MBS trying to pretend it's all business as usual post purge

Now that he's 'freed' some business elite who cut 'settlement' deals for more money to fill royal coffers, MBS is trying to let the world know that it's still business as usual. See that they're pumping out news that they're going ahead with the building of the world's tallest tower ($1.5 billion). 

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not sure I follow. why does this project tell us it's 'business as usual'?

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It's significant because the businessman backing the building were detained ... they were part of the purge. The company building it is JEC, owned by (among others) Kingdom Holding Co of Prince bin Talal ... who was detained and just freed after making some sort of 'settlement' deal.

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haha. and they just arrested a prominent columnist for 'insulting' the royal court. He's getting 5 years in prison. business as usual...

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saw that MBS postponed his visit to UK, too over fear of protests that might insult him further. 

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Here's one 'settlement' MBS got out of one of the Saudi business elite he 'freed' from the Ritz: Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, recently freed, is now donating half a million to a football (soccer, for you Americans) club because the government told him to. 

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