Source: Zero Hedge
MbS Hacked Bezos After ‘Intimate Dinner’ During 2018 Goodwill Tour Of The US Yesterday, WSJ published this photo of Jeff Bezos and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman during happier times. And a few hours later, Bloomberg reported that the scandal began during MbS’s two-week ‘goodwill’ tour of the US back in 2018 . Following the revelation that MbS personally ordered, and even helped to orchestrate, the hacking of Bezos’ phone via a Whatsapp phishing message, the UN demanded a probe of the allegations, even as the Saudis vehemently denied the reports. But as it turns out, a meeting between the two men during that ‘goodwill’ tour sowed the seeds of one of the most bizarre political scandals during an age where bizarre geopolitical scandals seem to break almost daily. When the two men met in 2018, each wanted something from the other: Amazon had been pushing to expand AWS and its e-commerce business in the Middle East, including in Saudi Arabia. However, there was one major obstacle: Jamal Khashoggi, a columnist at the Washington Post, had been intensely critical of MbS, much to his chagrin.