A widely circulated media platform has sparked inquiries into the mysterious circumstances surrounding the deaths of members of the Al Nahyan family, particularly the brothers of UAE President Mohammed bin Zayed.
This comes in the wake of the recent sudden death of Sa’eed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, with many casting doubt on the official narrative surrounding the passing of the Sheikh, who was only 58 years old.
The media platform Jalaa Media shed light on the enigmatic circumstances surrounding the deaths of President Mohammed bin Zayed’s brothers, suggesting a pattern of their successive elimination.
It emphasized that there are no red lines for the “Devil of the UAE” – a nickname for Mohammed bin Zayed – in his quest for absolute rule and power.
On the previous Thursday, Mohammed bin Zayed issued a statement mourning his half-brother, Sa’eed bin Zayed, who held the position of Abu Dhabi’s representative. Official accounts attributed his death to a deteriorating health condition resulting from a cerebral infarction.
However, given Mohammed bin Zayed’s lengthy history of criminal acts, many have questioned the official narrative surrounding the death, especially since Sa’eed bin Zayed was only 58 years old.
This event evoked memories of previous incidents of the deaths of Mohammed bin Zayed’s brothers, shrouded in mystery and surrounded by numerous question marks.
One such incident was the mysterious death of Sheikh Nasser bin Zayed in 2008. His plane crashed due to a technical failure in the Gulf, and the matter was swiftly closed.
Likewise, Ahmed bin Zayed, who was expected to succeed his brother Khalifa bin Zayed as the ruler of the Emirates, met an equally bizarre end. His plane crashed in Morocco in 2010, also attributed to a technical failure.
Curiously, the UAE did not call for an investigation into the incident, opting instead for an official mourning period.
With Ahmed’s death, the “Devil of the Arabs”, Mohammed bin Zayed effectively eliminated one of the prominent contenders for the position of ruler, eventually ascending to the presidency himself upon receiving the news of Khalifa’s death.
As for Khalifa, Mohammed bin Zayed had already disposed of him in 2014, removing him from the presidency and positioning himself as the Crown Prince and de facto ruler of the UAE since then.
Officially, Khalifa’s absence was attributed to a stroke, but the truth was that the “Devil of the Arabs” turned on his brother in a silent and bloody coup.
He placed his brother under house arrest and enlisted the help of his advisor, Mohammed Dahlan, to poison Khalifa with “polonium,” a slow-acting lethal substance, also used in the assassination of the late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat.
Khalifa emerged only sporadically in public events afterwards, exhibiting signs of illness and mental absence, a heinous crime that even enemies would not perpetrate against one another.
Jalaa Media concluded its report by stating that the killings of Mohammed bin Zayed’s brothers send a clear message to the rest of the ruling family: “No red lines exist in his pursuit of rule and power, even for those who share the same blood.”
The platform asked at the end of its report: “Do you think Mohammed bin Zayed truly deserves the title ‘Devil of the Arabs’?”