Saudi “Purge” a Re-Branding Attempt to Launch a “Second Kingdom”

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The Ritz-Carlton hotel in Riyadh

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MbS) took the unprecedented step of ordering the arrest of 11 princes, dozens of former ministers and business officials, and four current ministers, earlier this month.

Despite the clucks of disapproval from some in D.C., President Donald Trump tweeted: “I have great confidence in King Salman and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. They know exactly what they are doing.”

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