Game of Thrones. What happens to the princes in Saudi Arabia
What is happening in Saudi Arabia may be misleading to ordinary people. The total number of royalty today belonging to the Al Saud family is over 25 thousand people. This “overproduction of the elite” is a heavy burden on the kingdom’s budget which causes numerous conflicts among the princes.
On November 5, about 60 people were arrested: more than a dozen princes, four incumbent ministers, and over 40 former and current influential civil servants, of whom Osama bin Laden’s brother Bakr bin Laden is best known.
Heir Mohammad ibn Salman clears his way to political power.
The arrests are accompanied by anti-corruption rhetoric. It is planned to confiscate the property of all those arrested, which could amount to an astronomical sum of several hundred billion dollars, which can help the country survive the economic recession.
[ > Institute of World Economy and Politics — November 09, 2017 ]