What Will It Take for MBS to Rehabilitate His Image?

April 28, 2021

On April 10, the Saudi Ministry of Defense announced the execution of three soldiers after what it called a “fair trial” in a specialist court. The men were convicted and sentenced to death for the crimes of “high treason” and “cooperating with the enemy.” Aside from the...

The Magnanimous Gesture of Mohammed bin Salman

February 15, 2021

Donald Trump famously cultivated a personal friendship with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS). To critics of the evil prince, Trump claimed that his loyalty was justified by the hundreds of billions of dollars of arms sales their friendship generated. The fact that those weapons served...

Has MBS Emerged Intact After His Crimes?

November 11, 2019

It was first reported and initially denied by Saudi authorities. Then it was acknowledged as a “rogue” operation gone wrong. For the past year, every honest observer has clearly understood that Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), ordered and most likely even stage-managed...

Mohammed bin Salman’s Special Style of Denial

September 27, 2019

In an interview that will appear in a documentary called "The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia" to air on PBS, Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), we discover, deigned to speak in December 2018 about his responsibility concerning the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. The...

The UN Offers Mohammed bin Salman a New Distraction

June 20, 2019

Contrary to his hopes and expectations that the world might eventually forget if not forgive, Mohammed bin Salman still appears to have a journalist’s blood on his hands, according to the UN’s special rapporteur. The sleepwalking Lady Macbeth pertinently observed in a text that Saudi Crown...

Mohammed bin Salman: Persona Non Grata at G-20 Summit

December 04, 2018

After the G-20 summit, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman can return home secure in the knowledge that his and his country’s standing in the world remain largely unaffected. All eyes were on Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, known as MBS, at last week’s G-20 Summit in...

Did Jared Kushner Inflate the Saudi Arms Deal Figures?

November 28, 2018

Jared Kushner’s attempt to produce something solid turns out to be nothing but hot air. The Daily Devil's Dictionary reports. According to sources, including three former White House officials who spoke to ABC News, Jared Kushner, “in a bid to symbolically solidify the new alliance between...

The US Is in Unchartered Territory with Saudi Arabia

October 18, 2018

The US must lead with a principled position following Jamal Khashoggi’s assassination, but this will require a type of diplomacy not yet seen in this administration. Information about the shocking and brazen torture and execution of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi spills out now with...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Saudi Arabia Fights “Satire”

September 17, 2018

As it modernizes, Saudi Arabia under Mohammad bin Salman takes the lead in suppressing satire. Some human activities are less compatible than others with the policies of visionary leaders. Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) has recently made clear his intention of reshaping Saudi Arabia’s...

Will 2018 See MBS Stake a Claim to Greatness?

January 18, 2018

At the end of 2017, Mohammed bin Salman stood alone as the effective ruler of a country he intends to recast in his own expansive image. In 2017, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) marked himself out as a Middle East leader to be reckoned with. The consolidation of his power was...

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