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16 April 2014

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It is surprising how this news differs, depending on which side has sympathy for him or not.

Al-Manar , Hizb'Allah TV has been saying that the king forced him out (2 days ago) and since yesterday we are learning from the news agencies that Bandar asked to be relieved from his post and be replaced as an interim by his assistant.

Last month, another Lebanese news portal announced his return in his position as the chief spy after two months of absence ( supposedly because of sickness)

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2014/03/25/Saudi-intelligence-chief-back-to-the-forefront-.html

and then yesterday , according to the daily star,
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2014/Apr-15/253423-saudi-replaces-veteran-intel-chief-bandar-bin-sultan-tv.ashx#ixzz2yz1R9uoc

"In a royal decree, the powerful official was "exempted... from his position at his own request" and replaced by his deputy, Yousef al-Idrissi."

Mind boggling :-)

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