"So much is currently in flux, especially in Saudi Arabia, that nearly anything can happen next. Which is precisely why this volatile situation should command our focused attention at this time.
The main elements currently in play are these:
- A sudden and intense purging of powerful Saudi insiders (arrests, deaths, & asset seizures)
- Huge changes in domestic policy and strategy
- A shift away from the US in all respects (politically, financially and militarily)
- Deepening ties to China
- A surprising turn towards Russia (economically and militarily)
- Increasing cooperation and alignment with Israel (the enemy of my enemy is my friend?)
Taken together, this is tectonic change happening at blazing speed.
That it’s receiving too little attention in the US press given the implications, is a tip off as to just how big a deal this is — as we’re all familiar by now with how the greater the actual relevance and importance of a development, the less press coverage it receives".
November 11, 2017 -- If Saudi Situation Doesn't Worry You, You're Not Paying Attention: A Key Geopolitical Axis is Swiftly Shifting -- https://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/113426/if-saudi-arabia-situation-doesnt-worry-youre-not-paying-attention
Huge Arms Deals with the Saudis are being signed by other geopolitical actors right now as well -- "Salman told Xi he hoped China could play an even greater role in Middle East affairs, the ministry added.
Deputy Chinese Foreign Minister Zhang Ming said the memorandums of understanding and letters of intent were potentially worth about $65 billion, involving everything from energy to space".
ALSO -- "So it should have surprised no one to hear that, in August this year, another $70 billion of new deals were announced between China and KSA. The fanfare extolled that Saudi-Sino relations had entered a new era, with “the agreements covering investment, trade, energy, postal service, communications, and media.”
Haven't we read recently where Pedophilia is rampant in Saudi Arabia, and their "Huamn Rights" track record is abysmal?
November 11, 2017 -- Trump administration signs $110 Billion Arms Deal with the Saudis -- "But officials emphasized that Mr. Kushner’s work on the deal was part of a governmentwide effort that includes the State Department, the Defense Department and the National Security Council." -- https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/18/world/middleeast/jared-kushner-saudi-arabia-arms-deal-lockheed.html
Recent articles by the Sorcha Faal alt-news purveyor (info or disinfo; figure a combo meal. You ain't gettin Nothing from the MSM except Liars Soup).
November 10, 2017 -- “Deep State” Makes Shock Move To Take Nukes Away From Trump As Middle East Explosion Nears
By: Sorcha Faal -- http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index2431.htm
November 11, 2017 -- US Faces Ruin As Putin-Trump Unite In Desperate Bid To Stop “Deep State” Global Disaster
By: Sorcha Faal -- http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=87368
Opinion: With all of the activity in the Middle East, especially with Saudi Arabia, a tremendous amount of change and re-alignment may be in store. Obviously, it is All About Money & Power.
So, what is Mr. Trump accomplishing with the recently "revised" House of Saud and the war materiel sales having been accomplished? I think we can deduce he just boltered and re-established the "Status Quo" of Oil-for-Dollars. While also accomplishing pumping up the Saudi defenses, while the U.S. continues to infuse Israel. WAR (under the "Defense" misnomer) is FANTASTIC FOR PROFITS!
Refer to this on page 1 of https://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/113426/if-saudi-arabia-situation-doesnt-worry-youre-not-paying-attention
"Before we do, though, let’s talk about the most seminal moment in recent Saudi history: the key oil-for-money-and-protection deal struck between the Nixon administration and King Faisal back in the early 1970’s.
This pivotal agreement allowed KSA to secretly recycle its surplus petrodollars back into US Treasuries while receiving US military protection in exchange. The secret was kept for 41 years, only recently revealed in 2016 due to a Bloomberg FOIA request:
The basic framework was strikingly simple. The U.S. would buy oil from Saudi Arabia and provide the kingdom military aid and equipment. In return, the Saudis would plow billions of their petrodollar revenue back into Treasuries and finance America’s spending.
The essence of this deal is pretty simple. KSA wanted to be able to sell its oil to its then largest buyer, the USA, while also having a safe place to park the funds, plus receive military protection to boot. But it didn’t want anybody else, especially its Arab neighbors, to know that it was partnering so intimately with the US who, in turn, would be supporting Israel. That would have been politically incendiary in the Middle East region, coming as it did right on the heels of the Yom Kipper War (1973).
As for the US, it got the oil it wanted and – double bonus time here – got KSA to recycle the very same dollars used to buy that oil back into Treasuries and contracts for US military equipment and training.
Note that this is yet another secret world-shaping deal successfully kept out of the media for over four decades. Yes Virginia, conspiracies do happen. Secrets can be (and are routinely) kept by hundreds, even thousands, of people over long stretches of time.
Since that key deal was struck back in the early 1970s, the KSA has remained a steadfast supporter of the US and vice versa. In return, the US has never said anything substantive about KSA’s alleged involvement in 9/11 or its grotesque human and women’s rights violations. Not a peep.
COTO -- did the Trump regime not just openly "Refuel" the "New" Saudi regime?
In the face of Pizzagate, and all the rest of the totally despicable going on, the U.S. just re-invigorated a foreign regime that legislates the following: http://www.wnd.com/2015/01/saudi-religious-leader-oks-rape-of-children/
Oil for profits and maintaining Middle East political power "Status Quo" trumps issues of morality. That is not draining "the swamp". We can see this clear enough. The MIC continues to grow $$$ exponentially, while the little people here, there, and everywhere are ignored. Same ol same 'o.