Waiting For a Coup In Saudi Arabia?

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While according to the official narrative, the Saudi power transition on Wednesday, when King Salman bin Abdulaziz announced his decision to replace Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz with his own son, Mohammed bin Salman, went smooth and by the numbers, what took place behind the scenes is more interesting.
Here, events were decidedly more interesting, because as Fars News reports (so take it with a grain of salt), after the decision was announced, the Israeli air force sent 18 of its fighter jets, including F16-I, F15-CD and F16-CD, along with two Gulfstream aircraft, two tanker airplanes and two C130 planes, special for electronic warfare, to Saudi Arabia at the demand of the new crown prince bin Salman to block his cousin (bin Nayef)’s possible measures.

On the surface, such close ties between the existing Saudi regime and Israel would appear a stretch, although it is far more plausible after this week’s WSJ report that when it comes to the Saudi proxy war, Israel and Saudi Arabia had been alligned from the onset of the Syrian conflict, with Israel secretly supplying Syrian rebels near its border with cash as well as food, fuel and medical supplies for years, “a secret engagement in the enemy country’s civil war aimed at carving out a buffer zone populated by friendly forces.”

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Trumpwatch – How Elon Musk can overcome Trump’s climate-change obstinacy

Musk holds strong views regarding human civilisation’s impact on the planet’s environment;

“ We’re running the most dangerous experiment in history right now, which is to see how much carbon dioxide the atmosphere … can handle before there is an environmental catastrophe.” – 17 April 2013

“ We are going to exit the fossil fuel era. It is inevitable. Right now we have an incentive structure that is designed to slow it down [transition from fossil fuels]. If countries decide to do a carbon tax or cap and trade, and it is real and not watered-down and weak, I think we can see a transition that is in the 15 to 20 years time frame as supposed to 40 to 50 years time frame. By putting a price on carbon, we are fixing a pricing error in the market. Any price will be better than the close to zero we have right now. ” –  2 December 2015

“ Burning oil is like taking furniture from your house and setting it on fire for heat.” – 1 July 2016

“By definition, we must at some point achieve a sustainable energy economy or we will run out of fossil fuels to burn and civilization will collapse. Given that we must get off fossil fuels anyway and that virtually all scientists agree that dramatically increasing atmospheric and oceanic carbon levels is insane, the faster we achieve sustainability, the better.” – 20 July 2016

“  CO2 isn’t exactly pollution, but it does cause warming and slight acidification of water if very large quantities are dug from deep underground and added to the surface cycle. The problem is the age-old tragedy of the commons. The common good being consumed is atmospheric and oceanic carbon capacity, which currently has a price of zero. This results in an error in market signals and far more CO2 is generated than should be. We won’t ever go to zero CO2, but the rate over time should be dropped far below what it is today.”  – 26 January 2017

Musk’s views are clear. They are also in direct stark contrast to Trump’s own, stated belief, that global warming was a “hoax perpetrated by the Chinese to hobble American industry“.  By participating in Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum, Musk appears to be an optimistic believer  in being inside the enemy’s tent pissing out, rather than vice versa.

via Trumpwatch – How Elon Musk can overcome Trump’s climate-change obstinacy | Frankly Speaking…

Trump Lender: Deutsche Bank Fined for “Mirror Trading” $10 Billion Russian Money-Laundering Scheme

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Swiss Banker Josef Ackerman was Deutsche Bank CEO from 2002-2012, and is currently Chairman of the Bank of Cyprus: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josef_Ackermann. Deutsche Bank has been a lender to Trump projects since the late 1990s and remains so: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-22/deutsche-bank-s-reworking-a-big-trump-loan-as-inauguration-nears Wilbur Ross was Vice Chair of Bank of Cyprus until he became US Sec. of Commerce under Trump, and has been involved in Trump affairs since at least the 1990s: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilbur_Ross The Cyprus Business Mail citing the Miami Herald said that “The Trump Organization has debt with Deutsche Bank, which loaned it more than $364m in recent years and more than $3bn since the 1990s,…” Read the article here: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/02/28/democratic-senators-ask-about-rosss-ties-to-russian-boc-shareholders/

Deutsche Bank was recently fined by-settled with both the State of New York financial authority and the UK financial authority over Mirror Trades which seem to have facilitated money-laundering. The country of Cyprus was involved. If the Bank of Cyprus is…

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Deutsche Bank Still Refusing to Provide Info on Internal Reviews of 2011 Russian Money-Laundering Scheme; Whether Accounts Held By Trump and Family Members Have Ties to Russia, As Requested By US Congress  Members; US Treasury Sec Mnuchin Also Refuses to Answer Related Inquiries

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Committee Dems to Deutsche Bank: Do Not Withhold Information from Congress on Trump and Russia Washington, DC, June 22, 2017

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, Congressman Daniel T. Kildee (D-MI), Vice Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade, Congressman Al Green (D-TX), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, and Congressman Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance, sent a follow up letter to Deutsche Bank’s outside counsel regarding the lawmakers’ request for information [1] related to the accounts of President Trump and his family members, including potential ties to Russia, as well as information related to the 2011 Russian mirror trading scheme.

 In the letter, the lawmakers asserted that governing federal privacy statutes invoked by the Bank to…

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Senate Trumpcare: ‘Mean and Meaner’

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After weeks of secrecy, the Senate version of Trumpcare is out, and police dragged protesters from the hall outside from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) door. Many of them were disabled in wheelchairs and on respirators. Over 40 people were attacked and arrested, and photographs showed blood on the floor of the hall. Photographs and video here. These protesters aren’t alone: Trumpcare has only a 17 percent approval rate in the country and no majority in any of the 50 states.

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GOP senators said that their bill would not be as cruel as the House bill passed last month, but it is more “mean,” to use a word from Dictator Donald Trump (DDT). Republicans said that they had to pass a repeal of “Obamacare” to keep their promise, but it leaves most of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) bones while taking away the flesh. Four senators…

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