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    Re: Saudi King Abdullah dies aged 91

    Quote Originally Posted by AmericanSpartan View Post
    Good bye cheap oil prices....
    Hello cheap oil prices when fracking increases.
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    Re: Saudi King Abdullah dies aged 91

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    How much terrorism originates with Saudi Arabia?

    If ISIL can drop SA, it is over for the west. The caliphate would be a done deal.
    That's a big IF.
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    Re: Saudi King Abdullah dies aged 91

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    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.
    Mornin' Sherman. He wont be challenging his uncle. Not now nor ever.



    Saudi King Salman resolves succession by appointing nephew.....


    Saudi Arabia's new King Salman on Friday moved to resolve the kingdom's long term succession by appointing his nephew Mohammed bin Nayef as deputy crown prince, meaning he will be the first of that generation to rule the kingdom one day. Prince Mohammed, who remains as Interior Minister, according to the royal decree carried on state television, is next in line to rule after Salman and Crown Prince Muqrin.

    A close friend of the United States, Prince Mohammed has won plaudits from Western countries for his crushing of an al Qaeda insurgency from 2003-06 when he was head of the kingdom's security forces and his father was Interior Minister......snip~

    Saudi King Salman resolves succession by appointing nephew


    He is only 56 yrs old, so he will be around for some time barring no health issues or troubles.

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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.
    Salman isn't going anywhere. I'd bet my retirement savings on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Salman isn't going anywhere. I'd bet my retirement savings on it.
    We do that. Vegas surely will find someone to make that bet on the other side.

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    Re: Saudi King Abdullah dies aged 91

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    We do that. Vegas surely will find someone to make that bet on the other side.
    Sadly you're not allowed to put IRA holdings into wagers. However, if you want to make a public forum bet, I will happily wager you a platinum membership

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    Re: Saudi King Abdullah dies aged 91

    Irrespective of what some may think, King Abdullah specifically and the Saudi royal family in general, have been good and loyal friends of the west and have been a stabilizing influence both in the region and economically on the world oil markets. Without them, the Venezuelans under Chavez and others would have worked to destroy western economies through OPEC policy long ago.

    Let's also keep in mind that the world, led by the United States, NATO allies, and the United Nations acted quickly to reclaim and protect little Kuwait when Hussein decided on a little expansionary adventure. If anyone, ISIS included, decided now was the time to move on Saudi territory to destabilize the region, there's no doubt in my mind that western military forces would be there to destroy any such move.

    Sometimes, in the world we live in, we have to accept friendship and cooperation from those we may feel have principles that are compromised in our view and in comparison to ours. The Saudis are one such friend and the west will be wise to protect that friendship should it come under attack.
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    Re: Saudi King Abdullah dies aged 91

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Irrespective of what some may think, King Abdullah specifically and the Saudi royal family in general, have been good and loyal friends of the west and have been a stabilizing influence both in the region and economically on the world oil markets. Without them, the Venezuelans under Chavez and others would have worked to destroy western economies through OPEC policy long ago.

    Let's also keep in mind that the world, led by the United States, NATO allies, and the United Nations acted quickly to reclaim and protect little Kuwait when Hussein decided on a little expansionary adventure. If anyone, ISIS included, decided now was the time to move on Saudi territory to destabilize the region, there's no doubt in my mind that western military forces would be there to destroy any such move.

    Sometimes, in the world we live in, we have to accept friendship and cooperation from those we may feel have principles that are compromised in our view and in comparison to ours. The Saudis are one such friend and the west will be wise to protect that friendship should it come under attack.
    Good morning, CJ.

    : You stated my thoughts far better than I could have. *hug* The Saudi King who led the House of Saud took a chance on America years ago, even though their religious beliefs differ from ours, and not only did their oil make some people on both sides very wealthy, they became an ally, which took trust on their part. It was because of our agreement with them that the dollar became the currency that everyone in the world had to use to buy their oil, giving us our "favored nation" status worldwide, and our country has benefitted greatly from that in so many economic ways. Sadly, that seems to be deteriorating because they now believe we have thrown them under the bus, and it will affect us. Thankfully we have oil here to get us through the global upheaval that is taking place, but what a mess this poor world is in! Trust seems to have left the building....

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    Re: Saudi King Abdullah dies aged 91

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good morning, CJ.

    : You stated my thoughts far better than I could have. *hug* The Saudi King who led the House of Saud took a chance on America years ago, even though their religious beliefs differ from ours, and not only did their oil make some people on both sides very wealthy, they became an ally, which took trust on their part. It was because of our agreement with them that the dollar became the currency that everyone in the world had to use to buy their oil, giving us our "favored nation" status worldwide, and our country has benefitted greatly from that in so many economic ways. Sadly, that seems to be deteriorating because they now believe we have thrown them under the bus, and it will affect us. Thankfully we have oil here to get us through the global upheaval that is taking place, but what a mess this poor world is in! Trust seems to have left the building....
    Good morning Lady P - you're quite right and well said.

    Still enjoying a rather uneventful winter here - a little milder today as well but no snow in sight. Hope yours is going well too if you decided to stay home and not visit Texas.
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    Re: Saudi King Abdullah dies aged 91

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Good morning Lady P - you're quite right and well said.

    Still enjoying a rather uneventful winter here - a little milder today as well but no snow in sight. Hope yours is going well too if you decided to stay home and not visit Texas.
    Had a quick trip there and back last week, and all is well. *knocks on wood* Had a new addition to the "House of Polgara" - born on Christmas Day - how's that for exquisite timing?

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