Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman seemed particularly pleased to see each other at the G20 Leaders' plenary session on Friday in Buenos Aires, choosing to forego traditional greetings and opting for a more informal “bro handshake.”
The G20 is an international forum where governments and central bank governors from 20 major economies give their opinions on current global affairs.
As we mentioned already, the US corporate dictatorship and the Wall Street mafia heavily invested on the rapid neoliberalization of the Saudi Arabian economy, including the privatization of the state-owned oil company. When Mohammed bin Salman stepped back from the deal, the war has started.
The Western mainstream media fired some warning shots against the Saudi regime, as they suddenly 'discovered' the Saudi-coalition war crimes in Yemen. But there was a problem. Exposing too much the humanitarian disaster in Yemen, would expose the US and the Western involvement in the war crimes to increasingly broader audiences.
So, the Western mainstream media grabbed the opportunity and focused on the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi. In the midst of continuing war crimes in Yemen - with thousands still dying from famine and cholera - the media turned all the lights to Khashoggi case for days, in order to use it as a more convenient 'tool' against Mohammed bin Salman. And they did it. The story went viral.
The whole story also explains why Mohammed bin Salman tried to approach Russia and make some deals with Putin. But it is certain that this move has brought additional anxiety to his Western 'allies' who probably accelerated the process of his removal from power.
The US big banks and corporations are still at risk of losing everything in Saudi Arabia.
So, this informal “bro handshake” with Putin could be a warning signal from Mohammad Bin Salman to the Western banking cabal.