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Gunmen Attack Saudi Prince In Paris, Steal "Sensitive Documents"

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Amid all the global geopolitical tensions - which the stock market apparently believes are all fixed now - news that the motorcade of a Saudi prince was attacked in Paris by Kalashnikov-wielding gunmen takes on more relevance than it normally would. The attackers stole 250,000 Euros in cash and more crucially - "sensitive documents." No suspects have been apprehended and to make matters more complex, local police noted "It's quite an unusual attack. They were obviously well-informed. It's true that it's quite a rare way of operating."


Kalashnikov-wielding robbers attacked the motorcade of a Saudi prince in Paris, making off with 250,000 euros in cash and reportedly stealing “sensitive” documents, French police said on Monday. And as RFI reports,

Those attacked told police a group of eight people stopped the car as it was driving on the Paris city ring road at around 9.30 on Sunday evening.


Some reports say the attackers were armed with Kalashnikovs, though no one was injured in the attack, which took place around the Porte de la Chapelle area, in northern Paris.


The motorcade was making its way from the Saudi embassy to an airport in Le Bourget, where a private jet was waiting.


The thieves drove off in the last car of the motorcade, taking with them the chauffeur, an assistant and a bodyguard.


They were released nearby. The motorcade monospace, as well as another car used by the robbers, were found burnt out on the outskirts of Paris.


No suspects have yet been apprehended.


"It's quite an unusual attack. They were obviously well-informed. It's true that it's quite a rare way of operating," said a police source.


Investigators are trying to find out whether the attackers were interested in the money or the documents they stole, which the French newspaper Le Parisien describes as “sensitive”.

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One can only conjecture as the contents of the 'sensitive documents' as it seems an extremely well-planned raid to merely grab $350,000... especially now that Qatar has started shifting its stance.

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Mon, 08/18/2014 - 08:39 | 5108063 PR Guy
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Multiple choice - What do those 'sensitive documents' cover? Is it:

A) Saudi funding terrorism in Syria

B) Saudi funding terrorism in Iraq

C) Saudi funding terrorism elsewhere

D) A letter from his Mum


Or was it this video for non-Christians?




Mon, 08/18/2014 - 08:41 | 5108073 Arius
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whatever was leaked it will be blamed on the attackers .. classic cover up

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 08:48 | 5108101 Latina Lover
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As in 9/11, it was an inside job.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 09:00 | 5108147 LawsofPhysics
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^^^this, as much as I would like to be optimistic and think that "club members" are turning on one another, it's been 24/7 bread and circuses for the masses for quite some time now.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 09:04 | 5108167 SoilMyselfRotten
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I can see them finding a laptop which proves the Russians shot down MH-17

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 09:12 | 5108192 PT
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Why did he have 250 000 Euros cash on him?  He must be a terrorist.  Or a drug smuggler.  Or a drug smuggling money laundering terrorist.  My gummint told me so.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 09:16 | 5108212 Looney
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There are more Saudi Princes than Ebola victims – 1,300 or somepin’ like that ;-)


Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:04 | 5108447 MachoMan
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I would say nothing was actually stolen...  in today's world, you'll need to be incredibly careful passing documents back and forth, especially "sensitive" ones...  $250k is just enough to make it seem like you wouldn't want it to get stolen.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:26 | 5108830 espirit
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Since the heist included 'Kalashnikovs', this subconsciously infers that the Russians were involved.

Disinformation at minute levels is the game they're playing with the proles.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:34 | 5108908 SafelyGraze
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the "documents" were merely some more of those same old trillion-dollar treasury bonds that have been crossing a lot of borders lately


btw, it is not "defaulting" on a debt obligation if you simply assert that those silly old pieces of paper are counterfeit


Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:48 | 5108981 Four chan
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chump change ain't what it used to be.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 03:20 | 5113261 svayambhu108
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|What do those 'sensitive documents' cover?

Saudi peaked.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 09:17 | 5108216 PT
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Does he get reported every time he spends more than 10k?

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 09:21 | 5108237 BrosephStiglitz
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Diplomatic immunity.. so no.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 09:19 | 5108222 PR Guy
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Any non-white getting on a plane in Europe with 250k in cash would normally find themselves on the next rendition flight instead. But if you're a Saudi prince with a private jet waiting....... please come right through here sir.


Mon, 08/18/2014 - 09:40 | 5108309 piliage
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Well, as a white guy in Europe, I don't think I'd be shown an open door trying to get on a plane with 250k either.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 09:58 | 5108412 PR Guy
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The bit I don't get is that Saudi princes normally go around with a large entourgage of heavily armed bodyguards (and it was reported that a bodyguard was taken in the car that was used as the getaway vehicle) but not a single shot was fired when these guys pitched up wielding guns. Doesn't add up.



Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:19 | 5108516 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Unless the guards were in on it if he had an entourage or he told them to not fire and just gave it up willingly. 250k is like spending money for them guys. That is like you are I getting robbed for $20 - $100.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:08 | 5108734 CheapBastard
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Smells fishy. When that Saudi prince who lived in Aspen went snow mobing the entire area was usually shut down and he had about 12 of his own heavily armed bodyguards and 5-6 CIA guards ... all carrying automatic weapons.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 15:03 | 5110077 Farqued Up
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The cash may be a diplomatic pouch shuffle to get cash out for a friend and into a country with his secret account. That has happened as a favor for a friend of mine in Houston, several times. Yeah, he actually ran in their crowd occasionally as a consultant to oil potentate Yamani back in the day. BTW, Yamani wasn't the bag guy, not saying that.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 09:40 | 5108307 toady
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Please. 250K won't even cover brunch on the Riviera, let alone a night in Paris!

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 09:45 | 5108335 PR Guy
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Egg and chips with a glass of wine on the beach section of a hotel in Cannes only costs $89. That's a lot of egg and chips.... or the hookers are $100k a throw perhaps?


Mon, 08/18/2014 - 09:57 | 5108409 toady
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Yeah... that sounds like the way a Saudi prince rolls. Probably a party of ten at least, plus security, hangers-on, a dozen or so 3rd & 4th cousins. A couple hours on the yacht....

That shit adds up.

They'd get comped though, or pay with the royal credit line, so they could throw the $250K around as tips.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:59 | 5109038 giggler321
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no - the French make chips differently.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:49 | 5108654 piliage
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One can have a very nice meal and a 5* hotel in Cannes, Nice, or St. Tropez for $350-$450 a night if you look on Hotwire. Of course, the extra $249,550 goes to hookers...

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:40 | 5109252 Razor_Edge
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You can have a mitchelin quality 4 course meal with bouche d'amuse for 4, with the wines for around $500/€350 in le Figuier de Sant Esprit in Antibes, easy peasy. Tell Chef Christian Morrissette I sent ya!

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 09:49 | 5108365 boattrash
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PT, the cash was all honest, above-board, and legit. He was only there to buy a politician, the ONLY reason we still have cash.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:24 | 5109186 zerozulu
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Might be GOLD but lost in translation.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 09:22 | 5108196 philipat
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More likely a letter from the Chinese asking the Saudis, as their largest custoner, that , please, we would like to pay for our oil in RMB? EUR 250K? Small change, especially outside the US controls in EUR 500 Notes. That's only 500 pieces of paper. I've seen Saudis and UAE Arabs drop that sort of cash on Champagne,, Red Wine, Caviar, Hookers and Blow in NY and the Soiuth of France...

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 09:29 | 5108266 McCormick No. 9
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"It's quite an unusual attack. They were obviously well-informed. It's true that it's quite a rare way of operating."

-Inspector Cleuseau

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:56 | 5109024 ajax
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The Parisian ring road is a bitch: Stand and Deliver! Your money or your life!!" Good old fashioned highwaymen at work.


Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:56 | 5109020 RafterManFMJ
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I pray to God the precious, productive and kind Saudi Prince, wasn't hurt.  Our prayers go with you, fair prince.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 13:54 | 5109592 barre-de-rire
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DGSE cleaning the front door...


we dont have thugs in france able to do job quality this way otherwise.



just to let you know, last month, the 36 quai des orfèvres, was stollen, minus 52kg of cocain... they charged a cop, but... likely you understand how deep corruption is in every europ country.

france is certainly the worst. try to get full detail on the story, this is astonishing, 2 trash bag, 52 mother fucking kilos... 3-4stages down, you have to request a key, sign register  for IN & OUT. there is cameras...

this is absolutly insane, the guy will go outside like a niger in ferguson out of the store ?





Mon, 08/18/2014 - 08:45 | 5108078 Croesus
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It probably WOULDN'T be a shame if the House of Saud got toppled, as a result of what was found in those "sensitive documents". 

Any guesses? 

Evidence of "Child Trafficking"? 

Evidence of "Drug Trafficking"? 

Evidence of "Crimes Against Humanity"? 

Evidence of "All of The Above"? 

Evidence Linking "All of the Above" to the US Political Machine?  


P.S. - It could be something as simple as the Saudi Royal Household's monthly bill for underaged male prostitutes, so put your thinking-caps on! 

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 09:42 | 5108321 toady
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I'm liking the white slavery angle.

Mmmmmmmmmmmm... white slavery...

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:09 | 5108466 ugmug
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what was found in those "sensitive documents". 

Any guesses? 

Panties and bras for when the Saudi Royal Family men all dress up as Allah..

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:01 | 5108705 RaceToTheBottom
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Latest plan on what to do in Syria?

Evidence planted to escalate the downed flight in Ukraine back to the front page?


Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:26 | 5109200 zerozulu
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It could be eating BACON or

It could be a sex tape with a french guy.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 09:00 | 5108136 junction
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A clean, professional job with no one seriously injured and no evidence left behind.  Obviously not the CIA.  Possibly the French SDECE on a special assignment.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 09:52 | 5108380 desirdavenir
Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:00 | 5109044 RafterManFMJ
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I read on Prison Planet, they found Snowden's passport at the scene.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 09:03 | 5108161 piliage
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The AK's are interesting. Not a very accurate gun, and pretty obvious to carry around Paris/hard to hide. It's almost like trying to absolutely say "This wasn't done by the CIA or Mossad...really..."

Brits and French are also pretty damn good, don't count them out of this one.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:11 | 5108473 toady
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AKs are probably the easiest full-auto weapon to get your hands on. I've actually had some opportunities to get some, and I'm just a guy on the street.

And they can be modified down to a smaller, easier to conceal version.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:08 | 5108742 12ToothAssassin
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When youre less than 10 feet away, accuracy isnt quite the premium you might think.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:53 | 5109003 11b40
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Especially on automatic.....point and spray.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 15:57 | 5110392 SmittyinLA
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I  "up arrowed" you because I've been offered an AK on the street for less than $500 at least 3X, but I live in LA CA, maybe be different elsewhere

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:05 | 5108453 ZeroPoint
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Details on the drop date of the petrodollar.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:48 | 5108646 lakecity55
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To tell the truth, it was probably the French DGSE.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:52 | 5108995 Ghostdog
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I dont know the answer but fuck him and the camel he rode in on

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 08:39 | 5108065 firstdivision
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Can anyone account for Julian Assange where abouts when this occured?

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