Middle East Politics

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Raoul, Nov 4, 2017.

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    All in one day

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    PedroMendez Acolyte

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    Houthis claimed, that it was their rocket, that the Saudi's shot out of the air over the airport.
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    Yeah this was it apparently....

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    maba723 likes bananas a bit too much

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    Announcing from Saudi Arabia that he wants other countries to stop interfering in Lebanese affairs :lol:
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    ManUtd1999 Full Member

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    Bad news. Overall, he kept Lebanon safe and stable during a very tumultuous period.
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    Fergies Gum Full Member

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    Looks like something big is going on.

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    Fergies Gum Full Member

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    Bin Talal has been arrested & commander of the royal navy has been fired.
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    Growing thread on Twitter
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    Fergies Gum Full Member

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    I know the stuff about an attempted coup is speculation at this point, but you have to wonder if Kushner's secret trip last week is linked to this. Possible the US government found out this coup was being planned and Trump sent his most trusted confidante to inform the Saudi king.
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    Definitely sounds like something is a foot.

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    My guess is that the ultra conservatives are not fond of the moderates? I’ll be keeping up with this story...
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    From Dec '15
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    McLovin Bites pillows thinking of John Terry

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    A LOT of things going down today. Being Lebanese the Hariri news has surprised me the most. Not sure what's going to happen now.
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    My thoughts exactly. A little rich of a Saudi stooge to start pointing fingers at Iran.
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    I find it a bit unnerving that Talal had been on Trump's bad side during the campaign and Kushner was just in Saudi last weekend doing something undisclosed.

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    McLovin Bites pillows thinking of John Terry

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    Helicopter just crashed with a prince on it and a few officials.
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    Eboue nasty little twerp with crazy bitter-man opinions

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    Fergies Gum Full Member

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    This cant just be a coincidence after what happened yesterday.



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    I don't like SA, but unrest there is the last thing that I want to see.
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    This.
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    How many bloody Princes are there?
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    berbatrick Full Member Scout

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    He's the ex-Fox New major shareholder, right? (IIRC also behind hte ground 0 mosque)
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    Sky1981 Fending off the urge

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    They will retaliate. Or they wont.

    This is like friday the 13th with the templars.
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    Short answer: a lot.

    https://www.lrb.co.uk/v39/n17/malise-ruthven/the-saudi-trillions
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    This will probably be a rocky road but good luck to him if this is his goal.
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    Relevated fixated with venom and phalluses

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    They built theit citizens up to be hard line extremists and all of a sudden now want to become moderate. This will not end well for anybody and will eventually lead to civil war.
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    Maybe he needed to be enrolled in order to get a residence permit. Don't think it matters too much to get the picture.
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    The Hariri family are far from being my favourites but there's something dodgy about this. He goes to SA to discuss a grant to the LAF and ends up on Al Arabya reading a script in which he resigns (Unlawful resignation as he has to do it via the president who can reject it) and blames Iran and assasination.
    Weird timing as we've been going through a very stable period despite the events surrounding us.
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    berbatrick Full Member Scout

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    Iran v Saudi even before Trump or Netanyahu can get their hands on that action.
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    Carolina Red Moderator Staff

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    Well that escalated quickly
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    maba723 likes bananas a bit too much

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    Well if Saudi wants to attack Lebanon then Israel will most probably get involved too. Saudi can only use it's air force if they want to attack Lebanon. Except if they send their proxy
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    45 has his say
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    berbatrick Full Member Scout

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    He makes the best deals.
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    The Crown Prince whose name escapes me at the moment....