You just don’t know what dementia will do for the guy in charge.

A royal court statement said Abdullah authorized Crown Prince Salman to assume the duties of state during the king’s absence. Salman, also defense
minister, was said to be suffering from dementia.

Ecstrat – Why Saudi succession matters.  Long story short, the US shale business is putting a kink in the oil money that was a constant for the Saudis so there must be a correction.  That correction will not be for your pocket.