Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Saudi Arabia's King Reshuffles The Saudi Line Of Succession And The Cabinet

BBC: Saudi Arabia's king announces new heirs to throne

Saudi Arabia's new king has announced a major cabinet reshuffle that puts in place a new generation to succeed him.

King Salman has appointed his nephew, the powerful Interior Minister Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, as crown prince.

The king's son, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has been made deputy crown prince and the foreign minister, Prince Saud al-Faisal, has been replaced.

King Salman, 78, acceded to the throne in January after the death of his half-brother Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz.

More News On Saudi Arabia's King Reshuffling The Saudi Line Of Succession And His Cabinet

Saudi king names counterterrorism czar as new crown prince -- AP
Saudi king resets succession to cope with turbulent times -- Reuters
Saudi king names new heir to throne in shakeup -- AFP
Saudi King Cements Power Around Next Generation in Reshuffle -- Bloomberg
Saudi Arabia reshuffle as king appoints nephew to crown prince post -- The Guardian
Saudi king appoints nephew as crown prince -- Al Jazeera
Saudi Arabia Opts for Corporate Experience in Leadership Reshuffle -- WSJ
King Salman of Saudi Arabia Names Mohammed bin Nayef Next in Line of succession -- New York Times
Saudi royal reshuffle likely to ensure kingdom’s US loyalty for decades -- RT
Saudi King Resets Line of Succession With Appointments -- VOA
Royal family power shuffle in Saudi Arabia shows king trying to firm up line of succession, prevent chaos if he dies -- National Post/AP
Saudi Arabia shakeup as much about retrenchment as reform -- Simon Tisdall, The Guardian
Saudi Arabia's King Salman breaks with tradition -- Gerald Butt, BBC


Aizino Smith said...

I saw this posted about Baltimore.

"and now we hear that Mr Freddie was just recently released from a hospital for ...wait for it.....spinal surgery, and a scam associated with it too

*circuit court of Md #13c14101574"

I am so glad that so many people have dug themselves deep, deep dark holes.

Like Reid, Obama and others.

I just heard a cop get convicted for homicide in my region. I didn't hear anything about it until he got convicted. I don't care. Apparently the system worked. If he got railroaded I would care, but I would have to get into the facts of the case to know. At least I think it worked. That is what reporters say.

Another cop in the region was cleared and the family is outraged. I would expect them to be. But no riots.

The news at the top of the hour on the radio is all propaganda. Farming, clean coal (carbon sequestration) is all repeated several times a day until the new cycles moves on. It seems it is all good so long there are politicians (Dor R) and businesses behind it.

I really expect the station to be pro farming and so I don't mind.

But everything is spoken in a sing song voice or NPR tones. With the repetition it really seems like propaganda IMO. You would be better off taking 1 minute scan some headlines provided that words with certain connotational index were not used.

Aizino Smith said...

Looks like the spinal surgery angle is bogus

War News Updates Editor said...

Thank you Aizino for the link on Mr. Gray's non-spinal story. This is (to me) more proof that we should let the authorities do their investigation and we in turn withhold judgement until they have completed their work.

Aizino Smith said...

John Cardillo is a retired NYC cop I believe.

another cop who posts is Jack Dunphy of LA

I highly recommend Jack Dunphy's articles.

He BTW has not weighed in on the malfeasance or lack of it of the cops arresting Freddie Gray.

No doubt he will wait 1 probably 2 weeks until the police report comes out and more facts are known.


I meant what I said about more cops.

I have been told that psychologists quit and change careers because of TMI. Also if soldiers get PTSD and some researchers say people can get it from reading the news, then by God cops must get it often.


I am upset at witness statements. they said he was thrown in the paddy wagon. Well it was filmed. So the truth will be known. If they had thrown him into the wagon, we would have seen footage of already on an endless loop like those guys beating that horse thief in California.

I can't imagine cops riding around on bicycles would go around beating suspects. They are not bullet proof on those bikes. Nor can they peel out and easily escape. It does not fit to me.