#Khashoggi was a 60 year old man. What sort of equal “fight" would he have had against 15 other men? And who brings a bone saw to a “discussion”?!
The stupidity of the Saudi explanation is mind boggling….
— Karen Attiah (@KarenAttiah) October 20, 2018
Enough of the west’s fawning over Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.
— Karen Attiah (@KarenAttiah) October 11, 2018
His boss, Trump, cannot allow him to become King and maybe just maybe, the American political system is waking up to the monster they have chained to their coat tails.
Turkish intelligence MİT and Istanbul police have the photos and names of the 15 murderers of Jamal Khashoggi, who are all linked to Saudi Intelligence, the Saudi foreign service and Mohamed bin Salman’s personal guard.
Khashoggi entered the consulate on CCTV footage (above centre), and no footage exists which films him exiting.
MİT knows that Jamal Khashoggi was killed, and in which room he was killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, because they have taken samples from the drain pipes around the consulate. They now want to search both the consulate and the Consul’s personal residence, as well as dig up its garden, which is under constant surveillance.
Bin Salman’s recent boast that the Turks are welcome to search the Consulate is an invitation now suddenly withdrawn, as it has become clear that it is a police forensics team that is seeking access.
Trump has said nothing through all this, except that he knows nothing, although Mike Pence made a lame offer for the FBI to help out. This is clearly not necessary.
Mohamed bin Salman has destroyed Yemen because he doesn’t want any of the two major political blocks in the country to come to power, neither Houthis nor al-Islah (the Muslim Brotherhood). He has put the lives of 25m people at risk of starvation and epidemic.
But it is not this vicious war in Yemen that is going to bring bin Salman down. The war has been legitimised through U.S., British and French involvement. It is the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul which will achieve this; something the one-time journalist, critical of the current Saudi tyrant, is probably smiling about from the place where he now is. None of the hypocrites running the U.S., Britain or France will be able to whitewash this outrageous breach of all political and diplomatic norms. It would have passed if only he hadn’t been caught. Now it is too late.
All of bin Salman’s enemies are circling. And when bin Salman falls, the policy of total destruction that Trump and Kushner are gradually carrying out in the Middle East, will come to an abrupt close.
Turkish police believe that Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi Consulate he visited four days ago. ‘The murder was premeditated and the body was subsequently moved out of the consulate,’ a source in the Turkish police force told Reuters.
The report said Khashoggi never left the Saudi Consulate, adding that 15 Saudi’s, including officials, were present at the consulate same day. They had arrived in Istanbul on two flights on Tuesday and were at the consulate at the same time as the journalist, and left again the same day.
A senior Turkish police source told Middle East Eye that Khashoggi had been “brutally tortured, killed and cut into pieces. Everything was videotaped to prove the mission had been accomplished and the tape was taken out of the country”.
The diplomatic bags of the 15 Saudis visiting could not be opened told MEE, but Turkish intelligence was sure that Khashoggi’s remains were not in them. They had to be elsewhere. By the same token the source added, “The consulate is surrounded by cameras, no evidence of Khashoggi leaving was recorded on them.”
On Saturday, the Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s office said it had begun investigating the disappearance of the prominent journalist, who has been missing for four days. AK Party spokesman Ömer Çelik later said that Turkey would uncover the details about prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance and his whereabouts.
Jamal Khashoggi went into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul 1 p.m. on Oct. 2 to legalise some documents and never came out. Turkish security forces have now surrounded the building and the Saudi consul insists that he isn’t there.
هل يدخل معارض السفارة السعودية؟ تحولت السفارات إلى أوكار تجسس وتزوير أوراق وأحتفظ بالدليل القاطع حتى يحين وقت كشف أوراق هذه السفارات
— Madawi Al-Rasheed (@MadawiDr) October 2, 2018