In a recent Fox News' interview conducted by a fawning Brett Baier, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (aka MSB) claimed that "anyone involved" in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is currently "serving time in jail." Oddly, it did not appear that Mohammed bin Salman was being interviewed being bars. — Read the rest
The street in front of the Saudi Arabia embassy in Washington DC was renamed "Jamal Khashoggi Way." The DC government unanimously approved changing the name to honor the Washington Post journalist who was assassinated in 2018, allegedly under orders by Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman. — Read the rest
The New York Times confirmed that the team that carried out the well-planned murder and dismemberment of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi received paramilitary training from a private security company called the Tier 1 Group, which is owned by New York private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management. — Read the rest
An unnamed but high-ranking Saudi official warned the U.N. that it would "take care" of its investigator, Agnès Callamard, over her work looking into the disappearance of U.S.-based reporter Jamal Khashoggi. The Guardian:
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The alleged threats were made, she said, at a "high-level" meeting between Geneva-based Saudi diplomats, visiting Saudi officials and UN officials in Geneva.
When Jeff Bezos accused the National Enquirer of blackmailing him over personal messages he sent to his lover while married to his then-wife, many pointed the finger at his lover's brother, noted asshole Michael Sanchez, suggesting Sanchez received $200,000 from the Enquirer for stealing the data from his sister's phone — but Bezos's own investigative team said that they suspected an unspecified government actor had played a role in the leak.
Washington Post columnist and Saudi Arabian dissident Jamal Khashoggi was murdered and dismembered by agents of the Saudi royal family at the country's embassy in Turkey. This video reconstruction by Al Jazeera shows the last minutes of his life and the first minutes of his death. — Read the rest
The assassins referred to Jamal Khashoggi as a "sacrificial animal" on the audio tape of the journalist's murder.
The CIA and security services of one or more foreign governments have recently warned at least three friends and colleagues of the murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi that their pro-democracy work "has made them and their families the targets of potential retaliation from Saudi Arabia," reports TIME. — Read the rest
Political rabble-rouser and anti-Trump activist Claude Taylor wants to make sure that we don't forget the fact that the Saudi government, likely ordered by the crown prince, brutally tortured, murdered, and dismembered a U.S. resident and Washington Post journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. — Read the rest
"If the Crown Prince went in front of a jury, he would be convicted in 30 minutes," Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said after a closed-door Senate briefing with CIA Director Gina Haspel. In other words, Corker and his fellow Senators were convinced by the evidence that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. — Read the rest
This week's Saudi State-sactioned Murder Wheel of Misfortune has landed upon "acid bath."
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A top Turkish official, presidential adviser Yasin Aktay, has said he believes Jamal Khashoggi's body was dissolved in acid after being cut up. The "only logical conclusion", he said, was that those who had killed the Saudi journalist in Istanbul had destroyed his body "to leave no trace behind".
CIA director Gina Haspel listened to audio of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi's torture and execution in Istanbul's Saudi embassy, reports the BBC.
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They say Ms Haspel was allowed to listen to the audio during a visit to Turkey earlier this week….Soon
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today said the United States will revoke entry visas for the Saudi men accused of torturing and assassinating Washington Post contributing journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.
Gina Haspel, the director of the United States Central Intelligence Agency, is reported to be traveling to Turkey late Monday to assist in "an investigation" over the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The Saudi entourage who went to the embassy in Turkey to cut off journalist Jamal Khashoggi's fingers, inject him with a drug to silence him, and dismember him with a bone saw made four calls that day to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's office, according to Turkish media reports. — Read the rest
One of the most remarkable things about the Saudis' torture and execution of dissident Jamal Khashoggi and their attempted cover-up is the end-to-end full-spectrum incompetence of every aspect of it. They had a body double on hand to be seen on security camera leaving the embassy in Khashoggi's clothes, but he forgot the shoes, thereby making any footage useless. — Read the rest
According to CNN, surveillance footage show one of the Saudi men suspected of murdering Jamal Khashoggi wearing the dead man's clothes and a fake beard while walking around Istanbul as a decoy. From CNN:
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A senior Turkish official told CNN that the video showed that Madani was brought to Istanbul to act as a body double.
The Saudi government today says its initial investigation shows that journalist Jamal Khashoggi [photo above] "has died."
Twitter today pulled down a disinfo bot network that was amplifying pro-Saudi talking points about disappeared journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who is presumed to have been tortured and killed on orders of the government of Saudi Arabia.