Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Saudi Intelligence Chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan Assassinated?

If true, this is huge.

There are a number of reports coming from the Middle East saying that the new Saudi Chief of Intelligence Prince Bandar bin Sultan was assassinated a few days ago in an explosion. The assassination reportedly occurred July 23rd, just a few days after he was appointed.

Iran's official PRESS-TV bureau has the same story.

The perpetrator is said to be Syria, in revenge for the bombing in Damascus which killed several high ranking Syrian officials. My guess is that it was more likely to have been Hezbollah or the Iranians themselves, perhaps the Qods Force. As you may remember, the Iranians have been behind similar operations before in the Kingdom, during the Haj. And of course, the Khobar Towers bombing.

Bandar was not only the Kingdom's intel chief, he was a high ranking member of the Saudi ruling family. He was the son of Prince Sultan ( defense minister from 1963 until his death in 2011) and of a slave. he also served as Saudi ambassador to the US from 1983 until 2005, and was so close to the Bush family that his nickname among them was 'Bandar Bush'.

He reportedly received his promotion to intel chief for planning and executing the Damascus bombing. As I've mentioned, The Saudis and Qataris are bankrolling the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood rebellion.

Official sources in Saudi Arabia are refusing to confirm of deny this, which leads me to believe it might very well be true.

More on this as it comes in.


B.Poster said...

Essentially this a Sunni/Shia fight that we simply have no interest in. As someone once said about the Iran/Iraq war, its a pity they both can't lose. The same thing applies here. Both Sunni and Shia Arabs are bitter enemies of America. Maybe they will tear each other apart. Also, since Russia is closely allied with Syria, perhaps Russia will suffer the political/military equivelant of a black eye. All im all that would be a good thing.

While we've largely been pawns of the Saudis and the Sunnis for the most part, we've managed to mostly stay out of this one so far. WE should put as much distance between ourselves and this as we possibly can.

Nothing good can come from our invovlement. Sunni and Shis Arabs hate us more than they hate each other. As such, it would not take much to unify them into a cohesive unit against us. So far, they'd rather fight each other simply because we are less accessible. Lets keep it this way!! Also, if the Sunni and Shia tear one another apart it seems likely this would be good for Israel too.

Anonymous said...

You could have titled this ''Panic in Riyadh.''