Fri Jan 15, 2016 07:33AM
Saudi Defense Minister Mohamad Bin Salman
Saudi Defense Minister Mohamad Bin Salman
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Saudi Arabia is in the hands of young prince Mohammed bin Salman, who has ordered the bombing of Yemen’s people and infrastructure, a massacre that has lasted nearly an entire year.

With the sudden execution of senior Shia scholar Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, tension in Riyadh-Tehran relations is escalating.

At the end of 2015, German intelligence agency BND published a remarkable one-and-a-half-page memo saying that Saudi Arabia had adopted “an impulsive policy of intervention.”

It portrayed Saudi Defense Minister and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman – the powerful 29-year-old favorite son of the ageing King Salman, who is suffering from dementia – as a political gambler who is destabilizing the Arab world through proxy wars in Yemen and Syria.