Tag: Rise to power out of nowhere

Saudi king taps veteran finance chief as foreign minister to improve image. It reinforces the position of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Saudi king taps veteran finance chief as foreign minister to improve image By Marwa Rashad and Katie Paul. Reuters. December 27, 2018 RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s king put a veteran former finance minister in charge of foreign affairs on Thursday, aiming to improve the kingdom’s image after […]

Saudi Prince’s (MbS) Allies Retain Jobs in Post-Khashoggi Shake-Up. Younger Princes Represent a New Generation of ‘Royalty and Loyalty’.

Saudi Prince’s Allies Retain Jobs in Post-Khashoggi Shake-Up Alaa Shahine, Vivian Nereim and Sarah Algethami. Bloomberg•December 27, 2018 (Bloomberg) — Saudi Arabia kept key supporters of Mohammed Bin Salman in their cabinet jobs and brought in some new ones, in the first major government shake-up since the kingdom […]

Saudi ‘not in crisis’ over Khashoggi affair: says new Foreign Minister. We are in ‘transition.’

Translation: The Saudis are ‘beefing up’ the ranks of their public relations (foreign minister) ranks with additional and ‘senior’ ranking officials who can stand up to the international pressure, put a positive spin on MbS, and vehemently defend the kingdom’s international standing and ‘reform’ efforts. This is an […]

Benefits of an Improved Saudi-Israeli Relationship. The ‘beast’ (MbS) will confirm the covenant of ‘peace and safety’ among the many for the benefit of Israel. Geo-Politics behind the coming confirmation of the ‘deal of the century’. A ‘MUST READ’!

Blog note: The warming ties between Israel and Arab countries will make it easy for the beast to confirm the coming covenant of peace and security among the ‘many’ in the region. The ‘many’ look to Saudi Arabia (Mohammed bin Salman) to providing unifying leadership among the Arabs […]

RUSSIA TELLS U.S. NOT TO INTERFERE IN SAUDI CROWN PRINCE MBS (the ‘beast’) BECOMING KING, DESPITE KHASHOGGI KILLING

RUSSIA TELLS U.S. NOT TO INTERFERE IN SAUDI CROWN PRINCE MBS BECOMING KING, DESPITE KHASHOGGI KILLING BY CRISTINA MAZA ON 12/26/18. Newsweek. blob:https://www.newsweek.com/54391fe3-bc94-42f3-ae09-bcc72a5a124b Russia went to bat for Mohammad bin Salman after the young Saudi crown prince came under fire for the killing of a Saudi journalist in Turkey. Russia’s deputy […]

Unexpected Outcome: US Syria withdrawal may speed up Arab-Israeli relations and increase the likelihood of regional acceptance of the coming Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement. All of a sudden, the ‘many’ want to be Israel’s ‘friend.’

Blog note: The warming ties between Israel and Arab countries will make it easy for the beast to confirm the coming covenant of peace and security among the ‘many’ in the region. The ‘many’ look to Saudi Arabia (Mohammed bin Salman) to providing unifying leadership among the Arabs […]

Saudi King Extends Billions in Handouts for Another Year. The timing of the decision is also likely to be seen as an attempt by the kingdom’s rulers to shore up domestic support following the international outcry over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi in October.

Blog note: Paying off the population to pacify them. End of note. Saudi King Extends Billions in Handouts for Another Year. The timing of the decision is also likely to be seen as an attempt by the kingdom’s rulers to shore up domestic support following the international outcry […]