Ok, look: if you’re still hungover from a combination of turkey, greasy mashed potatoes, and copious amounts of not-quite-top-shelf red wine, it’s time to snap out of it because last week is melting into this week as tends to happen historically on Sundays.
Someone thought it was a good idea to send Thomas Friedman to Riyadh to interview Mohammed bin Salman…
“Stick ’em up you rascals!”
“This is the big one, Elizabeth!”
“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.”
What happens over the weekend no longer remains confined to the weekend.
“The majority of Lebanese are just paying the price.”
Whither black gold…
“…the two princes are said to have stayed up until nearly 4 a.m. several nights, swapping stories and planning strategy.”
“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.
“They are willing to take the whole 5 percent, or even more, alone.”