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    Re: Saudi King Abdullah dies aged 91

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    Arab dictators rarely do. Still better than ISIS though.
    And if a civil war breaks out and chaos ensues, you think ISIL will say "Oh no, we cannot cross a line on a map?"

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    Re: Saudi King Abdullah dies aged 91

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    and you are looking in the wrong direction. ISIL is recruiting to build a foothold in Afghanistan and is possibly already in Pakistan forming local militias as well. NOt everything is about effing Israel and their "we will nuke em" BS.
    ISIS has clearly stated what they will do to Israel. I believe they will try. And yes, Im well aware that ISIL is in Africa, and other parts of asia as well.

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    Re: Saudi King Abdullah dies aged 91

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    And if a civil war breaks out and chaos ensues, you think ISIL will say "Oh no, we cannot cross a line on a map?"
    No, and I have stated as much.

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    Re: Saudi King Abdullah dies aged 91

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    22 January 2015 - Last updated at 18:25 ET
    BBC News - Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies

    Saudi King Abdullah dies aged 91
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    Apparently to be succeeded by Aziz.
    Oil price and other issues.
    Just to clarify he's being succeeded by Salman. Aziz is the familial surname that Abdullah and all of his brothers carry as sons of Abdulaziz more commonly known as Ibn Saud.

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    Re: Saudi King Abdullah dies aged 91

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    And now comes the civil war....

    I heard several weeks ago somewhere there were already people jockeying for control.
    Highly unlikely. The fact that Prince Salman, sorry... King Salman openly declared that Prince Muqrin will become Crown Prince and his heir is a sign that there has already been at least a medium term agreement on succession and control of the throne. For those who are unaware Salman is from the Sudairi faction of the family and Muqrin is (was) a member of the Abdullah faction of the family.

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    Re: Saudi King Abdullah dies aged 91

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    Just to clarify he's being succeeded by Salman. Aziz is the familial surname that Abdullah and all of his brothers carry as sons of Abdulaziz more commonly known as Ibn Saud.
    Already 'Clarified'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    As well as slightly changing the headline (now just, "Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies")...
    the BBC has added in their 18:48 update that indeed Salman IS king.
    and also named Next in line.

    Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies

    Abdullah bin Abdulaziz was the fifth of his brothers to take the throne and became king in 2005, reports Caroline Hawley

    The announcement, made early on Friday, said his brother, Salman, had become king....

    The late king's half brother Moqren has been named the new crown prince, the official statement said.

    King Salman called on the royal family's Allegiance Council to recognise Moqren as his crown prince and heir.

    "His Highness Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and all members of the family and the nation mourn the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, who passed away at exactly 1am this morning," the statement said.
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    Re: Saudi King Abdullah dies aged 91

    What others should also be aware of is that Salman is regarded by many as incapacitated by dementia. It is highly unlikely that he will be the one making the day to day decisions about the Kingdom.

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    Re: Saudi King Abdullah dies aged 91

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    Doesn't matter who has been tapped. The Sudairi Seven hold a lot of positions of power and they may not go quietly into that good night.
    Of the Sudairi Seven only four are actually alive including the current King, the same King who just demanded that everyone accept Prince Muqrin as Crown Prince. Clearly there has been some sort of agreement for the medium term succession of the Kingdom.

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    Re: Saudi King Abdullah dies aged 91

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    Of the Sudairi Seven only four are actually alive including the current King, the same King who just demanded that everyone accept Prince Muqrin as Crown Prince. Clearly there has been some sort of agreement for the medium term succession of the Kingdom.
    There are the sons though. Do not be surprised if you see one or more of them make their move

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    Re: Saudi King Abdullah dies aged 91

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    There are the sons though. Do not be surprised if you see one or more of them make their move
    Which sons are you referring to? The most powerful of the sons, Mohammed bin Nayef, does not seem likely to challenge the authority of his Uncle. The most likely dispute we will see will be over who, if anyone, is named deputy crown prince or deputy second prime minister.

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