Originally Posted by KevinNYC
For someone like Bandar, there would be tons of American and European intelligence folks who have contacts with him or near to him and the same with the press. This is the guy who was known as Bandar Bush because of his closesness to the Bush family. This is not an under-the-radar guy. He was an on the record source on Bob Woodward's Books
about the Iraq war on the Bush presidency. Slate said Woodward portrayed him like a superhero.
That is, there's a lot of reporters that have this guy's phone number.
Remember the bombing itself hasn't even made the legit news papers.
So why would Yemeni Jihadi news service print this report? It wasn't a news report, it was a warning.
I'm 55.555555% sure that the story goes like this. The Saudis infiltrated a an anti-Saudi network that was planning on bombing the intelligence headquarters. They were compromised. So the al-Fajr Media Center puts out word the bombing happened. This is a signal, to get the hell out of Dodge. It's a warning to all the members of the Anti-Saudi cell, that they need to blow town and go underground. Or perhaps the bombing happened and the Saudis are keeping it under wraps because they caught some of the guys and want to try and find out who was behind them.
That's the thing, if the guy is not dead and is contact with his 20 year buddies in US why would not he just call one up and ask how his morning coffee was? Another problem is the ongoing animosity between different governments and factions so there are lots of bullshit news is spread around daily by the conflicting parties. At this stage at least we can say something big has happened in Saudi, whether there was an attack or it was foiled it will have serious ripple effects.