Converting Khashoggi into Cash By James George JATRAS

 20 October 2018 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The hazard of writing about the Saudis’ absurd gyrations as they seek to avoid blame for the murder of the late, not notably great journalist and Muslim Brotherhood activist Jamal Khashoggi is that by the time a sentence is finished, the landscape may have changed again.

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Trump scrambles to cover for Saudi regime as crisis over Khashoggi murder mounts By Barry Grey

19 October 2018 — WSWS

Following US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s emergency talks in Riyadh and Ankara, and amid mounting reports implicating Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Trump administration is scrambling to shield Washington’s closest ally in the Arab World.

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Killing Jamal Khashoggi Was Easy. Explaining It Is Much Harder By Philip M. Giraldi

18 October 2018 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Killing Jamal Khashoggi Was Easy. Explaining It Is Much Harder

Getting to the bottom of the Jamal Khashoggi disappearance is a bit like peeling an onion. It is known that Khashoggi entered the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul on October 2nd to get a document that would enable him to marry a Turkish woman. It is also known, from surveillance cameras situated outside the building, that he never came out walking the same way he entered. The presumption is that he was either killed inside or abducted, though the abduction theory would have to be based on a Consulate vehicle leaving the building with him presumably concealed inside, something that has not been confirmed by the Turks.

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Feigning moral outrage, the Times’ Thomas Friedman comes to the defense of the Saudi killer regime By Barry Grey

18 October 2018 — WSWS

Leave it to Thomas Friedman, the New York Times’ chief foreign affairs commentator, to outdo his colleagues at the nation’s foremost sounding board for CIA propaganda when it comes to hypocrisy and deceit. This he has achieved in an op-ed piece on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi published in Wednesday’s print edition under the headline “America’s Dilemma in Saudi Arabia.”

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Skripal and Khashoggi: A Tale of Two Disappearances By Finian Cunningham

17 October 2018 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Two disappearances, and two very different responses from Western governments, which illustrates their rank hypocrisy.

When former Russian spy Sergei Skripal went missing in England earlier this year, there was almost immediate punitive action by the British government and its NATO allies against Moscow. By contrast, Western governments are straining with restraint towards Saudi Arabia over the more shocking and provable case of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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