Saudi Arabia has released a new video. Featuring Bin Salman at some random meeting.
The video included below with the newsweek article is not the recently released video-
Making it's inclusion a weird choice for the article titled:
Where’s Mohammed bin Salman? Not Dead, According to Saudi Arabia
Saudi authorities have released new video footage of Mohammed bin Salman amid conspiracy theories alleging the crown prince has been dead for more than a month.
The undated video shows Salman chairing a meeting of the Council of Economic Affairs and Development in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, that apparently took place on May 29, according to CNN.
On April 21, heavy gunfire was heard around the royal palace in Riyadh. According to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the shots were fired by security guards neutralizing a hobby drone flown within the palace perimeter. There were no casualties, and 82-year-old King Salman was not at his palace, a Saudi official told Reuters at the time.
However, questions arose regarding the whereabouts of the crown prince, who usually has a high media profile and is regularly seen meeting fellow leaders and chairing events. Unusually, he was not pictured or filmed by Saudi media for several weeks after the drone was shot down.So if he's not dead, was he injured? Is he in hiding? Why no public appearances in all this time? Admittedly I'm curious.
The recently released video is available here
Still thinking it would be better to have a public appearance in a setting that can be identified as occurring present day .
Toronto Star had an interesting oped regarding Saudi Arabia.
Time to expose Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman for the tyrant that he is
The headline and content struck me as odd since Bin Salman is always presented as a reformer and a modernizer. Not sure where or why the tyrant theme is being pushed at this time?
- We have an MIA bin Salman, negative Saudi press and curiously enough- armed militias attacked a Saudi National Guard outpost- there were casualties..
Several wounded after gunmen attack Saudi military base in Taif
|National guard base near Yemen|
Several Saudi military officers were wounded in an attack on a military base in the western city of Taif after gunmen killed a policeman and seized his weapons before attacking the facility.Two attackers exchanged gunfire with security forces at a National Guard facility in Taif, some 70km east of Mecca, after killing a police officer and stealing his weapons and car before entering the site
Sabq reported there several soldiers were wounded and one of the attackers sustained injuries and was arrested. The other escaped.
Videos uploaded on social media showed scenes of panic at the scene while the sound of rapid gunfire could also be heard in the background...
اللهم عليك بمن يروع قلوب الآمنين واجعل بلادهم آمنة مستأمنة على أرواح الأبرياء منهم والخائفين . #الطايف_الآن #اطلاق_نار_في_الطائف pic.twitter.com/XoJX8wADiT — ابتسام آل سعد (@Ebtesam777) May 30, 2018
The twitter is dated yesterday, yet, by all appearances this news is breaking today?
VIOLENT clashes in Saudi Arabia after ARMED militia attack National Guard
Local news site Sabq reported attackers stole the officer’s vehicle before forcing their way into the military location.
The officer is believed to have been on duty at the time.
The armed attackers exchanged fire with the security men in the Taif city building.
The man was taken to hospital, but later died of his injuries.
One attacker is thought to have been detained wounded, but the other has fled the scene.
There have also been additional injuries among security personnel.
It is unclear the extent or the number of people affected.
Video footage shows police swarming the guard station on 60th Street
The identity and motivation of the assailants are currently unknown.
Tail city is north east of the Hajj pilgrimage site of Mecca, the holiest place in Islam.
- Are we dealing with infighting and power grabbing?
- Is this related to Yemen?
- Are these some bigger geo political moves at play?