The troubling reason that Donald Trump may resist blaming Saudi Arabia for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

By | 2018-10-15T08:12:25+00:00 October 15th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |20 Comments

Courtesy of CNBC:

President Donald Trump said Monday morning that he would send Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “immediately” to meet with the Saudi king as the international outcry continued to grow over missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The president also said King Salman denied knowledge of anything regarding the writer’s fate. “His denial to me could not have been stronger,” Trump told reporters later Monday morning. The president also suggested that “rogue killers” might have murdered Khashoggi, a Saudi national and critic of the royal family who was living in the U.S. under self-imposed exile.

Now at this point, just about everybody with a working intellect has deduced that Khashoggi died inside that Saudi consulate, so how is Trump still so unsure?

Well as we know from the past Trump does not recognize facts that he feels negatively impact him personally. 

For instance, Trump does not accept that climate change is the result of mankind’s actions because to do so means he may have to alter business practices and speak out against fossil fuel companies who contribute huge amounts to the Republican party. 

Similarly, Trump does not accept the facts about Russian meddling because doing so may invalidate his presidency.

So why would Trump have such a hard time blaming the Saudis for this murder?

Well, the answer to that question may be found in this 2016 article from The Independent

A Saudi Arabian journalist and commentator has been banned by his country for criticizing US President-elect Donald Trump.

Jamal Khashoggi has been banned from writing in newspapers, making TV appearances and attending conferences, Middle East Eye reports.

After Mr. Khashoggi criticized Mr. Trump’s Middle East policies at a Washington think-tank on 10 November, an official Saudi spokesman said he did not represent the Kingdom in a statement to the Saudi Press Agency.

That’s right the Saudi government had Trump’s back when Khashoggi was criticizing him and now that they have murdered him, Trump is simply returning the favor. 

And of course, he has all of those business deals with Saudi Arabia as well. 

In other words, it is very unlikely that Trump will do shit about this murder, even with all of the pressure coming his way from both Democrat and Republican lawmakers. 

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20 Comments

  1. Beaglemom October 15, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    Well, I’m sure that little Jared can straighten it all out. He’ll single-handedly find the “rogue killers” who did in Mr. Khashoggi.

  2. Anonymous October 15, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    If rogue killers entered the Saudi Consulate and killed a human without being discovered, maybe the should try our White House and take out that occupant too.

  3. Anonymous October 15, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/10/15/katy-tur-blows-up-trumps-saudi-arms-deal-lie-with-a-fact-check.html

    “MOIs, memorandums of intent.”
    “The truth is that the Saudi royal family has been funneling hundreds of millions of dollars to Trump for decades. There is no policy reason for what Trump is doing. It is cold hard corruption. The Saudi royal family bought themselves a guy who ended up being president.”

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/10/15/investigatation-trump-whitewash-jamal-khashoggi-murder.html

    “I don’t think it’s going to happen in this instance because that would undermine the credibility of the United States government. If we’re seen at participating in a total whitewash of this heinous crime.”

  4. ANON October 15, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    https://thinkprogress.org/us-saudi-spat-over-missing-journalist-jamal-khashoggi-db2dd62e6552/

    “The steady of flow of Saudi money into the United States — be it via big spending at the president’s own DC hotel, or in the $110 billion in arms sales Trump frequently touts (although the number is actually closer to $4 billion), or in investments (Saudi Arabia owns the largest oil refinery in the United States) — is enough reason not to levy those sanctions. Just mentioning them sends Saudi stocks plunging, which would be sure to affect investments in the energy sector or even in Hollywood, which was fiercely courting MBS during his visit to the U.S. in March.”
    “It also carried out a strange “corruption” purge late last year, which looked more like a lucrative shakedown of its own elite, and seemed to have kidnapped the Lebanese prime minister for a few weeks.

    Most of the above, though, said Ibish, is “internal stuff,” but Khashoggi’s case happened in a consulate in Turkey, and involves torture and, therefore, the Vienna Convention.”

  5. jenny October 15, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    Trump is bought and sold by the Saudis. It happened long before the election. There sure as hell isn’t a swamp/quagmire quite like the Saudii kingdom. Jimmy Carter knew it well and like Ike warned against the military industrial complex, Carter warned about the oil deals the West made to keep the gas pumps going. And then of course consider the seven Saudis who flew into the World Trade Center.

    • Anonymous October 15, 2018 at 5:27 pm

      And they learned from the best, they sent their children to Harvard and Yale to learn business, … next thing the price of oil skyrockets.

  6. Whatevs October 15, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    for those who aren’t following mid-east politics, King Salman is in deteriorating health and likely dementia. Mohammed bin Salman (MBS had himself named Cornw Prine, after the ouster of his uncle, Nayed who remains under house arrest – can you say palace coup? MBS is a war hawk, curries favor with those at home (lifted ban on women driving and attending sporting events -trivial in the grand scheme) and wages war on Yemeni civilians.

    Than The RUmp is selling our moral high ground in order to funnel cash to the military-industrial complex is disgusting. at best.

  7. Whatevs October 15, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    Heard on CNN tonight that a tema including an autopsy doc with a bone saw entered the Saudi embassy – as he pointed out – who enters a consulate or embassy with that equipment? – not rogue at all, but pre-planned cold-blooded murder.

  8. Anonymous October 15, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    yeah right,“rogue killers” killed the journalist just like the fat guy in the basement in NJ rigged the election.

    trump has too many business deals in Saudia Arabia, he isn’t going to do anything.

  9. Anonymous October 15, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    The president also said King Salman denied knowledge of anything regarding the writer’s fate. “His denial to me could not have been stronger,”

    =================================
    Deja vu, gosh didn’t he use almost the same words when he asked putin if he rigged the election? Little donnie better becareful, between putin, the saudis and Kim, he has many buddies that like to kill people
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    Trump and Saudi Arabia: Deep business ties spark new scrutiny

    The president’s links to Saudi billionaires and princes go back years and appear to have only deepened.

    In 1991, as Mr. Trump was teetering on personal bankruptcy and scrambling to raise cash, he sold his 282-foot yacht “Princess” to Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin-Talal for $20 million, a third less than what he reportedly paid for it.

    Four years later, the prince came to his rescue again, joining other investors in a $325 million deal for Mr. Trump’s money-losing Plaza Hotel.

    In 2001, Mr. Trump sold the entire 45th floor of the Trump World Tower across from the U.N. in New York for $12 million, the biggest purchase in that building to that point, according to the brokerage site Streeteasy. The buyer: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

    Shortly after he announced his run for president, Mr. Trump began laying the groundwork for possible new business in the kingdom. He registered eight companies with names tied to the country, such as “THC Jeddah Hotel Advisor LLC” and “DT Jeddah Technical Services,” according to a 2016 financial disclosure report to the federal government. Jeddah is a major city in the country.

    “Saudi Arabia, I get along with all of them. They buy apartments from me. They spend $40 million, $50 million,” Trump told a crowd at an Alabama rally on Aug. 21, 2015, the same day he created four of the entities. “Am I supposed to dislike them? I like them very much.”

    The president’s company, the Trump Organization, said shortly after his 2016 election that it had shut down those Saudi companies. The president later pledged to pursue no new foreign deals while in office…………..

    Since Mr. Trump took the oath of office, the Saudi government and lobbying groups for it have been lucrative customers for Trump’s hotels…..

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-and-saudi-arabia-deep-business-ties-spark-new-scrutiny/

  10. Anonymous October 15, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    The Saudis own a lot of prime real estate in New York City.

  11. Curtis Bell October 15, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    Trump is compromised by the Russians, the Saudis, Israel and God knows who else. It is shameful that this orange toddler has wormed his way onto the world stage and into the White House. His lying, slutty Eurotrash whore of a wife is shameful also, too.

  12. WA Skeptic October 16, 2018 at 5:23 am

    There won’t be any sanctions or other repercussions for the Saudis; all they have to do is to cut their oil flow to our pumps like they did in 1973 and we’re in deep stuff. They know it, and the POTUS does too.

  13. Anon October 16, 2018 at 6:07 am

    Look at the Saudi scientology cosmic drumpf spectacle. Drumpf begging for money and help to rig elections and deceive Americans. Yep don dotard the cadet bone spur of the planet Uranus. A useful idiot to Russia, a push over to North Korea, a moron to America. Don and his DNA defective genes of hate continue on another day.

  14. Anon October 16, 2018 at 6:50 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/ex-prosecutor-suggest-trump-may-violated-us-law-helping-saudis-cover-journalists-murder/

    “The president may have been an accessory after the fact — a violation of federal law — by helping the Saudis escape blame for Jamal Khashoggi’s death.”

    “There’s a specific name for what the president has said & done in connection with both the murder of Mr. Khashoggi & in Helsinki when he vouched for Putin’s denial of cyber-attacking our elections: it called Accessory After the Fact, 18 U.S. Code section 3,”

  15. Benjamin$ October 16, 2018 at 7:02 am

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/10/15/chris-hayes-puts-trump-on-blast-for-leading-a-cover-up-after-the-saudis-murder-a-journalist.html

    “It’s all about money for Donald Trump

    Trump has no moral compass. He cares only about how much others praise him or benefit his personal and financial interests.

    As PoliticusUSA’s Jason Easley pointed out earlier, “Trump has been in the back pocket of the Saudi royal family for decades.”

  16. Anon October 16, 2018 at 7:55 am

    “After finally searching the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Monday, Turkish police reportedly found “certain evidence” that missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi had been killed inside the building, according to an official cited Tuesday by the Associated Press. The official did not provide further detail about what was found, but said it was obtained during the nine-hour search that ended Tuesday morning. The Associated Press also reported Tuesday that the Saudi consul is planning to leave the country, after Turkish officials announced plans to search his home for further evidence. Tuesday’s news comes after the Saudi government has repeatedly denied involvement in Khashoggi’s disappearance and suspected death, despite condemnation from Turkish and U.S. officials alike. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan added to that condemnation Tuesday when he claimed that the Saudis had painted over part of the consulate. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Saudi King Salman Monday, appearing in smiling photos and thanking the government for a “commitment to supporting a thorough, transparent, and timely investigation.””<the daily beast

    • Anon October 16, 2018 at 8:39 am

      I Bet Heads Will Roll> lit·er·al·ly

      • Anonymous October 16, 2018 at 8:40 pm

        That wet team is history. They’ll show their execution to prop up their lie and it will be over. The pawns are always sacrificed. The dead can’t contradict the living.

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