Doom’s Day and the Death of a King

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has died at 90. His successor is expected to be his 79-year-old half-brother, Prince Salman.

This spells trouble. Along with Abdullah’s death and fall of the government in Yemen, Iran will now extend its influence over Sana’a in Yemen Iraq’s Baghdad, Damascus, Syria and Beirut in Lebanon.

Ironically, at the same time, the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists pushed the Doomsday Clock ahead by two minutes. It now rests at to 11:57 p.m.

The closer it is to midnight, the closer the world is to doom, according to the Board. The last time the clock moved was in 2012 when they set the minute hands to 11:55 p.m.

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