Before the modern day reign of the Saudi Royal family which declared its throne in 1932, a young prince at age 20 wanted to eliminate the Ottoman empire and restore rule of Al Saud who once dominated the region from the Red Sea to the Persian Gulf. He didn’t second guess his rightful birthright in the area. His name was Abd al-Azia ibn Saud. He crossed the desert with sixty brothers and cousins to reclaim the land. He enlisted nomadic Bedouins, local warriors named the Ikhwan who also wanted their own version of a puritan Wahhabi Islamic state. After the victory in 1902, Abd al-Aziz ibn Saud wanted to kill 1/3 of the army that helped him win, the Ikhwan. He consulted the religious elite, the ulama, and got approval. He killed the coalition that enabled him to win. Since 1932, there has been no royal monarchy but the House of Saud and each subsequent ruler was a brother. A few turns of betrayal or alliance have tipped the kingdom momentarily but only cost one real life 80 plus years. Dirty deals with the U.S. have kept them in an interfacing East-West loyalty that may switch up generation to generation.
WE ALSO HAD A CALLER FROM OKLAHOMA WHO PERSONALLY KNOWS PRINCE DARIUS RELATED TO THE SHAH OF IRAN.
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