The Saudis now admit that Jamal Khashoggi is dead, say he died in a fight.

By | 2018-10-20T06:03:30+00:00 October 20th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |18 Comments

Died in a fight?

I thought this was a Saudi consulate not a biker bar in Texas. 

Courtesy of NBC News:

Missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead, Saudi Arabia’s general prosecutor said early Saturday morning local time.

The government said that Khashoggi got into a fight with the people he met at the consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on Oct. 2. The kingdom alleged that Khashoggi died in that clash.

That explanation counters multiple reports of how Khashoggi died. Turkish officials told The New York Times that it has audio evidence which proves Khashoggi was tortured, killed and subsequently dismembered by a hit team of Saudi agents.

It also contradicts the Saudi government’s earlier account of events. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman previously told Bloomberg that the dissident journalist left the consulate shortly after he arrived.

“My understanding is he entered and he got out after a few minutes or one hour. I’m not sure. We are investigating this through the foreign ministry to see exactly what happened at that time,” he told Bloomberg at the time.

When asked to confirm that Khashoggi is not inside the consulate, the crown prince told Bloomberg, “Yes, he’s not inside.”

Now remember Khashoggi’s fiancee was waiting outside, and he went into the consulate to get papers so that they could get married, what part of that sounds like he was ready to rumble with anybody inside?

I think “got into a fight” is some kind of bullshit Arabic code for the dude got attacked and murdered. 

Keep in mind that the only reason that the Saudis even bothered to admit that hey died is that the Turkish officials started reporting that he was dead from the get-go, and have slowly forced the Saudis to admit some culpability. 

For those who may have forgotten how this slow reveal has played out this might jog your memory. 


And we still have not heard any excuse for the bone saw.

In response to this new report, the Saudis are just firing people in order to sweep the whole thing under the rug.

Courtesy of Wapo:

The Saudi government said it fired five top officials and arrested 18 other Saudis as a result of the initial investigation. Those fired included Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s adviser Saud al-Qahtani and deputy intelligence chief Maj. Gen. Ahmed al-Assiri.

The announcement marks the first time that Saudi officials have acknowledged that Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate. Ever since he disappeared on Oct. 2 while visiting the mission, Saudi officials have repeatedly said that he left the consulate alive and that they had no information on his whereabouts or fate. He had gone to the consulate to obtain a document he needed for his upcoming marriage.

The Saudi statement comes as the kingdom is facing unprecedented political and economic pressure to disclose what happened to Khashoggi, a critic of the government and a contributing columnist to The Washington Post. But it is unclear whether the Saudi explanation — which clashes with details provided by Turkish investigators and makes no mention of the crown prince — will be enough to satisfy foreign leaders, global business executives and U.S. lawmakers pressing for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.

Now on the face of it, this seems like a pathetic attempt at a cover-up and we could likely expect that they would not get away with it, but don’t forget that they have a co-conspirator. 

And that co-conspirator happens to live in the White House. 

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18 Comments

  1. Anon October 20, 2018 at 8:50 am

    Where is the Khashoggi Body? “One, the youngest of that hit team is going to be singled out and he is going to either be executed or he is going to be disappeared in some way,”
    “His tribe and his family will be owed a favor by the king of Saudi Arabia. The rest of [the men fingered for the murder] will all be banished to Mecca.”

    Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Nance added, “will get out of this scott clear” — and a “letter of intent on weapon sales to the United States” from the Saudis will soon come, which “Donald Trump can walk around the campaign trail.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/ex-cia-analyst-details-exactly-saudis-will-khashoggis-murderers-can-get-back-buying-us-weapons/

  2. Anon October 20, 2018 at 8:54 am

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-says-hed-rather-keep-million-jobs-than-end-saudi-military-deals?ref=home

    “I do. I do.” “No I don’t think so at all.” “it “would mean a lot of jobs.”

    • Anonymous October 20, 2018 at 3:13 pm

      Let’s remind those so called Christians that are imprisoned in foreign countries for “spying” that our government won’t help you because we are selling arms to them.. even Pat Robertson said one human life is not worth losing billions of dollars in arms sales.

  3. Anon October 20, 2018 at 9:00 am

    What is happening? I think we are all being punked and or there really are chemtrails that are dumbing people down and also allowing humanity to be impotent against that psychopathy we are experiencing.

  4. Old Redneck October 20, 2018 at 9:33 am

    Well, what did Khashoggi expect — he took his fists to a bone saw fight.

  5. Anonymous October 20, 2018 at 9:51 am

    I wonder who hatches up all these outrageous scenarios for corrupt governments and ours. pinocchio?

  6. Anonymous October 20, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    Right. One overweight, middle aged guy is going to pick a fight with 18 muscular, trained guys in their prime.

    Still doesn’t explain why they hid and then denied the death and dismembered the body.

    Where is the body?

  7. Anon October 20, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    https://thinkprogress.org/corey-stewart-jamal-khashoggi-tim-kaine-twitter-virginia-senate-f56ce273ee86/

    “Conservative columnist Bill Kristol called Stewart’s tweet “beyond contemptible.”

    “Stewart deleted a tweet in August that called Democratic gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed, a son of Egyptian immigrants and Rhodes scholar, a “far left ISIS commie.”
    Stewart claimed that tweet “was posted by a vendor that his campaign contracted to help build support through social media.”

    Later that month, Stewart tweeted out an obviously fake image of Kaine to allege the Virginia Democrat “worked in Honduras to promote his radical Socialist ideology.”
    That tweet has not been deleted.”

  8. Anon October 21, 2018 at 6:46 am

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/saudi-official-provides-new-version-of-jamal-khashoggis-death_us_5bcc7cfee4b0a8f17eed7da6

    A new version of the death inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul -this- a Saudi official who requested anonymity, includes details on how the team of 15 Saudi nationals sent to confront Khashoggi on Oct. 2 had threatened him with being drugged and kidnapped and then killed him in a chokehold when he resisted. A member of the team then dressed in Khashoggi’s clothes to make it appear as if he had left the consulate. Saudi Arabia on Saturday morning said he had died in a fistfight at the consulate. An hour later, another Saudi official attributed the death to a chokehold, which the senior official reiterated. According to the latest version of the death, the government wanted to convince Khashoggi, who moved to Washington a year ago fearing reprisals for his views, to return to the kingdom as part of a campaign to prevent Saudi dissidents from being recruited by the country’s enemies – According to the plan, the team could hold Khashoggi in a safe house outside Istanbul for “a period of time” but then release him if he ultimately refused to return to Saudi Arabia – nside the consul’s office, according to the official’s account, Khashoggi told Mutreb he was violating diplomatic norms and said, “What are you going to do with me? Do you intend to kidnap me?”

    Mutreb replied, “Yes, we will drug you and kidnap you,” in what the official said was an attempt at intimidation that violated the mission’s objective.

    When Khashoggi raised his voice, the team panicked. They moved to restrain him, placing him in a chokehold and covering his mouth, according to the government’s account.

    “They tried to prevent him from shouting but he died,” “The intention was not to kill him.”

    Asked if the team had smothered Khashoggi, the official said: “If you put someone of Jamal’s age in this position, he would probably die.”

    “The official said all 15 team members had been detained and placed under investigation, along with three other local suspects.”

  9. Anon October 21, 2018 at 6:59 am

    Fight for his life.
    resident puppet is destroying American values around the world, and it is up to Democrats to save the country at home and abroad.

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/10/21/adam-schiff-just-put-trump-to-shame-on-khashoggi-murder-cover-up.html

  10. Brother*hOOd October 21, 2018 at 7:26 am

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-real-reasons-saudi-crown-prince-mohammed-bin-salman-wanted-khashoggi-dead?ref=home

    ‘adapt to individual environments.’>Starting with Osama bin Laden
    “I realized that Jamal is dead, murdered precisely because he knew too much.” “columnist Jamal Khashoggi risks becoming a footnote in the annals of intensifying, murderous repression of journalists who are branded the “enemy of the people” by Donald Trump and various two-bit tyrants around the world. {think al Saud’$ MB$ he is Putin of the Desert,”} In 2011 Arab Spring>
    “The Saudis together with the Emiratis saw it as a threat to their own power,” A “Decisive Storm” “He has basically broken the back of the princelings, the religious establishment and the business elite, brought all ministries and agencies of power under his sole control (‘I alone can fix it’), and jailed, killed or put under house arrest activists and any and all potential as well as real opposition (including his mother).”

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-real-reasons-saudi-crown-prince-mohammed-bin-salman-wanted-khashoggi-dead?ref=scroll

  11. anonymous October 21, 2018 at 7:40 am

    ‘”They took your bodily presence from my world. But your beautiful laugh will remain in my soul forever. My darling #jkhashoggi,” she wrote on Twitter Saturday evening.’
    “I do not know if Jamal is inside. I want to know where Jamal is. Did they detain him? Did they kidnap him? Is he imprisoned?” the visibly tired Cengiz told CNN’s Jomana Karadsheh outside the consulate, a day after his disappearance. At the time, she asked media outlets not to name her.
    “What is he eating? What is he drinking? Does he deserve this? … He is not a terrorist. He is an analyst and a journalist,”

    https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/20/middleeast/khashoggi-fiancee-intl/index.html

  12. anon October 21, 2018 at 8:31 am

    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/10/karen-attiah-jamal-khashoggis-washington-post-editor-calls-saudi-statement-utter-bullshit.html

    Utter bullshit.
    4:23 PM – Oct 19, 2018

    “1) Then what happened to the body? 2) Why did officials lie say and he left the consulate? 3) What evidence do they have to support that there was a fistfight?”

    “The stupidity of the Saudi explanation is mind boggling….”

    “Even though he wasn’t full-time in the building, Jamal was one of us,” “This is not an attack just on him. It’s an attack on us.”

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