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    Saudi-Arabia

    Land i Asia


    Kongeriket Saudi-Arabia, vanligvis omtalt som Saudi-Arabia, er et land med geografisk beliggenhet i Midtøsten, og det største landet på den arabiske halvøy. Wikipedia

    Saudi-Arabia er det landet i verden som eksporterer mest olje, og denne eksporten smører den saudiske økonomien. Olje står for over 90 % av landets eksportinntekter og nesten 75 % av de statlige inntektene. Dette danner grunnlaget for en velferdsstat, som regjeringen har hatt problemer med å opprettholde i perioder med lav oljepris. Menneskerettighetsorganisasjoner, som Amnesty International og Human Rights Watch, har gjentatte ganger uttrykt bekymringer angående menneskerettigheter i Saudi-Arabia, bekymringer som har blitt avfeid av den saudiske regjeringen. Sharialover praktiseres også i Saudi-Arabia.

    Link: Saudi-Arabia - Wikipedia

    CIA World Factbook skriver:

    Saudi Arabia is the birthplace of Islam and home to Islam's two holiest shrines in Mecca and Medina. The king's official title is the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. The modern Saudi state was founded in 1932 by ABD AL-AZIZ bin Abd al-Rahman Al SAUD (Ibn Saud) after a 30-year campaign to unify most of the Arabian Peninsula. One of his male descendants rules the country today, as required by the country's 1992 Basic Law. King SALMAN bin Abd al-Aziz ascended to the throne in 2015 and placed the first next-generation prince, MUHAMMAD BIN NAYIF bin Abd al-Aziz, in the line of succession as Crown Prince. Following Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990, Saudi Arabia accepted the Kuwaiti royal family and 400,000 refugees while allowing Western and Arab troops to deploy on its soil for the liberation of Kuwait the following year. The continuing presence of foreign troops on Saudi soil after the liberation of Kuwait became a source of tension between the royal family and the public until all operational US troops left the country in 2003. Major terrorist attacks in May and November 2003 spurred a strong on-going campaign against domestic terrorism and extremism. King ABDALLAH from 2005 to 2015 worked to incrementally modernize the Kingdom - driven by personal ideology and political pragmatism - through a series of social and economic initiatives, including expanding employment and social opportunities for women, attracting foreign investment, increasing the role of the private sector in the economy, and discouraging businesses from hiring foreign workers. The Arab Spring inspired protests - increasing in number since 2011 but usually small in size - over primarily domestic issues among Saudi Arabia's majority Sunni population. Riyadh has taken a cautious but firm approach by arresting some protesters but releasing most of them quickly, and by using its state-sponsored clerics to counter political and Islamist activism. In addition, Saudi Arabia has seen protests among the Shia populace in the Eastern Province, who have protested primarily against the detention of political prisoners, endemic discrimination, and Bahraini and Saudi Government actions in Bahrain. Protests are met by a strong police presence, with some arrests, but not the level of bloodshed seen in protests elsewhere in the region. In response to the unrest, King ABDALLAH in February and March 2011 announced a series of benefits to Saudi citizens including funds to build affordable housing, salary increases for government workers, and unemployment entitlements. To promote increased political participation, the government held elections nationwide in September 2011 for half the members of 285 municipal councils - a body that holds little influence in the Saudi Government. Also in September, King ABDALLAH announced that women will be allowed to run for and vote in future municipal elections - first held in 2005 - and serve as full members of the advisory Consultative Council. The country remains a leading producer of oil and natural gas and holds about 16% of the world's proven oil reserves. The government continues to pursue economic reform and diversification, particularly since Saudi Arabia's accession to the WTO in 2005, and promotes foreign investment in the kingdom. A burgeoning population, aquifer depletion, and an economy largely dependent on petroleum output and prices are ongoing governmental concerns.


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    Oil Conflict

    Conflict over the control of valuable oil supplies has been a persistent feature of international affairs since the beginning of the 20 th century. Such conflict varies in nature, ranging from territorial disputes over the possession of oil-laden border areas to dynastic or factional struggles among the leaders of oil-rich countries to major inter-state wars over the control of vital oil zones. As oil becomes more scarce and valuable, the frequency and severity of such conflict is likely to increase.

    The close connection between oil and conflict derives from two essential features of petroleum:

    (1) its vital importance to the economy and military power of nations; and
    (2) its irregular geographic distribution.


    Military significance: Petroleum is also a vital factor in the military strength of nations, in that it supplies most of the energy used to power tanks, planes, missiles, ships, armored vehicles, and other instruments of war. Vast amounts of petroleum are consumed in modern combat operations, and so every major power seeks to ensure its access to adequate supplies. (During the 1991 Gulf War, for example, U.S. and allied forces consumed an average of 19 million gallons of oil per day - equivalent to the total daily consumption of Argentina.) Because oil is so vital to the conduct of warfare, its possession has been termed a "national security" matter by the United States and other countries, meaning something that may require the use of military force to protect.

    Petroleum exports are also extremely lucrative, especially for those producing countries that rely on it as a major source of foreign earnings. According to the Enegry Information Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE), oil exports account for approximately 90-95 percent of Saudi Arabia's foreign earnings, 90-95 percent of Nigeria's, and 80 percent of Iran's.

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    Et tvilsomt vennskap

    Er det norske kongehuset forpliktet til å hedre despotiske monarker?

    Det saudiske regimet kan uten blygsel omtales som et skrekkregime. Det var - til tross for mange fine protokollførte ord fra verdenssamfunnet - en av vår tids minst ærefulle og mer blodige despoter som døde da Kong Abdullah nylig gikk bort.


    Vår egen kronprins satte seg straks på flyet til Riyadh. Erna Solberg sendte kondolanser. USAs utenriksminister sendte et telegram som har gått en ganskepinlig seiersgang i sosiale medier, hvor kongen ble opphøyd til en ærefull leder med visdom og visjoner (tror Kerry dette selv?). Reaksjonene har ikke latt vente på seg. Mange lurer på om all etiketten er nødvendig eller om det norske kongehuset protokollmessig er forpliktet til å hedre despotiske monarker?

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    Saudi Arabia on alert over possible oil or mall attack


    Saudi Arabia has put security forces on alert for a possible militant attack on a shopping mall or energy installation, Interior Ministry spokesman Mansour Turki said on Monday.

    “There was information about a possible act targeting a mall or Aramco installations. We passed this information to the security forces to be on alert,” he told Reuters.

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...ticle24025458/

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      Putin, Saudi King Agree to Deepen Regional and International Coordination

      According to Kremlin press service, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud confirmed readiness to enhance coordination between the two states on regional and international issues.

      The Russian president invited the Saudi monarch to pay a visit to Russia, the Kremlin added without giving any further details.

      Both leaders "expressed bilateral determination to boost mutually beneficial bilateral cooperation in different areas," it said.
      According to the statement, King Salman praised Russia's efforts to settle the Yemen crisis, including its backing of the April 15 UN resolution that banned arms supplies to Houthi rebels in Yemen.


      http://sputniknews.com/politics/2015...021132697.html

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        #4
        Uansett hvor vi trør i sandkasse-Midtøsten så trør vi på et sandslott
        Trenger bare litt flaks, så går det godt

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          #5
          Saudi-Arabias konge bytter kronprins. Vraker halvbror til fordel for nevø.

          http://www.dagbladet.no/2015/04/29/n...riks/38921436/
          Odd objects attract fire. You are odd.

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            #6
            Saudi Arabia har gjort en rekke rokeringer i sin militaere og politiske ledelse den siste uken. Trenden er flere Sunni nasjonalister som kjorer en hard linje mot Iran. Som et resultat provde Saudi Air Force og avskjaere et Iransk transport fly som hville lande i Yemen i gaar natt. Det Iranske flyet fortsatte sin kurs mot Yemen. Saudi Air Force sit mot trekk var og bombe landingstripen Sana'a, som i sin tur stengte flyplassen og har satt landings stripen ute av fungsjon. Det Iranske umerkede transport flyet returnerte til Iran uten og lande i Sana'a.

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              #7
              Fra Kjetil Stormarks FB:

              I tillegg til å avskjære sivile nødhjelpsendinger fra Iran ved hjelp av kampfly, synes Saudi Arabia også å ha bombet sivile iranske passasjer- og transportfly på flyplassen i Sana i Jemen.





              Odd objects attract fire. You are odd.

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                FORNØYD: Saudi-Arabias oljeminister Ali Ibrahim Naimi i Wien, Østerrike mandag. Foto: AP Photo/Ronald Zak

                Naimi: - Strategien virker

                Saudi-Arabias oljeminister er på plass i Wien før OPEC-møtet denne uken.


                Saudi-Arabias oljeminister Ali Naimi sier at kongedømmets politikk med hovedvekt på markedsandeler virker.
                Det skriver Bloomberg News tirsdag.

                Naimi: - Strategien virker - DN.no

                Skille

                Se også denne artikkelen i DN fra februar i år om hvordan Saudi Arabia styrer oljemarkedet:
                Slik styrer Saudi-Arabia oljemarkedet

                - Hvis ikke de ønsker endring, får ikke andre gjort noe, sier oljeanalytiker Thina Saltvedt i Nordea Markets.
                - Det er Saudi-Arabia som sitter med makten her. De har styringen og er de facto lederen, sier oljeanalytikeren.
                Admin kommentar: Viktig å få med seg følgende konklusjon fra artikkelen, sett i det store bildet vs de ulike konfliktene vi ser i verden #pipelinemanagement:

                Det er likevel én ting Saudi-Arabia frykter: At USA skal begynne å eksportere råolje, tror Saltvedt.
                - Det er åpenbart at Saudi-Arabia finner presset fra Russland og ikke minst USA. Jeg tror USA kommer til å eksportere mer olje fremover, og det er nok Saudi-Arabia redd for.


                Åpner amerikanerne for eksport, vil Saudi-Arabia få økt konkurranse. Likevel har landet en større fordel enn mange av de andre OPEC-landene, mener Saltvedt.


                - Saudi-Arabia tenker mye lenger, de har en mer langsiktig strategi. I tillegg har de en buffer av store fond å lene seg på. Mange av de andre OPEC-medlemmene, som nå er mer desperate for å få et kutt, tenker mer kortsiktig. Saudia-Arabia tenker at de skal være en stor oljeprodusent i mange år, og at de da skal tåle en historisk liten periode med lavere oljepriser - som vil justere seg etterhvert.
                Bakgrunn Ali Ibrahim Naimi:

                Wikipedia:

                Ali Al-Naimi (født 1935) er en saudiarabisk politiker som siden 1995 har vært oljeminister i landet. Fra 1983 til 1995 var han president for det statseide saudiarabiske oljeselskapet Saudi Aramco. Gjetergutten al-Naimi har arbeidet seg opp i Saudi-Arabias oljeindustri til å bli landets mektige oljeminister.


                Al-Naimi er på grunn av sin erfaringsbakgrunn ansett som en av verdens største autoriteter innen oljeindustrien. I 2008 ble han satt opp på TIME Magazines liste over "De 100 mest innflytelsesrike mennesker i verden".
                Al-Naimi omtales som en norgesvenn.


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                  Saudi Arabia is the latest target of ISIL’s plan to divide the region

                  Ever since the first terrorist attack on Shiite houses of worship in Saudi Arabia, it has been clear that a plan has been put in place to target the country’s unity and stability, suggests the columnist Tareq Al Homayed in the pan- Arab daily Asharq Al Awsat on Monday.
                  The plot was announced following the two terrorist explosions at mosques in Al Qudeeh and Dammam in Saudi Arabia. ISIL issued a statement that shows the extent of its criminal intentions against the kingdom.


                  ISIL’s statement, he noted, declares the organisation’s plans to target Shiites on the Arabian Peninsula, a plan that brings to mind similar statements made by Al Qaeda in the late 1990s.


                  “ISIL’s criminal statement could only mean one thing: their plan is to stoke sectarian strife in Saudi Arabia, plunging the country into turmoil in a bid to serve the interests of many parties,” Al Homayed said.

                  Les mer her.

                  ...mens andre har en litt annen approach. Her fra The Shia Post:




                  Saudi Arabia behind ISIL terrorists: Iraq Cabinet


                  The Iraqi government has once again blamed Saudi Arabia for a rise in bloodshed and terrorist attacks in the country. The Iraqi cabinet said in a statement that Riyadh is supporting and financing the Takfiri militants of the ISIL. The ISIL militants have vowed to continue their raid toward the capital, Baghdad. Al-Maliki has said the country’s security forces would confront the terrorists, calling the seizure of Mosul and some other towns by militants a “conspiracy.” The Iraqi premier has blamed Saudi Arabia and Qatar for the security crisis and growing terrorism in his country, denouncing Riyadh as a major supporter of global terrorism.


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                    Denne artikkelen er publisert av anerkjente Hampshire College med utspring fra denne boken, som du kan kjøpe på Bokkilden for kr 109 og den beskriver hva jeg mener bør få større lys og spalteplass i nyhetsdekningene: #pipelinemanagement - Nemlig kampen om ressursene og hva det egentlig handler om for stormaktene. Her er et lite utdrag:

                    Oil Conflict

                    Conflict over the control of valuable oil supplies has been a persistent feature of international affairs since the beginning of the 20 th century. Such conflict varies in nature, ranging from territorial disputes over the possession of oil-laden border areas to dynastic or factional struggles among the leaders of oil-rich countries to major inter-state wars over the control of vital oil zones. As oil becomes more scarce and valuable, the frequency and severity of such conflict is likely to increase.

                    The close connection between oil and conflict derives from two essential features of petroleum:

                    (1) its vital importance to the economy and military power of nations; and
                    (2) its irregular geographic distribution.


                    Military significance: Petroleum is also a vital factor in the military strength of nations, in that it supplies most of the energy used to power tanks, planes, missiles, ships, armored vehicles, and other instruments of war. Vast amounts of petroleum are consumed in modern combat operations, and so every major power seeks to ensure its access to adequate supplies. (During the 1991 Gulf War, for example, U.S. and allied forces consumed an average of 19 million gallons of oil per day - equivalent to the total daily consumption of Argentina.) Because oil is so vital to the conduct of warfare, its possession has been termed a "national security" matter by the United States and other countries, meaning something that may require the use of military force to protect.

                    Petroleum exports are also extremely lucrative, especially for those producing countries that rely on it as a major source of foreign earnings. According to the Enegry Information Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE), oil exports account for approximately 90-95 percent of Saudi Arabia's foreign earnings, 90-95 percent of Nigeria's, and 80 percent of Iran's.

                    Les mer her.

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                      Smoke billows from a fire at a Houthi-controlled military site after it was hit by a Saudi-led air strike in Sanaa, Yemen, June 3, 2015.
                      Reuters/Mohamed al-Sayaghi


                      Saudi-led alliance launches air strikes on Yemen capital

                      Air strikes by a Saudi-led Arab alliance shook Yemen's capital Sanaa on Wednesday, mainly targeting military bases aligned with the dominant Houthi group, residents said.


                      Houthi officials said there were casualties but gave no further details. Locals saw ambulances racing to the scene. "The ... blasts made me jump out of bed," one man who identified himself as Assem told Reuters by phone. Residents said the war planes launched at least ten strikes north of Sanaa, causing massive explosions.

                      Les mer her.



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                        Dette var nytt for meg. Skjedde under Reagen faktisk...

                        https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/US–S...bia_AWACS_Sale

                        SAUDI AWACS DEAL PASSES $8 BILLION - NYTimes.com

                        "Why Saudi Arabia Needs The AWACS"


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                          Saudi, der altså...

                          TASS: Economy - Saudi Public Investment Fund to invest up to $10 billion in Russian economy


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                            Former Saudi foreign minister Saud al-Faisal dies - Al Jazeera English
                            Odd objects attract fire. You are odd.

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                              Saudi Arabia flexing its muscles in Middle East
                              Saudi Arabia flexing its muscles in Middle East - BBC News

                              Something is stirring in Saudi Arabia. Gone is the historically conservative, don't-rock-the-boat, tip-toeing approach to the big, strategic issues of the Middle East.

                              For the Saudi leadership, this was a seminal moment and a turning point in its dealings with the US.
                              The Saudis felt utterly let down by their long-time American allies. They had been hoping that combined international military action against the Assad regime would finally turn the corner in that country's civil war, removing Iran's only allied Arab ruler, President Assad, and replacing him with a Sunni-led government.
                              When this did not happen, the senior Saudi princes and decision-makers resolved that, from then on, they would have to take matters into their own hands.


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                                Saudi Arabia oil price war is backfiring - Business Insider

                                Asia has been one of the biggest cash cows for Saudi Arabia, and there have already been some cuts in some of the most crucial markets. India, which was earlier importing most of its crude oil from Saudi Arabia, is now changing its strategy and buying more crude oil from Nigeria, Iraq, Mexico, and Venezuela.

                                This made the Saudis blink, and they started offering discounts on their medium- and heavy-grade crude oil to Asian customers. And, in a latest development, the Saudis are now trying to defend their market share as they have only marginally increased the price of the crude oil they sell to Asia, contrary to industry forecasts.




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                                  Bare en påminnelse, uten familien bin Saud hadde vi ikke hatt Wahhabismen, AQ og ISIS/Daesh. Uheldigvis var Tyrkene på feil side i første verdenskrig, så vi (vesten), ble "venner" med det verste som finns i midt østen dvs Wahhabisterne, og vi har så i nesten hundre år gjort vårt beste for å styrke disse galningene.
                                  Minsk, det nye Utopia

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                                    #18
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                                    Kommentar til tidligere post.

                                    Familien Saud er hovedproblemet vedrørende radikal islamisme, så lenge man ikke tar tak i det problemet, så hjelper det lite å behandle symptommer.
                                    Minsk, det nye Utopia

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                                      The 'Decisive Storm' coalition

                                      Saudi Arabia, along with 9 other countries, launched a military operation against the Houthi militia. Gulf States - with the exception of Oman - are providing military support.

                                      Kilde: Al Arabiya News.



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                                      Den saudiarabiaske forsvarsministeren Mohammad bin Salman (høyre) og kronprins Mohammed bin Nayef er her avbildet under en briefing om Jemen-angrepene i militærets kommandosenter i mars. Foto: Reuters/Saudi Press Agency/NTB Scanpix
                                      DN:
                                      Åpner for 44-milliarders missilsalg til Saudi-Arabia


                                      Av Heljar Havnes

                                      - Saudi-Arabia kjøper ikke bare våpen, det kjøper innflytelse, sier BI-professor. Landet brukte 655 milliarder kroner på våpenimport i 2014.

                                      Det amerikanske utenriksdepartementet godkjente onsdag muligheten for å selge missiler av typen PAC-3 til det saudiarabiske forsvaret. Det bekrefter Pentagon onsdag, ifølge nyhetsbyrået Reuters.

                                      Les hele artikkelen her.



                                      Saudi Arabia's 5 Most Lethal Weapons of War

                                      For Saudi Arabia, the conservative Gulf kingdom whose number one priority in the region is to keep the status quo, it’s hard not to come to the conclusion that the entire Middle East is on the fire. Indeed, if Saudi Arabia resembled a giant mansion in the middle of the neighborhood, the rest of the street would be littered with abandoned houses and empty lots. In other words, the neighborhood outside the Kingdom doesn’t look good at the moment, and King Salman bin Abdulaziz knows it.

                                      With Syria largely split among what is left of the Assad regime and dozens of Islamist factions, Iraq in the middle of its own large-scale war with ISIL, Yemen in a state of civil war, and ISIL launching sporadic terrorist attacks on mosques and police officers in the Kingdom itself, King Salman’s number one job is ensuring that the Saudi armed forces have the equipment and support that they need. To that effect, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques is doing his job quite well.

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                                        Hun ber Saudi Arabia bli mindre avhengig av olje


                                        IMF ønsker at det oljeproduserende landet skal redusere sin avhengighet av olje og skape nye jobber i andre sektorer.

                                        Som følge av fallende oljepriser og bruk av Saudi Arabias oppsparte reserver, ber det internasjonale pengefondet om at landet gjennomfører finanspolitiske endringer og diversifiserer seg vekk fra sin avhengighet til olje, kommer det frem av en pressemelding fra fondet.

                                        Landet burde revurdere endringer av energisubsidier og statlige lønninger, ekspandere inntekter fra forretning ikke relatert til olje og foreslå en merverdiavgift og eiendomsskatt, kommer det blant annet frem av meldingen.

                                        Saudi Arabia har allerede utstedt obligasjoner for nesten 10 milliarder dollar i juli og august for å fylle gapet i nasjonalbudsjettet og planlegger å fortsette med det.

                                        Les hele artikkelen her.

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                                          Stratfor:
                                          Saudi Arabia's Answer to the Iran Deal

                                          July 31, 2015




                                          As a result, Saudi Arabia has been pursuing closer relations with Hamas for months now. Despite numerous obstacles to repairing their relationship, Hamas needs a financial backer and Saudi Arabia has the funds to help. And by choosing to support Hamas now, Saudi Arabia demonstrates its broader, regional concern with the spread of the Islamic State and proves that it is an influential player in the Levant. These kinds of pragmatic relationships are the inevitable product of the U.S.-Iran reconciliation and represent an illustrative microcosm of what overall Saudi strategy will look like in the coming months and years.

                                          Les hele artikkelen her.



                                          Stratfor:
                                          Conversation: Shifting Alliances in the Middle East

                                          Now clearly Saudi Arabia has traditionally been an opponent of Iran. How do you think their thinking has changed without having the U.S. to sort of act as a counterbalance against Iranian ambitions in the region?
                                          Les artikkel og se video her.

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                                            Stratfor:
                                            Saudi Arabia and Iran Compete Over a Destabilized Middle East



                                            From Saudi Arabia's perspective, Iran is a large Persian country sitting at the easternmost edge of the Middle East, from where it projects power across the Arab world by manipulating and exploiting the region's Shiite communities and other minorities. The Saudis are mostly members of the Salafist movement (a subset of the Sunni branch that is highly sectarian), which only increases their suspicions about Tehran's overall intent. Quite simply, the Saudis see the Shia as deviants trying to undermine Islam.


                                            Saudi Arabia hoped that the civil war in Syria would strike a critical blow against Iranian influence in the region. Instead, the conflict has created more problems for Riyadh. Similarly, the expectation that the emergence of the Islamic State would undermine Iranian influence in Iraq and the Levant has proven false. Instead, the group has threatened the Saudis, who have already been had to deal with al Qaeda's influence on the domestic and regional front.

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                                              #23
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                                              "A teenager who was arrested in 2012 for taking part in an anti-government protest in Saudi Arabia will be crucified and beheaded after his latest appeal was dismissed.
                                              Ali Mohammed al-Nimr was apprehended aged 17 after a closed trial found him guilty of encouraging pro-democracy protests using his Blackberry. "

                                              Ali Mohammed Al-Nimr Sentenced To Crucifixion In Saudi Arabia For Attending Pro-Democracy Protest

                                              En viktig alliert fortsetter i kjent middelsldersstill.
                                              Minsk, det nye Utopia

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                                                #24
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                                                Saudi Arabia court gives death penalty to man who renounced his Muslim faith - Telegraph

                                                Samme ulla som IS bare at de tar seg tid til en "rettsak" først.

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                                                  Saudi har en del tap i sitt krig i Yemen. Ikke relatert til bildet, men idag skal dem ha mistet både en general og oberst inne på eget territorium.
                                                  Minsk, det nye Utopia

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                                                    #26
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                                                    Kupprykten i Saudi.
                                                    Minsk, det nye Utopia

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                                                      #27
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                                                      Opprinnelig skrevet av lukman Vis post
                                                      Kupprykten i Saudi.
                                                      Kilde?

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                                                        #28
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                                                        Flere gode "venner av Saudi" kjører litt kupp-kampanje nå.

                                                        SputnikNews:

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                                                        Trouble in the Kingdom: Dissident Prince Calls for Saudi Palace Coup


                                                        A senior Saudi prince has launched an extraordinary call to overthrow the leader of Saudi Arabia, King Salman, saying that his poor management of the state, along with dropping oil prices, the war in Yemen and the recent Hajj tragedy in Mecca is leading the country down the path of ruin.

                                                        The prince, one of the grandsons of the state’s founder, Abdulaziz Ibn Saud, was quoted by the Guardian saying that many within the Saudi royal family, and in turn the wider public, were unhappy with King Salman, who acceded the throne in January.

                                                        Trouble in the Kingdom: Dissident Prince Calls for Saudi Palace Coup


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                                                        Most Saudi royals back coup against King Salman

                                                        A Saudi prince says 80 percent of the royal family support his call for a palace coup d'état against Saudi Arabia’s ruler, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, along with his two anointed successors.

                                                        “It is best for the country for King Salman to step down as well. We cannot take sick people in top leadership,” the grandson of Abdulaziz Ibn Saud, the state’s founder, told Britain's The Times daily.

                                                        PressTV-Most Saudi royals favor coup: Prince

                                                        MERK: PressTV er drevet av regimet i Iran

                                                        Verdt å merke seg at regimet i Iran er "relativt" ute etter Saudi nå om dagen etter den katastrofale pilegrimsferden som gikk dårlig nylig.

                                                        The New York Times har sin timeline for Saudi Arabia her.

                                                        #saudiarabia #russland #iran #kupp

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                                                          #29
                                                          Sv: Fokus: Saudi-Arabia - Et tvilsomt vennskap? Midt-Østen

                                                          Det er vel britisk presse som startet. De Saudiske prisene er glade i fest og fyll i London, og noen hadde snakket med pressen.
                                                          Minsk, det nye Utopia

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                                                            #30
                                                            Sv: Fokus: Saudi-Arabia - Et tvilsomt vennskap? Midt-Østen

                                                            Sett, men ikke overraskende kjører Saudi-vennene på. Har ikke fått gravd meg ned i materien, men at britisk presse fanger opp dette raskt er kanskje ikke så rart med tanke på det store Saudi-miljøet i London. Dog ikke første gang "kupp" + "saudi" er oppe, og med et realtivt komplisert og velfylt fiendebilde, blir det interessant å se hva effekten av disse ryktene blir.

                                                            Keep up digging, chief-@lukman!

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