7 thoughts on “Part of something larger

  1. Plot thickens says:

    The Turkish government has told U.S. officials that it has audio and video recordings that prove Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul this month, according to U.S. and Turkish officials.
    The recordings show that a Saudi security team detained Khashoggi in the consulate after he walked in Oct. 2 to obtain an official document before his upcoming wedding, then killed him and dismembered his body, the officials said.
    On Wednesday, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle wrote to Trump and asked him to impose sanctions against anyone found responsible for Khashoggi’s disappearance, including Saudi leaders. The lawmakers invoked the Global Magnitsky Act, giving the president 120 days to make a decision. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/turks-tell-us-officials-they-have-audio-and-video-recordings-that-support-conclusion-khashoggi-was-killed/2018/10/11/119a119e-cd88-11e8-920f-dd52e1ae4570_story.html?utm_term=.911c5d8ae60b&wpisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1

    • Curiouser and curiouser says:

      Turkey’s investigation into the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has revealed recordings made on his Apple Watch purportedly indicating he was tortured and killed, a Turkish newspaper reported on Saturday. (Reuters October 13, 2018 / 2:17 AM) https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-politics-dissident/turkey-obtains-recordings-of-saudi-journalists-purported-killing-paper-idUSKCN1MN08G “The moments when Khashoggi was interrogated, tortured and murdered were recorded in the Apple Watch’s memory,” the paper said, adding that the watch had synched with his iPhone, which his fiancée was carrying outside the consulate.
      Two senior Turkish officials previously told Reuters that Khashoggi had been wearing a black Apple watch when he entered the consulate and that it was connected to a mobile phone he left outside. However, it was not clear whether data from Khashoggi’s watch could have been transmitted to his phone outside, or how investigators could have retrieved it without obtaining the watch themselves.
      Technology experts say it is highly unlikely the watch could have recorded actions inside the embassy and uploaded them to an iCloud account. Most models of the watch require that it be within 30 to 50 feet (9-15 meters) of the iPhone that it is paired with to upload data to Apple’s iCloud, they said. Even newer models that can communicate with the cloud directly via wireless require either connection to a nearby WiFi network or a type of cellular connection that is not available in Turkey, the experts say.

  2. Puzzling Evidence™ says:

    Donald Trump Jr. Peddles Tweet Linking Jamal Khashoggi To ‘Jihadists’ https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-jr-jamal-khashoggi-tweet_us_5bc14ddce4b0bd9ed55a59db The president’s eldest son tweeted an exchange between conservative journalists who were apparently trying to smear Khashoggi.
    “Why Is Trump’s Favorite Publisher Selling Saudi Propaganda? The New Kingdom magazine is an American-made love letter to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.” (Vanity Fair 4/24/18) https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/04/why-is-trumps-favorite-publisher-selling-saudi-propaganda
    “David Pecker, Chief of National Enquirer’s Publisher, Is Said to Get Immunity in Trump Inquiry” (NYT Aug 23, 2018) https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/23/us/politics/david-pecker-immunity-trump.html “…After Mr. Trump became president, he rewarded Mr. Pecker’s loyalty with a White House dinner to which the media executive brought a guest with important ties to the royals in Saudi Arabia. At the time, Mr. Pecker was pursuing business there while also hunting for financing for acquisitions, The New York Times reported in March.”

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