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XI TO SALMAN: CHINA READY TO STRENGTHEN TIES WITH SAUDI ARABIA

Chinese premier Xi Jinping has upped the geopolitical ante in the Middle East by pledging to strengthen ties between China and Saudi Arabia, according to this article in Zero Hedge shared by Mr. H.B.:

Xi Jinping Pledges To "Strengthen Relationship" Between Saudi Arabia And China

What is extremely interesting about this story is that Mr. Xi made this announcement in the wake of the ongoing coup in Saudi Arabia that has seen heir-designate Prince Mohammed bin Salman placing several powerful Saudis under house arrest, including Prince al-Waleed bin Talal, a multi-billionaire with numerous corporate connections to Citigroup, various western media outlets, and the embattled Clinton networks, and a member of the powerful Bin Laden family.  Rumors are now circulating on the internet about the arrested parties being tortured in the Ritz Carlton in Riyadh, a story which appears to have started with the U.K.'s Daily Mail tabloid newspaper.

The timing of the event, along with the timing of so many other apparently disconnected events, appears to corroborate the idea that so many are now entertaining, namely, that "something major" is happening behind the scenes. For example: there are now clear indicators that the shootings in Las Vegas are somehow tied to the events in Saudi Arabia, since al-Waleed bin Talal was a major owner, along with Bill Gates, of an exclusive hotel in the top floors of the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Additionally, there are stories that the heir-designate was in Las Vegas at another major hotel  - the Tropicana - and had to be taken out of the hotel under escort. The pattern of deaths of witnesses - many of whom insist that there had to have been more than one shooter - has an unhappy parallel to the deaths of JFK assassination witnesses. While all this is going on, the news has also been abuzz with mounting sex allegations against major American politicians in both political parties, including recent new allegations against former president Bill Clinton. Amid all this, a plane and helicopter crashed in midair over a Rothschild estate in Britain, leading some to speculate that this was not merely an accident, but a message. And finally, for the connoisseur of conspiracy, the internet has been abuzz lately with the astonishing allegations of "Q", an alleged insider who has been posting some pretty pointed questions and connecting dots in some very direct ways (See The Book of Q).  While I as yet do not know what to make of the latter link's contents, my general impression is that it does appear to be the work of either an individual or team with some access to "inside information", but whether or not the overall picture that it paints is true or not, I do not know. As of this moment, I have my doubts and suspect that some of it, as "Q" alleges, is deliberate disinformation, but I include the link simply for the purpose of letting people see what sorts of speculations are taking place.

So why bother with all of this? What has it to do with Mr. Xi's stated willingness to strengthen ties to Saudi Arabia? Zero Hedge offers its own opinion and evaluation:

King Salman told Xi that Saudi Arabia was willing to become China’s “important partner” in the Gulf. The kingdom also intended to play a role in China’s “Belt and Road Initiative” and cooperate with Beijing in the energy and financial sectors, he said

Though Chinese media reports didn’t delve into too much detail about the recent purge orchestrated by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the call between the two leaders obviously follows an event two weeks for KSA, where its leaders reportedly pressured Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri to resign. Hariri had to go, allegedly, because he was deemed too soft on Hezbollah, the shiite militant group that’s affiliated with Iran and is also an important powerbroker in Lebanon.

Two weeks ago, dozens of Saudi princes and officials were detained on corruption charges, a move that is believed to have helped Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to consolidate his power. And yesterday the Financial Times exposed the “corruption crackdown” for what is truly is: A naked cash grab meant to refill KSA’s foreign currency reserves while allowing it the financial flexibility to help ensure the Aramco IPO is executed at the best possible price.

Thus Zero Hedge's analysis: the Saudi coup is nothing more than a power-and-money grab, and China is seizing the crisis of opportunity to hopefully cash in on any potential public offering of Saudi Aramco.

But the Saudi King's willingness to "play a role in China's 'Belt and Road' initiative" really signals that the Saudi coup - and China's response - are about much more than that.  A Saudi role in the Chinese initiative is a major geopolitical realignment in the region, and that brings up the historical Saudi tensions with Iran. The end of the Zero Hedge article suggests that the tension might be impossible for anyone to overcome, including China:

Despite Xi’s promise, China also maintains warm relations with Iran, meaning the likelihood that China would become involved in a military struggle against either Iran or Saudi is probably low.

According to the SCMP, China has bolstered its presence in the region by forging closer ties with both countries. Of course, Saudi has plenty to gain from closer relations with China, including expanding its foothold in the world’s largest import market for crude.

During King Salman’s first official trip to China in March, the two countries signed deals, including some in the oil sector, worth a combined US$65 billion, the SCMP noted.

However, if the feud between Saudi Arabia and Iran intensifies - and that looks likely - the threat of a geopolitical conflict will become impossible to ignore.

What then?

Indeed, this reading while conventional does capture the problem. Which brings us to my high octane speculation of the day and to a possibility that is so remote I hesitate to mention it, but it is suggested by all the dot-connecting and speculation by which I began this blog. And the speculation is suggested by something else, not mentioned in the Zero Hedge article: Prince Mohammed bin Salman's apparent willingness to pursue a less radicalized and fundamentalist form of Islam than Wahhabism. Of course, time will tell whether any good intentions can improve a situation of barbarism and brutality in the (out)house of Saud. But then again, reflect back just a few years, when such ideas would not even have been voiced at all, much less from a prince in the royal house, much less, still, by the heir-designate. Merely mentioning such ideas would seem to be a radical step in and of itself. And for Saudi Arabia, with a large Shia population precisely in its oil-producing regions, such a signal might be interpreted as a long-term plan to change their status and improve relations, and that might ultimately mean improved relations with Iran. If any of this very high octane speculation has a scintilla of truth, then the Saudi coup would have to be viewed not as a "chance occurrence" or even a "crisis of opportunity", but, like all coups, a long and carefully planned event that in its turn is part of a larger picture and much more long-range scheme. Indeed, Saudi Arabia has undertaken to broaden its basis of great power support, with the king meeting with Presidents Trump and Putin, and now signaling his willingness to work with Xi.

The bottom line? It appears, at least to me, that something major is happening, that it has international roots, and that it is mightily upsetting Mr. Globaloney. It is perhaps significant that Mr. Trump, during his visit to Saudi Arabia, took part in the traditional Saudi Sword Dance, or Al Ardha. He wasn't the first American president to do so (Bush II did it). It is nonetheless intriguing that the dance, traditionally, was held before going to war. In Bush's case, we know what the war was...

It's a case, really, of you tell me.

See you on the flip side...

19 thoughts on “XI TO SALMAN: CHINA READY TO STRENGTHEN TIES WITH SAUDI ARABIA”

  1. anyone hear much about podesta’s ties to ksa? indictments? ankle bracelets covered with air/boot/casts on mccain killery and chelsea (allegedly all with ankle injuries)?

  2. European turkeys seek refuge in Russia, because Europe is an American pizza. And “nation of concern” is a pizza slice.

    European turkeys don’t want to be American dinner. Thanksgiving is a code word for Americans coming with fork and knife.

    Run turkey, run!

  3. I was cruising the internet and ran across this YT video:
    “What Bilderberg Really Wants In 2017”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbFMnrPbAmU

    The Bilderberg summit in early June was at the Westfields Marriott, a luxury hotel a short distance from the Oval Office. Note the interesting points on Wilbur Ross, Rothschild, and Trump after minute 8.

    I would not be surprised if the plans were finalized for all the weirdness around KSA/MbS at that meeting…

  4. nice. so us 99.999% er’s can start hearing less saber rattling about ussa nuking russia, iran, nk or any other axis of evil lines of junk for awhile?

    does this increase or decrease the odds of the controlled demolition (ala 1930’s redux) of the world economy and us in our homes happening? is it possible or likely the crash of the 2 aircraft over rottenchild estates is telling them to stick those guidestones somewhere else for a bit. or do we all need to look out for their ongoing jonestowning of the ussa as they’ve been slow walking us these past few decades?

    1. Your reference to the purposed demolition of 1929 and the subsequence confiscation of 19[33] gold is apropos. They control the vertical; they control the horizontal; do not attempt to adjust your worldview point, “we’ll” do that for you – those “we” are few and far between, and they mean business[nothing personal, is an accurate description of these heartless inhuman acolyte puppets].
      And [who] are the puppet master[s]?
      Are “they” far-out?
      Or, is it being run, via some kind of program pogrom?

  5. KSA is in sharp decline and can put away the sabre rattling — and the silly dance. If they and their cohort of world-class co-conspirators couldn’t unseat Assad or do much of anything other than cause mayhem in Yemen, what are they smoking that makes them think they are going to take on Iran?

    They are coming hat in hand to China and are trying to make oil deals there and so they are investing in the Silk Road, hand washes hand. With those deals comes Chinese influence so they will be brought further to heel.

    I’d think the sabre dance referred to the upcoming internal purge; they can bluster all they want at Iran to save face but they are in a very weakened position — and that is why they bluster. Honestly, even when they were flush who took them seriously as a military power? And now, post-purge and hemorrhaging petrodollars they’re threatening Iran and Lebanon? How silly, about as silly as that dance.

    1. The only real influence KSA had was all those petrodollars sloshing around sub rosa, funding this and that, and the promise of throwing some of it at you, if your nefarious goals met theirs. So they don’t have much slosh left in the bucket and things apparently got quite out of hand and the family tree required a massive pruning out of (soon-to-be) deadwood.

      It’s hard to make a case where KSA becomes more influential, especially now that they’ve been pretty openly outed as in cahoots with Israel, though this was obvious since 9/11; they write the checks.

  6. [“a scintilla of truth” Wow. I’m impressed; haven’t heard that in a long time…]

    On the MbS overtures to China, I’m going to go with the “enticing China away from Russia” angle. It is pretty evident that HoS has never been their own masters. Why should MbS be any different?

    The old TPTB playbook had Kissinger slowly driving a wedge between Russia and China. The original Brzezinski playbook was to keep any major power blocks from jelling and – above all – to prevent a rise of a Eurasian conglomerate. That worked. Russia and China were stupid or corrupt; it cost them dearly…

    In the present, I believe TPTB are terrified of their Russia sanctions having forced the Russians & Chinese together, starting-with an oil-for-goods alliance. (Plus, each has kilo-tons of gold stocked away for a currency relaunch, while the US/Fed has to forbid audits of Fort Knox gold.) Billions of dollars of deals with KSA/MbS are likely the “camel’s nose under the tent” for enticing China away from Russia. Not very subtle.

    Let’s see if the Chinese have learned anything from the last go-around…

  7. Human Rights Watch paints a different picture of Saudi King Salman and his new regime:
    “Saudi authorities are already methodically silencing and locking away peaceful critics on spurious charges,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. “Instead of improving abusive legislation, Saudi authorities are doubling down with the ludicrous proposition that criticism of the crown prince is an act of terrorism.”
    Read more at:
    https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/11/23/saudi-arabia-new-counterterrorism-law-enables-abuse
    Meet the new boss, just like the old boss: while we would like to be hopeful the new king is going to crack down on human traffickers, it seems to me more like Salman is just cracking down on any dissenters and consolidating his power.

  8. Just started reading The Book of Q. Fascinating, disturbing, …. Could be disinfo of one faction claiming to be patriotic in exposing opposing faction, could be legit, could be…

    What I initially keyed in on was a couple of allusions to a key SCOTUS decision:

    “Focus on military intelligence [MI] / State Secrets and why might that be used vs. any three letter agency
    “What SC decision opened the door for a sitting president to activate – what must be showed?” (Book of Q, pg. 8)

    I initially thought this was State Secret Privilege (SSP) as per United States v. Reynolds: https://wakeup-world.com/2017/02/16/state-secrets-privilege-how-the-military-intelligence-complex-retains-secret-control/

    Also, SSP invocation requires AG approval and periodic reports / disclosure to appropriate congressional committees committees: https://fas.org/sgp/jud/statesec/doj-ssp.pdf

    “Under what article can the President impose MI taken over investigations for the 3 letter agencies? What conditions must present itself? Why is this so very important?”

    Any ideas?

    Also, the “Why is MS13 such a priority?” question is provocative. The organized crime gang could be a source for drugs/$$$ and underage prostitutes / pedo victims as well as providing discrete hit men with plausible deniability–MS 13 has a presence in DC (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS-13#Child_prostitution). Seth Richards?

    So provocative.

  9. It’s a given that there are multiple factions to Mr. Globalony. It’s also a given that their plans have been carried out over centuries and are now coming to fruition. Agenda 2030, the OBOR initiative, etc. are the end game. Those in the West are upset that it is going to come from the East rather than the West. It’s the old good cop, bad cop scenario played out on the world stage.

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