Tom Heneghan reports two separate sources have told him the deep state has planted suitcase nukes around the country and is threatening to set them off if President Trump doesn’t resign or tries to arrest them!
The traitors such as John Brennan have now gone to a new level. Brennan is now openly calling for insurrection against President Trump! Hey’s saying he should be removed from office because he’s crazy! This is treason! Why is this man allowed to spew this on TV? The mockingbird media is openly calling for a coup and egging on violence against Trump supporters! That’s terrorism! US Marines should be sent into the TV studios right now and shut them down. Here’s what the chief Obama rat John Brennan is saying. Trump must do what Abraham Lincoln did and begin military tribunals. Nothing else is going to work since our courts are a total fraud.
“Former Obama CIA Director John Brennan responded to a tweet by President Donald Trump on Saturday decrying the ‘Russia withc hunt’ investigation with an ominous tweet calling for Trump’s cabinet and inner circle to turn on him. While Brennan stopped short of explicitly calling for the invocation of the 25th Amendment, impeachment or an outright coup to remove Trump from office, his language strongly implies such actions.”
The deep state is backed into a corner. They know they should be put in jail for what they did but the media isn’t even talking about the spying or the IG report anymore! The truth is being kept from the American people about the biggest political scandal in history. This is being done by Jeff Sessions and Rod Rosenstein. Much more is covered in this broadcast.
Pray every single day for President Trump. It’s everybody evil in the world against him. He’s only there because God’s hand is on him. Pray these suitcase nukes are located and the people involved in the plot discovered. Tom and Stew have had their computers and phones hacked this week by this rogue military intelligence unit out of Ohio Tom speaks about.
The media is still running with the “Trump is separating families” HOAX and it proves the media (including Fox) is the enemy of the American people. We truly do live in a banana republic. Everything they’ve told us has been a lie by the Bush Clinton crime syndicate.
Affordable consumer technology has made surveillance cheap and commoditized AI software has made it automatic.
Those two trends merged this week, when drone manufacturer DJI partnered June 5 with Axon, the company that makes Taser weapons and police body cameras, to sell drones to local police departments around the United States. Now, not only do local police have access to drones, but footage from those flying cameras will be automatically analyzed by AI systems not disclosed to the public.
Footage will be uploaded or streamed to Axon’s digital cloud for police cameras, like the body cameras it currently sells, where it can be analyzed by Axon’s AI and used for anything from crowd monitoring to search and rescue, the company writes on its website.
This sounds vague, but AI research published two days earlier by academics from India and the UK shows exactly how such a drone system could be used. The paper, titled “Eye in the Sky,” details how drone footage could be used to detect “violent individuals” in real-time.
To train the AI, the researchers flew a drone to snap 2,000 images of people pretending to hurt each other. But since the researchers didn’t use real data, and carefully staged the information the AI analyzed to learn the difference between violence and normal human motion, there’s no guarantee that it would work well in the real world, David Sumpter, author of Outnumbered: Exploring the Algorithms that Control Our Lives, wrote on Medium.
“What the algorithm has done is classify individuals with their hands or legs in the air as violent,” Sumpter wrote. Others, like Google ethics hawk Meredith Whittaker, tweeted that the research was flawed and that “AI is facing a mounting ethical crisis.”
Other researchers, including Google (pdf) and Facebook, have also done extensive research trying to solve the same problem of tracking how people move, and what those movements might indicate they’re doing.
But the “Eye in the Sky” researchers are trying to associate certain poses with intent. The researchers don’t discuss any false-positives for actions that could be misinterpreted as violence, such as play-fighting, knocking a fly off someone’s shoulder, or grabbing someone who’s falling.
Regardless of questions surrounding the AI’s legitimacy, The Verge reports that the researchers have gotten approval to test the technology during two festivals in India in October.
With $160 for a Parrot drone like the “Eye in the Sky” team used, and a few pennies for Amazon’s cloud AI platform, anyone with a coding background could have made a similar system. Even teens and cucumber farmers are building their own AI systems.
But the “Eye in the Sky” paper was published publicly, unlike Axon’s technology. The firm, which has acquired two AI companies and has access to petabytes of police camera footage, has no obligation to disclose how the AI was trained or whether it’s accurate or unbiased. Axon wasn’t immediately available to explain how it analyses footage captured by its cameras.
Here’s my new interview with Donald Jeffries, author of ‘Hidden History’ and ‘Survival of the Richest’. It’s clear to me that that the deep state criminals have never been more at risk for being exposed and brought to justice than they are right now thanks to the election for Donald Trump as President of the United States, does Donald Jeffries agree with that assessment? Let’s get into the discussion…
On September 24, 2001, a dying Osama bin Laden released his last statement to the world. It is published below, the full CIA transcript with no redactions or editing. In this now declassified but heavily suppressed document, bin Laden describes the role of the Deep State in 9/11:
“President Bush or any other US President, they cannot bring Israel to justice for its human rights abuses or to hold it accountable for such crimes. What is this? Is it not that there exists a government within the government in the United Sates? That secret government must be asked as to who made the attacks.”
Bin Laden’s words, and we assert these are his last words, mean much more today than they did even while the ruins in New York and Washington were still smoldering. One might note that the “jet fuel” fires in New York burned for months, billions of BTU’s melting boots well into 2002.
Bin Laden will explain the world today and tell the truths that warned the world of what was to come. His words are riveting.
In March 2007, during an interview with Amy Goodman, former NATO commander, General Wesley Clark told of plans drafted by White House advisor and admitted architect of the Iraq War, Paul Wolfowitz, to invade 7 Middle Eastern nations including, not just Iraq, but Syria and Iran.
The election of Barak Obama may have offset their timetable, but in light of Clark’s revelation made 11 years ago and “buried” and bin Laden’s transcript, published below, events today are able to be seen in a different and perhaps “Hitleresque” light. From Salon, October 12, 2007:
“In “A Time to Lead: For Duty, Honor and Country,” published by Palgrave Macmillan last month, the former four-star general recalls two visits to the Pentagon following the terrorist attacks of September 2001. On the first visit, less than two weeks after Sept. 11, he writes, a “senior general” told him, “We’re going to attack Iraq. The decision has basically been made.”
Six weeks later, Clark returned to Washington to see the same general and inquired whether the plan to strike Iraq was still under consideration. The general’s response was stunning:
“‘Oh, it’s worse than that,’ he said, holding up a memo on his desk. ‘Here’s the paper from the Office of the Secretary of Defense [then Donald Rumsfeld] outlining the strategy. We’re going to take out seven countries in five years.’ And he named them, starting with Iraq and Syria and ending with Iran.”
While Clark doesn’t name the other four countries, he has mentioned in televised interviews that the hit list included Lebanon, Libya, Somalia and Sudan. Indeed, he has described this same conversation on a few occasions over the past year, including in a speech at the University of Alabama in October 2006, in an appearance on Amy Goodman’s “Democracy Now” broadcast last March, and most recently in an interview with CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer on “The Situation Room.”
On “Democracy Now” he spoke about the meetings and the memo in slightly greater detail, saying that he had made the first Pentagon visit ‘on or about Sept. 20.’”
The Death that was not a Death
The world has never been told the truth about Osama bin Laden and 9/11. On December 11, 2001, the Pakistan Observer published an article announcing bin Laden’s death. They are generally a respected news source and news agencies around the world, including Fox News and others in the US, reported the same.
Moreover, in 2009 I was given direct access to documents at the headquarters of Pakistan’s intelligence and information agencies, the ISPR and ISI, where I met with directors of both agencies.
We reviewed their files, along with other intelligence, and then had a roundtable discussion with their top analysts in a secure location in Rawalpindi.
They said bin Laden was dead, that they had captured and interrogated witnesses, as grim pictures raced through my mind, but they were clear.
Thus, when bin Laden showed up years later only to be “buried at sea” and his killers, a Navy SEAL team to suffer a catastrophic helicopter crash only days later, it became clear that the entire bin Laden story is a hoax.
Bin Laden was kept alive as a “deception and cover” operation by the intelligence agencies of the US, Britain and Israel in order to justify a broad war intended to reshape the world map.
The real architects of 911 saw how events, Sarajevo and Pearl Harbor could be used to create a world, not safe for democracy, but safe for banking, arms sales, and big oil.
On May 1, 2014, a Federal Judge in New York ordered the Islamic State of Iran to pay $6bn in damages to the victims of 9/11. The case against Iran is unclear and the process for suing Iran is equally obscure. In doing so, however, a door has been opened.
Iran has decided to fight back, much as Russia has when accused of complicity in the use of deadly poison gas in both Britain and Syria.
In both cases, Iran and Russia’s, nations believe their sacred honor has been violated by charges so heinous, perhaps even ridiculous, that reality itself is strained.
In Russia’s case, they openly told the US that pushing such bizarre and unfounded accusations, much less using retaliatory force in response to “utter fiction,” violated all “unspoken rules of statecraft,” to paraphrase Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov.
What neither Russia, nor Syria and Iran know, is that the Federal gag orders imposed by a secret grand jury in Houston, Texas, a grand jury impaneled not to investigate 9/11 but to administer the coverup, are to expire this year.
Why This is Vital
Less than two weeks after 9/11, the only proven statement on 9/11 made by Osama bin Laden was intercepted by the CIA station in Doha, Qatar. The date was September 24, 2001.
Bin Laden had issued a statement, in Arabic, broadcast on an Al Jazeera channel, made to the people of Pakistan. I mention Arabic while I add the fact that bin Laden, according to former White House Intelligence Advisor Lee Emil Wanta, spoke perfect English. I have spoken with Wanta on this several times where he has outlined meetings with bin Laden in Peshawar, Pakistan, Ontario, California and in Washington DC, at the Metropolitan Club.
Those meetings began during the 1980s when bin Laden worked for the CIA supplying weapons to the Mujahedeen and the last ones were far later than anyone would guess, with Wanta alleging bin Laden was receiving medical care at the Bethesda Naval Medical Center in Maryland while the US was searching for him in Sudan and elsewhere.
True or not, details on meetings, which include discussions that included Oliver North and General Secord among others, will be available as testimony at some point if Iran seeks to fight the US in an international court.
First, however, it is important to supply the first, last and only bin Laden statement. Once one reads this, it will become abundantly clear not only that bin Laden died in 2001 but that those who submitted all subsequent statements did so to obscure the truth.
Of note, all alleged bin Laden videos and audio recordings received after September 24, 2001 came from one source, an Israeli intelligence officer born in Iraq named Rita Katz. Her “organization” was called SITE Intelligence and it had only one purpose at that time, to deceive the world about bin Laden and lead investigators away from one obvious suspect, Israel.
The CIA memo, received by Veterans Today in 2010 through the Freedom of Information Act:
“CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY FOREIGN BROADCASTING INTERNATIONAL SERVICE:
FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
WEBSITE OF DOHA AL-JAZIRAH SATELLITE CHANNEL TELEVISION IN ARABIC [FBIS REPORT] WEBSITE OF DOHA AL-JAZIRAH SATELLITE CHANNEL TELEVISION IN ARABIC,INDEPENDENT TELEVISION STATION FINANCED BY THE QATARI GOVERNMENT, WHICH CAN BE ACCESSEDAT URL: HTTP://WWW.ALJAZEERA.NET, CARRIES AT 2011 GMT ON 24 SEPTEMBER THE TEXT OF THE FOLLOWING LETTER BY USAMA BIN LADIN “TO THE PAKISTANI PEOPLE.”
“We hope that these brothers would be the first martyrs in Islam’s battle in this age against the new Jewish crusade that is being led by the biggest crusader, Bush, under the banner of the cross. This battle is one of Islam’s immortal battles.”
“We beseech God to grant him victory against the forces of infidelity and arrogance, and to crush the new crusader-Jewish campaign on the land of Pakistan and Afghanistan.”
“I have already said that I am not involved in the 11 September attacks in the United States.”
“Neither I had any knowledge of these attacks nor I consider the killing of innocent women, children, and other humans as an appreciable act. Islam strictly forbids causing harm to innocent women, children, and other people. Such a practice is forbidden ever in the course of a battle.”
“All that is going on in Palestine for the last 11 months is sufficient to call the wrath of God upon the United States and Israel.”
“Whoever committed the act of 11 September are not the friends of the American people. I have already said that we are against the American system, not against its people, whereas in these attacks, the common American people have been killed. According to my information, the death toll is much higher than what the US Government has stated.
“The United States should try to trace the perpetrators of these attacks within itself; the people who are a part of the US system, but are dissenting against it. Or those who are working for some other system; persons who want to make the present century as a century of conflict between Islam and Christianity so that their own civilization, nation, country, or ideology could survive.”
“They can be any one, from Russia to Israel and from India to Serbia.”
“Then you cannot forget the American Jews, who are annoyed with President Bush ever since the elections in Florida and want to avenge him.”
“Then there are intelligence agencies in the US, which require billions of dollars worth of funds from the Congress and the government every year. This [funding issue] was not a big problem till the existence of the former Soviet Union but after that the budget of these (FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY 180) agencies has been in danger. They needed an enemy. So, they first started propaganda against Usama and Taliban and then this incident happened.”
“Drug smugglers from all over the world are in contact with the US secret agencies. These agencies do not want to eradicate narcotics cultivation and trafficking because their importance will be diminished. The people in the US Drug Enforcement Department are encouraging drug trade so that they could show performance and get millions of dollars worth of budget. General Noriega was made a drug baron by the CIA and, in need, he was made a scapegoat.”
“President Bush or any other US President, they cannot bring Israel to justice for its human rights abuses or to hold it accountable for such crimes. What is this? Is it not that there exists a government within the government in the United Sates? That secret government must be asked as to who made the attacks.”
“Supporting the US act is the need of some Muslim countries and the compulsion of others. However, they should think as to what will remain of their religious and moral position if they support the attack of the Christians and the Jews on a Muslim country like Afghanistan.”
“I have already said that we are not hostile to the United States. We are against the system, which makes other nations slaves of the United States, or forces them to mortgage their political and economic freedom.”
“This system is totally in control of the American Jews, whose first priority is Israel, not the United States. It is simply that the American people are themselves the slaves of the Jews and are forced to live according to the principles and laws laid by them. So, the punishment should reach Israel.”
“The Western media is unleashing such a baseless propaganda, which make us surprise but it reflects on what is in their hearts and gradually they themselves become captive of this propaganda. They become afraid of it and begin to cause harm to themselves.”
“Terror is the most dreaded weapon in modern age and the Western media is mercilessly using it against its own people. It can add fear and helplessness in the psyche of the people of Europe and the United States. It means that what the enemies of the United States cannot do, its media is doing that. You can understand as to what will be the performance of the nation in a war, which suffers from fear and helplessness.”
FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY END OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT”
The world long ago accepted that the Iraq invasion of 2003 was an illegal act of aggression and that both Bush and Blair, in a “perfect world,” should be hanged as war criminals.
As noted from proof provided here, bin Laden never admitted complicity in 9/11 though audio tapes provided time and time again by Israeli intelligence asserted as much.
Were those tapes an admission by Israel, if seen in light of what we know of “fake news” today, of their role in 9/11? Was 9/11 staged to bring down, as General Clark may well be asserting, a way of pushing forward a master plan to take down Iraq, Syria, Iran and four other nations?
Has America, now that Israeli policy and neocon politics are predominant, moved back to the same direction, conquest of Israel’s neighbors?
How do bin Laden’s words play so long after what we assert was the date of his real death?
In light of his September 24, 2001 statement, is it perhaps obvious why a fake bin Laden, vilified by the equally fake media, was needed to push the wars that never seem to end?
Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War that has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades and consulted with governments challenged by security issues. He’s a senior editor and chairman of the board of Veterans Today, especially for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.”
The corporate media is pushing the idea that Nunes doesn’t know what he is talking about because he didn’t read the memo, the fact is he sent Trey Gowdey to read the memo.
Steele wrote the memo based on Clinton’s information. Schiff threatens the US with another false flag. North Korea and South Korea are meeting before the Olympics. The cabal (deep state) pushes the propaganda about North Korea and where they go their nuclear technology. US is removing the troops from Iraq and re-positioning some of them in Afghanistan to go after the IS.
The cabal knows there will be more information coming out into the open, investigations have been opened against the FBI, DOJ and special counsel has been hired to investigate.
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“TPTB made a HUGE mistake when they built the Internet for themselves
and their misguided purposes. They conceived it as the ultimate weapon
of mass deception, and means to completely control the planetary realm…
and so it is. However, they did not realize the extent to which it could, and
would, be used against them. Google “Rothschild” and see how their name
is now associated with every foul endeavor under the sun, both past and
present. Ditto that for Rockefeller…Bush…Clinton…Obama…Soros…
Kissinger, etc. Just this reversal of fortune alone has majorly taken the
wind out of the sails of their New World Order agenda. The “genie is out
of the bottle”, and there ain’t no putting it back in! And that genie is coming
right for the ruling elites with the sharp sword of truth and avenging scales
— Longtime Political Analyst & Investigative Reporter
Here’s what really happened:
With the advent of the World Wide Web in the late 1980s, and especially the Internet in 1995, everything changed.
The entire world became digitally connected so that people everywhere could connect in myriad and diverse ways.
This exceedingly monumental development permitted every human being to have immediate access to the “global information database”.
Once this pivotal milestone was passed, the unparalleled sharing of privileged information and sensitive data began in earnest.
KEY POINT: This single info-sharing dynamic has created unlimited opportunities for people to disseminate their own radioactive truth(s).
Some of these truths are capable of bringing down corrupt governments
anywhere as well as exposing multi-century criminal conspiracies
perpetrated on a global scale.
The Internet and the Global Control Matrix
Before the Internet, it was extremely easy for the controllers of the Earth realm to maintain an information/data lockdown.
TPTB have done this for millennia with great ease and extraordinary success. After the Internet began running at full tilt, it’s practically impossible to do so.
Even with A.I. tech-entities overseeing the net 24/7, efforts to control the release and/or flow of “classified” info is completely futile.
Because we live in the Information Age dominated and controlled by the Internet, information is power. Hence, whoever controls the global information-processing apparatus controls the planet… to a certain extent.
However, the Global Control Matrix is no longer manageable because the Internet is incapable of being micro-managed and censored without major blowback. In view of how the Internet interpenetrates every aspect of life especially the economy, it cannot be shut down without tremendous repercussions.
Even if Deep State flat-out seized control of the Internet, they would fail in their pursuit of total lockdown. The CIA, NSA, DIA, FBI, and DHS already use Google, Facebook, Twitter and others — 24/7 — to enforce their Big Brother regime. Nevertheless, they always fall far short of what are essentially unattainable objectives.
With each passing day, more people awaken to the fabricated false reality that has been continuously programmed by the agents of the power elite.
More people are currently breaking free from the control matrix—a matrix that’s literally cracking up in real time.
Because of the Internet, the digitally connected in particular have access to more truth than ever, especially if they know where to find it.
Once awakened by the enlightening truth, each human being will naturally cut a new profile in the world, within their families and their communities.
The ineluctable transfer of this newfound power to the people cannot be stopped. It may be thwarted, or temporarily misdirected, but it cannot be taken away once received. Once in possession of the truth, the people have effectively been set free.
Set free from what?
Earth has been set up as a prison planet for millennia.
The bars of the prison are made of lies and falsehood. The concrete walls are made of deceit, duplicity and dishonesty. The barbed wire is composed of prevarication and equivocation, distortion and misrepresentation. The watchtowers forever beam disinfo, misinfo and false info in every direction, all the time. The prison warden is an expert in the use of multiple weapons of mass deception. The guards use double-dealing and dissimulation at every turn.
The Internet, however, has cultivated a conducive environment whereby truth seekers the world over are easily escaping from their intellectual incarceration.
Now that populations around the globe are being liberated from the many false paradigms, they are free to seek the truth.
In fact, the Internet allows them to follow the facts and the truth to wherever it leads them.
“And the truth shall set you free.”
JFK & 9/11
Imagine how quickly the world would change were nations everywhere to know the truth about these two momentous events—the JFK assassination in November, 1963 and the false flag terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
For example, if the American people truly understood that the C.I.A. assassinated President John F. Kennedy things would change with a D.C. newsflash.
It’s now impossible for the Internet censors to suppress these and many other much more highly consequential facts of life on planet Earth.
They simply cannot control the spontaneous explosions of truth that are now occurring throughout every sphere of life. Just look at the ongoing supernova of disclosure concerning HARVEYGEDDON. The HARVOCALYPSE Begins!
The more that truth trickles throughout the planetary civilization, the more We the People will be empowered to take back our power.
With this crucial shift in our individual and then collective posture, people of conscience standing in their own truth will be compelled to speak that truth to power.
At the critical point, and it’s happening right now, Deep State will experience a free-fall collapse. The C.I.A. will be terminated. And the shadow government will lose all power to control the destiny of the American Republic.
TPTB have a Plan B
The power elite do have a contingency plan in place to preclude their unavoidable downfall.
Their highly misguided scheme is being implemented by way of their rapidly unfolding A.I. agenda.
TPTB really believe they can create an all-powerful and failsafe control mechanism using autonomous superintelligence. Their numerous covert AI enterprises have one goal of paramount importance: that every human being will be incessantly monitored and controlled so as to prevent emancipation from the prison planet.
The actual predicament directly caused by the Internet is that TPTB failed to realize that, once it was online, they could not hope to control the outbreaks of truth-telling. How can they? They don’t have the personnel, the resources, the time, or the necessary capacity to react to every eruption of truth that occurs on the net. It’s quite humorous watching the net guardians try to contain the “fake news” meme that President Trump has unleashed into cyberspace. And “fake news” is just a very accurate pejorative, not a highly classified data point capable of toppling a horde of VIPs or stopping a major war. It’s never been so much fun watching the MSM talking heads go apoplectic on air because of the truth bombs falling all over the place. This is the real reason why the end is very near for The Powers That Were. They simply cannot manage, nor contain, the overwhelming and unrelenting onslaught of truth taking place all over the Internet.
The single greatest development on the Internet post 2000 is the emergence of the alternative media.
The fact of the matter is that the Alt Media has become such a game-changer the Mainstream Media (MSM) has been forced to respond on a regular basis to its growing power and influence.
This unprecedented relationship is now fraught with daily battles which only serve to expose the treachery and treason, perfidy and propaganda which issues forth daily from the MSM.
Truly, the Alt Media has become the standard-bearer for truth and factual journalism. For the first time in the Third Millennium, investigative journalism has seen a rebirth. And inconvenient truths (for TPTB) are being spread across the planet with a single keystroke.
Much of that truth concerns the mundane sources of power that have ruled the planet from time immemorial. The ruling families, their secret societies and orders, as well as their countless corporate entities, are being outed with increasing frequency. These revelations alone make it very difficult for TPTB to rule in secrecy as they once did.
The bottom line here is that the world has changed in immense ways since 1995. Although very few really apprehend the profound and fundamental effects on post-modern societies, they are beginning to manifest with a vengeance.
There can only be one conclusion to this quickly evolving narrative: the curtain will soon drop on the Illuminati.
When that happens, Deep State will collapse like the Twin Towers did on 9/11. The C.I.A. will be defanged in a day and a night. The World Shadow Government will cease to function, before it ceases to exist altogether.
Inasmuch as the Internet has completely taken over this plane of existence, it can be wielded as a double-edged sword. While the net is being utilized systematically to take over the minds of users everywhere, it’s also being employed to reveal the inner workings of the Global Control Matrix.
Now that the New World Order agenda has been exposed as a sinister scheme to further imprison humanity, it has been halted. The planned totalitarian One World Government can no longer be established. World dominion by the NWO globalist cabal has been forever averted.
Robert is a former Marine Corps infantry officer, former CIA spy – a long-time CEO of both a small for-profit and an educational non-profit.
He is the top Amazon reviewer for non-fiction, reading in 98 categories, and recommended for the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to redirect the craft of intelligence away from spies and secrets which create war and waste, and toward open sources which create peace and prosperity.
Robert believes the deep state is going down. He believes Trump has tapped into the NSA databases. Those who haven’t been indicted yet will soon be the next to go.
Michael mentions Anthony Weiner, his wrong doings and his light sentencing. Huma Abedin was left in tears after her husband, former Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., was discovered to have sent explicit pictures over text to an underage girl. “This man is going to be the death of me!” Abedin said, according to an excerpt of Clinton’s book.
Robert had many things to say, one of the most shocking things he mentions in the interview is that the military is trafficking children. Robert said we have a thousand bases around the world, and they aren’t being used for their intended purposes.
According to a new report by Middle East Eye, Prince Bandar bin Sultan – Saudi Arabia’s most famous arms dealer, longtime former ambassador to the US, and recent head of Saudi intelligence – was among those detained as part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s (MBS) so-called “corruption purge” that started with the initial arrests of up to a dozen princes and other top officials last weekend.
If confirmed, the arrest and detention of Bandar would constitute the most significant and high profile figure caught up in the purge – even above that of high profile billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal – given Bandar’s closeness to multiple US administrations and involvement in events ranging from Reagan’s Nicaraguan Contra program (including direct involvement in the Iran-Contra scandal), to making the case for the Iraq War as a trusted friend of Bush and Cheney, to directing US-Saudi covert operations overseeing the arming of jihadists in Syria.
Famous photograph of George W. Bush and his close confidant Prince Bandar bin Sultan.
Middle East Eye issued the reportbased on multiple contacts “inside the royal court” and indicates further that the scale of MBS’ aggressive crackdown is much larger than previously reported, and even involves the torture of “senior figures” among those detained:
Some senior figures detained in last Saturday’s purge in Saudi Arabia were beaten and tortured so badly during their arrest or subsequent interrogations that they required hospital treatment, Middle East Eye can reveal. People inside the royal court also told MEE that the scale of the crackdown, which has brought new arrests each day, is much bigger than Saudi authorities have admitted, with more than 500 people detained and double that number questioned.
And shockingly, those sources say that the longtime Saudi ‘deep state’ power broker and liaison with the West, Prince Bandar, is among the detained:
One of the most famous is Prince Bandar bin Sultan, a former Saudi ambassador to Washington and confidant of former US President George W Bush. There is no word on his fate, but Saudi authorities said that one of the corruption cases they are looking at is the al-Yamamah arms deal, in which Bandar was involved.
While no doubt Bandar’s very well-known role in Saudi “oil for arms” programs which have come to define Saudi relations with the West over the past decades is a trumped up and “selective” charge (insofar as the highest levels of the state have overseen such shady dealing) the al-Yamamah deal in particular – which goes back to the mid-1980’s – has been an historical embarrassment to both the UK and Saudi governments (BAE Systems was the prime British contractor involved) for the astounding level of fraudulent accounting exposed in UK courts.
Bandar bought an entire village in the Cotswolds, a picturesque area of central England, and a 2,000-acre sporting estate with part of the proceeds from kickbacks he received in the al-Yamamah arms deal, which netted British manufacturer BAE £43bn ($56.5bn) in contracts for fighter aircraft.
As much as $30m (£15m) is alleged to have been paid into Bandar’s dollar account at Riggs Bank in Washington and the affair led to corruption probes in the US and UK, although the case was dropped in the UK in 2006 after an intervention by then-prime minister Tony Blair.
But more likely is that Bandar has been caught up in this week’s MBS dragnet for his closeness to Western heads of state and foreign intelligence services. With MBS’ aggressive consolidation of power which could result in ascension to the throne at any moment, and with fate of multiple princes and officials still unknown – not the least of which is now ex-PM of Lebanon Saad Hariri – a shroud of secrecy has resulted in myriad theories concerning what is really happening behind the scenes.
Likely, Bandar has been detained to ensure a communications blackout with Western intelligence and media until MBS’ plans are complete, with the added benefit of ensuring the “anti-corruption” angle to the purges for the consumption of international media.
Bandar (left) has been close to multiple US administrationsspanning decades with direct involvement in events ranging from Reagan’s Nicaraguan Contra program (including being named in the Iran-Contra scandal), to making the case for the Iraq War as a trusted friend of Bush and Cheney, to directing Obama-era covert operations to arm jihadists in Syria.
Ironically, Bandar himself once seemed to publicly boast about receiving massive kickbacks in relation to Saudi weapons dealing, which perhaps further made him an easy and high profile target in this week’s crackdown. According to a royal family profile highlighting corruption in the New York Times from early this week:
Perhaps the most famous statement on corruption in Saudi Arabia was made by Prince Bandar. In an interview with PBS in 2001, he said: “If you tell me that building this whole country, and spending $350 billion out of $400 billion, that we had misused or got corrupted with $50 billion, I’ll tell you, yes. But I’ll take that anytime.”
And the New York Times summarized the key events of the multi-billion pound weapons deal with the UK as follows:
Weapons contracts have long been a source of wealth. British media reported that Prince Bandar received well over $1 billion in secret payments from BAE Systems, the leading British military contractor, over the course of a decade. The son of founding King Abdulaziz’s personal doctor, Adnan Khashoggi, became a billionaire as an arms dealer and go-between for weapons makers and members of the royal family.
Meanwhile news of Bandar’s possible arrest and detention hasn’t spread very widely in international media reports as of this writing, but it will be interesting to see the response in the West should the news be confirmed. Will Bandar’s friends in Washington and London go to bat for him? Or will Prince Bandar quietly recede into the background of a permanent forced retirement from public life?
Most likely the latter will be the case. Regardless, for friends of the former powerful Saudi intelligence director on either side of the Atlantic and within Saudi Arabia itself, Bandar no doubt knows where all the skeletons are buried, and this alone makes him a worrisome, volatile and unpredictable figure in the midst of a transfer of power.