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2020-03-12 Arabia
Member of Saudi Allegiance Council arrested
[Hurriyet Daily News] A member of Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
's Council of Allegiance was reportedly arrested in a wave of sweeping dentitions prompted by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
...Crown Prince and modernizer of Saudi Arabia as of 2016. The Turks hate him, so he must be all right, despite the occasional brutal murder of Qatar-owned journalists...
, according to an online news outlet.

London-based Middle East Eye (MEE) identified the person arrested as Prince Mohammed bin Saad Al Saud, the son of Saad bin Abdulaziz, the late brother of incumbent King Salman
...either the largest species of Pacific salmon or the current Sheikh of the Burnin' Sands, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Lord of Most of the Arabians...
bin Abdulaziz.

Formed by the late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz in December 2007, the influential Council of Allegiance has a major role in determining the next prince to take the Saudi throne.

MEE reported on March 8 that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrested a number of princes from the royal family on March 6 in a move aimed at taking the throne before the upcoming G20 Summit in November in the capital of Riyadh.

Although there is no official statement regarding the number arrested, top royal family members told MEE at least 20 members of the family have been arrested.

They include Saudi princes are King Abdulaziz's younger brother, Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz and his son Nayef bin Ahmed, as well as former Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef.
Posted by Fred 2020-03-12 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6483 views ]  Top
 File under: Govt of Saudi Arabia 

#1 In August 2009, Mohammed bin Nayef was informed that a Saudi militant with ties to Al Qaeda wanted to turn himself in. He sent his plane to pick him up. Subsequently, on 27 August 2009, the man was brought to the prince’s home in Jeddah. Within a few feet of the prince he detonated a bomb in his body cavity. The explosion, killed the young man instantly, heavily injured the prince. According to sources close to him, some of the shrapnel could not be removed from Muhammad’s body and he continues to suffer great pain. To alleviate the pain, he started taking drugs like morphine, which soon became a habit.
Posted by b 2020-03-12 09:40||   2020-03-12 09:40|| Front Page Top

#2 I remember reading about that here at Rantburg at the time. A relative of Al Qaeda in Arabia’s top bomb-maker, as I recall. I’d had the impression that the detonation was a tad premature, but it appears i was wrong. TATP was the explosive, I believe, which is touchy stuff.
Posted by trailing wife 2020-03-12 15:15||   2020-03-12 15:15|| Front Page Top

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