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  House of Bush, House of Saud, Craig Unger, ThinkingPeace
For decades, the House of Saud had somehow maintained control of Saudi Arabia and the world's richest oil reserves by performing a seemingly untenable balancing act with two parties who had vowed to destroy each other.
On the one hand, the House of Saud was an Islamic theocracy whose power grew out of the royal family's alliance with Wahhabi fundamentalism, a strident and puritanical Islamic sect that provided a fertile breeding ground for a global network of terrorists urging a violent jihad against the United States.
They had received tips that one of the people in the house was Abu Zubaydah, the 30-year-old chief of operations for al-Qaida who had been head of field operations for the USS Cole bombing and who was a close confidant of Osama bin Laden's.
www.thinkingpeace.com /Lib/lib006.html   (4215 words)

  
  House of Saud - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The House of Saud (Arabic: آل سعود‎ translit: Al-Sa‘ūd) is the royal family of Saudi Arabia.
The House of Saud is also linked with so-called Wahhabism (Saudis deprecate the term) through the marriage of the son of Muhammad ibn Saud with the daughter of Muhammad ibn Abd al Wahhab in 1744.
The Head of the House of Saud is the King of Saudi Arabia who serves as Head of State and monarch of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/House_of_Saud   (615 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: House of Saud
Saud bin abdul aziz bin muhammad al saud ruled the first saudi state from the death of his father abdul aziz in 1803 until his own death in 1814....
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www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/House-of-Saud   (2534 words)

  
 House of Saud   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The House of is also linked with Wahhabism through the marriage of the son Muhammad ibn Saud with the daughter of Muhammad ibn Abd al Wahhab in 1744.
The history of the House of Saud been marked by a desire to unify Arabian Peninsula and to spread a more pure simple view of Islam embodied by Wahhabism.
As such the House of Saud gone through three phases: the First Saudi the Second Saudi State and the modern of Saudi Arabia.
www.freeglossary.com /House_of_Saud   (439 words)

  
 Hypocrisy and the House of Saud | Progressive U   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Despite this early success, Ibn Saud recognised that he needed sponsorship from a major imperial power if he was to prevent a repeat of the debacle of the previous century and finally defeat the Al-Sauds’ tribal enemies.
Houses were ransacked and whole towns were razed to the ground.
Saud, however, had no intention of ending his reliance on Britain and the stage was set for the inevitable showdown.
www.progressiveu.org /181743-hypocrisy-and-the-house-of-saud   (2225 words)

  
 House of Saud
The House of Saud (Arabic : آل سعود ‎ translit : Al-Sa‘ūd) is the royal family of Saudi Arabia.
The House of Saud New Internationalist magazine, August 2000 When Ibn Saud was consolidating the current royal family's power over the Arabian peninsula back during World War One, British agent Harry...
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www.logicjungle.com /wiki/House_of_Saud   (397 words)

  
 frontline: house of saud: a chronology - the house of saud | PBS
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By the early 60s, King Saud is losing support everywhere and has brought the country to the brink of economic collapse.
The senior Al Saud brothers realize something has to be done and arrive at a consensus to replace Saud with a more capable leader.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/saud/cron   (3741 words)

  
 House Of God
House of God Dance music event was founded in Birmingham UK in 1993.
The event is unconventional in House music terms and is influential to the hard house and Techno music genre.
The Church of God, House of Prayer, founded in 1939 by Harrison W. Poteat and incorporated in 1966, is doctrinally similar to the ''Church of God (Cleveland)''.
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 AFRICA: United - NI 326 - Worldbeaters...
Saudi Arabia is home to the holy places of Mecca and the House of Saud champions a regressive form of Islam that the US State Department sees as an alternative to radical fundamentalism.
The current House of Saud is nominally ruled by King Fahd but his poor health has left the actual reins of power in the hands of his half-brother, Prince Abdullah.
Animal Cunning: The House of Saud presents itself as a champion of Islamic orthodoxy, despite the fact that many Muslim scholars believe that a monarchy is essentially anti-Islamic.
www.newint.org /issue326/worldbeaters.htm   (890 words)

  
 Barbara's Bookstore - House of Bush, House of Saud
House of Bush, House of Saud begins with a politically explosive question: How is it that two days after 9/11, when U.S. air traffic was tightly restricted, 140 Saudis, many immediate kin to Osama Bin Laden, were permitted to leave the country without being questioned by U.S. intelligence?
The answer lies in a hidden relationship that began in the 1970s, when the oil-rich House of Saud began courting American politicians in a bid for military protection, influence, and investment opportunity.
His access to major players is unparalleled and often exclusive -- including executives at the Carlyle Group, the giant investment firm where the House of Bush and the House of Saud each has a major stake.
www.barbarasbookstore.com /Books/HouseOfBushHouseOfSaud.htm   (242 words)

  
 Fall of the House of Saud - Paul Robbins, Ph.D. - MensNewsDaily.com™
While the House of Saud may retain its power, it is most definitely under siege, both from the West and from two elements within its own borders: anti-Western fundamentalist Muslims and young Saudis who lack the economic opportunities of the previous generation.
Further, the House of Saud is blamed for the repressive society that exists in the Kingdom.
The House of Saud still retains substantial support and could survive this threat to its power, but it will not be an easy task.
www.mensnewsdaily.com /archive/r/r-misc/robbins050703.htm   (872 words)

  
 The great escape - Salon   (Site not responding. Last check: )
For decades, the House of Saud had somehow maintained control of Saudi Arabia and the world's richest oil reserves by performing a seemingly untenable balancing act with two parties who had vowed to destroy each other.
On the one hand, the House of Saud was an Islamic theocracy whose power grew out of the royal family's alliance with Wahhabi fundamentalism, a strident and puritanical Islamic sect that provided a fertile breeding ground for a global network of terrorists urging a violent jihad against the United States.
The bin Ladens were one of a handful of extremely wealthy families that were so close to the House of Saud that they effectively acted as extensions of the royal family.
www.salon.com /books/feature/2004/03/11/unger_1/index_np.html   (1585 words)

  
 Politics of Saudi Arabia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Basic Law adopted in 1992 declared that Saudi Arabia is a monarchy ruled by the sons and grandsons of King Abd Al Aziz Al Saud, and that the Qur'an is the constitution of the country, which is governed on the basis of Islamic law (Shari'a).
The Basic Law adopted in 1992 declared that Saudi Arabia is a monarchy ruled by the sons and grandsons of the first king, Abd Al Aziz Al Saud, and that the Qur'an is the constitution of the country, which is governed on the basis of Islamic law (Shari'a).
There are no recognized political parties or national elections, except the local elections which was done in the year 2005.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_Saudi_Arabia   (1164 words)

  
 House of Saud   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The House of Saud (Arabic: آل سعود‎ ​ transliterated: Al-Sa‘ūd) is the royal family of Saudi Arabia.
1710-20), Nathan Hale Homestead, Phelps-Hatheway House (1761), the Hempsted Houses (1678 and 1759), and the Isham-Terry House (1854).
There are two houses on the property, the front house was originally a boarding house and the back house was once a bunk house.
www.omniknow.com /common/wiki.php?in=en&term=Saudi_Royal_Family   (2004 words)

  
 The Observer | Special reports | Greed and torture at the House of Saud
Watch the House of Saud eat and the received wisdom about these austere guardians of Wahabism goes out the window.
Time was when the House of Saud could stuff itself stupid, and waste billions, and it would not matter.
The difficulty for the old men of the House of Saud is that, although they have now arrested, found guilty and sentenced seven Westerners (before they met their defence lawyers) for bombing other Westerners, the bombs have kept on exploding.
www.observer.co.uk /worldview/story/0,11581,846600,00.html   (1647 words)

  
 Saudi Arabia The House of Saud
When Ibn Saud was consolidating the current royal family's power over the Arabian peninsula back during World War One, British agent Harry St John Philby referred to him as 'the greatest Arab since the Prophet Muhammad'.
Despite much official ballyhoo about democracy and human rights, the 'permissive' attitude of the West towards the House regional dictators like Saddam Hussein or Muammar Qadhafi are punished for arbitrary imprisonment, mistreatment of minorities and elimination of I any opposition, the House of Saud is commended as a bulwark of regional stability.
A combination of arrogance and hypocrisy makes the House of Saud the object of bitter resentment amongst the poor of the region and increasingly amongst its own subjects.
www.thirdworldtraveler.com /Zeroes/House_Saud.html   (708 words)

  
 The Fall of the House of Saud
This is the fulcrum on which the global economy teeters, and the House of Saud knows what the West is only beginning to learn: that it presides over a kingdom dangerously at war with itself.
But the House of Saud had been powerful in the region ever since the eighteenth century, when the radical cleric Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab, the founder of the puritanical Wahhabi movement, wandered into Dar'iya, near present-day Riyadh, and made a bargain with its ruler, Muhammad ibn Saud.
If I had to pick a single moment when the House of Saud truly began to fall apart, it would be when Abdul Aziz ibn Saud's son Fahd, who has been king since 1982, suffered a near fatal stroke, in 1995.
www.theatlantic.com /doc/200305/baer   (2472 words)

  
 First Ruler of the House of Saud - Saudi Arabian Market Explorer
The first ruler of the First House of Saud was Muhammad bin Saud (forebear of the present rulers).
He started as ruler of Ad-Dar'iyah, where he joined forces with Imam Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhab, the eminent religious leader, in what could be called the first alliance.
Muhammad bin Saud concluded an agreement with Imam Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhab that together they would bring the Arabs of the peninsula back to the true faith of the Islamic religion.
www.saudinf.com /main/b21.htm   (136 words)

  
 Saudi Arabia: Rethinking its Soul
The House of Saud has long relied on the Wahhabi movement for domestic control and legitimacy and on the US for international security.
Terrorism by extreme Wahhabis, for whom the clerics and the royal family are not sufficiently Islamic, is once again forging a new social contract between the religious and the ruling elite.
This time the House of Saud and the House of Abdul Wahhab will not come together to establish Wahhabism, but to dismantle Wahhabism and replace it with a self-critical, open, more moderate, and softer form of Salafi traditions.
www.ijtihad.org /SaudiArabiaReforms.htm   (1157 words)

  
 House of Bush, House of Saud   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The UK publication of House of Bush, House of Saud, by the Americanwriter Craig Unger, has been cancelled because Secker and Warburg, a RandomHouse subsidiary...
Now, in House of Bush, House of Saud, he places this incredible scenario in the context of a decades-old relationship between the ruling clan ofSaudi Arabia...
The answer may be found in "House of Bush, House of Saud" (Scribner,$26), investigative journalist Craig Unger's compelling investigationinto the 30...
www.houseofbush.com /news.php   (1562 words)

  
 Asia Times - Asia's most trusted news source for the Middle East
The United States and the House of Saud have maintained a mutually beneficial relationship for decades under which the US has gained access to the Arabian Peninsula's oil reserves and Saudi Arabia has willingly received US shipments of arms.
Though an effective critic of the House of Saud, al-Fagih is hardly the kind of proxy Washington usually elopes with.
For decades, successive US governments and the House of Saud have been entwined in a mutually beneficial strategic relationship: The peninsula's unmatched oil reserves have ensured the US-dominated global economy's stability, and the United States has served as Saudi Arabia's best customer and chief supplier of arms.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Middle_East/FC05Ak05.html   (2057 words)

  
 PINR - House of Saud Attempting to Fight on Both Sides of the War
But now the Bush administration has recognized the conundrum caused by the Saudi government's acquiescence on issues of religious extremism and has applied pressure on the House of Saud to crack down on its internal militants.
This was most evident on May 12, when Saudi militants used car bombs to attack two housing compounds home to many American and Western defense contractors and advisors to the Saudi Arabian National Guard, in addition to other Saudi military units.
Otherwise, the House of Saud will have to decide which side of the war they want to fight on, or else their indecision will cause them to be attacked by both.
www.pinr.com /report.php?ac=view_report&report_id=98&language_id=1   (1482 words)

  
 House of Saud and U.S. Policy
There are two important books, which illuminate the complex relationships of the house of Saud with the people they rule, their relationship with fundamentalism, the relationship to the house of Bush and to the
Finally, and very troubling is how the house of Saud perceives the threat of foreign invasion and internal unrest and the steps they have taken to secure their rule.
The house of Saud has set up a system of hidden explosives remotely controlled by which they could blow up all their major oil facilities and contaminate most with radiation, including their oil reserves in the ground.
skeptically.org /oil/id13.html   (1119 words)

  
 Amazon.de: House of Bush, House of Saud: English Books: Craig Unger   (Site not responding. Last check: )
House of Bush, House of Saud (Gebundene Ausgabe)
His evidence is persuasive and reveals a devastating story of Orwellian proportions, replete with political deception, shifting allegiances, and lethal global consequences.
James Baker’s law firm even defended the House of Saud in a lawsuit brought by relatives of victims of September 11.
www.amazon.de /House-Bush-Saud-Craig-Unger/dp/074325337X   (538 words)

  
 The great escape - Salon
For decades, the House of Saud had somehow maintained control of Saudi Arabia and the world's richest oil reserves by performing a seemingly untenable balancing act with two parties who had vowed to destroy each other.
On the one hand, the House of Saud was an Islamic theocracy whose power grew out of the royal family's alliance with Wahhabi fundamentalism, a strident and puritanical Islamic sect that provided a fertile breeding ground for a global network of terrorists urging a violent jihad against the United States.
The bin Ladens were one of a handful of extremely wealthy families that were so close to the House of Saud that they effectively acted as extensions of the royal family.
dir.salon.com /story/books/feature/2004/03/11/unger_1/index.html   (1575 words)

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