Sunday Talks: Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal Interviewed by Maria Bartiromo…

Maria Bartiromo interviews Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal about his relationship with Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman (MbS) and the Khashoggi murder.  Apparently Ms. Bartiromo, who has met MbS personally, is not a fan.  Then again, there are financial relationships between Fox media and Saudi interests that might also have bearing…

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124 Responses to Sunday Talks: Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal Interviewed by Maria Bartiromo…

  1. Elwood says:

    Attempting to drive wedge between governing Saudis and Trump admin. The Khashoggi matter as well as the DaNang Dick sponsorship of the 9/11 Saudi report is all part of the same effort.

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  2. Mark1971 says:

    Did anybody else get the impression that Al Waleed was on drugs when he gave this interview? Just his overall demeanor, the twitching and mannerisms. Maybe he’s always like this. I don’t know.

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  3. Marygrace Powers says:

    Prince Alwaleed bin Talal seemed
    twitchy faced/eyebrow jumpin/ hyped up.

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  4. Sherri Young says:

    Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal

    (((cringe)))

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    • Rykehaven says:

      Al-waleed’s family’s biggest business isn’t oil, it’s actual corporate predation. It’s like all criminal enterprises; you need to park your money somewhere, so why not take over legitimate businesses – who have to use hard work, talent and ingenuity for every penny – but can’t compete against billions in slushfunds.

      Bartiromo’s husband is the secondary predator who cleans up the left-overs.

      Neither Al-waleed, nor Bartiromo actually produces anything of real value; they manipulate “perceptions”; media, banking and finances, politics, regulation, etc to seize businesses other people have built.

      So you have a mouthpiece married to Jewish corporate raiders providing cover to a parasite who funnels billions in dirty Muslim money into the American legal-media-political bloodstream.

      Reading the comments, it’s disheartening that so many are again falling for Bartiromo. She tried to sabotage Trump in the campaign. Trump knows not to trust her (she tried to do to Trump what Ford did to Kavanaugh!), but your average voter is AGAIN falling for the trap of trusting an already-EXPOSED media figure (of a notorious Jewish corporate raiding outfit!), who is simply lulling her audience into trusting her so she can hopefully turn Trump-voters against Trump.

      HELLO?!

      Tell me you guys are not this gullible.

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  5. oncefired says:

    Never liked the guy, always thought of him SA’s version of Soros

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  6. joeknuckles says:

    TDP (Twitchy, Dopey Prince) is one strange dude. I would never believe a word he says.
    He slipped in “thousands of Iraqis were raped and tortured in Abu Ghrabe as though it was a fact. Maria let it stand.

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    • Rhoda R says:

      They very well may have been, but not by the Americans. Saddam had been the head torturer for the Bathist party until he became its head,.

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  7. SoCal Patriot says:

    That sure didn’t go the way she expected. I have to admit I was somewhat surprised at his defense of MbS and the Kingdom. Either he is a liar or we were subjected to some very Fake News for years.

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  8. listingstarboard says:

    Alwaleed trying to slither back into power–and Maria and the rest of the media will enable him because he has funded them for so many years. The media truly is the enemy.

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    • Rykehaven says:

      Alwaleed has been the conduit of billions funneled into the US political-media-legal system at the tail end of trillions in an overall geostrategic relationship.

      Bartiromo knows who her masters are – more importantly, she knows who her husband’s masters are, as the family she’s married into is known for being secondary corporate raiders – one of whose functions is to clean up the bones of the financial predators of the world like the Saudis (don’t create wealth, just gobble up businesses other people build). And ultimately, a media job is much like any marketing and hollywood job – it’s not real work. So a Jewish financial predator married to a media prima donna (par for the course).

      Both Alwaleed and Bartiromo are parasites, in their own right. Like parasites, both have pretended to be Trump’s side (well, on “everybody’s” side).

      Both are enemies of the idea of America, and ultimately the American People. Trump knows this personally – and on an instinctual level, patriotically; he is well aware both did everything they could to sabotage his Presidential campaign and Presidency, and that they will try to sucker him into a position where they can backstab him.

      It will be important for Americans not to rely on people like Bartiromo – who will try to rebuild their “credibility” with Trump voters – so that she can use that to turn those voters against Trump. It’s one of the biggest problems with voters – even though Bartiromo has already been exposed as a Left-wing shill trying to take down Trump in 2016 using the old “sexual assault charges”, voters tend to forget such betrayals and continue to listen to the NEW lies from the VERY SAME PERSON they once knew was a liar.

      Btw, if you don’t understand that America is a Christian country, you should understand by now that both Jewish and Muslim families have NO PROBLEM with attacking the America and Christians like Trump. Bartiromo knows that America isn’t a “Judeo” country, or she wouldn’t try to weaken it.

      (a good parasite desires a compromised victim)

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  9. wheatietoo says:

    What is wrong with Maria Bartiromo…she was acting hostile towards Prince Salman.

    Prince Alwaleed is a duplicitous snake.
    He donates to far left causes here, to try to destroy our country.

    He twitches when he’s speaking because he is lying.

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  10. TreeClimber says:

    Probably not a popular viewpoint here but just to say, there’s something about MbS’ eyes that makes my gut scream red flags… I don’t trust him. Don’t know why. Just don’t.

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    • spoogels says:

      Bottom line-you cannot trust any of them.
      Theres that thing called TAQIYYA in Islam

      Quote:
      Deception, Lying and Taqiyya
      Does Islam permit Muslims to lie?

      Muslim scholars teach that Muslims should generally be truthful to each other, unless the purpose of lying is to “smooth over differences” or “gain the upper-hand over an enemy”

      There are several forms of lying to non-believers that are permitted under certain circumstances, the best known being taqiyya (the Shia name). These circumstances are typically those that advance the cause of Islam – in some cases by gaining the trust of non-believers in order to draw out their vulnerability and defeat them.

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      • R.Shanker says:

        In other words, stuff normal American kids learn in high school!!

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      • MVW says:

        Never, never, ever forget your points. Ever. Mohammed used the strategy of making a treaty when he was too weak to defeat a city. As soon as he had the upper hand, he immediately attacked. This is ingrained in their ‘holy scriptures.’ This is a demons’ religion.

        America is strong, so they are friendly.

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    • yucki says:

      Fortunately WE don’t have to like him or trust him. (I don’t either.)

      Ignore the massive PR for- and against-. We’re given a package projected for the Western media consumer. (Social media in English is simply fantasy.)

      The version crafted in Arabic for regional media is different, but also the product of professionals. It’s continuously fine-tuned by armies of Saudi gremlins.
      [Go to MEMRI for up-the-minute translations: https://www.memri.org ]

      The people who REALLY know, people we certainly DO trust, are solidly behind him: our President and his closest advisors, plus our closest allies in the region.

      Look at his ENEMIES: They represent Muslim Brotherhood interests, lusting for Arab Spring-2: Saudi Arabia. The Turk and the mullahs of Iran, as well as virtually ALL Western media.

      They’re totally in the tank for the MB. Those who gushed over Morsi in Egypt: CNN, NYT, the WaPo, al-Jaz, the BBC. And Fox. The 0 echo-chamber suddenly finds the Turk credible, even noble! Disinformation, pure and simple.

      Excellent report, Oct. 29:
      Firehoses In The Jamal Khashoggi Case: An Analysis Of An Information Operation
      http://securitystudies.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/SSG-Firehoses-in-the-Khashoggi-Case.pdf

      Executive Summary: SSG Firehoses in the Khashoggi Case
      https://securitystudies.org/khashoggi-case-analysis-of-an-information-operation/

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      • yucki says:

        Another interesting article: Fake News Network vs Bots: The Online War Around Khashoggi Killing
        https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-khashoggi-disinformation/fake-news-network-vs-bots-the-online-war-around-khashoggi-killing-idUSKCN1N63QF

        Seth Frantzman
        Verified account
        @sfrantzman
        12h12 hours ago
        For one of the first times in a month Al-Jazeera is not leading with #JamalKhashoggi but instead has a story about Bahrain, Khashoggi is now the second story on the page. #MiddleEastMedia
        https://twitter.com/hashtag/MiddleEastMedia?src=hash

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      • yucki says:

        From the Executive Summary linked above:

        The Turkish government successfully used an information operation to elevate the case of Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance into a major international incident with strategic implications.…

        The Turkish government attained success through an adaptation of a Russian technique that the RAND Corporation calls the “Firehoses of Falsehood Propaganda Model.”¹ In fact the “Falsehood” aspect of this model is dispensable; the model works much better if the information can be proven true, and still quite well if the information is merely not demonstrably false.

        What is essential to the model used by the Turks and the Russians is the repeated injection of wild stories, not all at once but in controlled sequence. This creates a building effect similar to the increase of tension in a novel or screenplay. The audience comes to see attaining a resolution as necessary to their personal psychic well-being.

        …Although Turkish-language media supported and helped to drive the narratives, as did Arabic-language media controlled by Turkish ally Qatar, the main outlets that Turkish intelligence used to execute their operation were major Western English- language journalist outlets. This becomes clear upon an intensive study of the data.

        …Some Western outlets, including the Washington Post, performed reasonably well at alerting their readers to the possibility that these stories were manipulative. Others, especially the New York Times, treated the successive firehoses as if they corroborated one another.…

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        • yucki says:

          I confess I was totally HOOKED on the story.

          I kept searching clues, sources. Almost everything was in Western media rather than regional. Strange, strange. Turk alleges this, that…

          Why aren’t the Saudis reacting?
          Why is Lindsey Graham taking up this MB cause so diametrically opposed to PTrump’s foreign policy direction? The spirit of McStain soiling the post-Kavanaugh hero?!

          It was an info op, it SUCKED the oxygen out of everything else.

          Including the impending crisis over the Syrian city of Manbij, a city that controls the northeast bank of the Euphrates. It’s held by the U.S.-supported Syrian Democratic Forces, mostly Kurds. The Turk wants them out.

          It’s a big deal.
          Muh-Khashoggi.

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  11. R.Shanker says:

    “Normies” cannot really understand “psychos”. We can only stand at a distance and be entertained.

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    • R.Shanker says:

      If anyone has not watched the all time great movie “American Psycho” – please watch it. It is an important, humorous perspective on “leaders” .

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      • R.Shanker says:

        If you want to understand Pelosi, Schumer , CNN and the whole bunc of them – please watch this movie. DJT hung out with these types, but was psychologically healthy and decided enough was enough.
        What do you think Al-Alwaleed would not do to get reservations at Dorsia?
        How about Pelosi expounding on the musical qualities of Huey Lewis And The News?

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        • R.Shanker says:

          If you watch this movie and understand that for much of the rest of the world – especially countries that have been bombed and destroyed for no obvious rational reason – American leadership – is essentially captured by this movie-
          Then you will understand why the rest of the world is heaving a sigh of relief about DJT. An he can get just about ANY deal he wants. Put yourselves in the shoes of the hookers in the movie ( the middle east/No Korea etc). And think how you would feel – if your tormentor was replaced by a normal human being.

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  12. stablesort says:

    Drive a wedge between US and the Saudis, drive a wedge between the Saudis and Israel, drive a wedge between Saudis, US and Kurds, strengthen Turkey, Iran and Palestinians.

    Mostly to flip the House and tie Trumps hands so he can’t bring peace to the middle-east, win the various trade wars and to strengthen socialism in America.

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    • Jenny R. says:

      Yeah…and help the Chinese out by giving them some leverage in their trade talks, and Russia some leverage in the talks scheduled for 11/11.
      Gives certain people here in the U.S. some more safe space as well…I’m sure there are lots of interesting pieces of info floating around behind the scenes at the moment: we just learned that thanks to a certain administration that our CIA assets in Iran were neutralized; wonder how that happened?

      But most of all: it gives the Iranian mullahs a bit longer to breathe. Those protests were quite breathtaking for them I’m sure — they’ll have been desiring to hold their citizens tighter after such exhilaration.

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  13. Al Waleed is NOT the dopey Prince any longer. In my humble opinion he is now towing the company line. Guaranteed he was not a MbS supporter prior to his … ahem … detention. The fact that he almost seems now to be the new Saudi spokesperson says more about his realignment with the MbS “reforms”. Whether he is saying this because he believes it or because he has no choice is irrelevant. he IS saying it. Khashoggi murder was a set up against MbS because he is still firmly in control.

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    • Also, given that there was an interrogation/ torture involved in getting A WHOLE LOT OF HIS MONEY I would hazard a guess that he is looking over his shoulder.

      He knows that its over and the NEW Crown Prince wants to take SA off the OIL royalties and have a prosperous economy…so this guy is going to be OL’ News come 7 January 2019…I don’t pity him at all. Never the less, I don’t think he learned his lesson while staying at the Hilton…

      But the twitchy could be due to nerve damage during the interrogation…

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    • Donald says:

      Stablesort AND littledan:
      Two great posts back-to-back!

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    • palafox says:

      Room 101.

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  14. Jenny R. says:

    So, after imprisonment (and likely some very un-gentle handling) and months of silence, Prince al Waleed is allowed to go on a field trip. Interesting…wonder if he’s rolled on anybody(s) special?
    Bartiromo is ok…but the situation in the ME is enough to confound seasoned diplomats; I would say cut her some slack.

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    • Toenail says:

      I usually agree with a lot of what M. Bartiromo says but in this instance she was well over her head and didn’t add much with her questions.

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  15. Lactantius says:

    Any attempt to apply a “western” representative democracy sense of “integrity” to a mid-eastern dictatorship is, well, goofy. Maria Bartiromo is a great interviewer of “westerners” – but she is no Oriana Fallaci who not only interviewed the tyrants, but spoke truth to power to them. It was Fallaci who wrote: “Europe becomes more and more a province of Islam, a colony of Islam. And Italy is an outpost of that province, a stronghold of that colony… In each of our cities lies a second city: a Muslim city, a city run by the Quran. A stage in the Islamic expansionism.”

    Snake charmers learn to handle the hooded cobra. We can exist with mid-eastern dictators, if the dictators are determined to not to make a return to the caliphate concept. But, in the name of being anti-stupid, lets not try to screw around getting dictators to buy into “western” values. The great conceit in “globalism” is that all of the peoples of the world are anxious to “just get along” with one another. That type of spongy thinking is an invitation for tyrants to show us otherwise.

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    • Donald says:

      Lactantius:
      Yours is one of many great posts appearing under this topic.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “Any attempt to apply a “western” representative democracy sense of “integrity” to a mid-eastern dictatorship is, well, goofy”

      That is KEY is understanding their duplicitous talk, because of their “definitions”. Example #1 is when a Moslem talks of “peace”, he/she is referring to to an anticipated time when the entire earth is under Shari’a. The Moslem definition of “peace” is not the same as what westerners are referring to by our Webster’s 1828 Dictionary definition.

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    • Maquis says:

      Orianna is a treasure. I miss her, need to read her books again soon.

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    • yucki says:

      The Saudis are getting a handle on the crisis, Alwaleed is meant to reassure us. He’s being trotted out because he’s a familiar figure, a pet of our official media establishment.

      But he’s not the same person, that’s what Maria sees.

      Seems he’s been given talking-points, including the Abu Ghraib -thing. That’s a bit of spunk appearing in Saudi media. Self-affirmation, lost too much face over this nonsense already.

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      • yucki says:

        The Saudis are fighting back in Western media!

        Saudis Call for Amazon Boycott Over Anger At Washington Post

        (Bloomberg) – Saudis who are angry at The Washington Post’s coverage of the kingdom in the aftermath of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder are calling for a boycott of Amazon.com Inc. because of its shared ownership by U.S. billionaire Jeff Bezos.…

        Many citizens have felt that their country is under attack since Saudi agents killed Khashoggi, a Post columnist and insider turned critic, at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul. They’ve been particularly upset by an op-ed article by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently published in the Post, and by the newspaper’s coverage – along with other international media – of gruesome information about the murder obtained from anonymous Turkish officials.…

        https://www.bloombergquint.com/onweb/saudis-call-for-amazon-boycott-over-anger-at-washington-post

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  16. Rich Van Slooten says:

    Having worked in Saudi Arabia (SA) for 20+ years in a high level technical position I understand the internal politics and religious politics better than most Americans do. Middle Eastern governments in general don’t tolerate vocal opposition to their leadership… regardless of the country you pick. Its not much different that Old Testament times when kings/rulers would eliminate all opposition to their rule when they assended to power even to extended family members.

    Consolidating and maintaining power are one and the same. Likewise for Saudi Arabia the transition from older leadership/kingship to the current generation is going to be frought by struggle conflict. MbS is trying to consolidate power quickly so can rule without opposition. Enemies of MbS are not going to survive very long in SA unless they are successful in overthowing him.

    At the same time MbS wants to modernize SA economically and culturally so that it is more open and is in tune with the modern digital era. Allowing women to drive by themselves without their husbands approval or by having a required driver is a huge change.

    However the conservative religious folks don’t look that those kind of changes very kindly. So MbS has made alot of enemies very quickly and it will be interesting to see if he stays alive long enough to realize some of his dreams for Saudi Arabia. It is daunting task to wean SA from a dominant oil economy to a more diverse one economically… so that remains to be seen whether it can be successfully accomplished.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “So MbS has made alot of enemies very quickly and it will be interesting to see if he stays alive long enough to realize some of his dreams for Saudi Arabia.”

      1Timothy 2:1 ¶ I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for ALL MEN;
      2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

      3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
      4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
      5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

      Titus 3:1 ¶ Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,
      2 To SPEAK EVIL OF NO MAN, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.

      3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
      4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,

      5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
      6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;

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  17. andrew1979 says:

    there is almost 100% chance Al Waleed is a bad guy. he is connected to so much.every day that goes by things just keep getting stranger and stranger!

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  18. Payday says:

    Whether he’s lying or not, sure is a great PR move by MBS.

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  19. Donna in Oregon says:

    The word “tool” kept going thru my head during this interview.

    If SA is looking to change up their economy I would like to see the geologic studies on how long the ME oil run is expected to last. I think that’s their only real income. If that goes, it’s back to tents and camels for those folks…..

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  20. tdaly14 says:

    He’s not going to say Jack about the new Prince or the Kingdom, otherwise he’s done. That’s how Islamic countries work. He could have Parkinson’s as well, and we don’t care what happened to him or the opinion writer for the post. Islam sucks and that was a waste of time.

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  21. Hanuman says:

    As I understand it the Oil is in majority Shia population part of the country.

    And the royal family is Sunni and they’re screwing the Shia from much share of the loot.

    Until Maria can bring it up, if she knows it at all we won’t be much further understand that place.

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  22. Hanuman says:

    Hejaz and Najd … Almost like North and South in USA.

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  23. YvonneMarie says:

    Come to southeast Michigan. See what this man has done, financed soooooo many many many mosques.

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  24. David R. Graham says:

    Interesting that so many do not recognize prayer beads. Christians, Jews, Moslems, and Hindus, and perhaps others, use them.

    That is the most severe case of what used to be called *nervous twitch* I recall seeing. In my experience, its cause is chaotic subconscious worry induced by a person’s being way, way, way away from home in the general sense of one’s place in life.

    POTUS Trump knows these guys, has for years. Has them sized and fitted. Seems to regard Alwaleed as a permanent juvenile, afraid of the world worked by himself alone. Not well brought up. Men size each other up in these terms, and others.

    Anyone actually respect Alwaleed? He knows none do. Thus the nervous ticks.

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  25. Heika says:

    Clearly a man with a Saudi executioners axe at his neck. That is clear as crystal. He has been told to do this interview or die. Nothing else matters. He made this interview to save his bacon and probably his families. They are all skunks. He is just one colour of the rattlesnake that Saudi Arabia is.

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  26. coltlending says:

    Saudi Prince Al-Waleed may have developed some condition with age, but when I attended Menlo College in Atherton CA as did he, I did not see him demonstrate that composure when I saw him around campus.

    He was known to many on campus by the red Ferrari he drove. I think it was a 302.

    He looked nervous as hell to me in that segment with Maria.

    The Middle East has always been a vipers nest of conflicting interests, but for one basic interest Islam and only Islam, among Islam.

    Given that, you need to always watch your 360.

    Some Saudi Brennen type allied with the old guard probably killed Kashoggi
    (Sp) before he could give up what he knew to MBS and/or Kashoggi was murdered to put the acid in to thwart the cooperation between MBS & PDJT.

    Saudi Prince Al-Waleed is obviously now on the JV team and following the strong horse.

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  27. yucki says:

    The Saudi Killing Of Jamal Khashoggi

    “…By 2017, Khashoggi, who had two million Twitter followers, was the best known pundit in the Arab world. He has been hailed in the West as a progressive, but that is a case of misunderstanding his aims. Khashoggi believed in spreading Islamic rule, the same goal as that of any Jihadi, but he wanted to achieve that goal through political Islam. He joined the Muslim Brotherhood in the 1970s and remained true to it, even praising it in a Washington Post column.

    “Some described him as the de facto leader of the Saudi branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. The Crown Prince, on the other hand, believes that the Muslim Brotherhood is a danger to the Kingdom, that is, to his family’s continued rule.

    “Khashoggi flourished in Washington during the last year. He became a regular guest on the major TV news networks in Britain and the United States, as well as a columnist for the Washington Post. In 2018 Khashoggi established a new political party, in the West, called Democracy for the Arab World Now, which — had he lived — could have become a major political threat to Crown Prince Mohammed.…”

    https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/271661/saudi-killing-jamal-khashoggi-hugh-fitzgerald

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    • So he was killed because of his position in the MB not because he was a journalist. That is the fake news.

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    • Lactantius says:

      The old mid-eastern rule is that if you kick the king, you have to kill the king, because having been kicked, no king will forgive the insult. Khashoggi got squashed like a scorpion. It is a total mystery to me how he could have sauntered into the Saudi embassy under any circumstances. Khashoggi was totally wise to what he was doing and what his life expectancy was as a result of his meddling with the House of Saud. Some Al-Waleed type must have promised to be there to protect him. Still, it makes zero sense

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  28. Summer says:

    Here is my little theory. This is not a random interview. Bartiromo interviews Al-Waleed because MBS wants him to be interviewed. Al-Waleed must publicly support MBS personally and must “expose” fake news by denying everything about torture, assets forfeiture etc.

    But most importantly, he must 100% support the Saudi version of the events. Very important because he is being portrayed as a friend and a close associate of the murdered “journalist” and therefore his testimony carries a lot of weight.

    Both MBS and Al-Waleed benefit from this interview. Maria is a bit frustrated because she knows this is Kabuki and she is one of the dancers.

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  29. JOSEPH ANGEL says:

    So sick of these supposed ‘objective journalists’ who dance for their (((corporate masters))). Christ, take the millions you made already and start your own news service that is not controlled by (((TWSNBN))).

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  30. tvollrath66 says:

    He sure is cheerleading today.

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  31. EdInTx says:

    This doesn’t look like Tourette’s to me. Knowing that he was detained by a regime with a barbaric reputation, my vote says nerve damage from torture, as others have guessed.

    If I’m correct, the question becomes this: Knowing this guy looks like an absolute mess– and that what happened to him is well-known– why would his former captors allow him to do a video interview?

    Standard Middle East politics gives us the answer: to intimate someone or a group of people. “Don’t cross us, or you’ll end up like this blubbering stump of a human being at best. At worst? We cut you up, steal your clothes, and stuff your wet parts into a bag.”

    I love this blog and it attracts a lot of great commenters. But I think a lot of well-meaning folks fall into the trap of assuming that in every conflict, there is a “good guy” and a “bad guy.” Having some experience with this part of the world, I recommend that you assume that you reject that paradigm. Every public figure is “one kind of sumbitch or another.”

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  32. edsmith981 says:

    This doesn’t look like Tourette’s to me. Knowing that he was detained by a regime with a barbaric reputation, my vote says nerve damage from torture, as others have guessed.

    If I’m correct, the question becomes this: Knowing this guy looks like an absolute mess– and that what happened to him is well-known– why would his former captors allow him to do a video interview?

    Standard Middle East politics gives us the answer: to intimate someone or a group of people. “Don’t cross us, or you’ll end up like this blubbering stump of a human being at best. At worst? We cut you up, steal your clothes, and stuff your wet parts into a bag.”

    I love this blog and it attracts a lot of great commenters. But I think a lot of well-meaning folks fall into the trap of assuming that in every conflict, there is a “good guy” and a “bad guy.” Having some experience with this part of the world, I recommend that you reject that paradigm. Every public figure is “one kind of sumbitch or another.”

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  33. Phil aka Felipe says:

    The main thing I got from the interview is that the Dopey Prince got the message and he is saying what he was told to say.

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  34. distracted2 says:

    Well, I don’t know what to make of the questions or the answers but I do know that was one of the strangest interviews I have ever seen. I watched it twice, once with sound and once without. Very odd, indeed.

    And the timing is suspect as well. Who was doing whose bidding? Methinks it was just theatre. But for whom?

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  35. Pyrthroes says:

    Anyone keeping tabs is well-aware that billionaire Saudi Prince al Walid bin Talal, Riyadh’s former Ambassador to the U.S., is a Wahhabi cultist (a fundamentalist Sufi branch of Sunni Islam) with close ties to Chicago Marxists’ murderous terror network that sponsored the Ayers-Dohrn “Weather Underground”.

    Allied with Soros networks from the mid-1990s on, this close-knit coterie –see numerous media references, incl. news photos and TV appearances– was instrumental in promoting Barack Hussein Soetoro as a Foreign Exchange student (that is, a Sunni Muslump Indonesian National with Shi’ite Iranian agent-of-influence Valerie Jarrett as “control”) at Columbia and Hah-vahd. (At both institutions, SHD’s actual attendance is a complete blank slate). For obvious reasons, “Corpseman’s” uniformly failing grades remain tight-sealed… as one entirely dependent upon Ayers’ canned teleprompter speeches –in fact, the bastard offspring of Comintern pedophile Frank Marshal Davis– this vile anti-Semitic, black supremacist Farrakhanist, Marxisant/taqiyya Muslump quota-baby was en par with a Manhattan subway token-taker.

    Over time, as this prima facie reality sinks in, chroniclers of quasi-scholarly repute will ask themselves: If Benedict Barack Gangrenous remained a certified Sunni Muslump citizen of Indonesia (traveling to Pakistani poppy-fields on a Djakarta passport) through the mid-2000s, is’t possible he never bothered to register naturalized U.S. citizenship at all (think SAD’s patently fraudulent Kapiolani birth certificate, phony Connecticut SSN, and so on)? Note: As of summer 2018, our revered ex-President is officially listed as “Soetoro” in DC for purposes of municipal property and tax records.

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  36. wolfrom1 says:

    In my honest opinion, Al-waleed acts like he is hooked up to an electric torture device and is anticipating the next shock. How can you interview a man in that condition.

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  37. shipley130 says:

    I think the Khosoggi fellow might have been caught as a double agent.

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