The sycophantic Western press is eager to present MBS as a great reformer but simply looking at actions, there is no grounds for optimism. Saudi Arabia continues to be the most dangerous and destructive force in the region and MBS is clearly committed to the policies of fomenting war and discord. What the Saudis are doing in Yemen is tantamount to genocide. In Lebanon the Saudis tried goading Israel into launching another war against Hezbollah- fortunately, the Israelis learned their lesson and didn't listen. Likewise they tried fomenting a civil war in Lebanon when they abducted Hariri. Thankfully, the Lebanese didn't bite. The Saudis' murderous jihadist proxies have lost in Syria and Iraq. So clearly things aren't going MBS' way. But that's when despots can get even more dangerous.
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