I'm really starting to accept this as a possibility- for a number of reasons that I'd hoped to touch on, but, don't have time to right now. The paragraph below should suffice
Relevant information from the Atlantic Council- The Khashoggi Affair: Back to the Future
Regardless of how the mystery ends, the Khashoggi affair is likely to have profound repercussions in Saudi-Western relations and perhaps inside Saudi Arabia itself. King Salman and family elders may realize that the Kingdom’s emergence from years of conservative and cautious foreign policies into a more aggressive stance inside and outside their borders may have gone too far. The logical conclusion to that line of thought would be another realignment of their top leadership.
Failing that, the pressure, particularly from the US Congress, is not likely to let up.Sure sounds like regime change! Realign your top leadership or the US is going to increase the pressure
Has Saudi Arabia acquiesced?