Thursday, November 23, 2017

Daily Mail -'American mercenaries are torturing' Saudi elite rounded up by new crown prince - and billionaire Prince Alwaleed was hung upside down 'just to send a message'

Saudi princes and billionaire businessmen arrested in a power grab earlier this month are being strung up by their feet and beaten by American private security contractors, a source in the country tells

The group of the country's most powerful figures were arrested in a crackdown ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman three weeks ago as he ordered the detention of at least 11 fellow princes and hundreds of businessmen and government officials over claims of corruption.

Just last month, the Crown Prince vowed to restore 'moderate, open Islam' in the kingdom and relaxed a number of its ultra-conservative rules, including lifting a ban on women driving. can disclose that the arrests have been followed by 'interrogations' which a source said were being carried out by 'American mercenaries' brought in to work for the 32-year-old crown prince, who is now the kingdom's most powerful figure.

'They are beating them, torturing them, slapping them, insulting them. They want to break them down,' the source told 

'Blackwater' has been named by's source as the firm involved, and the claim of its presence in Saudi Arabia has also been made on Arabic social media, and by Lebanon's president. 

The firm's successor, Academi, strongly denies even being in Saudi Arabia and says it does not engage in torture, which it is illegal for any U.S. citizen to commit anywhere in the world. 

The Saudi crown prince, according to the source, has also confiscated more than $194 billion from the bank accounts and seized assets of those arrested.


lastgreek said...

Tom, a bit off topic here.

I've been reading up on William Colby. Remember when I asked you how could Colby let himself be duped by Valentine? Starting to think that maybe he wasn't duped -- that it was intentional; you know, his mea culpa. You see, I had no idea that Colby was a devout Catholic. Reading/listening to what former CIA agents had to say about his tenure at the CIA, this man had a lot of regrets, especially of the Phoenix Program. He even went so far as to pass CIA classified documents to the Congressional Committees looking into CIA activity so that they could discover what really is going on there. This of course made Kissinger explode with anger. And his death? All that regret and disappointment -- wouldn't be surprised if killed himself in the end. I don't buy foul play. If that were the case, Valentine would have soon joined him to be sure.

lastgreek said...

Oops. My apologies, Kaivey. I thought Tom had posted this article :)

Kaivey said...

No problem, Last lastgreek, it was interesting what you wrote, I'll have to look it up.

Noah Way said...

When you absolutely, positively have to have the best (torturers) ...

Kaivey said...

It doesn't bear thinking about.