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  Reply # 2108834 16-Oct-2018 13:03
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An interrogation goes wrong so you cut up the body? Those Saudis have some interesting practices. I wonder what they do with camels.

 

 





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  Reply # 2108847 16-Oct-2018 13:21
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One source cautioned that a report was still being prepared and could change, CNN said. The other source said the report would likely conclude that the operation was carried out without clearance and that those involved will be held responsible, the news outlet said

 

Looks like the Saudi's have realised it is best to admit that it occurred and find a scapegoat which comes back to my earlier comment that the team who did this (if true) was at risk even if they were ordered too

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2108856 16-Oct-2018 13:37
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Your mission Rogue killers, should you choose/decide to accept it, ...

 

As always, should you or any of your Force be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This tape/disc will self-destruct in five/ten seconds. Good luck





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  Reply # 2108862 16-Oct-2018 13:47
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A country that does these kinds of things has no rule of law. Anyone who serves such masters must know that they will be sacrificed the moment that becomes convenient. 

 

 





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  Reply # 2109217 17-Oct-2018 07:33
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Rikkitic:

 

A country that does these kinds of things has no rule of law. Anyone who serves such masters must know that they will be sacrificed the moment that becomes convenient. 

 

 

Problem is that "these kinds of things" are also routine "business".

 

Policy can be influenced by money:

 

 The kingdom spent more than $19 million with Washington lobbying groups from the beginning of 2017 until now, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

 

You can hire US ex-servicemen to carry out political assassination:

 

 American Mercenaries Were Hired To Assassinate Politicians In The Middle East “There was a targeted assassination program in Yemen. I was running it. We did it.”

 

This is the result of conflict:

 

 

The UN is warning that the famine in Yemen is poised to be the worst famine in the world in 100 years.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2109863 17-Oct-2018 15:12
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So the WaPo has been given copies of passports of 7 Saudis (of possibly 15) Saudis who flew in to Istanbul - and out again - on the day Khashoggi was killed.  Saudi media are referring to them as "tourists". (It's about 4 1/2 hours each way - 9 hours return seems a bit much for a day trip).  The Saudi consul has left Istanbul.

 

Khashoggi was going to be there on the day, pre-arranged as he'd visited the embassy in September to request a copy of a divorce certificate (he was intending to re-marry), to be told that he'd have to return on 2 October (the day he was killed) to collect it.

 

There are still reports that there was in fact audio recorded on his apple watch, detailing how he was dragged into a room, put on a table, drugged, then dismembered.

 

Pompeo met with the Crown Prince to discuss the serious Khashoggi situation, perhaps a photo says more than a thousand words:

 

 

Trump continues as expected:

 


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  Reply # 2110040 17-Oct-2018 21:14
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The famine situation in Yemen is occurring primarily because Saudi Arabia is blocking the ports.

Hunger. One of the oldest weapons of war.

Should be illegal. Probably is actually.



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  Reply # 2110067 17-Oct-2018 21:48
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gzt: The famine situation in Yemen is occurring primarily because Saudi Arabia is blocking the ports.

Hunger. One of the oldest weapons of war.

Should be illegal. Probably is actually.

 

Ironically and sadly J Khashoogi has inadvertantly drawn more attention of recent to the Saudi regime then any number of NGOs calls of attention to what is going on in Yemen


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  Reply # 2110830 19-Oct-2018 10:45
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gzt: The famine situation in Yemen is occurring primarily because Saudi Arabia is blocking the ports.

Hunger. One of the oldest weapons of war.

Should be illegal. Probably is actually.

 

Ironically and sadly J Khashoogi has inadvertantly drawn more attention of recent to the Saudi regime then any number of NGOs calls of attention to what is going on in Yemen

 

 

Putin will be laughing his head off.  Worshipped by Trump despite killing a few hundred journalists, now Trump's relationship with SA is under pressure because they killed one.
I understand that in the wake of this, some official in SA suggested that if the US sanction them, then Russia could be allowed to set up a permanent military base in SA.




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  Reply # 2111002 19-Oct-2018 14:43
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Looks like the Saudi's are working on who the scapegoat can be to try and placate everyone and protect the King and in particular the Prince

 

I suspect (or rather assume) Turkey and the US will also be both using this as opportunity to achieve other goals too

 

In short Saudi is looking to minimise damage and Turkey to take advantage of it  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2111361 20-Oct-2018 11:56
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So the latest is the Saudis admitting that he "Died in a fight at the consulate". Wonder who will be the first to officially point out that is pretty difficult to fight if you are tied to a chair.




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  Reply # 2111414 20-Oct-2018 12:57
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Dingbatt: So the latest is the Saudis admitting that he "Died in a fight at the consulate". Wonder who will be the first to officially point out that is pretty difficult to fight if you are tied to a chair.

 

Well that is what their state controlled media are saying and it is to be expected they would take the mildest view, let us see how the world responds esp. Turkey and what if any real consequences occur e.g. whether the Saudi's will hand over those who carried out this for trial. I expect the Saudi's will be offering lots of 'concessions' to the US and Turkey to take the heat out...

 

And lots of unanswered questions too, presumably they will now say where the 'body' is?

 

 


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  Reply # 2111425 20-Oct-2018 14:27
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I'll sleep well tonight knowing that Justice will prevail in this case. Oh wait: that'd be inconvenient for trade, wouldn't it?

 

I'm sure the good people of the Saudi govt will find a scapegoat or three to take the rap.


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  Reply # 2111783 21-Oct-2018 10:40
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I can't really get wound up about this poor guys demise because governments have been killing opponents around the world like this since the beginning of time and 99 times out of a 100 there are no dissenting voices.

 

Some are blatant like this one to send a message and others fly under the radar.

 

The list of countries that haven't done it will be pretty short.

 

 




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  Reply # 2111794 21-Oct-2018 11:09
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SJB:

 

I can't really get wound up about this poor guys demise because governments have been killing opponents around the world like this since the beginning of time and 99 times out of a 100 there are no dissenting voices.

 

Some are blatant like this one to send a message and others fly under the radar.

 

The list of countries that haven't done it will be pretty short.

 

 

Agreed in that if this wasn't done so blatantly (which suggest arrogance in addition to incompetence) i.e. he had a 'car accident' few would pay attention

 

Some good may come of it as it raises the spotlight on a number points such as

 

  • The nature of the Saudi regime i.e. human rights (rated among the worse in the world), the war in Yemen
  • The US relationship with Saudi
  • Maybe a positive shift in the political dynamics of the region? (good on Turkey for not caving into pressure or a cover-up...so far)
  • The safety of journalists

Let's see what response NZ takes (if anything) over the next few days or weeks


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