Not surprisingly, none of them could be reached for comment and attempts to reach the Saudi government were not successful.
“He wants a proper investigation. It is expected that al-Waleed will give MBS a hard time.”
Someone thought it was a good idea to send Thomas Friedman to Riyadh to interview Mohammed bin Salman…
“Stick ’em up you rascals!”
“There is no possibility whatsoever that the king will abdicate,’’ one official said, in response to written questions on Sunday, adding that Saudi kings are in the habit of remaining in power even when they’re sick and besides, King Salman “enjoys perfect physical and mental powers.”
Nobody strike a match.
“…the two princes are said to have stayed up until nearly 4 a.m. several nights, swapping stories and planning strategy.”
Tension is running high on Monday…
“Take that with a grain of salt though, because remember: nothing that should matter ever matters anymore.”
Geopolitics is back in the spotlight to start the week.