What the hell is going on? We are seeing winds blowing through the trees and no way to really understand what is coming down. The Saudi family is been shaken down and the Grand Mufti suddenly catches religion. We are seeing impossibility behind impossibility.
It is as if we are seeing the results of abject fear at work and certainly all those princes are feeling just that.
Without question the Saudi power position is over. It is also plausible that a cabal of princes bankrolled American Treason. And while we are seeing stories of those princes been hung upside down, we are also seeing of Hilary and McCain with possible ankle bracelets? All at the same time.
“It is a choice between two futures—and it is a choice America cannot make for you,” Trump said, according to the official transcript. “A better future is only possible if your nations drive out the terrorists and extremists. Drive. Them. Out. Drive them out of your places of worship. Drive them out of your communities. Drive them out of your holy land, and drive them out of this earth.”
Saudi Arabia’s willingness to work with Trump was already apparent during the state visit. After Trump’s speech, he attended the opening of the aptly named Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology.
It appears that the Saudis’ cooperation can be attributed to Trump’s deal-making prowess. Saudi Arabia’s oil-based economy has been showing signs of decline for several years. On Nov. 4, Trump wrote on Twitter that he would welcome Saudi Arabia to list its state oil enterprise, Aramco, on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
The listing would tie the Saudi oil business profits to the dollar, likely ensuring stability for the country’s economy for decades. And given all the steps that Saudi Arabia took following Trump’s state visit in May, the invitation to the NYSE could be Trump’s way of fulfilling his part of the deal.