Hopes Dashed By Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman


Love the history of Saudi Arabia and its line of leaders.  Have long wanted to take a vacation and experience the Bedouin time in the desert.

As noted on this blog over the past year I had very high hopes for Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman. It was not just here at CP, either, where hope was raised.

When the crown prince visited the United States earlier this year, he was fêted in Hollywood and Silicon Valley, on Wall Street, and, of course, by the Trump White House, as a messiah—in the mold of Gorbachev or Gandhi. “Historic night it was,’’ Dwayne (the Rock) Johnson, the actor, wrote, on Instagram, of a dinner with M.B.S. hosted by Rupert Murdoch at his vineyard in Bel Air. In apparently ordering the grisly killing of a Washington Post columnist, M.B.S. wagered that the world would not miss another murdered journalist. So far, he has been spectacularly wrong, and the slow drip of information during the past two weeks—from the Turkish government and American officials—has rendered the denials of M.B.S. and other Saudis preposterous.

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