October 20, 2018
Okay, so this might mean this boring story is either over or going to get more interesting.
If the latter, maybe Prince Salman (Commonly known by his initials “MbS”) releases an English-language propaganda film telling everyone on the planet that they are either with him or against him and that everyone against him is doomed.
I hope so because I’m getting real bored real fast.
Saudi Arabia said on Saturday that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has died, and said it fired two senior officials over the incident that has provoked an international outcry and strained relations between Riyadh and the West.
A statement from the Saudi public prosecutor said a fight broke out between Khashoggi and people who met him in the consulate and led to his death.
“The investigations are still underway and 18 Saudi nationals have been arrested,” the statement on state media said, adding that royal court adviser Saud al-Qahtani and deputy intelligence chief Ahmed Asiri have been fired from their positions.
Saturday’s comments marked the first time since Khashoggi went missing that the Saudis admitted to his death.
18 days later, lol.
These are people used to getting away with everything they do, and when they got called out on this they just got really confused.
Turkish officials had said they believed he was killed in the building. Saudi Arabia had previously denied the allegations and said Khashoggi had left the building shortly after.
King Salman also ordered the formation of a ministerial committee headed by the crown prince to restructure the general intelligence agency, state media said.
Yes, put the guy who did it in charge of fixing it.
Where have I seen that strategy before?
Before the Saudi announcements, U.S. President Donald Trump said he might consider sanctions against Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, while emphasizing the importance of the U.S.-Saudi relationship.
Speaking to reporters in Scottsdale, Arizona, Trump said it was too early to say what the consequences for the incident might be, but that the U.S. Congress would be involved in determining the American response.
Asked whether Saudi sanctions were one of the measures he was considering, Trump said, “Could be, could be,” though he provided no details.
“We’re going to find out who knew what when and where. And we’ll figure it out,” Trump added.
“Saudi Arabia has been a great ally, they’ve been a tremendous investor in the United States,” Trump said, adding, “That’s why this is so sad.”
“They agreed to spend $450 billion on buying in and investing in the United States, so I hope we can keep that open. … There are plenty of other things we can do,” he said, adding, “I might know a lot by Monday. I know a lot already.”
Turkey said it had not shared with any country audio recordings purportedly documenting Khashoggi’s murder inside the consulate, dismissing reports it had passed them to the United States.
“We will share the results that emerge transparently with the whole world,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said.
Turkish pro-government newspaper Yeni Safak has published what it said were details from the audio, including that his torturers severed Khashoggi’s fingers during an interrogation and later beheaded and dismembered him.
So, there you have it.
I don’t think Turkey is lying about the tapes, which will show that Saudi is lying about accidentally killing him during torture. Apparently, these people were talking the entire time they were torturing and killing him, narrating the whole event.
You’ve also got footage of a top aide to the prince entering the embassy before the killing, the whole nature of the assassination – going to be very, very difficult to claim he didn’t know about it as this heats up. Certainly waiting for 18 days didn’t help his case any.
Who knows if Trump will be able to keep the arms deal. I would rather not. But either way, the game has definitely just changed dramatically. Saudi is not going to be the second greatest ally that it once was.
I feel bad for Trump. This is such a kike scam. It was the kikes who wanted him to deal with Saudi, then when he does it’s the kikes who claim that he’s responsible for their behavior.
As I’ve advised from the beginning, I think he should cut it off.