Moderate Rebels episode 27: Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton are joined by Saudi journalist and analyst Ali al-Ahmed to discuss Saudi Arabia’s assassination of dissidents. Ali addresses the suspected killing of Jamal Khashoggi, and explains the power struggles inside the royal family.

We also talk about the Western corporate media’s systematic whitewashing of autocratic Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), and the Saudi monarchy’s execution and oppression of Shia activists. We conclude on the war in Yemen, where Riyadh — with crucial support from the US and UK — has unleashed the largest humanitarian catastrophe on Earth.

Mohammed bin Salman

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Ali al-Ahmed

Twitter: @AliAlAhmed_en

His think tank, the Institute for Gulf Affairs