Posts Tagged ‘ Jamal Khashoggi ’

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Dec 1st, 2018 9:01 am | By

The WSJ has a big story on what exactly the CIA has on the murder of Khashoggi. It’s not paywalled, which I’ve noticed before the Journal sometimes does with major news about something of public importance; respect to them for that.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent at least 11 messages to his closest adviser, who oversaw the team that killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in the hours before and after the journalist’s death in October, according to a highly classified CIA assessment.

The Saudi leader also in August 2017 had told associates that if his efforts to persuade Mr. Khashoggi to return to Saudi Arabia weren’t successful, “we could possibly lure him outside Saudi Arabia and make

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Nov 20th, 2018 11:30 am | By

Aaron Blake at the Post on Trump’s disgusting “statement”:

Perhaps anticipating a damning report, Trump released a long, exclamation-point-laden statement preemptively making the case for not punishing Mohammed or his father, King Salman, even if they were involved. It’s a remarkable statement that even includes a smear against the slain journalist, while insisting that Trump didn’t believe the smear.

Below is the statement in full, with our annotations.

Exclamation points don’t belong in official presidential statements. He might as well do a press conference with his underpants on his head.

Statement from President Donald J. Trump on Standing with Saudi Arabia

Annotation: As much as the content of the statement, the headline reveals exactly what it is: A pass.

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A message to anyone in a position of power

Nov 20th, 2018 11:05 am | By


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It was over in minutes

Oct 17th, 2018 8:55 am | By

Oh god.

This is awful. Be warned.

What they did to Jamal Khashoggi:

His killers were waiting when Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago. They severed his fingers during an interrogation and later beheaded and dismembered him, according to details from audio recordings published in the Turkish news media on Wednesday.


The US – and everyone else – should sever ties with Saudi Arabia this instant.

It was all over within a few minutes, the recordings suggested.

A senior Turkish official confirmed the details that were published in the pro-government daily newspaper Yeni Safak.

The leaking of such details, on the same day Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was visiting Turkey, reflected

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