Saudi Crown Prince in UAE, First Trip Abroad Since Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was in the United Arab Emirates on Friday, on his first tour abroad since the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul. The prince, who arrived in Abu Dhabi late on Thursday, is also due to visit other Mideast countries, where he will be warmly received by Arab leaders who have stood firmly by his side amid international outrage over Khashoggi’s horrific slaying.The crown prince will round off his tour with a two-day stop in Argentina where he’ll come face-to-face with world leaders on Nov. 30 for the two-day Group of 20 summit. Among those expected to attend that summit are President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has kept international pressure mounting on the kingdom in the wake of Khashoggi’s killing. His tour abroad underscores the strong support the crown prince continues to have from his 82-year-old father, King Salman, and signals that he faces no immediate threats to his grip on power at home. 

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UAE is hardly abroad, friendly neighbors maybe 300 miles away....

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"Prince" on the road again, maybe he has a new target

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MbS is the real face of the world as it's today: brutal and unjust

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What about his visit to embassy in Turkey? I bet that this is not the most desirable place for him...

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Does anyone recall the intense pressure, politically and economically, Erdogan was under just before this whole gruesome (distracting?) mess began?  As I recall his entire economy was on the precipice of collapse, and therefore his job.  It seems odd, wouldn't you say, that an economy on the verge of collapse could so effectively heal itself with no accompanying fanfare?

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While in Argentina for the G20 Summit, I think MBS and Trump should go to Rosario and visit the Museo de la Memoria.

A chilling testament to the excesses of Argentina’s military dictatorship, this museum occupies a space formerly used as a clandestine center for detention and torture. It was operated by the dreaded Department of Intelligence (D2), a special division dedicated to the kidnapping and torture of suspected political agitators and the ‘reassignment’ of their children to less politically suspect families.

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