Sleeping with the Devil: How Washington Sold Our Soul for Saudi Crude - Chapter 11, Kiss it good-bye Summary & Analysis

Robert Baer
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Chapter 11, Kiss it good-bye Summary and Analysis

Saudi Arabia experiences problems after King Fahd suffered a stroke on November 29, 1995. He is still clinically alive so Crown Prince Abdallah can't become king. There is near chaos as the member of the royal family come from all over the world. As long as Fahd is alive they will receive their stipends. They don't know if Abdallah will continue the stipends.

Abdallah wants reforms and an end to the corruption and thievery. He tries for reforms with Fahd, but loses the battle. For example, he wants the money from Yamama brought under Treasury control. The same is true for the expansion of the Two Holy Mosques project. The royal family tries to keep Abdallah away from Fahd.

In Saudi Arabia, succession is determined by the senior princes. The Fahd brothers are afraid Azouzi will try...

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