Your will, my hands.
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MBS's chances to rule Saudi Arabia are dwindling by the second.
Biden has officially held the crown prince responsible of Khashoggi's murder, marking a new chapter in the US-Saudi relationship.
Would Saudi Arabia compromise its historic relations with the USA by allowing MBS to ascend the throne or is it time it looked for another successor?
If I was in the KSA's shoes, I would've realized by now that the US is not a reliable ally, unless your name is Israel.
Moreover, the times where the US is the sole super power are long gone and the regional countries can easily leverage that to their advantage. I'm pretty sure Russia and China would love to see the whole axis of Gulf countries + Egypt swing into their lap and ditch the US (Russia already have good relations with KSA too).
The Khashoggi murder was obscene. However, whats more disgusting is the US hypocrisy in the way they want to extort the KSA for it while at the same time having no problem in making deals/recovering old deals with sides with far greater atrocities committed and far greater human rights violations, like Iran and its proxies (100s of thousands of murders against civilians, activists, journalists, politicians).
If the US wants to keep its strategic allies, they should make an effort in such relationship. Else those countries should and CAN just forge new strategic alliances with the other emerging super powers.
But then again, those arab regimes main concern as usual is just trying to stay in power... so they'll probably bend over and get extorted while missing the opportunity to give the US the middle finger.