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The Storm Continues: Saudi Banks Freeze Accounts Of Arrested Globalist Royal Elites, Private Jets Grounded Reader 11/06/2017 (Mon) 16:56:39 Id: dfae09 [Preview] No. 2908 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
RELATED: >>>/news/2868 ; >>>/news/2870 : >>>/news/2883 ; >>>/news/2906

Two days after the most stunning purge in recent Saudi history, the so-called "anti-corruption probe" - which was really a countercoup - that led to the arrest of dozens of Saudi Arabian royals, ministers and businessmen allowing Mohammed to further cement control over the Kingdom, appeared to be widening on Monday when, as Reuters reports, Saudi banks begun freezing the accounts of those arrested. The Saudi central bank ordered commercial banks to freeze the accounts of people under investigation in the probe, the Reuters sources said, adding that the number of accounts affected could run into the hundreds, although the names of those affected have yet to emerge.

“The freezing of accounts has already happened,” said another source. “The freezing is a precautionary measure that will end as soon as the suspects are either charged or pronounced innocent.” Considering that prince Alwaleed alone has over $19 billion in assets, including nearly a billion dollars in jewelry, plans, yachts, furniture and cash...

... the local central banks may have "accidentally" found an unexpectedly efficient way of refilling Saudi's dwindling foreign reserve account.

At the same time, fears of a broader crackdowns were spreading, and as Bloomberg reported this morning, the Olayan family, which runs one of Saudi Arabia’s biggest conglomerates, is putting plans to sell shares in some of its local assets on hold "amid slow economic growth in the kingdom." What it means is that right now it is a good idea to keep a very low profile.

Olayan Financing Co., which controls the billionaire family’s investments in the Middle East, decided not to proceed with an initial public offering of a holding company of about 20 local units, the people said, asking not to be identified because the discussions are private. Plans for the sale of the holding company, which may worth as much as $5 billion, could be revived in the future, they said.

Olayan had been working with Saudi Fransi Capital on the planned sale that could have happened as early as next year, people familiar with the matter said in March. It’s also working with HSBC Holdings Plc’s local unit on the 30 percent sale of its Health Water Bottling Co., people said in May. The IPOs would be the first time Olayan Financing sold shares in one of its Saudi businesses since at least 2000. The family still plans to proceed with the IPO of its water business, the people said.

Such fears appear justified, because as Reuters writes, the crackdown continued on Monday when the founder of one of the kingdom’s biggest travel companies was reportedly detained. Al Tayyar Travel plunged 10% in the opening minutes after the company quoted media reports as saying board member Nasser bin Aqeel al-Tayyar had been held by authorities. The company gave no details but online economic news service SABQ, which is close to the government, reported Tayyar had been detained as part of the anti-corruption probe.

Many more are coming: the front page of leading Saudi newspaper Okaz challenged businessmen on Monday to reveal the sources of their assets, asking: “Where did you get this?” in bright red text. Another headline from Saudi-owned al-Hayat warned: “After the launch (of the anti-corruption drive), the noose tightens, whomever you are!”


Reader 11/06/2017 (Mon) 16:58:15 Id: dfae09 [Preview] No. 2909 del
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Meanwhile, to prevent royals from quietly fleeing the country, a no-fly list has been drawn up and security forces in some Saudi airports were barring owners of private jets from taking off without a permit, pan-Arab daily Al-Asharq Al-Awsat reported.

And as the crackdown extended, so did the confusion, and many analysts were puzzled by the targeting of technocrats like ousted Economy Minister Adel Faqieh and prominent businessmen on whom the kingdom is counting to boost the private sector and wean the economy off oil.

“It seems to run so counter to the long-term goal of foreign investment and more domestic investment and a strengthened private sector,” said Greg Gause, a Gulf expert at Texas A&M University. “If your goal really is anti-corruption, then you bring some cases. You don’t just arrest a bunch of really high-ranking people and emphasize that the rule of law is not really what guides your actions. It just runs so counter to what he seems to have staked quite a lot of his whole plan to.”

Robert Jordan, former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, says on Bloomberg TV, said that the Saudi Crown Prince’s anti-corruption drive, which included detaining Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, was "almost the equivalent of arresting Bill Gates."

https://archive.fo/6i9Sc
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-06/saudi-banks-begin-freezing-accounts-arrested-royals-block-private-jets


Saudi Crackdown Widens With More Accounts Frozen Reader 11/07/2017 (Tue) 16:04:09 Id: 9b2a7d [Preview] No. 2927 del
Saudi Crackdown Widens With More Accounts Frozen

Saudi Arabia’s surprise crackdown, which led to the arrests of princes, billionaires and officials over the weekend, is expanding beyond those previously detained in what authorities described as an anti-corruption drive.

The central bank ordered banks in the kingdom to freeze the accounts of dozens of individuals who aren’t under arrest, according to three people with knowledge of the matter. Already, as much as $33 billion in personal wealth belonging to the richest detainees has been put at risk.

More may be on the way: The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority sent a list of hundreds of names to lenders, telling them to freeze any accounts linked to them, two of the people said. They asked not to be identified because the information is private. No reason has been given for the actions and central bank officials didn’t immediately respond to a request seeking comment.

The weekend arrests of princes, officials and billionaires, included Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the world’s richest men and a shareholder in such global companies as Citigroup Inc. and Apple Inc., reverberated across board rooms and financial institutions in the biggest Arab economy and globally. Saudi stocks fell.

https://archive.fo/IG2pC



Leaked Secret Israeli Cable Confirms Israeli-Saudi Coordination To Provoke War Reader 11/07/2017 (Tue) 15:49:31 Id: 75d5d4 [Preview] No. 2926 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Early this morning, Israeli Channel 10 news published a leaked diplomatic cable which had been sent to all Israeli ambassadors throughout the world concerning the chaotic events that unfolded over the weekend in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, which began with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri's unexpected resignation after he was summoned to Riyadh by his Saudi-backers, and led to the Saudis announcing that Lebanon had "declared war" against the kingdom.

The classified embassy cable, written in Hebrew, constitutes the first formal evidence proving that the Saudis and Israelis are deliberately coordinating to escalate the situation in the Middle East.

The explosive classified Israeli cable reveals the following:

On Sunday, just after Lebanese PM Hariri's shocking resignation, Israel sent a cable to all of its embassies with the request that its diplomats do everything possible to ramp up diplomatic pressure against Hezbollah and Iran.

The cable urged support for Saudi Arabia's war against Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen.

The cable stressed that Iran was engaged in "regional subversion".

Israeli diplomats were urged to appeal to the "highest officials" within their host countries to attempt to expel Hezbollah from Lebanese government and politics.

As is already well-known, the Saudi and Israeli common cause against perceived Iranian influence and expansion in places like Syria, Lebanon and Iraq of late has led the historic bitter enemies down a pragmatic path of unspoken cooperation as both seem to have placed the break up of the so-called "Shia crescent" as their primary policy goal in the region. For Israel, Hezbollah has long been its greatest foe, which Israeli leaders see as an extension of Iran's territorial presence right up against the Jewish state's northern border.

This is a EXPLOSIVE thread that proves how Saudi and Israel are deliberately coordinating to escalate the situation in the MidEast. https://t.co/dMe4PnkwTf

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DNC Turns Against Donna Brazile, Accuses Her Of Being 'Russian Agent' After Admitting DNC Rigged Primary Reader 11/07/2017 (Tue) 15:25:09 Id: 8aa3c2 [Preview] No. 2925 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
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Hillary Clinton’s campaign staffers and the DNC have turned on former chairwoman Donna Brazile, accusing her of being a “Russian agent”.

In the wake of bombshell accusations by Brazile that Clinton controlled the DNC and rigged the primaries against Bernie Sanders, senior DNC staffers have hit back with a scathing open letter calling Brazile a “Russian agent” guilty of spreading “fake news.”

Huffingtonpost.com reports: The open letter signed by more than 100 people involved in Clinton’s White House bid, including chairman John Podesta and vice chairwoman Huma Abedin, said the staffers “do not recognize the campaign” that Brazile “portrays in the book.”

They also say they are “shocked” that Brazile reportedly considered for a time pushing Vice President Joe Biden as the Democratic candidate amid her concerns about Clinton’s health after the former secretary of state fainted during a Sept. 11 memorial event.

“It is particularly troubling and puzzling that she would seemingly buy into false Russian-fueled propaganda, spread by both the Russians and our opponent, about our candidate’s health,” the letter said.

Asked to respond to that allegation on Sunday, Brazile told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos she was “concerned about the entire party, not just the presidential ― but the senatorial, congressional, and all the other candidates.”

Brazile said she was “under tremendous pressure” to come up with an alternative to Clinton after the candidate fainted. “I didn’t want a plan B. Plan A was great for me,” she said Sunday. “I supported Hillary and I wanted her to win. But we were under pressure.”

Brazile says in her book she believed Russians were involved in the hacked WikiLeaks emails, the Post reported. Brazile said she tried to persuade Republican officials to agree to a joint statement condemning Russian interference, but they ignored her entreaties.

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Leaked German Army Report Predicts Collapse of Communist EU By 2040, End of Modern Globalisation Reader 11/07/2017 (Tue) 14:47:53 Id: 58b37c [Preview] No. 2922 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
The complete disintegration of the European Union (EU) and the West over the next two decades is a serious proposition, according to a shock internal report drawn up by the German Army.

An extensive 102-page report, called ‘Strategic Forecast 2040’ was published by the head of the Ministry of Defence at the end of February this year but was kept then kept under wraps, but has now been seen by the German weekly newspaper Der Spiegel.

The report outlines six scenarios for how social trends and international conflicts are likely to play out and influence German security.

The Bundeswehr plays out how social trends and international conflicts could influence German security policy in the coming decades in the confidential document.

In one of the six scenarios ("The Collapse of the European Union and Germany in Reactive Mode"), the authors assume a "multiple confrontation".

The future projection describes a world in which the international order erodes after "decades of instability", the value systems worldwide drift apart and globalisation is stopped.

The Bundeswehr strategists writes: ”EU enlargement has been largely abandoned, and more states have left the community. Europe has lost its global competitiveness.

"The increasingly disorderly, sometimes chaotic and conflict-prone world has dramatically changed the security environment of Germany and Europe."

In the fifth scenario ("West against East"), some eastern EU countries have frozen the state of European integration while others have "joined the Eastern bloc."

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Reader 11/07/2017 (Tue) 14:59:47 Id: 58b37c [Preview] No. 2923 del
We are shifting from a globalist unipolar world to a nationalist multipolar world. This is healthy for nation states and sovereignty. The only ones who are going to bear the most burden will be those who don't prepare for this massive geo-political shift and of-course the current elitists won't like this very much either. They'll see their power and influence fade away. People like Soros and Rothschild will no longer be relevant in the future, everyone including the governments will see them for the parasitic criminal vampires they truly are. That is if this Army report's conclusion is accurate. Then we'll be dealing with new corrupt actors and have to weed them out too, but at least things will return to the days nation states respected their culture, their citizens and their sovereignty.


Reader 11/07/2017 (Tue) 15:06:25 Id: 58b37c [Preview] No. 2924 del
Also mark my words: Germany will be a lesson in the future of what kind of damage communism can cause, just like they are currently used as an example of what kind of damage fascism had to offer. Funny how Germany flips from one extreme to another extreme over the last 80 years.



Globalists BTFO! High Court of Austria BANS Foreign (((And Dual Citizenships))) From Political Service Reader 11/07/2017 (Tue) 14:40:44 Id: d16460 [Preview] No. 2920 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Read the paperwork. Check with your parents. It's not that hard.

That's the TL;DR (too long; didn't read) version of what the High Court has ruled in the Citizenship Seven cases.

Movers and shakers on Capital Hill had yearned for some help to interpret the dual citizenship ban set out in section 44 of the constitution.

For 25 years there was a test — but it didn't cover the quirks of the seven politicians thrust into this modern constitutional mess.

In 1992, the court delivered its finding in the case of Sykes v Cleary, and claimed someone would be sweet if they took "all reasonable steps" to renounce their foreign nationality.

The new cases brought up an interesting argument: if you don't know you're a foreigner, how can you renounce it?

Instead of throwing out the 1992 "reasonable steps" test, the 2017 justices (none of whom had ruled on section 44 before) thought it was bang-on.

And all seven justices agreed — but the court did add some qualifiers.

It rejected the argument that ignorance of dual nationality gets you off the hook, which was bad news for Barnaby Joyce, Fiona Nash and Malcolm Roberts.

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Reader 11/07/2017 (Tue) 14:46:05 Id: d16460 [Preview] No. 2921 del
This is very good news, no more Muhammads or Cohens running the show in Austria! It's about time to mandate politicians be serving the interests of THEIR country rather than interests of another. This is going to rattle the establishment in Austria, many of whom have dual citizenships to the Middle East.



US Military Forces Surround North Korea, Ready For War, As Kim Jong-un Hides In His Bunker Reader 11/06/2017 (Mon) 19:29:58 Id: 7cc716 [Preview] No. 2911 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
North Korea is surrounded by a wall of US warships, bombers and missiles with more than 80,000 soldiers on alert as Donald Trump heads for Asia.

The US President is jetting into the Pacific this week for a whistle-stop tour of the nations surrounding North Korea.

Trump will be popping in for one-on-one meetings with the leaders of China, South Korea and Japan – with Kim Jong-un’s nukes right at the top of the agenda.

At his back with be a the world’s biggest military war machine – poised to strike should the crisis go south with North Korea.

He visited the US Pacific Command just days ago – who will oversee every single vessel, plane and soldier sitting in a ring of steel around Kim.

Daily Star Online can now reveal the monstrous arsenal at Trump’s fingertips as he faces down North Korea.

US forces have been packing into the region as the tensions are set to snap with North Korea over its quest for ICBM.

Three US aircraft carriers are currently operating in the Pacific in an colossal flex of Trump’s military biceps.

USS Nimitz, USS Theodore Roosevelt and USS Ronald Reagan became the first trio of carriers to operate in the region for a decade.

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Reader 11/06/2017 (Mon) 19:59:29 Id: a28dfe [Preview] No. 2912 del
praise the North, this infographic is full of lies, Korea has almost 8 million soldiers

death to imperialist scum


Reader 11/06/2017 (Mon) 20:07:27 [Preview] No. 2913 del
there should be studies on the evolution of vileness in UK tabloid media


Reader 11/07/2017 (Tue) 00:42:47 Id: 1f48a5 [Preview] No. 2916 del
This war with North Korea would actually play right into the hands of the 'globalist deep state.' (((They))) don't need the US anymore, we have become another disposable country. One way to easily relinquish sovereignty would be to send our military on a death trip into NK, as they strike us with an EMP attack and knock out our entire electric grid. Our current lifestyle would grind to a halt and the lack of resources coming into the US would deal a death blow to the 99% who are not prepared for SHTF. As for the rest of armed hotpocket doomsday prepping militia resistance all our enemies would have to do is wait... wait until we run out of stockpiled resources and suffer from lack of proper sanitation, as we would become easier to mow right over.

God help us.


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>we, the american people are the proud new subjugators of his amazing fire penis. truly astounding I saw this thing I thought you know if anyone could make a profit off of this it's me folk and you know what I'm passing it on to you!


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needs more Bat Boy



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Syria Liberated! Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/CIA/MOSSAD) Loses Control Over Last Occupied City Reader 11/06/2017 (Mon) 21:46:57 Id: c9cc56 [Preview] No. 2914 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
RELATED: >>>/news/2537

The end of the so-called Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) caliphate; (terrorists once armed and funded by the CIA and Mossad to destabilize the Middle East, oust elected presidents, install puppet dictators whom cozy up to Western elitists creating crisises via amnesty/open border migrant programs to subjugate civilized Western societies as an excuse to install their fascist police state industries $$$); lost the last-remaining city under their control in Syria and its final stronghold in Iraq along the border.

“Frankly the tempo of our operations is going to reduce as Daesh [ISIS] are beaten in Iraq and in Syria,” conceded Air Commander Johnny Stringer in charge of Britain’s contribution to US-led air coalition against the Islamic State, reports the Telegraph.

ISIS’s so-called caliphate had “all but disappeared,” declared the commander.

ISIS’s so-called “caliphate” was depleted to ruins after the jihadist group was forced out of its remaining strongholds in Iraq and Syria—most recently al-Qaim and Deir Ezzor, respectively, notes Daily Mail.

Thanks to Donald J. Trump who ordered the CIA to stop funding their Islamic "moderate rebels", ISIS/ISIL has lost a huge amount of funding and arms aid over the last 6 months, witness here: https://archive.fo/nxiAi

Here is all the documented evidence that both the CIA and Mossad were directly involved with terrorist funding, witness here: https://archive.fo/eO0u6

According to a recent report, a former US Intelligence Officer has also clarified 'Deep State' connections with Islamic Jihadists: https://archive.fo/xJuV4

Back in 2013; little has it been reported in the maintream press; there was massive mutiny over this within high-ranking levels of the United States Military (yes, this shocked the world): https://archive.fo/M16oj

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Reader 11/07/2017 (Tue) 02:51:16 Id: 0385bd [Preview] No. 2917 del
Good!



REAL JUSTICE, TEXAS STYLE: Pedophile’s Body Found On Train Tracks After Acquittal On Technicality Reader 11/06/2017 (Mon) 23:07:34 Id: 7059fd [Preview] No. 2915 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
A notorious Texas pedophile, who was charged with raping a 6-year-old girl and then acquitted on a technicality, has been killed by a vigilante group who tied his body to train tracks.

Anik Mustafi, 34, from Houston, Texas, was discovered in the early hours of Saturday morning, his body cut in half by a freight train.

The train driver alerted the authorities that he had run over the body, explaining that the body was located “just around a bend” and although he received an automated alert that something may be on the tracks, he “had no time to stop the train.”

Mustafi was arrested in May and charged with predatory sexual assault against a child and first degree sexual abuse after his neighbor claimed she caught him molesting her 6-year-old daughter. It was alleged Mustafi, a factory worker, groomed the girl for months before luring her into his car and assaulting her.

However after being charged, Mustafi walked free from the court after the judge controversially ruled that the prosecution did not have enough evidence to convict the 34-year-old. A forensic laboratory “accidentally destroyed” evidence the prosecution was relying on to prove their case.

The judge apologized to the family of the alleged victim and acknowledged there are “flaws in our legal system” that sometimes allow perpetrators to walk free on technicalities.

The alleged victim’s family said they were “devastated” that Mustafi had been allowed to walk free from court.

But Anik Mustafi’s freedom did not last long. It seems local Houston pedophile vigilantes decided to take matters into their own hands, and “kidnapped” the 34-year-old factory worker early on Saturday morning, before tying him to a train track at a location which guaranteed the driver would not have time to stop.

Investigating officers described his death scene as resembling a “gangland-style execution“.

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The Tor Project Beefs Up Security With More Onion Services, New Encryption Schemes Reader 11/06/2017 (Mon) 17:54:51 Id: fb20b5 [Preview] No. 2910 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
While some people still associate the Tor anonymity network solely with the criminal elements of the dark web, it’s increasingly being used by publishers such as Facebook and the New York Times to avoid censorship in certain countries, along with everyday users wishing to protect their privacy. But the technology is over ten years old now, and more governments and hackers are targeting its systems, which is why a next generation of onion services is being added.

The Tor Project—the group behind Tor—has been working on the update, which will strengthen security and keep data anonymized, for the last four years. It’s now available in an alpha release.

On the cryptography side, we are looking at cutting-edge crypto algorithms and improved authentication schemes. On the protocol end, we redesigned the directory system to defend against info leaks and reduce the overall attack surface. For example, did you know that in the legacy onion system, the network could learn about your onions? However, with this next-generation design, your onion address is completely private and only known to you and whoever you choose to disclose it to.

Most Tor users are unlikely to notice any of the changes, though the new .onion domain names will be longer. The Tor Project said that as the current code stabilizes, more features will be added in the future, including advanced client authorization, improved guard algorithms, and offline service keys.

As the bugs are ironed out and extra features are added to the new iteration, the legacy onion system will remain the default option, though the plan is to phase out the older technology in a few years’ time.

Back in February, a vigilante hacker associated with hacktivist group Anonymous took down about 20 percent of the Dark Web, apparently a reaction to discovering gigabytes of child pornography.

https://archive.fo/FKBCd

Discussing the cryptography that’s used in the new implementation, George Kadianakis, from the Tor Project, said:

“We are looking at cutting-edge crypto algorithms and improved authentication schemes. On the protocol end, we redesigned the directory system to defend against info leaks and reduce the overall attack surface. For example, did you know that in the legacy onion system, the network could learn about your onions? However, with this next-generation design, you onion address is completely private and only known to you and whoever you choose to disclose it to.”

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Good! President Trump Drafting Executive Order To Kill Obamacare's Individual Mandate Reader 11/06/2017 (Mon) 16:29:48 Id: 49eeb2 [Preview] No. 2907 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
After having previously cut so-called "cost reduction subsidies" (see: Trump To Scrap Crucial Obamacare Insurer Subsidy) and the marketing budget for Obamacare, Trump is now reportedly ready to also repeal the legislation's controversial "individual mandate" which taxes people who choose to forego health insurance.

According to the Washington Examiner an executive order has already been drafted to scrap the mandate but has not yet been executed only due to ongoing GOP debates over whether or not to include the repeal in the pending tax bill.

https://archive.fo/23LpS
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-readies-executive-order-to-unravel-obamacares-individual-mandate/article/2639728

The Trump administration has prepared an executive order that would unravel Obamacare's individual mandate, but has put it on hold to see whether it might be included in the Republican tax bill instead, a GOP senator told the Washington Examiner.

According to the senator, an executive order is sitting with the Office of Management and Budget waiting for approval. President Trump decided to delay the executive order after Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., pushed for the inclusion of the individual mandate repeal in the tax bill, and has been supportive of its inclusion in statements he has made on Twitter.

Of course, including the individual mandate repeal in the tax legislation is intended create billions in budget savings and offset lower tax receipts but it could come with the unfortunate side effect of alienating potential mainstream GOP votes in the Senate who refused to support the Obamacare repeal efforts earlier this year.

Including repeal of the individual mandate in the tax bill instead of through executive order would create billions in budget savings that Republicans need to pay for tax cuts. According to a Congressional Budget Office report published in December 2016, repeal of the individual mandate would save $416 billion over a decade, since it would mean fewer subsidy payments to people who sign up. A new CBO report is expected Monday.

The repeal is not currently in the tax bill, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, but House Speaker Paul Ryan said this weekend that it was on the negotiation table among House Republicans.

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