Alwaleed was among the world’s richest and most influential people until his arrest Nov. 4, 2017 by the Saudi government. He owned significant shares in banks like Citicorp; American tech companies including 5 percent of Twitter; media including Newscorp (Fox News), where he was the second largest shareholder; and real estate such as the Four Seasons Company.
The link says that Alwaleed got Barack Obama into Harvard. This claim can be traced to a March 2008 interview with African-American entrepreneur and politico, Percy Sutton,on New York City’s local TV show “Inside City Hall.” It has never been significantly disputed.
Khashoggi, whose uncle was infamous arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi and whose cousin was Dodi al-Fayed who died in that car crash with Princess Diana, was quite close to Alwaleed. He and Alwaleed spent five years planning the Al-Arab News Channel in Bahrain which was eventually shut down either to bad management or bad politics.
Khashoggi was also a strident defender of the Islamic-supremacist Muslim Brotherhood so beloved by Obama, and was a friend of Osama bin Laden.
We can’t accept assassination as anything acceptable but we find it difficult shedding tears for this guy. Something really stank in this country for eight years and he seems to have been part of it.
FWIW, Four Seasons manages the 35th through 39th floors at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas where Stephen Paddock on Oct. 1, 2017 shot 471 persons, killing 58, at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival which was taking place 490 yards away. Police said Paddock used bump-stock equipped rifles to fire “over 1,100 rounds” of .223 (or maybe 5.56) caliber ammunition during the 11 minute rampage, including many in the hotel and at police vehicles, and six rounds using a .308 caliber rifle at jet fuel tanks at McCarren International Airport which was about 600 yards away.
Paddock did his shooting from the 32nd floor. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department released its final report on Aug. 3 and names Paddock as the lone shooter. It can be found here.
We remain amazed that bump-stocks can be so effective. Perhaps the military should adopt them.
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