HRH Prince Turki Al Faisal

The late King Faisal's youngest son directed the Saudi secret service G.I.D. between 1977 and 2001. On November 20, 1979 he was in Tunis at the Arab League Summit about Egypt's signature of the Camp David Accords. A phone call woke him up at 6am and he was immediately dispatched to Mecca by Crown Prince Fahd. Prince Turki tried to maintain a tight ship among the Saudi forces that were rivalling instead of cooperating. But after one week of failed attempts to liberate the mosque. he decided it was time to ask for competent help and called an old friend: the marquis De Marenches, chief of French foreign intelligence...