Jamal Khashoggi was killed by a brutal culture around Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, according to The Washington…
Jamal Khashoggi was killed by a brutal culture around the Saudi crown prince who included members of the royal family jockeying for power, spying on each other and fooling China to seize a critical businessman, according to a wild insider account in The Washington Post.
The introduction into Saudi homes began in 2015, about King Abdullah’s death, Half-brother and predecessor of King Salman, said the post.
The sons of Abdullah, and King Salman and his family, began to compete for power, probably in an effort to control the wealth of the royal family and maintain the power of the government, Washington Post title David Ignatius wrote in an opinion poll. Salman was appointed king two days after King Abdullah died in January 2015.
“The sharpen as a schemar in Saudi’s house in the following years matches everything in the fantasy series” Games of Thrones, “wrote Ignatius.
Two main sides began to plan against each other with members of the Abdullah Group, who allegedly dug telephones from older princes, bought a device that could remotely control and secretly detect telephone conversations within a 100-yard radius and hide surveillance devices in ashtrays around royal palace to retrieve talks.
King Salman’s son Mohammed bin Salman – who was appointed crown prince in mid-2016 – became increasingly concerned about his public image and began to organize kidnappings and detention from his criticisms
One of the wildest sites is said to have taken place in August 2016, when the post said then – Prince Mohammed’s associate deceived Chinese authorities to kidnap and interrogated a Saudi businessman who had criticized Prince Mohammad’s policy and was near Abdullah camp.
The column offered the plot as proof of how long the Saudi Arabs were prepared to go to achieve their purposes. That is, the column claims, the same kind of system that led to the brutal death of Khashoggi.
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In the 2016 plot, Prince Mohammed’s staff had mistakenly told Chinese intelligence officials that Saudi businessman Tarek Obaid had financed terrorist activities and organized a plot of Pakistani militants to disturb a G20 summit later that year, said the post.
The alleged goal was that the Chinese authorities would seize Obaid in suspicions of terrorism and hand him to Saudi Arabia.
He was dealing with Saudi information, Chinese intelligence officials detained Obaid in Beijing, covered his head and body in a bag and handed him to a chair in a quarantine, said the column.
Obaid was subjected to a long and painful hearing, during which he said he had no idea what their allegations were about. Chinese authorities eventually released him after he found no incriminating information on his iPad and mobile phone, The Post said.
Obaid, who has a Swiss passport, lives in Geneva.
Soon after becoming crown prince last year, Mohammed also consolidated his power by detaining more than 200 members of the Saudi elite, including 11 princes and dozens of best businessmen at the luxury hotel Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh.
Some princes negotiated negotiations on their release by promising to pay the government billions.