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This leader has been much vilified in the press.

The roots of this go back to when he first attained his position.

Prior to this, the position had been held by a close family member.

After the leader took the position, he was approached privately by the representatives of a number of the world’s most wealthy and powerful interests.

They wanted to continue the arrangement they had with the family member before him. Their country would continue to be both a source and a waystation for child se.x trafficking.

The family member didn’t approve of this but had gone along with this to avoid conflict.

The new leader had a reputation for being a weakling mostly due to his previous occupation which had nothing to do with leadership.

However, this was something he could not abide and he refused using all the power he had to chase out those currently engaged in child trafficking.

Since then powerful forces in the world have waged a nonstop battle to remove this leader.

The irony is the force they helped create to this end is itself guilty of se.x trafficking.

Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Half-brother: Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud

Saudi Arabia

Rumours grow of rift between Saudi king and crown prince

There are growing signs of a potentially destabilising rift between the king of Saudi Arabia and his heir, the Guardian has been told.

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman are understood to have disagreed over a number of important policy issues in recent weeks, including the war in Yemen.

The unease is said to have been building since the murder in Turkey of the dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which the CIA has reportedly concluded was ordered by Prince Mohammed. However, these tensions increased dramatically in late February when the king, 83, visited Egypt and was warned by his advisers he was at risk of a potential move against him, according to a detailed account from a source.

His entourage was so alarmed at the possible threat to his authority that a new security team, comprised of more than 30 hand-picked loyalists from the interior ministry, was flown to Egypt to replace the existing team.

The move was made as part of a rapid response, and reflected concern that some of the original security staff might have been loyal to the prince, the source said.

The king’s advisers also dismissed Egyptian security personnel who were guarding him while he was in Egypt, the source added.

The friction in the father-son relationship was underlined, the source said, when the prince was not among those sent to welcome the king home. – Source

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