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Saudi Arabia’s Sultan, Heir to Throne of Main World Oil Supplier, Has Died
10-22-2011, 11:16 AM #1
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Quote:Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Arabia’s deputy prime minister and minister of defense and aviation, has died. He was born in Riyadh in 1928, according to the Saudi embassy in Washington, and was heir apparent to the throne.

State television in Saudi Arabia, which holds the world’s largest oil reserves, announced the death and then began playing verses from the Koran, as is the custom.

The prince died “outside the kingdom after suffering an illness,” the Royal Court said in a statement posted on the state-run Saudi Press Agency website. “Prayer will be held at Imam Turki Bin Abdullah Mosque in Riyadh after Asr prayer on Tuesday.”

Prince Sultan spent much of the period between 2008 and 2011 out of the country to receive medical care for an undisclosed illness. He traveled to New York City in June 2011 for a “private holiday” that included medical tests although the Saudi government didn’t release details about his health, according to the SPA. Time magazine reported in 2005 that he had colon cancer.

Sultan was named crown prince in 2005 following the death of his brother, King Fahd. He is the half brother of the kingdom’s current ruler, King Abdullah.

During his five decades as defense minister, Saudi Arabia’s policy involved relying on the U.S. for military protection in return for stable oil supplies.
Read More: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-10-22...-died.html

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10-22-2011, 11:26 AM #2
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Iran must surely be held accountable coffeetime.gif
10-22-2011, 12:00 PM #3
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Wonder how long it wi ll take the oil companies to use this as another b.s reason to raise fuel prices at the pumps gaah.gif 13.gif
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10-22-2011, 12:24 PM #4
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(10-22-2011, 12:00 PM)GhostHunter Wrote:  Wonder how long it wi ll take the oil companies to use this as another b.s reason to raise fuel prices at the pumps gaah.gif 13.gif

About 5 minutes.
10-22-2011, 04:40 PM #5
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(10-22-2011, 12:24 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  
(10-22-2011, 12:00 PM)GhostHunter Wrote:  Wonder how long it wi ll take the oil companies to use this as another b.s reason to raise fuel prices at the pumps gaah.gif 13.gif
You're probably right cheers.gif
About 5 minutes.

10-22-2011, 04:59 PM #6
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Quote:...the modern kingdom was formed in 1932.


The commission consists of appointed male descendants of the kingdom’s founder, Abdulaziz bin Saud, the SPA said.

His career in public service began in 1947, when he was appointed governor of Riyadh, whose main task is resolving disputes among the 7,000 members of the royal family.


7,000 descendents to one man in 80-90 years?

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No wonder Saudi Arabia is never involved in war. They are too busy ğkking!

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Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
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10-22-2011, 05:39 PM #7
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