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2020-03-07 Arabia
Saudis reportedly detain three royal princes over ‘coup plot’
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Posted by John Frum 2020-03-07 06:01||   2020-03-07 06:01|| Front Page Top

#2 The Sudairi Seven is an alliance of seven full brothers within the House of Saud. Their father King Abdulaziz 'Ibn Saud' had more sons with their mother Hussa Sudairi than he did with any of his other wives. The oldest (Fahd) served as king from 1982 to 2005; the second- and fourth-oldest (Sultan and Naif) served as crown prince but predeceased King Abdullah; and the sixth-oldest (Salman) succeeded Abdullah as king in 2015. With the 2017 death of Prince Abdul Rahman only the two youngest of the Seven (Salman and Ahmed) survive.
Posted by John Frum 2020-03-07 06:04||   2020-03-07 06:04|| Front Page Top

#3 So what does that leave them with, 20?
Posted by AlanC 2020-03-07 14:02||   2020-03-07 14:02|| Front Page Top

#4 Princess Ali-Adam al-Shiff and Prince al-Jafar al-Nader were seen escaping on a camel
Posted by Airandee 2020-03-07 14:34||   2020-03-07 14:34|| Front Page Top

#5 Unstable medieval monarchy has so many princes there is bound to be trouble.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2020-03-07 14:53||   2020-03-07 14:53|| Front Page Top

#6 Ibn Saud had 36 sons who lived to adulthood and had children of their own. He had over 1000 grandchildren. The pool of potential kings is vast.
Posted by John Frum 2020-03-07 15:13||   2020-03-07 15:13|| Front Page Top

#7 You don’t often make your presence known, John, but you are always worth reading when you do.
Posted by trailing wife 2020-03-07 19:38||   2020-03-07 19:38|| Front Page Top

#8 This is why the Chinese Han emperor initiated the civil service and its exams. Too many relatives who think they should be emperor. Who then do you trust to help run the place? A meritocracy that owes it position and privilege to the emperor. Besides lopping a few heads doesn't start a family feud.
Posted by Procopius2k 2020-03-07 19:56||   2020-03-07 19:56|| Front Page Top

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