Two earlier Saudi kingdoms were defeated by the Ottoman Empire and eradicated.
A corollary to these tropes was that we must prize stability over democracy with allies as important as Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
Saudi TV showed him meeting with King Abdullah after the attack to explain what had happened.
1933, from Sa'ud, family name of the rulers of Nejd from 18c. and of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia since 1932. The name is from Arabic sa'd "good fortune, happiness."