The Crown Prince is now reported on the loose somewhere in the back streets of Riyadh, and beyond.
This evening, Mohammed bin Salman (MbS aka “Binnie the Kid”) was whisked away from the Turkish Embassy by a fleet of limousines with dark windows and sun-glassed individuals.
Previously, Mr. bin Salman had taken refuge in Turkey’s consulate to protect himself from the wrath of King Salman and sundry additional princes.
Analysts say that above all else, the dignity of the Kingdom has been assaulted, with the national face red from the transparency.
Economics too has not been spared, nor good relations with the American President, who has been strained to make excuses.
Mr. Trump is at an awkward moment, with midterms hovering.
“It was a fever, folks,” the President said yesterday at a press conference.
“The Prince has a slight illness called MII (megalomania infantilis interruptus) sometimes bothering.”
"I am familiar with this illness myself occasionally. Look, he was misinterpreted and people loyal to him got confused. That's all it was.”
Mr. Trump further remarked on how a rush to judgment, as with Mr. Kavanaugh, is “not good.”
“We must not stop the full flowering of his future fruition in either case,” Mr. Trump continued. "Besides economic considerations."
(Someone in the background at the press conference can be heard saying “That’s four.”)
The President added, “So they can go further, faster.”
(The voice again: “That’s six F’s, boss. You got it.”)
Meanwhile, Mr. bin Salman is somewhere in the bowels of the city, eluding anyone other than his fifteen man entourage (and the bone saw specialist), who have joined him.
An insider with the group has sent out a few news reports via his Apple watch indicating the group is mostly sitting around in hotel rooms talking about what to do.
Poker and video games have helped pass the time. They seem to be waiting for something.
Mr. bin Salman is thinking he might trade in his Crown Prince position to become an advisor to Trump, a sort of John Bolton of The Middle East.