Today Is Not a Good Day to Be Important In Saudi Arabia

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American television pundit, Glenn Beck, recently blamed Prince Alwaleed Bin Tala Alsaud of Saudi Arabia for playing a role in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Only one problem:
As it happens, the Prince is a major investor in News Corporation; at seven percent of the company's shares, he's second only to Rupert Murdoch himself. Fox News is just one piece of the massive corporation. Murdoch, likewise, owns nine percent of the Prince's Arab media empire Rotana.
Most people would call the situation awkward, to say the least.
Al-Qaeda has also threatened Saudi royalty over the kidnapping of a female operative:
In an audiotape played on al Arabiya, an al Qaeda regional commander threatened "major operations" against the kingdom following the arrest of Haylah al-Qassir.
Qassir was believed to be responsible for recruiting women to the global militant group as well as handling money issues, the Arab satellite television channel said.


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