but still we can't allow it to happen again now with the Iran and Saudi Arabia issue. We need to focus on how we can stop an all out war from occurring whether it be diplomatically a whether just be like we did Iraq and you start bombing the hell out of them because then they won't be able to do an all out war we'll be the one doing the war uh-huh oh man all right so after this commercial break we're GonNa talk about how Iran could actually you know causing all a lot war and how they could fight us all read an interesting article. I'm reading some snippets from that as.
"saudi arabia." Discussed on WSJ What's News
"Saudi Arabia is the world's largest exporter of oil and it plays a central role in world energy markets that reality Elodie was laid bare after a tax on the weekend knocked out about half of the country's total output and intern about five percent of global oil supply that may not sound don't like a lot but it's led to big swings oil prices this week joining me now to talk more about investor reaction his Wall Street Journal reporter Amorth Ram Kumar. Mr We knew to brace volatility after the disruptions in production this weekend but what we see such big swings and oil prices when it's it's in regards to production in Saudi Arabia. The main reason is that in terms of millions of barrels. This is the largest attack ever and like you said Ed Saudi Arabia is the world's largest crude exporter and even though other producers like the US have the capacity to supply several million barrels a day of Oil Oil Saudi Arabia is the only one that has meaningful spare capacity. That's production that can quickly be turned on in emergency and it also exports several million only in barrels a day so while the US could be okay with its heavy supply and strategic reserves and other countries also have plenty of stockpiles. Asian countries does that count on Saudi Arabian crude and against some of these types of oil have different grads are very specific to meet the needs of refiners so there are all these complex layers to to this issue and that's why we saw one of the biggest moves ever for oil on Monday the so tell us a little bit more about that spare capacity because as you mentioned we have been reporting on booming. US Shale production but it's not an issue so much of who can step in but how quickly that's exactly right and you have to remember that the US still has limited export capacity and ASTO imports a ton of oil so it's a completely different ballgame so the US can produce more oil but getting it out to the rest of the world is a big challenge. That's why some people I think the biggest countries impacted would be the Asian countries that again count on Saudi Arabia that'd be China Japan Taiwan Korea and in some cases. They don't have great auctions to fill that void. Amer does that because of the proximity of Asian markets to Saudi Arabia. There are a couple of reasons. Asian markets might be more effected. There's the proximity proximity issue and also the issue again of specific types of crude so one of the attack that one of the issues with the taxes that they hit ABC kicked the world's largest processing assessing facility and that process is about eight percent of the world's oil and one analyst I spoke to said that was the mothership of the Saudi energy system so if they can't process process different types of crude and really get the grades that some of these countries need analysts say it could be really hard for those countries to replace it easily. So what are we expecting in the days ahead as Saudi Arabia fixes. The damage caused to these facilities. Are we expecting more volatility and what actually is the extent of the damage there yeah investors and really consumers at the pump might. WanNa buckle up for a prolonged period of volatility here because one of the issues is that no one really knows right now the extent of the damage in Saudi Arabia and how long the facilities will be affected and when their exports will be back to normal so there are a wide range of impacts here and again we also have US sanctions on Iran and Venezuela Waila Saudi Arabia was one of the country's stepped in to fill the void to make up for that lost her on in production so people expect big swings in both directions to continue on on Tuesday we saw prices fall about five percent a day after their rose fifteen percent on a Reuters report that production could return to normal more quickly than expected but some people expect these conflicting signals to play out for a while so it's going to be an interesting ride for sure Wall Street Journal reporter Amorth Ram Kumar joining us in our studios in New York Mark. Thank you so much. I'm ruth. Thanks for having the Federal Reserve Bank of New York took a rare step on Tuesday adding fifty three billion dollars into banking systems through repurchase agreements. It's what's known as the REPO market. Basically companies companies that have a lot of securities trade those in just for the short term to get their hands on quick cash. They agreed to repurchase the securities at a later date for a higher price. The difference is the repo rate and that rate unexpectedly spiked on Monday and again on Tuesday which is when the Fed stepped in here now to explain what it all means and why it matters is Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Krueger Daniel because this is such a rare move. Can you explain what conditions led the New York. Fed to take the step well normally in the repo market roughly a trillion dollars worth of transactions happen every day where people who. WANNA borrow cash US government securities typically as a collateral for borrowing money and what we've had recently is a lot more collateral than we've. I've had money available to borrow so the Fed stepped in and provided more money into the repo market allowing more lending to take place is the fact that the the New York Fed had to step in here raising concerns elsewhere. Could this be more widespread while it's raising concerns because the Fed has been doing things in the last couple of years that that have taken cash out of the economy they've reduced the size of their balance sheet and that has lowered the amount of reserves available for people in the Repo Market to Oh land made people think and that has contributed to some the cash shortage and then there have been a few things that happened in the last week that don't don't always happen in terms of quarterly tax payments that corporations had to make in terms of a rollover in Treasury securities where there were a lot out of bond purchases that needed to be settled that day which drained a lot of cash out of the economy and so there were some particular events that that were very taxing terms of the availability you've cash so Daniel. It's gets pretty complicated here. Why should the average person care about these changes. What's the practical effect on our everyday lives so one practical ethical implication that is actually positive for investors. If you have a money market account one of the bigger lenders in the repo market is the money market account industry and so they've been able to to lend money to people with securities as collateral at very attractive rates more troubling is that this gums up the financial works a little little bit when financial markets plumbing becomes an issue. That's never really a good thing because it makes it uncertain for big banks about how they can raise money to trade bonds for instance and and in this case where there has been a reduction in the amount of reserves available in the Repo Repo market. It's raised questions about just how much reserves banks have to participate in these activities. We know the Central Bank is holding its two day policy meeting meeting this week. Is there any implications for the choices. They might make well. It's unlikely that this will affect the Fed's decision whether or not to lower interest rates but the Fed is definitely concerned about three pro-market because the repo market does tend to trade in close proximity to where the Fed sets its funds sounds rate and if the repo market is trading at a vastly higher rate that raises questions about whether the Fed is properly setting rates and the the central bank relies on investors and bankers to to be confident that a news what it's doing so questions like that are never they're not good. Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Kerr bigger joining us in our studio in New York. Thanks so much Daniel thank you and the Fed announced late Tuesday that it would conduct another repo.
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"Saudi Arabia right there's always been a judge did you see the judge goes I'm sorry say that again support under a different name with his picture with this right Saudi Arabia is his region where the bone saw apologist live yeah also it that is been unstable some murderer ambulance apologists right there's famously been sex trafficking yes yes and then the girls over there gas and doing things like this do you think that might be where some of this money came from with a select passport tell you right I just this is all is Donald Trump basically Donald Trump Frank money laundering no no money when you're doing your bank like white it's a dubious sources with mailing other peta files is he got his money from from money laundering yeah so after his girl to Saudi Arabia's one missing next to call give my passport go in another country yeah yeah yeah no he's not a flight risk at all he has settled bunch of diamonds and cash and a passport don't know what's in the home with another name sure his house into a private prison for himself yeah no that papers on security you'll pay for the guards yeah we'll pay them off and then went up it is not how the other sex in place now Zorro ranch that he owns in New Mexico metal which is yeah if I look down we're playing the Congress should pass that shows a lot yep yeah okay home okay so he okay it's just he is going to be the entire class about projection one a one in psychology school story I think you just like you can't even get through the first few words that's fine for us to right yeah if Democrats twenty right night around the fall language and racist hatred this is president all countries and right so other people he rides with the foul language right yeah okay spewed from the melting actions of these very unpopular and representative Congress women it for what ails elected if you're all popular yeah okay it will be interesting to see how it plays out when will the radical left Congress women apologize to our country the people of Israel the looks of the office of the apologize to the office of the president which is currently inhabited by an illegitimate racist money laundering probably probably twice instead of allegedly okay or football language the views of the terrible things like that so many people are angry at them they're horrible and disgusting and no no yeah I have to I I need sometime like unlikely in my sorbet anytime did you call the communists no there is no that was all in the ground yeah to tweet as well they said that they were coming he's a communist because he's a communist sympathizer you may have one's puppet yeah what yeah this is an individual ones as well under the cookies my question is what yeah I don't okay so I don't even this but this is designed to distract and to make us as arches window what okay hello the pot for you online to says you're black I was at recess time sorry what okay Jodi yes not only you're awfully quiet are you enjoying my never ending or is it not up to its normal standard I'm a careful observer it's part of being away for a week you're like what she describes right before I left I don't want to poke the bear for fear that it might this about me the general manager because anyway it's not that well first of all Jody in Charlie phone sex today Tuesday joy Reid coming up in just a few minutes and as you know our momma nominated for the radio hall of fame and by the way thank you the twenty first blew up with people's is voting for mama yeah right yeah we've got it's a whole campaign we've got ads we've got yes Stephanie.
"saudi arabia." Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria
"What's which to Iran as a layperson on this issue? I understand Saudi Arabia Iran to have quite an intense rivalry Saudi Arabia represents the Sunni side. Iran represents the Shia side. Again, put very simply can you talk about the rule of religious power in Tehran's foreign policy and also touch on that SUNY Shia rivalry. So Iran has certainly incorporated its own versions of religious outreach into its foreign policy. Not least of all, of course, back in the early nineteen eighties. When everyone was talking about the idea of Iran, exporting its Slavic revolution, not just elsewhere in the Middle East, but to other countries in the Muslim world now, they never really succeeded in that. And I think part of it is that the appeal of the very specific ideological model that the Slavic Republican Iran was based on this idea that clerics should have direct political. Troll actually was a very atypical notion within she islam- it self and certainly didn't have broad appeal among Sunni publics around the world. So I don't think that there was ever much of a prospect of them exporting the revolution. But what they did do quite effectively back then and continue to do today is to translate some of the historical symbols of she Islam, right, which is a sect in this lamb. Who's historically experience has been very much one dispossession and oppression right at the core of its identity. The idea of religious minority oppressed by in this case sort of Sunni majority, and so what they've managed to do in a variety of contexts including non Muslim countries during the Cold War. And today around the Middle East is to translate that kind of history of Shia oppression into a kind of broader political discourse of resistance against imperialism, more, generally. And so they've been able to kind of build certain kinds of affinities in various parts of the Middle East. But also places like sub Saharan Africa southeast Asia among communities that are concerned about the impact of US and Soviet and again today US kneel imperialism around the world in other countries where there are she minorities or in the case of countries like Barin and Iraq. She image Ortiz. They have very much tried to kind of wage themselves into the political demography of those situations and activate those she communities in ways that have caused many headaches for local governments. So in contrast to the Saudi approach to this. I think it's fair to say that Iran's strategy with respect religion has been multifaceted indirect and in many ways more sophisticated because I think they do a better job than the Saudis. He's in understanding the world view and sensibilities of the local audiences that they're trying to influence and in a sense. They have been forced to be more sophisticated in their approach. And this is where I don't think we can really look at Saudi use of religious power and Iran's uses as being equivalent because of the demographic imbalances. Peter alluded to if you're only ten to fifteen percent of the overall Muslim population. Then you have to be very careful to not be explicitly or overtly anti-sindhi because Sunnis are a big part of your audience, and you can't afford to Elliott them and actually in the early years after the running revolution in seventy nine. We see Sunita slimmest groups like the Muslim Brotherhood and interestingly enough Russia, the new she of Tunisia's NADA was a big fan of Komeini and Iranian revolution in the early eighties before people started realizing that it was pretty authoritarian..
"saudi arabia." Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria
"So during the early phase of this work in the nineteen sixties the Saudis saw the pan Arabism sort of secular pan Arabism of other NAS of Egypt as their main regional rival. And so a lot of this was aimed at offsetting the ideology of pan Arabism emanating from Egypt from nineteen seventy nine after the Islamic revolution in Iran, However, Saudi Arabia began to perceive Iran, particularly because of its new religious identity as an Islamic state as its rival its primary rival and so. A lot of this activity was retooled to focus on counterbalancing Iranian influence. I do want to hear about Iran and more detail in a few minutes. That's another major component of your paper. But I what about the extension of legislative power by Saudi Arabia into non Muslim countries like say, the United States are Great Britain. Peter take that one. Well, sure, I mean, that's absolutely thing. When we think of the arrival and consolidation of Muslim communities in Europe and North America from the nineteen sixties onwards. It's absolutely the case that in Europe where these communities had very kind of low levels of socioeconomic attainment with respect to things like household, incomes and education, these were poor communities that didn't have the capacity to develop and Bill their own local religious infrastructure. And so they were reliant on charitable contributions and largest from abroad and Saudi Arabia was very much aware of and had. It's I on the emergence and consolidation of Muslim communities in the west broadly speaking, and so some of the early activities of these parastatal organizations that I mentioned was more league world assembly of Muslim youth were very much about trying. To exert influence within and to build constituencies of support for Saudi Arabia within Muslim communities in Europe and North America. Let's take a quick break here for another edition of metro Lund's. Demographer in.
"saudi arabia." Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria
"And so it's very destructive in that account on the other end of the extreme are people who say, well, no, you know, it's just conservative religion. But it hasn't really had any significant impact. Neither of these two things is quite correct. And the specifics of it the reality of it is actually very under studied. So we wanted to kind of find a balance in this whole debate the other issue around this discussion is the fact that people tend to when they talk about Saudi Arabia, exporting hub ISM. They tend to treat Saudi Arabia's kind of a monolithic black box to understand what's going on. There. You have to open it up, and you immediately see that there are a range of different actors arrayed variously across the political landscape within. Saudi Arabia that are part and parcel of this activity. You need to understand the politics between them, and the fact that their motivations differ. So some of this is certainly the Saudi government. But some of it is also what we turn parastatal organizations like the Muslim world league and the world assembly Muslim, youth international organizations that are not official agencies of the Saudi government, but are either heavily if not fully funded by Saudi Arabia and to varying degrees steered by the Saudi authorities but separate from it. And there's also a whole range of smaller private charities in the kingdom that are able to operate with varying levels of top cover from the Saudi Royal family to do what they do. And so an understanding this phenomenon you have to understand a sort of complex set of political factors within the kingdom. That mean that what we see on the external side the projection of Saudi religious influence in the world is often a product of jocking position in politics. Within the kingdom as various groups inside Saudi Arabia vie with each other for influence in power appear. Let me ask you to even a little more deeper into the practicalities of how Saudi Arabia shirt, would usual. The soft power say on the ground. I've read about lobbyists schools in Indonesia, or maybe other countries of the world. Now, they are they run by an arm of the diplomatic presence in that country. Or are they private organization? Our local children going into these schools and learning the Saudi interpretation of Islam, and what's like, you talk in the paper about the interplay between the local culture, and their expression of Islam, and whatever it is that Saudi Arabia is teaching what does that look like on the ground? You know, it's all of the above and more, right? If you look around the world and the various countries where the different countries that have been on the receiving end of Saudi Arabia's influence over the years UC widely varying equations, we see some countries where the impact seems to be very broad based and intense and others where there seems to be less impact from..