Saudis confirm Khashoggi’s death

Saudi Arabia has announced that Jamal Khashoggi, missing for 18 days, died “after a fistfight at the consulate in Istanbul.” The deputy intelligence chief and the royal court adviser had been removed from their positions, 18 Saudi suspects arrested and the investigation is ongoing., Riyadh announced. President Donald Trump reacted by saying: “Saudi Arabia has been a great ally, but what happened is unacceptable. It’s a big first step, only a first step.” He said he would work with Congress on the response.

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6 thoughts on “Saudis confirm Khashoggi’s death

  • Oct 20, 2018 @ 10:14 at 10:14
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    Saudi Arabia sent 15 personnel to try to persuade Khashoggi to safely return home. Fifteen people.. Of course the Saudi tale is somewhat buggy at best. So, after Khashoggi said “no” I don’t want to safely return home, they all said well then let us all play fist-fight, and the winner goes home. Khashoggi died trying to win. Fifteen Saudi military-trained personnel won the fist-fight game. Trump finds the story very appealing and believable!

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  • Oct 20, 2018 @ 10:23 at 10:23
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    Oh yes that’s right and does everyone believe more BS from Bin Salman? Trump believes the money he wants from these murderers. He’ll probably push for more money from Bin Salman and “all will be forgotten”. Bad stuff that used to be done behind the scenes is now done right in the open with impunity.

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    • Oct 20, 2018 @ 11:58 at 11:58
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      What would you like trump to do, break off ties with the Saudis and get a global financial meltdown from oil trade, Saudi shift to Russia or China for military supplies sndnthe meltdown of the approaching release of the White House peace plan?
      What was done is certainly not acceptable but let’s be adults and accept that it happens in many countries including Turkey (often) that blew the whistle. The difference this time is that the Saudis made a meal of the operation.

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      • Oct 20, 2018 @ 18:10 at 18:10
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        dont be surprised the saudis can try almost anything right now.the oil sanctions on iran come into play next month, right?

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    • Oct 21, 2018 @ 7:07 at 7:07
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      Pompeo left Riyad with a 100M $ check..not the Turkish Video…The message is clear..
      I am curious however how these 15 men smuggled a bone saw on a plane. They have certainly evolved beyond box cutters..
      But I am curiouser yet..how Kashoggi just began that relationship in May and was ready to take a risk to get divorce papers in Turkey instead of the Embassy in washington..DC..after all he fled SA..but remained a loyal monarchist for over 20 yeaars..and other dissidents have never been handled in this way off from home. Not even revealing Faisals Salmans competitor quitting SA security 2 weeks before 911..He knew a lot..but never snitched on anyone..so its a real mystery why it was decided he die in this manner..and who convinced him it was okay and safe in Turkey.

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  • Oct 20, 2018 @ 23:13 at 23:13
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    “Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?”

    Look for the Saudi government to try to turn Jamal Kashoggi into Thomas a Becket.
    Donald Trump will be the first pilgrim to visit Canterbury.

    Naah! He would have to end his war against the press.

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