Gunman Storms Saudi Royal Palace, Is Killed After Shootout With Guards

Tyler Durden's picture

An armed attack took place on the Saudi Royal palace in Jeddah, with two Saudi guards shot dead while three others were injured on Saturday morning when a man drove up to the gate of the palace and began shooting, the interior ministry said in a statement carried by state news.

Royal Guards killed the gunman, identified by the interior ministry as Mansour al-Amri, a 28-year-old Saudi national; he was armed with a Kalashnikov rifle and three Molotov cocktails.

While Interior Ministry spokesman Mansour al-Turki told al-Arabiya TV that Amri did not have a criminal record or any known connection to extremist groups, we look forward to ISIS promptly claiming the terrorist attack (or if not, prompting questions why not).


The Saudi Royal Palace in Jeddah

The attack occurred at a checkpoint outside the western gate to the Peace Palace in Jeddah, where the royal family conducts official business during the summer months, according to Reuters.

Saudi King Salman was not present as he is currently outside the kingdom on a historical state visit to Russia, according to Reuters. While the whereabouts of his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, were unknwn, although recent state news reports have placed him in Jeddah.

An investigation was underway to determine his motive for the attack, according to the Saudi interior ministry.

Earlier on Saturday, the United States Embassy in Saudi Arabia had warned US citizens to exercise caution in the area around the palace after reports on social media of an attack there. "Due to the possibility of ongoing police activity, American citizens are advised to exercise caution when travelling through the area," the embassy had warned.

Groups such as al-Qaeda and more recently ISIS, have carried out a number of attacks in Saudi Arabia. Attackers have targeted Shia mosques in the country's eastern provinces where much of its Shia minority is based, as well as security forces. Earlier this week, Saudi police raided hideouts of a "terror" cell linked to ISIS, killing two people and arresting five. In July this year, Saudi authorities said they foiled an attack on the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, which they blamed on ISIS.

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Manthong's picture

 

And so it begins.

 

07564111's picture

(((ISIS))) attacks > LoL

FatTony7915726's picture

Even these dirty crypto-Jews are getting thier karma!  

johngaltfla's picture

Don't count on this being ISIS or AQ. The Houthi have sent suicide squads deep into Saudi territory to attack supply lines, assassinate political and military officials, and disrupt communications and utilities.

Sometimes the Saudi government will use the cover of ISIS or AQ to cover for the threat. After all there was little coverage of the Scud attack on the Riyadh air base last week.

knukles's picture

Well that ain't nuffin compared to shrinking NFL ratings.
Now the least favored big sport.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/shock-poll-nfl-now-least-liked-sport-c...

Todja todja todja, Roger. 
I told you Roger, this is what you get for trying to fuck a stranger up the ass.

Strangers?
You sure had no idea about your target market, did you?

Oh me oh my.  His guts warm for an appetizer for him tonite for dinner.

Billy the Poet's picture

Abdul al-Bumpstocki strikes again!

knukles's picture

Ya'kno, I was just wonderin' where all the pussy hats went.
Hollywood breaks out in a screed (Propaganda, organized etc.) over a Trump statement and we have thousands upon thousands of women marching about with synthetic pussies on their heads screaming bloody murder the man's a sexist.
But Harvey Weinstein gets caught red handed, hard core sexual molestation, dozens of folks crying me too me too, he's fired and not a peep from the synthetic pussies.

It's all bout politics, ain't it?
Once again the Democrats demonstrate their lack of foundation upon which Character might be built.

MozartIII's picture

Character & Cankles can not exist in the same party!

pliny the longer's picture

since u bring up the pussy hats:  has anyone else singled out that one, uber bitch in the office, that special super rymes with runt type, and asked her, discretely, if she still had her pussy hat as you want to borrow one for a halloween party.

then stand back 10' and watch her (it?) nostrils literally flare.  as a farm boy, reminds me of the old bulls as a kid . . . 

just tell HR she brought it up and u were asking a sincere question;  

SixIsNinE's picture

speaking of al-Bumpstocki - 

here's a video of the alleged vegas shooter Paddock's brother - this is a MUST WATCH.  

https://youtu.be/Qg_Z-oEEt-c  -  he lets out that he knew a lot about his brothers activities - and the bump stocks.

 

and by the way, if you caught it  - the legacy fakestream corporate media put out a short quicky article about a week or so ago (*hard to keep track of the weeks anymore it seems) - that - get this,  Al-Bagdadi MIGHT NOT BE DEAD !   

For real - after killing him supposedly many times, they give them an out for a possible future kill again! 

i'm still not sure what to think about this vegas event - seems like a hybrid of real mixed with crisis acting FEMA staging.

Bill Still (another zero linked his most recent take on vegas, good watch yt search it) - he notes that the sheriff who told us some important details has not been seen in public or made any more statements - seems like someone over him has quarantined him.

 - AND get this, Jason Aldean, the singer at the event - just happens to have tattoos just like the illuminati card,  a Jack and an Ace. 

in the same way they appear on the illuminati card (yes, there is a Vegas card there )    google it

whatswhat1@yahoo.com's picture

Too late.  The video link has already been ganked.

whatswhat1@yahoo.com's picture

"Abdul al-Bumpstocki strikes again!"

 

You've been reassigned.  Report immediately to the creative department.

LightBulb18's picture

Well the source seems likely to be the agreement between the russians and the saudis. Probably the american left. I don't see why the Israelis would do it or why people would claim they would other than reasons of choosing an easy patsy since saudi arabia isn't part of greater Israel, which doesn't appear to be anywhere near ready for Jewish colonization, and the russians appear to be advocates of nationalism, christianity and soverignty, while the americans and european union are the only places that might be able to get their domestic populations to believe in one world goernment and religion establishing perfect equality under communism. They don't talk about africa or the human rights violations of the midle east or most of the rest of the world anyway allready.

Dead Canary's picture

"An investigation was underway to determine his motive for the attack, according to the Saudi interior ministry."

Uh, cause they are a bunch of crazy rag-heads?

Rapunzal's picture

It's never really hitting the fuckers at the top, never.

Fish Gone Bad's picture

One has to wonder at how is it that the royal family does not come under artillery barrage or rocket attack.  This attack was just stupid and wasteful.  There certainly seems to be a lack of imagination at work here....

mkkby's picture

Gunman storms...

Low IQ muzzie. Next time bring a few hundred of your friends.

Enjoy your 72 virgins. Fine print -- virgins because they are 80 YO, 300 pound, pig faced, hairy chested baboons.

lumen ex lumine's picture

"An investigation was underway to determine his motive for the attack"

Do you think ?

Karmageddon's picture

Just when the saudis start playing nice with the Russians... nothing more than a conincidence I'm sure...

07564111's picture

MBS will need to watch his back, there are 2 countries who will not tolerate a shift to Russia and the East.

Wile-E-Coyote's picture

Exactly my first thought, Langley must be pissed!

Rapunzal's picture

No don't worry a CIA hit would have been a success. They did it before removing a Saudi royal.

Karmageddon's picture

This wasn't a hit... it was a message, the equivalent of waking up next to a severed horses head.

MozartIII's picture

Good call! 

Guess we should be expecting more trouble for the house of saud.

serotonindumptruck's picture

Well, when your extended family comprises approximately 15,000 members, there's a good chance that some distant cousin who covets your status would like you dead.

This is what chronic inbreeding can achieve.

besnook's picture

have they found his iranian passport yet?

JLee2027's picture

he was armed with a Kalashnikov rifle and three Molotov cocktails.

Brilliant plan.

NoPension's picture

I wonder if he brought a lighter?

german Wunderkind's picture

You dont need a lighter,real Molotowcocktails use a match to ignite.
a Stormmatch is a way better methode than a burning piece of cloth.

StychoKiller's picture

What?  No Tannerite, no 1000's of rounds of ammo, and WHERE are the other 22 gunz?

Ethelred the Unready's picture

We all warned the Saudis about letting in all those Muslims.

francis scott falseflag's picture

 

<----------------------CIA

<----------------------didn't happen

falconflight's picture

Yes, the world and literally one's very existence is a binary choice...for Putinista basement trolls, MudPeople, and Buchenwald Oven Operator Union members.

NoPension's picture

Kalishnikov and Molotov.

Had to be the Russians.

DEMIZEN's picture

kalashnikov, 3 Molotovs,  a bottle of Moskovskaya and Putin's cell phone number to be precise.

SmittyinLA's picture

Al-Amri, an American?

blue51's picture

Just flew in from Vegas .

Maximeme Q's picture

Must...resist...tired arms remark.

Father ¢hristmas's picture

Now that comment is just plain silly.

America does not meddle in the affairs of sovereign nations.

One of the hallmarks of the White man's governance has always been square-dealing geopolitical engagement with the utmost restraint and reluctance to subvert the political structures of their counterparts.

If you agree with Western governments, great.  If you disagree, that is also fine.  The United States in particular respects each country's right to self-determination, and centuries of history reflect this unshakable truth.

As important as freedumb and democracy is, it would be quite ridiculous for the Anglo-Saxon political elite to behave in a contradictory manner to that inherent belief when interacting with foreign entities.

Genby's picture

Yes, al-Amri means "American".

south40_dreams's picture

Dissatisfied customer?

mrtoad's picture

Groups such as al-Qaeda and more recently ISIS, have carried out a number of attacks in Saudi Arabia. Attackers have targeted Shia mosques in the country's eastern provinces where much of its Shia minority is based, as well as security forces. Earlier this week, Saudi police raided hideouts of a "terror" cell linked to ISIS, killing two people and arresting five. In July this year, Saudi authorities said they foiled an attack on the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, which they blamed on ISIS.

What a load of shit..... The Saudi king flys to Moscow for first ever talks and then this. The US and Israel not happy.
SirBarksAlot's picture

A Kalashnikov rifle was used. The irony of it all.

The bankers are just not having a great year.

css1971's picture

And... It's ON!

Expat's picture

Al-Jazeera, citing an article on 4Chan, has named the shooter as Stephen Paddock.  Fox News has claimed Paddock, having been resurrected by God, was seen storming the palace carrying in excess of four hundred rifles of varying type including a 1784 muzzle loading musket which he had adapted with a "bump flint" to fire in excess of one round every three minutes!

Karmageddon's picture

According to that 4chan hacker dude, the assasilant was this bloke called Sam Hyde...