On Saturday, US President Donald Trump publicly appealed to Saudi oil giant ARAMCO to list a 5% share which the Saudis decided to sell owing to low oil prices & a depressed Saudi economy.
ARAMCO was “officially” nationalized in the 1970’s, but is still controlled by what I call the Four Horsemen of oil – Royal Dutch/Shell, Exxon Mobil, Chevron Texaco & BP Amoco – and, ultimately, their bankers.
That same day, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) had 11 Saudi Princes detained, announcing over the weekend that they would face corruption trials. All detained were members of the Sudairi Seven branch of the royal family, descended from Saudi founder King Abdulaziz and his favorite wife Hussa bint Ahmed Al Sudairi.
The most prominent of the bunch, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, is a majority owner of global banking behemoth Citigroup, formed through a series of 1990’s mergers involving Citibank, Discover, Travellers, Salman Brothers & others.
bin Talal is also the 2nd largest shareholder – to Rupert Murdoch – in News Corporation, parent of both Fox News and the Wall Street Journal. I have written previously that Fox News appears to be a joint PsyOp between Israel (Murdoch) and Saudi Arabia (bin Talal) to intentionally dumb down the American people. The latter-mentioned rag serves much the same function.
In September King Salman cracked down on critics of the regime. He had already shaken up his economic and military cabinet, all the while ratcheting up the bombardment of Ansar Allah Houthi rebels in Yemen.
Also on Saturday, while Trump was groveling before ARAMCO and MBS was shelving princes at the Ritz-Carlton, Ansar Allah fired a missile at the Riyadh airport. The Saudis say they shot it down, then blamed Iran.
But the theatre wasn’t over yet.
On a visit to Saudi Arabia, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri suddenly resigned in a live television address. Hariri claimed his life was in danger and again pointed the finger at Iran’s growing influence in the region.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry responded that, “Hariri’s resignation was coordinated with US President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia’s Prince Mohammed bin Salman.”
Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah stated, “The resignation was a Saudi decision…Hariri was told and forced to do so.”
By the next day, the Saudis had turned their hawkish rhetoric on Lebanon, saying Lebanon had, in voting for a majority Hezbollah parliament, “declared war on Saudi Arabia”.
Then on Monday the Saudis announced a blockade of Yemen, which will halt all UN relief in a nation where 13,000 civilians have died, cholera is rampant and many are now facing starvation due to the US-backed Saudi bombing there.
What really has the US and its puppet MBS riled up is that the British/Israeli/US/Saudi grip over the region is slipping rapidly. After Iraqi troops reclaimed northern Iraq from the CIA’s Kurd buddies, it was a rout.
Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and now even Qatar and Turkey have formed a unified front backed by Russian military force to defeat the fake Islamists created by Western intelligence and to divide the Arab people and steal their oil.
Israel and Saudi Arabia have always served as neo-colonial lynchpins the this regional Four Horsemen Rothschild/Rockefeller oil grab. The British Crown established this via the 1917 Balfour Declaration and the 1927 Treaty of Jeddah.
The routing of ISIS and Peshmerga mercenaries in Iraq and Syria means that those days are coming to an end. And the Saudi paymasters are nervous.
Dean Henderson is the author of five books: Big Oil & Their Bankers in the Persian Gulf: Four Horsemen, Eight Families & Their Global Intelligence, Narcotics & Terror Network, The Grateful Unrich: Revolution in 50 Countries, Das Kartell der Federal Reserve, Stickin’ it to the Matrix & The Federal Reserve Cartel. You can subscribe free to his weekly Left Hook column @www.hendersonlefthook.wordpress.com