Adjusting the Camels Tuesday

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A campaign of mass arrests of Saudi Arabian royals, ministers and businessmen expanded on Monday after a top entrepreneur was reportedly detained in the biggest anti-corruption purge of the kingdom’s affluent elite in its modern history.

The reported arrest of Nasser bin Aqeel al-Tayyar followed the detention of dozens of top Saudis including billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal in a crackdown that the attorney general described as “phase one”.

The purge is the latest in a series of dramatic steps by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to assert Saudi influence internationally and amass more power for himself at home.

The campaign lengthens an already daunting list of challenges undertaken by the 32-year-old since his father, King Salman, ascended the throne in 2015, including going to war in Yemen, cranking up Riyadh’s confrontation with arch-foe Iran and reforming the economy to lessen its reliance on oil.

Both allies and adversaries are quietly astounded that a kingdom once obsessed with stability has acquired such a taste for assertive – some would say impulsive – policy-making.

@ REUTERS

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11 Responses to Adjusting the Camels Tuesday

  1. Den says:

    The only thing missing is the clown makeup on these guys, sheesh, buy a suit already.

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  2. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    The day I’d hoped was further away has arrived. My Bob passed away early this morning at 12:38 a.m. We didn’t make it to our 54th anniversary which is November 16th.

    His emphysema wasted him away to nothing, he was a skeleton laying there in the hospital bed in our living room. He graduated to bed-only 3 weeks ago. I slept on the couch every night to try to police him so he didn’t try to get out of bed. I was successful.

    Now I have to move on, alone. I’ve never been alone, went from my parent’s house to Bob. He’s always been at my side and now he’s gone. I’m sorry, that’s about all I can say right now, writing this is making me cry again.

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  3. Den says:

    Bob is finally free from the pain and misery that has gripped him for so long, you should feel joy for his release. It is too bad so many have to suffer to the end but the real blessing is, there is an end.

    Carol, you are very strong woman and will get through this just fine if you have faith in yourself and persist. love, Den

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  4. David B. Benson says:

    An icicle. Took 14 minutes in the cold.

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    • Den says:

      To do what?

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    • David B. Benson says:

      Then from the Hillside Cafe to Kimbrough for a piano recital. Due to a detour to Bryan Hall took 18 minutes, running total. Estimate 14 minutes coming home as I forgot to turn off the stopwatch. Estimated daily total of 32 minutes.

      Day 3: 26+45+32=103 minutes.

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  5. Den says:

    Nice day here today, mid 60’s, no icicles in sight.

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  6. Den says:

    Can you help me? I have a perspiration issue:

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