The British writer David Hirst spoke of the anniversary of the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in an article entitled "The Shadows of Jamal Khashoggi", in which he said that the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman whenever he thought he succeeded in removing the ghost of the murdered journalist - the first anniversary of his murder on Wednesday - He discovers that Khashoggi did not leave him at all, but changed the course of his life and rule.
Hearst believes that Mohammed bin Salman, after a year of crime is declining on more than one level, ended the alliance of oil for security with the United States, and attacked two of the largest oil stations in Saudi Arabia in what the US Secretary of State described as "war action" by Iran, and away from him President Donald Trump for realistic and practical reasons.
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Khashoggi's murder has given the Saudi dissident a new life, and the impact of his death continues today and gave new hope to the Arab world.
His brutal campaign in Yemen, according to Hirst, is in a deplorable state. His main ally, the United Arab Emirates, has abandoned him and accepted the division of Yemen, leaving the Houthis in the north. A few weeks ago, the Houthis launched a mass attack in which they claimed to have captured 2,000 pro-coalition soldiers, including Saudis.
Far from bringing the battle to the heart of Iran as promised, the Saudi crown prince has brought destruction to the heart of his kingdom, Hearst said in his article on Middle East Eye.
He pointed to what Iranian President Hassan Rouhani revealed that he had received a message from Saudi Arabia through an intermediary is Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, Hirst predicted - although the content is unknown - it is certainly not a declaration of war.
Nothing has changed inside the kingdom a year after Khashoggi's murder. Opponents and trade rivals suffer from appalling prison conditions, repression is as harsh as before, and Mohammed bin Salman himself has learned nothing from his repeated policy failures.
Hirst commented that the murder of Khashoggi gave the Saudi dissident a new life, and that the impact of his death, which continues to this day, has given new hope to the Arab world and raised the awakening that the late sought, and highlighted the status of the opposition in the region, which will ensure that such crimes will not Pass after the day with impunity.
He concluded by saying that the course of history is turning again, and that his dictators are on the wrong side of it.