Yes, and of course the common denominator is that both these brutal and arrogant countries do so, because they believe there will be little consequence bar lip service, from their great ally.A country that will have no friends at all when the oil runs out.
They didn't just kill the guy they tortured him and then killed and dismembered him. Saudi believes they can act with total impunity as Israel does. What they already are doing in Yemen is proof that they can and do.
The greatest atrocities are perpetrated by those whop believe those atrocities can be done with little consequence.
The Saudis see their current relationship with Trump as a carte blanche to do crap like this.
It is yet another example of an undemocratic country flattering the imbecile for its own gain, and yet again, it looks like a smart strategy.
Steve Mnuchin has said he intends to attend the massive Saudi Investment Summit next week, while his equivalents worldwide pull out.
But Mnuchin is your classic Wall St sociopath, he cares about one thing above all else, money