I have been writing about the antics of the US best bud in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia….recently the aging king changed up the order of ascension to the throne and named MbS as the next in line and he immediately started arresting anyone that could have a beef with his new position…..read about in an IST post….
All his victims were housed in the Ritz in Riyadh and to gain their freedom they would have to pay MbS a sizeable sum…..
According to the Financial Times (FT) the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohamed Bin Salman, is negotiating a settlement with some of the country’s most well-known figures who have been detained under corruption charges since the beginning of the month.
In some cases, Saudi officials are demanding 70 per cent of the suspect’s wealth in exchange for their release.
It was widely suspected that Bin Salman’s anti-corruption purge was part of a wider strategy to raise money for the country’s depleting treasury, which has grappled with a recession triggered by prolonged low oil prices.
Think about that for as couple of minutes…..70% of their wealth and one guy is worth about $7 billion….that is billion with a “B”…..
But what if the guys being held did not want to pay the ransom?
Enter the American mercenaries working for Blackwater or whatever these thugs are calling themselves these days…..
DailyMail.com can disclose that the arrests have been followed by ‘interrogations’ which a source said were being carried out by ‘American mercenaries’ brought in to work for the 32-year-old crown prince, who is now the kingdom’s most powerful figure.
‘They are beating them, torturing them, slapping them, insulting them. They want to break them down,’ the source told DailyMail.com.
‘Blackwater’ has been named by DailyMail.com’s source as the firm involved, and the claim of its presence in Saudi Arabia has also been made on Arabic social media, and by Lebanon’s president.
This is the guy, MbS, that is going to bring change to the Saudis….so far it looks like the same murderous bunch they have always been.