The end of the royal family in Saudi Arabia by Bin Salman

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Those who consider well the actual reality of the Saudi regime, reach the conclusion that it has grown old, old and fallen. This is due to several reasons, the most important of which is the corruption that has spoiled the system over several decades, and the repression, tyranny, and exclusion of the royal family from the country’s wealth, and throwing some crumbs to the people. This is in addition to the control of princes over sovereign positions in the state, despite the aging of some of them and the lack of competence of others.

As a result, competent citizens were excluded, the doors to candidacy and election were closed, and it was difficult to predict what was going on in the corridors of the royal family, or the rational analysis of its policy. What appears to be visible from this family is much less – I think – than it hides; and that is the secrecy with which the royal family was known, and it seems that there is no reason to abandon it at these times.

Despite the great efforts exerted by the royal family to maintain its system and its continuity, the actual reality now shows extreme glee, especially when Prince Muhammad bin Salman reached the mandate of the Covenant, after he removed his cousin Prince Muhammad bin Nayef, and tightened his grip on the joints of the state, and his marginalization of many Of the princes, while enabling him to guarantee his loyalty to him. Thus, bin Salman appointed officials with less experience and knowledge than their predecessors.

Although when he took over the reins of the state he promised reform, fighting corruption and solving the problems of citizens; however, what happened on the ground was the opposite of that. Corruption has increased, and this has been accompanied by a significant deterioration in human rights, so the pace of repression and tyranny has increased, the deprivation of freedom of opinion, the silencing of mouths, and the arbitrary detention of all groups of society. Add to this unfair trials, extrajudicial killings, indirect killing through the negligent health of the detainees, the severe torture they incur, and a violation of their humanity. Also, during bin Salman’s era, taxes were imposed, salaries reduced, public service consumption fees increased, and large sums of money disappeared from the state treasury.

Although when he took the reins of the state he promised reform, fighting corruption and solving the problems of citizens; however, what happened on the ground was the opposite of that. Corruption has increased, and this has been accompanied by a significant deterioration in human rights, so the pace of repression and tyranny has increased, the deprivation of freedom of opinion, the silencing of mouths, and the arbitrary detention of all groups of society. Add to this unfair trials, extrajudicial killings, indirect killings through the health negligence of detainees, and severe torture

One result of this was the increase in the number of citizens who left the country seeking asylum in several countries. The number of Saudi asylum seekers tripled in 2017 from what it was in 2012. There are those who resorted to buying foreign nationality to flee with his family and his money, after Bin Salman confiscated the wealth of the wealthy.

It is expected that Muhammad bin Salman will accelerate the end of his family’s rule, and topple her throne that spanned nearly a hundred years, due to his policy that violated what his predecessors had been before, both internally and externally.

Among the most prominent manifestations of his difference from those who preceded him that he acted with recklessness when he declared his war against Wahhabism, which is the main pillar of the legitimacy of the House of Saud, and supported this by marginalizing the role of the Council of Senior Scholars and abolishing the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, and by arresting the sheikhs who did not join him in his policies.

The era of Bin Salman also witnessed an unprecedented repression of the intellectuals. Many writers, journalists, economists, scholars and human rights activists were arrested, and this included men and women without discrimination, not to mention the enforced disappearance of some of the detainees, and sexual harassment that affected the activists who had come together to threaten rape and murder According to Saud Al-Qahtani, adviser to bin Salman.

Bin Salman managed to spread terror among the people by observing and spying on social media that was their only outlet, and he was able to reach the identities of some of the activists who used fake names, arrest them and put them in prison, just as we cannot forget the fact Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi – may God have mercy on him – was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October 2018.

The regime admitted the incident of Khashoggi’s killing after a period of denial and denial of the accounts that spoke of his killing inside the consulate, and insisted on claiming that Jamal left the consulate unscathed, and what he left – may God have mercy on him – only a corpse whose location is not known until now.

On the external level, Bin Salman violated his predecessors with various policies. Perhaps the most prominent of them was the war on Yemen and the resulting massacres, destruction and loss of life, in addition to the material losses of the Saudi forces that severely damaged the state treasury.

Likewise, the constant interference in the affairs of other countries, as happens in Egypt by supporting the military coup regime, and standing behind Haftar in Libya to control the rebels. As for the story of Bin Salman with Israel, and his rushing towards normalization with it, it seriously damaged the reputation of this reckless prince.

Many Saudi princes were increasingly frustrated with the leadership of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: in the wake of the major attack on oil resources in the kingdom in the Saudi city of Abqaiq in September 2019. The attack on Aramco’s facilities halted half of the kingdom’s oil production, which represents 5% of oil supplies World, and raised great concern about the ability of the largest oil exporter to defend itself, despite spending hundreds of billions of dollars in arms purchases

These data indicate unprecedented policies related to the ruling family. Power has become in the hands of one person who is overpowered by the strong desire to reach the throne, whatever the circumstances and sacrifices, and depends on the Crown Prince of another country, Mohammed bin Zayed.

Many Saudi princes were increasingly frustrated with the leadership of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: in the wake of the major attack on oil resources in the kingdom in the Saudi city of Abqaiq in September 2019. The attack on Aramco’s facilities halted half of the kingdom’s oil production, which represents 5% of oil supplies Globalization, and raised great concern about the ability of the largest oil exporter to defend itself, despite spending hundreds of billions of dollars in arms purchases.

The failings of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have entered the country in many crises, in light of the increasing population growth and the oil-based economy, and the failure to achieve the stated diversification of income sources by 2020. Here is the year that has come and no sign of prospect has appeared on the horizon.

After all this, it can be said that if there was an imminent collapse of the royal family in Saudi Arabia, it would be – most likely – at the hands of the owner of Vision 2030: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.





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