THE US – Saudi Nexus Part 5 (of a 6 part series)

The Plot to Kill Crown Prince Mohammed bin

First CIA Attempt to Kill the Saudi King & MBS

Following the success of the China trip, King Salman was in high spirits.  The Rockefellers aim was to curtail Chinese influence in the Middle East, and this deal would only strengthen it. It was not on! It was now imperative to cut off the Saudi end to make sure that this deal would fail. But, lurking in the shadows was a devious CIA plan to kill him and his son, the Crown Prince, Mohammed Bin Salman, or MBS. Within a month of the China trip, the CIA’s plan went active.

21 April, 2017

 The CIA persuaded a Saudi royal family member (allegedly Bandar –the brother of MBS, and the King’s son), to kill his father and brother and become the new king. Bandar paid 10 million Riyals to one of the Royal Guard officers to head this operation, and with back-up support coming from the CIA, which used drones and other high-tech equipment to monitor and control the assassination.

 This operation was activated on Saturday night, the 20th of April. But, it failed, as the security force around the King and Crown Prince were vigilant. Security forces on Saturday night shot down a small drone flying over the capital’s Khozama district. There was also a large force of men who attempted to storm the palace, but all were either killed or captured.  Social media reported   heavy gunfire at the palace of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in Riyadh

Reports said the king and his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, have been evacuated to a bunker at an airbase in the city that is under the protection of the US troops. MBS was wounded, and hospitalized. Witnesses and residents of the neighborhoods near the palace said a coup is underway, while other reports said a drone has been flying over the palace.

Saudi opposition members claimed that “a senior ground force officer has led a raid on the palace to kill the king and the crown prince”.

Videos also show that a growing number of armored vehicles have deployed around the palace. ‘Bin Salman’s special guard’ has taken charge of security in the capital. Riyadh’s sky has been closed to all civil and military flights as military helicopters from ‘Bin Salman’s special guard’ are flying over the palace.

The assassination attempt shows that a new tribal war has already erupted within the Saudi royal family. Subsequently, MBS reinforced the security team responsible for protecting it. MBS has formed a security unit called the Rapid Reaction Force, which includes new security agents. These people are handpicked and undergo intensive training. The purpose of this group is to ensure the protection of the Crown Prince both inside and outside of Saudi Arabia.  Subsequent to this coup attempt, the King ordered MBS to stay on a yacht anchored off Jeddah, where he would be better protected. The payback was not long in coming.

MBS Does a Counter-Move

 In order to placate hostile US moves against him, MBS visited the US, and signed a $110 billion arms deal. He also paid visits to some of the most powerful people in the business, political and financial world. This visit was deemed to be a success as the American power elite thought that Salman and MBS are now “back-in-the-fold”.

With this success under their belt, MBS then moved to neutralize the CIA’s chief asset within the royal family, Crown Prince Nayef.

 On June 21, 2017, in what can be described as the beginning of a “creeping coup,” Crown Prince Nayef was deposed by Royal Decree. In what would portend future events a mere four months later, Nayef was reportedly held under house arrest at his palace and pressured to renounce his claim to the throne. King Salman moved quickly to name MBS the new Crown Prince. The reason for this was clear, if one studies the internal politics of the ruling family. It was to weaken American influence at the highest levels of the Saudi government, and a lot of American assets in the Kingdom were in the upper ranks of the Royal family.

2017 September – Ban on women driving formally lifted, although they won’t be able to drive until 2018.

 This was part of the King’s reform plan for the country, and his son, MBS began to implement them, one by one. The aim was first to neutralize all those within the royal family and the powerful business class within Saudi Arabia, who were deemed to be “too close” to America. Most of these people had religious clerics on their payroll. These clergy were instructed to speak out against Salman and MBS, and , in so doing, incite the people to rise up against the King and MBS. In September 2017, MBS detained some of the top clerics in Saudi Arabia, including Salman al-Ouda, who, as being independent from the Saudi state Wahhabist infrastructure, was known to favor reconciliation between Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Al-Ouda’s two compatriots, Awad al-Qarni and Ali al-Omary, were also arrested.

Former Crown Prince Nayef is said to have remained under house arrest until MBS made his sudden move against other members of the House of Saud on November 4, 2017. Declaring the foundation of a new Saudi anti-corruption committee, MbS placed under house arrest at least 12 Saudi princes, including multi-billionaire international investor and Kingdom Holding Company Chairman Prince Alaweed bin Talal al-Saud, MbS also fired and arrested the commander of the Saudi National Guard, the son of the late King Abdullah, Prince Miteb bin Abdullah and replaced him with MBS loyalist Prince Khalid Bin Ayyaf Al-Muqrin.

King Salman Visits Russia

When Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was welcomed in Moscow, on October 5–8, 2017, both Russian and Saudi media sources rushed to call his visit an important milestone in bilateral relations The visit of the Saudi king to Russia was, indeed, historic: this was the first official trip of a ruling Saudi monarch to Moscow since the foundation of the Kingdom.  The agenda of Salman’s visit was also intense. He conducted negotiations with both Putin and Dmitry Medvedev, managed to talk to the leaders of the Muslim regions of Russia, and met with Russian muftis. During negotiations, Moscow emphasized discussions of existing economic issues. Nevertheless, in spite of their different priorities, the two sides seemed to come to an understanding on a large number of issues. They signed around 15 agreements on cooperation in areas including space, nuclear energy, telecommunications and culture. The Saudi king failed to come to terms with Russia on another serious issue: Iran’s presence in the region

All in all, Salman’s visit was important for Moscow, but its practical results are, so far, too limited to call it the beginning of a new chapter in bilateral relations.

US left out in the cold?

Economists and analysts have noted that Russia and Saudi Arabia’s increasing closeness is down a desire from both sides to form a strategic alliance beyond energy, with political and economic cooperation likely to accompany closer energy deals.

“It’s reported that this is the largest ever foreign delegation to Moscow,” Chris Weafer, senior partner at Macro-Advisory, told CNBC Tuesday. “The Saudis see this relationship with Russia as being very much in their interest. King Salman doesn’t do courtesy calls, he doesn’t do photo opportunities; this (visit and relationship) makes a great deal of sense for Saudi Arabia. It needs to diversify its economy and its role in the global economy.”

“This visit is very significant and comes at a time when U.S. influence in the Gulf is in the decline. Russia has taken the opportunity and has run with it in terms of energy cooperation,” Weafer said.

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King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Rogozin walk past honor guards during an official welcoming ceremony at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia on October 4, 2017.

It also comes at a time when there is annoyance from Saudi Arabia at how aggressively the U.S. has developed its shale resources, according to Weafer.

“This upset the Saudis because the unofficial deal was that OPEC countries would invest in excess capacity to be able to make sure they could meet demand from the U.S … But then the U.S. ditched OPEC and ditched Saudi Arabia,” he said. Saudi Arabia is seen as a traditional ally of the U.S.

 After this visit to Russia by both King Salman and Crown Prince MBS, New York went livid with rage. Their first coup attempt, in April, failed. They now put into motion a second coup attempt. Let’s see how this evolved.

THE Rockefeller/CIA, Wall Street Networks within Saudi Arabia

 The Americans first became involved in Saudi Arabia in 1929, and a Rockefeller oil company discovered oil in 1937. Since then, Saudi Arabia was considered the fiefdom of the US – specifically the Rockefeller oil companies.

Many Saudis went to study in American universities, and the American business methods were taken up by the Saudi elite. Many of them developed close ties with leading American businessmen within the Rockefeller Network of Power. The Rockefeller family itself treated the senior royal members with utmost respect. King Salman, wisely, made MBS do his studies in the Kingdom, and not in the West.  Salman had seen the corrupting influence that the West had on his brothers and nephews. He did not want MBS to be corrupted. MBS became a lawyer.

 Over time, the Rockefeller Network had cultivated many among the Saudi elite to its point of view, with the result being that there was always a sizeable number of the Saudi elite who were more than willing to do the bidding of the Rockefeller Network. It was this Wall Street/CIA/Rockefeller Network’s Saudi allies that were now preparing a second coup against Salman and MBS.

 This time the reason was to stop a closer tie-up between Russia and Saudi Arabia. The aim of the Rockefeller Empire was to overthrow King Salman and his son, and replace them with pro-American princes of the Saud family.

The best way to outline this is to go back to the events around the surprise arrest and detention of numerous Saudi high-ranking persons in late 2017, by Prince Mohammed bin Salman or MBS as he is known. On November 4, 2017 MBS announced via state TV that numerous leading Saudis including one of the wealthiest, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, had been arrested on charges of corruption, and were being detained in the Riyadh Ritz Carlton Hotel. Prince Alwaleed is clearly the critical person.

Alwaleed made his fortune with the help of David Rockefeller. When the Americans ousted Saddam Hussein from Kuwait in 1991, the leader of Kuwait was forced to pay David Rockefeller a huge sum of close onto $1OO billion. Part of this went to the Pentagon for its costs towards the war. Another part went to David Rockefeller- who, in turn, used Alwaleed as a nominee to invest in various Rockefeller Group companies. Most notable of these was an investment to buy 5% of Citibank, which went into insolvency in 1990. Since then, Alwaleed has acted as a proxy for the Rockefeller Empire.

The son-in-law of President Trump had reportedly made a non-publicized visit to Riyadh for private talks with MBS just days before the mass arrests.  Jared Kushner, acting on information provided by the Mossad, had informed MBS of a rival Saudi Royals plot to eliminate the Crown Prince. Prince Alwaleed was reported to be at the center of the plotters.

After three months imprisonment, Alwaleed was released from detention on 27 January 2018, following a reported financial settlement of $6 billion. In March 2018 he dropped out from Forbes’ World’s Billionaires’ List. Before his arrest Alwaleed was the largest shareholder in Citibank, a major owner of Twitter, once partner of Bill Gates in Gates Foundation vaccine programs.  According to media reports, Hillary campaign aide Huma Abedin’s brother, Hassan Abedin, Muslim Brotherhood member, worked with Bin Talal on a project called “Spreading Islam to the West.” This was the program that would ignite a “Color Revolution” in Saudi Arabia.

The CIA Conducts a Second Coup Attempt against MBS

By the 10th Salman and MBS had returned to the Kingdom. By then the CIA had formulated a plan and were putting all of the pieces together for a coup to occur within a month. The Mossad, being a part of the global Rothschild intelligence network, soon came to find out about this coup planned for early November.

Remember, both Israel and Saudi Arabia found themselves burned by the US, when Washington and Iran entered into the nuclear agreement. This fallout with Washington made them allies.

2017 November – Purge of the kingdom’s political and business leadership in an apparent move by the heir to the throne to consolidate his hold on power. Many senior officials of the late King Abdullah’s government (deemed to be in America’s orbit and influence) are being systematically purged by MbS and his loyalists. They include Prince Turki bin Abdullah, a former governor of Riyadh province, and Khaled al-Tuwaijri, the chief of the Royal Court under Abdullah. At the same time MbS was rounding up princes and ministers in Riyadh, a helicopter carrying Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, the deputy governor of Asir province and seven other senior Saudi officials, crashed near Abha in Asir Province, near the border with Houthi-controlled north Yemen. Prince Mansour was the son of former Crown Prince Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz, who was ousted in 2015 in favor of Salman. On November 6, the Saudi Royal Palace expressed its condolences on the death of 44-year old Prince Abdul Aziz. Reports out of Saudi Arabia stated that the prince died as the result of gunshot wounds after his security guards exchanged fire with police loyal to MbS, who were sent to arrest him.

At the time, MBS launched an anti-corruption drive that many analysts said removed the final obstacles to his gaining total control of the kingdom. Eleven princes, four ministers, several military leaders, influential businessmen and religious scholars were among dozens of people detained.

MBS – Vision for a More Progressive Society

In October 2017, MBS told the Guardian that he will return Saudi Arabia to “moderate Islam”. He said that ultra-conservative state has been “not normal” for past 30 years. He seeks to transform the hardline kingdom into an open society for the empowerment of citizens and luring of investors. Saudi Arabia will continue to emerge out of ultra-conservatism and draconian religious laws while Saudi-sponsored Madrassas may operate in full swing.

 The reason that MBS was doing this, was to forestall a color revolution planned by the US, in conjunction with the Muslim Brotherhood. Most of Saudi Arabia’s population is young, and jobless.

To disarm public anger over widespread arrests and likely opposition, MBS came up with a flurry of modifications in Saudi laws. In September last year, he lifted the ban on women’s right to hold driver’s license. The country has more than a million drivers- all foreigners-and most of these jobs would vanish if women were allowed to drive. In other words, he is implementing a “jobs-for-Saudis-first” policy. It would allow many of the unemployed youth to have a job, previously done by foreigners. This same policy is being enacted across the entire economy. It will create a economic boom, as well as save on funds paid to foreign workers- who just send the money back to their families.

 Furthermore, the anti-corruption drive enacted by MBS, has won him the confidence of the general population, who watched in envy as the wealthy class ignored them, while MBS has embraced them. The elite hate him, while the people love him. In January 2018, Saudi Arabia allowed women to watch a football match in the stadium for the first time, and the following month the kingdom opened applications for women to join its military.

In February, women were free to register their own businesses. From mid-April, the first cinemas will open its doors to entire citizens.

Adding to the breakthroughs, Saudi Arabia recently allowed Israel-bound flights to use its airspace, ending a 70 year ban, perhaps, placed over not recognizing Israel. But reversing of the ban and MBS’s siding with Israel in its recent clash with peacefully protesting Palestinians on Land Day reveal a diplomatic shift in Saudi Arabia’s posture towards this country as both share concerns over Iranian influence in the region.

Mohammad bin Salman went on a multiple-days tour in the US and the UK. In his trip, he met with AIPAC and anti-BDS leaders as well as founders and leaders of giant US companies. He was warmly welcomed in Britain despite great protests over his war crimes in Yemen. The UK’s foreign secretary Boris Johnson seemed fond of MBS as he was keenly waiting for his arrival.

The CIA Conduct a Third Coup Attempt on MBS

In the beginning of November, 2018, a group of Evangelical leaders went to Riyadh to meet with MBS. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman told a group of Evangelical leaders who met with him in Riyadh earlier this month there was a recent plot to assassinate him, and that the plan was thwarted by Egyptian intelligence. 

 Joel Rosenberg, (a Jew !) who led the delegation of American Evangelical Christians said MBS relayed that the head of Egyptian intelligence recently came to Riyadh to inform Saudi authorities that a terrorist cell with Saudi citizens had been caught in northern Sinai. “They were planning to assassinate me,” MBS told the American delegation. 

The assassination plotters were reportedly arrested on Egyptian soil but it is unclear if they were transferred to Saudi Arabia or if they remain in an Egyptian prison. Likely MBS revealed the detail to elicit sympathy at a moment when for over a month he’s faced unprecedented media scrutiny over the October 2nd murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul.

He told the Evangelical delegation concerning Khashoggi’s death that his “enemies are exploiting this to the fullest”.

MBS said further in the meeting with American pastors: “We must fight the extremists and defeat them or they will stop us and the reforms we are making to make life better for the people of Saudi Arabia, We are fighting extremists in the ideological war and we are fighting terrorists in a physical war. “

MBS told a delegation of American Evangelical Christian Leaders in Riyadh that he was subject of an assassination plot.

Concluding Thoughts

 This article should make it clear to the intelligent reader out there that Saudi Arabia, and King Salman and his son are not America’s puppets, but rather are super-nationalists, who are intent on following an independent foreign policy that is at odds with Washington. And that makes them dangerous in the eyes of the Rockefeller Empire.

MBS is doubly hated by some in the monarchy for the self-inflicted financial and reputational wounds to his country brought about by his decision to launch the War on Yemen, and also for his internal “reform” (in a relative sense) agenda of Vision 2030 which aspires to modernize the economy into a real-sector one and away from its oil-exporting dependency.

If his signature domestic project is carried out to its full extent, then it could initiate piecemeal socio-cultural changes which provocatively go against the hardline teachings of the Kingdom’s influential clerical class. Many observers were too busy (rightly) talking about Saudi Arabia’s many foreign policy follies to notice the one thing which it “did right”, and that’s strengthen its relations with China and Russia  to the level of a de-facto strategic partnership during King Salman’s visit to both these countries.

The US is intent on destabilizing Afro-Eurasia in order to more easily control the Eastern Hemisphere by proxy, hence why it’s recently resorted to the combined approach of employing Hybrid War alongside its “Lead From Behind” regional strategy of local lackeys in order to bring this about.

Although all of the involved parties in the current Gulf Crisis stand to experience multilaterally beneficial gains if they can peacefully contain themselves long enough to reap tangible dividends from China’s OBOR projects, the unfortunately reality is that regional dynamics and the history of distrust between several sides means that the US can more easily manipulate them all into an asymmetrical conflict against one another.

Russia and China are well aware of what’s going on, however, since they wised up a few years ago during the US’ coordinated proxy assaults against each of them in Ukraine and the South China Sea in realizing that their chief geopolitical rival will wield the weapon of Hybrid War in trying to sabotage their 21st century competitive connectivity projects in a desperate attempt to indefinitely prolong the fading “unipolar moment”.
Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

For this reason, both Eurasian Great Powers are especially concerned about the US’ latest efforts to manipulate the Gulf States and Iran into a self-perpetuating cycle of destabilizations against one another as it attempts to trick them in turning the “Blood Borders” blueprint into a reality. Regrettably, Saudi Arabia is much too gullible and easily guided in the direction of the US’ grand strategic interests, so it’s uncertain at this time whether the warned-about scenario can still be avoided.

 Our follow-up article and the last in this series, deals with the Khashoggi affair, and how it was meant to put international pressure on MBS. New York wasn’t yet done with the Crown Prince.

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