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Saudi Arabia propaganda spin in full mode

Blog note. This all has to do with Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s (MBS) rise to power, his consolidation of power, and elimination of dissident and criticism. The public relations spin, lies, deception, deceit, cover-ups have almost been comical, if it weren’t for the seriousness of the matter. Many other recent articles have been written about MBS’ crack-downs inside the Saudi Arabian kingdom. Taken at face value, this shows that MBS is rising to become yet another tyrant or dictator who will not accommodate any criticism of his reign. From a prophetic viewpoint, this has major implications in the near future and possibly during the Tribulation and Great Tribulation periods. I have written extensively about the rise of NEOM as being the ‘Babylon’ revealed by Jesus Christ in his Revelation (last book of the Bible). NEOM is part of MBS’ ‘vision 2030’ into remaking Saudi Arabia (and NEOM in particular) into a technological powerhouse (less reliance on oil revenues). NEOM, vision 2030, Mohammed Bin Salman, the 8th King of Saudi Arabia, Seven Mountains of NEOM, acceptance of all world religions (except ultimately Christianity) are ALL interconnected with Biblical prophecy. I will continue posting articles that provide ‘proof’ of these events growing into prophetic importance. These events coincide (Great Convergence of Signs) with the ‘parable of the fig tree’ (Israel), Jerusalem becoming a burdensome stone and cup of trembling for the world, and the efforts to ‘split’ Jerusalem into a ‘two-state’ entity between the Jews and Palestinians. Oh, and by the way, Russia-Turkey-Iran have formed the “Gog/Magog” coalition as prophesied in Ezekiel 38-39. There is too much happening all at once to dismiss any of these things as pure coincidence. The entire blog is an honest attempt to discern ALL the things taking place today in the natural world, geo-political world, military world, technology space and financial space to illustrate that we are in the period of the Great Convergence of Signs, or the period (season) prior to the onset of the Tribulation and Great Tribulation as prophesied in the Revelation of Jesus Christ.

What is currently transpiring in Saudi Arabia has tremendous prophetic implications, as much as what is happening in and with Jerusalem. Is it a coincidence that Saudi Arabia is Israel’s closet “ally” in the region? Is it a coincidence that Iran is BOTH Israel’s and Saudi Arabia’s main adversary or enemy in the region? Is it a coincidence that President Trump and Jared Kushner have been working closely with Saudi Arabia regarding the ‘two-state’ solution’ between Israel and the Palestinians? Here is a sobering thought and conjecture, if President Trump is successful in getting Israel and the Palestinians to ‘agree’ to a covenant of ‘peace and safety’ (two-state solution), Mohammed Bin Salman would be in the strongest political position in the region to ‘endorse, verify, confirm and perhaps enforce’ the covenant among the Arab world. Saudi Arabia has the strongest military presence in the region, taking into account something happening to Iran (military destruction in the pending Gog/Magog battle?). End of note.

Saudi FM decries ‘hysterical’ global outcry over journalist’s killing

Adel al-Jubeir vows those behind Jamal Khashoggi’s murder will be held responsible, says unfair to blame Saudi Arabia before probe complete

By AYA BATRAWY, TOI. 10/27/2018

DUBAI (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s top diplomat said Saturday that the global outcry and media focus on the killing of a Saudi journalist earlier this month has become “hysterical” as he urged the public to wait for the results of an investigation before ascribing blame to the kingdom’s top leadership.

Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist critical of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed by Saudi agents at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

“This issue has become fairly hysterical,” Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said. “I think people have assigned blame on Saudi Arabia with such certainty before the investigation is complete.”

Some of those implicated in Khashoggi’s killing are close to Prince Mohammed, who is the kingdom’s heir apparent. His condemnation of the killing as “heinous” and “painful” has so far failed to ease suspicions that such a high-level operation could not have been carried out without his knowledge.

Al-Jubeir addressed the mounting skepticism around the crown prince’s alleged involvement. He was speaking in response to questions from Western journalists at an annual conference of international officials, including US Defense Secretary James Mattis, in Bahrain. “We have made clear that we are going to have a full and transparent investigation, the results of which will be released. We have made it very clear that those responsible will be held responsible,” he said, adding that the kingdom has also put in place mechanisms to ensure this does not happen.

“We’re trying to uncover what happened. We know that a mistake was committed. We know that people exceeded their authority and we know that we’re investigating them,” he said.

But he cautioned that “investigations take time.” “Unfortunately, there has been this hysteria in the media about Saudi Arabia’s guilt before the investigation is completed,” he said.

Turkey alleges a 15-member hit squad was sent to Istanbul to kill the journalist, a onetime Saudi insider who became an outspoken critic of Prince Mohammed in columns for The Washington Post. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the three others in the group of 18 who have been detained in Saudi Arabia were consulate employees.

Saudi Arabia has said five officials, including two who worked directly under the crown prince, have been relieved of their posts. Al-Jubeir on Saturday said six in total were dismissed. King Salman has assigned his son, the crown prince, to oversee the restructuring of the kingdom’s intelligence bodies in the aftermath of the killing.

Erdogan said Friday that Turkey would reveal more evidence about the killing but was not in any rush to do so, indicating that Turkish authorities will methodically increase pressure on Saudi Arabia even as the kingdom floats conflicting statements in a vain and often clumsy attempt to end the crisis. After three weeks of shifting Saudi accounts around the incident, the kingdom this week acknowledged that the killing was “premeditated,” citing evidence from Turkish officials investigating what happened. Saudi Arabia originally said Khashoggi had walked out of the consulate October 2, before offering various other narratives that US President Donald Trump called “one of the worst cover-ups in the history of cover-ups.”

Turkey is requesting that Saudi Arabia hand over the suspects in the killing, which the kingdom has described as a rogue operation by officials who may have exceeded their orders or authority.CIA director Gina Haspel, who was in Turkey earlier this week to review evidence, briefed Trump in Washington on Thursday. Saudi Arabia’s chief prosecutor will arrive in Turkey on Sunday as part of the investigation and will meet with Turkish counterparts, according to Erdogan.

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