Will Crown Prince Salman be saved? - MEHMET ACET

Will Crown Prince Salman be saved?

Let’s begin with quoting the following question from an article published by one of Israel’s mainstream newspapers Haaretz:

“We have been praying for 50 years to find an Arab leader who would accept signing an important agreement with Israel.”

Here, they are describing Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Muhammad bin Salman (MBS).

While the main actor of the Jamal Khashoggi murder and who everything leads to is as clear as day, you can understand why no one in Washington, Tel Aviv, Cairo, Dubai and Riyadh was talking about the direct relation of the Crown Prince to this murder from this sentence.

Thank God the U.S. President Trump is indiscreet, so we are able to understand from his words what is going on, sometimes without thinking on it too much. Trump has been oscillating between the questions arising from the evidence published by the American press, which has cited Turkish authorities as sources, and the possible results of giving up on Mohammad bin Salman.

He said in his interview with the Washington Post, the newspaper Khashoggi used to write at before he was murdered, “There is no one else to help us to protect Israel.”

Those who are calculating what is going to happen the moment the Khashoggi murder is off the agenda should note that this will be his starting point. Since it is difficult to cover what was revealed, for now Trump is changing his statements every other day; when people start to forget the case, he will use every opportunity to go back to the way things were before Oct. 2.

There is no sign that the crown prince will be given up on

The second “Davos in the Desert” conference took place in Saudi Arabia yesterday to present MBS’s 2030 vision, but was overshadowed by widescale boycott decisions.

It seems, however, that the young prince didn’t care about it too much. He arrived at the hall in such an environment where a dozen men dressed like him were competing to take a photo with him as if he was a “megastar” and sat next to the King Abdullah of Jordan as if he knew nothing about what happened and as if he had no responsibility.

Another photo was more pathetic and careless: Khashoggi’s son was invited to the palace and accepted the condolences of the number one perpetrator of the murder, MBS.

In Egypt, General Sisi; in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Prince Mohammad bin Zayed; and in Saudi Arabia, Mohammad bin Salman are expected to be in power for the next 50 years.

The U.S. and Israel want to redraw the physical and mental map of the Middle East in the 21st century.

At the center of this project, there is Mohammad bin Salman, who has been given the mission of building new walls based on Arab nationalism and who is expected to accept every demand of Israel in the region.

The first step was taken when the U.S. decided to move its embassy from Israel to Jerusalem.

Why don’t they want Erdoğan’s Turkey?

It is not a secret what is going on in the part of the project regarding Turkey. Starting from the Gezi events to the July 15 coup attempt, the fact that the UAE has been funding all dirty plans to topple Erdogan, that they were rubbing their hands together on the night of July 15 and suddenly changed their tune on the 16th gives us a sufficient enough explanation. We know what is behind these men’s hatred toward Erdoğan. Erdoğan’s Turkey is the source of inspiration for the continuing pursuit in the Arab streets for concepts such as democracy, human rights, a dignified existence, justice and rights, and fair elections.

The plan for Turkey in the new map the U.S. and Israel are trying to draw is to cut all the links with Turkey’s friendly geography, and to isolate it like it was before.

An example to this would be the U.S. presence in the PKK/YPG region being secured by Saudi money around $100 million.

We can interpret the entire speech of President Erdoğan at the AK Party group meeting in this light.

Demonstrating a strong will to solve the Khashoggi murder to find out all the responsible parties, while at the same time preserving the “careful and patient” language used in relations with Saudi Arabia from the beginning.

This is the most honorable, stable and reasonable attitude that can be assumed. But the attitude of the other side may ruin even this careful stance.

Think about it this way:

What would have happened if the Turkish intelligence and security forces were unsuccessful in gathering all the evidence about the Khashoggi murder and couldn’t make the case an international issue?


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