Destabilizing Saudi Arabia? Crown Prince consolidates control; eliminates rivals

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A long and detailed analysis of what is going on in Saudi Arabia. It looks like the Prince is either a genius or a fool.

The round-up of Saudi Princes which took place on 5th November 2017 is simply the latest in a succession of purges initiated by Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler, Deputy Crown Prince Muhammed bin Salman, as he tries to consolidate his position by getting his hands on all of Saudi Arabia’s levers of power.

As is often the case in purges of this kind, a large number of people have been rounded up on ‘corruption charges’ (the standard pretext used to conceal power struggles of this sort) in order to conceal the identity of the true target of the purge. Read more here.

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  • Throughout this awesome pattern of things you actually get an A just for effort and hard work. Exactly where you misplaced me was in your details. You know, it is said, the devil is in the details… And it couldn’t be much more correct right here. Having said that, allow me tell you exactly what did do the job. Your article (parts of it) is definitely very convincing and that is possibly the reason why I am making the effort to comment. I do not really make it a regular habit of doing that. Next, despite the fact that I can see the leaps in reasoning you make, I am definitely not confident of just how you seem to connect the ideas which in turn make the actual conclusion. For the moment I will subscribe to your issue but trust in the foreseeable future you actually connect the dots better.

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      Thanks for the comments. The Saudi Arabia scenario continues to unfold. I’m not certain of any conclusions right now. I’m just trying to pull the pieces together right now.

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