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You cannot separate Bin Salman's betrayal from Bin Ramadan's

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Uncle Sam always exposes his agents, pulling them into his bed in the dark of night, then exposing them in the bright light of day. That is the nature of the dirty tricks played by shadowy government agencies in Washington and their allies.

Hence, it was no great surprise that the Israelis revealed details of the meeting in Neom between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in the presence of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. What was unusual is that Saudi Arabia denied it, so Israel exposed it even further in the international media to silence the Saudis and their miserable attempts to cover up for their de facto ruler, removing his final vestige of a fig leaf.

This was not the first time that Bin Salman has met Netanyahu and other Israeli leaders. It has happened many times. The cameras caught the prince's aircraft at Ben Gurion Airport when he visited Israel in 2017, for example. On that occasion, Saudi Arabia neither confirmed nor denied a meeting.

Donald Trump's imminent departure from the White House scares Bin Salman because he knows that, despite blackmailing him and taking billions from the Saudi treasury, he is more merciful than President-elect Joe Biden, whom he fears. He is afraid that Biden will open the Saudi human rights file and the case of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The prince is the main suspect in Khashoggi's murder in the Saudi Consulate in........

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