Whether the USA takes the Saudi`s to task over the death of khashoggi or not wouldn`t have to do with Saudi Arabia being an Oil rich country and an ally of the United states would it ?
The case of Jamal Khashoggi
Saudi Arabia now admits that Khashoggi is dead but says he died after a fist fight broke out at the consulate.
This is ridiculous, the political equivalent of 'the dog ate my homework.'
Trump has said this crap is a credible explanation for what happened.
None of this is surprising.
Whatever explanation as to the cause of death is given an autopsy will reveal torture but only if there is a body to examine. No body surely indicates some form of foul play and no explanation for a disappearing dead body is credible.
If the execution squad was selected and sent by the Prince, who has now had some of that group arrested or under investigation.
He will probably find it hard now, to select people for these madman missions, possible killing off the group members as they are likely to be very talkative at and states investigation. /coverup.His grip on power damaged beyond repair, who can trust him now.?
Lol trust? Why would you have ever trusted him in the first place? Why would you “trust” any world leader?
This whole situation highlights the seeming naiveté that people operate under. The saudis have killed others in the short time since this came to light. So have the iranians. And the turks. And on and on.
This guy is getting notice because the wapost is making it an issue. They like the mb. They paid this guy to advocate for the mb.
I'd love to know exactly what action people think the US should take in this case and, if they do, whether they are meant to take that action for any similar case by any other country. Then, how they will differentiate between legitimate cases and fakes incidents by countries and people who want to use the US for their own ends which a rigid, predetermined response makes simple.
I don't care that this guy died. He's nothing todo with us and we shouldn't be getting in knots over it. This is only a story because the media want it to be and consider him a journalist which he wasn't - he didn't report news.
Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi was a Saudi Arabian journalist, author, and a former general manager and editor-in-chief of Al-Arab News Channel. He also served as editor for the Saudi Arabian newspaper Al Watan, turning it into a platform for Saudi Arabian progressives.
You want to dismiss him as a journalist because conservatives have always been destroyed by journalists. Trump is the only one so far to fight back with any success. Free press is a liberal staple. Of course they are going to highlight this news item as a way to undermine conservatives and Trump. Conservatives have launched a smear campaign on Khashoggi to provide a soft spot for their base to land.
Like a number of issues, you’ve got top GOP fighting amongst each other. The Senate knows exactly how much Trump loves SA because Trump has said so. Even GOP Senators are not willing to turn a blind eye for the sake of money. They don’t want to send the message that the USA can be bought off in the face of egregious behavior.
If you don’t think murder in the interest of shutting down free speech is an issue that is your privilege. It smacks of ignorance.