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Tue Nov 7, 2017, 10:34 AM

Second Saudi prince dead in 24 hours?

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Twitter is abuzz with the reports of death of yet another Saudi prince. Prince Abdul Aziz, 44, was the youngest son of King Fahd.

Hours after the death of Mansour Bin Muqrin, son of former crown prince Muqrin al-Saud, Twitter is abuzz with the reports of death of yet another Saudi prince.

The ArabicAlIthad News later quoted a Saudi Royal Court release saying that the Saudi royal family mourned the death of the prince who died at 44. It however did not cite a reason for the death.

Prince Aziz (44) was the youngest son of King Fahd and was reportedly arrested on Sunday.

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/saudi-prince-killed-helicopter-crash-twitter-saudi-arabia/1/1083443.html

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HAB911 Nov 2017 OP
Turbineguy Nov 2017 #1
Not Ruth Nov 2017 #2
dhol82 Nov 2017 #3
FarCenter Nov 2017 #6
dhol82 Nov 2017 #7
jberryhill Nov 2017 #4
Princess Turandot Nov 2017 #5

Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Tue Nov 7, 2017, 10:37 AM

1. Perhaps

his head fell off for no reason that anyone can explain.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Tue Nov 7, 2017, 10:38 AM

2. Tried to arrest him, he started shooting

 

Sound anything like when cops pull over black men in the US?

Very, very suspicious.

Probably going to hear that the other prince tried to get away in a helicopter and was shot down.

Saudi police are like that.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=9807106

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Tue Nov 7, 2017, 10:40 AM

3. Interesting. Back in the Ottoman Empire when the Sultan died

The strongest son would kill all the other sons to win the title of Sultan.
Maybe the Saudi royal family is emulating that tradition?

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 7, 2017, 03:09 PM

6. The problem is that the King's generation didn't do that

 

So now the Crown Prince has a few thousand brothers and cousins to kill off.

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Response to FarCenter (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 7, 2017, 06:51 PM

7. Well, hes gotten a start.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Tue Nov 7, 2017, 11:19 AM

4. I heard he had gotten better, but I guess he relapsed...

 


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5058061/Saudi-prince-killed-firefight-resisting-arrest.html

Saudi prince 'is killed in firefight while resisting arrest as part of kingdom's anti-corruption purge' 24 hours after another prince died in helicopter crash

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Tue Nov 7, 2017, 11:34 AM

5. Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman...

the 32 year old son of the current king, is believed to be asserting himself, so to speak. Before the recent arrests of several princes happened, he'd already had 70-80 individuals arrested in August and September, including a bunch of hard-line clerics.

There's a significant transition going on there. Mohammad is going to be the first king of 'modern' Saudi Arabia who is not a son of Ibn Saud, who established the kingdom. Saud died 65 years ago, but he had dozens of sons across several decades. The king at any one time traditionally consults with the remaining 'brother' posse when making major decisions.

The crown prince apparently has a different approach in mind.



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