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May 1, 2015 10:27 am

Elevation of King’s Son Shakes Up Saudi Politics

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Supplicating Pilgrim at Masjid Al Haram. Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Photo: Wikipedia

Supplicating Pilgrim at Masjid Al Haram. Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Photo: Wikipedia

Politico – As news spread Wednesday that Saudi Arabia’s king had reshuffled his line of heirs, a group of U.S. foreign policy experts held a discussion with a former ambassador to the oil-rich kingdom. When someone mentioned the newly named second-in-line to the throne, Mohammed bin Salman, a favorite son of the king, the ex-envoy’s assessment was wry.

“If you’re caught between the Father and the Son,” he said, “you have to be careful not to end up as the Holy Ghost.”

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