Saudi prince-Jeff Bezos, friends become foes

Jeff Bezos and the Saudi crown prince

This March 2018 photo shows boss Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, and the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, His Royal Highness Mohamed bin Salman.

As the photo shows, then everything was hunky dory between these two billionaires, both warmongers.

However, not all friendships between filthy rich and warmongering men last forever.

Silvio Berlusconi and Rupert Murdoch used to be pals. However, then they quarreled about (yet more) money. They became foes.

Tony Blair and Rupert Murdoch used to be pals. Blair even became godfather for Rupert Murdoch children. He obeyed Murdoch egging him on to join George W Bush’s war on Iraq.

But then, Blair had an affair with Murdoch’s ex-wife. The two filthy rich warmongers became foes.

Now, something similar seems to have happened to the Bezos-Saudi crown prince friendship. Again, an extramarital affair plays a role. This time, a murder as well.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos‘ phone ‘hacked by Saudi crown prince

Through a video in a WhatsApp message, Saudi Arabia gained access to the phone of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in 2018. Several British and US American newspapers write that.

The Guardian writes that Bezos and the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman had a conversation on May 1 of that year on WhatsApp. During that conversation the crown prince also sent a video. An anonymous source says that in the following hours large amounts of data were copied from Bezos’ telephone. The New York Times and the Financial Times also have sources that confirm the story.

The media write that the hack appears from technical research on Bezos‘ telephone, which the big boss himself had ordered. It is ‘very likely’ that Saudi Arabia had access to the telephone and actively collected information.

Possibly that information could be used to stop negative reporting about the country in The Washington Post. Bezos owns that newspaper. …

The reason for Bezos to order the investigation was a publication a year ago by the US American tabloid The National Enquirer of private messages and photos that he had sent with his telephone. From those messages it could be deduced that he had an affair. That same month Bezos and his wife announced divorce. …

Murder of Khashoggi

Two United Nations experts will come later today with a statement on the allegations about Saudi Arabia. One of them investigates the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October 2018. The other investigates violations of freedom of the press.

Khashoggi was a columnist with The Washington Post. He often criticized Mohammed bin Salman.

UN EXPERTS: SAUDI PRINCE LIKELY INVOLVED IN BEZOS PHONE HACKING The phone of Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos was hacked after receiving a file sent from an account used by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, United Nations experts said. The experts called for an “immediate investigation” by the United States. [AP]

3 thoughts on “Saudi prince-Jeff Bezos, friends become foes

  1. Pingback: Amazon boss Bezos’ $165million manson | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  2. In 2014, Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry shared a list of about 50 names banned by the government. The ministry’s Civil Status Department reportedly said the names were chosen based on religious connections, foreign origin or because they broke from “social traditions.”

    The foreign origin criterion seems to be the case for Linda, one of the more Western-sounding names on the list.


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