There were reports that Bandar had been assassinated.
Update 5 August 2012
"Last week, Thierry Meyssan wrote on Voltaire that Prince Bandar was killed along with his assistance Mishaal Al-Qarni in a bomb blast on July 26.
"The same day, Prince Bandar appeared with Prince Khalid bin Sultan at a function.
"He was also present at the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques' reception for princes in Jeddah."
Thierry Meyssan and Prince Bandar bin Sultan
There has been a lot of DISINFORMATION on Bandar.
This is what we wrote earlier:
Reportedly, Prince Bandar has been assassinated in a bomb explosion in Saudi Arabia.
Bandar is, or was, the CIA's man in Saudi Arabia.
CIA's favorite Saudi prince is laying the groundwork for a post-Assad Syria
Prince Bandar was the 'bagman' for the Iran-Contra deal, transferring American money to the Iranians.
2012 May « The Prince: The Secret Story
Bandar has been linked to the financing of the CIA's 9 11 'hijackers'.
"Bandar brokered the Al-Yamamah arms deal, managing to divert more than one billion pounds, according to British official sources.
"He then used this windfall, and many more, to finance the activities of jihadist groups around the world, including Al Qaeda.
"In early 2010, Prince Bandar attempted to overthrow King Abdullah."
Bandar was recently made the boss of Saudi intelligence.
Bandar is said to be, or to have been, one of the leaders of the current CIA attack on Syria.
CIA's favorite Saudi prince is laying the groundwork for a post-Assad Syria
Saudi Arabia's Prince Bandar recently built a 5 star hotel in Marrakech called the Mosaic Palais Aziza.
This hotel is opposite Bandar's immense palace in Marrakech.
How safe is Morocco, or Saudi Arabia?
Bandar is 'the son of a former slave girl.' (Foreign Policy). His son Khalid is married to Lucy Cuthbert, niece of Ralph Percy, 12th Duke of Northumberland.
Around 2008, Prince Bandar bin Sultan disappeared.
There were reports that Bandar, who is, or was, a CIA asset, was in jail. (The Missing Prince « LRB blog)
There were also reports that Bandar was busy masterminding CIA activities in Iraq and funding CIA-linked Sunni Islamist groups in Lebanon in an attempt to undermine Hezbollah. (Bandar Is Back - By Simon Henderson Foreign Policy)
It was reported that Bandar Bin Sultan was "cooperating with his uncle 2nd Deputy PM and Interior Minister Prince Nayef on issues related to Al-Qaeda (the CIA) in Yemen and the Gulf region." (Prince Bandar Can't Go Home to Aspen.)
Bandar and Bush. (Prince Bandar Bin Sultan’s reputation for sex and drugs was widely known in Nashville. CHAPTER 12)
Bandar, Saudi ambassador to the United States from 1983 to 2005, had a $135 million luxury home in Aspen, in the USA. (Prince Bandar Can't Go Home to Aspen.)
Who will be king after Abdullah?
Bandar has been called a talented deal maker. (Bandar Is Back - By Simon Henderson Foreign Policy)
King Abdullah's designated successor was Crown Prince Sultan, but he died in 2011.
The next in line was Prince Nayef, 77, the minister of interior.
Nayef publicly claimed the 9/11 attacks were carried out by Jews. (Bandar Is Back - By Simon Henderson Foreign Policy)
Nayef died in June 2012.
Now Bandar may be dead?
On 22 July 2012, it was reported that a blast hit the builing of the Saudi intelligence service in Riyadh, killing the deputy chief.
Prince Bandar is, or was, the boss of Saudi intelligence.
The report came from Yemen's al-Fajr Press which quoted quoted eyewitnesses.[link to www.presstv.ir]
On 29 July, Press TV reported that Saudi anti-regime protesters have held fresh demonstrations across Riyadh and Mecca, to protest against the arrest of political prisoners.
Chanting anti-regime slogans, the protesters demanded the downfall of the US-backed monarchy.
Similar demonstrations were also held against the regime in the village of Awamiyah and the city of Buraydah.
Tensions have been running high in Saudi Arabia's oil-rich Eastern Province over the past weeks following the detention of Saudi Shia cleric Sheikh Nemr al-Nemr.
Syria reportedly eliminated Bandar bin Sultan in retaliation for Damascus bombing
The following is from: VOLTAIRE NETWORK | 29 JULY 2012
Though not yet announced by the Saudi authorities, the death of Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has been confirmed to Voltaire Network by unofficial souces.
Prince Bandar had just been appointed head of Saudi intelligence on July 24: a promotion which was interpreted as a reward for having organized the attack in Damascus on July 18.
The Saudi services, with logistical support from the CIA, had managed to blow up the headquarters of the Syrian National Security during a Crisis Cell meeting: Generals Assef Chaoukat, Daoud Rajha and Hassan Tourkmani were killed instantly. General Amin Hicham Ikhtiar died soon after from his wounds. This operation, called "Damascus Volcano" was the signal for the attack on the capital by a swarm of mercenaries, mainly coming from Jordan.
Prince Bandar was himself the target of a bomb attack on July 26, and subsequently succumbed to his injuries.
A brilliant and cynical personality, Prince Bandar was 63 years old. He was the son of Prince Sultan (irremovable defense minister from 1963 until his death in 2011) and of a slave. Confidant of King Fahd, Bandar was ambassador to Washington throughout his reign (1983-2005). He became close to George H. Bush (then Vice-President of the United States), who regarded him as an "adopted son," prompting the U.S. press to dub him "Bandar Bush".
Endowed with an outstanding genius for covert action, he brokered the Al-Yamamah arms deal, managing to divert more than one billion pounds, according to British official sources.
He then used this windfall, and many more, to finance the activities of jihadist groups around the world, including Al Qaeda.
In early 2010, Prince Bandar attempted to overthrow King Abdullah to place his own father on the throne.
The plot failed and he was banished from the kingdom, but the monarch’s declining health enabled him to return to Saudi Arabia a year later. Since the death of Prince Sultan in October 2011, he had become the de facto leader of the Sudairi clan, the hawkish wing within the royal family.
His death constitutes a serious blow to the whole system of Western covert action in the Muslim world. It took Syria only one week to mount this spectacular reprisal operation.
Source : “Syria reportedly eliminated Bandar bin Sultan in retaliation for Damascus bombing”, Voltaire Network, 29 July 2012, www.voltairenet.org/a175173
Israeli radio and Reuters broke the story then went mysteriously silent, an assassination attempt inside Israel, on Secretary of State Clinton.
JULY 21, 2012
Two news outlets in India as well as one in Iran report an alleged assassination attempt on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her recent visit in Israel.
ZeeNews.com reports, “Israel Radio broke the story earlier in the week, which was confirmed by sources inside Israel, but never mentioned again. According to World Mathaba, the purported attack on Hillary was related to the current political upheaval in Israel - the aim being kill Hillary, blame Iran and take the focus off the domestic political meltdown in Tel Aviv.”
Iran’s Al-Alam News reported, “Israeli sources reported that the procession of Hillary Clinton Secretary of State was shot on yesterday, while passing through on the road to Jerusalem – Tel Aviv.”
News Track India also reported the story, “According to sources, the attack on Clinton's convoy, a minimum of three to five vehicles, traveling from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, follows the story earlier of an attack on a bus loaded with Israeli tourists that exploded in Bulgaria, which killed six persons."
According to World Mathaba, both the Bulgaria attack and the attempted assassination of Clinton was a Mossad "false flag" operation.
In 2003 and 2004, there was "a wave of bombing attacks inside the Saudi kingdom carried out by Al Qaeda."
(Mossad Doing Business with Saudi Arabia: Stratfor Source.)
"Emails, dated 2 May 2007, show discussions between Fred Burton, Stratfor’s vice-president of counter-terrorism, and analysts in regards to the alleged secret Saudi-Israeli intelligence alliance."
The source claimed that "several enterprising Mossad officers, both past and present, are making a bundle selling the Saudis everything from security equipment, intelligence and consultation."
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2009
The Saudi spy chief Prince Bandar has been assassinated: report
Israel has long been wary of certain people in Saudi Arabia, including Prince Bandar.
According to Debka file, an Israeli intelligence source which may be mainly disinformation:
Bandar had been "going around Chinese, Indonesian, Malaysian and Central Asian capitals warning their leaders to beware of relying on the US."
4. Saudi Arabia is wary of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.
5. "The Saudi master plan would integrate the armies of Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Jordan in a future Muslim rapid response force. It would be bolstered by Riyadh’s financial might and Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal."
3. During his first visit to China, Bandar suggested that China should be Saudi Arabia's main arms supplier.
4. During Bandar's visits to Pakistan, Malaysia and Indonesia, Bandar suggested the recruitment of Moslems for a Saudi-funded 'rapid response' force.
Recruitment centers would be set up in Pakistan, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Pakistan and Jordan agreed to provide instructors.