The reports of Prince Bandar bin Sultan are NOT confirmed but are traveling at the speed of light and if DEBKA reports it, it’s worth talking about. Bandar was the “newly appointed” intelligence chief for Saudi Arabia. According to DEBKA, the unconfirmed death is possibly the work of a Syrian “death squad.”
If true, it would shoot a devastating tentacle out from the Syrian conflict to the broader region.
It is widely feared that Saudi rulers are too traumatized to respond by the fear of Iranian penetration of the highest and most closely guarded circles of Saudi government, possibly climaxing in Bandar’s assassination. Source: DEBKA
Speculation is that the death (if there was one) is payback for the Damascus bombing about a week ago which killed Syrian Dictator Bashar Assad’s top war planners, and maybe even a relative or two. Bandar was appointed to the post of Saudi Intel chief the day after the bombing.
He is a former Saudi Ambassador to the U.S. and currently the Secretary General of the Saudi National Security Council.
Is Bandar dead? No one is sure. The reports are out there for some reason, but Saudi officials aren’t talking. Maybe they’re busy checking in on the country’s first female Olympic competitor – in the Judo heavyweight division – wearing a hijab. Thanks to Infinite Unknown for the graphic.