Swing of the sword close at hand..?
Cry not for Talal, he’s chiefly responsible for funding the Islamization of the West with Saudi petrol dollars. I can’t say for sure what’s happening inside the desert kingdom, but one thing is for sure, it never spells well for the West whatever happens there.
- Breitbart: Saudi Arabia Arrests 11 princes and Dozens of Former Ministers, Senior Saudi Royal Ousted
Savoy-owning billionaire Saudi prince is among 11 high-ranking royals and four government ministers arrested in Gulf kingdom amid spate of sackings… hours after a missile attack on the capital Riyadh
- According to local reports, Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal is one of the men arrested
- He owns London’s Savoy and has shares in Twitter, Apple and Time Warner
- Crown Prince Salman formed the anti-corruption commission by royal decree
- Saudi hit and destroyed a ‘ballistic missile’ after it was launched from Yemen
According to local reports, Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal is one of the men who has been detained
Dozens of princes and former government ministers have been arrested in Saudi Arabia hours after an anti-corruption commission was formed.
Saudi billionaire Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal – who is one of the richest men in the world and owns London’s top hotel the Savoy – is one of the men who has been detained.
The powerful heads of the Saudi National Guard, an elite internal security force, and the navy were also replaced in a series of high-profile sackings that sent shock waves in the kingdom.
Prince Alwaleed is one of the Middle East’s richest people, with investments in Twitter, Apple, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, Citigroup, the Four Seasons hotel chains and most recently in ride sharing service Lyft.
He’s also known for being among the most outspoken Saudi royals, long advocating for greater women’s rights. He is also majority owner of the popular Rotana Group of Arabic channels.
The government has so far only announced that an anti-corruption probe was launched, with state-linked media reporting that dozens of princes and ministers were detained without releasing their names.
In June this year, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was appointed to the role after his father, King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, decided to depose former Crown Prince Muhammad bin Naye.