In breaking news this morning it was reported that Turkey has asked the US, again, to stop supporting YPG/PKK in Syria.
RT: ‘Wheels in motion to replace MBS with someone compatible with West,’
In my world this would be duly noted as a “no shit sherlock” kind of statement.
Stating the obvious- in other words.
The real possibility of regime change, present time, in Saudi Arabia was first mentioned here nearly 3 weeks ago (though it had been previously written about as something that would happen eventually, regional remake, as planned)
Tuesday October 16/2018 -Mockingbird’s Usurper Eggs: Media Psyops & The Further Subordination of Saudi Arabia" A regime change operation of a different kind"
"In these three news items we see that Saudi Arabia was, by all appearances, moving in an independent direction. This had to have been a problem for the US and it's military industrial complex!"
Making the necessity for someone more compatible with the west a priority
Quoting from the RT article:
Michael Maloof, former senior security policy adviser in the Pentagon, told RT America that the young prince has made more enemies than friends among the Saudi royals, and “has upset the leadership so much.” According to the analyst, there is a growing rebellion against MBS in the House of Saud.
The wheels are already in motion to try and replace MBS with someone more compatible with the West.Asked if this scenario – a palace coup or the likes – is conceivable, Maloof confirmed that it is, given that the Crown Prince has alienated too many members of the court and now it’s “just a question of time.”
Those who are conspiring against MBS hope that the US and the West will “support someone who would carry that out,” the former Pentagon official pointed out, adding: “However, it’s a little premature to say this is going to happen.”Well, of course, it's premature to say this will happen, because overthrowing a leader is always complicated. With many variables to consider. One can never really game all the possibilities.
Which doesn't suggest the overthrow won't be tried. I'm quite sure that those involved are in the process of attempting this coup as I type up this post. Only that the success is not assured.
What individual may have the blessings of the west?
The conversation (with Maloof) took place following news reports that Ahmed bin Abdulaziz, a younger brother of the reigning King Salman, has returned to Saudi Arabia from exile. It was reported that he traveled to the kingdom with some guarantees from US and UK security agencies.
“Why would the brother of the king come back, get out of the exile and come back to the kingdom if he had no feeling that he had some kind of support?” Maloof asked.Another "exile" ?
|Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz [File photo]|
"The famous Twitter user Mujtahidd revealed that Ahmed bin Abdulaziz arrived in the capital Riyadh after months of his stay outside the Kingdom.
Mujtahidd mentioned that Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman was welcoming his uncle “but without cameras or protocol.”عاجل: أحمد بن عبد العزيز يصل الرياض قبيل فجر اليوم الثلاثاء ومحمد بن سلمان في استقباله لكن دون كاميرات ولا بروتوكول
حصل أحمد على تعهدات أمريكية أوربية أن ابن سلمان لن يتعرض له، لكن من يضمن التزام ابن سلمان بالتعهد؟— مجتهد (@mujtahidd) October 30, 2018عاجل: أحمد بن عبد العزيز يصل الرياض قبيل فجر اليوم الثلاثاء ومحمد بن سلمان في استقباله لكن دون كاميرات ولا بروتوكول
حصل أحمد على تعهدات أمريكية أوربية أن ابن سلمان لن يتعرض له، لكن من يضمن التزام ابن سلمان بالتعهد؟— مجتهد (@mujtahidd) October 30, 2018Mujtahidd added that Prince Ahmed, King Salman’s brother, has obtained US and European commitments that bin Salman will not pursue him.
As the plot thickensMujtahidd wondered: “But who guarantees that bin Salman would adhere to the pledge?”Rumours have been circulating over the past period about the situation of Prince Ahmed, and the possibility of his declaration of opposition to the current regime’s policies from outside the Kingdom.