After first denying any knowledge of a crime now Saudi Arabia may be planning to admit they killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi “accidentally.”

By | 2018-10-16T05:51:26+00:00 October 16th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |8 Comments

They brought a freaking bone saw!

Courtesy of CBS News:

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived Tuesday morning in Saudi Arabia amid expectations that the oil-rich, ultra-conservative Islamic kingdom was about to present its version of events surrounding the disappearance and alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Pompeo was dispatched on Monday, immediately after President Donald Trump had a phone call with the Saudi king, whom he said denied any knowledge of Khashoggi’s fate.

Speaking to journalists after that phone call, Mr. Trump offered a possible explanation to counter Turkish officials’ assertion that a team of 15 Saudi operatives arrived at their consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2 and killed and dismembered the Saudi writer. It could have been “rogue killers,” Mr. Trump suggested.

But after two weeks of flat denials from the Saudi regime of any role in Khashoggi’s disappearance — continuing, apparently, right up to Mr. Trump’s phone conversation with King Salman, two sources close to the kingdom confirmed to CBS News later on Monday that the Saudi government was planning to admit he was killed, but call it an accident.

The officials told CBS News reporter Kylie Atwood that the Saudi government was expected to claim a mission was approved by King Salman’s son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (often referred to as MBS), to interrogate Khashoggi, but not kill him. They will say, according to Atwood’s sources, that the journalist died as the result of an interrogation by Saudi operatives that went wrong.

According to CBS News, the new strategy is to blame an overzealous general for the planned kidnapping and to claim that the Crown Prince had no idea it was happening. 

Of course, the problem with that excuse is the fact that everybody knows this MBS fellow runs a tight ship and that NOTHING is done without his okay. 

In fact, there are US intercepts that prove MBS was in on the plot:

The crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, ordered an operation to lure Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi back to Saudi Arabia from his home in Virginia and then detain him, according to U.S. intelligence intercepts of Saudi officials discussing the plan.

The intelligence, described by U.S. officials familiar with it, is another piece of evidence implicating the Saudi regime in Khashoggi’s disappearance last week after he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Turkish officials say that a Saudi security team lay in wait for the journalist and killed him.

This excuse is so flimsy even the ever easy to fool Lindsey Graham is not buying it. 


For his part, Trump is now trying to deny that he has any financial connections to Saudi Arabia.


The only problem with that is he forgot to inform the Donald Trump of 2015.


Yeah, I don’t think that Trump is going to be able to bullshit his way out of this one.

And apparently, neither will his pal the Crown Prince. 

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8 Comments

  1. Anonymous October 16, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    https://thinkprogress.org/cia-fbi-experts-doubt-theory-jamal-khashoggi-died-botched-saudi-interrogation-c95db8d70d22/

    He was interrogated, tortured, and, ultimately, killed. which, according to Reuters, has been repainted and where Saudis have left “toxic chemicals.”
    “I think the [Trump] administration has invested a lot of political capital in his country, and he’s almost like [MBS] may have thought, ‘I can do this and get away with it…it’ll be fine,’” said Nixon, who added that the Saudi crown prince embodies a “too big to fail” principle, being as close as he is to Jared Kushner and having Trump’s “seal of approval.”

  2. Anonymous October 16, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    killed him “accidentally” on purpose

  3. Anonymous October 16, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    How come trump isn’t asking for time, place and date as well as witnesses, because according to Melanomia no crime is committed unless there are witnesses.

  4. Anonymous October 16, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    I have no financial interests in Saudi Arabia (or Russia, for that matter).
    ==================
    Well Mueller has his tax returns and the CEO of trump organization is talking

    We will find out after the midterms and Congress gets his tax returns.

  5. Anonymous October 16, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    Gosh, is their a mole or liberal infiltrator at Fox News?

    ============================

    Donald Trump Denies Financial Ties to Saudi Arabia – And a FOX News Fact Check Proves He’s Lying

    …..
    Fox News Research

    @FoxNewsResearch

    Trump & Saudi Business:
    •1991: Sold yacht to Saudi Prince
    •2001: Sold 45th floor of Trump World Tower to Saudis
    •Jun 2015: I love the Saudis…many in Trump Tower
    •Aug 2015: “They buy apartments from me…Spend $40M-$50M”
    •2017: Saudi lobbyists spent $270K at Trump DC hotel

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/10/16/1804930/-Donald-Trump-Denies-Financial-Ties-to-Saudi-Arabia-And-a-FOX-News-Fact-Check-Proves-He-s-Lying?utm_campaign=trending

  6. Anonymous October 16, 2018 at 10:23 pm

    That entire wet work squad is going to become expendably “harvested” very soon.” The Saudis will need a scapegoat to bolster their lies plus make sure mouths are securely silenced. If I were any of them I’d be out of the country yesterday.

    • Anonymous October 19, 2018 at 10:41 pm

      One already dead. “Car accident.” Sure it was.

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