New Saudi crown prince named
Nayef bin Abdulaziz, shown here in March, has been Saudi Arabia's interior minister since 1975.
October 27th, 2011
05:40 PM ET

New Saudi crown prince named

Nayef bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Arabia's interior minister, has been named the new crown prince of that Middle Eastern nation.

The news, citing a royal decree signed by King Abdullah, was announced early Friday on state-run Saudi Television.

Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the king's half-brother, died Saturday in New York. His funeral was held three days later in Riyadh.

His death raised succession questions in the key oil-producing country at a time of turmoil in the Arab world.

As was the case with his predecessor, the move makes Nayef bin Abdulaziz the heir to the Saudi throne.

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  1. saywhat

    @ banasy. " Sarcasm' alert.
    Sure @ Frank. Our nukes are idling in their silos. Why not make some use of them.
    Or wait a minute. There are how many say 50 some Muslim countries on this planet of ours with some 1.2 plus billion muslims? Let's take them out in alphabetical order. Men, women, children all sub-humans polluting this planet & giving a bad name to the finer human species like us.
    God indeed has chosen us & ordained that we do this and make the world a better & happier place to live.

    And on Saudi Royals, its their fault that we invaded Iraq. They should have pointed the way. How could we know that it was Iraq & not S.Arabia, they all look the same.
    And Oh! on 9/11 when 7 of those alleged Saudi hijackers were found alive and kicking later in their home countries as reported by our & all major int. media outlets, it was nothing. Nothing that a quick repression of these news couldn't solve.
    I am sure the respected 'Nam vet , Gordon Duff senior editor & widely read writer of Veterans Today would be happy to have a talk with you on 9/11. Or memebrs of the US 9/11 commission. Or Curt Weldon Rep. Congressman & chair of House Armed services Committee. Dem. Congressman Dan Hamburg Or former Ddep. Asst. of Defence Col.Ronald D.Ray Or NORAD Tact. Director ( Purple Heart) & Bronze Star, Soldiers medal Capt. Daniel Davis. I could gon & on. All of them & hundreds others have concluded that 9/11 was an inside job.
    It has been proved that Bldg.2 came down as a result of controlled demolition & a cruise type missile was filmed striking Pentagon.

    October 28, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat2u

    @banasy

    I am so glad you gave that sarcasm alert, otherwise I would have thought you were serious.
    You know I can never tell. lol

    October 28, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    MUCH ATTRIBUTED TO ME HERE BUT MOST OF IT NOT WRITTEN BY ME

    October 28, 2011 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bobcat2u

    Here's another fat slob of a Muslim Elitist waiting to inherit the throne and carry out orders from the right-wing thugs in Washington!

    October 30, 2011 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  5. tif31

    Dayum he's fat.

    October 30, 2011 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
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