The assassination of Jamal Khashoggi

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Re: The assassination of Jamal Khashoggi

Postby iMURDAu » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:08 am

Eh, why bother? I mean unless there's someone internal they're looking to get rid of and just need a reason. And by "they're" I'm pretty sure I'm talking about the crown price.
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Re: The assassination of Jamal Khashoggi

Postby Aquila89 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:59 pm

According to some commentators, it would have been irrational for the Crown Prince to order Khashoggi's murder. It caused a greater loss of prestige than any article by him ever could have. If he ordered that, that would mean he's incompetent. But the Saudis really do seem incompetent after these pathetic cover-up attempts.
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Re: The assassination of Jamal Khashoggi

Postby cmsellers » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:05 pm

"I couldn't have done that because that would be stupid and I'm not stupid."
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Re: The assassination of Jamal Khashoggi

Postby Aquila89 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:48 pm

"If I were lying, I'd come up with a lot better lie then that!"
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Re: The assassination of Jamal Khashoggi

Postby cmsellers » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:36 am

So, in order to get Erdogan to leave bin Salman alone, Trump is reportedly trying to figure out how extradite Erdogan's former ally and current critic, Fetullah Gulen.

Because obviously, the way to handle the murder of a journalist who is a US permanent resident and prominent critic of one authoritarian regime is to hand over a permanent resident who is a prominent critic of a different authoritarian regime.
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Re: The assassination of Jamal Khashoggi

Postby Aquila89 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:53 pm

Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor charged 11 people over Khashoggi's murder and is seeking the death penalty for five. The gory details initially reported by Turkish media are apparently confirmed: the prosecutor says that Khashoggi's body was dismembered inside the consulate, and his body parts were then handed over to a local collaborator who disposed of them.
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Re: The assassination of Jamal Khashoggi

Postby ftl » Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:53 am

Looks like the CIA knows those people are scapegoats and has evidence this goes all the way to the top: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/na ... e19b1025bf .
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Re: The assassination of Jamal Khashoggi

Postby Kivutar » Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:08 am

ftl wrote:Looks like the CIA knows those people are scapegoats and has evidence this goes all the way to the top: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/na ... e19b1025bf .


No shit
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Re: The assassination of Jamal Khashoggi

Postby Aquila89 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:06 pm

A bipartisan group of senators, including Lindsay Graham and Marco Rubio introudced a resolution stating that the crown prince is "complicit in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi”.
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