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Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the world’s richest men, was reportedly arrested in Saudi Arabia on Saturday. CreditIshara S.Kodikara/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

LONDON — Saudi Arabia announced the arrest on Saturday night of the prominent billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, plus at least 10 other princes, four ministers and tens of former ministers.

The announcement of the arrests was made over Al Arabiya, the Saudi-owned satellite network whose broadcasts are officially approved. Prince Alwaleed’s arrest is sure to send shock waves both through the kingdom and the world’s major financial centers. (His worth dropped 10% on that announcement. His aunt from mother side Leila Solh, a Lebanese, is in charge of catering for caritative and health institutions in Lebanon)

Al Walid controls the investment firm Kingdom Holding and is one of the world’s richest men, owning or having owned major stakes in News Corp, Citigroup, Apple, Twitter and many other well-known companies. The prince also controls satellite television networks watched across the Arab world.

The sweeping campaign of arrests appears to be the latest move to consolidate the power of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the favorite son and top adviser of King Salman.

At 32, the crown prince is already the dominant voice in Saudi military, foreign, economic and social policies, stirring murmurs of discontent in the royal family that he has amassed too much personal power, and at a remarkably young age.

The king had decreed the creation of a powerful new anti-corruption committee, headed by the crown prince, only hours before the committee ordered the arrests.

Al Arabiya said that the anti-corruption committee has the right to investigate, arrest, ban from travel, or freeze the assets of anyone it deems corrupt.

The Ritz Carlton hotel in Riyadh, the de facto royal hotel, was evacuated on Saturday, stirring rumors that it would be used to house detained royals. The airport for private planes was closed, arousing speculation that the crown prince was seeking to block rich businessmen from fleeing before more arrests.

Prince Alwaleed was giving interviews to the Western news media as recently as late last month about subjects like so-called crypto currencies and Saudi Arabia’s plans for a public offering of shares in its state oil company, Aramco.

He has also recently sparred publicly with President Donald J. Trump. The prince was part of a group of investors who bought control of the Plaza Hotel in New York from Mr. Trump, and he also bought an expensive yacht from him as well.

But in a twitter message in 2015 the prince called Mr. Trump “a disgrace not only to the GOP but to all America.”

Mr. Trump fired back, also on Twitter, that “Dopey Prince @Alwaleed_Talal wants to control our U.S. politicians with daddy’s money.

As president, Mr. Trump has developed a warm, mutually supportive relationship with the ascendant crown prince, who has rocketed from near obscurity in recent years to taking control of the country’s most important functions.

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At 32, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is already the dominant voice in Saudi military, foreign, economic and social policies. CreditFayez Nureldine/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

But his swift rise has also divided Saudis.

Many applaud his vision, crediting him with addressing the economic problems facing the kingdom and laying out a plan to move beyond its dependence on oil.

Others see him as brash, power-hungry and inexperienced, and they resent him for bypassing his elder relatives and concentrating so much power in one branch of the family.

At least three senior White House officials, including the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, were reportedly in Saudi Arabia last month for meetings that were undisclosed at the time. (Navigating between Tel Aviv and Riyadh for fine tuning a nasty screenplay in the region)

Before sparring with Mr. Trump, Prince Alwaleed was publicly rebuffed by Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, who rejected his $10 million donation for the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York because the prince had also criticized American foreign policy.

As powerful as the billionaire is, he is something of an outsider within the royal family — not a dissident, but an unusually outspoken figure on a variety of issues. He openly supported women driving long before the kingdom said it would grant them the right to do so, and he has long employed women in his orbit.

In 2015 he pledged to donate his fortune of $32 billion to charity after his death.

It was unclear Saturday whether Saudi Arabia’s corruption committee might seek to confiscate any of his assets.

Saudi Arabia is an executive monarchy without a written Constitution or independent government institutions like a Parliament or courts, so accusations of corruption are difficult to evaluate.

The boundaries between the public funds and the wealth of the royal family are murky at best, and corruption, as other countries would describe it, is believed to be widespread.

The arrests came a few hours after the king replaced the minister in charge of the Saudi national guard, Prince Mutaib bin Abdullah (Mot3eb), who controlled the last of the 3 Saudi armed forces not yet considered to be under control of the crown prince.

The king named Crown Prince Mohammed the minister of defense in 2015.

Earlier this year, the king removed Prince Mohammed bin Nayef as head of the interior ministry (the first candidate for succession to the throne), placing him under house arrest and extending the crown prince’s influence over the interior ministry’s troops, which act as a second armed force.

(After this arrest, clans from royal rivals attacked and invested the Royal Palace in Jedda. And for 40 days, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman went in seclusion and out of public appearances to cool down the political climate. He is back with resolved revenge)

Rumors have swirled since then that King Salman and his favorite son would soon move against Prince Mutaib, commander of the third armed force and himself a former contender for the crown.

Note: Before I read this article, I posted these comments on FB and twitter

The activities in Saudi Kingdom are implying an internal palace coup d’etat by families of late king Abdullah.

Lebanon Saad Hariri PM was summoned to Riyadh and forced to video-read a resignation statement. This move was to rob him of any diplomatic immunity and be submitted to investigation  by Saudi Kingdom

If there were communication interference on Saad Hariri by USA/Israel, it is Not probably to assassinate him as they did to his father Rafic in 2005, but to discover any communications with the comploters in Saudi Kingdom

This cycle of internal palace coups occurs occasionally. The first coup was performed on Saud ibn Abdul Azir (second monarch) who removed his brothers from power and placed his sons in key positions and opened up Saudi Kingdom to a more liberal system.

 

 

 

Swapping wives among monarchs and Emirs: This is what Al Saud tribe does best

It is all done within the Wahhabi religious sect forms: The monarch or an emir from Al Saud divorces his wife and marry her to his brother and then may reclaim his former wife…

Just a lengthy game of having fun with women, getting tired of a woman, missing her, reclaiming her…

Who is to account or blame? For example,:

1. The founder of this dynasty in Saudi Arabia, Abdel Aziz bin Saud bin Mordachai, married Hossat and then married her to his brother Muhammad bin Abdel Rahman. Hossat gave birth to Abdullah and a daughter.

The monarch discovered that Hossat is getting prettier and remarried her from his brother. Hossat gave birth to a large litter who became monarchs and respected Emirs, called the Sudari branch in the royal big family.

Hossat gave birth to:

1. late monarch Fahd

2. Current monarch Selman

3. The vice defense minister and aeronautic Sultan bin Abdel Azir

4. The former interior minister Ahmad bin Abdul Rahman

5. The late Nayef who was appointed as second in line

6. Turky II

The famous billionaire Al Walid bin Talal emulated this Wahhabi royal pass time and customs: He gave up his first wife Asma bin Aydan to his cousin Abdul Aziz, the son of his “uncle” Fahd. He remarried Amira , the sister of his first wife, and received %25 million in endowment. He sent his totally illiterate second wife to Paris for a full year in order to learn the etiquette.

Our late PM billionaire, Rafic Hariri, made his fortune in Saudi Arabia and gave away his Iraqi wife to the monarch Fahd. He  married Nazek Awdeh, the wife of one of his employee. The first wife gave Rafic Baha2 and Saad. Saad was appointed Lebanon PM and leader of the Moustakbal Sunni movement

Note 1: When Abdel Aziz seized power over Mecca and Medina in April 1926, he ordered his troops to destroy all the tombs and shrines of the Prophet companions , wives and daughters in Medina. He was about to erase the Prophet tomb and mosque when an uproar in Egypt and India stopped him in his tracks.  This plan was re-ignited lately, 80 years later, to demolish the mosque under which the Prophet is supposedly buried, remove the corpse and bury it in an anonymous location.
The Wahhabi sect believe it an abomination to visit and pray over tombs and shrines. This is what exactly the Wahhabi extremist terrorist ISIS is doing in Iraq, Syria, Libya and anywhere they get hold of territories.
Note 2: The founder of the Wahhabi sect had a Jewish father. No wonder that the Saudi dynasty had close ties to the Zionist movement since 1920 and later with Israel.
Note 3: The British empire supported continuously the Wahhabi tribes with money and weapons since the 18th century in order to destabilize the Ottoman empire in Iraq and Syria. Britain had an eye on Yemen and the Arabic/Persia Gulf.

تبادل الزوجات في مضارب آل سعود
طوني حداد

من يقرأ تاريخ ال سعود يلحظ ان هذه الظاهرة ( ظاهرة تبادل الزوجات ) منتشرة بينهم وتتم عملية التبادل علنا بعد ان تضفى عليها الشرعية من خلال طلاق وزواج شكلي … فعندما تزوج مؤسس المملكة عبد العزيز ال سعود من “حصّة” بنت احمد بن محمد السديري اكتفى منها ثم أهداها لأخيه الأمير محمد بن عبد الرحمن الذي تزوجها وأنجب منها الامير عبدالله وشقيقته …
عندما اصبحت حصّة زوجة لاخيه ( احلوّت ) في عينية فقام باستردادها من اخيه ( طلاق وزواج شكلي ) … وبفضل حصّة هذه أصبحت عشيرتها تعتبر من عشائر الشيوخ في السعودية بعد ان كانت كمّا مهملا من اللصوص وقطّاع الطرق البدو وأصبح ابن عمها أهم صحفي سعودي -أنتو أكبر القدر-..
حصة السديري في زواجها الثاني من عبد العزيز انجبت ابناء يعرفون باسم:
( السديريون السبعة ) وهم:
الملك الحالي سلمان بن عبد العزيز .
الملك المتوفي فهد بن عبد العزيز آل سعود الملك السابق.
الأمير المتوفي سلطان بن عبد العزيز آل سعود ولي العهد السابق.
الأمير عبد الرحمن بن عبد العزيز آل سعود نائب وزير الدفاع والطيران السابف.
الأمير تركي الثاني بن عبد العزيز آل سعود زوج الاميرة هند الفاسي المغربية.
الأمير المتوفي نايف بن عبد العزيز آل سعود ولي العهد الأسبق.
الأمير أحمد بن عبد العزيز آل سعود وزير الداخلية السابق.
أعاد الملياردير الأمير الوليد بن طلال وابن عمه الأمير عبد العزيز بن فهد سيرة جدهما الكبير … فقاما بتبادل للزوجات ايضا كما ذكرنا أعلاه …
بدأ العملية الوليد بن طلال الذي تزوج من ( اسماء بنت عيدان بن نايف بن سحمي الطويل العصيمي العتيبي ) وبعد ذلك( احلوّت ) اسماء في عيون ابن عمه الامير عبد العزيز بن فهد … الوليد تنازل لابن عمه عن اسماء فطلقها ليتزوجها عبد العزيز … وحتى يكتمل الفيلم الجنسي تزوج الوليد من اختها ( اميرة ) فيكون بذلك قد تزوج بنات العائلة كلها ( عائلة عيدان بن نايف )!
لا نعرف مهر أسماء الاول – عندما تزوجها الوليد – او مقدار مهرها الثاني – بعد ان تسلمها منه ابن عمه عبد العزيز “جيّرها له” – ولكننا نعرف على وجه اليقين أن مهر اختها ( اميرة ) كان خمسة وعشرين مليون دولار-كما ذكرت صحيفة الوطن السعودية- وقدأرسلها الوليد قبل الزواج منها الى فرنسا لمدة سنة كاملة لتعلم الاتكيت وفن التعامل مع المجتمعات الراقية لانها تنتمي لعائلة بدوية من بدو نجد وبالكاد كانت تعرف نطق اسمها …
و طالما سيرة “الدعارة الشرعيّة” انفتحت فلا ننسى “ساكن الضريح” اللبناني السعودي..
فرفيق الحريري تنازل عن زوجته الاولى العراقية -والدة بهاء وسعد- للملك فهد … وتزوج من نازك عودة وهي فلسطينية أردنية كانت زوجة موظف كان يعمل في شركات الحريري الذي بدوره تنازل عنها لرفيق الحريري مقابل مبلغ مرقوم وأصبح اسمها نازك الحريري بدلا من نازك عودة..
تاريخ آل سعود أبناء “موردخاي”تاريخُ داعر شاذ ..عقولهم تحت سراويلهم الداخلية ..زيجاتهم “تعريص مقنّع بالشرع”, قطعان من رعاعٍ همج , فورة النفط أخفت أذنابهم داخل عباءاتهم النتنة وجعلتهم -شكلاً- بشراً..هم البهائم الأعراب الذين وصفهم سبحانه وتعالى بقوله:
“أشد كفراً ونفاقاً”..
حثالة المخلوقات قاطبة..سلالة أبالسة من الأوباش المجرمين الدمويين.
والخازوق أنّ هؤلاء السفلة وسخ التاريخ نصّبوا أنفسهم مبشرين بالجرية والديمقراطية وحقوق الانسان وقادوا أكبر كذبة وجريمة في تاريخ العرب “الربيع العربي”..
ويخوضون اليوم حربهم المدمّرة القذرة ضد سورية واليمن صاحبتا الحضارة التي تمتدّ الى ماقبل التاريخ..
صدق من قال:
“أفصح ماتكون القحباء حين تحاضر بالعفاف”

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April 4, 2007

Al-Walid Bin Talal

The multi-billionaire (over 25 billion dollars) and one of the richest men in Forbes Al-Walid bin Talal was about seven when his parents separated before divorcing in 1969; his grandfathers were Abdel Aziz Seoud, the founder of the Saudi Kingdom, and the first Prime Minister of Lebanon Riad Al-Solh.

Al- Walid stayed with him mother Mona Al-Solh in Beirut while his younger brother and sister remained in Ryad with their father Talal. He moved between Ryad and Beirut and was constantly running away from school; he was not a studious student but bright and barely managed to graduate from high school.

At the age of 13 his father enrolled him at the Royal Military Academy and Al-Walid wrote to the King Faisal: “The Royal family has 5,000 princes and princesses and I think you Highness wouldn’t mind ignoring me and reducing the number to 4999”. Consequently, Al-Walid was allowed to return to Beirut and continue his study in Lebanon.

Al-Walid intended to join the International College in Beirut but the civil war in Lebanon in 1975 drove him to California; he studied business administration in Menlo College at Atherton and finished his BA within two and half-year, got married there and had a son before returning to Saudi Arabia in 1979.

His dad gave him $30,000 to start a company and a house that he mortgaged with City Bank for $300,000.  Within 10 years he saved one $billion from Real Estates, contracting, and taking shares in companies that invested in Saudi Arabia during the oil boom. Al-Walid is divorced and has a son and a daughter and owns first class hotels all around the world and shares in Euro-Disney and Citigroup and many other banks and construction companies.

When Saddam Hussein of Iraq invaded Kuwait many Saudis got scared and sold their prime Real Estates in the capital Ryad for the third of their values and Al-Walid was taker because he knew that Saddam could not win and the war would be over within two months.

Al-Walid wrote to Warren Buffet, the second richest man in the world and the most famous investor of Berkshire Hathaway with headquarter in Omaha, Nebraska saying: “I am thrilled that The New York Times is labeling me the Arabic Warren Buffet”, and Warren replied: “Instead of calling me the Oracle of Omaha, the citizen are labeling me The American Al-Walid”.

Al-Walid invested in the food business and acquired “Al 3azizieh Bendeh” and “Safoula” and owned 80% of the kitchen oil, 90% of the sugar, and 40% of the chain food in the Saudi market.  Then he merged the Saudi-Egyptian bank with his own bank and then acquired the Saudi-American bank before salvaging Citigroup bank which is truly international in the banking business with branches in over 100 countries.  The US Federal Reserve lingered for 14 months to permit Al-Walid to own more than 10% of Citigroup; by this time Al-Walid sold 5% of his shares to be within the 10% mark.

The next step was to invest in hotel management and acquired controlling shares in the San Francisco based Fremont and Four Seasons, then the Plaza in New York, then George V in Paris, the Euro Disney and built his 303 meters high Kingdom Tower in Riyad.  Al-Walid diversified his portfolio to include high-tech industries, communication, publishing, and radio and television enterprises such as News Corporation, Apple Computers, America On Line, and Motorola among others.  When the Asian market crashed in 1997 Al-Walid directed his investment there, especially in South Korea, Malasia, and Singapore and bought substantial shares in Hyundai and Daewoo.

These are two examples of Al-Walid’s heavy schedules for keeping with the appointments. At 9 am, Al-Walid head for Le Bourge airport where his private plane Boeing 767, painted beige and green, is waiting to fly him to Amsterdam; he made sure for double security to hire another small plane at the expense of $30,000 a day to follow his entourage of 30 professional of body guards, private physician the Lebanese Jihad Sa3d 3awkal, head appointment scheduler the Lebanese Robert Hajj, telecommunication specialist the Algerian Ra2ouf 3aboud, private barber and so on.

Within an hour, the Saudi Ambassador was waiting to welcome the Emir and the file of limousines headed straight to the Palace of Sedgwick for a meeting with the Dutch Prince Bernard. Then Al-Walid rode to Nieuwegein to meet with the managers of Ballast Nedam. The file of limousines then drove to La Hayes where the Minister of Habitation was to present him with a medal in the name of the Queen then Al-Walid was at the Rotterdam airport and off at 4 pm to Dublin where he was to meet with the Prime Minister and at 6 he was flying to Exeter in Western Great Britain where he was to attend a conference organized by the department of Arab-Islamic studies.

At 9:30 his private jet took off and landed at Stan sand airport and Al-Walid was in London Four Seasons at 11:15 for another two appointments. At 1:30 Al-Walid ordered to rent the whole movie theater so that his entourage could watch a movie of their choice.

Al-Walid does not go to bed before the Morning Prayer and thus he spends his time reading the financial newspapers and magazines printed from the internet and take a fast stroll in the neighborhood before the prayer. The Prince barely needs five hours of sleep to be up and ready the next day.

The other example, the next morning Al-Walid drove to Windsor to attend the polo game where Prince Charles was playing in a team and the Queen and Al-Walid presented the trophy and the check. At 8:05 he was at the Four Seasons for another round of appointments.  The next morning they flew to Geneva where he visited the “Hotel Des Bergues” on his list of purchase and renovation, walked to the hospital Ginoli to visit with his uncle Mesh3al then flew at 9:30 p.m. to Pisa in Italy and was at Florence by midnight to celebrate the 21st birthday of his daughter Reem.  At 1:30 Al-Walid was back to Pisa to board his plane back to Paris when he decided to visit the leaning tower with his entourage of twenty individuals.

Most of the chairmen of the International investment ventures of the Al-Walid are Jews such as Michael Eisner of Disney, Isadore Sharp of the Four Seasons, Sandy Will of Citigroup, Paul Richman of “Canary Warf”, Bill Fat of the “Fremont”, and Robert Murdoch of the “News Corporation”. 

All these powerful men acknowledge having relationship with the State of Israel though they are not Zionists. It is interesting to ask them how much they actually contribute to the State of Israel and through which channels; As far as I am concerned, when you financially contribute to the State that is oppressing the Palestinians and preventing them to have their own sustainable State and refusing to abide by the UN resolution 193 for the returns of the Palestinian refugees to their original villages and towns, then you are a de-facto Zionists.

I understand that Jews feel the moral obligation to support the State of Israel but if they are truly moral then they should support the rights of the Palestinians to a descent life and a State of their own and the end of the archaic British laws to detain Palestinians without due trials. I also understand that there is no way out to deal with Jews when doing business on an International scale but we have to agree that the balance is heavily skewed toward Zionism, because if Al-Walid is participating for 5% in the shares of a few of these multinational companies, the influential Jews have over 50% of the shares and managing and directing these multinationals.

Al-Walid is active in providing charity to individuals and establishments.  When he is resting in the desert he receives over 3,000 bedouins line up for monetary aids by presenting him with their request on pieces of papers.  The former headquarter of his business Empire was relegated to his charity section where thousands crowd the street, waiting their turn for the checks.  On Ramadan, Al-Walid visit on Sundays around 11 p.m. the poor sections of the capital Ryad and distribute envelopes containing $1350 for each house.  He had been aiding Africa with health care clinics and centers of immunology against the most common diseases.

In Lebanon, he appointed his aunt Layla Al-Solh to methodically open, renovate and aid the hospitals in the remote regions; actually, the Al-Walid Charity organization in Lebanon is so active that rarely you watch the evening news without pictures of Layla cutting ribbons and receiving honorary plaques.

Dina Abdul Azziz Jokhadar is the executive of his palace which is constituted of 317 rooms, have 500 TV sets, 400 telephones, two Olympic indoor swimming pools, a state of the art gymnasium, a theater for 45 spectators, a kitchen that can serve one thousand guests, and 12 lifts.

Al-Walid uses his yacht for 3 weeks, which is moored in front of the Carlton in Cannes; he is purchasing a jumbo Boeing 747 which might cost him over $80 millions just for the redesign of the interior.

Note 1:  The aunt of Al-Walid from his mother side, the Lebanese Layla Solh, is running his philanthropic activities in Lebanon.  Almost every day, Layla is celebrating the opening of a facility everywhere in Lebanon related to medical facilities, modern medical equipment, educational institutions, health institutions, old people retirement communities…

If every billionaire in Lebanon appoints an energetic and well-intentioned executor for the benefit of all Lebanese then, we don’t need governments or Parliaments to siphon our wealth to their own pockets

Note 2: This December 2013, al Walid fucked it up big time: He refuses any nuclear deal with Iran (the same strategy as Israel) and want the sectarian war (funded by Saudi Arabia) between Sunnis and Shias to go on for ever… Live in an ignorant environment and become one. Al Walid must vacate Saudi Arabia for an entire decade, if he is to be respected…


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