The BBC is reporting that Saudi
puppetmaster ambassador to the US, Prince Bandar bin Sultan has resigned. Just a few hours ago, Saudi officials were directly denying that Bandar tendered his resignation, saying that he was merely on vacation.
It looks as if Bandar is headed back home to wade hip-deep into the swamp that is the Saudi family to slog through the coming succession struggle. The current King, Fahd is basically on life support while Crown Prince Abdullah more or less runs the country and is busy angling against intrigue from Prince Sultan, Bandar's father and the current Defense Minister.
Bandar was in DC since 1983 and did much to endear himself to a list of presidents who, every one of them, allowed themselves to be seduced by the sleazy, dishonest and terror-supporting Bandar. It is the shame of the White House, from Ronald Reagan to George Bush, that the presidency has been more or less handed over to a foreign power in the person of Bandar, the US based frontman for the world's most corrupt, radical and murderous family since the Borgias.
Even after the attacks of September 11 (there's that date again) in which the vast majority of hijackers where Saudi, Bandar was allowed to dictate to and manipulate the White House.
There doesn't seem to be a clear choice for Bandar's replacement, although it wouldn't matter that much. Most likely would be Abdel al-Jubeir, an accomplished liar and the most public face of the Saudi regime. But there is a slight possibility that Prince Alwaleed bin Talal al Saud, the world's fifth-richest man and the dolt that made a donation to New York after the attacks only to turn around and say it was all our fault anyway (his money was unceremoniously thrown back in his face by Mayor Giuliani, establishing Rudy's myth). His appointment would ruffle quite a few feathers, which should heighten his attractiveness for the Saudis. Sending bin Talal to Washington would signal Riyadh's intentions to continue its control over the White House and the State Department, which has become an Arabist PR firm shilling for the Saudis during Bandar's tenure.
As the Executive Branch is fully in thrall of the Saudi billionaires, the only hope of any change is for foreign affairs hawks in Congress to pay a visit to the White House and impress upon the president how important it is that he use this opportunity to distance his office and his country from the international crime organization known as the Saudi Royal Family.