Yes, wildfire, it’s clear that of the Saudis, just like the Nazi Empire (and all full-throat-cutting Empires), “we have ways of dealing with people like that”.
But aside from this expected news that the Saudi ‘Crown Prince’ MBS had the truthful but dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi killed is now an open secret and a fait accompli, the really interesting aspect of this deathly power — is how, the ever jealous power of this insane faux-Emperor Trumpius Caesar digests this example of deceitful ‘power to kill anyone anywhere in the world’ that MSB just ‘trumped’ Emperor Trump in showing-off, eh?
A reasonable projection of how our dear ‘supreme leader’ (Fuhrer in German) will react to SMB so globally bragging that he can ‘off’ anyone anywhere is very likely to set the mini-mind Trumpster Dumpster into fits of jealously and a ‘demand’ to have such unrivaled power that he can likewise ‘show-off’ — to prove that “He is the greatest”.
Since Trump never reads and is unlikely, while abusing Junior High School girls in the early 60’s, to have ever seen the great Kubrick film, “Dr. Strangelove” in 1963 — this is an analogy of what Emperor Pompous Butt might have ‘wished for’ in terms of an uncensored power to assassinate any and all people from his combination thrown and crapper:
Mr. President, it is not only possible, it is essential. That is the whole idea of this machine, you know. Deterrence is the art of producing in the mind of the enemy… the fear to attack. And so, because of the automated and irrevocable decision making process which rules out human meddling, the DAWAO, (doomsday anywhere any one) machine is terrifying. It’s simple to understand. And completely credible, and convincing.
Gee, I wish I had one of them doomsday machines, Pencey.
But, Boss, you do!
It’s the Authorization for Use of Military Force** ( AUMF ), and all those Joint Special Operations Commands ( JSOC ) that you have in your back pocket — that gives you the Ultimate Power to ‘wipe-out’, snuf, and assassinate anyone (and everyone) in the whole world, even that camel jockey MBS.
You da Man, Boss.
Now lets get you up from that thrown, I’ll wipe your arse, and you can kill anyone — except me, boss, eh?
Hey, Pencey, you haven’t been calling me EMPEROR, often enough.
As long as you call me EMPEROR, once an hour you’re safe.