9 thoughts on “Just a mirage

  1. Predictable says:

    “The US-Saudi relationship must be preserved – our national interest demands it” (FOX News) https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/the-us-saudi-relationship-must-be-preserved-our-national-interest-demands-it “I don’t want to talk about any of the facts,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told journalists before leaving Riyadh on Wednesday.
    President Donald Trump, who earlier warned of “severe punishment” if the kingdom was found culpable for Khashoggi’s disappearance, criticized the allegations against the kingdom and compared it to the accusations of sexual assault leveled against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing.
    “Here we go again with you’re guilty until proven innocent,” Mr. Trump told the AP in an interview.

  2. Body of evidence says:

    U.S. Senator refutes suggestions space aliens abducted journalist Jamal Khashoggi or that he fell “through a hole in the space-time continuum”. https://www.voanews.com/a/on-capitol-hill-more-scorn-on-saudi-arabia-over-khashoggi/4617697.html In fact, as the Saudi Govenment officials have stated, the 50 year old Washington Post columnist and dissident journalist entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and died after he got into a fight with members of a 15-person delegation who were there to meet him. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-45906396

    • Update says:

      “Turkey’s public prosecutor said Wednesday that Jamal Khashoggi was strangled and dismembered upon arrival at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul earlier this month as part of a premeditated plan to kill the prominent Saudi journalist and dispose of his body.
      The statement, delivered as Saudi Arabia’s own prosecutor left Istanbul for Riyadh, marked the most conclusive official description to date of what happened to the prominent journalist and Washington Post contributing columnist when he entered the diplomatic mission on Oct. 2.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/saudi-arabia-not-fully-cooperating-with-khashoggi-investigation-turkish-official-says/2018/10/31/804bfc2a-dc78-11e8-8bac-bfe01fcdc3a6_story.html?utm_term=.905b8174035f&wpisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1
      Meanwhile in the sidebar: “Indonesia has responded with outrage after Saudi Arabia executed an Indonesian domestic worker who was convicted of killing her Saudi employer — even though an activist group says the maid had been defending herself from being raped.
      Indonesian President Joko Widodo said Wednesday that he had called Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir to file a complaint and demand to know why Indonesia had not been notified that Tuti Tursilawati was to be executed Monday.
      The case highlights the tough position of many of the estimated 11 million foreign workers, from more than 100 nations, who reside in Saudi Arabia. An estimated 2.3 million of them work in households, often as maids.”

  3. Şerefsiz says:

    Al Jazeera News (11/11/18): The head of investigations at the Turkish Daily Sabah newspaper has told Al Jazeera that Jamal Khashoggi’s last words were “I’m suffocating … Take this bag off my head, I’m claustrophobic”, according to an audio recording from inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
    Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist, suffocated to death while a plastic bag covered his head, Nazif Karaman told Al Jazeera.
    Karaman said the murder lasted for about seven minutes, according to the recordings.
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that audio related to Khashoggi’s murder was shared with Saudi Arabia, the United States, Germany, France and Britain. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfhEEHqW0I0

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.