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Thu Oct 24, 2019, 01:22 PM

Mysterious Private Jet Flight From Israel to Saudi Arabia Has Media Guessing

A private jet took off from Ben-Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv on Tuesday evening, landed for a few minutes in Amman, then proceeded to the Saudi capital, Riyadh, leaving Israeli media guessing who was on the plane.

Yossi Melman, who writes for the Maariv daily, tweeted that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or Mossad spy chief Yossi Cohen may have been on board the flight to the Arab kingdom, which has no diplomatic ties with Israel, possibly to discuss the situation in Syria.

Haaretz’s Avi Scharf tweeted that the trip was “EXtra rare.” He noted that U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper was in Riyadh around the same time and questioned whether the U.S.-registered jet had brought an official for a “snap trilateral.” The jet took off after about an hour in Saudi Arabia and returned to Israel, the Jerusalem Post reported. The same plane has also made trips between Tel Aviv and Cairo in recent months, it said.

Although Israel has no formal relations with Saudi Arabia, ties are gradually warming up, in part due to shared concerns over Iran’s growing influence in the region. In the absence of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, most of the cooperation has taken place behind the scenes.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-10-24/mysterious-flight-from-israel-to-saudi-arabia-has-media-guessing

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left-of-center2012 Oct 24 OP
roamer65 Oct 24 #1
Wellstone ruled Oct 24 #2
Polly Hennessey Oct 24 #3
roamer65 Oct 24 #4
DavidDvorkin Oct 24 #5
NCjack Oct 24 #6
rockfordfile Oct 24 #8
Retrograde Oct 24 #7
IcyPeas Oct 24 #9
XRubicon Oct 24 #10
Xolodno Oct 24 #11

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 01:33 PM

1. A stop in Amman?

Where was King Abdullah II last night?

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Thu Oct 24, 2019, 01:35 PM

2. So it begins?

Is someone seeing a major threat coming from a failed US commitment to the middle east.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 01:50 PM

3. Yes.

We no longer have leverage in the Middle East. Putin’s Plan is working. He found the perfect fool to achieve his goal - weaken the US.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 02:14 PM

4. I suspect an Israeli-KSA defense alliance being formed.

Probably with UAE and Bahrain included. The pieces on the board are nearly in place.

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Thu Oct 24, 2019, 02:49 PM

5. Bibi is in no position to make major commitments for his country.

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Thu Oct 24, 2019, 02:50 PM

6. Maybe some good will come of it -- if they keep StumbleBum-#45 away

and in the dark.

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Response to NCjack (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 04:39 PM

8. No

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 04:30 PM

7. Anyone seen Jared recently (nt)?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 05:00 PM

11. Planning for the obvious.

Trump will not be in power for much longer and expect a foreign policy that isn't a blank page they can dictate. Expect a Russia-Ottoman-Persia...excuse me, Russia-Turkey-Iran alliance with a dominated Syria and a US government forcing the House of Saud to negotiate and not expect us to fight their wars.

On one hand, they probably welcome it, when it comes to Syria, its been chaotic. With Iran, they can't get us into a war with them because of Putin. On the flip side, once he's dumped, were probably going to hand the keys of Syria back over to Assad. Were also going to go back to the treaty we had with Iran. Yemen will go back to being two states. A renewed push towards less reliance on oil. And the USA will scrutinize its relationship with Israel and Saudi Arabia...while warming up to Iran.

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