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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Syria’s UN Rep. Jaafari Puts Saudi Arabia in Its Place

19 October 2018 — 21st CenturyWire

Imagine a country where a royal family spends billions of dollars on US and UK weaponry in order to increase their domestic and regional hegemony, engaging in a brutal regime change wars by force by bombing its neighbors, as well as funding and arming radical Wahhabi terrorists throughout the Middle East, particularly in Syria, along with killing and beheading hundreds of its own citizens and activists. Would such a country be entitled to demand that Syria reforms its democracy and rewrites the Syrian constitution? 

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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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