21-12-13

Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Syrian opposition: secret accord

The British Times published an article in January 2012 that said Saudi Arabia and Qatar joined in a covert deal to fund weapons acquisitions by the Syrian opposition to topple the regime of Bashar Assad. A secret accord between the governments of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the Syrian opposition was reached after the Arab League of Nations foreign ministers Cairo meeting in January 2012. A representative of the Syria opposition told the British newspaper that Saudi Arabia offered any assistance. He added Turkey also took an active part in supporting the opposition by delivering arms across the Syria-Turkey border. 

Mehmet Ali Ediboglu, a deputy from the province of Hatay, said to a United Arab Emirates outlet the National there were great quantities of Turkey-made fire arms in Syria. Ediboglu was part of the Turkish Republican People's Party team coming to Syria in September 2011. The Syrian officials showed the delegation truckloads of weapons unloaded in deserted buffer zone between Syrian and Turkish checkpoints. According to the Turkish deputy’s interview the weapons were delivered by the Muslim Brothers.

Pro-Israeli Debka internet-outlet close to the Israeli Intelligence Mossad reported as far back as August 2011 that NATO delivered shoulder-fired air defense systems, anti-tank weapons, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns to the opposition forces across the territory of Turkey. “Syrian rebels have been receiving training inside Turkey” Debka reported. NATO and the USA organized a campaign to recruit thousands of Muslim volunteers from different countries to boost the might of Syrian “rebels”. The Turkish army provided them with training and safe passage across the Turkey-Syrian border. 

Syria now views Saudi Arabia as its number one enemy and accuses it of trying to destroy the country by arming jihadists and other rebels fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad.

Sources: 

http://www.strategic-culture.org/pview/2012/07/17/usa-and-al-qaeda-holy-alliance.html

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/syria-views-saudi-arabia-as-number-one-enemy/article1-1164945.aspx

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January 27, 2012 - Gulf States to arm Syrian opposition?
http://rt.com/news/arming-syria-rebels-saudi-913/

In 2012 Qatar bought 200 “Leopard 2″ battle tanks and the German government responded positively to the Saudis request to buy up to 270 of the Leopard 2 tanks. In a new request, the sheikhs petitioned the German government for its approval of the purchase of a few hundred “Boxer” armed transport vehicles.
http://latestnewssyria.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/peace-talks-syria-german-weapons-business/

June 25, 2013 – Saudi Arabia: ‘Syrian rebels must be armed’
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jun/25/saudi-arabia...

November 7, 2013 – Syria: Saudi Arabia to spend millions to train new rebel force
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/07/syria-crisis...

December 12, 2013 – Why Is Saudi Arabia Buying 15,000 U.S. Anti-Tank Missiles for a War It Will Never Fight?
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/12/12/why_is_s...

December 18, 2013 – Ambassador: Saudi Ready to Act ‘With or Without’ West
http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/110367-ambassador-saud...

December 21, 2013 - U.S. blocking Iranian role in Syrian peace talks next month - Thirty countries, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Kuwait, have been invited to participate in the opening session of the peace conference...
http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/1.564633

Photo: Picture of a U.S. military base in Qatar, thousands of warplanes. A part of it is used to bombard Afghanistan.

Peace Talks Syria: German weapons business

It is unclear what, exactly, impresses the Arabs most about the new "Leopard 2" battle tank. Is it its reliable 120-millimeter smoothbore cannon, which remains stubbornly fixed on its target, even when the 68-ton behemoth is traveling at high speeds through the desert? Is it the "increased power-rated additional power generators for check-point missions" touted by the Munich-based manufacturer, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann? Or the "communication interface on the exterior of the vehicle for dismounted forces?"

In the first week of July 2012, Krauss-Maffei shipped one of its new miracle weapons to the Saudi desert to test the Leopard 2 under extreme heat conditions. The Defense Ministry in Berlin sent along an officer with the German Armed Forces, the Bundeswehr, to ensure safety during test firing of the tank's guns.

The successful desert test didn't go unnoticed by the region's sheikhs. The government of Qatar has already shown interest in buying up to 200 tanks, a deal that, should it come to fruition, could be worth up to €2 billion ($2.6 billion).

The Saudis, for their part, have already become loyal customers. The German government responded positively to their request to buy up to 270 of the Leopard 2 tanks. In a new request, the sheikhs have petitioned the German government for its approval of the purchase of a few hundred "Boxer" armed transport vehicles. 

German high-tech weapons are a hot commodity among Arab potentates and other autocrats. They haven't failed to notice that the coalition government of Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP) has steadily relaxed Germany's otherwise restrictive arms export policy.

On December 6, 2012, Germany's cabinet authorized the stationing of German Patriot air defense missiles on the Turkish border with Syria as part of a NATO mission 'to help protect Turkey from possible cross-border attacks'. The mission involved up to 400 troops from the German military, the Bundeswehr, and also included personnel for AWACS surveillance aircraft and commando units. The mandate had a one year limit with the possibility of extension.

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June 25, 2013 – Saudi Arabia: ‘Syrian rebels must be armed’:
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jun/25/saudi-arabia-syria-rebels-armed

November 7, 2013 – Syria: Saudi Arabia to spend millions to train new rebel force:
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/07/syria-crisis...

November 25, 2013 – Iran nuclear deal: Saudi Arabia warns it will strike out on its own:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iran...

December 12, 2013 – Why Is Saudi Arabia Buying 15,000 U.S. Anti-Tank Missiles for a War It Will Never Fight?
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/12/12/why_is_s...

December 18, 2013 – Ambassador: Saudi Ready to Act ‘With or Without’ West:
http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/110367-ambassador-saud...

December 18, 2013 – Germany: U.S. Opens New Training Range For Global NATO Warfare
http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/2013/12/18/germany-u-s-op...

December 21, 2013 - U.S. blocking Iranian role in Syrian peace talks next month - Thirty countries, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Kuwait, have been invited to participate in the opening session of the peace conference... http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/1.564633

Latest News: Syria fights foreign backed terrorism

More Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists killed

Provinces, Dec 20, 2013 (SANA) -

 Units of the armed forces carried out operations against terrorists' dens and gatherings in several provinces, killing and injuring scores of terrorists, some of them affiliated to Jabhat al-Nusra.

Non-Syrian terrorists killed in Damascus Countryside

Units of the armed forces carried out operations against terrorists' gatherings in several areas of Damascus and its Countryside, killing many terrorists, including non-Syrians.

An army unit ambushed an armed terrorist group affiliated to the "Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham" and killed all its members who were attempting to sneak into Aqraba town in Damascus Countryside.

A source told SANA that an army unit killed all members of an armed terrorist group in Douma city in the countryside.

Among the dead terrorists were Nazeh al-Shumari and Masoud al-Soderi from Saudi Arabia.

The source added that another army unit destroyed a terrorists' den along with the weapons and ammunition inside it in al-Hajariyeh farms in Douma.

The source pointed out that an army unit clashed with terrorists to the east of the Water Establishment in Harasta, killing and injuring scores of them.

Meanwhile, the army units  destroyed a den for Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in Rema farms in Yabroud  area and killed many of them, while another army unit clashed with terrorists in al-Jamiyat neighborhood in Maaloula city, killing and injuring scores of them.

In Afra mountains in al-Zabadani city, an army unit killed and inured a number of terrorists, including Yaseen al-Mallat.

Another army unit targeted an armed terrorist group to the east of the sewage establishment and near al-Othman Mosque in Adra area in the countryside, killing and injuring scores of them.

Read more athttp://sana.sy/eng/21/2013/12/20/518638.htm

20-12-13

Latest News Syria: Aid for Syrian citizens

"Homeland warm lap" event to fill 10 thousand food baskets

December 19, 2013

Damascus, (SANA) - General Establishment for distributing textile production "Sundos" in cooperation with the High Relief Committee held an event at al-Jalaa stadium in Damascus under the title "Homeland warm lap" to fill 10 thousand food baskets and distribute them to the citizens affected by the acts of the armed terrorist groups.

Read more at: http://213.178.225.235/eng/21/2013/12/19/518596.htm

Latest News Syria: armed forces

Boats and vehicles for terrorists destroyed

Dec 19, 2013

Provinces, (SANA) - Units of the armed forces on Thursday targeted terrorists in a number of cities and areas, killing scores of them and destroying their hideouts and vehicles.

Terrorists, ambushed in Adra, Damascus Countryside

An army ambushed scores of terrorists in the expansion project in the residential city of Adra in Damascus Countryside, a military source told SANA reporter.

The source stressed that large amounts of the ambushed terrorists' weapons and ammunition were seized, including BKC machine guns and automatic rifles.

Army units discover terrorists' den in al-Nabek city

Units of the armed forces in cooperation with national defense and competent authorities discovered a den which was used by terrorists to store weapons  and ammunition in the farms surrounding al-Nabek city in Damascus Countryside.

A source pointed  out that the army units discovered a den full of explosive devices, materials for making explosives and stolen medical equipment in al-Nabek area.

Terrorists' boats and cars carrying weapons destroyed in Homs

A unit of the armed forces destroyed terrorists' boats loaded with weapons and ammunition in Kissin bay in al-Rastan Lake in Homs province, according to a military source.

The source told SANA that several terrorists' dens were destroyed to the west of the Sport Club and al-Ashtar square in al-Rastan city, while an armed terrorist group was wholly eliminated and its members' weapons were destroyed in Deir Foul village.

An army unit killed destroyed a number of cars transporting terrorists' weapons and ammunition between the villages of Burj Qa'I and Kissin in al-Houleh area, leaving many of the terrorists dead and wounded.

A chain of special operations were carried out against terrorists' gatherings and dens in the villages and towns of al-Dar al-Kabira and al-Ghasbiyeh in the countryside of Homs. Scores of the terrorists were left dead and wounded.

Units of the armed forces killed and injured all members of armed terrorist groups in al-Waer neighborhood and the villages of al-Mashjar al-Janoubi and al-Khaldiyeh and in Talbiseh area.

The source noted that some of the terrorists were affiliated to the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham which is linked to al-Qaeda.

Read more at:

http://213.178.225.235/eng/337/2013/12/19/518439.htm

Latest News Syria: Europe and the 'Free Syrian Army'

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December 11, 2013

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—The ongoing struggle within the ranks of Syria’s rebels escalated this week as the Free Syrian Army (FSA) accused the newly formed Islamic Front of carrying out a raid on its bases and warehouses near the Turkish border.

In exclusive comments to Asharq Al-Awsat, a senior FSA Supreme Military Council official speaking anonymously accused the Islamic Front, a new coalition comprised of seven major Islamist rebel groups fighting in Syria, of carrying out a “complete coup” against the FSA’s Chiefs of Staff, headed by General Salim Idris.

“The FSA warehouses are now empty after they were occupied and their contents were stolen, including Salim Idris’s own office,” the FSA officer said. He claimed that Commander Abu Al-Nur of Ahrar Al-Sham led the operation.

He said that the Islamic Front raided a total of ten warehouses belonging to the Western-backed umbrella group and seized a significant arsenal of weaponry, including 2,000 AK-47 rifles, 1,000 assorted arms—including M79 Osa rocket launchers, rocket-propelled grenades, and 14.5mm heavy machine guns—in addition to more than 200 tons of ammunition. At least 100 FSA military vehicles were also taken in the attack.

He said: “After the Islamic Front leaders failed to control the FSA chiefs of staff at meetings in Istanbul last month, they are now carrying out a coup against the FSA on the ground.”

He added that “120 million US dollars in humanitarian assistance was expected to reach the Syrian people, but this was frozen due to the Islamic Front attack.”

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Photo: European Parliament (Brussels) where Guy Verhofstadt, MEP and President of ALDE Group, was pleading on a very fanatic way for weapon deliveries to the so called ‘Free Syrian Army’ and its 'rebels'.
Verhofstadt who wants a NATO intervention in Syria, is a board member of the Brussels-based, Brussels-quoted Sofina holding (petroleum gas and oil platforms). The Belgian industrialist Viscount Etienne Davignon is Honorary Director of Sofina.

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August 9, 2013 - Al-Nusra militants kill top Free Syrian Army commander:
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2013/08/09/317938/alnusra-militants-kill-fsa-commander/

November 7, 2013 – Syria: Saudi Arabia to spend millions to train new rebel force:
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/07/syria-crisis-saudi-arabia-spend-millions-new-rebel-force

December 12, 2013 – Why Is Saudi Arabia Buying 15,000 U.S. Anti-Tank Missiles for a War It Will Never Fight
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/12/12/why_is_saudi_arabia_buying_15000_us_anti_tank_missiles_for_a_land_war_it_will_ne#sthash.nkCz3CMQ.MJc7v6Ey.dpbs

December 18, 2013 – Ambassador: Saudi Ready to Act ‘With or Without’ West:
http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/110367-ambassador-saudi-ready-to-act-with-or-without-west

December 21, 2013 - U.S. blocking Iranian role in Syrian peace talks next month - Thirty countries, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Kuwait, have been invited to participate in the opening session of the peace conference...
http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/1.564633

18-12-13

Peace Talks Syria...

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July 17, 2012 – USA and Al Qaeda: Holy Alliance:
http://www.strategic-culture.org/pview/2012/07/17/usa-and...

June 25, 2013 – Saudi Arabia: ‘Syrian rebels must be armed’:
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jun/25/saudi-arabia...

November 7, 2013 – Syria: Saudi Arabia to spend millions to train new rebel force:
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/07/syria-crisis...

November 25, 2013 – Iran nuclear deal: Saudi Arabia warns it will strike out on its own:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iran...

November 30, 2013 – Pentagon Trains NATO Allies, Partners For Post-Afghan Missions:
http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/2013/11/30/pentagon-train...

December 4, 2012 – Germany, Netherlands To Provide NATO Missiles In Turkey:
http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/2012/12/04/germany-nether...

December 12, 2013 – Why Is Saudi Arabia Buying 15,000 U.S. Anti-Tank Missiles for a War It Will Never Fight?
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/12/12/why_is_s...

December 17, 2013 – Pentagon Continues To Ferry Troops, Equipment To Central African Republic:
http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/2013/12/17/pentagon-conti...

December 18, 2013 – Ambassador: Saudi Ready to Act ‘With or Without’ West:
http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/110367-ambassador-saud...

December 18, 2013 – Germany: U.S. Opens New Training Range For Global NATO Warfare
http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/2013/12/18/germany-u-s-op...

14-12-13

Latest News Syria: Palestinian Committee

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Palestinian reconciliation committee chief: Terrorist groups used al-Yarmouk Camp as ‘bargaining chip’

Dec 14, 2013

Damascus, (SANA) _Sheikh Mohammad al-Omari, head of the Palestinian Popular Reconciliation Committee said the armed groups have turned the locals in al-Yarmouk Camp into a bargaining chip to compromise the Palestinian cause and revoke the right to return.

Speaking at a press conference in Damascus, al-Omari said ”al-Yarmouk Camp is targeted by the West and the US to displace the Palestinian people and liquidate their rights,” indicating that the Committee has proposed “a popular initiative par excellence” to solve the humanitarian crisis in the camp.

”But it was the gunmen inside the camp who reneged on the agreement to put the initiative into effect,” he pointed out, adding that the ”gunmen’s stalling on implementing the initiative came after they received outside dictates, because of their being hamstrung by calculations that take no account of the efforts to solve the crisis.”

The Syrian government has ”facilitated the Committee’s work and encouraged it to go ahead with implementing the agreement alongside the majority of the Palestinian factions,” he said, citing the amnesty granted to all those who are willing to defend the Camp and the food packages provided by the State Ministry for National Reconciliation Affairs to the locals inside the Camp.

M. Ismael

http://213.178.225.235/eng/21/2013/12/14/517601.htm

Latest News Syria: heavy snow

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December 14, 2013

Damascus (SANA) - Different Syrian cities on Friday witnessed heavy rains and snow as the country comes under polar, cold mass.
The snow thickness ranged between 50cm in Damascus countryside, al-Quneitra and al-Sweida, while it reached 20 cm in Damascus.

http://213.178.225.235/eng/21/2013/12/14/517515.htm

13-12-13

Latest News Syria

Dec 12, 2013

Damascus - A number of terrorists were killed, others injured and their criminal vehicles and tools were destroyed in the continued large-scale military operations targeting their gatherings and hideouts in all Syrian cities.

Mortar attack in Damascus causes material damage

Two mortar shells fired by terrorists hit citizens' houses near Al-Jahez Park in Abu Remmaneh neighborhood in Damascus.

A source at the Police Command said the terrorist attack caused material damage to a number of houses and cars parked nearby, causing no casualties.

Army units kill terrorists in Deir Ezzor

Army units repelled an armed terrorist group, the majority of whose members are from non-Syrian nationalities who tried to attack two military checkpoints in Ayyash area in Deir Ezzor western countryside and on Deir Ezzor-Palmyra road.

An official source told SANA that vehicles for terrorists, with the weapons and ammunition inside have been destroyed, indicating that all the killed terrorists were affiliated to ISIS, al-Fatihoun min Ard al-Sham, and Ahrar al-Sham Movement.

The source added that army units destroyed concentrations for terrorist affiliated to Jabhat al-Nusra in al-Hwaika neighborhood in Deir Ezzor city, killing and wounding all the terrorists there.

Several terrorist groups' leaders killed in Lattakia

An army unit carried out a special concentrated operation in which it killed all members of an armed terrorist group affiliated to the so-called The Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in the town of Salma in the northern countryside of Lattakia, said a military source.

The source told SANA that the operation also resulted in destroying 16 cars belonging to the terrorists which were loaded with ammunition and weapons, including heavy machine guns.

Among the killed terrorists were a leader from the ISIS who is nicknamed "Abo Suhaib" from Libya and another leader from the so-called "Al-Muhajereen Battalions" who is nicknamed "Abo Mariam" from Chechnya, in addition to Abo al-Habib Bin Mabrouk and his son Osama from the so-called "Ahl al-Nusra" group.

Terrorists Omar al-Hajj Mohammad, Othman al-Sukhteh and Saeed Mohammad Oqleh were also identified among the dead.

Read more at: http://213.178.225.235/eng/337/2013/12/12/517267.htm

Photo: Minister of State Hillary Clinton and members of the Saudi government. The US is delivering for billions of dollars of weapons to Saudi Arabia which are used in the war against the Syrian government

11-12-13

Belgium: Problems with Syria fighters

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Atomium threatened by Syria fighters?

11/12/2013 - Colin Clapson

A video has surfaced on the internet that airs threats of bloody attacks against targets in Belgium. The video was posted on Brian De Mulder's YouTube account. Brian is a young man from Antwerp who has gone to Syria to take part in the armed uprising against the Assad regime.

At this point, it's still unclear whether the fighter posted the video himself. He is said to be in the city of Aleppo in northern Syria, where the rebels have clashed with government troops.

One of the sites named as a potential target for a murderous outrage is the Atomium, a Brussels landmark.

The text reads: "Bombs are falling. Atomium, I hear a bang. Body parts everywhere!"

The video includes threats against the Belgian Defence Minister Pieter De Crem and the right wing Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders: "De Crem, Wilders, the traitors are falling, watch out for cars loaded with explosives."

The video has meanwhile been removed from the video sharing website, but you can still see part of it in the Dutch language report below aired on VRT television.

The anti-terrorism unit operated by Belgian police is taking the threat seriously. Intelligence experts are currently examinig the message.

http://www.deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws.english/News/131211_atomium

October 31, 2013 - Belgium the First European Country Threatened by Terrorists it Sponsored in Syria:
http://youtu.be/GcJ-P8qp2Hg

December 3, 2013 - Sharp rise in Europeans fighting in Syria:
http://news.yahoo.com/sharp-rise-europeans-fighting-syria-145413023.html

09-12-13

Peace Talks Syria: 15,000 anti-tank missiles to Saudi Arabia

Chuck Hagel announced during the weekend forum that the US has no intention of scaling back its military presence (read: arms sales) in the Persian Gulf despite the recent diplomatic detente with Iran. «Diplomacy, must be backed up with military power,» Hagel told delegates. The Pentagon chief also disclosed that the US was going ahead with the sale of 15,000 anti-tank missiles to Saudi Arabia worth $1 billion. These missiles will probably end up in the hands of Al Qaeda militants waging a war of terror against Syria for the Western-backed objective of regime change in that country. Ironically, and ludicrously, the British Foreign Secretary William Hague warned delegates that «extremists» operating in Syria (with the covert support of the US, Britain and Saudi Arabia among others) present a grave security threat to the Middle East region and Europe.”

http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2013/12/09/from-bah...
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/polio-has-bro...

CHUCK HAGEL IS A MAN OF DEUTSCHE BANK.
chuck hagel ” serves on the board of directors of Chevron Corporation, Deutsche Bank’s Americas Advisory Board, …..”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Hagel

ALSO THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT IS CONTROLLED BY DEUTSCHE BANK.
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/maryriddell/100033519/w...

WHO CONTROLS DEUTSCHE BANK ?
WE CAN NOTICE RELATIONS AMONG LORD JACOB ROTHSCHILD AND DEUTSCHE BANK.
https://wikispooks.com/ISGP/organisations/introduction/PE...

DAVID HAYSEY ” HEAD OF PUBLIC EQUITIES AT RIT CAPITAL PARTNERS ” AND IN THE PAST ” DIRECTOR AT J ROTHSCHILD CAPITAL MANAGEMENT ” HAS BEEN ” MANAGING DIRECTOR AT DEUTSCHE BANK ”
http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/david-haysey/1b/470/bb3

THERE ARE ALSO LINKS AMONG EVELYN DE ROTHSCHILD AND DEUTSCHE BANK.
https://wikispooks.com/ISGP/organisations/introduction/PE...

VERNON JORDAN, THE BIG FRIEND OF EVELYN DE ROTHSCHILD AND OF HIS WIFE LYNN DE ROTHSCHILD, HAS BEEN A DIRECTOR OF DEUTSCHE BANK.
http://www.companiesintheuk.co.uk/director/8570529/vernon...

DEUTSCHE BANK IS CONNECTED ALSO WITH THE EDMOND DE ROTHSCHILD OWNED BY BENJAMIN DE ROTHSCHILD
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_de_Rothschild
AND BY HIS WIFE ARIANE DE ROTHSCHILD
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ariane_de_Rothschild
http://in.linkedin.com/pub/nicolas-hindi/31/912/265
http://www.lejdd.fr/Economie/Images/Les-plus-grosses-fort...

” Benjamin de Rothschild, only son of the late Edmond de Rothschild, was a classic case of great expectations gone astray. Despite being groomed for greatness from a young age, as a teenager he skipped university and instead headed for Los Angeles with dreams of being a film producer. In LA he started taking drugs, and ended up on heroin. Meanwhile, he failed to make it into Hollywood’s charmed circle and bombed as a film-maker. ”
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/poor-litt...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waddesdon
http://www.waddesdon.org.uk/
http://www.thefullwiki.org/Waddesdon_Manor
http://www.thefullwiki.org/Ascott_House
http://www.breathingenglishair.blogspot.fr/2012/04/ascott...
http://wikimapia.org/6825620/fr/Chateau-de-Pregny
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/77169200

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Saudi Arabia receives just $9,000 in foreign aid from the US a year, though the US does sell it a lot of military hardware. In 2010, the US made the largest arms sale in its history, selling $60 billion’s worth of jets and attack helicopters to the Arab kingdom. Saudi Arabia is also a major exporter of oil to the US, though its highly unlikely OPEC would support a slow down or boycott over the kingdom’s political gripes with the US.
Israeli personnel in recent days were in Saudi Arabia to inspect bases that could be used as a staging ground to launch attacks against Iran, according to informed Egyptian intelligence officials...

Pentagon approves $1.1 billion Raytheon missile sale to Saudi Arabia:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/07/us-raytheon-saudi-missiles-idUSBRE9B50SF20131207