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Saudi Arabia Killed Khashoggi

Updated on October 15, 2018
Jamal Khashoggi
Jamal Khashoggi

A day before Jamal Khashoggi was to be married to a Turkish woman, he was lured to the Saudi Arabia embassy in Turkey for some routine paperwork on Oct. 2. He never came out. Turkish officials claim they have audio and video of the murder within the embassy, yet, they never have produced it. Saudi officials immediately claimed that he was not killed and even had left the embassy, yet, there was no video of him leaving (there was video of him entering).

Until recently, the mysterious disappearance had all the makings of a thriller movie because claims were made that his body was chopped up and removed by the numerous Saudi officials who were seen entering and leaving after Oct. 2. This drama continued long after his vanishing. The repercussions of this vile act caused many companies to withdraw assets and even Trump said if the Saudis did kill him, they will pay a price.

Who is Khashoggi?

He is a Saudi citizen leaving in the USA and working resident for the Washington Post newspaper. For years, he has been critical of the Saudi regime and government regarding human rights and other reasons. While the Saudi government wants to world to think there is freedom within the borders, the freedom is restrained and those who are critical of the King and his royal family, have been mysteriously silenced in a variety of ways in the past. Jamal Khashoggi had been critical of the King and Prince but only in a moderate manner.

The New Cover Story

With Saudi reputation on the line, after Turkish claims that Khashoggi was killed within two hours after his arrival at the Saudi embassy and that the team 15 Saudi specialists arrived afterwards with tools to dismember a body, perhaps a scintilla of truth is finally coming from the Saudis. This new version is that Khashgoggi had been accidentally killed when an interrogation by lower level Saudi officials went bad. By bad, that most likely means a scuffle of some sort occurred and he was killed. The Saudi story continues with that neither the King nor the Prince knew anything about this and that it was lower level officials who killed him.

While we are getting closer to the real story, it is very hard to believe that the Saudi leaders, the Saudi Ambassador inside the embassy, did not know something before Jamal entered the building. The Prince of Saudi Arabia had reason to order this to silence a critic. Perhaps it was an interrogation that did go bad, but why did the Saudis kill him? Again, had an interrogation happened and Khashoggi was unharmed and left, there was fear what he would say to the Washington Post, since he was one of their reporters. If it really was an accident and not a planned murder, why summon 15 Saudi specialists to dismember his body? Where are the remains now? Why did the Saudis summon a cleaning crew before allowing Turkish officials inside for forensics?

The Saudi actions all speak to a vile crime they conducted. It is hard to believe that the Saudi Ambassador in Turkey was not in communication with the prince immediately after his death, or, this was anything but a planned hit on a critic of the Prince and Saudi regime that they have tried to cover up.

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