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Melanie Phillips: How Are Our New Best Friends In Saudi Arabia Doing These Days?
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[Jpost] So how are our new best friends in Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
doing these days?

After last year’s grisly murder of the Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, it looked like it might be curtains for Saudi’s reformist crown prince, Mohammad bin Salman, known as MBS, who was accused of ordering his killing.
Posted by:trailing wife

#4  And I do think MBS really doesn't consider the Khashoggi affair a loss. It reads more like, "OK, wahhabi losers. New sheriff in town. New rules. Watch and learn. One can hope, anyway...
Posted by: M. Murcek   2019-05-26 10:14  

#3  In Capone's time, he'd have said. "Eh, OK. The linguine is getting cold..."
Posted by: M. Murcek   2019-05-26 10:10  

#2   it was an attempt by MBS to kidnap him back to Saudi Arabia that went badly wrong

OK, boss. We snatched up him like you said.
Well, where is he?
Over there. In those buckets.
There's some out in the garage, too.
Posted by: SteveS   2019-05-26 09:09  

#1  You don't like Mo bin Salman? Just consider all the possible alternatives at the moment. Got a better one?
Posted by: Glenmore   2019-05-26 08:17