"Prince Mohammed's vision of an economy of innovative, educated Saudis and the dynastic rule of the al-Saud family are a complete mismatch.
"Prince Mohammed has shown not the slightest inkling of ceding any royal prerogatives - least of all his own - of absolute rule.
"Indeed, tolerance of dissent has diminished, as evidenced by the arrest of female activists and the threat of imposing the death sentence on one."
Aramco Flop: Beginning of the End for Crown Prince - Haaretz-25 Aug 2018
Saudi Arabia's Prince Mohammad "is well-known to US intelligence agencies as an aggressive homosexual with a preference for small Filipino boys, a significant number of whom seem to have totally vanished from his palace, never to be seen again.
"A small severed arm, with an identifiable tattoo was discovered in a trash dump near the royal palace but of the others, there has never been any sign of them or their obviously dismembered bodies."
The top Moslems have their problems.
"There is considerable evidence pointing to the fact that the U.S.' response to the Khashoggi affair is likely to be determined, not by any Saudi government responsibility for Khashoggi’s fate, but instead whether or not the Saudis choose to follow through with their promise to purchase the $15 billion U.S.-made THAAD missile system or its cheaper, Russia-made equivalent, the S-400.
"According to reports, the Saudis failed to meet the deadline for their planned THAAD purchase and had hinted in late September that they were planning to buy the S-400 from Russia instead...
"There is every indication that the U.S. is not in fact seeking to punish the Saudis for their alleged role in Khashoggi's apparent murder but instead to punish them for reneging on this $15 billion deal to U.S. weapons giant Lockheed Martin, which manufactures the THAAD system.
S-400 gamechanger. / Saudi Plan to Purchase Russian S-400
At least five American-made Patriot missiles apparently missed, malfunctioned, or otherwise failed when Saudi forces tried to intercept a barrage of rockets targeting Riyadh on March 25, 2018.
US-Made Missile Defenses Spectacularly Failed in Saudi Arabia ...
"Jamal Khashoggi is the nephew of notorious globe-trotting gangster and arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi, an associate of neocon Richard 'Prince of Darkness' Perle and long-time valued asset of the CIA and Mossad."
DEAD OR ALIVE JAMAL KHASHOGGI
Lebanese-American academic and commentator As'ad AbuKhalil wrote of the Jamal Khashoggi disappearance - "I have no doubt that Israeli intelligence assisted the Saudi regime in the arrangement of the kidnapping."
Israel using Saudi statements on Khashoggi
Jerusalem Post columnist Seth Frantzman foresees the possibility of closer ties between Israel and Saudi Arabia coming following the suspected killing of Khashoggi.
"If the US loosens ties with Riyadh, that could bring Saudi Arabia and Israel closer, as the kingdom feels isolated. That is what happened during the Obama administration," he wrote.
Lamia Khashoggi, Adnan Khashoggi and Denise Rich (wife of Marc Rich). Dodi al Fayed's mother is the sister of the arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi.
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have held secret meetings in Amman, Israel's Maariv newspaper reported.
Bin Salman, Netanyahu met secretly in Amman: Report - Jun 2018
Israel is ‘systematically’ targeting journalists with lethal weapons, killing many.