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 Saudi National Security Council Secretary and intelligence Chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan

The U.S.-Saudi relationship would not be as cozy as it is without there being someone well connected on both sides who can move comfortably between them. That someone is the fifty-four- year-old Prince Bandar. Although he ranks low on the royal bloodline (his father is King Fahd's brother Sultan, the Saudi Defense Minister, but his mother was a house servant), Prince Bandar has been the Saudi ambassador to the United States since 1983.


Prince Bandar once told associates that he is very careful to look after U.S. government officials when they return to private life. "If the reputation then builds that the Saudis take care of friends when they leave office," Bandar has observed, according to a source cited in The Washington Post, "you'd be surprised how much better friends you have who are just coming into office". Practically every deal with the Saudis eventually becomes hard to trace, lost in some desert sandstorm back near the wellheads where the money sprang from in the first place. Many of Washington's lobbyists, PR firms, and lawyers live off Saudi money. Just about every Washington think tank has taken it. So have the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Children's National Medical Center, and every presidential library built in the past thirty years.



The fall of the House of Saud [Robert Baer]

Prince Bandar Bin Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz

The U.S.-Saudi relationship would not be as cozy as it is without there being someone well connected on both sides who can move comfortably between them. That someone is the fifty-four- year-old Prince Bandar. Although he ranks low on the royal bloodline (his father is King Fahd's brother Sultan, the Saudi Defense Minister, but his mother was a house servant), Prince Bandar has been the Saudi ambassador to the United States since 1983.

Prince Bandar once told associates that he is very careful to look after U.S. government officials when they return to private life. "If the reputation then builds that the Saudis take care of friends when they leave office," Bandar has observed, according to a source cited in The Washington Post, "you'd be surprised how much better friends you have who are just coming into office". Practically every deal with the Saudis eventually becomes hard to trace, lost in some desert sandstorm back near the wellheads where the money sprang from in the first place. Many of Washington's lobbyists, PR firms, and lawyers live off Saudi money. Just about every Washington think tank has taken it. So have the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Children's National Medical Center, and every presidential library built in the past thirty years.

"My memory of him as a child was that he was always working at his papers or talking on the telephone,"
Prince Khaled bin Sultan, Bandar's half brother
"My memory of him as a child was that he was always working at his papers or talking on the telephone,"

Prince Khaled bin Sultan, Bandar's half brother
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Prince Bandar Bin Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz

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Farhan said the main reason behind Salman's meteoric rise to power was that strong people like bin Nayef and Bandar bin Sultan, a former spy chief, had had their roles diminished in the country's affairs. He ssaid the arrestees, who have been released so far, have been banned from leaving the country, ...
“When Morsi got elected, the Saudis and the Emiratis went into overdrive,” a former senior American diplomat told me. According to several former American officials, M.B.Z. and Bandar bin Sultan, the director of Saudi intelligence, began plotting with others in their governments to remove Morsi from power.
Bassnan and his wife received direct cash payments from Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the kingdom's ambassador to the United States. Mohammed al-Qudhaeein and Hamdan al-Shalawi, two Saudi students accused of conducting “dry run” probes of cockpits during a flight to Washington for an event ...
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Saudi Arabia and Britain signed on Thursday 18 economic agreements in various fields worth over $2 billion. The deals were announced at the end of the Saudi-UK CEO Forum that was held in London in conjunction with a visit by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the Kingdom.
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