Saudi King Salman hospitalized after erratic behavior

This likely explains the coup being attempted a couple weeks ago. As previously discussed, it will be interesting to see if the coup leaders become Iranian friendly because the Persians are somehow involved or because the Saudis, who have been tired of the U.S. for years now, seek to unite the Middle East. Worst-case ‘conspiracy’ scenario: He has been poisoned. Either way, the outcome likely won’t be good for America.

 

Saudi King Salman, said to suffer from dementia, was hospitalized after “he went crazy” and attempted to injure himself, sources said.

Arabic-language al-Ahd news agency reported on Oct. 8 that the 79-year-old Salman was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) section of King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh. Sources said Salman had to be restrained and placed under heavy sedation. Continue reading

Iran supreme leader said to be in critical condition

Ali Khamenei, 76, suffering from prostate cancer, according to unspecified reports; reportedly assessed to have two years to live

Arabic media outlets reported Wednesday that Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei was hospitalized in critical condition, days after a different report indicated doctors had given the ayatollah only two years to live. Continue reading

King Abdullah abdicates

Earlier reports within the last 24 hours have mentioned he was in the hospital due to pneumonia.

 

Is the Saudi king giving up the throne? According the the Egyptian Television network “El-Nha’r, the Saudi king will announce in the next few minutes that he is giving up his crown. Continue reading